Who We Are

Affinity Real Estate is a widely recognized, homegrown brokerage located in Park Rapids, Minnesota. They are independently owned / operated, free of franchise overreach and will never charge a broker administrative fee. All of the Realtors® at Affinity Real Estate are full time agents and serve the entire 5 county lakes region. They are highly experienced, results driven and committed to your real estate success.

Lou Eischens

Lou Eischens  Broker • CRS • ABR

O: 218-237-3333
C: 218-820-5285


Lou's long term experience is simply unmatched. She has been a staple of the real estate community in north central Minnesota for over 40 years. Lou has a rich local history, an exceptional working knowledge of real estate trends and the know-how to make your real estate experience burden free.

When meeting Lou, you will soon learn that she loves where she lives and works. She has been invested in the community her entire adult life after moving here permanently from St. Paul. The enjoyment and appreciation for the area is also shared with her husband Tim of 44 years, children Matt and Jolene, son-in-law Will and granddaughter, Lydia Lou.

For your next adventure in real estate, give Lou a call!

Lou Eischens
Jack Brann

Jack Brann  Broker • CRS • ABR

O: 218-237-3333
C: 218-252-8882


Jack has never lost sight of how special our area is. With his 20-plus years of service to the local real estate industry, Jack can give a perspective and the guidance that few agents can. He has had the honor of earning the business of hundreds of clients producing career sales in excess of $250 million dollars. He is well versed, consistent and takes his profession very seriously. As one of the owners of Affinity Real Estate you can be assured that your next real estate endeavor will be handled with the highest level of professional service.

Jack is married to his wife Trisha and they have two children. They reside on a large acreage where they enjoy land stewardship, miles of trails and tracking wildlife. Jack is a fitness junkie, youth basketball coach and avid hunter. Prior to real estate Jack served in the United States Marine Corps.

Buyer, Seller or Investor? Call Jack today!

Jack Brann
Candy Gulsvig

Candy Gulsvig  Broker • CRS • SRES

O: 218-237-3333
C: 218-255-0631


Candy is an exceptional Realtor focused on meeting your objectives by providing guidance and support, not pressure. She has a great track record, a positive attitude and a lot of enthusiasm. With two plus decades of experience and a plethora of working knowledge, Candy is an easy choice to lead in your buying or selling efforts.

Candy is married to her husband Mel. They have 4 children, 10 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. In the early years of their marriage they loved vacationing in the Park Rapids area so much they decided to permanently make it home in 1998. They reside on their hobby farm where they keep busy with their apple orchards, beekeeping and chickens.

For sweet success call Candy!

Candy Gulsvig

Ben Marotte  Realtor®

O: 218-237-3333
C: 218-255-1889


Ben is a full time Realtor® that has the patience, drive and experience to help others achieve their goals. Ben's broader real estate roots run deep with a degree in natural resources management, an ownership role in the resort industry and tenure as a property maintenance contractor.

Ben has been a local resident for 25 years. He enjoys living in our lakes area with his wife Kelly and their 3 kids. You will find them at our farmers markets, music venues, sailing and fishing the local lakes. Ben will not only help you with all your real estate needs, but has that extra local knowledge to help you enjoy all that our area has to offer.

Buying or selling? Ben has the passion and results driven record aimed to deliver.

Ben Marotte