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Karla Van Eman

American Way Realty

Karla Van Eman

Co-Owner/Broker | (507) 345-4363

Karla is the co-owner/broker of American Way Realty. She has been a full-time REALTOR® since 1976. She started American Way Realty in 2001 and it has consistently been a top-producing office in the Greater Mankato area.

Karla is a Graduate of the Real Estate Institute and has also achieved the designations of Certified Residential Specialist and Accredited Buyers Representative. Karla is active with the Board of Realtors® and proudly has the distinction of being the first woman to be the President of the local Board of Realtors®. She started her career with the Century 21 system where for 14 consecutive years she received the top-producing award as a Centurian as well as being inducted in the International Hall of Fame. She has served on the local Realtors® Board of Directors and various committees, chairing many of them. For the last several years, Karla has been the top-producing real estate agent in the entire greater Mankato area.

A native of St. James, Minnesota, Karla has lived in Mankato since 1968 with the exception of two years that she lived in Okinawa, Japan. Karla graduated with cum laude honors from Mankato State University and taught elementary school prior to becoming a Realtor.

Karla is the proud parent of two children, Mike and Angie VanEman-Riley, both are licensed Realtors® with American Way Realty.

In her free time, Karla enjoys traveling and biking the beautiful bike trails of southern Minnesota and spending time with her two grand kids.

Angie VanEman Riley

American Way Realty

Angie VanEman Riley

Co-Owner/Team Leader | (507) 381-8961

Angie co-owns American Way Realty with her mentor and mother, Karla VanEman. She wears two hats- team leader and real estate agent. She focuses on the needs of today’s consumers. She believes that times have changed and so has real estate. She is a forward thinker at the forefront of the real estate market.

The new real estate market is a lot like the old one, only with more technology and information at the fingers of the consumers the second they want it. She focuses on selling your home in the new market place, which is full of technology mixed with the same great customer service her clients are accustomed to. Today’s consumers are more educated and socially connected along with being technology savy. Angie believes her customers deserve the very best representation of their house- in person and online. She believes your home is more than bricks and mortars or an address.

It is where things begin, where changes happen, where life occurs. It is your haven, your sanctuary, your office, your playground, your nest, the place where your heart is. Her mission is to be the most forward thinking real estate agents in the marketplace. By doing so she keeps her clients informed on the hottest housing styles, trends in the market, and new listings as soon as they hit the market. Angie is dedicated to the real estate profession, home ownership and the community in which she lives and serves.

Voted Mankato’s Best Realtor two years in a row and rated as the #1 female real estate agent in Minnesota by Real Trends. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and is the top producing Realtor in the Southern Minnesota MLS. While she is highly rewarded she does not measure her success through awards received buy by the satisfaction of her clients. Whether are you looking to buy to sell your home she will provide sound trustworthy advice to help you achieve your real estate goals.

Voted Mankato Magazine’s BEST REALTOR in 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2019 | Named as one of the Top 30 REALTORS in the nation in, under the age of 30, by the National Association of Realtor’s publication REALTOR Magazine in their “30 Under 30” issue in 2011 | Named the top female Real Estate Agent in Minnesota by Real Trends in 2016 | Named by Real Estate Executive as one of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Agents in 2017

Cheryl Krengel

American Way Realty

Cheryl Krengel

Realtor® | (507) 381-1411

Meet Cheryl Krengel: Your Mankato Real Estate Agent

As a co-owner of a local family farming operation and a degree in accounting from Rasmussen Business College the combination of experience and education opened the door to a successful transition into my real estate career starting in 1997.

I was hired by a local real estate developer/contractor. Starting out as administrative assistant of the general construction company, within one year I was promoted to Vice President and was in charge of hiring contractors, working with lenders for construction loans, and site development. Eventually this led into the design and architectural phase and overall project management of multi-family, single family residences and commercial projects, to include, banks, strip malls, casinos, and restaurants. In 2004 I became a licensed Realtor and Broker and placed my license with American Way Realty.

Why I’m different:

Leveraging my experience as a successful business owner, and running a large general construction company, I am known for outstanding client service, 24/7 availability, high tech marketing techniques, personal touches, and as a skilled negotiator with my clients best interests at heart, I believe strongly that it is not only my duty to represent my clients with the best of my ability, but also to educate them throughout every step of the process armed with top notch information and market insights, so that my clients make the best decisions possible. I am honest, sometimes telling clients things they might not want to hear, hard working and extremely knowledgeable about the real estate industry, having worked with top agents in the Mankato area.

In My Free Time:

I love to spend time on the lake with family and friends. My husband Harold and I also love to travel with friends which most recently was to Israel. We live on Lake Jefferson and have six children ranging in age from 23-30. We are also blessed with six grandchildren. We are members of Hosanna Lutheran Church in Mankato. Harold is a senior crop advisor for a local coop and we raise black angus beef cattle on a farm in St Peter.

Linda Roth

American Way Realty

Linda Roth

Realtor® | (507) 340-6665


Selling a home, purchasing a home or relocation can be live changing events. With 24 years of assisting buyers and sellers you are assured of a smooth transition. Linda is available to put your ideas for your future in motion and be with you every step of the way. If you are looking for an agent who gives freely of her time, attention and expertise, please give Linda a call. She would love to assist you!

Linda began her real estate career in Ames, Iowa after relocating with her husband and three daughters from Madison, Wisconsin. Linda is a graduate of the Real Estate Institute and also achieved the designation of Certified Residential Specialist. She has served on various local real estate committees as well as serving on the Minnesota Professional Standards committee for several years. Linda is a graduate of Buena Vista College in Storm Lake Iowa and taught elementary school in Iowa and Wisconsin. Free time will find Linda at a bridge table, reading a great book, or traveling. Any opportunity to spend time with grandchildren is the best!

