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Our goal, our passion, is making the process of buying, selling, or owning a home easy, efficient, enjoyable, and rewarding for you; “making real estate easy for you”. See what our past clients and customers have to say! A copy of all testimonials can be viewed upon request in their original state as sent from clients, customers, peers, and colleagues.
Eric and Gina Siefert, Kenosha, WI
"I highly recommend Pete from Mastermind, REALTORS, he did a wonderful job and this was the smoothest transition in selling our house. Thanks Pete
Cory and Kristin Holloway, Kenosha, WI
"Hey we just bought our home in Kenosha, WI and are really excited to move in and renovate and make it ours, Mastermind, REALTORS was great and if you’re looking for somebody to help you find your next home, reach out to Mastermind, REALTORS."
Dave and Laura Dallmeyer, Delavan, WI
"Hi, Pete did a wonderful job, fantastic job in helping us buy, and sell our house; I’d recommend him to anyone, absolutely anyone."
Hernan Morandi, and Mariela Spinelli-Rodriguez, Caledonia, WI
"So, we’re very happy to say that we’re homeowners, we came to the (United) States a year and a half ago, we didn’t have a clue, any clue on how to buy a house, so we want to thank Pete (O’Connor) for helping us and walking us through and making this process which was new for us a nice process and which will bring good memories for us in the future."
Dennis and Cheryl Zwaga, Franksville, WI
"Well, we’re quite happy, right Cheryl? I think that we’re happy and amazed that the house sold after being showed for one day, and we have the check to prove it. Thank you!"
Brian and Tiffany Horensky, Kenosha, WI
"Thank you Pete! This went better then we ever thought it could be, and it was a lot more painless then I thought it would be. Thank you Pete!"
Derek and Joy Lee, Elmwood Park, WI
"Pete O’Connor is the guy you want in your corner. Sometimes things don’t go smoothly, so he’s definitely the man you want when you buy or sell a home."
Denise Nagode, Winthrop Harbor, IL
"I just wanted to let everybody know how thankful I am that Pete O’Connor (Mastermind, REALTORS) was our agent. He did a great job and was always very helpful and I hope that everybody else that works with him has as much luck with him as I had."
Rich and Jessa Miehle, Sturtevant, WI
"I just wanted to say that it’s been a crazy process with how the market has been, but Pete (O’Connor) has been absolutely amazing and accommodating the whole time, we really couldn’t have asked for a better Realtor. Thank you so much Pete, we really appreciate all you’ve done for us."
Darrell and Kenda Caudell, and August and Barbara Baumgart, Genoa City, WI
"Thanks Pete! You were wonderful, we greatly appreciated all of your efforts and in sticking with us. So thank you through all of the nonsense we’ve been through, we greatly appreciate it and all your efforts in getting this done. Thanks again!"
April and Julio Villavicencio, Kenosha, WI
"Thank you Pete. Thanks Pete for all the help and being patient with all the questions and all the concerns that we had. It was a good experience, a great experience! Thank you very much!"
Derek Cook, Zion IL
"I just wanted to say that she (Jessica Stryjewski) is amazing and the best Realtor that I have ever worked with in my life. I'm very happy that I got in touch with her, and Jessica (Stryjewski) is amazing."
Ralph Petrek, Pewaukee, WI
“Pete is a great real-estate agent. I would not hesitate to use him again for any future real estate needs. He is knowledge, ethical, and dedicated to customer service. He shows up and works hard. Ralph”
Jeff and Katie Differt, Door County, WI
“I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work. Without it, I don’t think we would have sold the house that quick. If you ever need a recommendation, please let me know – I’ll vouch for you to no end. Again it has been great working with you. Thanks for all the patience and all the help. Best of luck in the future!”
Igor and Yanina Vynarchuk, Wind Point, WI
“Pete is a great real estate agent. He took time to understand what we were looking for, made great recommendations and was always patient with our ever-changing and developing requirements. He was also fantastic throughout the negotiation process, saving us money above and beyond what we were targeting for. We highly recommend Pete for any of your real estate needs.”
Virginia Murphy, Kenosha, WI (Loan Officer at Gateway Mortgage)
“Pete is a high-octane realtor who thinks fast, works fast, always answers by the third ring, and is tri-lingual — fluent in Conventional, FHA and VA . When I start working on a client’s mortgage application, I’m always relieved to learn that Pete is the listing agent or the selling agent on the Offer to Purchase– highly recommended. Virginia Murphy”
Eric Scharber, Tampa, FL
“Pete is a great guy! Hard working and as honest as they come. He’ll do everything in his power to ensure his clients are 100% satisfied. You can’t go wrong working with him!”
Steve Favill, Brookfield, WI
“Working with Pete O’Connor was always a good experience. Thanks to his experience in the forces, Pete had the self-discipline and attention to detail that was needed with certain situations, and he had a common bond with customers who were former or current service personnel. One of the good guys!”
