Julie grew up in International Falls, spending many days each summer at her grandparent’s cabin on Rainy Lake. There was something very special about growing up in “the Falls”. After graduating from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Julie set off for the Twin Cities to experience life in the metro area as a young professional. She had a successful career in the “corporate world”, before deciding that it might be more satisfying to run her own business, rather than work for someone else.
Julie’s high school friend, Dan Anderson provided the answer. Julie obtained her real estate license in 1991, and spent the next six years working along-side Dan and his wife, Sandy, at Edina Realty. It was a fun and rewarding time as they developed and grew their respective real estate businesses. By focusing on the needs of her clients throughout the home-buying & selling process, Julie built a loyal and satisfied client base. She also watched Dan & Sandy’s success as they began to specialize in lake properties, eventually launching Lakehomes.com.
While at Edina Realty, Julie received the “Dozen” National sales award in 1995, 1996 & 1997, placing her in the top 5% of residential real estate agents in the nation. In 1997, the call of Rainy Lake and the pull of family beckoned her back to International Falls, where she has had the opportunity to work, live and play in the community she calls “home” once again.
Since being back in “the Falls”, Julie has held positions in non-profit program planning & administration, and later in professional training & development at Rainy River Community College and Boise, Inc. Julie also served on the International Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and participated in the Blandin Community Leadership Program (BCLP) in 2000.
At this time in life, she is happy to have come full circle, working once again to help buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals...coaching and advising them throughout the process. As one former client wrote: “You are professional, knowledgeable, thorough, efficient, considerate and kind. What else could anyone want in a Realtor?”
When Julie isn’t helping buyers and sellers, you might find her doing yoga, going for walks, gardening, cooking, entertaining, and just enjoying Rainy Lake with family and friends.