Bob Lamson began marketing himself as DuplexKing in 1976. He was the first realtor to specialize in duplex sales in the Twin Cities when he began his career in the early 1970’s. His newly discovered niche allowed him to share his expertise and experience of personally owning and managing rental properties with his sellers and buyers. What would follow was a successful life-long career marketing sellers investment properties and helping buyers get into and expand their rental portfolios. Bob was born and raised locally, a graduate of Minnetonka High School, and Mankato State University. He held several leadership positions and attained numerous notable achievements throughout his nearly five decades of real estate service including: Director of the Minneapolis Board of Realtors and member of the Professional Standards Committee for five years. He was also a Habitat for Humanity Volunteer.
Bob expanded Duplexking in 2011 with adding business partner: Chris Carrow. He believed adding a second-generation partner was meaningful to his real estate practice, enabled DuplexKing to continue serving the community, and was reflective of what he accomplished over the last nearly fifty years. Chris is ranked in the top 10% of agents worldwide at Coldwell Banker Realty joining the Minneapolis Lakes Office in 2003 where he successfully provides his client’s full-time, full-service real estate. Having completed numerous multi-family transactions and owning investment property himself, he was a perfect fit. Raised in the Tyrol Hills neighborhood of Golden Valley, Chris is a graduate of the University of Minnesota. As a lifelong area resident, his clients trust his knowledge of the Twin Cities and value his real estate expertise.
DuplexKing was formed nearly 50 years ago to focus-on and serve, owner-occupant and individual real estate investors. We bring a wealth of experience to the Twin Cities market in addition to our knowledge of owning and managing investment property ourselves.More About Us
I have known Chris for over a decade and he has helped me with three sales/purchases. Chris is dedicated to his work and is incredibly knowledgeable of the real estate market in the Twin Cities. He listens carefully to client needs, is patient, and when it counts, he shares his opinions. He is always a… Read more “T 1”
Chris was wonderful to work with. This was my first time selling a home and he answered all of my many questions and really helped me through the process, making it as stress free as it can be. He was always prompt in returning any calls or emails and I felt like I could easily… Read more “T 2”
I would highly recommend Chris as a realtor! He guided (and advised) us throughout the process. Chris did an excellent market analysis which – along with his knowledge, skill and expertise – greatly contributed to helping us set a price that led to selling the house within three days of listing.
Chris is great at what he does! He knows the market and gets things done quickly and professionally. He sold my Roseville townhome in just a few days — and for way, way, way over asking price. I’ve bought/sold several homes over the past 40 years with the help of other real estate agents. None… Read more “T 4”
I have never met Chris in person, however he was able to guide us through the process of selling our home and it turned out to be an amazing experience. Here are some of the qualities I observed: 1. Very engaging. 2. Has a solid understanding of the housing market. 3. Pay’s great attention to… Read more “T 5”
Chris markets himself as the Duplex King and he lives up to that billing. He helped me find and purchase my first investment (duplex) property and was incredibly helpful and patient at every step in the process. He owns multi-family properties himself and that real life experience is obvious in his knowledge and approach to… Read more “T 6”
My realtor, Chris Carrow was able to sell my home in 4 days with an all cash offer higher than I had anticipated! I would highly recommend Chris to anyone who is looking at selling or buying a home. Chris’s knowledge of pricing, staging, obtaining professional home photos made my home look great and priced… Read more “T 7”
Chris Carrow did a great job for me in selling my property. He gave great advice from what repairs needed to be made and which didn’t, to suggestions on dealing with tenants during sale process, as well as pricing. He was prompt in answering my questions and returning my calls. He was knowledgeable, calm and… Read more “T 8”
Chris is personable and is extremely responsive. He was able to meet on our time and at our place requirements and provided excellent service on the sale of our duplex. He came prepared with more information than we were expecting. Chris also comes with the personal experience of being a landlord which aided in his… Read more “T 9”
Chris is great at what he does! He knows the market and gets things done quickly and professionally. He sold my Roseville townhome in just a few days — and for way, way, way over asking price. I’ve bought/sold several homes over the past 40 years with the help of other real estate agents. None… Read more “T 10”
I would highly recommend Chris to anyone who is looking at selling or buying a home or duplex- he makes buying or selling real estate easy. He was able to sell my duplex quickly and efficiently. Chris is knowledgeable market trends and able to advise me accordingly. His understanding and compassion in trying to find… Read more “T 11”
Bob Lamson has been my realtor for over 25yrs and we’ve purchased 10 properties together. Thanks Bob.
These guys are there for you 24/7. They made selling our properties hassle free. Just hand them the keys!
Great communication. Timely updates – I never felt forgotten.
These guys know the Twin Cities! We moved here from out of state and found a great 4-plex in an area that’s just right for us.
As a busy Estate Attorney I often have to liquidate investment property for my clients. Bob and Chris are the only realtors I trust with my client’s real estate.
We live out of state and needed to sell fast. Chris and Bob got all three apartment buildings sold within the timeframe they told us. They even helped us close without returning to Minnesota.
Our family could not be more appreciative of the professional attention we received from Chris and Bob. We had a less than a straight forward situation and both realtors worked with us to meet our needs. The sale of our property presented unforeseen challenges. Bob and Chris handled each obstacle with professionalism and calm reasoning.… Read more “T 18”
Thanks again for the great work you did for me. You guys are the best!
Chris has been my go-to realtor for the past decade. He has personally handled more than 15 investment property transactions with values in excess of $5 million. His attention to detail, excellent knowledge of real estate, leasing, and property management provides me the confidence and trust to ensure a positive experience with each transaction. Chris’s… Read more “T 20”
Chris Carrow has helped me with both residential and commercial deals. He has been helpful with some of my more creative ideas and has always gone above and beyond the usual. As his client, I trust that he always has my best interests in mind as we navigate through challenges.