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About Jim Christl & Shannon Barnum
Our Client-First Philosophy
There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional - integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how we work.  That said, in our experience as Fargo-Moorhead real estate professionals, we've also found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting our clients first. This means keeping ourselves accessible, being good listeners as well as good communicators, and responding quickly to your needs.  This "client first" philosophy has always been our approach and it requires us to continually improve our skills and ways of doing business. In addition, we've found that the latest technologies are enabling us to do everything we've always done, only much more quickly and efficiently. They've also helped us to extend the range of services we provide to our clients.  So when you decide that you'd like to buy or sell a home in the Fargo Moorhead area, please visit our site at

About Us
Modern Market Realtors is the Most Innovative, Technology Based, Real Estate Company in the FM Area. We work as a “Team”, together we can accomplish much more than one single agent. We have over 20 years of combined Real Estate Experience. In almost all cases, as a buyer, you don’t pay any realtor fees, our professional services to you are FREE. Call us today and we will help you get started finding your perfect home!

Our Qualifications
We specialize in residential real estate transactions working with buyers and sellers in all types of real estate transactions. We are also Certified SFR (Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource). Over the years, we have been with many of the large Real Estate Companies in the area. During that time we gained a vast array of knowledge and experience in this real estate community. With those relationships, we have been able to combine the ideas and systems we have learned over the years and implement them into a way of doing business that will help you have a stress free & enjoyable buying or selling process. Call us today and we will go to work for you!

Our Services for Buyers
We take the time to examine exactly what you are looking for in a home. We do a thorough buyer consultation where we get to know what your personal wants and needs are in your next home. We then search through the thousands of homes available for sale to find homes that fit your criteria and send them to you the very FIRST day they go up for sale. This way, you will not miss your perfect home! We then take you on a tour of all the homes that interest you and start the hunt for that home that you walk into and immediately know that “you are home”. We enjoy the entire process and can’t wait to help you in your search. We understand how important of a move this is for you and we take the time and patience to work with you and make sure you find exactly what you want in a home. Let us take care of all the details and simplify the process for you so that you can just enjoy every minute until “move in day”!

Our Services for Sellers
We specialize in “marketing” homes, not just “listing” homes. We do home video tours, we have a text service for drive by buyers also used in advertisements so that people can simply text a code to receive pictures and information on your home… instantly! We help you stage your home. We hold public open houses around your schedule, marketing them aggressively. We use exceptional listing descriptions to give your home the exposure it deserves. Plus we utilize today’s technology to make sure that your home is in front of the entire online community via websites, search engines, social media, virtually everything that is being used by buyers to search for homes. We have done the research to see where the buyers are, ultimately, your home is found each and every time a buyer is searching! We use all of these tools to keep only very serious buyers scheduling showings inside your home. There is no need for you to be inconvenienced more than necessary, we want to sell your home, not let everyone just wander through. This is one way we make the process less stressful on you as a seller. Everything we do, is to make sure your lives can go on as normal as possible throughout the home selling process. Let us take care of the details while you handle day to day life as uninterrupted as possible.

Our Background
We both grew up in the FM Area. Prior to real estate, Shannon worked in the Title Closing industry for many years. Jim owned and operated several local businesses. We have 4 wonderful children who keep us very busy outside of our real estate careers. It’s very important that you feel comfortable with your real estate agent and most of all have a relationship built on trust.

Contact Us Today!
We look forward to helping you find your perfect home!

                                                             Shannon Barnum                          Jim Christl
                                                               (701) 491-2000                          (701) 205-5517