About Me

The Personalized Approach to Real Estate You Deserve

Not all real estate companies are the same. When choosing a Realtor you should seek one that is responsive to your individual needs and knows the area well. When you work with me at True Life Real Estate you’ll know exactly what to expect, because I am a single source broker and I will give my individualized attention to all of your realty needs. I am both an experienced Buyers’ Broker and Sellers’ Broker. I can help you navigate all phases of your transaction. I can address your unique situation and provide you with the personalized approach that you deserve. I have a lengthy personal history with the Scott County area and am truly invested in this community. I was elected to the New Prague School Board for two terms. I have won local and national sales awards. When you choose to let me work for you, I will use my substantial experience in this region and utilize innovative marketing tools to help you successfully achieve your real estate goals.

Whether you are interested in building or purchasing I have customized options for you. If you would like to build, through my partnership with Sherco Homes, I am able to offer you a 3% down program if you are able to demonstrate that you will have the end financing (www.3downhomes.com). If you want to buy an existing home I will not waste your time showing you properties that you cannot afford. I consider it my job to simply help you find the property that’s right for you. Unlike other realtors, I will take the time to arrange unlimited visits to homes in the area you are interested in so you can make an educated offer when you are ready. On my website, I offer a search tool for those who know that they want property in a specific region. I provide an interactive map that allows buyers to use a drawing tool to indicate the location they would like to live. Current listings from that area will then appear and detailed information can be easily accessed. After visiting properties, when you are ready to make a purchase, instead of using inside financing and title services like other companies, I will guide you to professionals that best match your individual needs.

If you are selling, because I have a degree in marketing from Minnesota State University, I will be committed to giving your listed property significant exposure. I will provide a customized virtual video tour with an engaging narrative that tells the unique story of your property. I will create links to it on my website and through MLS so other realtors can access it. Your customized video will play on other realtors’ websites, as well, when potential buyers discover your property. When others use my search tool and discover your property, they will also be able to access your video story that accompanies it.

I’ve been helping a range of people buy and sell a variety of properties in the Scott County area since 2003. I’ve dealt with luxury homes. I have experience working with Minnesota lake property (www.familylakehomes.com). I’ve handled hobby farm transactions. I’ve been able to help those who have experienced bankruptcy, short sale and foreclosure find their way back into a home that’s appropriate for them.

Whether you are wanting to buy or sell property, or are trying to find your way back to the housing market after a bumpy ride, using my unique marketing approach means that you will have the outcome that you desire. I will work for you, using my real estate knowledge and innovative technology to help you buy the right home or to help you sell as quickly as possible. You have the option of choosing a professional who will focus on your individual objectives. Just let me know when you’re ready to get started with your real estate experience. I am never too busy to immediately respond to your questions and concerns. Contact me and I will be happy to share my opinions and recommendations to help you achieve your goals, so you can reach your desired destination.

—Rod Tietz




“Rod is amazing to work with because he really cares about making the stressful process of buying a home – not stressful! Along with being a great listener so that he truly [understood] our needs, he was also creative, offering us some ideas on how to finance our home that saved us a TON of money! I would highly recommend Rod to anyone who is buying a home. He cares about you and wants to do what’s best for you, not him. That was very refreshing based on our past experiences.”

—Exectrainer, 9/18/13


“Rod helped us secure a house in a hot Real Estate market. We signed up from his instant emails to ensure we had first looks at new listings. He also helped us secure financing with a local bank. This proved to be invaluable as we lost seven houses in multiple offers. It was frustrating, we were bidding $20,000 over list, had a strong down payment with no house to sell.

One day Rod called me at work and stated a new listing just came up and we had to see it. He told me to check my email and I did. He then booked an appointment to see the house that evening. We wrote an offer that night; it was accepted two days later and we closed within twenty days. At closing we learned our new home appraised for $50,000 more than we purchased it for. Rod never was discouraged and his persistence really paid off. We would recommend him to anyone.”

—Ben S., 12/05/09