Real estate is more than just a transaction to us, it's about building a lasting relationship and friendship with the ones we serve. We have a passion for this industry and helping people navigate the buying and selling process. If you work with us, you'll have confidence in each decision you make, and may even have a little fun in the process.

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About The Navigate North Group

At Navigate North Group, we're more than just your local real estate experts; we're your dedicated guides to living well in the realm of Northern Minnesota real estate. Our journey began in 2023 with a simple yet profound vision – to offer a distinct alternative for locals and newcomers seeking genuine service from a real estate team deeply rooted in the community.

We recognize that everyone's "north" is unique. Whether you're drawn to outdoor adventures, peaceful lake life, hunting, or relaxation, our mission is clear – to help you navigate your version of the north with intentionality, integrity, and your goals in focus. Realtors provide a unique opportunity to meet people where they're at, through this we're focused on helping our clients steward their investments wisely.

Helping you Navigate the North, signifies our commitment to lead, not sell. We prioritize your best interests as our clients, ensuring you're guided on your real estate journey with care and expertise. We're on a mission to see our community bolstered through real estate service which equips our clients with a way to impact others. 

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People choose to work with Bernadette knowing that her experience, expertise and ethics will be the leading edge they need when it comes to achieving important real estate goals. Beyond being known for truly excellent service, Bernadette’s customers place high value on her skilled negotiating, high-tech marketing techniques and the personal touch she believes is the cornerstone to success. She believes that real estate goes beyond simply getting to the closing table, and that each transaction must exceed expectations. Always with her customers’ best interests at heart, Bernadette has been awarded the Peak Performance recognition for her outstanding performance the past several years.

At Ansley, Wendy is closely affiliated with Luxury Properties International, the luxury marketing division of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. This affiliation allows us to promote your luxury listing in 70 different countries, to over 4,600 leading real estate offices with exposure to over 130,000 agents, which means more market share in top markets than any other network.



Our Distinct Culture

At the core of Navigate North Group, we are individuals who hold strong to our values and principles, which guide us in being trustworthy and caring professionals who genuinely prioritize your best interests. A community well-connected is a community that will continue to grow.

Living Well, Navigating Wisely, Impacting Others

These principles drive our daily operations. We’re looking to build relationships that go beyond just the purchase, sale, or investment you may make in the Brainerd Lakes Area. We aspire to inspire you to live a better life and make a positive impact on our community.

Join Us on Your Journey

If you're receptive to having someone guide your unique journey, we are the team for you. Real estate isn't just a transaction; it's a tool for living your "better life." Everyone’s goal may look different, but with Navigate North Group, you'll find the support and expertise you need to navigate your north successfully.


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"Brandon has helped us buy AND sell our home in Brainerd. He wasn’t just our realitor. He welcomed us to the area and when the family was sick, he was a thoughtful friend bringing us soup and pedialyte. I would highly recommend his expertise and in de
"Brandon was great to work with and made us feel at ease throughout the whole process. He helped us juggle the process of selling and buying a house at the same time and was there for us when we had questions. Very professional and knowledgeable. High
"Brandon helped us selling and purchasing our home. I can’t say enough good things about our experience with him. Please consider him and the team if you are buying or selling."
"My wife and I had an amazing experience with Brandon! He is incredibly knowledgeable at his job, and he made my wife and I feel cared for throughout the home buying process. I'd recommend Brandon as an A+ realtor to anyone looking to buy a home in th
"For 4 years Brandon has been showing me lake homes during my visits in the summer. He was very patient and explained in full every question I had. This year I found my dream home. I couldn’t be happier. I think Brandon was just as happy as me. He mad
"I’m writing this review as a industry peer from another brokerage. I’ve worked with Brandon on the opposing side of transactions and found him to be highly organized and from my perspective he has represented his clients very well. After witnessing
"Brandon is amazing to work with. My wife and I learned so much about the home buying and selling process. He was able to maximize the value of our home and great a great price on our new home. He also put us in touch with a local lender that allowed
"Brandon is an absolute gem of a realtor. He went above and beyond in every aspect and helped me purchase a new home in a very competitive, unique situation. His knowledge of the market, dedication, and creativity were absolutely vital in getting the
"Brandon is a true professional. We have worked with him and have seen first hand how he puts the needs of his clients first! Highly recommend!"
"Brandon helped us lock down our first home in this crazy market. He made the whole process smooth as possible. He also provided us with great insight on making our offer the best in a multiple offer situation! Highly recommend him for all your real e