As the daughter of a carpenter who built her childhood homes with his own hands, Michele knows how important home is to a family. Her father not only taught her how to read a blueprint, he taught her the value of a strong work ethic as well. Michele worked her way through college as a waitress and caretaker of the apartment building where she lived and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in speech communication. Michele bought her first house, a true fixer-upper, when she was just 25 years old and since then has put in the sweat equity to complete major renovation projects on four of her own homes.
After graduation, Michele embarked on a 30-year career in commercial interior sales, management, and design. She has worked closely with business owners and executives, architects, and project managers at some of the largest companies in the state. Her sales experience helped develop her negotiating skills and consultative approach to building strong business relationships. Michele earned her real estate license in 2015. Since joining Dana’s Arrow Real Estate team in 2019, her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for homes has earned her a reputation for outstanding service helping buyers and sellers in the Twin Cities northeast suburbs. In her free time, Michele enjoys bike riding, reading, cooking, and gardening. She is a loving dog owner and volunteers at a local dog rescue agency.
Before starting her real estate career, Leslie spent 35 years in customer service roles ranging from direct customer service to training to management. Her guiding star is the strong belief that your own success is a result of the level of service you provide and the results you achieve for your customers. Leslie loves meeting new people and working with them to achieve their dream of finding that perfect home. She understands that buying a home is one of the biggest decisions and most important investments that most people make in their lives, and is committed to delivering the most seamless, enjoyable real estate experience an agent can provide.
Leslie joined Arrow Real Estate in 2018 and soon became a most valuable member of Dana Mol’s team of agents serving the northwest metro area. Like Dana herself, Leslie has a close relationship with the Reggie award-winning team at Benzinger Homes, one of the most customer-focused builders of premium homes in the Twin Cities area. When working with individual home buyers and sellers, Leslie puts her decades of customer service and management experience to maximum use to deliver a mutually rewarding experience. When she’s not working to get her clients the best deal possible buying or selling a home, Leslie enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves to read, travel, exercise her creativity with various crafts, and volunteer in her community.