Sheryl grew up with her parents and one sister on a 120 acre dairy farm by Lake Reno and graduated from Glenwood High School.Having lived in the Alexandria area all but 15 years when residing in Minneapolis, she knows the area and its people very well which is a benefit to her clients/customers.
Sheryl is married to Roger Bakewell, a retired Optometrist of the former Bloomquist/Bakewell Eye Clinic (now Eye Associates of Alexandria).The Bakewell’s have lived on Lake LeHomme Dieu for 30 years.They are active members of First Lutheran Church.
Sheryl’s hobbies include biking, walking, and in particular, gardening where she spends her Sunday afternoons maintaining her spacious flower garden.
She is a member of and contributes to the Alexandria Area Arts Association, Theater LeHomme Dieu, Chamber of Commerce, Habitat for Humanity, Children's Miracle Network, First Lutheran Church, Foundation Board of Knute Nelson
I desire great satisfaction from helping clients/customers find the “right” property.My thorough knowledge of the market allows me to help them make this decision rather quickly and painlessly.
I am trustworthy, reliable, and knowledgeable about the business.If I don’t know the answer, I know where to find it.
I continually strive to keep ahead of changing laws and new technology to better serve the needs of clients/customers.
“Above the Crowd Service!”
Real Estate Experience of 31 years:
1981Licensed in State of MN
1981 - 1985Marketing and Management of “The Senator” in Alexandria
1986Sales Associate with The Land Office
1989Obtained Broker’s License
1989Partnership in The Land Office
1990Sole Owner of The Land Office
1991Purchased RE/MAX Franchise
ABR:Accredited Buyers Representative.The benchmark in excellence for buyer representation. RE/MAXhas 7,411 ABRs; largest number of any franchise and real estate companies.
CRS:Certified Residential Specialist.Completed required courses on transactions to show expertise in residential marketing.Held by less than 3% of agents in North America.RE/MAX has 9,043 CRSs; largest number of any franchise and real estate companies.
GRI:Graduate, REALTORS® Institute of MN.Completed training and passed exam on Real Estate Practice and Ethics.
2010Lifetime Achievement Award
2005-2006“Top 100” with RE/MAX (Regional)
1993-2009100% Club with RE/MAX “REALTOR®-of-the-Year” (twice)
2005“Broker Agent” Recipient for Broker Agent Magazine
1992-1994Qualified for “Who’s Who inResidential Real Estate in America"
1991-1995Board of Directors, GAAAR
1992-1993Professional Standards Committee
1993-1994President of GAAAR
2002-2003MAR Gov’t Affairs Committee
Your Neighborhood Experts
We are focused on providing you with the best results and service in the industry. We listen carefully to understand your real estate goals and work hard to create solutions that make sense for you. Whether you are new to the market or an experienced investor, we have the expertise, proven track record, and resources to help you achieve your real estate goals.
As is often said, real estate is about location, location, location. We have extensive knowledge of the Alexandria, MN area and can help you find the right home for you or the right buyer for your home.