The Minnesota Real Estate Team – Agent List
Ryan O’Neill – Real Estate Agent – Ryan@MnRealEstateTeam.com, 952-649-1456
The youngest of five O’Neill siblings, Ryan grew up in New Prague, Minnesota and went on to graduate from the University of Notre Dame in 1997. As the founder and leader of The Minnesota Real Estate Team, Ryan began his real estate career in 2003 with an emphasis on investment property. Over the years, Ryan is honored to have worked with so many outstanding clients from around the entire Twin Cities area in all types of real estate transactions. And currently, as the Broker and Sales Manager for the team, Ryan enjoys working with team members to ensure each and every client has a positive and successful experience when working with The Minnesota Real Estate Team. Ryan is also half of the piano playing duo, “The O’Neill Brothers.” Ryan, his wife Kathy, and dog Pokey live in the Bloomington area.
Jason Walgrave – Real Estate Agent – 612-419-9425
Jason grew up in Luverne, MN and graduated from NDSU in Fargo, ND with a Bachelor of Science degree studying in Psychology, Sociology, and Philosophy. He has been in real estate since 1999. He holds many titles that include the following: Broker, MN; Realtor, WI; Radio Host – am1500 KSTP; GRI, Graduate Realtor Institute; ARS, Accredited Relocation Specialist; and CFS, Certified Foreclosure Specialist. Jason’s philosophy of hard work, honesty, knowledge, and network has kept him one of the top agents for the last decade. He believes in under promising and over delivering. Jason has developed the most effective marketing plan to sell homes in the fastest time for the most money, even in a tough market. He specializes in working with Sellers and Investors, but is diverse in all areas of real estate. For more information call or email today!
Brian Carion – Real Estate Agent – 651-324-1316
Before Brian got started in real estate in 2003, he earned his Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Michigan, and worked as a medical device design engineer for 10 years. Now a full-time real estate agent, he instructs real estate classes in the St. Paul Community Education & Anoka Community Education programs teaching Real Estate Investing, Landlording, Foreclosure and Property Rehabbing classes. He has an extensive background in property sales spanning Single-Family Homes, Multi-Family Homes, small Apartment Buildings, and Luxury Homes. Brian also owns and manages several single-family rental properties, and has extensive knowledge on property repair and maintenance. He effectively utilizes his mechanical engineering background, and hands-on experience as a real estate agent to help both buyers and sellers make wise and strategic decisions during their real estate transactions.
Prompt and genuine communication is Brian’s top priority, so please contact Brian if you have specific questions regarding Home Buying, Home Selling, Landlording, Property Rehabbing, or any properties on the minnesota mls. He’s here to share his knowledge!
Kevin Curtis – Real Estate Agent – CDPE, CLHMS – 612-619-6496
Kevin grew up in Casper Wyoming and moved to the Twin Cities in 1993. He now lives in South Minneapolis with his wife and two daughters. He started in real estate back in 2001 as an appraiser and appraised over 1600 homes in the Twin Cities 11 county metro area before becoming a Realtor in 2005. While recognized as a luxury real estate professional, Kevin is equally dedicated to working with first time and move up buyers/sellers and investors. He also specializes in residential infill housing (tear downs) with in the City of Minneapolis and St Paul, including a project in South Minneapolis he did for his own family in 2013. Kevin is a member of the #1 Real Estate Team in Minnesota. In 2013, the team closed over 1,275 transactions, finishing as the #1 RE/MAX team in the United States and worldwide for closed transactions and total commissions. His knowledge and experience in real estate sets the foundation to providing every one of his clients the most competent, attentive and sincere service possible. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys volunteering at his kids school, traveling and golf.
Dan Frank – Real Estate Agent – 612-730-9118
Dan grew up in Plymouth, MN and graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in Aviation. Dan has been a professional airline pilot since 2006. While he has spent an endless number of hours in the air, Dan is thrilled to be grounded in real estate. His passion for real estate investing has led him to buy his own investment properties, all of which he manages himself. Dan’s enthusiasm for real estate along with his fun personality and effective communication skills will make your real estate experience a positive one. Dan knows first-hand the importance of working together as a team, and prides himself on developing and maintaining positive client relationships. He enjoys working with clients in all areas of real estate. Dan and his wife Sara, along with their miniature schnauzer, reside in Eden Prairie.
Brian Trebelhorn – Real Estate Agent – 507-254-7958
Brian grew up in the Northfield area and has been there all his life. Growing up on the family farm, while having a dad as a pilot for Northwest Airlines (now Delta), allowed the family to travel together and spend quality time with each other. Brian has taken that same philosophy and applied it to his current family as well. He and his two kids, Maxine, 15, and Nicholas, 12 along with girlfriend Chris, reside in Northfield. After graduating with a B.S. in Mass Communications/Spanish and Marketing from St. Cloud State University in 1993, he worked as an International Sales Manager for several years, traveling the globe and seeing many exciting places. When he started with Real Estate, he discovered his true passion and has been helping people buy and sell homes ever since. Brian’s areas of expertise include the southern Twin City belt, with extensive experience in land, rural properties, short sale properties, relocation and more, including experience in every major category of real estate. Because it was his minor in college, he also speaks fluent Spanish and enjoys working with the Latin American community as well. Licensed in Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota, there are plenty of options when choosing to work with him. Brian’s motto is: If it can be bought or sold, Brian can help…no games, no hassles, just hard work, honesty and integrity, the way Real Estate SHOULD be!
Bryan VantHof – Real Estate Agent – 612-865-3158
Bryan grew up in Edgerton, MN, and graduated from St. Cloud State University with a major in Finance and a minor in Economics. Bryan has been a full time real estate agent/broker since 2003 and has spent many years managing other Real Estate Agents as an independent Broker. Bryan has extensive experience in nearly all aspects of the Real Estate Industry with hundreds of transactions personally completed and hundreds of other transactions under management. Bryan’s top strengths are his Adaptability and Analytical Ability. The Adaptability allows Bryan to respond to client requests and offers quickly and accurately. The Analytical Ability allows him to be detail oriented and make sure you, as the client, understand what is going with your home purchase or sale. His top customer comments include his knowledge of the Real Estate market, fast response times, and ability to educate his clients. Bryan works with all types of Real Estate Buyers and Sellers, experience with new construction as well as land sales. He has worked with lenders in portfolio liquidation of new construction homes and land, works with a Professional Stager to make sure your home is in top condition to get top dollar when selling, and flexible with his buyers, working around their schedule. Prior to being in Real Estate, Bryan spent 10 years in the financial services industry, currently lives in the Northwest Metro and working towards completion of a Master’s of Business Administration. In his free-time, he enjoys spending time with his family and volunteer work.
Jesse Grumdahl – Real Estate Agent – 612-968-2161
Jesse Grumdahl was born and raised in Minneapolis. He attended the University of Minnesota with double majors in Psychology and Applied Business. He is also a Graduate of the Realtor Institute earning him the GRI designation. Jesse Grumdahl is an expert listing agent who understands short sales and foreclosures fluently. Follow his blog that focuses on Minnesota Foreclosures to learn how to buy or sell a property in foreclosure. If you need to do a short sale please visit MN Short Sale to learn more. Jesse Grumdahl and his assistant Jennilee strive to make every transaction stress free by taking time to educate clients on all details.
Julie Harris – Real Estate Agent – 952-451-0002
Born and raised in Minnesota, Julie Harris currently resides in the Twin Cities Metro Area. She has been licensed in the state of Minnesota for the past 20 years and continues to love and take pride in her career as a Realtor. By using her extensive knowledge of the industry, she is able to help sellers and buyers throughout the entire real estate process. Through Julie’s strong negotiation and communication skills, she helps clients obtain their optimum goal of home ownership. Julie is able to assist your transaction from start to finish while ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience. Julie finds that listening, honesty, patience and timely follow up with her clients is the key to her success. Please contact Julie today to be your real estate resource!
Tony D’Agostino – Real Estate Agent – 612-636-0854
Tony grew up in St. Anthony, Minnesota and currently resides in Blaine with his wife Amy and their 2 ½ year old son Jack. Tony has had a passion for Real Estate ever since he purchased his first home in 2000. Since obtaining his Real Estate license, Tony has had the privilege of helping hundreds of buyers and sellers turn their dreams into reality. Tony specializes in buying and selling residential Real Estate. He also enjoys working with investors. Communication, Commitment and Knowledge have been the keys to success for Tony. He feels buying or selling a home is the biggest investment a person will make and he is going to be there every step of the way to ensure a smooth transaction. In his free time, Tony enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing golf, fishing, and cheering on the Minnesota sports teams.
Bernie Borschke – Real Estate Agent – 763-234-7220
Bernie taught and coached high school in the metro area for twelve years. In 1991, he made his first real estate investment purchase. Currently, Bernie owns seven investment properties and can offer clients expertise in identifying, analyzing and selecting appropriate properties. Bernie is very knowledgeable in the areas of rehabbing and flipping or renting investment properties. Bernie joined our team after being the top agent for 2006 & 2007 at his previous organization. He has a special passion for truly listening to his clients needs and helping them reach their goals. First time home buyers and newer investors are a special niche for him. On the listing side, Bernie has assisted many clients avoid foreclosure by successfully completing short sale transactions. After living in Golden Valley for 15 years with his wife Lori, Bernie currently resides in St. Michael. Lori runs a treatment facility for clients who are dual diagnosed with chemical dependency issues and mental illness where Bernie volunteers.
Chris Yarbro – Real Estate Agent – 763-354-9493
Originally from North Dakota, Chris has lived in Minnesota for the last decade with his wife and children. Chris’s passion for helping people find what best suits their needs has been the major factor in his professional sales career. His interest in real estate developed after the sales and purchases of several homes and fully understanding how important it is to have an agent that has a strong work ethic, strong values and integrity, and one that will truly listen and put customers first. Chris’s dedication to representing his customers’ best interests is evident through his availability, commitment, and advocacy on customers’ behalf. In his free time, Chris enjoys spending time outside hunting, fishing, golfing, playing hockey, and playing with his kids. Chris is actively involved in his children’s activities and education and loves being a dad. Chris currently lives in Lino Lakes.
Joe Mack – Real Estate Agent – 952-484-7071
Joe Mack is a dedicated and extremely hard working real estate professional. Most important to Joe are his client’s needs and the level of service that is provided to the client on a day to day basis. Whether an email, phone call or text, Joe will quickly reply to your needs to the best of his ability. Working with Joe as your real estate agent, there is never any rush or pressure. Joe always works at each client’s individual pace and on his or her timeline. In addition to his work as an outstanding Realtor, Joe has previous significant mortgage experience. As a result, he is able to assist his clients in guiding them through the ever changing real estate process and environment. In working as a real estate agent, Joe has had the pleasure of helping clients with any and all types of real estate: existing homes, new construction, luxury homes, bank owned listings, short sales and farms as well. It would be an honor for Joe to have the opportunity to work with you. Don’t hesitate to call or email Joe today!
