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Jodene Riha

Jodene Riha, Real Estate Geek

Jodene has been geeking out over houses since childhood.

While growing up, Jodene spent many Saturdays at auctions or garage sales with her parents buying antiques in the Iowa countryside & redesigning the homes she saw in her head. She worked in the field of interior design after graduating from the College of Design at Iowa State University. She got her Masters in Housing Studies from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and has also worked in the mortgage industry.

She has a side hobby of scouring estate sales & flea markets for cool and unique finds. Rolling all of these skills together, Jodene can help make the process of buying or selling a home less daunting.

She loves working with families that are clearing out Grandma’s house and who want help not only selling the home but finding a new home for Grandma’s treasures. Or the family looking to downsize their home and get rid of their collections.

Jodene also loves working with first-time homebuyers who are feeling overwhelmed by the whole process and want someone that will guide them through the home buying experience.

Professional Summary

  • Licensed Realtor in Minnesota
  • Member of the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors (MAR)
  • B.A Interior Design, College of Design Interior, Iowa State University
  • M.A Housing Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

 

Personal Background

Jodene grew up in Decorah, Iowa, and has also lived in Raleigh, Denver, and Biloxi before settling in Hopkins, MN with her 2 Guinea pigs named Cranston & Zander who rule the house.  She also has a niece and a nephew with whom she loves spending time.

When Jodene isn’t geeking out about real estate, she loves spending her time volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, Brighter Days Grief Center, Hopkins Art Center, Friends of Hennepin County Library Pen Pal series & Cedar Cultural Center. She is a board member of the Friends of Hopkins Library.

She can also often be found catching live music or walking/hiking or biking one of the many trails in Hopkins.

Mobile: (612) 799-8350

Jodene@thepropertygeeks.com

Jill Goux

Jill Goux, Real Estate Geek

Jill comes to the table with a unique background that offers her clients a well-rounded approach to home buying and selling, which connects the “what you WANT with how you FEEL.” She has been a solo entrepreneur for over two and half decades as a transformational life coach, and she is also a master dowser which brings a fresh, new ‘energetic’ approach to real estate.

Let’s face it, real estate is a powerful thing. Your home becomes the ‘center of your universe’ and a place where you live, work, thrive, and create lasting memories. It’s a grounding force and foundation that can support all aspects of your life.

Jill’s intuition, communication skills, and out-of-the-box thinking help her clients find win-win solutions in any market. Everything is ENERGY and Jill is a master engineer when it comes to helping people navigate the real estate waters.

Whether a buyer, seller, or investor, Jill considers her clients like family, and she goes above and beyond to make the experience as joyful and stress-free as possible. Her positive, uplifting demeanor, and her knowledge and skills, make for a life-changing experience that you won’t soon forget.

Professional Summary

  • Licensed Realtor in Minnesota
  • Member of the St. Paul Area Association of Realtors (SPAAR)
  • Member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR)

 

Personal Background

As a Minnesota native and a small business owner and entrepreneur, Jill recognizes and values hard work, trust, and connection and she strives every day to show up, do her best and find gratitude in all that she does.

Jill has always had a passion and big love for real estate. She enjoys rehabbing and renovating homes and collaborating with others to develop new and creative projects.

When it comes to things she personally enjoys, Jill is a huge CREATIVE GEEK. She loves dancing, seeing live music, playing her drum set, painting, and gardening. She is also pretty ‘geeky’ when it comes to eating and cooking amazing food, having deep conversations, paddle boarding, and traveling to warm destinations to feed her soul.

Mobile: (612) 423-6360

Jill@thepropertygeeks.com

Tiffany Krediet Breuhl

Tiffany Breuhl, Real Estate Geek

Tiffany is a licensed realtor in Minnesota.  Having a father that built custom homes and parents that had dozens of rental properties growing up, she has been around the housing industry her entire life. She is always looking at houses online and going to open houses just for fun. Tiffany dreamt of becoming a realtor, but it was never the right time. She has over 20 years of Human Resources experience and currently works in HR in Healthcare. However, Tiffany doesn’t know how to sit still! After COVID hit, it provided an opportunity to reflect and stop thinking about becoming a relator “someday” and just go for it!

