OUR TEAM

With more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of real estate, JW Real Estate Group has cultivated a wealth of knowledge and resources to apply to each clients specific real estate needs. Whether a first time home buyer or an investor, our team’s vast network and real estate expertise is at our client’s disposal. JW RE Group prides ourselves in conducting business with integrity and effectiveness. Our team puts clients first, and always seeks to exceed expectations.

No matter where you are, our comprehensive team structure, extensive network and intimate knowledge of the real estate market’s diverse neighborhoods means that we can be there for you. If you are considering buying or selling, contact our team.

We look forward to building a partnership that exceeds your expectations and goals.

OUR AGENTS

John Wichmann - Founder JW RE Group, Realtor/Broker, CRS, GRI

612.309.4749

john@jwsold.com

John's professional progression over the past thirty plus years has resulted in him becoming one of the top real estate agents in Minnesota. John is the founder of the JW Real Estate Group, which in 2019 was ranked #4 top producing real estate team at Remax Advantage Plus by Remax Integra.  John's extensive industry knowledge ranges from residential sales, luxury estates, architecturally significant properties, new developments, multi-family and commercial/ multi family transactions.

With a professional, yet friendly approach, John looks at every client relationship as a lifetime partnership. His ability to tenaciously negotiate on his client's behalf is matched by having their best interests in mind every step of the way. His loyalty and commitment to his clients is unparalleled and as a resource, partner and guide, honesty and integrity is integral to his business.

Prior to his career in real estate, John managed the Scott County Regional office for a market leading brokerage for nine years. He developed an extensive network with other real estate professionals in management and finance and has coached and trained hundreds of realtors. That experience not only gave him the ability to create indelible marketing strategies that elevate beyond the norm in the real estate industry, but helped him form the type of full-service approach to client care that is the foundation of his business.

John graduated with a Masters Degree in Real Estate from The University of St. Thomas. He currently resides in Victoria on the Deer Run Golf Course. He can be seen cruising around in his custom JW RE Group golf cart with his amazing twin daughters who love to spend time golfing with Dad.

John is an avid outdoorsmen, and enjoys hunting, fishing, archery and hosting friends, associated and clients at the Marsh Lake Hunt Club. John is a huge supporter of his community and a member of Victoria Lion's Club, Victoria Chamber of Commerce, Victoria Planning Commission and leads a Firearm Safety Course at Cabin Fever Sporting Goods located in Victoria.

Dan Brabender - Business Manager

952.237.8736

dan@jwsold.com

Dan holds a significant position as JW RE Group's Business Administrator. He played a key role in taking the JW Real Estate Group to $20 million+ in sales and being rated #4 of the Top 50 Teams by Remax Integra in 2019. Working in this high-profile, fast paced environment, Dan has gained priceless experience and exceptional people skills, perfected the art of organization, and has personally managed over 1000 JW Group transactions which has given him a keen understanding of the home buying/selling process and gives JW RE Group clientele a critical advantage.
His confident skills in navigating the most complex transactions, along with his extensive knowledge in real estate contracts, has earned the admiration and trust of all JW RE Group clientele, fellow brokers and support staff. Dan draws on a rare, and very exceptional combination of organization, meticulous attention to detail and sharp business skills that ensure a seamless transaction from start to finish.
Prior to his career in real estate Dan worked as a personal trainer at one of Minnesota's premier fitness clubs and also a property manager over seeing 500+ units. His dedication to self-improvement, continuous learning and self discipline are skills that make him a crucial asset to the JW Real Estate Team.
Dan holds a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. With his dedication to health and fitness, Dan spends his free time training for upcoming Triathlons, Iron Mans and various other races across the country. Dan also loves spending time with his 3 beautiful children and is heavily involved in their school and community events.

