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The Blehm Group

Who we are
We are an organization with a genuine passion for real estate. We are driven by our vision and let our actions speak for themselves. Our mission is to provide the most professional, most efficient real estate services to our clients through open, honest, and timely communication, effective negotiation and leadership, while maintaining the highest standards of integrity and honesty. In doing so, we intend to create trusted life-long relationships with our clients who feel confident in continually referring their family and friends. Through our partnership with Keller Williams Realty, we are supported by one of the leading real estate franchises in the world, backed with not only tools but also education, training, and resources to further our success. 

We started our business in 2005 and have added members to our team gradually over the years. Our current roster is a winning one. Each individual brings a unique set of traits and skills to the table that embraces our mission. We support one another so that we can best serve our clients. Ultimately it comes down to our bottom line: what’s best for you? 

What we bring to the table
We offer a complete real estate experience from start to finish. 
Listing your home
Staging services
Complete market analysis 
Open Houses
Expertise and knowledge of the market

More About Jim

  • Rainmaker of The Blehm Group (husband and wife team)
  • 52 Units last year
  • On track for 65 units this year
  • Licensed since 2009
  • Greenridge from 2009-2013
  • Keller Williams for 3 years 2013-present
  • Serves on the (ALC) Associate Leadership Committee
  • Tech Ambassador for the market center
  • Four-time BOLD graduate
  • Two years in Pro Standards Committee for the Grand Rapids Area Association of Realtors
  • Co-chair of the Caledonia Township 4th of July committee
  • Relocated to Grand Rapids, Michigan from San Jose, California in 2001

Yvette Blehm

  • 3237 Platinum ST NE  |  Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Associate Broker | CNE | SFR


Yvette doubles as a listing agent and also as our broker. With a background in design, she is an asset to our team in more ways than one. Don’t let the smile fool you; Yvette is a firecracker and gets results for her clients. Her many passions most notably include photography and real estate. Yvette has served on the Grand Rapids Association of REALTORS® Grievance Committee for the past 3 years, and she is also a Productivity Coach at Keller Williams working with new agents.

Eric Olsen

  • 3237 Platinum ST NE  |  Grand Rapids, MI 49525

REALTOR® | Buyer Specialist

Research scientist turned agent, Eric brings so much more than a warm smile and winning attitude to our team. His unique background and attention to detail make him an asset on any deal. He’s passionate about real estate, a familyman, and avid outdoorsman. His experience in both the parmaceutical industries and academia lend to an incredibly versatile knowledge base that go far when helping you find your home. Eric has but one goal: to help as many people as possible find homes. 


Ann Ellis

  • 3237 Platinum ST NE  |  Grand Rapids, MI 49525

REALTOR® | Buyer Specialist

When you work with Ann, you will find her customer service, excellent communication skills, attention to detail and impeccable work ethic allows her clients to have an exceptional experience when buying a home. Born and raised in Texas, Ann is a “foodie” and loves to cook Texas BBQ and smoked brisket. She considers Grand Rapids home and is passionate about selling this city. 

Lauren Rockel

  • 3237 Platinum ST NE  |  Grand Rapids, MI 49525

REALTOR® | Buyer Specialist

Lauren has an extensive history in personal banking, and was a former rock climbing instructor in a past life, but after listing and buying her home with The Blehm Group, she decided to make a career change. She joined our team in mid-2017 with a passion and determination unlike any we’ve ever seen. She is personable, adaptable, and incredibly driven. She loves hot dogs, dog parks, and her pets. She eagerly jumped head first into this field and, as her clients can attest, has already made a reputation for herself as someone who can and will go to any lengths!

Heidi Verbrugge

  • 3237 Platinum ST NE  |  Grand Rapids, MI 49525

REALTOR® | Executive Assistant

With a background in both medical and education administration, Heidi brings a unique background to our team and is always up for a challenge. A Grand Rapids native, she has the West Michigan work ethic we know and appreciate. She is capabale of juggling just about any task we throw her way (and we tend to throw a lot). She wears multiple hats in our office and you will get to know her well. Heidi’s attention to detail, people skills, and ability to stay highly organized keep us running at full speed without bumps along the way. 

Val Poll

  • 3237 Platinum ST NE  |  Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Associate Broker | Transaction Coordinator

Val joined us early this year and is incredibly competent in the industry. With experience as an ISA and buyer’s agent, she earned her broker’s license this past year giving her a well-rounded background in all things real estate. She is excited to tackle transaction coordination and we are excited to have her. She is passionate about horses, learning to ride when she was 7. She can be found traveling all over the midwest and occasionally Oklahoma and Texas during the weekends. She loves Starbucks’ white chocolate mochas and her yellow lab Tug.

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If you are curious to hear more about us and what we can offer, don't hesitate to get in touch. We try to take care of all of the detailed and long processes and making home buying or selling super easy! Send us your brief and learn how we work.