Kari Hartwell

Real Estate Geek

Kari Hartwell, Real Estate Geek

Kari Hartwell is a full-service realtor with over 15 years of experience. Kari’s passion for real estate came at a very young age when her dad introduced her to the “Street of Dreams”. Together they would tour luxury homes, which ignited her passion for interior design, architecture and discovering the latest trends. Kari graduated in 2001, with a degree in marketing/business from the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, MN. She began her career at Target Corporation in the marketing department as a business analyst but quickly discovered that her heart was leading her back to real estate and design. She obtained her real estate license in 2004, and has been living her dream ever since! Kari loves guiding her clients through the process of buying and selling homes. Her great eye for organization, staging, and design provides a great advantage to her clients!

Her involvement in the community brings an in-depth understanding of the current market and she uses that to her client’s full advantage when it comes to negotiating. Kari also has a great eye for organization and design and is always happy to provide staging advice in line with current trends to make sure your home is ready to show and is marketed to the most qualified buyers.

Kari will always have your best interests in mind. She is there to guide you through every step of the process to help alleviate the stress that often comes with buying or selling.

Professional Summary

  • Licensed Realtor in Minnesota
  • Member of Saint Paul Association of Realtors (SPAAR)
  • Member of National Association of Realtors (NAR)


Personal Background

Kari was born and raised in Burnsville where her parents still reside in the same home she grew up in. She and her husband, Jim, moved to Lakeville in 2003 where they are currently raising their four children, ages 16, 14, 11 and 9. Kari is deeply involved in her community, and finds great joy in volunteering her time at her kid’s school, leading a Girl Scout troop, teaching religion class and cheering her kids on at the hockey rink, soccer or lacrosse fields!

“My clients become my friends, and a referral from my friends and family is the greatest compliment you can give me. Thank you for your trust.”

Office: 651-571-GEEK
Mobile: 612-978-6638