Cindy Hanson Welu and Joe Welu, Principals
Joe and Cindy have been recognized nationally and internationally as being among the best in the Real Estate industry. For 2009 they were named in the top 50 sales people nationwide and among the top 100 world wide by Remax International out of nearly 100,000 sales people. They have sold nearly 1,000 homes in the past decade, and recently achieved $50 million in annual sales. They have also consistently ranked among the top ½% of all agents Nation Wide.
Their focus on technology and superior marketing is what continues to make The Joe and Cindy Team one of the most highly referred teams in the area. The aggressive team approach and attention to detail are key ingredients which drive the team success year after year. Cindy has a Marketing and Public Relations degree from the University of North Dakota and Joe has a Marketing and International Business degree from Kansas State University. They are both active in many local charities and enjoy golfing, traveling and spending time with their family in time away from Real Estate.
Among some of the awards the Team has accumulated are:
* RE/MAX International Hall of Fame
* Voted Super Agents by Twin Cities Business Magazine since 2005
* RE/MAX International Chairmans Club
* 1,000 homes sold since 2001
* #1 Agent Company wide 2003-2010
* #1 Home seller in Minnesota by Homegain in 2003
* Presidents Club Elite Member
* Presidents Club Premier Member
* $7 Million Dollar Month Club
* $50 Million Dollar Year Club
* 100% Club
Joseph L. “JW” Welu, Realtor, Buyer/Listing specialist
JW has a wealth of experience in complex negotiations and strategy. Having an extensive corporate background which includes 25 years in Sales Management has made him an invaluable member of the team. Working with both buyers and sellers across the metro he has allowed the team to help clients across a broader geographic area. Clients love his helpful attitude and no-nonsense approach to buying and selling homes. His proven track record of working with buyers and sellers over the past 5 years has put him in the Top 5% of Realtors in MN.
Dane Swenson, Realtor/Listing Specialist/Buyer Specialist
Dane Swenson is a CPA who has been financing builders and developers for over 20 years. In his capacity first as a loan officer, then as part owner and president of a medium-sized construction lending company, Dane has been involved in and attended literally thousands of real estate closings in his career. Recently, during the market downturn, Dane was involved in pricing, marketing and selling over 125 completed homes and townhomes, partially finished homes and vacant lots that had been financed by his company.
Dane brings a wealth of real estate experience and knowledge to each deal. His skills in bringing a property to market, working with the ReMax team to get the property seen and negotiating transactions will be a significant advantage to his clients. He will work hard to make each buyer and seller he represents successful.
When he’s off the clock, Dane enjoys playing tennis and reading as well as attending the games and concerts of his children.
Nick Welu, Realtor/Buyer-Seller Specialist/Land Development
Nick specializes in working with buyer clients at the Joe and Cindy Team. His expertise in this segment of the market has become a great asset to anyone hoping to find the perfect home. Nicks attention to detail and superior market knowledge consistently give his clients a competitive advantage in seeking out the perfect home at the best possible price. Through his hard work and dedication to serving his clients Nick has become highly recommended to the friends and family of many of his past clients. In his leisure time Nick enjoys spending time with family, fishing on local lakes, and watching all the local sporting events.
Ronyell (Ron) Whittaker, Short Sale Operations Manager and Minnesota Vikings Relocation
Ron brings a deep skill set to the team with his passion for detail and his love of working with people. His high energy and positive attitude are always a constant in and out of the office. Ron heads our short sale transaction management and also works with our professional athlete clients focusing on the Relocation needs of the Minnesota Vikings. Ron is a 6 year veteran of the NFL and played several seasons as a Minnesota Viking. He was an All American Football Player at Virginia Tech graduating in 2003.
Kyle Green, Realtor- Buyer/Seller Specialist
Kyle has developed a special expertise in representing buyers and sellers in Minneapolis and the western suburbs. Growing up on Lake Minnetonka and graduating from Minnetonka High School gives Kyle an incredible knowledge of the communities and neighborhoods throughout the area. His superior knowledge of the market and market trends are key advantages he delivers to his clients.