Customer Testimonials


Lynda was very easy to communicate with and very helpful guiding me along as a first time home buyer.

The communication and responsiveness was great from the start.  Easy to contact and helpful from the start.

As a first time home buyer, Lynda and the team at EXIT Realty did a great job of making the process easy and streamlined.  Lynda was very easy to work with and a very valuable asset to me along the way.  i am very satisfied with choosing her and EXIT Realty , and would definetely do so again.

Donovan was 100% communicative and knowledgeable, and made the process easy & stress free.

Prompt, dependable, knowledgeable!

Rebecca Swift ~ February 2018

Timeless of all responses and extra assistance as requested.  They respond in a a timely manner.

Supportive, integrity, timeless

Rick and Chris were extremely helpful in our move to South Dakota.  Whenever I had a question or concern they responded promptly and found the answers I needed.  We would highly recommend them!

Todd & Jill Grim ~ January 2018

The Results were fast! Worked with us, knew us!  We chose EXIT Realty because they are local, and use local advertising. 

January 2018 ~ CDC

EXIT Realty thought about issues I had not considered.  Advocating for my needs, good timely communication.

Three Words to describe our service?

Personal, Retailed, Reliable

Joe understood exactly what I was looking for & made sure I got it.  In addition he made sure nothing was over-looked & any issues that came up were dealt with in a timely effective manner.  He was always available whenever I had any questions or concerns.


Richard Schiever ~ January 2018

The availability was great. Donovan worked around our schedule & made the entire process so easy for us.

Three words to describe our service?

Accommodating, energetic, knowledgeable!

~ Jared & Danielle 12/17

I liked that EXIT Realty was Convenient with great People.

Sally Sold my house in 25 days, I cannot complain. I am more than satisfied.

Sally gave me access to her trailer to help me with my move, words cannot express my gratitude.

~Derek Quame 11/30/17

Flexibility, openness to suggestions, and professional knowledge!

Owen & Angela ~ November 2017

They were very helpful and answered all my questions.  They were very patient and Lynda Cook was an excellent real estate agent.  I recommend her to everyone!

Great service, Lynda goes above and beyond to help with any needs.

Lynda, thank you so much for going above and beyond for us on this house!  Being HUD owned added numerous stresses and loopholes.  It made your job so much harder.  You were always great about making last minute trips to unlock the house for plumbers, HVAC, etc.  The way you take care of your clients is unparalleled. Thank you so much!  We look forward to working with you in the future!

The people are very friendly, and wanted to make sure you found what you are looking for. They listen and are not pushy.

Donovan was excellent & good to us  He arranged a busy schedule many times to accommodate our desires and search for a home.

The service at EXIT Realty is commendable & recommendable.  Donovan was a perfect fit for our transitioning needs & accommodated us beautifully from start to finish in the home buying process.

If you're looking to purchase a home - hook up with a great Realtor.  We know one named Donovan!

(Lynda) always went out of your way to meet and exceed needs, questions, etc.

Three words to describe our services? Friendly, Honest, and Helpful.

Beginning this process of needing to sell Dad's acreage shortly after he passed was so overwhelming and difficult. Rick and Chris made me feel so comfortable and helped me understand the process of selling.  They walked me thru everything - telling me they would handle it all; but with my knowledge and approval of everything.  A big weight was removed from my shoulders and they were everything and more that they promised!


Sara Richardson ~ September 2017

EXIT Realty Sioux Empire is easy to work with and listened to our wants, needs, and concerns.

My experience with Lynda was awesome! No issues or words to give to do better.

Dependable, personable, reliable.

~Taylor July 2017

I was very impressed with how Rick and Chris managed everything.  Communication was extreamely fast and helpful, making me feel comfortable and happy with the process.

Friendly and prompt. easy to work with. trustworthy.

You guys did a great job! Very happy with everything, thank you.

Very friendly, courteous, very fast to respond and locate homes to look at, and extremely helpful.

