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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

American Way Realty

Angie VanEman

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 5 times 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 & 2020 | 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

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.

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

Kaylee Klammer

American Way Realty

Kaylee Klammer

Realtor® | (507) 304-0456

Hi, I'm Kaylee! I live in rural Mankato and have a great knowledge of Mankato and its surrounding areas. I know the importance of hard work, honesty, and treating others with respect. I’m easy to talk to and will thoroughly explain the buying and selling process. I love to build relationships with others and find ways to connect with everyone. Whether buying or selling a home, I am dedicated. In my free time, I like to spend time with my family, friends, my dog (Stella) & cat (Oscar).

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.

Kayla Christiansen

American Way Realty

Kayla Christiansen

Administrative Assistant | (507) 345-4040

I moved to Mankato five years ago as a college student to continue my education at Minnesota State University Mankato and graduated in 2018. I was born in Illinois and raised in Wisconsin since I was five years old. My degree is in Earth Science, but it did not take long after graduation for me to discover that just was not my true passion. Since I started working, I have discovered that customer service is my niche and I love to meet and talk to new people. I’ve worked in retail, automotive, health care, engineering, and staffing before I finally decided it was time to jump into a field I’ve always known I loved. There has always been a space in my heart for real estate, building and design. I think the interest comes from my dad’s side of the family where everyone is either a carpenter or just has the skill in their blood. My goal is always to make everyone happy and provide the best service possible. In my free time, I enjoy drawing, painting, photography and doing DIY projects.

Read Our Reviews

Highly recommend Karla!

Karla was great to work with! She was always there to help with anything we needed. She showed us our house before it even hit the market. We put in an offer that night and we got it! Highly recommend Karla!

Angie was so helpful

Angie was so helpful in finding our forever home. She answered all of our questions with quick responses. She got to know us and our style and showed us houses that would be a good fit. Thank you Angie.

Angie is definitely your go to realtor!

From the moment I first texted Angie, her response back was immediate. Her questions about what I wanted and needed were met with openness and precision to detail. Most importantly, while I live outside of Minnesota, she was incredibly communicative through text and e mail. I even learned how much can be done through simple texting to make things happen. From A to Z she walked us through the process and our home was sold much faster than we anticipated. If you're looking for an agent that will listen, be open to suggestions and be in quick communication, Angie is definitely your go to realtor!

Angie was very professional

Angie was very professional during all the selling process, kept my wife and I informed all the time. She was there to advise us and answer all our questions, but beyond that she helped us to sell our house in record time for the best selling price !!!

(Karla) Provided detailed information

Provided detailed information on pricing the home. Helped with code requirements and inspections. Scheduled necessary inspections and met with the inspector. Provided timely status updates on the transaction.

We are very pleased with the quality and level of service. (Zac)

We are very pleased with the quality and level of service provided us. Zac’s advocacy and concern for us from start to finish is all that we could possibly have wanted.

(Karla) We have always been happy with her expertise

We have worked with Karla in the past and have always been happy with her expertise and professionalism. If you have questions, she’s prompt getting back to you. She is so upbeat and a pleasure to work with!!!

Karla and her crew made this experience a delight

Karla and her crew made this experience a delight. They definitely go the extra mile and are a joy to work with. Went through all the ins and outs of paperwork - pointed out various pluses and minuses of houses we looked at together. Kept a positive attitude and a smile on her face even when things weren't going as planned.

We have always been very satisfied with the results (Karla)

Our family has used Karla's expertise numerous times on several properties and we have always been very satisfied with the results. My wife's and my parents both used Karla's help. Both of our children have used American way to sell and buy homes.

Zac Murra was an amazing Realtor

Zac Murra was an amazing relator to work with. He was very responsive at all hours of the day and has a vast knowledge of real estate in Mankato and in the surrounding area. He really makes you feel heard as a client and he works hard to find you your perfect house!

Erik made buying my first home easy

Erik made buying my first home very easy. He was always fast to reply and willing to set up viewings very quickly. In this competitive market that is very much needed and appreciated.

Zac and American Way Realty are the best in town

I would say that Zac and American Way Realty are the best in town. No one in this world is perfect but Zac and his team are good enough to get you where you need to go. We are grateful for their hard work and great results.

Angie was a dream to work with!

Angie was a dream to work with! She made the process as seamless as possible for us. Her attention to the tiniest details, willingness to inform us every step of the way, and offering suggestions from her significant amount of experience was so appreciated. Truly great at what she does!

Angie was wonderful

Angie was wonderful to work with, and our house sold so fast, we weren't quite ready for it! Very knowledgeable of the market, professional and, best of all, experienced.

Karla is wonderful!

