I was born and raised on Twin Lake (Crystal, Mn) in a 1930’s cottage. Growing up, lake life was my life and it was amazing!
At a young age I saw our little house transformed by renovations and additions. You might say my first experience in real estate was understanding how a house works and functions. Yeah, I was that kid who sat by the contractors as they worked asking them questions.
After moving away for college and spending years in Nashville, I was called back home to the Twin Cities to be closer to family and friends. I am a 5th generation Minnesotan who comes from a long line of entrepreneurs. My Great-Grand Father and Grandfather owned and founded SchaafMFG founded in 1911. Their company built pool tables and bowling alleys all around the Twin Cities (including the lanes underneath the Nook and the Minneapolis Men’s Club). My family’s history is deeply tied to the Twin Cities and it’s a good reminder of why I call Minnesota home.
My passion and strengths are working with older mid-century homes and lake properties; although I love any property that is unique and different. I have years of experience working in the Nashville market which was constantly ranked as one of the top 5 markets in the country. I’m an excellent listing agent and maybe even a better buyers agent. I know that working with both buyers and sellers is essential to making a complete agent.
One of the best pieces of advice an architect friend gave me was to look at the time period and economic environment when a home was built; because it will tell a lot about its construction and design. I have worked on and restored many different types of homes from a 1935 Cape Cod to a 1955 ranch. To me, a property is just more than place that you live – It’s an evolving piece of history that tells a story.
As an agent my objective is to be a relationship connector and a proactive, trusted real estate adviser. Every home has its match and I might be able to find yours.
Affiliations & Accreditations
Licensed Sales Agent – State of MN
National Association of Realtors (NAR)
Minneapolis Area Realtors (MAR)
Ninja Institute Graduate
Millikin University – Bachelor of Fine Arts
Belmont University – Masters of Sport Management
Architecture, design, property restoration, landscaping, history, cooking, marathoning, disc golf, and making my 2 year old son Eli laugh.