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Welcome ToNecklen & Oakland

We are a professional Real Estate brokerage located in Maple Grove, MN that was founded in 2010 by Glenn Necklen and Joel Oakland. We have a team of over 40 licensed Real Estate agents with experience selling homes throughout the entire Twin Cities, who specialize in existing home sales providing their clients with more convenience and value than our competitors.

The Real Estate market is moving away from the big name, high cost brokerages towards the more flexible and focused companies like Necklen & Oakland. As one of the most innovative brokerages in Real Estate, clients with the service and communication required to ensure the best possible experience when buying or selling a home. Our knowledge of Maple Grove & the surrounding communities is greatly attributed to being members ourselves. Helping to building strong neighborhoods, linking neighbors, & supporting local causes. Our service areas include Maple Grove & greater Twin Cities areas of Minnesota.

Our Mission

To help our clients reach their goals of home ownership through honest, hard working, results-oriented representation.


What OurClients Are Saying

- Stephanie Schmitz

"Maggie is detail oriented and always goes the extra mile to be of service to the agents at her office. What I appreciate about Maggie is that she is a team player and always helpful. She has strong skills with marketing and advertising and is always able to contribute new ideas! It is a pleasure bei..."

- T. Vedder

"Mark Vedder is an extremely friendly and caring Realtor who was always very responsive and flexible. He did a great job advocating for us, and will sit down with you and honestly look at homes (pros and cons) and prices and all the other considerations that go into a purchase agreement. It was clear..."

- Rebecca

"Mark Vedder did a great job for us both selling our house and finding us a new house. Our house sold to the first ones who looked at it. He took the time to talk with us at length to make sure he understood what we wanted. My husband was very picky about a private backyard and it was quite tricky to..."

- Chad Howard

"Mark Vedder has been my go to Realtor for the past 7 years. He has helped me find multiple properties. Great guy to work with a real class act always punctual he definitely knows his stuff. A+ 5 star experience."

- W. Buck

"Mark Vedder worked with me every step of the way throughout the home buying process. We looked at many houses and eventually found the home that I truly love. When everything was signed and I was a homeowner it was like losing a family member, Mark truly cares about you as a person and works with ex..."

- Frank Suth

"I have worked with Mark Vedder for 20 years. I am a Conservator for many clients some of who have houses to sell. Mark has been my realtor for over 20 house sales. He is honest and does excellent work. I have never had a problem with any of these sales. "

- Jen Bethke

"Cindy helped us sell and purchase a new home. We were listing a rental property we had, and she really helped us understand the differences in the comps so we could make an educated decision on how to price the home, as well as the best timing of getting on the market (between our lease and the hous..."

- B. Bitterman

"I have known Cindy for over 15 years. She is extremely dedicated to carry out any task in a professional manner. Cindy is very knowledgeable in the business, is detail oriented, and effectively communicates with her customers, recognizing their needs. I highly recommend Cindy. She will not disappoin..."

- R. Fox

"I worked with Cindy Thrun for about 11 years until I changed jobs. Her professionalism and knowledge is impeccable. She is willing to go above and beyond what is needed to learn what is necessary to do 100% of any job. I would definitely entrust my selling or buying of a house with her if the time e..."

- J. Wolf

"Cindy Thrun came through again! In 2016 she helped me and my husband purchase the lake cabin we had always wanted. Sadly, circumstances changed and the cabin had to be sold. What could have been an agonizing experience was smoothed out by Cindy's skill, care and concern. Having used her services to ..."