Minneapolis Breakfast Club

It’s a Great Time to Buy or Sell a Home!

Early Birds: Hybrid meeting today and Peter Eaton and Bob Alexander were the early birds. We had 11 in-person and 4 via ZOOM today. We usually start the meeting online at 7:15 AM.

Guests: None today

Honorary Members: Karen Holtmeier was in attendance at ECC today.

President Bob Alexander brought the meeting to order with a ring of the bell and a moment of silence.


  1. ZOOM link is https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8372506494?pwd=RStMTVU4bVVDTU0vZU5UdXNSWTZoQT09 or meeting ID 837 250 6494 password is Breakfast
  2. NEXT WEEK IS A HYBRID MEETING! We will meet at the Edina Country Club and via ZOOM.
  3. Sign up for your 2021 Craft Talk! Please contact Craig Blixrud to get on the calendar or with your ideas for craft talks.
  4. We are looking for a Club Vice President. Please contact Bob Alexander (or you may be drafted).
  5. We are always looking for suggestions for new members. A great time to join as the dues are currently waived and ZOOM allows easy access to meetings.

Pot of Gold: Peter Eaton won the Pot today (it must pay to show up in person). Julius Webster gave a mini-craft talk on DJ Kranz’s business outlook for 2021. It is quite bright.

Business Exchange/Sharing:

Keith Kovacevick is retiring from Les Jones Roofing at the end of the month.

Dwain Coleman will be back as soon as he gets vaccinated.

Tom Ashbaugh, Tom Whaley, Bob Alexander, and Tony Rubin all had some business to share today.

Craft Talk:

Craig Blixrud of Lone Birch Realty gave the craft talk today and passed on how the residential real estate market has performed in the last year. Outstanding results in spite of a pandemic. The hardest part of the business is finding persons that want to sell their home. Listings at the end of December were at 5,000, probably the lowest level in 10+ years.

With good employment numbers and low interest rates, it is certainly the time to buy.

Craig also thanked members for their support over the years

Contact Craig to see how he can help you, your friends, and/or your relatives get moving.

Register with Craig at blixrudhomes@gmail.com or 612-716-4551.

Looking ahead                                                                               

March 10, 2021- Hybrid meeting with the St Paul Saints.

March 17, 2021 – Hybrid Meeting with a TBD craft talk.

March 24, 2021 – Hybrid Meeting