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Featured Properties

For Sale
$2,295,000

1569 Floan Point Road

East Gull Lake Minnesota 56401

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For Sale
$310,000

14706 Fairway Drive

Baxter Minnesota 56425

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Who We Are



UpNorth Partners is a premier real estate company based in Baxter, MN, specializing in buying and selling properties in the Northwoods region. Our mission is to provide exceptional service and expertise to our clients, helping them navigate the complex real estate market with confidence and ease. With years of experience and a deep understanding of the local market, our team of dedicated agents is committed to providing personalized service and expert guidance to each and every client. Whether you're looking to buy or sell a property, UpNorth Partners is here to help you achieve your goals. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can assist you in your real estate journey.

North Partners Agents

  • David Grell
  • Crystal Marlette
David grew up in Nisswa, MN where he enjoyed hunting, fishing, shooting and trapping. David began working at a very early age mowing lawns and raking beaches. He later went on to work in local restaurants washing dishes, waiting on tables and cooking. It was there that work ethic was learned and that to hustle would pay off later. After high school, David attended St. Cloud State University pursuing a Management Degree and Criminal Justice Degree. It was at this time David discovered the passion for Sales and Management working for Scheels All Sports then later working for Reeds Family Outfitters and Gander Mountain as Store Manager. David has over 12 years of Real Estate business and was formerly an Operating Principal of a competing franchise before joining Chad's team in 2016. David married his amazing wife Heather in 2000. They have two wonderful boys Andrew and Jack. They are an active family who volunteer working with their church, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and shooting sporting clays.
I have been described as outgoing, fun loving and energetic most of my life. I aim to mix these qualities with determination and hard work in my real estate business. My love for real estate started as a young child since my childhood was filled with travel in the United States. I enjoy helping people realize their homeownership goals, whether they are buying their first home, second home or vacation home, I will be there every step of the way. In my spare time outside of real estate, I take great pleasure in spoiling my grandchildren, working in ministry at my local church and spending quality time with family and friends. I pride myself in being able to share a personalized experience with each of my clients.


  • "Very helpful, responsive & knowledgeable. David was able to price the home correctly & got us two offers within forty eight hours. He made the whole process very easy"echristiansen497
  • "We highly recommend David! He went above and beyond to insure that we were able to buy our dream home and also sell our lake home quickly at a good price. We have known him since he was a teenager and have always had a good friendship."lensal