Zac Murra

American Way Realty

Zac Murra

Realtor® | (507) 381-4543

Zac is a great asset to the American Way Realty team and he knows his stuff, is dedicated to his clients, and is a great resource for investment properties as he personally owns several rental properties. He also comes from a family with ties to the real estate industry. Zac is reliable, smart, hardworking, creative and knowledgeable in every detail of your real estate transaction. He takes pride in his communication with every client from the first phone call all the way to close. Zac is Mankato born and raised, a graduate of East High School, and Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Debbie Ogren

American Way Realty

Debbie Ogren

Realtor® | (507) 382-4558

Where I’ve come from: Growing up, I always had a passion for learning and helping people. From the time that I was 15 years old I have held jobs in Sales and Customer Service. Doing everything from being a receptionist for a veterinarian office at 15, to a Recruiting Executive, to working at a non-profit, to selling radio advertising, to being a Sales Executive, to being a Call Center manager, to teaching Intro to Health at MSU, and waitressing to put myself through college and grad school…you name it, I’ve done it. Not to give my age away too much but that is almost 35 years of Customer Service and Sales experience. For me, it’s in my blood and it’s what I pride myself on.

I was always searching for what felt right…even getting my Masters Degree in Community Health. In 2014, everything changed. I found real estate. Without a doubt, real estate is my calling and true passion. Everything I have done in the past brought me to where I am today. Each day I get to educate and help clients start new and exciting chapters in their lives. I know I’ve found my passion when I am literally shocked every day that I actually get to do this for a living. Real estate is like breathing to me.

Business model: Honesty and ethics have always been paramount to me. Building long term relationships is always my goal and I’m fortunate that my clients generally end up being personal friends. I tell each client when I first meet them that I will tell them the good, the bad and the ugly as I see things. I want them to have the full picture, whether buying or selling. I am not out for a sale, just for a sale. My goal in each and every transaction is to be there for my clients and educate them, find the house that’s right for them, regardless of how long it takes. If they are selling, I work my tail off to get them the best price in the least amount of time. I work for my clients as though I was working for my family and they often feel like family to me at the end of the process.

More about me: I love a challenge!!! I’ve jumped out of a perfectly good airplane…twice, I’ve completed a marathon, two half-marathons, and other distance run as well as the very muddy “Warrior Dash”. I’ve lobbied on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., I rode my Road King to Sturgis 1½ times (long story), I am in “Who’s Who Among American College Students”…just to name a few fun things. I have two crazy cats at home and a wonderful boyfriend, each of which keeps me on my toes!!! I still love to run and be active and get out on the bike and explore. And did I mention, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE real estate and helping people?!!!

If you want an agent who will keep you in the loop the entire time, who will tell you how it is…good, bad or ugly, who will return your calls, who will answer ALL of your questions, please give me a call. I look forward to working with you to help find the best home that will not only meet your needs but also your lifestyle. I believe that my customer service and work ethic will shine through! Best yet, I have a wonderful team who not only supports each other and all of our clients. #DebbieOGetsItDone

Amy Klammer

American Way Realty

Amy Klammer

Realtor® | (507) 995-5249

I have a passion for real estate and love helping clients achieve their dreams. I specialize in both the buying and selling process. My experience provides valuable skills that I use daily in real estate negotiations, educating home buyers and sellers. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, being outdoors and volunteering.

Erik Jensen

American Way Realty

Erik Jensen

Realtor® | (507) 381-2984

I was born in Mankato and grew up in Garden City, son to a pair of educators. My father was a teacher and coach at Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial, and my mother was a teacher at Mankato West. I have spent most of my life in the Mankato area. My career has spanned from Midwest Wireless, Mayo Clinic Health System (Immanuel St. Joseph's Hospital), and Luther Mankato Honda. My wide array of experiences have all lead me down the path to give you the service you require, and deserve. I fully believe in customer service and satisfaction. My goal with each and every client is to make them happy. Not just with the end result, but every step of the process. All of the service, none of the pressure.

Staci Murphy

American Way Realty

Staci Murphy

Realtor® | (507) 382-1479

As a lifelong resident of the Mankato area, I am excited to utilize my dedication to the community for the benefit of my clients. I have been involved with real estate in various capacities for the past 6 years and have discovered a great enthusiasm for the field. I first worked with American Way on the sale of my home nearly a decade ago, and have enjoyed working with them many times since. So much, in fact, that I decided to join their team! I am an elementary school teacher in ISD #77, where I continue to find excitement in working with students every day. With 25 years of experience in education, it’s no surprise that I have acquired many valuable skills, such as; dedication, efficiency, excellent communication, organization, problem-solving, and attention to detail. These skills directly relate to success in meeting the needs of my clients. I love spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy being active and outdoors. Time at the lake cabin is a favorite! I enjoy meeting new people, talking to everyone, and helping others wherever and whenever I can. As a proud member of the American Way team, I provide outstanding client service from start to finish. If you are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and ready to go to work on your behalf, I am the agent for you! Call or Text (507) 382-1479 Email

Laura Keough

American Way Realty

Laura Keough

Marketing Director | (507) 345-2015

Laura Keough joined the American Way Realty team fall of 2016. Laura brings with her six years of real estate experience in Mankato as well as in Las Vegas as the Director of Relocation for a large real estate company which has given her insight into every facet of the industry arming her with the knowledge and tools to best serve the needs of our clients and the Team.

During those years Laura oversaw home sale/purchases, supplier relations, contract negotiations, relationship management and led a relocation team who was responsible for 2,000+ relocations per year. Prior to real estate, Laura spent 5 years working as Marketing Project Manager with one of the largest publishing firms in Minnetonka, MN. In doing so she developed an expertise in conceptualizing, developing, writing, and graphic design which allows us to offer in-house marketing and advertising for each of our clients. She also handles our promotions, social media, and website content. Honesty and integrity always drive her success.

Laura’s greatest cheerleader? Her family. Laura has been blessed with many mentors in her life starting with loving parents who taught her early on the importance of hard work and perseverance. Laura grew up in rural Waterville on Reeds Lake where she fell in love with the great outdoors. She also loves camping, cooking/baking, antiquing, design, hanging out with her daughters, road trips, and being a grandmother.

Brooklyn Henninger

American Way Realty

Brooklyn Henninger

Administrative Assistant | (507) 380-9080

Nikki Reinhardt

American Way Realty

Nikki Reinhardt

Operations Manager/Coordinator | (651) 503-5864

I grew up in a wonderful loving home with parents that worked very hard for the things we had. We spent our time doing things as a family from vacations to housework. We all pitched in & got things done together. I started working at 15 and have not stopped since. I am constantly in motion looking for somewhere to place my energy. I started working towards my post high school education goals while still attending high school. My senior year of high school was spent working towards a degree in landscape design & installation. From there I realized there were other places for my high attention to detail, organizational habits and slight OCD. This has brought me to working in the real estate office. My mind is kept busy by all the working facets that are required to keep the process moving. I spend my down time remodeling my home as a family now, with my family. From swinging the sledgehammer to tiling showers I have experienced what I consider the fun side to home ownership. I also enjoy being outdoors on my 10 acres playing with my dogs and horses. I look forward to helping our team help you with your real estate needs.