Adam Benedict – Real Estate Agent – 651-226-3928
Adam Benedict is both a resident and local expert of the city of St. Paul. His vast knowledge of the individual neighborhoods, local shops, and community events within St. Paul, bring a unique insight to an otherwise large city. He has been helping client’s buy and sell real estate since 2005. As part of RE/MAX Advantage Plus and The Minnesota Real Estate Team, Adam’s commitment to his clients and dedication to the business has created thousands of lasting relationships over the years. Prior to becoming a full time real estate agent in Minnesota, Adam owned/operated a successful Landscaping business. His proficiency within the industry gave him an opportunity to show clients what possible limitations may exist in relation to the land surrounding a building or home. He is no stranger to both past and present day building practices with a true eye for design, which has made him one of the top agents in Minnesota. Adam’s comprehension of the current local market trends, combined with his ability to adapt to the latest technologies (that drive this industry) keep him on the cutting edge. Adam can be reached at 651-226-3928.
Paul Docauer – Real Estate Agent – 763-439-8314
Paul and Danelle (Dani) started their Real Estate careers back in 2000. Since 2000, they have worked all types of Real Estate transactions from buyer’s and seller’s to investor’s and re-habbers. They pride themselves on listening to client needs and following up promptly w/ answers to any questions. Like they say, “Do what you say you are going to do, when you say you are going to do it.” Put their pride and experience in their job to work for you. With the support of “The Minnesota Real Estate Team” and Paul and Dani working hard for you, you will accomplish your Real Estate goals whatever they may be.
When Paul and Dani aren’t working on Real Estate they enjoy spending time w/ their 3 kids: Jorden 16, Dylan 15, and Alex 13. They all enjoy things like camping, traveling, watching and playing sports, and of course pretty much anything to do w/ the outdoors. Summer or winter. Feel free to reach out to them at anytime to get moving. Paul can be reached at 763-439-8314 or PaulnDani@MnRealEstateTeam.com. Dani can be reached at 763-242-0933 or also PaulnDani@MnRealEstateTeam.com. Visit our website for a super easy home search at PaulandDani.com
Crystal Vedder – Real Estate Agent – 218-940-6364
Crystal Vedder is a member of the St. Paul Area Association of Realtors with a strong background in contractual law and consumer relations. It is Crystal’s commitment that sets her apart! She is persistent, staying up to date to ensure each transaction is completed with the utmost professionalism. Crystal’s enthusiasm for real estate is driven by the principle of helping others, which proves to be her inspiration. She sees her career to be more than business and is sensitive to the emotional dynamics real estate can bring. Whether you are a first time home buyer, move-up buyer or downsizing, nothing is more important to Crystal than you.
Crystal enjoys life with her husband, beautiful daughter and two affectionate dogs in the Apple Valley area. She welcomes you to contact her today with your questions and needs. Crystal is always happy to hear from you!
MaryAlice Beevore – Real Estate Agent – CDPE, CRS & e-PRO, Old Home Certified by MN Preservation Alliance – 612-554-5901
MaryAlice moved to the Twin Cities to attend the University of MN and graduated from the Carlson School of Management. She renovated and sold a Craftsman style bungalow while going to school and has loved real estate ever since. A resident of Minneapolis, she specializes in selling vintage homes in Minneapolis, St Paul and the inner ring suburbs. Are you a seller looking for a Realtor who understands what makes your home special? She understands. Are you a buyer searching for that perfect Craftsman bungalow? A charming Dutch Colonial? A Mid Century Modern? Not only does she understand what you are looking for, she will gladly help you find it! Want to see the best of homes available in a certain style? Give her a call to set up a tour today!
Ted Bergstrom – Real Estate Agent – 612-723-5444
Ted grew up in South Minneapolis as the youngest of six kids. He attended the Minneapolis Public Schools and in 1993, graduated from the University of Minnesota (B.S. American Studies.) After four years in the Lake Tahoe area of Northern California, Ted returned home to Minneapolis and began his real estate career in 1998. He has been helping home sellers, buyers and investors in the Twin Cities with their real estate needs ever since. Ted’s honest, timely and direct approach to selling real estate has served his clients well over the years and has established him as one of the local leaders in the industry. Ted lives in South Minneapolis with his wife Lisa and their two beautiful young daughters. When he is not working, he loves to spend time with his family especially at their cabin in Northern Wi. Ted also enjoys skiing, biking & playing guitar.
Jen McKinnon – Real Estate Agent – 612-384-1073
As your Realtor, I promise to be honest & dedicated, to have fun & to work for YOU. I limit the number of clients I work with at any given time so you can get the attention you want and deserve. You’ll work with me directly throughout the entire process. Your situation is unique and I take that seriously. I work with buyers, sellers, builders and relocation companies around the Twin Cities/Metro Area. I also have access to numerous third party partners to provide a seamless real estate experience before, during and after the closing. I grew up in eastern Wisconsin and moved to Minnesota to attend the University of MN. Upon graduation, I began a diverse career in sales, health & wellness and have been a full time REALTOR since 2008. My husband and I currently live in Woodbury with our two kids but I have also enjoyed living in Minneapolis (U of MN area and Linden Hills neighborhood) and St Paul (Merriam Park and Macalester-Groveland neighborhoods). We own and manage several investment properties in the Twin Cities and have remodeled a few along the way. I also enjoy giving back to my community and volunteer through MOPS International, MOMS Club (Woodbury) and Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity. I’d love the opportunity to meet you and go on a Real Estate journey together!
Ross Lumley – Real Estate Agent – 612-490-1434
Ross Lumley has been called, “Mr. Possibility”, because after everyone says no way, Ross finds a way to make it possible. Ross has always been a creative thinker. He grew up in the northern suburbs of Minneapolis. He received his real estate license after completing his college degree in computer programming. He has extensive experience in client satisfaction, property & project management, and contract negotiations. Ross has purchased and managed many rental properties in Minneapolis and surrounding areas. He also has his general contractor license. His experience includes investing, remodeling and building homes since 2000. Ross enjoys working with all kinds of buyers and sellers from seasoned Investors to the 1st time home buyer. Whether it’s a condo, townhome, new construction, rehab project, starter home, or a 20 unit apartment building, put Ross Lumley’s experience to work for you!
Steve Howe – Real Estate Agent – 952-607-1222
Steve grew up in St. Paul and enjoyed many of the benefits the Twin Cities has to offer growing up. Active in sports, church, theater, and music, Steve traveled across the border into Wisconsin for college, graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a degree in vocal music. He spent three years on the road as a full-time touring musician until finally settling back in the Twin Cities for good. Steve enjoys working with first-time buyers and helping them understand the complex process of a real estate transaction. He is also a firm believer in real estate investing as a long-term wealth building strategy for everyone looking to gain financial freedom.
Charlie Leimer – Real Estate Agent – 612-310-3975
Charlie grew up in Eagan, Minnesota. After graduating from Sibley High School in Mendota Heights he attended Gustavus College in St. Peter where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Writing. His business experience includes ten years of sales and marketing for high tech companies and over seven years as a real estate consultant working with corporate transferees in the Twin Cities. His professional certifications include: Destination Specialist, Marketing Specialist and Inventory Property Management. His attention to detail, passionate dedication to satisfying his clients’ needs and healthy sense of humor are all assets that benefit his clients and reward the trust that they place in him. Charlie and his wife, Kirsten, currently raise their three children, Nate, Maddy and Ashley, in Victoria, Minnesota. When he takes time away from work and family he enjoys playing music and playing hockey.
Bob Bloomberg – Real Estate Agent – 612-314-5044
I am from Duluth, and growing up in a small town gave me an appreciation for the little things. I played 3 sports while attending Duluth Central High School and I realized then, that everyone on the team serves a purpose and that ego’s have no business in achieving a goal. Nobody understands your goals more than I do. Before I sell your home and begin find you the home of your dreams I will sit down with you and discuss every detail of the perfect home for you and your family.
That connection will allow me to help you find the best home for your price range, whether its finding that home near a golf course or getting into the best school district for your children, I will focus on what is important to you, and represent your best interest in the sale. My 20 years of real estate experience will benefit you and your family.
Mike Kaderlik – Real Estate Agent – 651-210-8644
As a Minnesota native – Michael was born and raised in Faribault and currently lives in Elko-New Market with his wife and two children. He has been expertly assisting buyers and sellers with real estate sales since 1999. Michael’s extensive training in new construction home sales is an added benefit to his clients’ real estate experience. Outside of real estate, Michael enjoys volunteering through church, golfing – when time allows, enriching his love of music, and traveling with his family. A longtime member of The Minnesota Real Estate Team, Michael has extensive experience working with: first time home buyers, real estate investors, and sellers of all types of properties here in Minnesota. Don’t hesitate to give him a call with all of your real estate questions!
Phong Cao – Real Estate Agent – 952-994-6988
Phong grew up in Northeastern Minnesota and moved to the Twin Cities in 1989. Phong specializes in helping Asians or minorities in selling, buying their first home and buying their first investment property. As a new investor a few years ago, Phong knew what it was like to do it alone. Phong is here to help you overcome your barriers. Phong has a passion to help other regular people succeed in investing in real estate. Phong will help you get your property rented for free. Currently Phong lives in Burnsville with his wife and 3 children. Phong personally owns 6 single family houses and a commercial building that he rents out. In Phong’s free time, he likes to golf, go to the YMCA, and play basketball. He has a basketball court in his back yard. He also enjoys playing football, volleyball, and tennis. Use Phong’s experience to build your wealth through real estate. Don’t hesitate to check out PhongCao.com as well.
Victoria Friedrich – Real Estate Agent – 612-282-8639
I was one of the first agents on the ground floor with Ryan when he started the Minnesota Real Estate Team in 2004. It amazes me to see its beginning and how it has grown into the #1 Real Estate Team in the World. Before I became an agent, I was a buyer and seller of both residential and investment properties. I have done everything in the renovation of properties from head to toe. I love getting involved with the details and looking at properties; how they are and how to make them better. . . on a resourceful budget. Buying and selling a home should be exciting, not stressful for you and your family. That is my goal: to take that off your plate and make the process smooth and successful. It’s great working with Ryan and The Minnesota Real Estate Team because we have so many outstanding resources to make transactions go flawlessly. I have lived in Minneapolis for most of my adult life. I know Minneapolis/St. Paul: I drive it, I bike it, I walk it every day! Feel free to give me a call or send me an email to set up a time to talk. I look forward to meeting you to earn your business.
Denae Frampton – Real Estate Agent – 952-913-6368
Denae has been a member of the banking industry and has built two homes, one with a contractor and the other she designed and general contracted herself. Having those experiences, and with utilizing the benefits of modern technology, she is able to provide knowledgeable and efficient service, while being able to maintain the personal attention she finds so important and rewarding. Being a native resident of Minnesota, Denae has a wealth of information and insight. This combined with her know-how of today’s technology, she is able to provide you with the necessary knowledge that will enable you to make sound real estate decisions.
