Helping You Buy

Buy with the best in the Southwest Minneapolis lakes area and Edina

There's nothing we take more seriously than helping people find new homes they love. That's why we have access to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) in three different areas, keeping you informed of new listings from virtually any MLS Company. We'll also spend time learning your personal real estate needs, based on:

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Getting a pre-approved mortgage is a great way to get started. With a mortgage approval, you will be in a better position to negotiate with sellers. You will also be able to close on a property quicker than other buyers. This shows the seller how serious you are about the property, and it will make the seller more comfortable working with you. In a "seller's market," or where supplies are limited, a pre-approved mortgage is essential.


If you decide to apply for a mortgage, you will need to supply information in regard to your income, expenses, and obligations. For a full list of the items you need to bring, please contact us. Got bad credit? That's okay. Many lenders will help you find a solution to your credit problems. We work with various mortgage companies that can help you.

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Flipping through pictures of possible homes might not be so bad, but researching local trends, market values and other vital info can be daunting. 


A curated shopping experience with recommendations specifically tailored to meet or excess your expectations.



Spend hundreds of hours online searching for potential properties.


Curated house-hunting process & only invest your attention in properties that actually meet your requirements.



Rely only on your own knowledge of the market & invest significant time in gathering information from all over.


Work with an agent who has knowledge and remarkable experience in the local market, with countless awards, thousands of transactions, & decades of experience.



Unless you have some sort of insider knowledge, or crystal ball, you’re not gonna know as much as you should about certain neighborhoods. To learn these things, you’re gonna have to do some internetting, hop on Yelp or ask around a bit.


With years of experience under my belt, I'm a true local expert. I can tell you all about the school districts, zoning codes, and where to find everything from the hottest coffee to the coldest ice cream.



Even if you’re a skilled poker player and have a black-belt in negotiation, it’s still important to do your research. You’ll be working directly with the Selling Agent & trust that you’re not being taken advantage of throughout negotiations & closing.


Thanks to our vast knowledge of market conditions and comp sales, I’ll be able to help you drum up a competitive offer at the best possible price. I’ll fight to protect your interests.

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A few of our amazing clients.

“If you are considering selling your home, you may be apprehensive and nervous about the process. Whether this is from never having sold a home before or from having had a bad experience selling, those feelings are real. And they can negatively impact your decision-making. You can, however, lay any worries or hesitations to rest with Owner Options Realty. You can do this because you will be in the best of hands with Scott Harness, as Owner Options Realty delivers on its promises. First, you will indeed save thousands on the sale of your home. There simply is no reason to pay a higher commission; you would neither receive better service nor secure a better outcome. Second, regarding this service, there is no hyperbole in their promise of the highest quality customer service. We experienced this from Scott and his team, and so will you. For just one example, the photographs and virtual home tour created by his team could not have showcased our home any better. This is one area that we were quite particular about as we felt no one could know, as well as we could, how to highlight a home that we had loved for so many years. We were wrong. There is no question that the gorgeous, high-quality pictures and virtual home tour they created brought more buyers to our home, and aided in its quick sale. And this was no additional cost to us. As well as receiving fantastic service from Scott and his team, we received the same from vendors he recommended. When our much valued handyman retired, a recommendation from Scott proved invaluable for both our listed as well as our newly purchased property. This handyman was excellent, and he was also abundantly trustworthy and reasonably priced. We were saved the time and effort it takes to find a new one. Another important recommendation was a home stager who made important changes to which we were otherwise oblivious. These changes did not involve furniture rentals, nor did it involve services of any kind that resulted in a four-figure bill - which we thought was inevitable. The cost was only $250, and the service more than paid for itself. To say that the resulting impact to photography and, more importantly, to in-person showings was great is an understatement; it was the best deal in town. Also, this stager came with a network of resources for addressing any home improvement. We'll have this list to consult going forward, for any place we call home. Knowing that these vendors have already been vetted and approved is another time-saver for us. I can’t say enough about how happy we are that we worked with Scott. It was a relief to know that selling your home can be a seamless and satisfying experience, and that it can also be ultimately validating. If you work with Scott, you’ll have no second guesses, no regrets, as you’ll know you've had the best possible outcome. We will be recommending Owner Options Realty to family and friends, and we'll have Scott on speed dial should we decide to sell or purchase in the future.”

Sue K

“Scott gave us good advice on marketing our home. We had a contract after one week, and for more than I thought we'd get. We've worked with Scott on a purchase, and now a sale. In both cases I thought we were well represented. I'd recommend him to anyone.”


“We worked with Scott in search of our first home and highly recommend his guidance and expertise. Scott took the time to learn what we were looking for and was quick to scout the market for new and upcoming possible matches. With Scott, we found an honest realtor who helped talk us through what to look for as we toured homes, pointing out the good and also what would require work for a new homeowner. Scott was quick to respond to our calls, offered sound advice and was an advocate for our needs during the process. There's a reason Scott has worked with multiple members of my family over the years, and that reason is that when buying a home you want somebody you can trust and who truly is invested and present in helping you find the best home for your needs. That realtor is Scott Harness”

Joseph Mitchell