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Brenda O'Connell "Auntie B"

Licensed MN Realtor

I personally meet with Homeowners and Investors who are looking to rent out a property they own.
The team hand holds you through the process to help find you a quality person/group/family to live in their investment property.


Why Do I Help Landlords Find Renters?

To me it is very rewarding to coach people on how to be a good landlord. When you are a good landlord you have good tenants. When your tenants are happy - you the landlord is happy. 

For the last 17 years I have been helping Landlords all over Minnesota grow their portfolios and provide Personal Property management.  As a Licensed MN Realtor, I feel I do little things that others wouldn't even think to do. 

I started my Property Management career doing college housing in St. Cloud MN. I was responsible for 296 college bedrooms!  After 3 years of college housing, I took my career to the next level and moved back to the Twin Cities, where I worked for several different Property Management companies – MRG (no longer around – which was a partner of DRG – Downtown Resource Group), Twin Cities Home Rentals, TRI Home Rental (no longer around) Renters Warehouse, Twin Cities Leasing, and UpDown Property Management.  Four, of these companies, I worked as a contractor to help them build their Property Management Division and help them get to 200+ doors and then my position was done. At the last PM company, I was able to get the company to 200 doors in less than 2 years! During a Pandemic! It was a ton of fun and a learned a TON!  

I am more than happy to say I am ready to do this on my own. Each company I worked with before I learned a ton from and so happy for the experience. Now, I am doing this on my own with my hand-picked team!      Time for Auntie B Rentals to shine on her own! 
It brings me great joy when I am able to educate and assist landlords, in their journey of investing. I feel because I always put my owner's interests first. When my clients win I win.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?

Making Memories with my family, Coaching Ice Hockey, Snowboarding, Camping, Tubing behind a boat, 4-wheeling and seeing the World.

Tell me about your experience in Real Estate Rentals?

I honestly fell in to Property Management! After college I went to look at a property to rent where the owner showed me the home. He called me a few days later and asked if I was looking for a job. I asked him - what kind of job? He said being a property manager for college houses. I took the role knowing nothing about renting/leasing/managing homes, but took on the challenge and was a property manager in St. Cloud, MN for 4 years. Where I was responsible for 293 college bedrooms.

Office Meeting

Auntie B Rentals
Management Team

Every successful businesswoman has team behind her supporting her in all areas of taking care of your investment.

The team has a handful of people who oversees the unit after a lease is signed and handles the 24/7 aspects of Property Management. A few examples are:


  • Rent collection

  • Move in Inspections

  • Move out Inspections

  • Random Inspections

  • Maintenance Requests

  • Turnover facilitation

  • Rent collection

  • Processing all end of the year paperwork

  • File tracking

  • Spending tracking

  • Lease Modifications

  • Early Lease terminations

  • IF we have evictions.... we got you!!


Ask about the Auntie B Rentals...
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              Preventive Cleaning Packages

Office inspiration

John Hageman

Hi I am John. Brenda and I have worked together for several years, helping owners find quality tenants to live in your investment property. 


Nate our homeowner said this about his experience when working with John and the team: 

"John is definitely the MVP of this round for being able to help with the placement process and meeting with the tenants, you guys are a well-oiled machine and I'll definitely recommend you to anyone that's looking for property management."

John's experience includes but is not limited to: tenant placement and property management, city planning, creating and managing TIF (tax increment financing) districts, Buy/Sell and focuses on Investments Realtor and other entrepreneurial endeavors in Real Estate. Owning my own rental portfolio gives me a distinct perspective and I can speak from experience when walking investors through new deals. I believe in transparency and integrity above all else.



Hi! I am Brenda's Tenant Placement Assistant. While Brenda is on the Road most of the day. I am able to help her with everything she needs behind the computer. I love helping her find quality tenants to live in a home. 



Hi! I am Marl. I am here to help you learn about the in's and outs of property management. I help you  understand this through my marketing efforts on social media. 
I love sharing Auntie B's Stories and help educate, show you tricks and grow as an investor.
Brenda has so many stories to tell!!!
I want to share that all with you.

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