Jerry Wikre – Real Estate Agent – 612-889-1444
Jerry grew up in Owatonna, MN and then moved to Mankato while attending Mankato State University. From there he moved to the Twin Cities and married his wife Bobbie and has resided in Chaska since 1992. He has worked in the customer service industry helping others for over 20 years. Real Estate is his passion and he currently owns and rents his own property, therefore he enjoys working with other investors and helping them achieve long term wealth. So whether you’re looking for your first home, an investment property, or that dream home he can help you make it possible. With his vast business knowledge and strong communication skills he will help you negotiate what may be the largest personal financial deal of your life. Rest assured that you have hired a professional, service oriented real estate consultant with the support of the Minnesota Real Estate Team.
Rebecca Ross – Real Estate Agent – 612-432-4330
Rebecca was born and raised in International Falls, MN and moved to the metro area in 1986. She and her husband Dan live in Waconia with their 3 dogs Montana, Brekken and Molly. Rebecca has been helping people buy and sell homes for eight years. She particularly enjoys working with 1st time home buyers because of their enthusiasm for the process. She recently received her Realtor Senior Advisor (RSA) designation. This designation gives her the unique skills needed to work with our maturing population to help them find the right housing and services that are specific to their needs. Rebecca has a lot of energy and passion for what she does. She loves people and wants to build a relationship with her clients-not just buy or sell them a home. She is a wonderful resource for her past and present clients because of the relationships she has with other professionals.
Dan Vigdal – Real Estate Agent – 651-331-1404
Dan was raised on a farm near Armstrong, IA. and went on to spend 6.5 years in the US Marine Corps, and US Air Force. Dan did further studies at Waldorf College, University of North Dakota, and University of Nebraska at@ Omaha. While studying for Business Administration Major, he took courses in Real Estate Finance and Marketing. Dan spent 24 years in the aviation industry as a business owner, and pilot of corporate charter and leasing services, providing personalized transport services for his clients, while managing the entire operation. Dan has always enjoyed meeting his client’s needs, so when deciding to make a career change, it was a very good fit to transfer into the real estate business. He is very experienced in helping many clients with residential real estate over the past few years, working with both sellers and buyers. Dan is also very interested in investment properties, or commercial real estate properties. Give him a call and let him help you out with your needs. Dan, and his wife Deborah, resided live in Highland Park until their move to Eagan. They have two wonderful sons. Dan & family are season ticket holders at the St Paul Saints Baseball, and Dan enjoys auto racing, bird watching, and fishing.
Jay Leppla – Real Estate Agent – 763-607-6377
Jay was born and raised in the Deephaven area. In the summer of 1968 Jay moved with his family to Boston. After completing high school in Sudbury, Massachusetts, Jay received his BS degree in business administration from Bentley College in Boston. He returned to Minnesota to run the family business after completing his studies. For 27 years he owned and operated Positive Stroke Art Supply in Wayzata and Framing Concepts in Brooklyn Park. After closing those businesses, Jay began investing in his own properties. Discovering he had a passion for real estate led him to pursuing his own real estate license. He now uses the knowledge he has gained in his real estate transactions to help you smoothly sell or purchase your own properties. You’ll appreciate his attention to detail and the energy he pours into your transaction. Jay currently resides in Plymouth with his wife and two children. Both children attend the Wayzata schools and are products of its excellent education system. If he is not selling real estate, he is driving to gymnastics, baseball, lacrosse, some church activity, or pursuing his new hobby – home brewing.
Derek Walgrave – Real Estate Agent – 612-850-2119
Derek grew up in Luverne MN and moved to the Twin Cities after graduating with his Bachelor of Science degree and his Masters in Kinesiology. After moving to the Twin Cities, Derek started a career in real estate and has never looked back. He believes the most important aspect of being real estate professional is providing his clients, with honesty, integrity, and hard work. Derek is licensed as a real estate broker and has had a wide range of experiences in real estate. His experiences include marketing and selling homes, short sale negotiations, first time homebuyers, real estate investments, cash flow analysis, commercial marketing and sales, and international development and resorts. He enjoys working in all areas of real estate and continues to challenge himself to become a more complete real estate professional.
Al Tachovsky – Real Estate Agent – 952-454-3354
Al specializes in helping individuals and families make important decisions about their current and/or future home or investment property needs, including precise determinations about the complexities of bank owned/foreclosure and short sale transactions.
Responsive, direct, and knowledgeable, Al helps his clients navigate through the entire real estate process from start to finish, saving them both time and money. For all of you real estate needs, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Al Tachovsky today!
John Kapustka – Real Estate Agent – 612-597-5772
John grew up on a family farm in North Central Iowa and has lived in the Twin Cities for the past 20 years. He graduated from Mankato State University in 1987, and after working eight years as a radio disc jockey and 13 years with Saturn, has enjoyed working with RE/MAX Advantage Plus since 2006. He currently lives in Lakeville, is active with his church and is the father of three sons. John’s experience working with buyers lets him put their perspective to work for sellers who want their listings to stand out. John has had extensive experience working with buyers all over the Twin Cities metro area. Whether you are looking for a bank owned home, investment property, short sale or making your first purchase, call John to help you with that purchase.
Jeff Henning – Real Estate Agent – 651-210-4091
Jeff grew up on a farm in East Central Iowa and moved to the Minneapolis area in 1987. He graduated from Wartburg College in Waverly Iowa, and got his MS from the University of St Thomas. Jeff and his wife purchased their first investment property in 1999, and currently own two investment properties. Along the way he and his wife remodeled an 1880 farm house, and bought and sold 4 other properties before he decided to get into real estate full time. Jeff enjoys working with people to help them find a property that suits their tastes, or investments that meet their criteria. He has spent the past year primarily helping people avoid foreclosure by short selling their homes and helping buyers navigate a difficult short sale and REO market. Prior to 2002, Jeff was an avid golfer, and still plays recreationally. Currently, Jeff belongs to the St Paul curling club where he curls in a league one night a week. Most of Jeff’s (and his wife’s) free time is spent working on projects in the house they own in Burnsville, and playing with their two children, now 6 and 7.
Joan Kiplagat – Real Estate Agent – 952-715-2602
Joan was born in Kenya and moved to England in 1997 where she attained her first degree in Development studies. Joan has also lived and schooled in Canada and is now proud to call Minnesota home. Joan has a natural interaction with people and those that have had a chance to work with her can attest to the enthusiasm she has in seeing that her client’s needs are met. Joan is passionate about real estate and she brings with her the utmost level of professionalism, integrity and hard work. You can rest assured that with Joan as your agent, your interests are in good hands.
Michelle S. Erickson – Real Estate Agent – 612-490-1657
Michelle has been in the Minnesota and Wisconsin real estate market since 1999. She and her husband were newlyweds at the time and found a shared love and passion for remodeling. She became a licensed Realtor and he became a licensed contractor. Together, they purchased their first investment property in 1999 and currently own and successfully manage investment properties throughout the Twin Cities. Along the way – and in addition to selling many homes – they’ve also remodeled, bought & sold investment properties (including fire damaged apartment buildings). Michelle is a native Minnesotan; she was raised on a family farm south of the Twin Cities, just outside of Northfield. She has lived in several lovely communities throughout the metropolitan area but has happily nestled not far from her family and the farm she grew up on. She and her husband have another shared love, their four beautiful children. When Michelle is not working in the real estate market and property management she enjoys her sprouting kiddos. And if any free time finds its way into her schedule she could be found baking, cooking, or gardening. Clients have described her as, “pleasant and extroverted” and “unassuming and unselfish with a genuine interest in other people”. Her mission is”Making Good Things Happen For You” and that’s just what she’ll do.
Dan Myers – Real Estate Agent – 612-708-5759
Dan grew up in Burbank, California, and went to school at Loyola Marymount. After College, as an Electrical Engineer, he pursued a career as a Manufactures’ Representative in the Aerospace Industry. Eventually, Dan and his wife Amy decided to searched the country for an area that had the values that they wanted to raise their family with, and in the 90’s they found themselves in Minnesota. Later, Dan also made some career changes. After years in sales, and investing in real estate (Dan owns several investment properties), he finally put the two together and began selling real estate full time. Dan brings a unique and organize perspective to buying and selling homes. It’s usually not until someone is actually in a real estate transaction that they fully realize they are dealing with dollars that it takes half a lifetime to earn. And while it rarely happens, the potential for problems are endless. So, with an engineer’s attention to details and a salesman’s love of getting a great deal, Dan’s goal is to make every transaction go smoothly and, more importantly, make it understandable and comfortable for everyone; whether it is for a first time home buyer or for a seasoned investor. Dan currently lives in Minneapolis with Amy, their two teenage boys, Cameron and Carl, and their two dogs, Indy and Ike.
Greg Hilger – Real Estate Agent – 952-240-1309
Greg grew up in Luverne, MN and graduated from Minnesota University, Mankato with a degree in Elementary Education/Middle School Mathematics. Greg has worked at many schools in the southwest metro: the International School of Minnesota in Eden Prairie, Carver-Scott Educational Cooperative in Waconia, and District #112 in Chaska/Chanhassen. As your Realtor, Greg promises to carry over his teaching background for your real estate needs. He will be honest, energetic and loyal. No doubt your real estate situation is unique and Greg takes that seriously. He and his clients are a TEAM and work TOGETHER to achieve their real estate goals. Greg works with buyers, sellers, and relocation companies around the Twin Cities / Metro Area.
Jaelynn Maki – Client Coordinator – 952-649-1456
Jaelynn grew up in Farmington and acquired her BS in Business Administration and Marketing Communications from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls. After a number of years in Sales and Advertising, Jaelynn took on a position on the team. She has been with The Minnesota Real Estate Team since 2005. As the Client, Lead, and Transaction Coordinator, Jaelynn enjoys communicating with buyers and sellers to help make all team transactions go smoothly. Jaelynn is also the initial contact for clients that contact us through our websites and radio shows. Jaelynn will certainly put you in touch with an experienced agent on the team, according to your specific real estate needs and goals.
Suprena Kretchman – Real Estate Agent – 952-451-6777
Suprena Kretchman grew up in Bloomington, MN and graduated from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul MN with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism/Advertising. She worked for many years as an account executive with several of the major television stations here in the Twin Cities. In 2001, she turned her sales abilities to real estate! Her television background helped her hone her skills in advertising, networking, negotiating, and most importantly, closing. Over the years she has worked with many home buyers, sellers, and investment/commercial properties. She believes in working hard to earn her client’s business, because she knows referrals are her greatest reward. Her positive attitude, honesty and integrity, mixed with a little bit of tenacity will get the job done in today’s tough market. Suprena believes in helping each of her buyers, sellers, and real estate investors however she can do so. She would love the opportunity to help you on your next real estate transaction. Call or email her today!
