Al grew up in southern Minnesota (New Ulm) and has lived in Plymouth since August of 1999. A
graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, he enjoyed a forty-year career in music education before becoming a Real Estate Professional. He and his wife of 45 years have 3 children and 14 grandchildren (so far) living on three different continents. He enjoys time with family, gardening, and is still very involved with music.
Honest, courteous, thorough, and professional are traits that describe Al. He enjoys and treasures the
opportunity to help people with what is often the most significant financial decision of a lifetime. He’s still a teacher at heart and enjoys serving others by leading them through the ins and outs of buying and selling.
“…Real estate is not just about buying or selling property. It’s an exciting and complex adventure, but it
can also be time consuming and costly if you’re not familiar with the process. It’s critical that you have the best information & resources available. My goal is to listen carefully and put my clients’ needs first so that it can be a GREAT experience for everyone involved…”
5 Stars! Don’t even consider looking for another real estate professional! Al is hands down the only one we would recommend if you are looking to buy or sell a home in the Twin Cities Metro. A few words that would describe Al: persistent, professional, prompt, punctual, and principled. And Al is principled in a day when many are not. Trust us; you can trust Al!~ Ron and Heidi; Maple Grove
Al’s kind leadership not only helped us get to a place where we found the right home, he helped us feel~ Todd and Ruth; Elk River
welcomed into our community. This was an exceptionally positive sales experience – yet it was equally a
positive personal experience. Although we wound up with an exceptionally beautiful house, it was Al’s constant thoughtfulness, wise counsel, and commitment to ethical negotiation that made us comfortable with the direction we were headed. He found gracious ways to help us consider alternatives, but listened on those items that were non-negotiable. I value him more than my wife and I can ever express.
It was a great experience selling our home and buying a new home under Al Hawkins’ guidance. He had a real feel for the current market and was always there for a quick phone call or text to answer questions. When we were in the middle of looking at houses there was no pressure to settle for a lesser home just to get a sale completed. Al always kept our needs first. He even helped us remember our needs list for our new house and reminded us why we were looking in the first place. I would very highly recommend working with Allan Hawkins both as a buying and selling Agent.~ Ryan and Samantha; Brooklyn Park
Al was patient and accommodating when it comes to looking at homes, and he was always going above and beyond in the communication department. He was professional and on time to house showings, and has a good handle on making sure timing is a priority. Al is especially great if you are a first-time home buyer and don’t know what you don’t know. He will make sure nothing falls through the cracks and that you’re being treated well.~ Kimberly; Brooklyn Center
Al was very easy to work with. He always took our desires/interests into consideration. He’s easy to~ Brad and Leah; Plymouth
communicate with and fun to work with. He made the process easier for us by thoroughly explaining everything and answering our questions. I would highly recommend Al and his team!