Professionals with insight. And people you like.

What difference does Bluegilla realtor make? Real estate is an emotional decision. And your life’s biggest investment. The Up North Properties Real Estate Group provides the information, context and insight you need to make a smart decision for today, and tomorrow. We know the local market. And we’re backed by the nation’s leading real estate company. We won’t just show you houses. We help you understand the real estate market. Especially when its a second home. Or Lakeshore. Or that dream house in the woods. With our help, you can invest right today. And be well-positioned for the future.

Bill Grunewald
CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE AWARD 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

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Smart. Analytical. Helpful. That’s Bill. Yes, he believes in service. But to him, that’s not just showing or listing property. It’s providing a perspective on the real estate market, especially in his specialties of lake homes, lakeshore, and upscale custom homes. He’ll help you understand what the market’s doing today. And what it might do in the future. No, he doesn’t have a crystal ball. Just decades of experience. And a responsibility to his clients. He believes that when it comes to your biggest financial - and emotional - investment, both buyers and sellers are better off with an analytical approach, not just a chauffeur.

Specialties: Lake homes, lakeshore, Gull Lake Chain, Whitefish Chain, Pelican Lake, lake home as an investment.

Joan Grunewald
Chairman’s Circle Award 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

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The House Whisperer. That’s Joan, a specialist in buyer representation. Joan makes it her business to understand what’s at stake both emotionally and financially when you’re looking for a home. After all, it’s not enough to find a beautiful lake home or private woodland retreat. Joan digs deep, to match what you want today and what you might need in the future. When the home is right, she offers the insight and strategies you need to buy smart- the right price, the right terms, even assistance in identifying the right financing package. Every decision has implications. Joan helps you understand them all.

Specialties: Buyer representative in the Brainerd Lakes area, Cross Lake, the Gull Lake chain, the Whitefish chain, Pelican Lake and all points in between.

Kathy Nygard

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A passionate professional who makes things happen. That’s Kathy. In a lot of ways, she’s just like you. She lived and worked (in real estate) in the Twin Cities for years. Spent her weekends and vacations in the Brainerd Lakes area. Sound familiar? Then she and her husband made their dream come true. And now, living up north, every day feels a little like a vacation - having owned waterfront property for over 15 years. Point is, she understands what motivates buyers, the inner voices that drive them to seek a little respite in the north woods. She uses that experience to match buyers and sellers - and make sure everyone gets what they want.

Specialties: Buyer Rep, lake homes, lakeshore, residential homes, new construction.