TOP REAL ESTATE AGENT IN MINNESOTA DEANNA BENNETT
Top Agent Deanna Bennett of The Deanna Bennett team in Duluth, Minnesota is one of the most successful agents in the region, having sold over $32 million dollars in 2016 alone, and $224 million over the course of her career. Yet, she has a hard time thinking of herself as such, and remains in many ways the same humble woman who came to the industry via a waitressing job back in 1998.
“I was waitressing when my kids were little,” says Deanna, “and I’d wait on a broker who would say, ‘hey, you should come work for us.’ I decided why not give it a try, and my first year in the business I was named Rookie of the Year, and I just fell in love with the industry.”
Currently working with a team of two that consists of Realtor Casey Scrignoli and Agent Assistant/Design Coordinator Megan Gagner, Deanna sells primarily in Duluth and its immediate outskirts. “I like selling the areas I know well,” she says.
Her many clients appreciate the exemplary customer service and sincere dedication she shows every one of them, regardless of the price point of the transaction. This concern has translated into a staggering sixty-one glowing, five-star reviews on Zillow. One of these reads: “Deanna and her team are great! Each of them went WAY beyond the call of duty searching out our home and then negotiating and protecting us through the purchase. They treated us like family, yet responsibly handled our business like the pros that they are! We have, and will continue, to recommend them to family and friends. You will love having them on your side.”
Appreciative clients have provided Deanna with a business that is based almost 90% on referrals and repeat customers. A reason for this loyalty is her dependence on one of commerce’s most basic philosophies: the customer is king. “The one thing I learned in the service industry is that my clients always come first,” she says. “That’s kind of what I’ve used as my motto. “Being too busy is never an excuse, their needs come before anyone else’s.”
While her client relations ethos might lean towards the traditional, Deanna’s marketing prowess is decidedly cutting-edge. “We always try to stay on the cusp of any new technology,” she says. “We utilize a company that produces our drone photography, high-resolution photos and 3D tours. It’s really about doing anything that makes our listing stand out compared to others.”
Even after almost twenty years in the business, Deanna remains passionate about real estate. “Every day is different, every day is a challenge, and every person is special,” she says. “I would say that those three things keep me addicted to what I do. I love my clients. It’s a lot of fun, most days.”
When she’s not working, Deanna can be found spending time with her children and her three grandchildren, at the gym, or with her boyfriend at a motocross track. She also gives back to her community via donations to multiple charities.
Moving into the future, Deanna’s plan is to grow her business, and possibly her team. She refuses, however, to do so if it entails sacrificing any of the reputation she has developed for being the very best real estate team in Duluth.
For more information about Deanna Bennett, please call 213-343-8444 or email: DBennett@mzr.com