Up North Team - Realtors®



812 South Pokegama Avenue Grand Rapids, MN 55744

We are a team of four full-time Realtors, experienced in all types of real estate. As part of the top-producing team in our area for many years, our team continues to receive the Coldwell Banker's International Presidents Circle Team award. We attribute that to working hard 7 days a week and to our extensive marketing used to promote our team and listed properties.

We enjoy the challenge of trying new types of advertising methods and techniques to get more exposure for our listings and attracting more buyers. When it comes to selling, we design a unique marketing plan for your property. The internet and social media are a big part of our marketing plan; however, we still do many forms of print advertising as we find it beneficial. Also beneficial is the massive amount of marketing/advertising the Coldwell Banker franchise does from local and state to national and global.

All of us were raised in this wonderful area and have a real love for Grand Rapids and the surrounding towns that make up our magnificent north woods in Itasca County. Our feeling is that working together as a team is very valuable to our buyers and sellers:

T – Together

E – Everyone

A – Accomplishes

M – More

Cathy Beddoe Carlson has been a Realtor since 1990 and has worked for Coldwell Banker Northwoods Realty since 1993. Cathy has served as a Director and President in the past for the Itasca County Board of Realtors. She enjoys spending any free time camping & fishing at any of the local lakes.

Tim Skelly was born and raised in the Grand Rapids area and greatly enjoys all-things northern Minnesota has to offer. He and his wife, Diane, raised their two children in the area, and now spend their free time together traveling or out on the boat as much as they can. in his spare time, he can be found at the family cabin walking through the woods or hunting deer, ducks, grouse and turkey. Tim plays hard, works harder and takes real estate very seriously. Tim's real estate career began in 2001, and he has been a part of Coldwell Banker Northwoods Realty since 2013. He is grateful to have joined Coldwell and worked as part of Tina's Team, which is now known as the Up North Team. During his tenure as a Realtor, he also served as a Director for the Itasca County Board of Realtors. Tim's knowledge of Grand Rapids and the surrounding area is extensive, rooted in a lifetime of experience. He is passionate about securing the best, fair deals for his clients. When it comes to real estate, he is the person you want on your side. 

Lynn Ranger career in Real Estate began in 2002 after her and her husband, Gary, closed their video rental store. Her dad was a realtor for 38 years and offered her the encouragement to make real estate her new profession. She decided to take every aspect she learned managing a business, serving the public, from retail to customer service and applying that to Real Estate. Working with her dad for seven years before he retired, she eventually joined Coldwell Banker Northwoods Realty and the “Up North Team” in 2010 because she loved the concept of working with a team. Because of Lynn’s deep commitment to the industry, she has served as a past Director for the Itasca County Board of Realtors and has earned her GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute) designation. Less than 15 percent of realtors have achieved this designation. Being a Realtor has become a passion and she loves helping people find their dream home, whether it’s a first time home buyer, a lake cabin, or a forever home, she won’t stop till she finds the perfect match. She is also committed to assisting sellers to achieve that next chapter in their life and helping to pave the way and ease the stress. She feels that Real Estate is the art of bringing Buyers and Sellers together and guiding them from the offer to the negotiations and inspections all the way to the closing table. Lynn is a lover of music and performing arts, and spends her free time taking in shows at the The Reif Performing Arts Center or browsing the unique shops of Grand Rapids but feels most comfortable at home with a good book or trying new recipes. Family is most important to Lynn. She and her husband have two grown children, and three grandchildren and loves spending time with them. She is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, experienced, loves meeting new people and helping them achieve their real estate goals. Give Lynn a call if you’re buying, selling or just want to chat about the process, she is always there to help. 218-259-0485

Jamie O’Toole Bemidji State Graduate, former business owner, wife and mother of three adult boys. “I feel fortunate to have raised my boys here in Minnesota’s Northwoods. Being brought up here has taught me to love the outdoors and embrace what each season has to offer. I can’t imagine raising a family any place else. From the beautiful waters of summer to the snow-capped pines in the winter, what’s not to love? If you’re looking for beautiful lake living, seeking peace in the forest, small town living or all three, I know where to find it because I’ve been there.” Jamie chased her real estate dream with Coldwell Banker Northwoods Realty after her youngest boy graduated from high school in 2015. Giving her more time to focus on what’s important, her clients. “Honestly, for me real estate isn’t about being the top producer, chasing awards and closing big deals. It’s about giving 110% to the people I serve, my real estate goal is my clients and their interests. Helping buyers and sellers achieve their dreams or gently helping them through a difficult transaction is truly what it’s all about..” Her compassion, positive energy and understanding keep her on top of her game.

We believe that when you list or buy through us you become part of our team. So welcome to the Up North Team, we look forward to working with you!


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