Three words to describe our services: Pleasant, Quick, Resourceful.

Lynda Cook did a wonderful job in listening to our needs and finding homes that fit them quickly.  She is very friendly and ready to help with any questions or problems anytime.  She does an amazing job of helping you and following up.

Carol Brady was very personable, patient, and professional.


I have never sold before but Carol & EXIT did very well.


Three words to describe our services: Helpful, Fair, Cooperative.


Thank you for a job well done. I was completely satisfied and would recommend EXIT Realty. Carol was fair, reasonable, intelligent & I felt she was truely working for me.  She has an amazing work ethic & as I got to know her more, realized what a great mother, wife & person she is.  Thanks Carol!

Lynda was fantastic.  She put up with a lot of questions and concerns from me and handled them with excellence.  Not only were my needs met with a wonderful home, I sure had fun learning and am grateful for Lynda's time & Patience; showing many homes until we landed on the right one!!


Three words to describe our services?

Professional, Efficient, Educational

Jakab Weidenbach ~ June 2017

Always available for any questions.

Three words to describe our services?

Efficient, thorough, great communication.

Chris helped us from selling our old house to helping us find our new home.  He helped us understand each process and explained it so we understood each process and what each process meant. We really appreciated his knowledge and eagerness to find us a home.

Three words to describe our services?

Different, Exceptional, Helpful

You are there for your customers when you are needed.

Scott & Teresa April 2017

Donovan was very informative and extremely attentive to our needs.  Prompt, friendly, and personable.  The timeliness and friendliness of Donovan was top notch. 

If I chose 3 words to describe Donovan's Service they would be.

Amazing, Pleasant, and Superb!


It was our first time buying a house. Donovan was very attentive to our wants and needs! I know we will definitely refer others to Donovan for their buying or selling needs.

Megan & Josh ~ March 2017

Rick and Chris made selling the house very easy.  They got people to view house promptly.  Easy people to work with.  Gave the best service and advertising with the house.  Thanks for the great sales!

Three words to describe our services?

Friendly, Helpful, Courteous.

We had used them before for purchasing & Selling homes, All great service!

Ron and Karen

Donovan was top notch. I was very nervous and in a hurry when purchasing my home. He was always there for me when I had questions or needed anything. I would highly recommend him to anyone. He will be the first person I contact if any one I know ever needs a realtor!!!!

Three words to describe Donovan?

Accessibility, Responsive, Helpful

~ Rob Preheim

Rick & Chris are both friends, they were wonderful!  They worked so hard to get the best price for me.  They went above & beyond!

My house wasn't the biggest or the best, but Chris & Rick worked very hard to get me the best price they could.  They went above & beyond to help me get done what needed to be done.  Even being my power of attorney because I was going on vacation and then when the closing date changed, the POA was needed because my mother passed away and her funeral was that day.  It was comforting to know that Chris had everything under control and I didn't have to worry about anything. 

Dependable, Accessible, Personable!

Jelene Wipf 2/6/17

Donovan was friendly, and willingness to help us feel comfortable with finding our first home.

Friendly, Compassionate, willingness

Allison Cokenower & Keith White 11-18-16

Lynda is always available.  In town service. 

Competent, Committed, Constructive


Chris would always keep me on top of what was going on with my house.  

I have used two other Realtors® from 2 other properties I have sold yeas ago. Chris was always there when I called & had questions.

Friendly, Courteous, Respectful

Maxine ~ 10/27/16

Very Easy to get ahold of & they return phone calls.

Friends (We live in the same town)



Lynda was detail oriented and relaxed.  I did not feel pushed into making decisions.

Efficient, Sensitive, realistic.

Janice ~ 9/2/16

Shawn and the team at EXIT Realty are awesome!  As a first time buyer I had plenty of questions, and they were very knowledgeable every step of the way. Shawn has a great, encouraging attitude, which helped a lot! 

