With over 30 years of combined real estate experience, RJ & Co specializes in assisting clients with their home buying and home selling needs. RJ & Co works with clients through the Twin Cities, specializing in the South of the River. RJ & Co is passionate about delivering a 5-star client experience

Our Preferred Vendors 

Staging your Home to Sell


Tina Micholic - Beauty Mark by Design

Staging is much more than moving furniture into the right location. Adding accents and moving people through a space come together creating a “talked about” experience for whoever enters.
Tina have extensive experience changing spaces into much more than they should be.  Backed by an extensive portfolio and history of turning run-downs into models.

Statistics vary from marketplace to marketplace but, on average, a staged home can sell 30%-50% faster and for 2%-10% more than a comparable unstaged home

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Patty Farris - Stager & Designer - Designers Within, Inc. 

As the owner of Designers Within, Inc., Patty’s expertise maximizes the appeal and value of your property.  Thus, your home sells quickly at the highest market value. With over 10 years of design experience, Patty stages homes that sell!


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Phone: 952-890-7184

Email: Dennis_Merillat@certapro.com


Dennis Merillat - Owner - CertaPro Painters Burnsville

I’m Dennis Merillat, the owner of CertaPro Painters of Burnsville, and I am committed to providing the highest quality work and professional service in the area.



Mortgaging Your Home

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Phone: 612-282-5863
Email: brian@brianparkinson.com

Brian Parkinson - Mortgage Banker -  Alerus Financial

Brian has a passion for meeting with and helping people with their financing needs. Since 2011, Brian has been named a Super Mortgage Professional year after year which recognizes the top 2% of mortgage professionals in the Twin Cities market based on overall consumer experience. Brian obtained his B.A. from the University of Iowa and resides in Lakeville with his wife Traci. Brian enjoys spending time with his wife and their four kids as well as playing drums.

Learn more at https://brianparkinson.com


Phone: (651) 255-6506
Email: tomm@marketplacehome.com

Tom Mattaini - Marketplace Home Mortgage

With a professional attitude and an organized and empathetic nature, Tom takes pride in educating his customers and is committed to keeping an open line of communication.

By working to understand each of his clients’ unique financial situations, Tom is able to match his client with a mortgage program that is the best available option for their needs. His excellent service has produced customers that look to him as a financial coach on other non-mortgage related transactions. Tom’s business is based solely on referrals of past customers and other professionals in the real estate and finance industry.



Mortgaging Your Home


Phone: 952-496-2382

Email: CSWENSON@amfam.com

Craig Swenson - American Family Insurance 

Craig has been part of the Nick Atkinson and Associates with American Family Insurance for nearly 4 years. We have two locations, one in Shakopee and one in Prior Lake, but we provide service to customers from all over Minnesota. The Agency has a dedicated staff of 7 to provide outstanding customer service and we would be happy to help to provide you with a quote for any of your insurance needs.


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Phone: 952-657-5051
Email: jerry.schulz@countryfinancial.com

Jerry Schulz - Country Financial 

I joined COUNTRY Financial in 1992 after graduating from Illinois State University.  I worked claims my first six years in the insurance business and then transitioned into my current financial representative role in 1998.  The financial representative role allows me to have a significant positive impact on people and their families.
As a financial representative I have accomplished the following:

  • All-American 11 times – This COUNTRY’s top honor for helping families achieve financial security.
  • Finished number 2 out of 2,000 financial representative in 2014.
  • Financial Representative of the Year 2014 for COUNTRY Financial District 5
  • Agency Leader 2013, 2014 and 2015 for COUNTRY Financial Metro West Agency