Steve, owner/broker of Oak Realty, joined his father in the family business in 1986 selling real estate in the Heart of the Lakes. In 2000, he took over Oak Realty and today is the backbone of what he says is the “best team of realtors around.” He says Oak Realty separates itself from the competition by an unmatched strength in niche marketing. “We have a limited number of agents that are specialists in an area they truly love, many have spent most or all of their lives living in the Greater Annandale Area.”
A lifetime resident of the Hasty, Silver Creek, Monticello, Maple Lake and Annandale areas, Dean's career background has spanned a variety of positions in real estate sales, land and business development. He has owned a number of small businesses and also three real estate companies. Dean has extensive experience as a real estate agent and got his Broker's license in 1992. Before joining Oak Realty as an Associate Broker, he owned and operated Lake Country Properties and Real Estate in Maple Lake, Emily and Outing.
Gary has been with Oak Realty for 21 years and has lived in the Annandale area for 40 years. An Annandale High School graduate, Gary attended school in Iowa and later worked in the golf industry in the Annandale area and Phoenix, Arizona, where he says he gained experience working with people in a professional and respectful manner. He followed his father's footsteps into the real estate and appraisal business with Dagner & Associates in 1988 and also with Oak Realty in 1997. No other agent, besides Steve, has been with Oak Realty as long. He is truly a Seriously Local real estate agent, as his long history in the area and his deep understanding of real estate earn the trust of buyers and sellers alike.
Mike has lived in Annandale longer (since 1960), and on more area lakes, than any other person in our office. His family roots run deep in the Heart of the Lakes area, beginning just after the Civil War when his great-grandfather homesteaded land in the French Lake area. His family worked in various local trades including farming, construction, and bar and restaurant establishments. His father even opened and operated Annandale's first coin-operated laundromat. And today, Mike brings his love for the Annandale area and his knowledge of our many lakes into each interaction as he helps buyers find the right house, cottage, or lakefront property.
Tom and his family moved to Annandale 28 years ago to return to the Midwest way of life. Tom grew up in La Crosse, Wisconsin and earned a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. For over 30 years he worked in the Information Systems field, in La Crosse, San Antonio, Dallas, and Annandale. His love for the Heart of the Lakes and his expertise with the real estate market help to make Oak Realty the best seriously local realty in the Annandale area. Those who know Tom also trust him, as he constantly helps buyers and sellers make the right moves at the right times.
Oak Realty welcomed Carla to their sales team in April of 2007. Carla has been a resident of the Annandale area since 1987, having lived in parts of California and North Dakota before settling in the French Lake countryside. Carla received a Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Gustavus Adolphus College and worked for many years as a social worker for Wright County Health and Human Services, in addition to several other healthcare-related positions. She and her husband, a lifelong resident of the area, raised their two sons, Jake and Philip, here. Carla's commitment to our local Heart of the Lakes area and to the buyers and sellers she works with make her a valuable part of the Oak Realty team and our local community.
Tiffini grew up in Maple Lake and then attended Concordia College - Moorhead where she completed a degree in Business with a minor in Office Administration. She worked with a financial advisor prior to nearly ten years in the mortgage lending field, during which she also worked for Lake Country Properties in Maple Lake. Tiffini joined the growing staff at Oak Realty in 2007, continuing to assist buyers and sellers with their real estate needs.
Amy joined the Oak Realty team of realtors in the Spring of 2009. Raised on Lake Sylvia and familiar with the Heart of the Lakes area, Amy has a passion for the lake life in Annandale and surrounding communities. She has a drive to help people discover the beauty of the lakes area and the expertise to help them find the right lake house, cabin, cottage, or home to fit their needs.
Hollie is a lifelong resident of Clearwater and graduated from Annandale High School. Gary and Hollie built their home off the family farm to raise their three children Josh, Siera and Hogan.
A native of Becker, MN, Jenna is excited about the experience she has gained since starting with Oak Realty in 2012. She is a 2008 graduate of University of Wisconsin-Stout where she received a degree in Retail Merchandising & Management along with a minor in Business. Before getting into real estate, Jenna gained experience in sales, marketing, and management, creating her biggest passion of working with and helping others. As an Oak Realty Seriously Local Realtor, Jenna's aim is to connect buyers with the perfect home for their situation, whether a cabin on an area lake or a comfortable house in a residential neighborhood in the Heart of the Lakes area.
Corey joined Oak Realty in the Summer of 2013. With over ten years in customer service, Corey enjoys working in the community he lives in and helping current and future residents with their real estate needs. Whatever kind of purchase someone is making, they’ll find that Corey is a top Minnesota real estate agent who puts his clients first.
By listening to his clients and educating them, by exceeding their expectations and being accountable for what he says, Corey demonstrates that he can be trusted as a Seriously Local realtor for the Heart of the Lakes area.
Angie joined Oak Realty in its Annandale Office in June of 2009. She grew up on Clearwater Lake in Annandale and is now raising her family in the hometown she loves dearly and the place her family has called home their entire lives. She helps make all of Oak's realtors the best in the real estate market and keeps all of Oak Realty on the leading edge of technology. She shares fresh ideas in marketing and advertising and keeps our busy office running smoothly.