Karla is wonderful! She is patient and provides honest feedback about your wants and needs while looking for a home. She certainly has your best interests in mind and will help you through the entire process to find you your perfect place. She has helped my family several times and we will always be coming back to her!

Absolutely amazing (Erik)

Absolutely amazing. I have used Erik to buy two different homes. He does nothing but make people happy. He is completely honest and truthful. He does his utmost to make people happy instead of just make a sale. I would recommend him a million to one.

Erik is an amazing realtor

Erik is an amazing realtor, he showed us many houses and went above and beyond our expectations to find our home. Great communication throughout our whole process. I will recommend him to everyone and anyone!

She was a pleasure to work with (Staci)

Staci was professional from start to finish and worked tirelessly to deliver several wonderful options for our particular demands. She was responsive, respectful and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend her with enthusiasm.

I loved her!!! (Staci)

I loved her!!! I was upfront with her that I've had very bad realtor experience in the past and was hesitant to trust them. Not only was Staci also straightforward with me, but she was open and honest. She offered her time to show us a bunch of houses and worked hard during the offer making process. I really appreciated that she was always in touch and kept me up to date with info. Staci had a great attitude and was fun to be around. Overall, I'm thrilled I got to work with Staci and would definitely recommend her to anyone!

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.

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

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 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!

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!

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.

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!!!!!!.

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!!

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.

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!

Working with Karla was such a pleasant experience

In the past, I have not had pleasant experiences dealing with realtors. Karla was the realtor I contacted to list and hopefully sell my sister's house in order to settle her estate. Working with Karla was such a pleasant experience. She was very easy to work with in the process of selling my sister's house. Her expertise in pricing was superior.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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

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!

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.

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.

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!!

Our home buying experience with Karla was seamless.

Our home buying experience with Karla was seamless. We relocated from out of state & she lined up all the houses we requested with one a short timeframe. When we found our home she made the offer process easy for us. Throughout the buying process Karla was very responsive with our questions & concerns. It was a pleasure to work with Karla!

Karla is fun to work with, easy and relaxed.

Karla is fun to work with, easy and relaxed. The most liked aspect about dealing with Karla is she doesn't over sell you. I've worked with other realtors in the past who gave guidelines on listing the house for a price that was $60K beyond what anyone else was willing to pay. So imagine the disappointment when time of sale comes and you are getting no where near that. That didn't happen with Karla. She realistically advised a price, we went with it and sold for right around it. So I was actually able to budget based on expectations being met.

(Angie) I wouldn't choose anyone different!

I bought my house with Angie & sold with Angie. I Wouldn’t choose anyone different! She made sure to know what I needed in a home when buying and also knew what I expected in the selling process. She made everything easy for me for my first experience in the home ownership world.

Angie is a great fit!

I've both bought and sold with Angie and both experiences have been very pleasant. If you want a realtor with a well rounded personality and a realtor that works for you, Angie is a great fit! If there are any questions that come up, she is very diligent to work with other realtors and report back. I was very pleased on how well she ran comparables on the house I sold, to find a fair, reasonable price. I feel like I wasn't shorted and the buyers were ecstatic as well! Fair, Reasonable, and Consistent. I will definitely be working with Angie again!

I choose Angie for her authenticity and her experience.

I choose Angie for her authenticity and her experience. I know I can trust her advice when it comes to the Mankato real estate market and feel completely confident knowing she has my back. I also love people who are super responsive and that’s her all the way. If you value knowledge and know-how with a side of sass, she’s the one you want!

I highly recommend Amy

I highly recommend Amy due to her knowledge, positive attitude, and excellent negotiations skills. We were so thankful to have her support and recommendations during the process of buying and selling a home. Her willingness to be available at all hours was phenomenal. Please give her a call, she does stellar work.

Karla was amazing!

Karla was amazing! The home that she sold for me was an estate. I had never sold a house before and I was pretty stressed out about the process. It sold on the first showing! There were some minor repairs that needed to be done, and she organized all the contractors we needed. Karla knows everyone in town! She was great to work with and she streamlined everything to make it as stress free as possible. Karla is the best!

Amy is a very knowledgeable, experienced realtor

Amy is a very knowledgeable, experienced realtor. When buying a house, she figures out what is most important to you and already knows which houses to show you. She doesn’t show you houses out of your price range. When selling a house, she makes reasonable suggestions to increase your sale price.

Erik was absolutely amazing throughout our entire house shopping process.

Erik was absolutely amazing throughout our entire house shopping process. He was always very quick to respond to all of my questions. He also served as a great resource for local contractors and service providers, as we are new to the area and needed extra guidance. We would, hands down, recommend Erik to anyone in the market to buy and/or sell a home.

Zac was very helpful & knowledgeable

Zac was very helpful and knowledgeable. He went thru a lot of work to help us find the perfect home. I definitely would go thru him again in the future. He never pressured us into any decisions even though houses in this area almost sell as soon as they are listed.