Read Our Reviews

We enjoyed our interaction with Cheryl

Cheryl assisted is in selling our home. She was easy to contact and kept us up to date with info. We enjoyed our interaction with Cheryl! Cheryl also assisted us to look at other homes for purchase. She is knowledgeable and helpful!

Stop searching and go with Debbie Ogren!

We cannot speak highly enough of Debbie's professionalism, enthusiasm, and willingness to help us find the right home. As first time home-buyers, we could not have asked for a better performance from a realtor. She is always prompt, courteous, kind, and passionate about her work. If you are ever in search of a realty professional, please stop searching and go with Debbie Ogren. She will meet and exceed any expectation!

Angie is great!

Angie is great! Her knowledge of the market is very helpful. I would recommend Angie for all your real estate needs. We have used Angie for multiple transactions and will be using her in the future.

Karla Van Eman was great to work with!

Karla Van Eman was great to work with. I always felt like she had my best interest in mind. Karla explained the buying/selling process to me thoroughly and answered questions clearly.

If I ever sell and buy in the future I would go with her again. (Debbie)

She is a great realtor and person. She helped me sell my house and find another one that I love. She is funny and very nice. She also is honest and tells you her opinion. If I ever sell and buy in the future I would go with her again.

He is incredibly knowledgeable (Zac)

I can’t say enough great things about Zac Murra. What I think I appreciate the most from Zac, is his honesty. He cared about us, our wants and needs, and made sure to look out for our best interests. He is incredibly knowledgeable and therefore is able to give great advice. He was also always very quick to respond to my husband and I. We couldn’t be happier with how everything went with selling our house and finding a new home.

We recommend her very highly! (Karla)

Karla really went beyond normal expectations in order to help us sell our house. She used her connections gained from decades of good work in Mankato to help us solve problems that were keeping our house from selling. She put in extra time to make the sale happen. We recommend her very highly!

Karla was very knowledgeable

Karla was very knowledgeable at all levels of which I deemed important. She did the "normal" stuff but exceeded the normal. She had good contacts, one being a contractor who fixed a minor problem. I found her quick to respond and I enjoyed her wit, frankness and her aggressiveness. I would recommend her without hesitation

Karla had all of the qualities you could possibly hope for in a realtor!

This was a tremendous experience from beginning to end. I have worked with my fair share of realtors over the past 20 years and Karla had all of the qualities you could possibly hope for in a realtor. Karla understood the local market leading to a successful listing with a quick sale that returned every bit of the expected value. Would absolutely utilize her services again and recommend to all!

We always felt she put US first (Karla)

Karla was fantastic!! Very prompt, amazing attention to detail when it came to listing our home. Our online presence with the professional photos and description of our home, was one of the main reasons we had two offers come in within a month, I believe! Karla also guided us and made professional recommendations when we were going through the offer/negotiation stage. We always felt she put US first ... even when it came to working with and answering questions with our other purchasing realtor out of state. Thank you Karla!!

We recommend Angie in a heartbeat

Simply awesome! Efficient and extremely knowledgeable to things that really mattered to us as seller. She went above and beyond helping us legal paperwork related to realty. We recommend Angie in a heartbeat. Her entire team deserves kudos for selling our home in only two showings. #BOOM it is!

Angie was very knowledgeable and realistic

I went into the whole house buying experience as a first time home buyer who was super excited to get into a home but also very antsy to get out of the place I was at. Angie was very knowledgeable and realistic when it came to helping me find/purchase a house. I honestly think the best part was that she didn’t let me buy just anything because I wanted something like yesterday, she took the time and effort to find something that fits me and What I wanted and needed for my kids and I and we couldn’t be happier.

Cheryl is amazing

Cheryl is amazing and will go out of her way to make home selling and buying as painless as possible. She is honest and upfront and we would recommend her to anyway! Thank You for helping is finally buy our dream home!!

I cannot express how knowledge & professional she is (Karla)

Karla was excellent in all facets of buying a home. She listened to my wants and needs; then immediately proceeds in searching for homes that would closely match them. Karla explains the process thoroughly from beginning to the end. She is quick in responding, makes time to look at homes as soon as they come on the market. Her negotiating skills are excellent. Upon finding potential home, Karla does her homework in regards to background/history of home. I cannot express how knowledge & professional she is. I absolutely would recommend her to everyone!

Kept us informed at every step (Karla)

Very helpful in all details of the sale, including specifics on North Mankato city water meter issues. Kept us informed at every step of the negotiations and settlement process.

Linda is very knowledgeable

Linda kept me up on what was going on with the sale of the house, what I needed to do, called as soon as offers were made . Let the people who made offers be aware of other offers on the house, making for competitive offers between the buyers. Linda is very knowledgeable and sharp in her realty dealings. I felt she came up with a good price, and we sold with a very acceptible price. I thoroughly enjoyed working with her!

We highly recommend Karla Van Eman!

We have worked with Karla to buy and sell three homes, in Mapleton, Mankato and Madison Lake, over the past 40 years. When we were ready to list our Madison Lake home for sale, Karla was the only realtor we considered. She's like family. Karla patiently walked us through the paperwork for the listing, answering all of our questions, and then arranged for very professional photographs to be taken. There were numerous showings the first day and our home sold in three days for more than our asking price. Karla is extremely knowledgeable of the real estate business and of the area real estate market. She advised us all along the way regarding the purchase offer, our counter-offer, the home inspection, negotiation after the home inspection, and the closing. Karla made herself available day or night and always responded promptly to emails, texts and phone calls. She made us feel like we were her only (and most important) clients. We highly recommend Karla Van Eman!

Any question you may have she can answer (Debbie)

I feel Deborah is great to work with. She's very honest. Any question you may have she can answer. She has helped me with 2 property's so far. I will definitely keep her as my realtor in the future.

Zac was extremely helpful!

Zac was fantastic! We are newer to Mankato, and Zac was extremely helpful with introducing us to different neighborhoods that fit our requirements with schools, work, etc. I was also happy that he never wasted our time by showing us a house that did not fit into our requirements.

