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Coldwell Banker
The Real Estate Store

527 N. Lake Street
Ironwood, MI 49938

Phone: (906) 932-5406

Fax: (906) 932-3303

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Janice Strand Wyssling
Michigan & Wisconsin Broker/Owner
(906) 932-5406

I am the broker and founder of The Real Estate Store. I began my career in 1978 as a "one woman show" specializing in recreational real estate. After a few years, I broadened my real estate scope by listing and selling residential, commercial and vacant land.

I am passionate about real estate, especially real estate investing. I practice what I preach.

I am proud of this company and I am quite certain that you will be more than pleased with my sales team. We listen; we understand.

Whether you are a seller or a purchaser, you will find doing business with The Real Estate Store to be as smooth and stress free as possible.

Time is a precious commodity and one that cannot be wasted. I value your time. I appreciate your business. I respect your money and the proof of this is in our many satisfied clients and customers.



John Wyssling
Michigan Associate Broker, Wisconsin Agent, Appraiser
(906) 285-0190

As a young man, my dreams carried me North from Delafield, Wisconsin away from the Kettle Moraine to college at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for resource management and business. Then, I traveled further North to play in the snow of Upper Michigan.

That was over 40 years ago. I fell in love. The skiing, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing and boating were wonderful. I met my wife, Janice, at Big Powderhorn Mountain while skiing. After we married, we had fun moving around the Powderhorn Village building and remodeling chalets and starting our little real estate company. At that time, I was an insurance salesman and traveled all over the tri-state area. It really helped me learn about people, their needs, and their communities. In 1985, I got out of the insurance business and joined my wife in the real estate industry. I got licensed in Michigan and Wisconsin. Soon after, I became a state licensed Appraiser. We also decided to have a child and raise her here.

Throughout the years, I experienced traditional U.P. camp life provided by my wife's family. It was there that I learned a lot about the woods, wildlife and myself. I passed the traditions of deer camp to my daughter along with waterfowl hunting from my childhood back in the Horicon Marsh. My hobbies have grown to include boating on Lake Superior. We are members of the Saxon Harbor Boating Club and love to get out to fish on Lake Superior or enjoy a sunset cruise. I love writing poetry and have been published in one of Amy J.Van Ooyen's books, A U.P. Deadend Road Never Ends. My poem "Did You Ever" expresses my feelings for the beautiful Superior region. The Northland is my home. The snow is still great, the woods ever changing, and the boating on Lake Superior awesomely challenging.

My life experiences have helped me become a great REALTOR and now Associate Broker. My resource management background from college helps me identify valuable vacant land parcels. My hunting experiences have made me comfortable in the woods. I have become a good listener through my work with diverse people while selling insurance. I enjoy finding commercial properties for other businesses locating to this area. I love making new contacts and helping them follow their dreams North to call this area home, as I do. It is fun to sell recreational properties at ski resorts, golf courses, inland lakes, and Lake Superior. I listen to your needs as a seller or a buyer.

I like being active in our community. The Ironwood Economic Development Commission, Ironwood Planning Commission, Ironwood City Parks and Recreation Committee, Lake Superior Watershed Initiative, Rotary, and my church council are a few groups I devoted time to over the years.

Give me a call or drop me an email so I can start your adventure of LIVING THE DREAM!



Ellen Wyssling
Michigan Associate Broker,Wisconsin Agent, ePro Certified, GRI Certified,
Sign Language Specialist
(906) 364-0655

I set my career goal to be a REALTOR at a very young age. It was easy to catch the passion for real estate from my parents and learn an appreciation for our area while growing up in our family real estate business.

My parents taught me to cherish the things that made our area a special place to live. They wanted the forest, wildlife, and water to be a fiber of my being. They succeeded! I enjoy activities that reap all the benefits of living in the Upper Peninsula like: fishing for salmon on Lake Superior, watching the sunrise on a crisp fall morning while waiting for ducks to fly into our decoys, sitting on a fallen cedar tree in the woods while deer hunting, skiing through fresh powder after a lake-effect storm, or hiking on a warm spring day to see the rushing waterfalls during the melt. I fortunately found and married a man that loves all of these things and this area as much as I do. We are happy to live here and look forward to raising a family here. I understand being a part of a small community means that you take part in activities, lend a helping hand, and help solve problems. Real estate combines my passions for understanding and helping my community, the woods, recreating during each of the four seasons, and working with people into a fascinating lifestyle.

My knowledge of the woods helps me in listing and selling vacant land properties. Interest in our ever changing seasons helps me understand the recreational real estate market. My passion for welcoming people to our area is a catalyst for finding families full time residential homes whether they are looking to rent or buy. I enjoy the challenge of helping people move forward into the next chapters of their lives. Last but not least, I love that investing in real estate diversifies an investing portfolio.

As soon as I turned 18, I got my real estate license in Michigan. I graduated with an Associate's Degree in Business Administration from Gogebic Community College and a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. I am fluent in American Sign Language. I am a Michigan Associate Broker and licensed in Wisconsin. I believe it is imperative that we stay educated and strive to use the most cutting-edge technology to create a fun and informative environment for our clients and customers.

My passion for excellence in real estate motivates and drives me to keep our company current by utilizing the best technology our industry can offer without losing great traditional customer service.


Jane Carlson Ballone
Michigan & Wisconsin Agent

In 2006, after 35 years of working in the restaurant industry and the manufacturing industry, I turned my strengths to real estate. Real estate is always new and exciting. I love networking with new customers and clients and listening to their needs. I am very well organized and I work efficiently to meet the needs of my clients and customers. Since I am a seasoned REALTOR, I find myself wanting to learn more about the industry every day.

I was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Currently, I reside on beautiful Lake Gogebic with my family. I enjoy traveling, gardening, spending time with my son and family, and taking in each season. I enjoy summer sunrises over Lake Gogebic, long days, working in my garden, and warm nights for cook outs. Up here, winter is famous for the hustle and bustle of snowmobilers. I enjoy bumping into any of them and being a helpful hand. Spring brings showers that produce huge waterfalls and gorgeous flowers.

I love to share my love and knowledge of this area. When you meet me, you are only a stranger once, you are a friend for life.



Patti Jahn

I began working at The Real Estate Store in the summer of 2015 as Office Administrator and Rentals Manager, and this is extremely interesting work—every day!

My background is not what you’d expect in Real Estate. I grew up in Texas and studied at UT Austin, where I consistently enjoyed meeting and befriending students from exotic places. After graduating, I determined to travel abroad to find unique experiences of my own and met my husband (a man hailing from exotic Michigan’s UP) at the American Embassy while I was a Peace Corps Volunteer teaching English in Mauritania (between Morocco and Mali). We married and moved to Japan for a few years, where I taught English as a Foreign Language. Taking the road less traveled, meeting new people, and experiencing unanticipated blessings are things I really enjoy. Having studied Latin, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Japanese—each with varying success, and traveling in over 15 countries, including Mauritania and Japan, have allowed me to gain a broad perspective of humanity. Living in those extremely different places, I had to communicate in foreign languages on a daily basis. I am still a fan of experiencing different cultures and language in general; reading, paying attention to word choices, is what I do in my free time.

Throughout the 20 years I have been living in Michigan's UP, I have worked in numerous positions in service to others while also parenting our two wonderful sons. Although now mostly staying in one place, I continue to enjoy assisting people in meeting their goals, whether it is learning a new and life-changing skill, or finding a new, more appropriate, place to live.


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