Minnesota Home Guys Mission
“Provide the most trusted home buying service in the Minneapolis metro area. We strive to provide the simplest, highest integrity, most transparent service possible. We exist to serve you.”
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 500 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.
Minnesota Home Guys was formed through the bonds created at this backyard boot hockey rink in Savage Minnesota. Five of the original members of the Minnesota Home Guys team originally met and continue to play at this backyard rink
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. 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.
Owner & Co-founder, Realtor
“I like meeting people, and I hope I can make them feel comfortable with their decision to sell us their home.”
Chief Operations Officer
Luke joined the Minnesota Home Guys team in 2021. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and brings management & construction experience from working in a heavy industrial field for 10+ years. Luke also has nearly a decade of real estate experience. His motivation comes from building a meaningful business that adds real value to our customers and the local community. Luke lives in Eagan with his wife and daughter. Weekends for Luke are filled with outdoor activities and getting together with friends & family.
Director of Office Operations
Sara, a born and raised Minnesotan comes to us with a strong sales and customer service background in residential real estate. Sara married her high school sweetheart (Tim), they live in Lakeville with their two teenagers (Logynn & Brody) and let’s not forget their little dog (Gordy). Logynn & Brody are 11 months apart, Sara had 2 full term babies before her first Mother’s Day! She is beyond proud of her family, just ask! Sara is secure in her beliefs and knows where her strength comes from. (Phillipians 4:13 – I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.) She is a courageous MS (Multiple Sclerosis) warrior that is very open about her daily struggles that she doesn’t let slow her down. “I’m here to help” has always been a slogan for Sara and she stands by that everyday.
Shelly Joined Minnesota Home Guys with over 20 years of experience in Real-estate and Development. Locally born and raised, Shelly currently lives in Lakeville with her 5 amazing kids Grace, Truman, Devyn, Faye, and Stella. Let’s just say they keep her a bit busy and laughing all the time. Family is the most important thing in the world to her and she is proud to be a part of the family here at Minnesota Home Guys. Shelly is passionate about helping people with all their Real Estate needs. With her background in Interior Design and personally flipping over 30 properties makes her love what she does every day.
Carol Ann Reed
Carol Ann joined Minnesota Home Guys in the fall of 2019 but has been a real estate agent for over 15 years. And with a background in interior design and DIY renovations, she feels right at home helping buyers and sellers see the potential that exists in every home. When she is not busy renovating her own home, Carol Ann enjoys spending time with her family and creating videos for their family vlog YouTube channel.
Disposition Manager & Realtor
Paul joined the Minnesota Home Guys team in 2021. He has worked for Fortune 50 companies, and also owned and operated a small business before selling it in 2018. He decided at that time to follow a passion of his and enter the real estate industry. He has been an active agent for nearly 2 years. His greatest joy in this industry is assisting clients in realizing their real estate dreams. Paul lives in Plymouth with his wife and 3 boys. He doesn’t get much free time with 3 boys, but when he does he enjoys attending Wild or Viking games, being on the water, and getting some downtime up at the cabin with family and friends.
Assistant Leads Manager & Realtor
Bethany officially joined the team in the beginning of 2021. She is originally from North Dakota, but moved to the Twin Cities after graduating from the University of North Dakota in the spring of 2020 with a degree in Strategic Communication and a minor in Leadership. Bethany loves spending quality time with family and friends and enjoys any outdoor activity whether it’s golfing in the summer or downhill skiing in the winter. She has always had an interest in all things real estate and is excited to keep learning and continue her career in the field over the years.
Social Media/Marketing Manager
Josh joins the MN Home Guys Team with 18 years of experience in construction, 10 years in real estate investment as an acquisition’s specialist, has his general contractors license and completed over 400 rehabs. He loves connecting and meeting new people. He is from Stevens Point Wisconsin and now lives with his wife in the North Loop Minneapolis. He played semi-professional football for the Minnesota Sting for 5 years and now enjoys watching football, going to restaurants, cooking, and painting as a hobby.
Guard Sausage/Security Advisor
"Handsome" Hank Tepp
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.