Amanda Doub, Realtor

612-998-6086

amanda@jwsold.com

As a South-Metro native, Amanda established a well-deserved reputation in the area as a conscientious professional who delivers positive results by focusing on unparalleled service. Her degree of insightful knowledge of the Twin Cities and surrounding areas, along with exceptional network, make her an invaluable resource for any buyer or seller in any area. To further scale her effectiveness, in 2017 Amanda partnered with John Wichmann founder of JW Real Estate Group and his team of full-time dedicated support staff that assist in the entire process of getting a home sold. In addition to the entire Remax Adv Plus organization, JW RE Group employs transaction experts & marketing professionals to facilitate in the preparation, marketing, closing and sale of each property. Creative and distinguished social media marketing is one of Amanda's hallmarks and she works with each client to create a marketing plan tailored specifically for each property targeting local buyer and brokers. Prior to her career in Real Estate, Amanda was exposed to property management and commercial real estate sales. Her involvement in the family real estate business gave her the opportunity to learn about every neighborhood in the Mpls, St. Paul area and gain priceless knowledge about multi-family investing where she honed her negotiating and business skills, as well as forged integral relationships. Amanda graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelors Degree in English and a minor in Communications and Spanish. She enjoys spending her free time with her son Asher, traveling and focusing on health and fitness.

Jair Merino, Realtor

612-987-4810

jair@jwsold.com

Jair is fluent in English and Spanish and plans to focus on the local Hispanic Community as well as first time home buyers. Born in Puebla, Mexico, Jair and his family moved here when he was 10 years old. Jair grew up in the Southwest Metro and knows the area well. He understands that buying or selling a home can be complicated, especially when a second language is involved. Jair will simplify the process for his clients and walk with them every step of the way.  Both dedicated and hardworking, Jair has the passion and motivation to help you achieve your home buying or selling dreams.

Jair comes from a close knit family and enjoys both playing and watching soccer, especially with his brother. He also enjoys anything involving horses and likes watching horse racing in the spring.

Beth Vetter Realtor

Beth Novak, Realtor

612-817-2060

beth@jwsold.com

Beth’s background as an interior designer is a huge asset in real estate. She can look at a home and see the possibilities that others might miss, which is an advantage to both buyers and sellers. Beth understands how overwhelmed clients can feel when updates are needed and she specializes in helping them craft an action plan to move towards a sale. Beth has personal experience with fixer uppers, having purchased several diamonds in the rough and investing in updates to enable resale at a profit. Beth grew up on the south side of Lake Minnetonka in the Shorewood/Excelsior area and has lived in Victoria for more than 12 years. As a Southwest Metro resident and mom of three kids ranging in age from 8 to 12, Beth knows our local communities and can offer a parent’s insight into schools and amenities for families. She can also help you choose a home that will grow with you into the future. Beth enjoys stand-up comedy and recently acquired a pop-up camper to try her hand at camping. Her free time is spent supporting her kids in their activities, which include soccer, gymnastics, baseball and football. She also enjoys spending time with her extended family members who reside nearby.

Bruce Holmes, Realtor and Handyman

952-270-3995

bruce@jwsold.com

A licensed real estate agent for more than 18 years, Bruce recently transitioned to a different role in real estate – that of handyman. Once items are noted that need repair or enhancement, Bruce can make things inspection and show-ready. Bruce’s role as handyman is incredibly important to expediting a sale. Having everything in top working order is always advantageous to the seller. Buyers also benefit, with the knowledge that the home they buy is move-in ready. Bruce can repair plumbing and electrical issues, perform minor drywall repairs and fix just about anything needing attention that doesn’t involve major structural changes. Bruce’s handyman expertise combined with his honesty, integrity and commitment to clear communication make him a valuable asset to the JW Real Estate team (as well as to the clients who retain him!).

In his spare time, Bruce enjoys woodworking in his heated garage. He and his wife Judy also enjoy making regular trips to Chicago to spend time with their two year old grandson (and their son and daughter-in-law too!)

Bob Strandell

612.210.2200

952.905.5500

bob@bobstrandell.com

Since 1985, Bob Strandell has helped thousands of homeowners purchase or refinance their homes, investment properties and lake homes. A Senior Loan Officer at Bell Mortgage, Bob is consistently one of the top producing loan officers in Minnesota and was recognized as Minnesota Loan Officer of the Year by the Minnesota Association of Mortgage Bankers. Knowledgeable and trustworthy, Bob will help you find a loan program that best fits your needs and goals. NMLS# 274802 Equal Housing Lender