Tiffany is excited to put her business analytical skills and passion for real estate to use. She enjoys helping people and learning about their goals and what they are looking for in their perfect home. Her home is her “happy” place and now she is thrilled that she gets to help others find a home that they can call their “happy” place.

Professional Summary

  • Licensed Realtor in Minnesota
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, concentration in Marketing from Augsburg College
  • Member of the St. Paul Area Association of Realtors (SPAAR)

 

Personal Background

Tiffany grew up in the country in Mankato, MN. She spent 14 years in the cute little town of Jordan. Almost six years ago, Tiffany moved from Jordan and now makes her home on Lake Marion in Lakeville. She has been blessed with the new and improved Brady Bunch. This summer after nine years, she and her husband Tim, made it official and tied the knot. Tiffany has three kids (17, 16, 11) and three bonus kids (19, 17, 15). The 3 girls and 3 boys keep her and her husband very busy with their sports and activities.

When Tiffany isn’t working her HR job and geeking out about real estate, she likes to spend her days with friends and family, working on DIY house projects, boating on the lake, hanging with their Goldendoodle, watching her kids play sports and activities, and planning her next travel adventure.

Mobile: (952) 200-0913

Tiffany@ThePropertyGeeks.com

Shae Thompson

Shae Thompson, Real Estate Geek

Shae is a licensed realtor in Minnesota. Her goal is to offer her clients a comprehensive experience to ensure a smooth, enjoyable, and stress-free process from beginning to end. Buying or selling a home is all about YOU and is one of the biggest financial decisions of your life! Shae will bring a tireless work ethic to the table, offer impeccable attention to detail, and be a relentless advocate for you as well as your wants and needs.

Professional Summary

  • Licensed Realtor in Minnesota
  • Member of the Minneapolis Association of Realtors (MAR)

 

Personal Background

Shae grew up in Apple Valley, Minnesota, and now lives in Minneapolis where she enjoys the energy of life in the city. In her free time, Shae enjoys spending time with her nephew, studying new investment and finance books, spending time at the cabin in Northern Minnesota, and hunting for dream homes. Shae geeks out about meeting new people, forming relationships, decorating, and finding unique home decor.

“I look forward to meeting you, gaining a better understanding of what your vision is, and partnering together to find the house of your dreams.”

Mobile: (612) 802-7584

Shae@ThePropertyGeeks.com

Jodi Doeden

Jodi Doeden, Real Estate Geek

Jodi Doeden is a Minnesota native whose number one priority as a professional realtor is to provide you with all of the information needed to make the best decision for you- whether you are a buyer or a seller.

For Jodi, people are her passion. She loves that every day, she gets to help clients care for one of their biggest investments and work through one of the most emotional times in their lives while making it a more seamless and less stressful transaction. Jodi actively works for sellers to strategize the best steps to take in preparing for a successful sale at top dollar. She also takes great joy in helping buyers find their dream home. Jodi has experience negotiating hundreds of contracts and helping people navigate change in their professional life with her decades of consulting experience. Communication, organization, grit, and attention to detail allowed her to excel in the field. That experience translated beautifully into real estate and she treats every transaction like it’s her personal home- fighting for top dollar for her clients!

Professional Summary

  • Licensed Realtor in Minnesota
  • Member of the St. Paul Area Association of Realtors (SPARR)
  • Member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • Member of the League of Women Voters
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing & Business

 

Personal Background

Born and raised in southern Minnesota, Jodi is a farm girl at heart. Her parents taught her the value of hard work and a humble spirit. Her dad is still out working in the fields at 79 years young, while her mom has recently moved to the South Metro and is a front runner for Grandma of the Year.