Brian and Daisy Genz, Kenosha, WI
“Pete assisted us in re-locating to Wisconsin while my wife was transitioning to a new job and I was deployed to Iraq. Pete’s expert knowledge of his profession, coupled with his outcome-oriented commitment to our successful transition, was a much-needed element of reliability and during a chaotic time. I can’t say enough about how much his professionalism and integrity meant to me while I was serving overseas. We will definitely look to Pete O’Connor next time we’re in the real estate market, and will recommend him to friends and colleagues every chance we get!”
Dale and Jennifer Hedrick, Paddock Lake, WI
“Pete is an amazing real estate agent and went above and beyond the call of duty to help us find the perfect house. We have worked with other real estate agents, and their quality of work was nothing compared to the amazing job that Pete did for us. If/when we are ever looking to purchase another piece of property, we will not give it a second thought – we would not even consider working with anyone else but Pete.”
Maurie and Javier Gomez, San Diego, CA
“After using another Realtor and trying to sell my house “For Sale By Owner” – I met with Pete to list my house and was very impressed by how personable and professional he is. He conducted a thorough assessment of my home and compiled a marketing plan and home value range I was very happy with. He kept me informed of all showing feedback and was always quick to return calls or contact me immediately with new information – a very hands-on agent. Pete’s knowledge and experience played a key part in getting my home SOLD quickly in a challenging market. I would definitely recommend Pete to others in need of a Realtor.”
Bob and Maureen Spencer, Kenosha, WI
“We were looking for a long time, we spent a lot of time and many weekends with our agent trying to find the one (home). There were times when we overall got frustrated and wanted to give up. However, Pete wouldn’t let us!”
Jim Chiappetta, Coldwell Banker Residential, Racine, WI
“Readily available to answer questions or concerns… handled in a professional manner…helpful throughout the process…handled efficiently.”
Tim and Natalie Marciniak, Kenosha, WI
“We would like to take a moment of your time to let you know about the superior performance of Mr. Pete O’Connor. As first time homebuyers, we came into the real estate market with little knowledge of the home buying process. When we first contacted Pete to be our agent, he provided us with a helpful folder full of information on the current market and how to prepare ourselves for the home buying process. Prior to our first round of showings, Pete clearly explained his role as a buyer agent. Pete was available day and night to answer questions and consistently rearranged his schedule so that showings fit our work schedules. For all 35+ showings, Pete drove us to and from each home and helped us determine the pros and cons of each home. He expertly handled agents of sellers and conducted himself professionally through the offer and counter-offer process (he even came to our places of work to promptly present offers/counteroffers). Moreover, Pete has a great personality and sense of humor. When we felt like we were never going to find the perfect home, he assured us that the ups and downs we were feeling were normal and that we would find a home we loved–he wasn’t kidding; Pete contacted us in April regarding a home he had seen that fit all of our needs. He scheduled a showing, we fell in love with the home, and we had an accepted offer two hours later! Pete even came to our home inspection! Pete’s knowledge of the current market, home construction, and people skills made buying our first home a fun, smooth and memorable experience. Pete is a rare find in the Kenosha real estate market. He truly cares about the wellbeing of his clients. In fact, we actually miss going on showings with him. From start to finish, we have been noting short of impressed with Pete O’Connor, and Scott Spieker; we have and will continue to refer our friends and family to both Pete and your brokerage!”
Dale and Jennifer Hedrick, from Salem, WI
“Thank you so much for everything that you did for us during the home buying process. I know that this card is long overdue, but Jen and I wanted to let you know how grateful we area for all of the time, energy and miles that you put in in helping us find the perfect home. You went way beyond your duties as a Realtor, and we definitely think that your not just our Realtor, but more importantly our friend.”
Tony Rogers, Kenosha, WI
“Satisfied! Advised me through each step of the transaction.”
Jill Brown, Century 21 White Real Estate, Kenosha
“Pete was always available and very professional; Excellent job.”
Mike and Sue Robillard, Kenosha, WI
“Thank you for making the sale of our home stress-free and enjoyable. Pete was very professional and he went that extra mile for us…he was always there for us! You are a true professional and we will be giving you referrals.”
John and Amber Hawkinson, Kenosha, WI
“I just wanted to thank you, sincerely, for everything you did for Amber and I and the boys. Your professionalism and friendship couldn’t have come at a better time…actually, 5 months earlier would have been better, but that was my fault. While we certainly could have come out ahead had we gone with you from the beginning, I’m satisfied where we came out at the end in the conditions that we were facing. You did everything you could, beat the bushes, and didn’t give up. That’s the resolve that I needed when leaving Amber and the boys back there to do this “on their own”. Thank you again for everything, and if I know of people heading that way, you are ALWAYS the first person I bring up if they’re thinking selling or buying. Pete was awesome. told us straight up, no beating around the bush. Helped us in a very unfortunate circumstance. Was recommended to us from my Husband’s co-workers at the Naval base.”