I love my house and Shawn is a huge part of that!

Kristen 9/1/16

Friendly Service, Efficient, Courteous.

Lynda walked us through the complete process of listing and selling our lots!

Debra 8/5/16

I was kept up-to-date with texts and phone calls.


They reach out and have a large buyer base!


I was very satisfied with the great job EXIT Realty did marketing my property. 

Thanks Chris and Rick!


Roy Peters 8/4/16

You answered the phone when we called or got back to us as soon as possible.


Friendly, hardworking, and good follow up


They helped us sell a business and a house, then helped us find land to build a house, all at the same time. Rick and Chris were amazing.  They are honest, organized, professional and have a good sense of humor.  They also have solid negotiating skills.  I would recommend them to anyone wanting to buy or sell a home or business.  we really enjoyed working with Rick and Chris.


Keith and Terri Schettler 8/2/2016

Chris and Rick were so helpful and understood exactly what we wanted.

You really care and get to know the customer!

Friendly, Caring, and Hard-Working

Lance & Bailey 7/22/16

So, I went with EXIT at first because I knew on of the Realtors®.  Once they started working with me I could not have been more happy.  They never pressed into buying a house, they showed patients, and made sure I was happy with my choice.  It seemed like they would have shown me every house in Sioux Falls till I found the right one for me and would have done it with a smile on their face.  I love my experience and will be recommending EXIT to everyone!


My Realtor® was very patient, helpful and kind.


How did you choose EXIT Realty?

Picked it because I knew one of the Realtors® (Chris Popkes)


Barry Kruse 7/20/16

Lynda was constantly in contact with our lender to ensure she was getting things taken care of prior to closing.  Now my family has a home we adore!


Thank you Lynda for all your patience, education, flexibility and trusting experience you provided.


I would Recommend Lynda from EXIT Realty for any family or person looking to buy, we couldn't have asked for a more seamless experience.


Ashley June 2016


We spent several years looking for "The right place" but never felt pressured into anything, even though it took us a long time :)


Lynda was very attentive - always available when we wanted to look at properties & quick to answer questions.


3 words to describe EXIT services

Low-pressure, Friendly, Resourceful


Nick and Laura


We purchased our home with Exit Realty. Rick and Chris Popkes were rock stars in helping us select the right home. I am grateful to be spending another holiday season with my growing family in our home. It's nice having a place for family to gather during these special times. Thanks Rick. Thanks Chris.

  • Seanne

The team at Exit are truly remarkable! From the very beginning of the process and even after the closing, they're with you every step of the way making sure everything is in order.
The research they do before you see a home to making sure you get what you want to pointing out possible problems in a potential home is second to none!
Chris and his team are truly in all respects professional and they work hard for their clients to protect their clients as if they were their own family!
I would HIGHLY recommend Exit Realty to anyone!

  • Murry

Thank you for your hard work Chris on the selling of our acreage. You did a fantastic job. To anyone looking to buy or sell, this gentleman was a pleasure to work with!

  • Megan

We were so afraid of all the “could happens” But Donovan walked us through everything slowly and completely – step by step. EXIT and Reliabank helped us reach or goal on solid ground. Thank You!!


What did you like about the service at EXIT Realty?

Easy access – prompt service and replies very easy to talk to and they listened.


Three words to describe our services?

Cooperative, Understanding, Supportive.


Other Comments?

The Community Support, Boosting the Community, like the Suicide Prevention Run, and showing area attractions like the Park.  Draws people and shows the lifestyles of the area!


Kelli and Kathy Peterson


Lynda did an excellent job of marketing & Selling our home.  She helped us make decisions where inspections, questions from potential buyers & Realtors were concerned.  She is the expert so we let her guide us all the way.

Helpful, friendly, educated

I felt that you marketed our home very well using all possible resources.  You kept us in the loop with requests of buyers, inspectors, ect.  Advising us all the way.