Jodi has lived in various suburbs throughout the Twin Cities, and after meeting her husband and starting a family, they moved to Northfield to put down roots. They love the convenient location on the southern fringe of the Twin Cities. Jodi and her husband feel they won the lottery living in this charming town that still has that community feel of knowing your neighbor. Northfield has a vibrant walkable downtown with great shops and restaurants.

Jodi loves being an active part of the community and volunteering. She is committed to supporting local businesses. When she’s not working in real estate, Jodi geeks out about the North Shore and family time on the lake.

Her work motto is, “Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.”

Mobile: (612) 414-4841

Jodi@ThePropertyGeeks.com

Rachelle Baldwin

Rachelle Baldwin, Real Estate Geek

Rachelle is a licensed realtor in Minnesota offering impeccable service and tireless attention to detail to achieve a successful sale or dream purchase. She has a degree in business with banking experience to help formulate the optimal purchase or sales agreement, as well as, financing strategies. Working on the principles of trust and integrity, she’ll guide you through one of the biggest transactions in life and work to make it as easy and stress-free as possible.

“I can’t wait to meet you so I can work at my greatest passion, which is finding an ideal home match for you where place, personality, and price all come together.”

Professional Summary

  • Licensed Realtor in Minnesota
  • Member of St. Paul Area Association of Realtors (SPAAR)
  • Member of the National Association of Realtors
  • Bachelors Degree in Business with a minor in Psychology

 

Personal Background

Born in Hawaii, Rachelle moved to Seattle where she met and married her high school sweetheart, Tom. She and her husband moved to Minnesota in 2014 with their two sons and settled in Lakeville. They enjoy being active in their community and can often be found walking their 2 dogs, Gucci and Coco Chanel. In her spare time, when she’s not geeking out about real estate, Rachelle can be found planning her next travel adventure, reading a good book, or spending time with her family and friends.

Mobile: (425) 308-4528

Rachelle@ThePropertyGeeks.com

LaDonna Acker

LaDonna Acker, Real Estate Geek

LaDonna is a newly licensed realtor. With a background in television that has taken her back and forth across the country, she knows just how important it is to find the perfect place to call home. She’s moved more than a dozen times and lived everywhere from old farmhouses in the country to apartments in the city and custom new builds in the suburbs. She’s passionate about houses and has learned to appreciate the little things that give each home its own unique personality. LaDonna will be dedicated to listening to your needs to help you find the home that’s perfect for your lifestyle!

Professional Summary

  • Licensed Realtor in Minnesota
  • Member of St. Paul Area Association of Realtors (SPAAR)

 

Personal Background

Originally from central New York state, LaDonna lived in five different states before settling down in Minnesota in 2008. She is obsessed with food, travel, and creating a comfy home! When she’s not geeking out about real estate, you can find her binge-watching her favorite HGTV shows, shopping for way too much home décor, or planning her next beach vacation with her favorite person, Luke! The two make their home in Farmington with their two totally spoiled rescue dogs

Mobile: (413) 335-8254

LaDonna@ThePropertyGeeks.com

Shannon Nielsen

Shannon Nielsen, Real Estate Geek

Shannon Nielsen and her husband are the owners of Hidden Oak Homes, a new construction and outbuilding company in Farmington, MN. Shannon’s background is in new construction and in working with buyers & sellers on acreage properties.

Whether you are an empty nester looking to right-size, just ready to move to a property that requires less yard work, or a buyer looking to bring your family to the country, you deserve guidance from an expert that listens to your unique objectives and helps you develop a crystal-clear strategy to reach them.

As a Realtor, Shannon’s priority is to make her clients happy. She listens to her client’s wants and needs to achieve the best outcome in every transaction, and she strives to ensure that the buying or selling process is fun, easy, and stress-free.