She's personable, easy-going, knowledgeable (Karla)

I've sold multiple homes with Karla over the years. I appreciate her willingness to entertain my different ideas of selling. She's personable, easy-going, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. Plus, she doesn't ever demand things need to be done a certain way. That's important to me!

Amy was very knowledgeable

Amy was very knowledgeable, answered all our questions, and she gave great advice. She helped us sell and buy a home. I would use her again, but hopefully wont have to for many years.

Seriously, you will not find someone better! (Debbie)

If you want someone knowledgeable, helpful, and available at all hours call Debbie O! She was so awesome to work with, and answered all of our questions, no matter what they were. Seriously, you will not find someone better!

We would definitely recommend Cheryl to anyone

Cheryl was a great realtor for us while we were looking to buy our first home. She was patient at answering all of our first-time-homebuyer questions and she made herself available at any time we needed her. She really has her finger on the pulse of the area's real estate market and had good insight while we were searching for the right home. We would definitely recommend Cheryl to anyone looking for a realtor.

I would highly recommend Cheryl!

Cheryl went above and beyond to make sure we got the house we wanted. Not only did she help us find a home, but she helped sell our old house in just one day! She was able to answer any questions we had for her and responded very quickly. I would highly recommend Cheryl!

Highly recommend him to anyone (Erik)

It took me many houses to look at until I finally found the one that works for me. Erik was very patient with me and also pointed out flaws on houses I didn't see right away. If I ever move again I will request him and would highly recommend him to anyone. Thank you Erik!!!!!!.

Erik was patient with us buying our first home

Erik was patient with us buying our first home and was with us every step of the way. He gave his honest opinions which is very important to us. Definitely will recommend him to anyone in this area.

Debbie was fantastic to work with!

Debbie was fantastic to work with! She's got a positive attitude and smile that's contagious; which really made us feel confident with her as our realtor. She was very responsive with all of our questions and easy to communicate with. Debbie is very knowledgeable in the processes of buying and selling!

Zac was fantastic to work with

Zac was fantastic to work with and we would recommend him without reservation! Zac knew what we were looking for and worked hard to find us that perfect fit. We appreciated Zac's demeanor and knowledge when showing us homes and providing feedback. Thank you for the help Zac!

We would recommend Debbie Ogren to anyone looking to buy or sell

Debbie has been our realtor 3 times now. She has sold two of our houses and helped us purchase another. She was always happy to show us ways to make our homes more ready to market.We asked and received more than we anticipated for both the homes we sold. Our second house sold to the first showing. When We were shopping for a different home she was totally willing to show us homes a second time if we needed another look. She was also extremely patient when we were slow to make a decision. We would recommend Debbie Ogren to anyone looking to buy or sell.

She was very open, communicative, and honest (Angie)

Gosh where to start? We came to Angie after our home was already listed with someone else. She was very open, communicative, and honest about what we needed to do to get more interest! The photos were WAY better, and her response time and follow through is the best! But what was amazing? She treated me like a human and remembered things about my life that she followed up on!? That's rare! I will go through them for every home transaction going forward!!

Very good guidance and very responsible (Cheryl)

She went beyond the normal stuff, very good guidance and very responsible . The market was down and she knew it and was competitive and that’s what helped in selling the house along with going beyond in finding what specific requirements of the buyers and trying to allay issues with professionals.

Debbie was so easy to work with

It was obvious from our first meeting with Debbie that she know the area and the neighborhoods and the value of homes. She advised us during every home we looked at and knew the potential of each property in the current market and looking ahead for future value. Beyond her technical knowledge, Debbie was so easy to work with. She is respectful, friendly and genuine. I have worked with many realtors in many markets throughout the years and I can forthrightly say that Debbie exceeded all of my expectations. For all of those prospective customers out there, I would say to them "Hire Debbie Ogren, your search will be easier, fun along the way and she will help you succeed!!"

She goes above and beyond expectations (Debbie)

We cannot recommend Debbie enough! She was there to help when we first bought our home and also to sell. She goes above and beyond expectations. She is so open and honest about the whole process, you are left with zero surprises. She truly cares about her clients and treats you like a lifelong friend. The only bummer about selling is we won't be in regular contact with Debbie anymore. Thank you for all of your help!

Karla was very determined to help me find a home

Karla was very determined to help me find a home that fit my wants and needs. She was never pushy when it came to making a decision on a home, which is something that I appreciated a lot. She listened to what I was looking for and did her best to find what I wanted in the price range I was approved for. She was also always readily available for me to call or text with any questions

I'm so happy I decided to go with Cheryl

I'm so happy I decided to go with Cheryl to sell my mother's house. She answered all my questions about pricing the home and really helped out at closing to get the deal done.

Best experience ever (Karla)

Being new homeowners is very scary. When you're looking for your first home, it's hard to know what you're looking for. Karla made our experience the best experience ever and we are still loving our home. I'm so happy that we had the opportunity to work with her to help us find the perfect home for us. She is very honest, upbeat, and she gets the job done!

She was always upbeat and willing to soothe the inevitable fears.(Debbie)

Our closing to sell our house took FOREVER but Debbie was an absolute saint! She was always upbeat and willing to soothe the inevitable fears. Highly recommend.

Knowledgeable person of the area(Zac)

I met Zac on my first visit to Mankato to find a home. He was very prompt at our first showing and did an excellent job of showing me several properties to view and compare. It was nice to have a knowledgeable person of the area and to show me different options of homes for sale. Zac made sure to point out various features of the home that I might like; as well as to suggest or recommend the local businesses available. His knowledge of current building practices helped me to decide what type of home I wanted to buy.

Karla is down to earth and fun to work with!

We have worked with Karla several times, and it is always a pleasure! She is very knowledgable about the local market, as well as markets in surrounding areas. She works extremely hard for her clients whether buying or selling. Karla knows the ins and outs and is able to deal with all of the small and not-so-small issues that can arise throughout the process. She cares about and appreciates her clients. Karla is down to earth and fun to work with!

She worked hard to get us an above listing price (Cheryl).

She worked hard to get us an above listing price. She answered texts or phone calls no matter what day or time. She answered so many questions I had to ease my mind and keep my mind from worrying.

Karla is amazing!

