I’ve had the pleasure of working with some really great people and families in St. Louis, Carlton County and beyond…I’m grateful my clients have given me the 5-star rating through Zillow.  Here’s what a few of them have to say…

“Shari Vinje is an excellent realtor. My house was sold within a month of listing with her. I had listed with another agency for 8 months prior. The selling experience was less stressful due to Shari’s vast experience and knowledge in the housing market. Shari is a very educated agent who will tell you exactly how the process goes and what to expect. She kept in constant communication with me and was a fabulous negotiator. I have recommended Shari to my friends and they have had the same positive results. Total satisfaction. Thanks Shari”
Clare Balow – Cloquet MN

“We were delighted with Shari’s attention to detail and prompt response to every question, phone call, etc. She made the sale of our home almost effortless on our part. Her knowledge of the real estate market in our area was valuable to ensure a prompt sale. Thank you, Shari! We are pleased to recommend you to anyone we know!!”

Dennis & Lynda Nordstrom, Esko, MN 

Shari, We really enjoyed working with you and for all your advice and expertise. It sold our house quickly. Faye Beth and Dick Pingry – Esko, MN 

THANK YOU! It was so easy to work with you, you need to be congratulated and thanked immensely!! Elaine – for Agnes and Wilbert Benko – Cloquet, MN 

“Right from our first contact with her, Shari was attentive, thorough and very hard working. The property listing was well put together and very accessible. She followed through on every detail from start to finish, made sure we were up-to-the-minute on the status of showings, offers and throughout the sale and closing process. Shari is friendly, sincere and was very driven to deliver the best possible service and representation for us as sellers. Thank you, Shari, for all your hard work and for making a stressful event run smoothly and successfully. I will certainly recommend your service to others.” Trish and Don Winberg – Duluth MN 

“Friends encouraged us to call Forefront Realty when an out-of-state transfer required us to sell our home. We are so thankful we took their advice. Shari worked closely with us at every stage of this process. Her professionalism and organization combined with her incredible eye for detail and ability to think “out of the box” when necessary was the key to selling our home in this tricky market. Expertise like this only comes with experience. Forefront Reality exceeded all our expectations. Shari is the kind of real estate agent who understands that you are selling/buying a home not just a house. Shari’s expertise and professionalism are beyond compare.
Thank you Shari!”
Maura and Stephen Goessling Esko MN 

We were very pleased with Shari’s work ethic and honesty. We were actually out of state when our offer came in and Shari worked diligently to keep the communication going. Shari knew what needed to be done and was successful in getting it done. We would definitely recommend her services! Tim & Kristi Johnson, Esko, MN 

Tom and I appreciate your assistance with the sale of our cabin. You were very responsive to our requests and kept the process moving forward even in a down market. We are happy that a buyer was found that will be able to use the property more frequently. We wish you the best. Mary Jean – Moose Lake – 

Shari’s expertise and motivation sold my house in 1 day! Her research and knowledge of the market helped price my house perfectly. Jordan Coughlin – Lakeside MN 

Shari was a lifesaver in the sale of our house! We knew very little about a short-sale or how it worked. But Shari walked us through it and ensured everything was done on time. I don’t know where we would be if it wasn’t for Shari ’s expertise! We would recommend her to any of our friends or family! – Thanks again for all of your help. We mean our quote, we don’t know where we would be without you! — Eric and Sandy – Proctor MN 

Donna and I want to thank you for doing such a tremendous job of finding and finalizing the purchase of our property. I have a friend who is thinking of purchasing some property up north as well and I will be giving him your name. Talk to you later,
Bill and Donna McAnally – Iowa  (bought in Two Harbors MN)

Very nice job! Thanks Shari NBC – Superior WI 

“Shari, Thanks for showing us so many homes and for all your patience and great personality.”
Floyd and Julie Walters, Barnum MN

“I rate your performance as EXCELLENT! Your knowledge of things to look for in the inspection report and your constant updates I found most valuable.” Kathy Hill Proctor MN

“You are very full of energy and just easy to work with.” Corwin Doble Wrenshall MN

“She fit us into her schedule right away, she did an outstanding job of keeping us informed of everything. Excellent service.” Matt and Karen Wisted Hermantown MN

“We were very satisfied with Shari I would like to nominate her for an award. She handled our calls promptly and politely.” Joni Calverly Esko MN

“This person has the ability to add life to the sale, data gathering, red tape, and paperwork. Shari kept things moving, changing gears on the move and still staying focused. Our sale was between family members this type of sale I thought would be a mess. Shari had the ability to keep the parties focused on what they needed to do, and got it done! VERY VERY PROFESSIONAL!” Dick Swanstrom Annandale MN

“Your performance was very good, very professional. Your follow up is excellent, both on questions and returning calls. You go the extra mile.” Pete & Char Moser Esko MN

“You go the extra mile. Thanks for cleaning up the title work. Excellent job.”
Don Sr & Carol Lathrop Cloquet MN

“Shari understood our budget and found us a house that fit it.”
John and Angie Mismash Esko MN

“Another offer was submitted on the house we wanted to buy and it fell through. Shari let us know immediately which gave us the opportunity to purchase this home. Thank You for staying on top.”
ROUND TWO BUY WITH SHARI – 2010 Shari is GREAT to work with.
Mark & Penny Armstrong Hermantown MN

