Stacey Johnson, REALTOR®
Growing up my father said to me: “For most people a home will be their biggest asset owned during their lifetime so one needs to understand and take care of it.” Those words have always stuck with me.
Post-college, with my father’s words still echoing, I began buying property. By age 26, I owned three investment properties and enjoyed the hunt, purchase, rehab, and pride of ownership. After years of working in Sales and Marketing for a Fortune 500 company, I missed the allure of real estate. So, I found my way back to buying and renovating. The creativity of renovation launched a 12 year career as an interior designer and home stager, along with owning investment properties. Craving a new experience, I made the decision to test my real estate/design hand in the Caribbean. It proved to be successful, albeit crazy (ask for stories!) There, I recognized another avenue of real estate: short term vacation rentals. Returning to the frozen tundra of Minnesota after years of living on St. Croix, USVI, I decided to test the untapped waters here with that idea. It translated nicely…….people do vacation in Minnesota! A few years later it occurred to me that something was missing; I have flipped homes, owned investment properties, designed interiors of many homes/businesses, consulted with builders on model homes, staged homes for sale, and owned vacation rentals but I’ve never helped someone begin their own real estate journey.
Whether it’s your first home, a trade-up for an expanding family or an investment property, I hope to share my knowledge gained over 20 years and assist you along your real estate journey!