Feb. 10, 2020

Falling in Love with Westside Rapid City Home

How Do I Love Thee?
Let me count the ways!


I took a walk down a Westside Rapid City neighborhood and fell in love with this home!



Yes - I've been told I look like Elton John with these glasses on.  Stay tuned to the end for my tribute!  (I'm sorry....)


This home is listed by VIP Properties.  Give me a call to take a look!  605-391-7086

Posted in Home Listings
Feb. 5, 2020

2020 Rapid City Spring Market Outlook

What will happen in Rapid City residential real estate in the spring of 2020?



Of course, anything can happen...

In this video, I take a look at the current residential real estate numbers.  More specifically, how many homes have gone under contract in the past 30 days AND how many days were they on the market.

This information helps us narrow down where things are at.  Then we can get a good feel how they will continue.

You know, barring any national disasters, of course.  :)


Watch the video above to find out what to expect this Spring...whether you are a buyer, seller, or curious homeowner.


More specific questions?  Call us 605-391-7086


- Tristan Emond
Mindful Living Realty

Posted in Market Reports
Jan. 29, 2020

Matt and Jessica Testimonial

"This was our first time working with Tristan and his team. He was absolutely wonderful. His knowledge of homes, the market, parts of town and then the home buying process was exceptional. He was always in contact with us about next steps before we even had a chance to think next steps. He was very available for looking at homes and was flexible in making it work in our schedules. Once we made an offer on a home, he really helped guide us step-by-step on the process. As second time homeowners we really appreciated his guidance again in the process. He is very personable and a great person to help you find your perfect home!"

Posted in Testimonials
Jan. 28, 2020

2019 Rapid City Real Estate Market RoundUp

2019 Rapid City Residential Real Estate Market



What happened in 2019?

The numbers are in and I made a video!

Whether you are looking to buy a home, sell your home, or just curious about the market, we are here for you! 

Actives, under contract, average sold price in 2019.

Check out the details!


Stay tuned next week for my thoughts on the first quarter of 2020.  Hint:  It's starting to heat up already!


Looking to buy or sell in 2020?  We are ready to help you!  Give us a text/call at 605-391-7086 or email team@rapidhomesonline.com


Have a wonderful week!

- Tristan


Posted in Market Reports
Nov. 21, 2019

Dusty and Maggie Client Story

Dusty and Maggie Client Love


At closings, us REALTORS are usually just there to smile, tell jokes, and answer questions. 

At the closing with Dusty and Maggie, I got to do a whole lot more!

With another child on the way and a move from Georgia, Dusty and Maggie were looking for that family home close to Rapid City with a yard.  We found a home with plenty of bedrooms and space in a Black Hawk neighborhood.

Part of the financing required signatures from Dusty’s father who was still on the east coast.  Easy stuff with our digital signature system!

With closing just a few days away, I got the word Maggie was in labor.

Fortunately, the Title Company was gracious enough to come to the hospital.  We had a closing in the delivery recovery room!

While Dusty and Maggie signed, I got my baby fix in holding the newborn (after 4 kids, I didn’t want any more…but holding a new one is always amazing!).  I even sent pictures to my wife so she’d get jealous!

That was one of my favorite closings.  So many great memories!

No matter your situation, we do everything we can to accommodate what you need and make your home buying experience an AMAZING one!

You deserve an awesome real estate experience!  Schedule a time to have coffee with us!

Posted in Client Stories
Nov. 21, 2019

Bjorg Remmers-Seymour Testimonial

"Tristan, Michael and Sara walked us through the sale of our home from start to finish. They answered phone calls, emails and Facebook messages quickly and expertly. There were many twists and turns in our saga and Tristan and his team were always ready with a plan. I can not say enough about their professionalism and expertise. And just saying, they are wonderfully kind and caring as well. There is no other team I would consider using!"

Posted in Testimonials
Sept. 25, 2019

Greg and Heather Client Story

5 years ago, Greg and Heather were referred to me by a mutual military friend.

