“There are both beautiful and painful reasons to sell or buy a house. Birth or death, marriage or divorce, a new job or a job loss; let me help you with the hard stuff and the questions, so you can focus on living your life.”
Grinnell was supposed to be a three-to-five-year blip on Lynn Mawe’s radar, but that was thirty years ago. After living in Chicago and Phoenix, Lynn and her husband moved back home to Iowa with their 6-month-old son in 1989 and never looked back—finding Grinnell the perfect mix between small town and big city.
“It was nice to raise our kids in a community like Grinnell. The boys could ride their bikes to the golf course, it’s a tight-knit community, and we ended up making more friends here than we did in the larger cities we lived in. And yet, there’s a diversity here that you don’t find in most small towns, more activities than you would ever expect, and Des Moines or Iowa City are only an hour’s drive away.”
Lynn ended up settling—but not sacrificing—in Grinnell, where she and her husband have raised three sons and been members of multiple community organizations. Lynn can often be found on the golf course or going for walks with her English bulldog, Dozer.
Before joining RE/MAX Partners in early 2019, Lynn worked in the insurance industry and as a residential appraiser for seventeen years but needed a change. “As an appraiser, I was always working on the analytical, numbers side of house purchases but not getting to connect with customers. I’m excited to finally work directly with the people buying houses and use my expertise to help them navigate their transactions. I want to help my clients with the hard stuff – the market analysis, abstract updating, title objections, deed preparation and inspection results.”
To her, real estate is like a puzzle. Lynn won’t sell you a house just to make a sale, she’ll help you find the house that fits with your personality and lifestyle.