On a scale from 1-10 I rate you a 20 over and above! You returned my phone calls and were pleasant. The moving trailer worked great!
Warren and Dorothy Ziemet Esko MN

I rate your performance a 10! Very professional and informative. Thanks for the use of the trailer what a wonderful added bonus! Thank you for everything it was a pleasure working with you.
Rick and Leah Mrozik Sturgeon Lake MN

Thanks for remembering us. We thought you were wonderful! The best Realtor we ever had. Caring, sincere, gracious, professional, and all of the other good things a person can be. (two thumbs up!) Michael & Karen Doonan Cloquet MN

Wonderful job! Our house sold in two weeks! And we got what we were hoping for. Very professional and thorough. Thanks Sheldon & Patti Aubut Esko MN

Shari Thanks so much for all you did. We have been greatly impressed with you and your services. We will spread the word 🙂 Thanks Jenny and Rob Slothouber McGregor MN

You were just great Shari Mike and Lori Hatinen Cloquet MN

Shari was on top of EVERYTHING! Anticipated my next need before voiced, matched the inspector to my personality & needs. Wonderful experience! Jean Dickey & Sharon Monchamp Proctor MN

I feel the web site and sign helped sell our land.
Anton Jusczack Moose Lake MN

Our Realtor was a real fireball. She worked fast and furious to find us a buyer and the perfect property to buy. I wish I could can her energy & enthusiasm. Really enjoyed our association. GREAT job Shari. Patti & Larry Menz Duluth MN

Our Realtor did a wonderful job. She explained everything very clearly for us.
Jim & Channelle Laitinen Esko MN

There wasn’t anything I wished my agent would have done differently.
Wade Semeliss Esko MN

Shari Vinje is one of the best Realtors!! I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She is knowledgeable, kept me in the loop & most of all is extremely personable. Thanks Shari for everything! I truly enjoyed working with you on the purchase & sale of my home.
Tara Johnson Piedmont MN

Start to finish in less than 3 1/2 weeks. Very impressive! Shari took care of everything! Thanks Don Jr & Kristie Lathrop Esko MN

The staff at Forefront Realty was very helpful. They are willing to go the extra mile to make your move a pleasant one. Steve and Lori Pint Esko MN

Shari was an excellent person to deal with. I would highly recommend her as an agent to anyone! She’s a “spit fire” 🙂 Kim Price Cloquet MN


Thanks to Shari’s exceptional knowledge, energy and effort a stressful situation we were left in prior to closing was avoided. Also Shari’s general instinct to improve a situation has also helped us tremendously. We thank her tremendously. We recommend Shari to any future seller or buyer. Sean and Roxanne Keating Carlton MN

This was an exceptional home buying experience. Any problems I had was dealt with promptly and always to my satisfaction. I would highly recommend your company and definitely use you again. Thank you so much for such a smooth and happy buying experience. Buyer Cloquet MN

“After working with Shari when we purchased our home, we used her again
when it was time to sell. We would rate her the best realtor we have
ever worked with. She is very professional and works around the clock to get deals done. Our last home in South Dakota took over three years to sell. With Shari, it took only 11 days to get an offer on our home in Cloquet. We can only attribute this to her professionalism and hardwork.” Tim and Mary Franklin Sandstone MN

“Thanks Shari !!! Kim Heytens Esko MN

I am very glad that I called you. I was very impressed by how Shari was able to answer all my Real Estate questions and was also able to find out or answer all of my mortgage loan questions too! Thanks again Shari Emily Huhta Cloquet MN

Thank You so much Shari! I think your web site is great and that it helped sell my home.
Cori Jacksie Saginaw MN

I was very happy & satisfied with the whole process. Very efficient couldn’t have done it without you Susan Bryant – Sullivan Proctor MN

I feel very comfortable knowing there is an agent out there we can trust with selling our home! I would defiantly look her up again if I were to sell again! Thanks, Shari
Ron and Lynn Warner Esko MN

Shari was able to fairly represent both buyer and sellers in the purchase of our new home. She was knowledgeable of the area and found us a home in Esko that we are excited we bought. AND Shari maintained her professionalism thought the sale of our home. She was very personable and kept us informed at all times in regards to our property. Shari did everything she could to get our house sold.
Phil Birdseye Esko MN 

You went above and beyond what was expected- Never in my wildest dreams did I think my house would sell this fast. I have recommended you to others & told them if they wanted their house sold to LIST with you! As you know what your doing & are doing it right. Most fun and enjoyable- Thank You.
Beatrice Kangas Cloquet MN

Shari , When we ran into our little problem at the end with the buyers lender and agent I appreciate how much you kept us in touch. Thanks for helping us find a house that we love! Derek Fredrickson and Stephanie Collier Cloquet MN

Shari’s expertise sailed me quickly and smoothly thru the sale of my home and re purchase of my new home. I will recommend her to all future clients who are looking to sell or purchase in the future. Margo A Colomb Esko MN

We finally bought land! Living in Esko Minnesota I believe Shari’s understanding of the local realestate market is unmatched. Take the time to check out her website you will be impressed! Thanks Ryan Fraley Esko, MN

Shari helped me find my first home. I used the web site and Shari did it for me.
Lisa Hansen Hermantown MN