Eric Sharbo – Real Estate Agent – 612-819-9208
When it comes to attention to detail, Eric Sharbo makes sure to “dot all the i’s and cross all the t’s” for his clients in each and every real estate transaction. Through his years of working as a top REMAX agent, Eric has developed a very strong and loyal client base: many first time home buyers, real estate investors, and sellers of all price ranges. Eric spent a number of years running and managing his own real estate team. In 2010, Eric merged the forces of “The Sharbo Group” with The Minnesota Real Estate Team. No doubt if you are looking for a top real estate agent to help you in your next transaction, give Eric Sharbo a call today.
Julia Trygstad – Real Estate Agent – 952-994-0605
Juli Ann (Julia) Trygstad is a full-time realtor at RE/MAX Advantage Plus and a part of the MN Real Estate Team. Julia epitomizes integrity, energy, hard work and creative service in every detail of your real estate transaction. She was born in Mankato and grew up in South Dakota. As a child she quickly realized her love of sales while traveling with her father selling grain dryers and meeting with his clients. She graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from Concordia in Moorhead. After a rewarding career in finance with U.S. Bancorp based out of Atlanta and traveling three states for 7 years, she came back home to be closer to family 10 years ago. She loves helping people whether they are buying or selling. Happiest being out of the office showing homes, on the go with each day a new challenge. Julia works with Eric Sharbo out of the Lakeville, RE/MAX Advantage Plus Office. Every client is our #1 priority and gets the benefit of our technological resources and our experienced team of agents. Whether you’re buying or selling any type of property, Julia and Eric offer you a low-pressure partnership and powerful tools that ensure you a great experience.
Heather Rectenwal – SRES, ABR, Real Estate Agent, Staging Specialist – 612-387-8966
Heather began her real estate career in 2005, specializing with Senior Citizens. She is the owner of New Beginnings Simple Solutions www.NewBeginningSolutions.net, which caters to the families that need help selling the old family home and moving parents to a new location. Heather is also the CEO of ReVampit Homestaging, Inc, she feels staging your home to SELL is what makes it stand out from the competition. ReVampit Homestaging, Inc was featured on The Minnesota Real Estate Radio Show on Twin Cities News Talk, AM 1130 for several years, advising listeners on how to prepare their homes for the market. When you list your home with Heather, you get a free Staging Consultation and furniture/accessories rental to make sure your home stands out over your competition. For more information see her website: www.ReVampitinc.com. Accreditations include: SRES: Senior Real Estate Specialist and ABR – Accredited Buyers Representative.
Ryan DeRoode – Real Estate Agent – 651-503-4158
Ryan grew up in Ghent Minnesota, a small southwestern town near Marshall. Growing up so close to family and friends has instilled a hard work ethic and a desire to treat each client as if they were family. Ryan enlisted in the Army after high school and has a combined 10 years of active duty and national guard service. After active duty, he received a bachelor’s degree from Mankato State University in 1998 and moved to the metro area. He made the decision to be a full-time Realtor in 2000. Seeing the highs and lows of the market, he believes in first educating his clients on this vast market of foreclosures, short sales and traditional sales. This is a very exciting market and you really want your clients to not just get a good deal, but know that it’s the right home for where they are in life. As a military veteran himself, he loves helping other veterans benefit from VA loans and finding the perfect home. Ryan has also been recognized as a 2009 and 2011 Twin Cities Super Real Estate Agent. Call Ryan at 651-503-4158 to begin finding your perfect home!
Mike Thompson – Real Estate Agent – 763-218-8104
Mike grew up in a military family moving frequently throughout the U.S. and overseas. He currently resides in Minnetonka with his wife Debra. Mike brings an extensive background in residential construction and remodeling to his real estate career. That experience provides a definite edge in helping buyers and sellers realize their real estate goals. Always self-employed, Mike’s work ethic and attention to detail is paramount in navigating buyers and sellers through the process. Working with Mike as your Real Estate Agent you can be confident in knowing he will work diligently on your behalf always keeping your best interest at heart. If you’re in the market to sell your home, first time home buyer, move up buyer searching for your dream home or ready to invest in real estate please give Mike a call. He’s here to make the process of buying or selling an enjoyable experience. Mike holds these designations: REALTOR, CDPE, CIAS.
Bill Clark – Real Estate Agent – 952-484-9865
Bill comes to The Minnesota Real Estate Team bringing a vast amount of experience, having been a licensed real estate agent for 35 years. He is deeply committed to his clients and works 110% for the best outcome for each of his buyers and sellers. Born and raised in North Minneapolis, MN, Bill is the second of six children, all who were raised by a single parent. Bill went on to graduate from North High School, eventually marrying his school sweetheart. Bill has been married for 44 years and he and his wife Becky have two wonderful sons, and two equally wonderful daughter in laws. Bill and Becky also have six fantastic grandchildren. For anyone looking to buy or sell a home, certainly don’t hesitate to give Bill a call today for all of your real estate needs!
Sheryl Deppa – Real Estate Agent – 612-807-4461
Sheryl Deppa has built a respected reputation in the community and has been a licensed Real Estate agent since 1988. Details matter for Sheryl in her over 24 successful years in the Real Estate industry as a full time Realtor. Sheryl has lived in various neighborhoods throughout the metro area and currently resides on Lake Minnetonka. She is a “qualified transition specialist.” And Sheryl’s business continues to grow for one overwhelming reason – customer referrals! Sheryl is inspired and dedicated to provide superior customer service to all of her clients. “I sell lifestyles. Contact me today!”
Sandy Marquart – Real Estate Agent – 952-412-4589
Sandy Marquart believes strongly that a real estate professional can make a difference in people’s lives. For this reason, she always goes the extra mile to make the home buying and selling experience a pleasant and positive one. Sandy helps all types of buyers and sellers, from first time home buyers to empty nesters. Sandy also has 10 years experience in the downtown Minneapolis market, having specialized in various Shamrock properties such as: 5th Ave Lofts, Security Warehouse, Bridgewater, Rock Island Lofts, 212 Lofts, Lindsay Lofts, and Riverwalk. Sandy’s knowledge of these various buildings and their unique features certainly gives her clients an edge in today’s real estate market. It gives Sandy great pleasure to make her clients’ experience a very positive one. For all of your real estate buying and selling needs, call or email Sandy today!
Brad Novy – Real Estate Agent – 218-721-2721
Brad was born in Moose Lake, MN. Until age fifteen, he spent his years living between Olympia, WA and Moose Lake, MN. Brad attended St. Cloud State University (SCSU) receiving his Bachelors Degree in Biology. In his last semester at SCSU, he got a glimpse of the Real Estate world and decided he wanted to turn Real Estate into a career! Brad enjoys working with all types of clients, buyers and sellers alike. He focuses on working with first time home buyers and lake shore property clients. There’s nothing better than the lake! Purchasing and selling a home, often times, are a persons biggest financial transactions. Brad works with clients at their pace to make sure they understand all the important aspects of the transaction and feel comfortable making such an important decision. Brad strives to maintain relationships with his current and past clients, and enjoys making new friends every day! He currently lives in Burnsville, with his significant other, Allie. In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and playing golf. He also loves spending time with his family and friends.
Andy Persby – Real Estate Agent – 612-281-1122
Andy grew up in No. St. Paul, Minnesota the older brother of two younger sisters. After attending high school at Hill-Murray, he went on and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2000. Andy played football and baseball there before getting drafted by the Minnesota Twins. After baseball was over, Andy started working for a Real Estate Marketing Company. Realizing his true passion was in buying and selling Real Estate Properties, Andy got his license and has been helping clients with all their Real Estate needs. Andy’s belief in Personal Touch, Accessibility, Responsiveness, and Hard Work are what you can expect when working together. Driving Andy day to day is his wife April and two beautiful daughters Alyssa & Amaya.
Lisa Przybilla – Real Estate Agent – 763-670-7502
Lisa has been a Realtor since 2002. Real estate has always been a part of Lisa’s life as her father was in construction and her mother was a real estate agent. Her sister was also a full time real estate agent. Lisa loves the real estate business and feels “at home” with her career choice. She sees real estate as a personal vocation rather than a job. Lisa was educated at the University of Minnesota earning a Bachelor’s degree. She is currently a member of the National Association of Realtors, Minnesota Board of Realtors, Minneapolis Board of Realtors, and St. Paul Board of Realtors. Lisa has earned her Graduate of Realtors Institute designation.
Lisa realizes that her career is more than just selling houses. It’s about placing people into settings that contribute to an overall lifestyle choice. Whether her clients are first time home buyers, move-up buyers, or are downsizing, she can help clients focus on their home buying decisions. Lisa has gone the extra mile for her clients including staging homes, painting, lawn mowing and even bringing some of her own furniture to her listings. Her expertise of marketing a home to the largest audience is invaluable when selling a home. She brings a wealth of knowledge and works with home buyers and sellers as a team to achieve the best results.
John Link – Real Estate Agent – 612-202-2240
John grew up in the Sioux City, IA area and has a bachelor of science degree in aviation. He has been a pilot for over 20 years and was a professional corporate pilot as well as time in the Air National Guard. John started in real estate during the decline in 2008 in both rehabs and new construction. His close attention to details and service has been a great asset during those times and that same attention to detail remains today. Its those small details that often make a big difference when it comes to the challenge of getting you into the house you truly want or helping you sell the one you have now.
Rob Andert – Real Estate Agent – 612-703-0100
Rob Andert grew up on a Farm outside of Slayton, MN. He attended Iowa State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, in 2005. After graduating, he moved to Minneapolis and has lived Downtown ever since. He has been a full-time Real Estate Agent for 3 years. Starting in Investment Real Estate, he learned the logistics of Rehabs and Rentals, before moving into Residential Real Estate. He works throughout the Minneapolis Metro with Buyers, Sellers, and Investors, and specializes in Condominiums.
Whether you’re interested in buying or selling Real Estate, there is a process to follow. Rob will work at your pace, guiding you through the process. He understands the importance of prompt, professional communication, and a continuous work ethic. His ability to listen to and understand your needs, and to persevere with you through potential challenges within a transaction, make him a top agent to work with. In his free time, Rob enjoys working out, trying new restaurants around Minneapolis, and spending time with his friends and family. He loves spending time with his two beautiful Nieces. If you’re looking for a reliable resource in Real Estate, please contact Rob anytime.
Julie Hahn – Real Estate Agent – 612-306-3718
When Julie Hahn was growing up, her mother (a real estate agent) would take her along to look at property. Back then, Julie would say, “How many more houses, Mom?” Mom always replied, “Just one more Jul, just one more.” Over time, those experiences grew into a passion for helping people with real estate. A lifelong Twin Cities resident, seasoned investor and downright fun person to talk with, Julie Hahn would love to help you with all of your real estate needs. Julie is committed to helping each and every one of her buyer and seller clients to the best of her ability. Don’t hesitate to call Julie today! Houses, townhouses, condos, lake shore and multi-family, Julie always has time to talk about ‘just one more.’
