Kelli Johanson


Meet Kelli – Founder, Owner and Operator of Fleetham Advantage, Inc. parent company to dba IDEAL Property Investments (Minnesota Real Estate Company – License RE40367277) and dba Bright Choice Maintenance (Real Estate Maintenance Company – License BC756119).

Kelli loves 3s and balls (circles, polka dots, bubbles, round things...whatever you’d like to call them), so it’s no surprise that she runs a 3-tier business and is NOT square, whatsoever (pun intended)!

An Iowa native, Kelli comes from a long line of entrepreneurs who made their names farming the fields of north central Iowa. Her work ethic is farm-girl strong, as she learned from the best while witnessing her parents and grandparents labor the land. The desire to build, create and grow something is as much a part of her DNA as is her eye color.

Growing up an only child, Kelli found innovative ways to play. In retrospect, it was during those years that she began to develop her interest in real estate. Whether it was playing house in the barn, turning the picnic table into a fort, or constantly rearranging the furniture in her room, it was clear from an early age that real estate was going to be a part of her future.

Just out of high school, Kelli moved to the Twin Cities where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of St. Thomas. While carrying a full class schedule, she also worked full-time as a Corporate Accountant. Kelli loves a good spreadsheet, especially when it balances. It makes her feel IDEAL!

Kelli’s love for numbers, coupled with her evolving passion for real estate inevitably merged when, approximately 20 years ago, she invested in her very first rental property. It’s been an IDEAL investment for her, and she’s since added a few more to her nest. Fast-forward a few years – with the experience she gained from having successfully bought, managed and sold several investment properties, Kelli found it only natural to obtain her real estate license and open for business. Since then, she has assisted hundreds of clients who have benefited from The IDEAL Approach.  

Kelli’s interests, passions, knowledge and experience have all blended to create a company that provides her clients with a service that mirrors her own personal experience in rental property investment management. Between her keen knowledge and vast experience, you’d be hard-pressed to find another company as well-suited to meet your rental needs.

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2019-NOW: Real Estate Company Founder & Owner – IDEAL Property Investments

2003-2018: Real Estate Agent/Broker – The Fleetham Group

1997-2003: Corporate Accountant – Lifetouch, Inc. & Subsidiaries

1994-1997: Customer Service Agent – United Express Airlines, dba Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd.


(MBA) MiniMBA – Minnesota Small Business Administration Emerging Leaders Program

(BA) Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting – University of St. Thomas

(AA) Associate Degree in Accounting – Normandale Community College


2014: Real Estate Broker – Real Estate Company

2003: Real Estate Agent

2000: Real Estate Investor

Extracurricular Activities: 

Dogs, coffee, wine, fitness, real estate, numbers, reading, interior design, crafting, movies...the list is L O N G!

Office Phone Number: 612.477.3355

Contact Kelli to help you with your next Investment.

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Listing information last updated on March 26th, 2023 at 6:21pm CDT.