Michelle Wagner-Marek

Real Estate Agent

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Michelle is a long-term Minnesotan who grew up in a small town. She has always enjoyed the distinct role of being part of a team and working with people. As a youngster, being active and participating in a variety of activities was something she embraced. As she reflects, it was a path to connecting with diverse groups of people from interests of sports or education to the arts. She started working in the smalltown grocery store at the age of thirteen and found herself blessed by the connections she made with community members. Eventually, she started working for a nursing home in a neighboring community where she found a passion for bonding with families in a very personable way leading to a career in healthcare as a Registered Nurse for the past three decades. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Mankato with a BSN in nursing and has worked alongside many unrivaled team members.

Her background in the healthcare field has allowed her to practice in various aspects of the nursing field including having worked as a float nurse in the hospital inpatient care setting (from pediatrics, oncology, OB/GYN to the ICU/CCU), Supervisor of an outpatient Specialty Clinic, Occupational and Employee Health Case Manager for Northwest Airlines, case review for Minnesota’s Quality Improvement Organization, Manager of Utilization Review and other quality work within a health insurance company, and many other roles. She was fortunate to have been the first student to have completed her synthesis with an air ambulance service (Life Link). Throughout her career, she has gained many skills which will transfer well into the real estate profession. Some examples include being detail-oriented, working well under pressure, compassionate, having strong listening skills, and being personable. A major role in nursing is ongoing education. She looks forward to combining her love for learning and teaching into the field of real estate as well.

Why real estate? Why now? She purchased her first home while attending nursing school in the town of Mankato, MN, when she was in her early twenties. As she looked at homes, her real estate agent and father had her consider different home features to match her wants and needs at the time, which aided in her to make the best investment choice (of course they picked the home she wasn’t quite sold on at the time; but in the end, it was the perfect home!).

Since then, she and her husband have purchased several different homes. She relishes walking through the Parade of Homes and working on home improvement projects whether it’s internal or external. Her dad was in the construction trades and has taught her numerous ways to identify home upgrade opportunities over the years. With this background, she now feels she has the skills and resources to help others in their real estate investment.

In her spare time, she enjoys relaxing with family and friends. She has four adult children (three sons and a daughter). Over the years, they have built a love for traveling, camping, and fishing as a family. Her children also carried out her passion for sports and music. She has spent many, many early mornings, late nights, and weekends at ice arenas or ball fields. And, of course, they rarely miss a MN Wild (all of her kids play ice hockey- and yes, two are goalies) or MN Twins game. For the past twenty-seven years, through these activities, she has made amazing friendships.

As life happens, there have been many curve balls thrown her way as well. In the past decade, we survived the 2008 housing crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic which has provided her with first-hand and second-hand experiences and knowledge. She believes all of these experiences have provided her with key essentials to help ease some of your worries as you invest in real estate whether buying your first home, second home, or preparing for your retirement home.

She looks forward to representing you during one of your biggest investment journeys. She will provide you with professional and timely representation.

Reviews for Kris Lindahl Real Estate

We are moving out of state. Thought about selling our home ourselves. We heard about the Guarantee Offer program and reached out to the Kris Lindahl team. Josh MacDonald was the agent that came to meet with us in our home and explain our options. He was personable and professional. He explained the Guarantee Offer program and also explained that we had many options and levels of service that we could get by listing our home with him. We were very pleased that he had a free cancellation policy. We felt we had nothing to lose by engaging him as our agent. We could still try to sell our selves, or rent out our home, etc. if we did not get an offer that we wanted, or if we changed our minds for any reason. Thanks Josh!

Ruth Calabro

4 months ago

We recently bought our first home and the experience was amazing. We called Kris Lindahl Real Estate after working with two other brokers. The level of service and expertise was unmatched. We made an offer at 2pm on a Friday and our offer was accepted the same day! This was our first time buying a house, so we needed to be guided every step of the way. Kris Lindahl Real Estate did just that; from the initial showing to the closing, we always felt we were well-informed and in control. We could not be happier with our decision to call Kris Lindahl Real Estate and our family is happily settling in and enjoying our new home. Thank you Kris Lindahl Real Estate! We will certainly be calling you again when the time comes for our future real estate needs.

Steve Solberg

2 months ago

We had a great experience working with Dan Erickson from Kris Lindahl! We were not sure if we wanted to renovate our current house or buy a new one. Dan was very accommodating and did not pressure us into listing our old house before we were certain we had found a house we wanted to buy. He was very responsive and quick to find answers to all of our questions. Overall, he was great to work with!

Stephanie

6 months ago