Curt Carlson – Real Estate Agent – 612-801-4130
Curt has been helping Buyers and Sellers since 2002 in the entire Twin Cities area. Over this time period as a licensed Realtor, Curt has helped 100’s of families with their moves. He grew up in St Paul and has been a lifelong resident of the East Metro. Curt states, “It is my goal to provide such a great home buying or selling experience that you will want to gladly tell those you care about to use my services too. Being very client focused is the key to great service.” Certainly don’t hesitate to call or email Curt today for any and all of your real estate questions and needs.
Dawn Wallin – Real Estate Agent – 952-484-5099
Dawn entered the Real Estate Market in 2004 and has been going strong ever since. Gaining sales, marketing, and finance experience, and drawing from this knowledge to make your new home purchase, and/or sale of your home a smooth experience. Her commitment to quality service and follow-through has led to many satisfied families. The attention to detail helps her clients reach “their goals.” She values building long-term relationships and the trust that people place in her. TJ, Dawn and their youngest daughter reside in Chaska, along with their two dogs. Dawn grew up in a small town near Green Bay, Manitowoc, WI. After leaving home, I took the “travel route degree” and a invaluable education from it! We lived/worked in five star resorts in Florida, Arizona, Vermont, and Door County, WI. In 1985 I moved to Excelsior, MN settling in, fell in love with the area, and have lived in the Southwest Metro ever since. Married in 1985 to my husband, TJ, we have three children, Danielle, Matt and Liz. Dawn acknowledges the importance of working together on a Team, and the value that brings to her clients.
Felicia Burch – Real Estate Agent – 651-338-7308
Felicia grew up in North St Paul and graduated from North Senior High in 1998. She then went on to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Crime Scene Technology and graduated in 2009. Felicia currently resides in Lakeville with her husband Matt and their two Labradors, Bass and Pike. Felicia has ten plus successful years in sales and service and recently spent a year working in real estate titles and closings, familiarizing herself with the internal workings of a real estate transaction. Felicia enjoys working with all types of clients, buyers and sellers alike. She focuses on working with First Time Home Buyers and buyers wanting to build new construction and is determined to help you find the right property. Customer satisfaction is her number one priority! In her spare time Felicia enjoys paper crafting, reading, and the outdoors.
Mary Ericksen – Real Estate Agent – 651-300-8790
Mary Ericksen became a realtor to bring heart and passion to this process of both buying and selling real estate. Home is so much more than materials fasted together, it is an extension of who we are and things we value, it’s where we spend the best parts of our days with our family and friends that matter. A real estate transaction is often triggered by a life events; new marriages, births, losses and promotions, having an experienced professional who takes the time to listen and understand you, to move you on in your story is invaluable. It’s a good day when we are sitting at the closing table with a happy client who is going home to settle into their new home or a seller who is now able to move on to a new life chapter. Real estate transactions have become very complicated our goal is to make this make this process smooth, stressless and have some fun along the way. With our experience, team and connections we deliver. It’s so gratifying to be part of the process of helping you realize your real estate goals.
Ciara Pierson – Real Estate Agent – 952-261-4394
Ciara Pierson is a Holistic Realtor and professional go-getter who thrives on educating her clients. Her practice is one built on personal touches, win-win deals and positive results. Holistic Real Estate is about exploring the deeper dimensions, and implementing practical applications and tools to assist individuals involved in buying or selling a home (i.e.,feng shui, aromatherapy, research of peoples’ personal life experiences, as well as many major spiritual traditions). “My hope in providing my holistic approach is to raise the consciousness of people and draw in a perfect and healthy fit—Their “DREAM HOME”. I provide an added edge with my intuitive gifts—an awareness of peoples’ subtle impressions which help to guide and supplement decision-making and negotiating when sorting through the sometimes hundreds or thousands of ambiguous options one must sort through on a very rapid day-to-day basis—it makes the transaction of buying or selling a home feel comfortable and fun!” Ciara resides near Lake Minnetonka and loves enjoys spending time and being entertained by her daughter who is a member of the Main Street Performing Arts H.S. Her multi-faceted background as a mom of four, artist, entrepreneurial spirit, and holistic practitioner allows her a unique skill set that adds value—whether you are looking to buy or sell your home—it will be a beautiful experience for mind, body, and spirit.
Rodolfo Trujillo – Real Estate Agent – 612-384-7493
Rodolfo graduated as an Architect in 1997 at the University of Morelos in Mexico. He moved to Minnesota in 1998 following love and never looked back. Their household is a multicultural environment as Jen is from Breckenridge, MN, Rodolfo is from Cuernavaca, Mexico, and they joke that their daughters are now from China. They both are fluent in Mandarin and are pretty immersed in the Chinese culture at school. If you stopped by their house you could hear Spanish, English and Chinese all being spoken, or maybe even hear someone singing. Rodolfo has been married to his wife Jen for 19 years, has 2 beautiful daughters, and has called Wayzata home for the last 14 years. Rodolfo and his wife enjoy volunteering at their daughters’ school Xin Xing Academy in Hopkins, Girl Scouts, Soccer Club Fusion, All Saints Church, and Bei Dou Xing. Rodolfo also volunteers at Neighborhood Development Alliance teaching first time home buyer seminars, and has also been a part of the board of directors for MAAR and MNAR.
Whether you’re buying or selling, Rodolfo will help you get the best deal possible while making the experience flexible and fun for you. As someone who treasures his family and loves his work, he understands the importance of a balanced lifestyle and can accommodate you whatever your real estate needs. For over 15 years his business has grown, thanks to referrals from clients like you who appreciate Rodolfo’s attention to detail and ability to get the job done. If you decide to work with him, he guarantees that you will always will be treated with the golden rule. He is passionate about Real Estate and will help you make the best the decision for you and your family. Rodolfo can’t wait to help you find your next dream home! Give him a call or send him an email today.
Diane Barber – Real Estate Agent – 952-393-7307
Originally from the Panhandle of Idaho, Diane married Bill, a Minnesota boy, and eventually with their family of four children moved back to Edina, Minnesota from Dallas, Texas in 1996. Constantly relocating due to her husband’s career with Target, Diane experienced firsthand the stress caused from house hunting, negotiating a purchase agreement and closing –several times over. It peaked an interest to learn more about the real estate field, and consequently led her to make a career change to Realtor®. Experienced in the real estate and mortgage business for over 15 years, her goal is to be her clients’ trusted adviser and lessen as much anxiety as she can in helping them acquire their home, be it their first or their sixth. While not spoiling her only granddaughter rotten, Diane is a Hennepin Master Gardener and Tree Trust Advisor volunteering in their many sponsored causes and events throughout the Twin Cities area.
Halle Walgrave – Real Estate Agent – 612-719-8283
Halle is a proud wife and mother of two. She is centered around her faith and family. Halle grew up in Plymouth MN and graduated from Bethel University in 2005 with a bachelors degree in Business Marketing. Halle has been working in Real Estate since 2007 in various areas and now specializes in working with seller’s and buyers. Halle’s passion of helping people find what best suits their needs and wants has been the focus of her professional sales career. Her interest in real estate started at a young age with her grandparents selling real estate and it developed into a career when she started working for RE/MAX Advantage Plus in 2005 as the office manager of one of their office locations and soon grew into her passion of representing clients of her own. Halle’s dedication to representing her customers’ best interest is through her hard work, dedication, honesty and integrity. On her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two small children, running, being outside, and being involved in her Church’s community.
Jason Vesledahl – Real Estate Agent – 952-484-6109
Jason was born and raised in the Twin Cities, graduating from Eastview High School in 2002. He went on to get his degree in Graphic Design from Dakota County Technical College. Coming from a family that owns and operates a residential moving company (A Few Good Movers.) Jason knows how important and stressful buying and selling homes can be. With a moving company at his fingertips, he helps make his clients moving experience as easy as possible. He currently resides in south Minneapolis with his wife Anne, his dogs Barkley and Daisy, and his cat, Sweet Tea. Jason’s hobbies include playing softball, going to Twins games and Golfing.
Jake Miller – Real Estate Agent – 612-578-6206
Jake Miller grew up in Rosemount, Minnesota and started his career in real estate in the mortgage business in 2003. Shortly after starting in the mortgage business, he decided to broaden his knowledge and get his real estate license in 2004. His background in mortgage has been helpful for all of his clients. The South Metro (south of the river) is where Jake would call himself an expert in the real estate market. Although he calls himself an expert in the south metro, Jake will also work throughout the Twin Cities like he has for the last 10 years. When Jake is not working, you can typically find him hanging out with his daughter Avery, golfing, playing hockey or traveling. Jake currently lives in Rosemount.
Amber James – Real Estate Agent – 651-707-5392
Amber has lived in the Twin Cities area her entire life. Having moved numerous times, she has a great understanding of the process. Her husband, Chris, and their two children, now reside in the beautiful city of Grant, Minnesota. Prior to becoming a real estate agent, she spent 10 years at 3M Company and 8 years at Medtronic doing project management. Truly being able to assist people make one of the most important decisions of their lives, inspires me. I absolutely love helping people and will do my best to provide you with the greatest possible experience!
K. Natasha Ellestad – Real Estate Agent – 763-377-0437
Leveraging her experience as a compassionate Mental Health Psychotherapist, Natasha is known for her helpful, ambitious desire to assist people in setting and maintaining goals, understanding the bigger picture by breaking their goals into smaller more attainable steps, and mastering their dreams. Natasha strongly believes it is not only her duty to represent her clients to the best of her ability, but to also educate them throughout the entire process armed with top notch information, market insight, and a relentless attitude to enable clients to make the best decisions possible. In her free time, she enjoys reading, journaling, traveling, hiking, biking, volunteering for causes near and dear to her heart surrounding mental health and domestic violence, and most importantly, spending quality time with her husband Conrad, son Keenan, and boxer Rocky.
Kris Manetas – Real Estate Agent – 763-442-8012
Kris has a passion for all things Real Estate and Construction. Growing up in a general contracting family she started working in the construction industry at a very young age. She went on to study Business Management and earned a degree in Civil Engineering from Dunwoody College of Technology. In 1990, she and her husband Jim started Modern Concepts & Design, a general contracting company. MC&D specializes in commercial remodeling and distressed property rehab/house flipping. Kris loves the challenge of searching for that diamond in the rough and turning it into a dream home. In her free time Kris, her husband and their 3 dogs enjoy spending time at the family cabin. Her hobbies include hiking, biking, hunting, 4-wheeling and embroidery. Kris, Jim and their two daughters have lived in Ham Lake since 1999 in a home they designed and built.