There was a little culture shock as we began looking for homes.  After being in South Carolina with their large entryways, smooth walls, and white trim, our textured walls and popcorn ceilings weren’t what they were hoping for.  We even talked with a builder about no texture on the walls.  The estimate back from the mud guys was a considerable sum…

It took some time to get used to homes in our area, but they did find a home with a 3 car garage they loved.

Here they began their family with a baby girl and kitten!

Duty would call again, however, sending Greg south.

They took great care of their home.  The pictures and videos looked so great!  But they endured more unexpected twists and turns than most sellers should.

First, there was the slow market showings in their neighborhood.

Next, we received a sight unseen offer with a home viewing contingency – meaning they could back out if they weren’t satisfied with the house after viewing it.

Sure enough, when the buyers came up 2 weeks later, they decided the home wasn’t for them.

Buyer 1 – gone.

The next offer came in a week later.  That weekend I got the call….they buyer had suddenly lost her job.

Buyer 2 – busted.

You’d think 3rd time is the charm, right?  Yeah, us too.

3rd offer in and accepted.  Another call that weekend.  The buyer’s husband had committed suicide.

WHAT?  Crazy?  I’ve ever had such weird, un-avoidable experiences with a seller before – all in the space of a month.

Buyer 3 – sadly gone.

The 4th offer did finally get closed.  Even after a sideways blowing snowstorm and 3 feet of snow in the driveway a few days before close.

Through it all, Greg and Heather were calm, understanding, and maybe more sympathetic than they needed to be.  We were even a bit scared what might happen to the 4th buyer after everything that happened!

We’ll miss them around.  Always fun to talk to and watch their family grow.

Life is unexpected.  Curve balls get thrown at you.  You can’t control everything.

But patience and perseverance will always win the day. 

We at the Emond Team are here to help you through your real estate transactions – no matter what gets thrown at us. Schedule a time to have coffee on us!


Posted in Client Stories
Aug. 23, 2019

Amy Elsner Testimonial

"This is the second time we've worked with Tristan Emond and his team. That should tell you something! When my mother in law was looking to move to the Rapid City area we contacted Tristan to her VERY SPECIFIC desires in a home. He showed us everything that was as close to her demands for months until she found one that checked off enough boxes. We got a few extra things during negotiating as well as him lining up our home inspection and getting the sellers to have the roof repaired. He and his team kept in contact with us through the sale and even kept in touch after to make sure everything was going great!"

Posted in Testimonials
July 16, 2019

David Burgos Testimonial

"Tristan and his team are super amazing ??. Very professional and they have all their ducks in a row. Super fast response. They have an amazing layout in selling a house. Best experience I ever had and house sold super fast. Less than month with all the paperwork, inspections, surveys and lender approval. Very knowledgeable in the real estate business. Highly recommend for anyone buying or selling a house. This is the team you want and need to make your life super easy. No stress!!!!"

Posted in Testimonials
June 13, 2019

Fredrich Family Client Story

It’s one thing to have 2 closings in one day.

It’s another when those 2 closings are from the same family – the parents AND the daughter.

Let’s back up a bit.

Back in 2010, we helped the Fredrich’s buy a cabin in the Hills for a vacation home.  They put love and sweat into it and made it into an amazing place!

As time went on, they sent their family and friends to us for real estate transactions.

Fast forward to 2018.  It was time to sell their cabin and buy a forever home closer to town.

At the same time, their daughter Emily had been approved to buy her first home.

We found the places they loved about the same time and scheduled the closing for the same day.  (their vacation cabin was under contract and was scheduled to close a few weeks later)

We kept each other on our toes as we handled all 3 transactions at the same time.

Through their attention to detail and a couple of great homes, closing day finally arrived.

It was an honor to sit next to them as they signed their documents.  Emily was so excited, and Jay and Cindy were relieved to be moving forward.

A few months after that, we sold an amazing lot in the Hills to their other daughter and son-in-law for them to build their dream home.

The Fredrich’s trusted in us to help their family move up in life.

We are ready to do the same for you.  Our family…helping your family.

We can be your family’s REALTORS for life.

Are you ready to get started?  Comment below and let’s schedule a time for coffee.

Posted in Client Stories