The Greenwell Realty Team


Chris Hanson,  Broker


Chris grew up in farming country (west-central Minnesota). He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota where he also worked for over ten years as a Project Developer in the College of Agriculture. His skill as a negotiator developed over two decades of entrepreneurial experience as a self-employed businessman.

Chris is a husband, father of three girls, and a proud Grandpa. He is a Realtor, Certified Minnesota Nurseryman, Landscape Designer, and a Commercial Pilot.

Chris specializes in working with buyers that are looking for exceptional values in residential properties. Whether you are a first-time home buyer or a seasoned investor, Chris promises to make finding that special property both fun and rewarding.

Rachel Niemann, CDPE

When you meet Rachel, you’ll experience Southern charm. Rachel grew up in Texas, but after meeting a mid-western boy, she moved to the Andover area and has lived here for 23 years with her husband and their three kids. She has recently become a grandmother of twin girls - just ask her about them!

Rachel’s specialty is listing and selling your home.  She excels at handling the important day to day details which is key to ensuring that your transaction will be completed with minimum surprises.  Her background in the mortgage industry is a helpful asset when assessing offers. 

Rachel has been with Greenwell for 10 years and she spent 7 years managing up to 95 single family rental homes while also assisting on real estate sales transactions.  She knows the pros and cons of investment ownership.  In recent years, many owners have questioned whether to sell their home or lease it out.  If you are wondering those same things, give her a call!

So how did we get so lucky to have Rachel work with us? She likes the spirit and integrity of our company and thinks we’re a fun group. Of course, she’s right!


Jim Hughes,  CRS, CDPE, ChFC, GRI

Jim has been with Greenwell Realty since it was born in 1991. His experience at a traditional firm inspired the transparent model still practiced today of better service protecting clients from the dangers of dual agency.

Jim brings a diverse background to the real estate business. He grew up on a farm near Rush City and later got construction experience from his family’s business. In 1986 after college, Jim moved to the Twin Cities, and now lives in Coon Rapids with his wife Ann where they raised their 2 boys.  He specializes in Anoka County properties. His past work experience includes,  software development, mortgage origination, real estate investing, property management, and teaching community education classes on real estate. He is also as a licensed contractor.

When Jim is not working you may find him pursuing his competitive bird watching hobby in some forest, prairie, or marsh. Jim and his teammates hold several Minnesota Ornithologists Union birding records.

Deb Carlson

Deb is our newest addition to Greenwell Realty.  Starting in 2015, Deb brings 30+ years in business and office managerial skills to the table.  As Office Manager, Deb is our key to helping us keep the many ducks in a row.  With background in construction and real estate, she has been a valuable contributor from day one. In addition to her responsibilities as Office Manager, Deb also assists in the company marketing efforts and spearheading direct mail campaigns. Clients and coworkers appreciate her warm and gracious demeanor and the fact that she always goes the extra mile taking care of their projects.

When she’s away from work, Deb likes to spend time with her family and all her furry friends.


Jared Lalonde

Jared is also a licensed general contractor in addition to holding a Greenwell real estate license.  He has 10+ years contracting experience, specializing in exteriors.  Jared has handled countless roof, siding and window replacements. He has also installed gutters on numerous homes.  In recent years Jared has completed several whole house residential home remodels for resale. He spends his free time traveling with his wife and daughter. 


Severt Grimm

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Northwoods born and raised; Severt Grimm of Carlton, Minnesota has joined the Greenwell Real Estate Team. Severt will continue searching the forests, lakes and rivers of northern Minnesota to find exceptional properties for Greenwell clients. He brings over 20 years of experience in this marketplace from Hinkley to Duluth and beyond.  Severt is Greenwell’s Man up North.  From the Twin Cities to Duluth we’ve got you covered.

  • Hunting & fishing
  • Cabins
  • Resorts
  • Investment Property
  • Duplex/ Townhomes
  • Home in the Country!