Our experience with Angie was uneventful. I mean that in a good way!

Our experience this time around buying and selling a house through American Way and Angie, in particular, was uneventful. I mean that in a good way. Once Tina and I committed to selling, Angie had things moving immediately and our house sold within 24 hours. We already had an offer in on the house we bought and that also went as smoothly as I could of asked for. It seemed at times that nothing was happening, because everything went so well. When there was any small issues Angie took care of it as needed.

Amy always does a fantastic job!

This was our second time working with Amy and she always does a fantastic job! We sold our home this time around as well as buying a new home and Amy was knowledgeable and efficient every step of the way. She is extremely personable, communicates quickly, and knows the process thoroughly from start to finish. We wouldn’t think of working with anyone else!

Zac was an amazing agent!

Zac was an amazing agent! He went above and beyond in the aspects of his job to make our experience the best possible. We are definitely recommending him to people we know.

Staci was an absolute pleasure to work with!

Staci was an absolute pleasure to work with! She was a great listener, and came to be able to read me very easily when showing me homes. I'd highly recommend her services to others. Her bubbly personality and ability to explain things made buying my first home a breeze.

Karla and her team did a fantastic job.

Karla and her team did a fantastic job. We have known Karla for 24 years now and she has always been great to work with! The photographer did a wonderful job taking pictures too. Tell everyone thank you!

Staci was an absolute pleasure to work with!

She was a great listener, and came to be able to read me very easily when showing me homes. I'd highly recommend her services to others. Her bubbly personality and ability to explain things made buying my first home a breeze.

Staci was an excellent partner in our home buying process.

She knew the city well and was able to quickly understand the needs of our family and match us with a home and neighborhood that are a good fit for us. She was responsive, hard working, and never out of touch. We'd happily work with Staci again and would recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home in the Mankato area.

Karla was very helpful!

We were looking to purchase our first home. Karla was very helpful because we had little to no knowledge on how to shop real estate. We looked at a home the same day it went on the market, and we are so glad that Karla got us in the door. We looked at four homes total over 3 weeks and decided to put in an offer on the fourth that night. Karla had all the paper work ready for us and had great communication on what the sellers were doing. Fast forward 6 weeks and we moved in. It is definitely crazy times to buy or sell a house but it was worth it for us. We love the extra space and we finally got a cat, who loves all the closets she can explore.

He (Zac Murra) is a true professional!

I highly recommend Zac Murra for any of your real estate needs. My wife and I were purchasing a home over 1,000 miles from where we were working and living. Zac's knowledge and professionalism helped lead us through the difficult process of finding and buying a home. His intimate understanding of the local market and all its variations kept us on track and looking at homes that fit our needs. He was always available for questions and he exceeded my expectations with prompt answers. If I had questions outside his expertise he always knew where to get the answers. When it came time to make an offer, he was able to negotiate below our max budget. Zac is a people person, he enjoys the real estate profession and knows what he is doing. He will represent you well and act in your best interest. He is a true professional!

Linda was a terrific realtor

Linda was a terrific realtor. She offered good advice, was very professional, and was always extremely prompt in replying and taking care of whatever was needed. She represented me in selling my house, and several problems (surprises) came up, but she helped me keep my cool by keeping hers and just figuring how to handle the buyer's concerns. She also represented me in buying a house from a woman who didn't have a realtor and again, she was an excellent advisor and highly ethical in this situation. I really appreciated Linda's experience, friendliness, and straightforwardness. It was a pleasure doing business with her.

Angie... did not disappoint!

Angie was recommended to us through a friend and she did not disappoint! Within 12 hours of listing with her we had an accepted offer above listing price! Throughout the entire process she was phenomenal. She listened to what we wanted and worked with us to accommodate showings with her team if she wasn't available. Through the offer process, and even after the sale is when she really shined! We really feel like she went to bat for us and fought to make sure what we agreed upon was what we got! Thanks Angie for your service in both the buying and selling process.

Zac has helped me buy and sell

Zac has helped me buy and sell a house and has made both processes incredibly easy! He is great at knowing exactly what will work for your situation and really goes the extra mile for his clients!

Zac was the best realtor we could have hoped for!

He was clearly looking out for our best interests and looked for things in homes we wouldn’t have known to look for being first time home buyers. He was always quick to respond and quick to get us showings! He was amazing!

Amy will work hard for you

I recognized the quality Amy brought to our transaction. There was not one single thing I could fault her on. Amy will work hard for you and is absolutely the realtor you should choose in the Mankato’s area!! 5 stars!

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!

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!

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

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.

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!

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.

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.


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!!!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!!!

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.

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!

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.