Karla is amazing. She is a straight shooter and personable. I used Karla twice in a row and I'd use her again in a heartbeat. We did not even bother 'shopping around' for another realtor when we had to list our recent property. You won't be disappointed. I've had success using Karla both times. The first time was to list a home as well as help us find a new home. The second time was just to list a home which sold within the month - we moved out of town

Karla couldn’t have been more helpful.

Karla couldn’t have been more helpful. She made herself available whenever necessary and really cared about helping to find my perfect home. I highly recommended her and wouldn’t hesitate to use her again—as a matter of fact, I will be having her help me sell my house this fall.

Karla is very personable and a lot of fun to work with.

Karla was incredibly knowledgeable about the market and how best to present our condo. She had our condo listed in a couple days after we first met and it sold one week later and we closed the next week. We couldn't have been happier with the whole experience. Karla is very personable and a lot of fun to work with. I highly recommend her to all.

Angie was a wonderful realtor!

Angie was a wonderful realtor! We are new to the area and she helped define what we really wanted in the neighborhood and showed us houses that weren’t even on our radar. She responded quickly to all of our questions and set up all the presale appointments. She made moving cross country so much easier

Very knowledgeable, experienced, responsive and honest (Cheryl)

"American Way Realty to the rescue once again!" Cheryl and the rest of the team are as good as advertised. Their professionalism and competence are unparalleled. You'll find that they are very knowledgeable, experienced, responsive and honest when it comes to both buying and selling your home. As long as American Way Realty is around, they'll have my business. Thank you Cheryl

Karla was absolutely amazing

Karla was absolutely amazing. She worked hard to both selling my house and finding us a new one. She answered all my questions in a timely manner and was knowledgeable about every step of the way. I would highly recommend her.

We recommend her highly. (Cheryl)

Cheryl demonstrates excellent knowledge of the local housing market. Her pricing and negotiations skills are top notch. Although our house sale and new house purchase had many unique issues, she led us through them with confidence and utmost competence. We recommend her highly.

She is very knowledgeable (Robbie)

As a first time home buyer I was worried about the process of buying a house. Robbie eliminated all those fears from the start. She was always ahead of schedule and always looking out for my best interests. The whole process went as smooth as possible and I believe it was because of Robbie. She is very knowledgeable, friendly, and wants the best for you! I had a wonderful time working with her and highly recommend her to help you find the right place

Zac went above and beyond his duties

Zac went above and beyond his duties as a realtor to ensure I was able to purchase my new home. If you are looking for a realtor in the Mankato area look no further. Zac won't just find you a house, he will find you a home!

Mankato area don’t hesitate to go with Zac!

Enjoyed working with Zac when looking for a home in the Mankato area. He was very knowledgeable not only about home structures, home equipment, but also the Mankato area. He made what seemed like a difficult task of buying a home from another state easy and smooth than I expected it to be. If you need a home within the greater Mankato area don’t hesitate to go with Zac!

We would recommend Zac for anyone

We enjoyed working with Zac when looking for our first home. He is a very knowledgeable realtor and was available for any questions that we had. He gave us great advice and his honest opinion when looking through houses until we found the one we loved! We would recommend Zac for anyone looking to buy or sell a home!

I would recommend Cheryl to anyone!

Cheryl was great to work with. She was honest with us throughout the entire process and never led us to expect we could get more for our house than it was worth. She our best interest in mind and didn’t make it seem like she just wanted a big profit off of us. I would recommend Cheryl to anyone!

Debbie was wonderful!

Debbie was wonderful, her upbeat personality and friendly demeanor made the whole process fun for me! She is really good at responding to any concerns or questions quickly, I never felt ignored or like just a number, in fact she felt like family. This gal is also knowledgeable about the area, the market and negotiating, I was very pleased with the whole experience

Angie was fantastic to work with!

Angie was fantastic to work with. She was very honest and open with our ideas and added her own suggestions. She was also available to us whenever we needed, as we both have busy work schedules as well as demanding family needs outside of work.

She is simply the best of the best! (Cheryl)

Not enough good things can ever be said about Cheryl as a real estate professional! This is the 2nd home she has sold for us in 3 years and I couldn’t imagine working with anyone else. She is simply the best of the best and goes above and beyond to make sure all expectations are met and exceeded and everything is clear and concise.

Zac is a hard worker and it is obvious he loves what he does.

He was patient in our search process. He is easy to relate with. Zac is a hard worker and it is obvious he loves what he does. We are very happy with the house we bought and were able to sell ours in 48 hours. He was a great resource for preparing a house for sale. We fell like we got top dollar for our home. Highly recommend Zac.

Debbie was a true professional!

Debbie was a true professional during the process of selling my parents home. After living in their home for 37+ years, she took what could have been an overwhelming process for them and made it manageable. She is outgoing, energetic and dynamic and her professionalism gained her instant trust with my parents. She gave good advice at each point in the process and I appreciated her responsiveness to our questions as I lived out of the area and was helping my parents through this sale. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a realtor in the Mankato and surrounding area. You'd be lucky to have her represent you!

Honest, patient and says it how it is realtor! (Cheryl)

If you’re looking for an honest, patient and says it how it is realtor, then Cheryl would be perfect for you! We spent 2 years looking and she was so patient with us, never pushed us if we were hesitant or annoyed if we wanted to go look at something more than once. She was fantastic!


Angie was phenomenal to work with. her expertise in the area of selling our home where above anything I had ever expected from a realtor. she went out of her way to ensure that our house sold fast and that both parties were happy with the purchase and the sell of the home. Who made the process exceptionally easy. We plan to sell our current home and will most definitely be using Angie again. I highly recommend Angie if you want your house sold right. my mother was so pleased with how the process went with my home and plans to sell her current home in a few months and she's going to use Angie. Angie was able to answer all my questions and inform me on the process easily. She's has great excellence in her job. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

She is smart, hard working, and honest.(Debbie)

Being we were relocating to Mankato from out of state, we really had no idea who we should contact to help us with our house search. We ended up googling realtors and after looking through quite a few, I came upon Debbie. Her beautiful, bright smile struck me instantly as someone that would be fun and easy-going to work with. Her smile does not lie - She is definitely fun, but she is also smart, hard working, and honest. She gave us great advice and worked with us to find the right lot and home builder to build our new home. She checked in with us regularly during the building process, and was always available for questions. The best part of the process is that we now consider her our friend

Angie was great to work with!

