About Ole’s 5 Star Realty

Ole's 5 Star Realty, LLC is conveniently located at three locations in Guttenberg at 502 S Hwy 52 Suite #4, Vinton at 411 Ave, and Decorah at 909 Mechanic St. We look forward to helping both buyers and sellers achieve their dreams as changes come into their lives. We specialize in all categories of real estate as we have sales agents on board with various specialties such as commercial properties, farm land, houses, etc.. You will be able to come sit comfortably in our office and look at all our listings on a big screen HD TV and see the listings of your choice first in full color before we even go out to see them in person. we want your real estate experience to not only be fun and rewarding but also enjoyable at the same time. We also know that first time home buyers need help and direction and we will be there every step of the way to try and answer any questions that you might have. If we don't know the answer, we will do our best to find it out for you! And last but not least, what we all at Ole's 5 Star Realty, LLC will promise you is honesty, confidentiality, and a willingness to go the extra distance to help you achieve your real estate dreams! We are licensed to sell real estate in Iowa and our favorite four letter word is "SOLD"!

Meet Our Team

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Jeff “Ole” Olson



Guttenberg Office

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Dan Ganahl



Guttenberg Office

My name is Dan Ganahl and I was born and raised in the Guttenberg area. All of my elementary, junior high and high school years were attended at what is now Clayton Ridge where I graduated in 2003. After graduation, I attended Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, IA where I studied Golf Course & Turf Management. I was also given an athletic scholarship to Kirkwood where I was a member of their very successful golf program from the fall of 2003 through the spring of 2005. In 2007, I moved to SW Florida to pursue a career playing professional golf. I moved back home to NE Iowa in June of 2013 and the following summer I had my real estate license as one of the four founding agents that started Ole's 5 Star Realty! After being a salesperson for two year, I decided to further my real estate education and get my broker's license.

 I got into the real estate business because I enjoy helping people along their real estate journey whether it is buying a home and starting a new chapter or selling a house and closing a previous one. Real estate has been a great way to socialize, meet new people and learn about how their journey has gotten them to where they are now! The best part of this business for me is seeing all of our clients smile when we tell them that an offer has been accepted and the privilege of sharing that joy with our buyers and sellers on closing day! 

 Outside of real estate, I enjoy spending time with my family and our 3 dogs! I still love spending time on the golf course when I can whether it's playing, giving individual lessons or working with the junior golfers to pass along any knowledge and experience I've learned over the years that I not only apply to golf, but to every day life as well. 

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Penni Leonard



Elkader Office

I’m Penni Leonard, and my first name is spelled uniquely with an “i”.  My husband, Kenny and I live on an acreage near historic Motor Mill.  We have two children, Jamie Frye and Justin Leonard, along with five grandchildren.  For 25+ years, I’ve been a member of the Coffee Mill Stitchers and a bell ringer at Peace United Church of Christ.  I work part time at Bridge Street Boutique and Gift in Elkader.  After our children were grown, Kenny and I decided to become realtors in 1999.  So this marks our 20th year!  We really like working together, and discussing each real estate transaction we become involved in. 

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Kenny Leonard



Elkader Office

Richard Seehase



Guttenberg Office

I was born and raised in Sumner, IA.  After high school I stepped into the masonry trade working for a few different companies.  In 1985 I decided to start my on business in the masonry field.  Seehase Masonry, Inc. and Seehase Concrete, Inc.

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Brad Herman


Guttenberg Office

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Tasha Tamling



Guttenberg Office

Hello! My name is Tasha Tamling. I grew up in Wisconsin and now reside in Gunder Iowa. I am an army veteran with two children. I have an extensive background in sales and after moving to Gunder, I developed a passion for home improvement projects and design. I took my skills, passion, and entrepreneurial spirit to the world of real estate. I came to 5 Star Realty as a current owner of  a distribution wholesale business. A few months later I decided to dedicate all my time and focus to my clients. I sold my business and became a full-time realtor. I have quickly built a reputation for my great customer service, dedication to my clients, strong attention to detail, and ensuring all parties a positive experience. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and doing numerous outdoor activities.


Joe Sylvester



Elkader Office

Hello, my name is Joe Sylvester. I was born and raised in Elkader. My wife and I, of 28 years, raised our four children in Elkader. I also have one beautiful granddaughter. I have been working at our family business for 32 years. I also drive school bus for Central Community Schools and started with Ole's 5 Star Realty in 2017. I had completed a real estate class 25 years ago but with a young family, it just wasn't the right time to start into real estate. Things changing in the family business in 2017 brought me back to the real estate which has always been in the back of my mind. Since earning my license this has been a great career move for me and my family. It's not always easy but it is very rewarding working with customers helping them buy or sell their property. I will always go the extra mile if it's showing properties, negotiations, listing your property or procuring a buyer for your property.  


Tina Mullinex

Vinton Office

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Hi I am Tina Mullinex. I have been married to my High School sweetheart for 18 years. We have two teenagers that keep us busy with their activities. 

Family is very important to me, which is why I have been an In Home Day Care provider for the past 13 years. Now that my children are getting older it is time for me to focus on what I want. Which is why I choose Ole’s 5 Star realty! It allows me to have a career doing what I truly enjoy! Helping others, and still allows me to be available for my family! 

 I was born and raised in Vinton and currently reside in Shellsburg. I know this area and community very well. Whether you are buying or selling I would love to help your Family every step of the way!! Please don’t hesitate to call/text or email me with any questions you might have!


Tyra Laree



Vinton Office

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Melissa Mohs



Decorah Office

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Tonya Dlohy



Vinton Office

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Joel Wolter



Decorah Office