Debra Bingham, Century 21 Savaglio and Cape
“Pete and the seller went out of their way to answer my Buyer’s many questions!”
Annelize Potgieter, Kenosha, WI
“Could not have asked for a better Realtor. Pete was excellent, will definitely use him again.”
Jennifer and Michael Baidas
“I am writing to you regarding Pete O’Connor. Pete was our real estate agent during the Summer, ending with the closing of our first home in August. We are a military family and during that time, I was pregnant and my Husband was deployed for most of that time. Under the circumstances, I felt very comfortable and overwhelmed making real estate decisions by myself, but Pete made the entire process easy and took his time explaining the terms and helping me to make educated and reasonable decisions. Pete helped us to buy our first home and for that I am incredibly grateful to him. I believe that Pete is a great asset to anyone looking to buy a home, but especially to families serving the military because he understands the trials of military life. We truly appreciate all of Pete’s help and hard work and would glady recommend him to anyone looking to buy a home and work with him again given the opportunity.”
Clarence and Juanita Pinion, Kenosha, WI
“Pete was great and we just loved working with him. Very professional and just great experience.”
Derek and Joy Lee, Sturtevant, WI
“Very professional, very thorough, made the closing of both homes easy!”
Russ L. Roberson, Ph.D, and Linda M. Roberson, Kenosha, WI
“The purpose of this letter is to express our thanks for the job performance of Pete O’Connor relative to the sale of our property at 9427 74th Place, Kenosha, Wisconsin 53142.
We contracted with Pete for the sale of our home in December 2006 and recently sold our home in August 2007. In this most difficult market, Pete kept a continual focus on our property with open houses, etc.
Yet, the most important thing he did for us was drive the closing of our home by helping locate a lender for the purchaser. The purchaser had difficulty obtaining a loan; we even tried to help with contacts at our own bank. In the end it was Pete who found the correct lender and, in essence, saved the sale. Pete’s dedication and resolve to help us sell our house was the key factor in the sale of our home in this most difficult market.”
Julie Justiniano, Kenosha, WI
“Just wanted to let you know our neighbor said that our house was on the market for a while and then you took it over and it sold right away. They were REALLY impressed and said that when they go to sell their other house, they will get your information and utilize your services. See how word travels fast… Just thought you would like a warm fuzzy for the day :) ”
Ann Schmeling, Pleasant Prairie, WI
“We wanted to send you a special thank you for all of the hard work and time you spent away from your family to help us find a special place to begin ours. We sincerely believe this process would not have been so easy had it not been for you.”
“We were in continuous communication…absolutely satisfied…he made the process much less stressful.”
Aaron and Erika Ford, Kenosha, WI
“We highly recommend Stephen “Pete” O’Connor. He works with integrity and can be counted on to follow thru. Pete properly positioned and priced our home to sell. He also went the extra mile and helped shovel the walk for open houses and even lent us his ladder when we prepared the house for sale.
Pete kept us constantly informed on the status of our home. We arranged weekly phone calls, and Pete always called on time and was prepared with the latest update. He e-mailed us Internet and hotline reports so we would know how often our house was being reviewed. Pete personally hosted all open houses and called us afterwards with feedback and leads. Pete created full color marketing booklets for potential buyers to take home and printed fliers for the sign in our front yard. He checked frequently to replenish these materials so we didn’t run out. Pete listened to our suggestions on target marketing areas and took out newspaper ads in northern Illinois and Wisconsin. For each ad taken out Pete supplied us with copies for our records. He also leveraged his connections at the North Chicago naval base to generate additional leads.”
Jeff and Sue Wyatt, Kenosha, WI
“Thanks! We love our new house and just want you to know how great you were through this selling and buying process. Thanks for getting us thru the glitches and keeping us sane.”
Brad Logsdon, Pleasant Prairie, WI
“(We) send our sincerest thank you for all of the hard work you have done in order to insure a smooth and timely purchase of our first home! You were and are one of the kindest and most professional individuals that (we) have dealt with. Words in this email cannot describe the cluster of emotions that (we) are experiencing right now so I’ll just stick with — thank you very much!!”
Charles Strehlow, Kenosha, WI
“Mr. O’Connor made it easy as he could to sell our house. I would recommend him to everyone that I know that is selling or buying. I’m very pleased with your handling the sale of my home. You handled all the bidders for our house. And letting us know who accepted our offer. Getting all the paper work ready for us to sign, the advertising of our home. Letting us know what has to be done. Keeping on top of the buyer, making sure everything is keeping on schedule. You have gone beyond your duty.”
Kirk and Erin Newcomb, Racine, WI
“Pete was very professional and thorough. He always made us aware of all documents, etc. immediately–he kept constant communication… Great!”
Ray and Joanne Scuglik, DePere, WI
“Pete was always available, if we had questions…communications was very open. …We feel Pete went above and beyond what we expected. Would recommend Pete. He did an excellent job”