Your Hometown Real Estate Broker
Carissa was born and raised in Lawrence Lake, MN and currently lives just north of Nashwauk with her fiance, daughter (8) and stepsons (18) and (20). Carissa and her family enjoy all that Northern Minnesota has to offer, from fishing and snowmobiling to camping and ATVing, which gives her a vast knowledge of the area lakes, trails and recreational areas.
With over six years of experience in the real estate field, Carissa has learned the business from the ground up – first starting out doing the basic office work, and then growing into a successful full-time agent. When asked how she enjoys being a Realtor, she will tell you that she honestly looks forward to going to work every day! “I love my job and there is nothing more rewarding the seeing the smile on my clients face, whether it is a result of selling their current property, finding their dream home, or digging up that prime piece of hunting land,” Carissa says.
As a full-time real estate professional, balancing work and family can be a challenging role. But Carissa seems to be able to do a good job at that as well, and even finds additional time to give back to the community as a representative of the Nashwauk Area on The Greenway Joint Recreation Association, and also President of the Emerald Ice Figure Skating Club. So if you are looking for a great agent who can juggle a lot of responsibilities and who knows how to get the job one well, give Carissa a call today to set up a consultation to talk about your real estate needs.
Here’s What Clients Have to Say…
“We are happy homeowners thanks to a treasure in your office, Carissa McIlwain. We started our search unrepresented. We just happened to reconnect with Carissa, whom we have known for many years, during a showing of a home she was listing. Her knowledge was, and is, incredible. She knows the history of the area, and often the history of individual homes. She knows about building construction and quality, or lack thereof. She identifies considerations important to consider for re-sale.
Carissa has a wonderful ability to read her clients. She puts this quality to work exclusively for her clients’ interests. By listening to us and our individual taste, she basically knew before we did which house matched us best. But, she never pushed. Only when we asked did she respond with her opinion.
Carissa was highly responsive. The poor woman ALWAYS makes herself available, and does so without a note of hesitation in her voice. She gives her clients the sense that she really enjoys what she does (which, unfortunately for her, may lead clients to take advantage of her generosity with her time… as no doubt we did).
Carissa went above and beyond what was expected. In attempting to close on the house we were purchasing, we ran into a few snags, which nearly killed the deal. The sales agent put in little time and effort to keep the deal alive. Carissa was the exact opposite. She spent time researching our issues and pushed for answers, which helped save the deal. The sales agent has no idea how much she owes Carissa, who easily could have let the deal fall apart, and simply await the spring wave of new houses to hit the sales market for us to shop.
A huge thank you to Carissa for everything she has done…we highly recommend her!” - Nichole and Steve Arbour
“The market was tough during the sale period. Very good recommendations were made in the sale period resulting in a very good sale price.”- Matthew & Eloise Brletuch
Contact Carissa below about Grand Rapids/Itasca County MN Real Estate and Surrounding Areas or find her on Facebook!