Angie was great to work with. Angie made selling my house feel so easy! Definitely would recommend Angie if looking to buy or sell a house in the area

Karla works with with great knowledge, experience and respect!

Karla made our house looking experience unstressful. With our home already sold and the winter months approaching we were a bit worried about our options. Karla was easy going and made the experience joyful and productive. Karla went beyond our expectations of contacting a home owner who had not yet listed their home and we were shown the home within the week. With this insight Karla met the needs of the seller and the buyer. The house was just what we were interested in. We made an offer the next day and closed shortly after without any glitches. Meeting the owners and having a final walkthrough with them and Karla was a great advantage. I would absolutely recommend Karla, she definitely loves what she does and does it seriously and with great knowledge, experience and respect!

She is easy to work with (Karla)

Karla helped us both buy and sell our Mankato house. She is easy to work with and takes the time to get to know your needs and wants for either buying or selling a house. I enjoy her straightforward approach and excellent customer care throughout the process. Thanks Karla for all your hard work helping us with our Mankato house needs!

Karla was great!

Karla was great! She made sure I got the highest amount for my house, and helped me with a lot of extra services she didnt have to do but helped a lot since I lived in Nebraska.

Karla was very helpful !

Pictures of our house were done very well, Karla was very helpful with price point of house and any questions that came up with the sale. Everything went smoothly throughout the entire sale of the house.

Robbie made sure to get what we wanted

From start to finish Robbie always made sure to get what we wanted. She was very efficient, friendly and timely in the weeks that she worked with us. She was kind and patient, and always listened to what we had to say. Every time I gave her a list of houses my boyfriend and I wanted to look at she would immediately contact the selling agent and get it scheduled as soon as possible. She is extremely detail oriented and is always displaying a positive attitude. I have never had a more pleasant experience than working with her. Robbie is a great person and a hard worker! I would refer her to anyone that I know

I highly recommend Robbie.

As a first-time home buyer I was very nervous for selecting who would help me with such a big decision. I found Robbie at an open house and with no pressure we talked about the possibilities and how a realtor would help us along the way. In every bit of the sense of the word help, she was the greatest help. if we had questions she found answers. Everything was on time and notifications about time changes or house viewings were sent to your phone as soon as she heard of a change. I highly recommend Robbie.

It was a VERY FUN experience working with Robbie

I would recommend Robbie for ALL of your real estate needs. She is very down to earth and will get back to you right away with any questions you might have. We purchased a home with Robbie as our agent. She will guide you through the process. Robbie is as friendly as they come! We will be contacting her in the future if we should need a real estate agent again. It was a VERY FUN experience working with Robbie

We highly recommend Karla for any real estate needs.

After 30 years in our home, my husband and I decided to sell our home and move closer to our places of employment. We had never sold a home before and were very worried we wouldn’t be able to sell ours for a decent price, if at all, as we were in a small town. We also were very naive on the steps and process of selling a house. Karla truly made the process easy and surprisingly fun! She was quick to answer our questions and address any concerns we had. Usually she addressed issues before we even realized they existed! And we had an offer on our home within 10 days! In addition, she helped us buy our new home with most of our wish list checked off. We highly recommend Karla for any real estate needs.

Cheryl was very easy to work with...

Cheryl was very easy to work with when I had a question she got back to me right away plus I thought the house sold really fast. Would recommend her highly.

Extremely grateful!

Karla helped us navigate a complex home sale with wisdom, compassion, humor, and professionalism. We couldn't have done it without her and are extremely grateful!

I'm sure we will be working with Zac again!

Zac has a great ability to figure out what you are looking for in a house and tailor your showings to your wants and needs. He was constantly helpful through the process and went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. He is very knowledgeable about the area and can provide a lot of advise about the properties, neighborhoods, and the city. I'm sure we will be working with Zac again!!

(Angie) Sold the house in 3 days

Sold the house in 3 days for over asking price. (Angie) had very good communication as to what was happening daily.

Cheryl is amazing!

Cheryl is amazing! She is a very honest and forthright partner for all your real estate needs. We have both purchased a home and sold a home through Cheryl and her industry expertise lead us to our dream home within budget and sold our home for $25k more than what we were expecting! If you want an honest, no-hassle, ambitious, hard working realtor, look no further!

Angie did a great job...

Angie did a great job in developing a strategy to sell our home. The listing looked amazing and she was able to have several showings with potential buyers.

Karla was so helpful...

My experience with “American Way” and Karla Van Eman was super and quick. I decided to move and one month later, I closed on my current home, and moved to my new home in one month. I feel Karla was so helpful with this experience. I highly recommend her and American Way.

If you want to buy or sell...she (Karla) is your #1 go to agent!

Karla is outstanding. We owned 2 properties. One we had on the market with 3 different ages for 3 years. Because we are in MN (and we had tons of gardens and ponds), springtime is the best time to sell. With 3 agents and 3 years we never even got an offer. The 4th year my husband hear Karla was voted #1 real estate agent in Mankato. We called her the fourth year to list it and she had a buyer in 24 hours. She called us at midnight with our asking price plus fewer contingencies we offered. We closed in 4 weeks. It was a 3 sided earth home that banks normally don't easily lend $'s for. She had bank contacts and appraiser contacts that made it happen. Seven years later my husband died and I wanted to sell my house and move to AZ. A co-worker of my husbands wanted to purchase it. I called her to represent the close. She represented both he and I with constant professional communication. She was fair, unbiased, and as always fun to work with and full of joy. I don't know when she sleeps as we received e-mails and follow-up checklists so we could have a seamless close. And that was exactly what it was! The icing on the cake was within 2 days I received a beautifully handwritten thank-you note from her. She is definitely on top of her game. If you want to buy or sell...she is your #1 go to agent!

Cheryl is everything you want in a realtor.

Cheryl is everything you want in a realtor. She never stops working, she keeps track of all of the purchasing and selling details, and she makes you feel like you’re in good hands. I will definitely work with Cheryl again if I need a realtor.

We have always appreciated her (Linda)...

Linda has helped us several times over many years to buy, sell, and shop for homes and second homes. We have always appreciated her honest, no-nonsense approach and have fully trusted her best advice in considering the current markets whether we were buying or selling. We have recommended her to friends and will continue to do so; and first came to know her through the recommendation of a friend. That is good evidence that Linda is dependable, reliable, and someone who is highly trusted and respected.

