Mari is a Twin Cities native. She grew up in Richfield, and spent most of her twenties in Minneapolis (Bryn-Mawr, Uptown, Northeast). When it was time to put down some roots, she and her husband, Pete, bought a house in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood of Saint Paul. She found herself looking for houses well before they decided where to buy, and after they bought, the online house hunt did not stop! Through keeping up on the Twin Cities housing market over the past several years, she realized that she could find homes for her friends and family, and make a career out of it. Since she was 18, she has been in the restaurant service industry, working at many popular establishments in Minneapolis.
With a passion for serving others, this helps with the home buying process for her clients. She is able to find homes that really fit her clients needs, helping them picture their lives in each home she presents to them.
Being from the Twin Cities, she has an in depth knowledge of the cities and the neighborhoods within them. She believes that the community where you live can be just as important as what type of house you would like. Through figuring out what your needs are, she can navigate, and help you find an amazing community and home that fits all of your needs.
She went into real estate with a keen sense of the market, a drive to help people, and the opportunity to create new and strengthen old relationships. If you are looking for someone to take care and put your best interest first in buying or selling a home, she would love to help you along the way!
Home Listing | Buyer Representation | Relocation
Minnesota Realty School – Roseville, MN
Augustana College – Sioux Falls, SD
Augsburg College – Minneapolis, MN
Licensed Sales Agent – State of MN
National Association of Realtors (NAR)
Minneapolis Area Realtors (MAR)
Old Home Certified™ – a program by Rethos
Mari loves the outdoors. You can catch her on hikes, camping, canoeing, and fishing in the summer. She also loves going to see live music with her friends around the city, and has even traveled out of state several times to see her favorite bands. On the weekends, she likes to bring her dog, Huey, to the dog park with her husband and friends. She really has enjoyed doing DIY home improvements, with a complete kitchen renovation being the biggest accomplishment. She also loves checking out new restaurants!
“Mari made the whole experience painless and super easy. Being a first time seller she was very helpful and receptive of all of my questions. It made the process completely stress free. I will definitely be using Verve in the future!”
“Mari with Verve Realty helped us find our dream home and sold our townhouse within 36 hours at top dollar! She truly cared about our happiness. She is very honest and extremely patient! Such a great experience! Thank you, Mari!”
“I used Verve Realty to sell my house and buy a new one. Mari was my Realtor and she made the whole experience stress free! I will definitely use Mari in the future.”
“Mari did a fantastic job helping us find our first home!!! She was very attentive to our needs, was always available when we needed her and kept a wonderfully upbeat and pleasant demeanor throughout the process!!! Thanks Mari and Verve for making our dreams come true!!!”
“I reached out to Mari Koplin in late Spring on the recommendation of a coworker and had a fantastic experience from our first Zoom meeting getting to know each other. She knowledgeable, flexible, and responsive throughout my first homebuying experience and we had a great interpersonal relationship where we could focus on possibilities and potential but without getting sucked into euphemisms usually employed to make things seem better than they are. Mari is the type of realtor that is more concerned with helping you find the right home rather than make a quick sale, which is not to say things can’t move quickly as we put an offer in on the very first house we looked at. In all, we put in four offers and Mari made it all so easy. It was truly a joy working with her.”
“Mari was truly amazing to work with. Before even meeting with us, it was apparent she did her research on our home, neighborhood and the current market. She brought a detailed packet that outlined everything to our first meeting, was very honest and open, and really listened to our needs/expectations. She honestly blew us away… and we never felt like just another client. She really worked hard for us. “
“Mari Koplin provided us with a flawless home purchasing experience and exemplary customer service. I would recommend her to anyone!”