Multiple Realtors® Earn Top Recognition from Coldwell Banker® International; Agency Receives Premier Office Designation for Sixth Straight Year

Coldwell Banker Northwoods Realty continues to be the top performing real estate agency in Itasca County, based on sales volume data published by the Itasca County Board of Realtors for the period January 1 - December 31, 2018. 

“We owe our success to our loyal clients, who trust us with the most important transactions of their lives,” said Broker/Owner Mike Kellin. “We don’t take that responsibility lightly and we work hard to deliver successful results for them time and again.”

Several of the agency’s Realtors® were also recognized for their performance by Coldwell Banker®, landing them among the top representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system:

• Brett Beckfeld and Pam Gilhousen qualified once again for the International President’s Circle, awarded to the top 10 percent of all representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system.

• The Up North Team comprised of Cathy Beddoe Carlson, Jenny McClure, Lynn Ranger, Tim Skelly, and Jamie O’Toole, earned membership once again in the International President’s Circle as a team among the top 20 percent of all Coldwell Banker teams worldwide.

Karen Gessell, in her second year as a realtor, qualified for the International Diamond Society, awarded to the top 15 percent of all representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system.

• Mitch Kellin achieved membership in the International Sterling Society, given to the top 25 percent of realtors worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system.  

For the sixth straight year, Coldwell Banker Northwoods Realty was recognized as a Coldwell Banker® Premier Office, one of the highest honors given to Coldwell Banker agencies. The Grand Rapids office has received the designation 11 times in its history.

Mike Kellin says it’s the combined talent of his entire team that drives their success. 

Charlotte McDermott’s exceptional market knowledge and industry experience are second to none. She’s respected for her unwavering professionalism, tenacity, ethics, and loyalty to her clients.  

Jim Affleck is a local legend and has earned a loyal following as resident expert on area lakes and waterways. He’s been matching clients with their dream destinations for decades. 

As a veteran, Joel Perrington has a personal passion for navigating the challenges of VA home ownership and financing. His years of experience with aerial Geographic Information Systems for the Department of Natural Resources has given Joel a unique perspective when it comes to finding clients ideal locations.

In just two short years, Lisa Waldo has built a reputation as a savvy realtor who is incredibly dedicated to her clients. She’s creative, tenacious and the ultimate team player. 

Todd Christensen also joined Coldwell Banker Northwoods Realty in 2017. Todd’s local entrepreneurial success provides his clients with invaluable business acumen and insider experience. 

Coldwell Banker Northwoods Realty is Itasca County’s real estate leader. Purchased by Mike and Lisa Kellin in 1990 from Bob Hill and family, the agency has been family owned and operated since 1947. The Kellin’s son Mitch and son-in-law Brett Beckfeld are realtors and son Lewis serves as Chief Financial Officer. The office of 17 real estate professionals with dedicated marketing and administrative support cover all of Itasca County and the Grand Rapids area as well as parts of Aitkin, Cass and St. Louis counties, and Duluth’s North Shore Region.