-David and Lisa Soma 4/4/16



Our Realtor®, Lynda, was amazing!  She alsways put our needs first and was awesome at meeting our needs.  She listened to what we wanted and didn't stop looking until she found us the perfect home! 

Three words to describe our services: Professional, Caring, Friend

-Angie Munce & Chris Lane 12/15/15

Donovan was very courteous and tried to be helpful.

Three words to describe our services: Courteous, Knowledgeable, Quick

-Stan and Louise 11/06/2015


Chris is Great!  Always had time to answer any questions we had, even on Sunday!  He was knowlageable and had great insight into our needs.  Thanks for all the help.

-Mark and Carol 11/06/2015


I liked that Exit Realty was personable...Rick and Chris listened to our needs and concerns. They were helpful in suggestions and prompt in returning calls/texts.


I like that they try to understand the family they are working with and work together for a common goal.   There appeared to be "no strong arming" tactics.  I appreciated them being empathetic to our situation.


This transaciton went so smoothly for more than one reason so it is easy to rate everything top rate.


Friendly, Efficient, and Good Communication...Chris and Rick were a pleasure to work with making a home purchase painless and stress free.

My Realtor was willing to come out at any time of day to show houses.  Gave me endless updates, kept in contact, really seamed concerned with my well being.  This is the first time buying a house and Lynda made it a fantastic journey.  Will definetly go back in the future.

-Baylee Munce


Chris and Rick were very professional, dependable, and accessible.



Chris went above and beyond his call of duty. He showed us numerous houses including in the evenings and off hours on the weekends. He was great to work with and will be recommending him to friends in need of a great realtor. Thanks for our house, Chris!

- Michele and Mary


Friendly and knowledgeable staff that work hard to find you the right place as well as finding the right buyer for your home.



Honest. Excellent response time. Quick sale. Friendly. They were honest and very prompt at selling the house. They kept us informed on what was happening. They got back to us right away.

-Douglas and Janice


Lynda was very patient with me while we looked at an outrageous number of houses til I found just the right one.



Chris was awesome. Always took or returned calls promptly. Very welcoming to a new area. It was fun to work with Chris and Rick. We feel like Chris went above and beyond a "normal" realtor experience.

-Donovan and Lori O'Donnell


I thoroughly enjoyed working with Lynda and her staff.  Thank you so much for all you did for me.  Blessings on this New Year



EXIT Realty was great to work with.  Things went fast and I was kept up to date (informed) every step of the way!



Rick and Chris are very courteous and knowledgeable in their business!  They go that extra mile for you!  They even found us someone to do snow removal and someone to set up insurance for us since we didn't know anyone in the area for these services.  They handled everything very efficiently!

-Marlin & Carolyn


Lynda at EXIT Realty helped us find our dream home in just a month's time. We never had to wait for a response from her whether it was 8 am or 8 pm, weekday or weekend. She obviously loves her job and worked very hard to find us our new home. We highly recommend her to anyone looking for their dream home!

-Dan & Jessica


Friendly, reliable, and enjoyable...Rick and Chris are very down to earth guys that try to do all they can to get people looking at your properties. I would use them again - very pleased, highly approved!  

-Troy & Paula


Chris Popkes was our realtor when my family moved to Sioux Falls and purchased a home. Chris was extremely easy to work with and offered great advice on things I would never have thought of on my own. The best thing I noticed about working with Chris was even though he's a very busy realtor, the attention he showed me and my family from start to finish made us feel like we were his only clients. In fact, Chris didn't just help us here in Sioux Falls. He made contact with realtors he knows in the city I was selling my previous home in. Turns out the realtor for the person who bought my previous home has worked with Chris in the past. My wife and I could not have been more pleased with the service and attention we received after deciding to use EXIT Realty Sioux Empire.