I can't say enough about Karla's wonderful professionalism and insight.

Karla Van Eman was up front about what needed to be done to the house for best sale and what was selling in the area that was comparable to my house and what price to list it at. She explained any costs that we most likely would pay and how fast the house was likely to sell. She had a top notch photographer for the listing pictures, which were gorgeous. She was available for questions and showed up at the closing on time. When I listed my home we had an acceptable offer within 4 days. The home closed in less than a month. I can't say enough about Karla's wonderful professionalism and insight.

Karla is amazing!

Karla is amazing! She's going way above and beyond her duties as a realtor to make sure we are happy in our first home! I couldn't suggest anyone more. She really treats you as a friend, not just a client.

Debbie was awesome!

Debbie was awesome! As a first time home buyer I had a lot of questions. Debbie was able to answer them in a way I understood and made me feel like I knew what was going on during each step in the home buying process. Even after closing she was available to answer my questions. I would recommend Debbie to anybody looking for an honest and energetic agent that will do everything she can to meet your needs.

Debbie O Gets It Done!

Told her what we wanted and she found it, with options to choice from. She is great at what she does, the BEST!!! No pressure, Debbie was down to earth and honest with all the information that she had knowledge of. A MUST to know person when buying a house, cause Debbie O. Gets It Done!

Cheryl is absolutely fantastic!

Cheryl is absolutely fantastic! She was straight forward, incredibly easy/quick to communicate with, and a joy to be around. Do not hesitate to partner with her on your next home selling/buying adventure.

We would highly recommend Debbie!

Debbie is so helpful with both selling our house and buying land to build a new one! She answered all of our questions and made a stressful process much easier. We would highly recommend Debbie!

Debbie is absolutely the best!

Debbie is absolutely the best! We had such a great experience selling our home with her as our agent. We had so much interest even before the listing hit the web from her marketing efforts. Our house was shown over 40 times in a two week period and Debbie did an outstanding job of communicating with other agents and keeping updated on the status. We had an accepted offer within two weeks and successfully closed 6 weeks later. We couldn't have asked for a better selling experience! We would recommend Debbie to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

We were well satisfied...

We were well satisfied the way you (Karla) handled our house sale. The price was what we wanted. We appreciated your personal interest in getting it sold quickly.

Karla was very knowledgeable and easy to work with!

Karla was very knowledgeable and easy to work with. Everything was straightforward and I was informed every step of the way (even through the end of the sale). Karla helped me by working with the title company when I was having trouble getting a lien release from one of my lenders. I would highly recommend Karla if you're thinking of selling your home.

It's obvious how much knowledge and experience Cheryl has in the real estate field!

Working with Cheryl made my first home-buying experience smooth, comfortable and enjoyable. I had no idea how the process worked and needed advice and guidance all along the way. Cheryl was there to answer all of my questions and to give me her honest opinion when I needed it. She promptly answered my late night texts and worked with my crazy nursing work schedule. She let me go at my own pace and guided me without pushing. It's obvious how much knowledge and experience Cheryl has in the real estate field and I felt confident in her ability throughout the process. I wouldn't have changed a thing! Thanks, Cheryl, I'm loving my new home!

Debbie was enthusiastic, helpful, and knowledgeable!

I honestly could not have picked a better real estate agent! Debbie was enthusiastic, helpful, and knowledgeable from the first time I talked to her. She helped me through every step of buying my first home. I had a million questions, and she never made me feel bad for asking - and always encouraged me to ask more. I was also extremely stressed through the entire process, as I had NO IDEA what I was getting into buying my first house! Debbie was always there to talk me down and give me good advice. Now that I've closed and I'm living in my new house, she is still just as helpful and enthusiastic about helping me figure things out as she was from the beginning. Thank you, Debbie!!

I would recommend Zac to all my friends!

I would recommend Zac to all of my friends looking at buying or selling a house. He was very helpful and answered all our questions. Zac was great to work with helping my husband and I find our dream home.

She went above and beyond...

Cheryl was very informative and always available to answer my questions. She is very professional and I enjoyed working with her on selling my home and for purchasing a new house. She went above and beyond what I expected from a realtor.

Linda Roth went above and beyond!

From beginning to end, the entire process of selling our home was a pleasant experience. Linda Roth went above and beyond. We enjoyed working with Linda. Her attention to details was great. We would definitely recommend American Way Realty for all your estate needs!!!

Cheryl took care of everything!

Cheryl took care of everything! I sold my home from out of town, and from the first contact to the final closing, Cheryl was there every step. Always prompt and professional!

Zac is absolutely fantastic!

My husband and I were nervous to sell our home and find a different one because of our last (and only) realtor experience. As soon as we first met him we knew he was the realtor we wanted to work with. He was professional but also down-to-earth and made things easy for us to understand in the complicated real estate market. Zac returned all of our messages timely and was always able to work around our schedules when looking at homes. He made the process of selling our old home and buying our current as smooth as possible!

Angie is the best!

Angie is the BEST! She was able to get our house sold before listing, and she made it as stress-free as possible! Angie is very personable, easy to talk to, and trustworthy. She's also a great listener and made sure our questions were always answered. Highly recommend her!

It was always apparent that my best interest was the number one priority!

Deb did a great job selling my house. She was very quick at responding to questions and kept me up to date at all times. It was always apparent that my best interest was the number one priority. I would highly recommend Deb to anyone needing a realtor.

Gave me solid advise throughout!

I reached out to Zac out of the blue to see if he would help me find my first home. He immediately showed interest in helping me find what suited me best. We started looking at places that same week, if not the next day. In no time at all we were able to pinpoint the type of property I wanted, as well as a location that best fit me. He was always on the lookout for properties I'd be interested in. He always provided immediate answers to anything I was unsure about and gave me solid advice throughout. Even after the entire process was completed, Zac continued to be there to help me with any questions I have had, and still helps me to this day. I very much appreciate everything that he has done and I am extremely pleased that I chose him to help me through the process.

Zac was an amazing realtor!

Zac was an amazing realtor. He listened to the things we wanted in a home and what we didn't want... even if they sounded crazy. We are thankful and blessed to have him represent us during this process.


