Lisa Martell was born and raised in International Falls. She graduated from Falls High School in 1999 and took classes at Rainy River Community College. She is married, has 2 sons and 3 fur babies. Family values are important to her. She comes from a medical background. She worked in assisted living for 17 years where she assisted residents with ADL’s, pass medication, answer call light’s, do activities and cook their meals. She enjoyed working with the elderly. It was a very rewarding job to her and she treated them as if they were a part of her family. In 2013 she challenged the state and passed the exams to get her CNA License. She also worked in data entry for United Health Group for 5 years where she entered a lot of medical claims both on the physician and hospital side.
Lisa started her Real Estate career in 2021. She is down to earth, honest and a hard worker. She works in the best interests of her clients. She also believes in the golden rule to treat others as you would like to be treated. She encourages all questions, no question is a dumb one and responds back quickly. If she does not know the answer she will get back to her clients in a timely fashion with it. She knows the area and understands the values of everyone who lives in the northland. Whether you are looking to downsize, starter home, forever home, lake home, country home or open a business you can be confident that she will work for you with the best of her abilities.
In her free time Lisa loves spending time with her family and friends. She loves cooking from scratch and recently started canning. Lisa also enjoys the outdoors, hiking, camping, fishing, 4 wheeling, biking, going for walks, snowmobiling and what our community has to offer.
Shannon started her real estate journey in 1998 at a local law firm that specialized in the field. She assisted in producing title opinions, title insurance policies, researching county records for property history, judgments and liens. She also coordinated loan closings for various mortgage companies by obtaining the necessary signatures and documentation that fulfilled the requirements of the lender. From that experience, she was asked to become a mortgage broker with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in 2000. She then was responsible for working with clients on determining which loan programs would suit their needs best, what they would need to do in order to qualify and taking them through the entire loan process. From 2002-2015, she stepped out and started her own national woodworking business building custom window shutters which she sold all over the US and Canada. She considers herself very blessed to have had a successful home-based business and raise her three children at the same time. During that time her and her husband also bought and renovated houses and she was always staying up to date on the local real estate market. In 2015 she decided she was ready to retire from woodworking and sold the business. Since she had a natural passion for real estate, she obtained her sales license in 2016 and with the help of a neighboring broker from another town she opened up and co-owned a local office. She knew her small remote town needed national exposure and while researching ways to do that, United Country would always come up in searches. In 2019 she obtained her broker's license and committed to buying out her business partner and starting her own United Country office. Learning about UC's marketing and national platform makes all the difference in the world in her mind. Its exactly what her community is needing. Now, she's happily operating her new venture and enjoying time with her grandkids and family. She's loving life!