Jeff Gaines – Real Estate Agent – 651-319-7679
Jeff Gaines brings a unique and diverse set of skills and experiences to the real estate profession. This background includes a degree in Mechanical Engineering, six years in the IT management field, a former general contractor in residential remodeling, and almost twenty years traveling the country as a professional speaker specializing in emotional intelligence, leadership, communication, sales and negotiation. Jeff has the ability to understand the wants and needs of both buyers and sellers at a deep level to help them realize maximum value when selling, and to find the right home at the right price when buying. Jeff lives in Elko New Market, south of the twin cities with his twelve year old son and wife of over twenty years, who also assists him and his clients in their real estate needs.
Penny Ehlers – Real Estate Agent – 952-200-9551
Penny Ehlers was born on a farm in Brainerd, MN. She was involved in many sports but most notably in Figure Skating and a MN State participate in Gymnastics. She graduated with a Bachelor or Arts from the College of St. Benedict. After graduation she joined the United States Air Force and served our country while mainly stationed in Frankfurt, Germany. Penny has been a licensed Realtor since 2003 working for RE/MAX most of her career. She resides in the West Metro with her husband Kurt and with two of her three children, teenage daughters Lauren and Erin. Penny and her husband own a Contractor Support Services company that conducts business throughout the United States. Having been through the roller coaster of real estate over her 11 years as a realtor, Penny realizes that buying a home is not something to be taken lightly. I pride myself in being a “very knowledgeable resource to all my buyers and sellers.” I take it seriously when someone puts their faith in me to represent them to buy or sell their home. I am also a ASP certified stager that will assist all my sellers in every intricate detail of staging their home. A staged home sells faster and for more money. It is also noted that a staged homes sells for 17% more than an unstaged home! After being in terrible accident and smashing her leg. Penny needed a full year of rehabilitation in 2012. With three surgeries, many visits to the physical therapist and a bunch of metal plates and screws she is fully recovered. Never giving up her Real Estate license during her recovery. “I sold a home on Lake Minnetonka a few weeks prior to my accident. My broker watched over the transaction and six weeks later I wheeled myself into the final walk-thru and closing! Not missing a beat!” Back at full speed Penny and her family are participants in the Lord Fletcher Volleyball Summer program and last year their team finished first in their division during the regular season. Penny also enjoys water and downhill skiing and of course spending time with her family and friends. I’d be honored to assist you in buying or selling a home!
Kia Vue – Real Estate Agent – 612-986-0509
Kia grew up in the Twin Cities and attended the Minneapolis Business College graduating in 2011. She has always had a passion for real estate since she was in high school. After graduating from college, Kia decided to pursue her real estate career. Kia is very passionate and patient about her job. Her sole belief is not to just help you obtain a home; her goal is to help you find the right home for you, no matter how long it will take. Currently, Kia is working very closely with first time home buyers, giving them the knowledge they need as home owners. Either to sell your property or help you find a property, Kia is more than happy to help you meet your real estate goals.
Cara Strauss – Real Estate Agent – 612-306-0808
Cara moved to the Twin Cities after graduating from the University of Arizona in 2001 and fell in love with it from the beginning. She worked as the Regional Director of a non-profit for almost ten years and then took some time off to start her family. She’s now the proud wife to Andy and mom to three gorgeous girls: Emerson, Joee, and Sophia. She became a licensed REALTOR® in 2013 in part so she could share her love of the Twin Cities with others, especially transplants like herself. On the off chance she’s not working or driving her kids around (or both!) she’s volunteering at her Synagogue, trying a new hot restaurant, or seeing a musical at the Orpheum. She’s helped people buy and sell homes all over the Twin Cities but she calls the Western Suburbs of Minneapolis home.
Suzy Mullenmaster – Real Estate Agent – 763-670-5709
Suzy Mullenmaster has years of dedication to the real estate business. She is a full time agent, which makes her available 24/7 to her clients, professional colleagues and associates (which is a must to ensure each and every transaction is a complete success.) She has a proven track record of sales exceeding $80 plus million with hundreds of happy and satisfied clients. She also has won many top agent awards through the years, with most recently finishing 3rd out of 150 plus agents in 2011. Her experience includes assisting first time home buyers, existing sellers, all aspects of new construction, commercial properties, bank-owned/short sales, and land development. Suzy is unique in the way she treats her clients, each as individuals and not just a number. She has respect for and an extraordinary ability to work with all diversities and cultures. This is a very important skill which is the reason why she succeeds in her real estate business. She believes in this Dale Carnegie philosophy: “You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.” Her greatest reward is the pleasure of satisfying her clients’ needs by finding them the perfect home or selling their existing home. It is her commitment to YOU that she will pay special attention to YOU to make sure all of your real estate needs are met and exceed your expectations as YOUR Realtor.
Mike Garbart – Real Estate Agent – 612-968-4110
Mike grew up in Apple Valley and began his Real Estate career in 2002. He enjoys working with first time buyers and thrives on staying in tune to the current market conditions. Through the “ups and downs” of the Real Estate market he has adapted to changes well and began “flipping” several properties when the opportunity arrived. He has extensive knowledge with investment properties, flips and even has several rental properties. When the market turned and many homeowners found themselves “underwater,” he started focusing on Short Sale transactions to help owners avoid foreclosure. Mike has a strong sense of humor and likes to make the process as enjoyable as possible when it comes to working with buyers and sellers.
Mary Brendel – Real Estate Agent – 612-309-3955
At 19, I graduated from Rochester Vocational & Technical School and worked my way up from Buyer to Sales Manager. Relocated from Rochester, to Minneapolis, to Chicago. Seeking a return to Minnesota, I accepted a position as Territory Sales Manager for Viking Materials. I spent 22 years negotiating contracts. I grew sales in my district yearly by thinking outside the box and building loyalty with my customers.
After 30 years in the corporate world, it was time to move into a new role, I wondered what career would best position me to leverage my person-to-person and business talents. A friend with her own Real Estate company looked at my skill set, and thought Real Estate would be a great fit. My eyes were opened to the opportunities to help other people, and to put my personal experiences with home building, relocation, and negotiating to good use. So, I got my Real Estate license and haven’t looked back. In my role as a Real Estate agent, I love helping people move into their DREAM HOME, or selling their home so they can focus on buying their DREAM HOME. I take my job very seriously, and realize that buying or selling a home is one of the biggest moments in your life and I am here to help make it more fun than stressful for you.
John Love – Real Estate Agent – 952-292-7135
John Love studied at Kaplan and The Appraisal Institute to become both a real estate agent as well as an appraiser. John has been a real estate appraiser for 13 years. Over this time as an appraiser, John has had an outstanding opportunity to learn more about real estate valuation and pricing. He now uses this valuable experience and knowledge to help all of his buyers and sellers. John, his wife Marcia and two sons Jacob and Brandon reside in New Prague. In his free time he enjoys singing on a worship team at church, is a certified archery instructor, as well as a board member with the New Prague Archery Club. In addition, he has a passion for the outdoors (hunting, fishing) with a strong interest in wildlife land management. John would love to work with you on any of your real estate transactions. Please don’t hesitate to give him a call today!
Michelle Moen – Real Estate Agent – 612-708-2789
Michelle brings a fresh outlook and eagerness to guide home buyers and sellers to make the right decision for themselves and their family. Growing up in a family business, she has a committed work ethic and a passion for building relationships. Michelle grew up in Osseo and has been living in Bloomington for 13 years with her husband, Chris, their three very active boys and chocolate lab, Coco. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, campfires and hanging out with her family, teaching dance to kids of all ages and taking her dog for long walks. Born and raised in MN her favorite season is football season! GO VIKES!
Leta Redmond – Real Estate Agent – 952-303-2790
I was born and raised in Orr, MN. I am a very proud wife, mother of three and now a grandmother. Our current hometown is Lakeville, MN. I have been waitressing/bartending for over twenty years. Customer service is what I specialize in. I studied theater at HCC in Hibbing, MN and have taken many different avenues in the acting, modeling and performing arts world. I became a realtor in August of 2014 because I love people and customer service is truly where I excel. Buying and selling a home is incredibly personal, the process can sometimes feel long and drawn out. I do everything I can to educate and entertain my clients so they enjoy every step of the process. It’s a real pleasure having embarked a career that allows me to utilize my natural talents and interests.
Angel Baul – Real Estate Agent – 612-242-4811
Angel is committed to deliver excellent service to her clients. She studied engineering and graduated from University of San Carlos. She and her husband, Lloyd, moved to Minnesota in 1997 from the tropical islands of the Philippines. They still go visit relatives and friends in the Philippines. She speaks English, Filipino and elementary conversational Japanese. She enjoys camping and travelling/cruising. She believes in giving back to the communities and volunteers in her parish, workplace and in the community.
Angel is a PMP certified project manager who worked in one of the top Minnesota companies before starting a career in Real Estate. She understands that the selling or buying process can often be challenging or complicated so she focuses on creating customized plans for her clients to take the pressure off from them. She makes it her mission to help buyers and sellers reach their real estate goals whether it’s home ownership or wealth building. She is knowledgeable in investment properties having owned and managing several rental units herself. For any real estate questions or needs, contact Angel today.
Donovan Corbett – Real Estate Agent – 651-261-4371
Donovan is a professional Realtor® in Stillwater, MN and serves the Twin Cities area. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin (Eau Claire) with a degree in philosophy, and then spent the next 12 years as a Mortgage Banking professional for a prominent bank in Minneapolis/St. Paul where he hand-guided nearly 1500 clients through the home financing (and refinancing) process. During this time, not only did he become a home-financing expert, but he also honed his skills in negotiation and representation. Past clients often describe Donovan as kind, ethical and attentive.
Donovan now brings this tremendous financing and professional background to the MN-Houses Group as a dedicated Realtor. His expertise in real estate and finance allows him to be a sound resource for his clients in all facets of the home buying and selling process. Donovan’s clients depend on him to put their best interests first, and he values being an integral part of their home purchase or listing sale. Feel free to reach out to Donovan directly for all of your real estate needs.
Christopher Sheldon – Real Estate Agent – 612-384-8595
Christopher Sheldon grew up in Edina, Minnesota and graduated from the University of Kansas with a double major in Psychology and Human Development. Chris was a VP at Dougherty & Companies in Investment Banking, analyzing multi-million dollar multifamily real estate transactions. As well as Investment banking, Chris worked as a Proprietary Trader and Venture Capitalist so he is no stranger to complex financial transaction. For the last four years Chris has purchased real estate in three foreign countries and flipped houses and condominiums in Minnesota. Please feel free to call, text, or e-mail Chris with any questions that you have, that he may be able to assist you with.
Patrick Dow – Real Estate Agent – 952-270-1575
I work for you and understand there are a lot of agents to choose from, so if you decide to work with me I am very grateful and will show that gratitude through my work ethic, customer service and expertise. I will listen to your needs, and meet those needs, by finding you the perfect home. I learned this from fifteen fun and exciting years in the restaurant industry, so I know superior customer service is key if you want to stay in business.
