Jason Tangen of Shrewd Real Estate checks on details of a property with a homeowner during a listing appointment Tuesday, Sept. 22. 2020, in St. Cloud. (Photo: Dave Schwarz, [email protected])
“I need more space” is more than a breakup line as potential homebuyers shop around during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over the summer, Jason Tangen — realtor and owner of Shrewd Real Estate in Sauk Rapids and board president of the St. Cloud Area Association of Realtors — saw a shift in what homebuyers were looking for as they shopped for a new place to live amid a pandemic that has altered many habits and decisions for seven months.
“Obviously, lakeshore went kaboom,” Tangen said last week of increased interest in waterfront properties.
That’s a statewide trend, Minnesota Realtors CEO Chris Galler said last week. Minnesota Realtors represents more than 21,000 agents in the state. Many saw their