The Dave & Co. Real Estate Team includes nine Realtors®, many of whom call Hartford, SD, "home," and three additional team members who support the staff. The small-town community lifestyle that so many of our clients desire also appeals to our team members, and we're excited to share a little bit about each agent on our team!
Dave Larson, Founder, Owner, and Realtor®
Small-town living just suits Dave Larson. He grew up in Humboldt, SD, and then moved to Hartford in middle school. As it turns out, Hartford life suited Dave so well that he and his wife, Amy, who have been married more than 15 years, chose to raise their family in the community.
Dave earned a degree in business from the University of South Dakota (Go, Yotes!), and worked for the USD ROTC program as an officer recruiter after graduating. He's served in the SD Army National Guard for nearly 25 years and is proud of his team's affiliation with the Homes for Heroes program, which gives money to all veterans, police officers, firefighters, school teachers, and healthcare providers when they buy or sell a home.
Amy Larson, Licensed Administrative Assistant
It's been said that mothers wear many hats, and Amy is no different; her juggling act is quite impressive both at home and at work. Amy is the right-hand gal who is always willing to pitch in at the office, and her real estate license also comes in handy; she most enjoys showing homes to first-time homebuyers!
Amy's also the face (and the fingers) behind the team's various social media accounts, and when she's not posting about our pal Lieutenant Listing's frequent adventures, she's likely conducting market analysis, caring for our clients and our team, or volunteering in the community. She considers the Dave & Co. Team like family, and she treats clients that way, too.
John Mallinger, Realtor®
John previously served as a recruiter for the SD Army National Guard, and as Dave says, John "knows everyone!" Because of his 35 years of military service, John was a perfect choice to serve as our team lead for the Homes for Heroes program. Dave refers to John as his "sergeant major," and he excels in caring for the team.
John values communication, and his clients agree; he's dedicated to serving and advocating for his buyers. John also resides in the Hartford community, and he enjoys walking alongside his clients each step forward to help them gain the most from their home investment.
Jason Zomer, Realtor®
Yet another one of our Hartford resident team members is Jason Zomer, who contributes a great attitude to our team. Dave calls Jason "an expert on the phone" and excels in training new team members to provide stellar customer service. Jason's strengths include working with first-time homebuyers to navigate what, for many, is the biggest purchase of their lives.
Clients point to Jason's experience and his clear communication in helping to ease the stress of the real estate process. With Jason, the next step is never unclear; he's attentive and reliable, and he aims to simplify the client experience by working hard for you.
Brad Miles, Realtor®
Brad hails from Montrose, SD, but he now resides in Hartford (of course). His accounting background gives him a knack for numbers, a valuable skill in this industry, and his service to our country in Iraq provides great insight to military clients that he assists in their real estate journey.
Brad's a natural fit in real estate; his clients describe him as a reliable and easygoing agent and a hard-working member of the Dave & Co. Team. Brad's favorite parts of the real estate process include delivering full asking price offers to sellers and helping buyers find a place to call their own. If YOU are ready to buy or sell, Brad is ready to help!
Josh Fiedler, Realtor®
If you're looking for the scholar of the team, look no further than Josh, who's added a couple of letters after his name: MBA. He characterizes himself as competitive, which helps him approach real estate like a game, but one that he always wins.
Josh's favorite part of serving his clients? Seeing the feelings of joy and relief on his clients' faces as they sign on the dotted line. From his personable demeanor to his enthusiasm in getting to know his clients, Josh is an asset to have on our team, and on yours!
Chase Hoffman, Realtor®
Chase Hoffman may be one of the newest members of the Dave & Co. Real Estate Team, but he's certainly not new to the world of real estate, particularly construction: Chase has both his residential and commercial construction certifications from Southeast Technical College, and so real estate felt like a logical next step for his professional career.
Whether he's assisting buyers in "the game" of discovering what they desire in a home and finding that ideal match, or he's forming new connections with people he meets along the way, Chase loves working in real estate because his job never feels like a job. His enthusiasm for serving his clients and his outgoing nature form fast friendships with his clients. If you're looking to buy or sell your home, contact Chase today!
Joelle Nyenhuis, Realtor®
Joelle joined the team at the end of 2021, and we're so happy to have her! Joelle's education in business administration (she's a University of Sioux Falls alumna) and applied economics (she earned her Master of Science degree from Purdue University!) makes her an asset to any client who's buying or selling and to the Dave & Co. Real Estate Team.
While her background in business and economics has certainly prepared her for the real estate world, Joelle's most excited to serve homebuyers and sellers from all backgrounds and all walks of life. Her heart for military service members, for educators, and for healthcare workers fits right in with the Dave & Co. Real Estate Team's dedication to the Homes for Heroes program, and her team-player attitude and sincere empathy for the bittersweet process of buying or selling a home makes her not only a wonderful person, but an excellent real estate professional. Contact Joelle today!
Sheila Brown, Administrative Assistant
In July, the Dave & Co. Team expanded to include Sheila Brown, a self-described chronic listmaker, frequent browser of home listings, and a Hartford mama. Since it’s not feasible or practical to move in to each and every home listing she likes, the next best thing is helping others clients on their journeys to finding their first home, next home, or dream home.
Being a small town SD girl herself, Sheila loves small town living and advocating for families to join the Hartford community – so it’s a bonus when she can help the Dave & Co. Team welcome new faces to town or see past residents move back to raise their own families. Sheila has experienced all things real estate as a buyer and a seller herself, and she's grateful to be part of a truly local real estate team that deeply cares for and serves not only the community they live and sell in, but the surrounding communities as well. She's an avid board game, dice, and card shark, and her competitive streak is legendary!
Jamie Zomer, Office Manager and Assistant to Dave Larson
Dave and Amy met Jamie and her husband (and fellow team member, Jason!) through their children twelve years ago, and since then, the Larsons and the Zomers have shared many moments in life - and now work! - together.
As the Team's office manager and Dave's assistant, Jamie efficiently handles the numerous paperwork processes that make a real estate office run well. Her attention to detail and honest dedication make her an asset to the clients that we serve. Jamie and Jason are parents to three children.