In real estate, this is even more vital because I feel the purchase of a home is one of the most important things a person will do. Because of my commitment to excellent customer service, I will make sure each and every client is a priority and will not stop until each client is completely satisfied. I graduated from Burnsville High School and am a 2005 graduate of St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN. I am married to my beautiful wife Randee and I have two children. I love college football and am a hockey enthusiast, so much so our dog’s name is Gretzky. I also am a “wanna be” comic and have dabbled at the open mic nights at The Acme Comedy Club and The Joke Joint.
Jack Dickinson – Real Estate Agent – 952-454-4200
Jack Dickinson was born and raised in the Twin Cities Metro Area. He has been working in the customer service industry for over 6 years. Through his natural ability to connect with people, Jack realized his strengths applied well in the real estate industry. Jack is a motivated and outgoing individual who strives for client satisfaction. Clients are confident working with Jack as he checks all avenues for successful outcomes. If you’re a first time home buyer, looking to sell your home, or have any real estate questions, please give Jack Dickinson a call.
Elle Leigh – Real Estate Agent/Appraiser – 612-500-1696
Elle is a licensed real estate professional and also a licensed real estate appraiser since 1999. As owner of Minnetonka Appraisals, LLC, Elle’s dual licensing offers extensive market knowledge and valuation experience. Outside of houses, Elle can be found camping with her children, hiking National Parks, or reading and writing novels. She enjoys working with all types of real estate clients: buyers, sellers, and real estate investors too. Elle believes in working at each client’s pace and helping each buyer and seller however she can do so. Most importantly, there is never any rush or pressure when working with her as your agent. Please don’t hesitate to give her a call today!
Elyse Marie Corcoran – Real Estate Agent – 651-283-7580
Elyse was born and raised in Woodbury and now resides in Cottage Grove. Needless to say she is a true expert in the east metro! Specializing in both buying and selling, Elyse works with both traditional buyers and sellers and investors, being the go-to resource for all of their real estate needs. In addition to her services, she has selected a team of experts she trusts and recommends – each of them play a vital role in any real estate transaction she manages. It is her expertise and her team’s hard work that will make your next real estate transaction a smooth one. Elyse loves working with investors to uncover the perfect property that they will turn into a gem for the next buyer. And in working with traditional buyers and sellers, she is a great listener who will turn your wish list into a reality. Her business motto is: “Property is Important, but People are My Priority.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves! Her experience and genuine, ethical approach to real estate make her a perfect addition to our team of professionals.
Jeff Waychoff – Real Estate Agent – 952-452-2578
Jeff Waychoff graduated from Regis University in Denver, CO with degrees in Finance and Communication. Jeff began his career in real estate as a commercial property manager where he managed class B office space, as well as large apartment complexes. Throughout his commercial real estate tenure, Jeff also held such roles as commercial real estate analyst and asset manager. After approximately 5 years managing other peoples’ property, Jeff decided to break away from middle-management and pursue his true passion of investment real estate. Subsequently he began acquiring properties and building a personal investment real estate portfolio. Needless to say, he’s never looked back! Jeff’s burning desire to achieve financial freedom through real estate is what helps him deliver the highest and best service to his client’s so they may do the same! Jeff has been involved in every aspect of single family and multi-family investment real estate, including property management, acquisitions / dispositions, 1031 exchanges, finance, negotiations, financial and property operations, marketing and leasing, as well as property rehab and maintenance. In addition to Jeff’s residential expertise, he also works with many clients seeking commercial office, retail, and mixed-use space.
Jeff is married to his high-school sweetheart. They live in Edina with their golden retriever, Berkeley. Jeff and his wife share a passion for the outdoors and in their free time they enjoy golf, tennis, boating, hiking, and exploring all things the great state of Minnesota has to offer! Give Jeff a call today if he can help with your real estate needs.
Nadya Hoppe – Real Estate Agent – 952-564-1564
Nadya has lived in Minnesota for over 11 years and has fallen in love with the state. Originally from the Southwest Region of Russia, Nadya began her professional journey as an academic, fluent in both English and Russian languages. With a Master’s Degree in language and literature, she became a teacher to help shape and develop the growing minds of young people in her community. Her passion for helping others grew and developed and has never wavered. After arriving in the United States, she began working in sales and focused her efforts on helping people find what they need without over-extending themselves. She married her husband who also works in the helping field, which supports that her family culture believes in supporting and helping others grow and develop in a way that makes them feel good about themselves and their lives. Eventually, Nadya took a position as a flight attendant with a major airline, which offered her the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life, learn about different cultures, both regional and ethnic, and utilize her skills to help people feel comfortable and cared for. As your Realtor, Nadya will utilize everything she has learned and continues to learn about life and people to help you find the perfect home to fit your lifestyle and do so in a way in which you will know that you are supported and cared for.
Shane Hedeen – Real Estate Agent – 507-298-0320
Shane grew up in Cannon Falls, and attended the University of Minnesota for his undergraduate and graduate studies. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management with a Minor and License in Coaching, and a Master’s Degree in Mathematics Education. Prior to entering the wonderful world of real estate, he worked in education as a math teacher, coach and High School Activities Director in the Twin Cities and Winona areas. Shane continues to coach football and baseball, and work with students in the area. He brings his passion and love of helping people to his practice as a Realtor. His goal when working with buyers, sellers or investors is to focus on helping them through some of the most challenging decisions, and to do what is best for his clients. When not working full time as a Realtor, Shane enjoys coaching, sports, running, hiking and spending time with his family and friends.
Donna Kohs – Real Estate Agent – 651-336-2327
Donna is a real estate broker, and highly motivated and committed to meeting her clients’ needs and dreams. Her first-hand experience in many facets of real estate brings a sense of ease to the process. She was a closer at her own closing company for 35 years. She also had her contractor’s license and worked with several builders through the years in all aspects of new construction. She has helped develop land for several residential housing projects. She also owns and manages property in Florida, both commercial and vacation property. Donna knows life should be enjoyed and all big steps require just the right amount of guidance, knowledge, hard work and optimism. Donna will seamlessly navigate you through the process of selling your current home or finding your dream home. Her clients’ 100% satisfaction is her ultimate goal. Donna currently lives in the Forest Lake area with the love of her life, and also has 3 adorable grandsons and 1st granddaughter due in September 2016.
Rachel Luckow – Real Estate Agent – 952-807-1852
If you are looking for a real estate agent that truly cares about your home buying and selling experience, you have come to the right place! Rachel makes her living through the referrals of satisfied past clients. In order to grow her business, she therefore provides over-the-top service when representing her buyers and sellers. She has been in your shoes before and knows first-hand the effects of poor home buying and selling experiences. Rachel looks forward to discussing her home ownership services with you, how she works and how she plans to exceed your expectations. Rachel is ready to work for you! She is also a USA Swimming official, former President of her local Rotary and a board member of the NPHS Swim Dive Team booster club.
Liz Knudsen – Real Estate Agent -612-590-1742
As a member of The Minnesota Real Estate Team, Liz says she is supported by the most recognized and highly respected Real Estate Company in the world! With 20 years of customer service experience and understanding of clients’ needs of satisfaction, she is committed to delivering superior service as you undertake fulfilling your dream of home ownership. She believes in Honesty and Integrity, and dedicates to you the kind of service that will earn your trust, respect, and your future business! The greatest satisfaction in her career is helping her clients attain their real estate goals by educating them in the current market and looking out for their best interests. She is a strong advocate for her clients and is committed to establishing and maintaining long term relationships.
During her free time, Liz’s favorite activity is exploring all the 10,000 lakes that Minnesota has to offer with friends and family. If you are a first time home buyer, looking to sell your home, or have any questions pertaining to real estate, please give Liz a call.
Ashley Hiniker – Real Estate Agent – 952-270-0200
Hello and thank you for wanting to know more about Ashley and her vision and purpose! She comes from a large Catholic family, and is the 2nd oldest of 8 children! Her Dad was a contractor her whole life so she grew up around construction, her Mom building one luxury home after another, and riding around in a minivan with 7 other screaming children looking at land and real estate, she found herself in love with homes! All types of them for all different reasons. As she grew into adulthood she found herself attending the Parade of Homes as a past time and going on runs in new developments just to hunt and dream up an ideal home. Fortunately she gets to pursue her dream of being a Realtor! She is excited and honored to build relationships and friendships that allow her to help others not buy or sell a house, but to find a home! Please reach out to Ashley if you have any questions or needs in regards to real estate, she would be honored to help!
Dmitriy Selyukov – Real Estate Agent – 952-457-4767
Dmitriy Selyukov grew up in a small remote town of Russia. In 1995, at age 11, moved to Minnesota with the entire family. He quickly integrated into the culture, attended school and played football. He has a heart to help kids and spent time in Russia helping orphans. To this day, he stays active supporting the kids financially. Dmitriy loves working with numbers and has graduated with an Accounting degree, which is useful in Real Estate. In 2008 married and has 3 beautiful kids that keep him very motivated and going. In 2012 he started being involved in Real Estate with his investment property and obtained his Real Estate license to help buyers, sellers and investors. Being a member of the #1 Minnesota Real Estate Team, Dmitriy knows first hand the importance of being part of the team and maintaining friendly client relationships. He has a big heart and will take the time to listen to all of your needs. Outside of work, Dmitriy spends his time with wife, kids and friends camping, playing football and grilling out. He is dedicated to family and building a positive impact in his community. My promise: “To treat you like family in a professional, yet friendly and enjoyable environment. Your satisfaction is my goal. I am an email, text or a phone call away.”
Elena Ebert – Real Estate Agent – 763-226-4115
Originally a native Russian, Elena Ebert moved to the United States in 2003 and fell in love with the people and State of Minnesota. Prior to entering real estate, Elena spent over 10 years building a career in the banking industry during which she acquired significant knowledge of financial planning and business transactions. Elena earned her MBA and several certifications in the banking industry. But, following her heart, Elena decided to become a Realtor because she is passionate about building relationships and helping people. Outside of being a full time realtor, Elena is very active in coaching kids and physical fitness, and loves to be outside whenever possible. Elena loves to give back to the community by volunteering her time and expertise, which is a big part of who she is. Elena is driven by the idea of helping all of her clients to succeed by making the process of buying and selling their home easy and seamless. Elena is your go-to gal for real estate and all things local in the Twin Cities area.
Kirsten Tappe – Real Estate Agent – 651-788-5223
When you first meet Kirsten Tappe, you may notice that beloved Midwestern accent as you hear a little ‘Ubetcha’ or ‘Uffda.’ Raised in South/North Dakota and Minnesota, she has learned to love lefse and tolerate lutefisk. Kirsten is known for her passion, customer service and consistent communication with clients and other professionals involved in every real estate transaction. Her attention to detail and organizational skills are unsurpassed. She focuses on the client’s needs, ensuring they are well informed throughout the process of home buying/selling and educated with insightful market information so they make the best possible decision when choosing their new home. She is always proactively one-step ahead and thinks ‘outside of the box’ with unique marketing techniques and personal touches which result in an exceptionally positive experience for each individual client. Kirsten is an avid hockey fan and flea market scavenger. She is a mother to four: two college-age daughters and two German Shorthair Pointers, and lives in Inver Grove Heights with her husband, Mike, where they enjoy catfishing on the river nearby. Give her a call… she’d love to help you with your real estate needs!