Professional Summary

  • Licensed Realtor in Minnesota
  • St. Paul Area Association of Realtors (SPAAR)

 

Personal Background

Shannon was born in Granite Falls, MN, and has spent the past 31 years in the Lakeville/Farmington area. She and her husband Erik have 2 daughters and 1 son, 2 in high school and 1 in College, and a Chocolate Lab named Ford.

When Shannon isn’t geeking out about real estate, she likes to spend her summers on the lake and winters indoors by the fire. She also enjoys country living and spending time with her friends.

Mobile: (651) 324-0545

Shannon@ThePropertyGeeks.com

Amanda Taffe

Amanda Taffe, Real Estate Geek

Amanda moved to Minnesota to attend college and never left. She’s always had a passion for helping others, which initially led her to a career as a Massage Therapist. After becoming a first-time homebuyer in Lakeville 6 years ago, Amanda realized she had a passion for real estate that she never knew she had. Through the process of renovating her own home, she honed the ability to find the uniqueness and potential in every home, both old and new. Amanda has been sought after to help advise others on their home updates, renovations, and design/decor ideas.

Amanda is here to help both buyers and sellers, but she especially looks forward to the excitement of helping buyers find their first dream home.

 

Professional Summary

  • Licensed Realtor in Minnesota.
  • Member of the St. Paul Area Association of Realtors (SPAAR)
  • Member of National Association of Realtors

 

Personal Background

Amanda grew up on a farm in Iowa but always seemed to have an eye for the big city life. She moved to MN with her high school sweetheart, Jon.  A chiropractor and a Massage Therapist were a match made in heaven. Together, they purchased their clinic in Apple Valley.

They have two children that attend Lakeville schools. Griffin is the sweetest big brother anyone could ask for, and his sister Eden keeps the family on their toes and is responsible for many of the gray hairs they see making their debut.

Amanda also owns an online boutique with her sister-in-law which has helped her gain experience in social media and learn how to leverage that knowledge to build an online community.

Besides her love for Real Estate, Amanda geeks out about sunset boat cruises on Lake Okoboji, Islands in the Caribbean, and photography.

When Amanda isn’t thinking up a new home reno project, you’ll often find Amanda photographing her family, or planning the next family beach vacation.

Mobile: (612) 910-9510

Amanda@ThePropertyGeeks.com

Mat Spackman

Mat Spackman, Real Estate Geek

Mat Spackman is a licensed Realtor in Minnesota & Wisconsin. He is passionate, reliable, and determined. Mat is ready to help with your home buying & selling needs as well as assisting investors in finding that next big fix and flip or long-term hold. His background of 20+ years has been in the Building Engineering/HVAC field which gives him the extra advantage of understanding building systems and what to keep an eye out for.

He is now focused on helping clients navigate this tough real estate market and assisting in any way he can to ensure a smooth and successful experience.

 

Professional Summary

  • Licensed Realtor in Minnesota & Wisconsin
  • Member of the St. Paul Area Association of Realtors (SPAAR)
  • Member of Wisconsin Realtors Association (WRA)
  • Member of National Association of Realtors
  • Home Partners Affiliate
  • Certified Express Offers Agent

 

Personal Background

Mat found his passion for helping people in the real estate world while living in Seattle. When he and his wife had a little girl in June of 2018 they decided to start looking into moving to the Twin Cities where they have family and want to raise their family. They both LOVE it here, especially the food scene and of course…the State Fair! After moving back to the Twin Cities in March of 2020 right as the world shut down, he obtained his Wisconsin and Minnesota real estate license and is fired up and ready to help assist in your next real estate adventure.

Besides his love of real estate, Mat loves camping and fishing. He also loves cooking and even has a YouTube channel called, “Mat in the Morning,” that’s dedicated to mainly cooking videos. His signature dish is a smoke chocolate cheesecake. Rumor has it that if you list your house with Mat, he brings a cheesecake…

Mobile: (919) 763-7572
Mat@ThePropertyGeeks.com