-Chad & Jess of Sioux Falls


I would highly recommend EXIT Realty. Chris and Rick guided me with ease through the home-buying process. I was a first time home buyer with many questions and they explained everything fully and made the process easy. In the future, I would gladly use EXIT Realty again! Thank you so much!

-Eric and Summer of Sioux Falls 


Lynda always kept us informed about what was going on.  She was very flexible regarding meetings (worked with our schedules). Professional, flexible, and informative!  

-Kent & Nikki Walth


Joe provided great service and was always there for us! Great accessibility and dependability.

-Ed & Sandi 


Friendly, reliable, and local - very personable and knowledgeable; thanks, Lynda.

-Tom & Sharon Schwebach


Lynda was very flexible and patient with us in choosing our new home. She made us feel like we were her only clients! If ever we needed to/outgrew our current home, we will go to Lynda! 

-Nate & Priscilla


I had my home listed with a different agency for 12 months. During that time my realtor showed it one time. At the end of my contract with them, I signed a listing agreement with Chris and Rick of Exit Realty.Within one month, they brought me an offer. This first one we were unable to make work, but in just a matter of a few weeks they brought me another one which I accepted and we closed with no issues at all. During the time Chris and Rick had it listed they showed it many times, had open houses, explained everything in detail and kept me informed. I do not use internet, fax, and am hard to reach on the phone. They would keep calling until they reached me or sent information and paperwork through the mail. They went above and beyond to keep me updated and I am very pleased with their performance. I could tell they cared about me and wanted what was best for me. I would recommend them to anyone who wants to sell their home. 

-Allen from Rosco, SD


I had a house on the market in Marion for 6 months, listed with a "bigger" Sioux Falls realty company that specializes in small town properties. The house was maybe shown once, and didn't have an open house. I had heard Rick and Chris had sold some properties for another family member, so I reached out to them. After signing the listing agreement, the house was sold within six weeks. They were easy to work with, returned phone calls and emails quickly, and sold the property for me. Efficient, easy...and painless. My experience was very good and I would recommend them for properties to sell or purchase.

-Mary from Marion



We had the opportunity to work with Rick and Chris on the purchase of our new home this past year. Our experience with them was beyond expectations. We knew pretty quickly after Rick showed us our home, that we wanted to make an offer. Rick was fantastic at getting us all of the paperwork very timely, explaining the documents, and offering support and advice. He even went above and beyond by sending us documents in the evenings and taking phone calls after hours or on weekends. We certainly did not expect that out of any realtor, but at Exit Realty, we felt like they truly cared about us and our family. For them, it was not about "selling and moving houses" but it was about what was best for us. Rick also pointed us in the right direction when it came time for financing our home. Our transaction was a little non-traditional and we had many questions. Rick was there every step of the way, guiding us to good decisions. Now, even eight months after the sale of our home, we still keep in touch with Rick, letting him know how things are going, and even asking a little bit more of his expert advice, which he happily gives. We have worked with other realtors in the past and nothing compares to the service and friendliness of Exit Realty. We have truly been blessed and feel that we not only had the right realtors, but also gained friends. 

-Jennifer and Terry Eckerman, Spencer, SD



Rick and Chris were a great help in purchasing my home. They were very responsive to what I needed and to answering every question I had. They continued their support through the closing and even after I moved in to my new home. I would definitely recommend anyone to take advantage of all the support and knowledge they have. It truly makes the buying experience much less stressful and much more enjoyable.    

Thanks, Jennifer Skeen


Chris and Rick provided excellent service. Fast, friendly, and dependable. I could always get ahold of you for any questions I had. Thank you!

- Satisfied Client


Joe set us up with a Client Web Page to like or dislike homes that came up with our criteria. I had a great experience with Joe, great guy!  Thank you so much for helping us find our new home and sell my old one. Well done, Joe!  

-Ryan Haase & Diane Dekkenga


Willingness to schedule showings on short notice, very timely responses on questions. I appreciated the personal touch and contact through text, emails, and phone calls. Thanks for your patience, Lynda. It was much appreciated.