David Meyer – Real Estate Agent – 612-849-0687
David grew up in Dubuque, IA and graduated from the University of Dubuque (B.A.), University of Northern Colorado (M.A.) and St. Mary’s University of MN (Ed.S.). As a natural educator David has spent over 27 years serving as a teacher, coach and administrator. He has been active in the rental property business since 2004 and enjoys “educating” other potential buyers and sellers on making the most out of the buying and selling process. Having bought/sold eight properties himself, David brings a detailed understanding of the process and a strong desire to assist you in making the best choice whether you are a buyer, seller or investor. David believes the integrity of a person is demonstrated through their actions and how they treat others. He will always be honest and fair with buyers, sellers and investors alike. If you are a first time buyer, searching for a new home, looking for a competitive market analysis on your current home, or a potential investor, give David a call today!
Randy Pfeifer – Real Estate Agent – 612-834-0828
Randy Pfeifer serves the Twin Cities area region of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, and the surrounding areas with The Minnesota Real Estate Team!
Randy has lived in Minnesota all of his life and in the Twin City area on acreage since 1990. Randy has been working and traveling the areas of the Twin Cities since 1977. We will insure that all of your Real Estate needs are more than fully met. Randy can help any buyer or seller in the market for a single-family home, vacation home, lake home, condominium, loft, town-home, investment property or new construction whether you’re a first time home buyer or just looking for a new place to call home.
Randy will utilize the latest technologies, market research, networking and business strategies to exceed your expectations. More importantly, we listen and that means we find solutions that are tailored to you. We think sharing information along with being surrounded by and working with great people is the key to making everything come together smoothly hassle free for you. Real estate is all about customer service by delivering on promises, fulfilling commitments and continually investing in the quality of customer relationships. Better Service is what really matters.
Matthew Seaton – Real Estate Agent – 612-328-5699
Matthew has a background in both real estate inspection and home insurance since 2004. As a Real Estate Investor and Property Manager, Matthew specializes in providing superior customer experience for the first time home buyer or real estate investor. Matthew strives to build and maintain strong relationships with his clients. He focuses on developing an in depth understanding of his clients’ needs and goals in order to provide appropriate solutions. He stays committed, over time, to ensure his clients’ needs are met.
Matthew is a licensed insurance agent in 50 states, has a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Minnesota and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance from Hamline University. In 2014, Matthew was nominated for the Wells Fargo Volunteer of the Year. He enjoys working with the Jeremiah Program as they transform lives two generations at a time. Give Matthew a call today!
Brett Spark – Real Estate Agent – 763-232-4112
Brett grew up in Elk River and graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in Management. In addition to his passion for real estate, Brett has spent 8 years in HealthCare leadership. He utilizes his outgoing personality, strong communication skills, and experience to create and maintain strong relationships with all clients. Outside of work he enjoys playing golf, being outdoors, and attending or playing all sports. Whether buying or selling, Brett will create a structured plan to gain the results you’re looking for. Brett lives in Blaine with his wife Kirsten, who is a teacher in the Anoka-Hennepin school district. He looks forward to helping with all of your real estate needs!
Shao Chyi (Angie) Lee – Real Estate Agent – 952-228-4032
Angie graduated from Beloit College, Wisconsin and went on to graduate school in Canada,then made her way back to the Midwest via Fargo, North Dakota. For many years she has enjoyed her home in Minneapolis with her husband and two children. Angie is active in the Minnesota community, volunteering at the YMCA, University of Minnesota, Kare 11 TV, ECHO, among others. Angie likes to fly and garden. She also practices Tai Chi and enjoys hiking around Minnesota’s ten thousand lakes.
With a background in health science and her entrepreneurial spirit, Angie is poised to help professionals, retirees and investors with their real estate needs. Angie is also an avid student of finance. She strongly believes that achieving financial freedom is possible for everyone. If you are looking to invest, she will share her experience as a landlord to help you find your next worthwhile investments. Angie advocates healthful living and feels that technology can be used to keep all of us, especially our children and seniors, safe and healthy at home. Whether you are searching for a simple, comfortable place to call home, or you are considering a smart home for ultra-modern living or retirement, Angie will always be more than happy to assist you. Language spoken: English, Mandarin, Cantonese.
Gerhardt Mahling – Real Estate Agent – 763-742-3754
Gerhardt grew up near St. Cloud, MN. The son of two teachers, Gerhardt also became a teacher after earning an undergraduate degree and a Master’s degree in Education at the University of Minnesota. He taught in Anoka and Coon Rapids for 7 years. After getting married, he and his wife converted the townhome they owned in Anoka to a rental property and moved to Columbia, Missouri. After a few years there, they moved to the Boston area. They bought homes in both states, and still currently lease out the home in Massachusetts. In 2013, they returned to Minnesota, now with 2 young daughters. A couple years after purchasing a home in Andover, they decided to build a home in the Excelsior area so that their girls could attend Chinese immersion within Minnetonka Public Schools.
During all this moving around, buying, selling, and renting properties, Gerhardt’s full-time MN teaching license expired, so he decided to put his life experiences in real estate to work as a Realtor. Gerhardt will guide you through the process, from beginning to end. He will always put your interests first and help you find the home that fits your needs, desires, budget, and timetable. If you’re selling your home, Gerhardt will help you find the right asking price and will put the power of the top-ranked Minnesota Real Estate Team to work for you to find a buyer. If you’re interested in investment property or if you’re a first time home buyer, he would be happy to meet with you at one of our team’s monthly seminars. So if you have a question about real estate (or need help with your child’s homework) please contact Gerhardt and he’ll be happy to help!
Angie Savageau – Real Estate Agent – 651-983-4590
Angie Savageau grew up in Blaine, Minnesota, where she currently resides with her husband of 23 years and three children. As a child, Angie’s parent’s home was a safe haven for her family and her many foster siblings of special needs. She naturally and inherently has a gift of caring for people that goes beyond buying and selling a home. Her gift of gab, positive attitude and commitment to her clients makes the hunt enjoyable. But what she loves most is getting the best price for her clients. Her 20+ experience in sales and customer service has taught her that this is far more than a transaction; it is important chapter change in a person’s life. She knows that your home is personal, which parallels your home buying and selling, and why she lives by the golden rule; do onto others as you would have done onto yourself.
Brandon Capelle – Real Estate Agent – 612-720-0924
Brandon grew up in Rochester, MN as the middle child (which always creates the best personalities in people). After high school he attended Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire, WI earning an AAS in Heating Ventilation AC & Refrigeration. From there he went to Minnesota State, Mankato and earned a B.S. in Construction Management and minored in Business Administration. He is very knowledgeable with construction systems with his past experience in the HVAC/R and Electrical supply industries. Brandon has always had a strong interest in real estate as a means of wealth generation which led him to get involved in purchasing rental property, which then led him to become a full time real estate agent. He understands the importance of communication with clients and quick responses. He also genuinely believes people are well served by working with him! Currently Brandon resides in the SW suburbs with his wife Stephanie, son Lucas, and dog Bo. Please give Brandon a call today to help with your real estate needs!
Becky Philipps – Real Estate Agent – 612-845-9550
Becky began her real estate career in 2003, while raising 5 children. Before this, she owned and operated an elderly, foster care business for 6 years, where 4 elderly women lived in her own home where Becky provided cared for them. That same understanding Becky demonstrated to her elderly clients and their families, are what sellers and buyers alike have repeatedly expressed they value in Becky as she works for them also. Within 3 short years of being a licensed Realtor, specializing in New Home Construction for several reputable builders in the Twin Cities area, Becky had risen to be the #1 selling agent in her office. Her commitment to Integrity, Knowledge and Dedication while representing her clients is what created the relationship of becoming a Personal Realtor with buyers and sellers alike, requesting to work with Becky again and again throughout the years. Becky’s expertise is in assisting buyers with their purchase of new home construction. Learning firsthand the sacrifice our military and their families provide to our Nation, having 1 of her sons join the Army 5 years ago, Becky has a strong passion for assisting our Veterans, and active military families who have found themselves in difficult situations that involve a transfer or transitioning a parent or loved one into a care facility, or the joy of being able to purchase their home through the DVA program. Becky currently lives in Blaine and enjoys spending time with her family, riding motorcycle in the summers and cheering on the Minnesota Wild in our winter months. She believes “Home Is Where The Heart Is,” and welcomes texts, calls or emails with any questions.
Bruce Williams – Real Estate Agent – 612-221-9800
Mark Solem – Real Estate Agent – 952-212-1796
Megan Eagledale – Real Estate Agent – 612-267-0308
Jeff Hovelsrud – Real Estate Agent – 612-810-9066
Teresa Palfe – Real Estate Agent – 952-681-1070
Kerri Harmston – Real Estate Agent – 612-812-2103
Kelly Hurley – Real Estate Agent – 952-994-1186
Dan Payne – Real Estate Agent – 715-222-3167
Debra Grant – Real Estate Agent – 952-847-7616
Steve Johnson – Real Estate Agent – 952-393-1355
Stefan Caranicas – Real Estate Agent – 651-403-1956
Audrey Dorholt – Real Estate Agent – 612-701-4000
Sally Gill – Real Estate Agent – 612-226-6225
Tonya Pavek – Real Estate Agent – 612-702-8493
Marie Rivard – Real Estate Agent – 612-229-2505
Isaiah Farrar – Real Estate Agent – 651-434-0460
Deb Luzinski – Real Estate Agent – 651-247-5410
Karen Lunzer – Real Estate Agent – 651-307-7925
Shannon Anderson – Real Estate Agent – 763-203-5184
Megan Fried – Real Estate Agent – 952-994-7759
Brett Spark – Real Estate Agent – 763-232-4112
Dale Hutter – Real Estate Agent – 612-916-2558
Ben Snook – Real Estate Agent – 612-720-6674
Spencer Garrett – Real Estate Agent – 651-214-7858
Billy Gabler – Real Estate Agent – 612-916-9000
Tamara Reck – Real Estate Agent – 612-868-9869
Pamela Rezac – Real Estate Agent – 507-210-6843
Katelin Morton – Real Estate Agent – 651-425-0569
Noel Gaines – Real Estate Agent – 651-319-6199
Nicholl Schmidt – Real Estate Agent – 952-290-0557
Misty Day – Real Estate Agent – 817-320-8328
Brad Ferris – Real Estate Agent – 763-639-9139
Matthew Anderson – Real Estate Agent – 651-278-6133
Dalton Detwiler – Real Estate Agent – 651-272-0485
Ryan Dawson – Real Estate Agent – 651-332-3645
Agents on The Minnesota Real Estate Team are licensed Realtors in Minnesota. All team members are licensed with the brokerage RE/MAX Advantage Plus.