A little History about me

For me there is no greater satisfaction than selling a home or finding that perfect house for a family to call home. It's a pleasure meeting new people, sharing stories, and laughs along the way. Many of you may still remember me from my previous "life", working in the science field. I did receive a B.S. Degree from Indiana University and spent many years in the science area. As much as I enjoy science and my time with my colleagues in the lab changing careers in 2004 to Real Estate was the best choice for me. Yes, I am still an avid fan of Hoosier Basketball.

I have lived in many outstanding communities throughout the Twin Cities and Hastings is the place we chose to call home. For those not familiar with Hastings, it is located only twenty minutes south of St. Paul. When I am not working on Real Estate I spend/enjoy my time with my son doing photography. My family has lived in Hastings for more than three generations; it is family, the history, and the small town feeling which make Hastings special for us.

Real Estate Masters, LTD

Real Estate Masters is a independent Real Estate company of dedicated professionals who have been proudly serving the Twin Cities area for over seventeen years. I chose this company for their advanced technology, their transparent and reasonible fees, and their commitment to customer service. When you chose us, you are more than a sales transaction; you become part of our Real Estate family. Give me a call, together we can find that special place you can call home.


 Gene Hicks
Realtor®, ABR®,e-Pro®
Real Estate Masters, LTD
312 E. County Rd D
Saint Paul, MN 55117

Direct:  (612) 247-3185
Office:  (651) 484-4818
Fax:     (651) 484-5509


For Buyers- ABR®

 Over the years I have assembled a team of professionals who are dedicated to providing premium service before, during and after the sale. Our goal is to find the best home value to meet your needs. Whether you are a first time buyer, someone with an expanding family moving up or need that special retirement home you can be assured of receiving the finest service available.

For Sellers, e-Pro®

The finest in Full Service. We combine the latest in internet marketing with proven techniques of the past. We only work with proven professionals in their fields.We understand the current market conditions and make customer service our highest priority. We are only a phone call away to answer any questions. 

Past Real Estate clients

Gene did an amazing job in helping us market our home right and get it sold quickly. Because of my work, my wife and I had to leave Minnesota at the bottom of the real estate market. We listed our home with another well known so called reputable company in the area, and after experiencing high fees, low service, questionable representation, and no sale from other real estate company, we listed our home with Gene and Real Estate Masters. Within 2 weeks of listing our property with Gene, it was sold and we got the price we wanted. Gene helped us keep sale costs low and provided top notch service, was honest, and offered great solutions to the concerns my wife and I had. Since we live out of state Gene nearly handled everything to get the home sold. Knowing what I do now, I wouldn't list my property with anyone else.


Kent and I can't thank you enough for everything you done for us. The list seems endless-you've been accessible to us 24/7, worked harder than we'll ever know and just met so many of our needs...You are an amazing Realtor! ..We are so thankful for our new relationship with you. We are forever grateful!     Kent & Chris

Being first time home buyers we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. We were completely uneducated in the different steps we needed to take to find our dream house. Gene was our SAVOR throughout the entire process! He explained everything very well and was honest about whether or not it was a perfect fit for us. If we had any questions we were able to contact him at practically anytime of the day and got a response quickly. Without his help we would not have our perfect home! Thanks Gene!!   Sarah M.


I wanted to write and thank you and your team again for the all the extra efforts and patience in selling our home so quickly! especially in this market. My brothers and I are very appreciative.            Cindy H.