-Jeff Miller


Lynda went over and above to ensure we were taken care of. She generally seems to care about her customers. Thank you, Lynda, for all of your support and help. 

-Don & Cari Lemley


Joe was friendly and honest.  He always answered his phone if we had questions.  Joe was very attentive to our needs.  Thank you, Joe!!  

- Erica, Gary, & Barb


The friendliness of the staff gets a "Great Plus" score. And they are hard-workers!  



Lynda did a fantastic job finding me my first home and helping me through the entire process. Lynda actively listens to you and the proof is the quality of listings that she will show you. There was a point while viewing houses that I was ready to settle for a home that I was unsure of but Lynda really encouraged me not to settle and continue my search. I found the perfect home shortly after and am ecstatic that I did. Thank You for your patience and persistence Lynda!  

- Dan


"I appreciated your patience with the length of time it took us to find a house. I always felt you had our best interests in mind. I find the level of trust we had with you was refreshing. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"  

- Matt & Angela

Lynda was always nice to talk too and I liked the fact that she lived close to our house.

Whenever we called Lynda she answered her phone. We did not get voicemail constantly or have to talk to someone else. Lynda is personable, honest and flexible! The personalized service is key!

- Scott & Chari

Lynda is a great person to work with! Caring dependable and honest!

Friendly. Excellent customer service. Willing to do what it takes to meet customers needs. Knowledgable and helpful in making house buying a positive experience.

- Sarah & Matt


Lynda was very friendly, accommodating, and helped us find a very nice house that fits our families needs and wants.


Lynda was very personable, and very patient! You were willing to make sure we found the house we liked, very availible, kept us informed. Very good service!!


Lynda worked hard to get closed on our house and she was available whenever we needed. She was friendly and hardworking. She got us through the long process of buying our first home.


Lynda is very knowledgeable about real estate and does her job very well. She has a very good personality and I really liked her. She is a very honest, and down to earth person. Educated, very friendly, and works for the customer!

- Darlene


Lynda treated us like we were the only clients she had and did everything to meet our requirements. We felt that we were friends and not just clients using your services. Caring, trustworthy and professional!

- Tim & Caryn


We appreciate everything you did for us and all your patience with our many phone calls, questions, and looking at many houses before finding the right one.

- Tyler & Danielle


You did more than other realtors would do. Called dry cleaners, took all the photos of the house we ended up buying, ect...Very willing to help in any way!! Friendly, Helpful, and Sincere!

- Brian & Machelle Ketterhagen


Lynda really went out of her way to help us.  

- Allen & Donna


Thank you for all of your work.  I like that you kept us up to date all the time!  - Dick


We greatly appreciated Lynda's availability to us.  Whether it was just by getting our questions answered on the phone or getting into houses, it was always prompt and important.

- Scott & Naomi


Lynda always responded to our calls and emails in a timely manner.  She showed us many houses and was patient with us.  

- Abbie & Chris


Lynda was knowledgeable about selling homes and the current economy.  

- Ron & Sara


Lynda was helpful in getting ready for the sale and in explaining the steps to the final closing.

- Gilbert & Elsie


Lynda was friendly, accessible and timely. Thank you!

- Jordon & Shawna


We liked that you were willing to go the extra mile by bringing in extra decorations and that we could easily reach you. You were also very honest about where we should be in our listing. You were very personable and you are a very hard worker. Thanks for selling our home so quickly, Lynda!

- Jason & Shari


Despite the small size of the listing, Lynda gave us full service. You always made yourself available when I had questions.

- Dwight


Lynda was great! We were always able to contact her and she answered all of our questions. We have told all of our friends how great she is.

- Connie & Paul


Lynda was very prompt in getting information to me either by computer or phone. She promptly had several places to look at and was very friendly and informative. They are top notch people, efficient, friendly, prompt and dependable.

- Phyllis

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