Minnesota Home Guys is a real estate solutions company based out of Minneapolis founded by Jaden Ghylin and James Kolde. We’re a family-owned company, and we run our business with family values. The owners of Minnesota Home Guys have bought and sold over 100 homes and have worked through just about every possible situation in real estate.
Our priority is helping homeowners like you find solutions for that property that you just need to get rid of — whether you’re going through a divorce, facing foreclosure, can’t seem to close the sale, or just simply need to be DONE with your house once and for all.
We’ll work together until we find a win-win solution for everybody.
Jaden Ghylin - Owner & Co-founder
Jaden has been working in real estate since 2005. Jaden has a degree in Electrical Engineering and has a talent for helping people work through all sorts of difficult problems — and his passion is real estate. Jaden lives with his wife and three young children in Prior Lake, MN, just a stone’s throw away from his in-laws. He’s a born-again Christian and is actively involved in River Valley Church in Shakopee, MN. Jaden’s priority is understanding his clients’ unique situations and working together to find win-win real estate solutions that benefit his clients. In his free time he loves to hang out with his kids and ride his road bike when he can with the Great Scott Bike club. He also plays backyard boot hockey with James and does kickboxing for fitness. Favorite Bible verse is Proverb 3:5-6.
Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
James Kolde - Owner & Co-founder
James is from the Twin Cities and has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry as well as Fire Fighting. James enjoys the challenges of renovating and updating a home, and providing solutions for the seller as well as future buyers. James spent 20 years as a part-time firefighter and spent time in Iraq and Afghanistan supporting the troops as a Civilian Fire Fighter on base. He lives in Savage, MN with his wife and daughter. James has a talent for finding fish and when he gets a moment of free time, loves to be on the water. He spends his spare time playing in a local hockey league, and snowmobiling with family and friends, and he loves to watch his daughter play hockey on her high school team.
“I like meeting people, and I hope I can make them feel comfortable with their decision to sell us their home.”
Brad Sauer - Property Specialist
Brad joined the Minnesota Home Guys Team in 2017 but has been in real estate investment since 2014. He has a background in sales and customer service and truly enjoys meeting new people. Brad lives in Savage, MN and has been married to his beautiful wife for 25 years. Together they have two daughters, one in college and one in high school, and two dogs. In his spare time, Brad enjoys coaching his younger daughter’s softball team, spending time at the lake with family and friends in the summer, and testing out new recipes in the kitchen!
Jen Kolde - Director of Office Operations
Jen is what we like to call our "home base," running everything in the office. Jen has lived in Minnesota for 20 years and has been the wife of James for 19 years. Together they have a 16, almost 17, year old daughter, 2 dogs, a cat, and a fish. She was born in California but her family moved around a lot, now most her family resides in Kentucky. Jen has a background in non-profits, event planning, and office program/project management.
Heather Gosen - Director of Human Resources/Finances
Heather joined Minnesota Home Guys in 2017 working part time. In 2018, Heather left her corporate job and started full time with Minnesota Home Guys. She has been working in Finance for over 15 years. Heather has been married to her "Rockstar" husband for 20 years and together they have 2 children, a daughter in college and a son in high school. In her spare time Heather plays soccer and recently started cycling. She enjoys volunteering at events that help kids with special needs and opening her home to fostering dogs through Underdog Rescue.
Matt Tepp - Marketing Specialist
Matt joined us in June and runs all things marketing. He graduated from the University of North Dakota in December of 2017 with a major in strategic communication and a minor in psychology. In his free time he likes to golf to with his dad, workout at the local gym, and watch sports. He is active in the Make a Wish Minnesota Organization.
Dana Rankin -Leads Manager
Honesty – We are up front and forthright in everything we do
Transparency – We explain all of your options, even if it means not working with us.
Integrity – We always say a deal has to work for all parties, or it’s not going to happen. If we think you will be better off selling through a different avenue, we let you know that up front. People come first in our business. We are here to help you find the best solution.
Customers First – Our goal is to make selling as simple and stress-free as possible. We will go the extra mile to make sure the sale goes smoothly for you. This may mean giving extra days or weeks to move, providing professional movers, taking care of unwanted items left behind, paying back taxes or mortgage payments, taking over mortgages, taking care of inspections and repairs required by cities, whatever it takes to get it done, we have seen and done it all
Education – We strive to educate sellers about the process of selling and inform them of all of their options.