Love Karla!!! I feel like she knew what I was looking for as a homeowner. Very friendly. Love UUU KARLA!! Thank you soo much for your help and time!! Looking forward to you seeing the house when I am done!

I called for a realtor, but really feel like I found a friend!

When I decided to purchase my first home, I started by browsing online. I looked at houses listed online, prices, locations, schools, etc. When I began finding homes I thought I’d like to see I contacted Angie to be my realtor and set up times to see a couple homes I thought my family might love. We chatted about my wants/likes, dislikes, deal-breakers, needs, price range, locations, etc. We liked a home, it sold before we decided to offer. Saw some others that looked good online but were completely different in person. I will never forget, when I got discouraged, she said "I will find the perfect home for you, don’t worry. Don’t stress. I will find it." And find it, she did!!! A week or so later she called and asked if I was busy, said she had found what she thought might be perfect, and said I should see it asap. I saw it that day, fell in love, and she helped me EVERY step of the way through the buying process. She remembered every detail I said I needed/wanted, she remembered things I said would be important for each member of our large family, and came through on her promise tenfold! I am forever grateful to her for going above and beyond, being available ANY TIME day or night for my worries and questions, for genuinely caring about my family and our first home purchase. Any question I had, she had the answer to. If she wasn’t sure, she got the answer within hours. She pointed me in directions of different people for different services throughout the process, streamlining EVERYTHING and giving me a HUGE sense of comfort and security that is SO important while making such huge decisions and changes in life and for a family. I will forever be grateful and can’t recommend her enough!! I called for a realtor, but really feel like I found a friend.

Our experience with Karla was very positive!

Our experience with Karla was very positive. She helped us negotiate an offer that was under asking price, and efficiently worked out the details and process of an international move. We were able to do everything remotely until the closing date.

Linda is a very nice person & definite asset to American Way!

This was our first move in 39 years and we were novices at realtor practices. Linda Roth helped us understand what we needed to do to make the sale of our house plus purchase another go smoothly. Linda is a very nice person and a definite asset to American Way. We also appreciated the kindness of all the office staff. Thanks, American Way!

Working with Zac was a dream!

Working with Zac was a dream! He asks all the right questions to figure out exactly what you are looking for and selects great potential houses that fit perfectly with what you are looking for. Very knowledgeable with what certain projects will cost you and what are red flags. He will shoot straight with you and let you know how excited he is about a certain house if it were him. Never pushy and very trustworthy! Will always buy through him.

Cheryl was always so helpful, upbeat, and honest!

Working with Cheryl made my mom's transition from selling her townhouse to moving in with us so much easier. She told us tips to make a better showing. If we had questions, we just texted her and she always answered quickly, putting our minds at ease. We had a number of showings right away. Cheryl was always to helpful, upbeat, and honest. She went above and beyond and we are very grateful to her. Mom's townhome sold in just a few weeks. We will definitely be recommending Cheryl to anyone who is buying or selling.

American Realty was highly recommended and I know why!

“Since this was my first house I have ever sold, I had many questions, worries and concerns. Karla and the staff at American Way Realty were there to answer everything I asked. Lots of emails and phone calls later, they sold my house. Karla and the staff definitely know what they are doing and I am glad that I chose them! American Realty was highly recommended and I know why! Thanks..”

I would highly recommend Angie to anyone!

“What would I have done without Angie?? She was the perfect realtor for me! Her knowledge, directness, availability, patience, honesty and so much more was much appreciated. She was never pushy, never pressured me, and never made me feel like I was bothersome (we emailed/spoke/text very frequently!) From making an offer on a foreclosure and not being the highest bid/losing the house, to making an offer and deciding last minute to pull it...from tears with tough decisions, to hugs at closing...she found us the perfect home! House hunting can be stressful, especially for a first-timer, and I am so glad I had her to keep me optimistic that we would find the perfect home. I would highly recommend Angie to anyone!”

Karla was very helpful in selling our house!

Karla was very helpful in selling our house. Her knowledge the local market was beneficial in determining a selling price and laying out a plan to get the house sold. She was prompt in regard meeting times and always got back to us in a timely manner. We were very pleased with her work and professionalism.

If you're looking to buy there is no one better to help you along that journey than Angie!

Buying your first house can be really stressful but when you have a realtor like Angie you find how easy and simple it can be. Angie listened to everything that my husband and I wanted and needed in a home and found just that for us. She was able to provide advice when touring homes and new all of the answers to any questions we had along the way. If you're looking to buy a home there is no one better to help you along that journey than Angie!

Cheryl helped us every step of the way!

Cheryl helped us every step of the way in preparing our house for sale, listing it and selling it. She fully supported us and guided us through the process which went amazingly fast from listing to purchase agreement to closing. We are so happy that we chose Cheryl and her amazing group at her brokerage.

Angie found us our PERFECT home without us even asking!

Angie found us our PERFECT home without us even asking. Then, she turned around and sold our house for full asking 3 days. She’s the realtor who knows what’s going on before everyone else does. Angie continues to go above and beyond to help her clients even after the closing date. I have worked with her on 4 real estate transactions, both buying and selling. I highly recommend working with her because she is honest, responsive, and always keeps her finger on the pulse of the market.

She (Karla) is accommodating in every way...

We bought our first home 30 years ago with Karla as our realtor. Because that experience was great, we returned to her 30 years later and had her sell our home (which sold in 4 days) and purchased our new one from her. She is accommodating in every way, knowledgeable, and goes the extra mile for her clients. I would highly recommend her and believe she is one of the best.

I honestly could not have picked a better real estate agent!

I honestly could not have picked a better real estate agent! Debbie was enthusiastic, helpful, and knowledgeable from the first time I talked to her. She helped me through every step of buying my first home. I had a million questions, and she never made me feel bad for asking - and always encouraged me to ask more. I was also extremely stressed through the entire process, as I had NO IDEA what I was getting into buying my first house! Debbie was always there to talk me down and give me good advice. Now that I've closed and I'm living in my new house, she is still just as helpful and enthusiastic about helping me figure things out as she was from the beginning. Thank you, Debbie!!

I would highly recommend her to anyone!

My boyfriend and I purchased our first home together and are so happy we worked with Debbie. Debbie was so easy to work with and was always on top of everything. She made the whole process easy, fun, and stress free. I would highly recommend her to anyone! #debbieogetsitdone