Aimee Hanson, Broker – Vice President

As the Founder and Broker of SPARA Realty, Aimee is committed to constantly building her knowledge of the industry and sharing it with others. With over 26 years in the real estate industry, she has personally brokered over $425,000,000 in real estate transactions. She knows a thing or two and is passionate about sharing her noteworthy experience with her clients. She has navigated challenging situations and responsibilities that many agents haven’t experienced. She is skillful in all price ranges and situations. She is a master at knowing her way around the Twin Cities. Her impressive background allows her to think quickly on her feet while still maintaining calmness and strength. Some say she is courageous and full of endless energy. She calls it passion!

In addition to the work she does for her clients and for her company, she provides content development and professional instruction for the nation’s largest provider of professional education. Her content and classes are delivered to more than 25 states. The material she has written and developed has been approved for not only real estate professionals continuing education, but also appraisers and general contractors. Her content is approved by both the Minnesota Department of Commerce for real estate and appraiser licensees and the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for general contractor licensing. Having been involved in this arena for the past 9 years, she has had the opportunity to share her work with thousands of agents throughout the Twin Cities. She believes in this business and she believes in protecting clients and representing their best interests at all times.

John Hanson, President

Combine tenacity, perseverance, and know how, and you have John Hanson. He is a master negotiator. He is known for providing accurate, truthful and up to date information to help his clients make the best decisions. He is skilled in multifaceted areas of the real estate business from short or long term investments, relocation, remodeling or just finding your forever home. John’s clients trust him and appreciate his honesty. He has gained uncommon knowledge by serving his clients for many years as well as serving in his position as President of SPARA Realty. He is a proud alum of the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management where he earned a Masters Degree in Business and Finance.

Stacey Johnson, REALTOR®

Growing up my father said to me: “For most people a home will be their biggest asset owned during their lifetime so one needs to understand and take care of it.” Those words have always stuck with me.

Post-college, with my father’s words still echoing, I began buying property. By age 26, I owned three investment properties and enjoyed the hunt, purchase, rehab, and pride of ownership. After years of working in Sales and Marketing for a Fortune 500 company, I missed the allure of real estate. So, I found my way back to buying and renovating. The creativity of renovation launched a 12 year career as an interior designer and home stager, along with owning investment properties. Craving a new experience, I made the decision to test my real estate/design hand in the Caribbean. It proved to be successful, albeit crazy (ask for stories!) There, I recognized another avenue of real estate: short term vacation rentals. Returning to the frozen tundra of Minnesota after years of living on St. Croix, USVI, I decided to test the untapped waters here with that idea. It translated nicely…….people do vacation in Minnesota! A few years later it occurred to me that something was missing; I have flipped homes, owned investment properties, designed interiors of many homes/businesses, consulted with builders on model homes, staged homes for sale, and owned vacation rentals but I’ve never helped someone begin their own real estate journey.

Whether it’s your first home, a trade-up for an expanding family or an investment property, I hope to share my knowledge gained over 20 years and assist you along your real estate journey!