Inc. 5000 Award
America’s fastest growing companies
Best of the Red River Valley
We Truly Are a Unique
Family of Companies.
We began as a small 3 person real estate team and have now grown to a dozen companies functioning as a solid unit with a unified goal of helping others to live the biggest life possible through business success.
OUR MISSION: To create opportunities for others to live the biggest life possible.
JSE, Inc. was recognized in 2019 naming its founder, Jeff Shipley as the Fargo-Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce’s Entrepreneur of The Year for 2019. Four of our companies were named to the Top 5 in our local Market in 2019 by Inforum Best of the Best in Fargo Moorhead, and we once again received awards from KW for sales, teams, and other performance metrics. JSE as a family of companies has grown exponentially in a short period of time, earning National recognition. JSE Inc was named in the top 25% of the Inc. 5,000 Fastest Growing Companies in the US.
In 2016 there was four active companies, with two separate real estate companies that held investment rentals. In total there was approx. 75 people across all companies. As at the end of 2019, there are ten active companies, with those two investment companies still active, with over 250 people, and growing rapidly!
Jeff Accepting the FMWF ChamberChoice Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2019
For The Love of Our People
The Guy Who Started It All.
Jeff Shipley is our ambitious, visionary leader. Since the very beginning of his real estate career in 2004, he has been building and creating the idea of a family of companies who exist to help others live the biggest life possible. When he discovered Keller Williams, he knew this was a franchise that felt like home and could help him add the value he envisioned to the lives of the agents. He began the FM team in 2009 and managed the local Keller Williams office for years as Operating Principal before purchasing it in Summer of 2015. Since then, all of the other companies have joined our family with the intent of adding more and more value to the team and therefore their clients.
We are becoming a one stop shop for the home ownership experience, as we are able to assist with loan origination, real estate transactions, custom home building, title work, and investments. We believe that when you know better, you do better. So our main focus has always been on developing and educating our team members – not just in the operations of real estate, but in personal growth, mindset, financial management and how to run a profitable business.
We aspire that our agents and employees are fulfilled in their daily activities, act from abundance and contribution and always strive for a win win in all interactions. We believe that when you take care of your people, they take care of their clients. And that’s a WIN all around.
JSE Inc. acts as the parent and managing company to all our entities. JSE, Inc. now manages over ten companies and growing, with more than 200 people across two states.
Keller Williams Inspire Realty (KWIN)
With its home base in Fargo, ND, it also includes offices and/or agents in Jamestown, Bismarck, Minot, and Grand Forks. With over 140 licensed agents, including admin and operational support staff, KWIN has grown exponentially since being acquired by JSE ownership in July 2015. KWIN is the #1 Residential Real Estate Company in ND (by both agent count and Volume), covering from the Montana Border through Lakes Country, MN. We added 61 agents in 2018, another 31 in 2019, and have profit shared over 194,000 since joining our family in 2015.
Keller Williams Realty Professionals (KWRP)
Its home office is in Baxter, MN, with offices and/or agents in Perham, Fergus Falls, Isle, Cross Lake, Alexandria, Detroit Lakes and others. Now with over 80 agents, KWRP has grown exponentially to be a premier player in the North Central Region. 2019 was our best performing year yet. We are the dominating company in our Fergus Falls market area and are now a strong #2 in the Baxter and surrounding county area. We also profit shared for our agents more than at any time in our company history ($163,000 in 2019), to the extent we profit shared more in the month of May 2019, than we did in an entire year only 4 years earlier! We’ve profit shared over $465,000 since KWRP joined our family of companies in 2016.
The FM Team
Home base in KW Inspire in Fargo, this team is ranked as one of the Top 3% of teams in KW Worldwide in 2019, of over 10,000 teams! The FM Team has grown to a true powerhouse, with over 18 agents in production, not including the admin team. Locally, the real estate market was up less than 1% in closed volume, while the FM team grew over 20% in closed commission income. In the last 3 years, the closed Gross Commission income of the team has increased by over 100%, while the expenses have increased less than 10%. We continue to recognize we attract top talent based on who we are, and the journey we are on. We will continue to help others enjoy the journey as they too join our expanding team in 2020.
One of the newer additions to JSE, this title company was acquired in February 2018 with offices in Fargo and Minnetonka. With eight staff members and growing, the company overall has almost doubled its production over the past 3 years. Under the JSE family, has gone from 5% to 12% Market share in Fargo– Moorhead and in the top 3 title companies, projecting the strongest year of growth to date in 2020.
Spire Custom Homes
A boutique CUSTOM home builder, went through a year of transformation in 2019, adding half a dozen newly designed plans in pricepoints that reflect the desires of the local market. Previously in 600K plus range, we are now offering custom homes starting in the high 200s. Spire is built on quality workmanship, service that we would give our own families, and a diverse set of plans able to meet the needs of most homeowners, regardless of budget and preferences. Let us show you the SPIRE difference!
The newest addition to the JSE family of companies, Forward Mortgage is a full-service mortgage brokerage and it was already named one of the top 5 mortgage companies in the market in its first year of operations! We have veteran loan officers and processors that will get you a competitive rate/smart loan program and rival the communication and professionalism of any lender in the region.
A service company built specifically to provide transaction related services to our agents. Agent Transactions offers leverage for our teams and agents to focus on building their business while the file is reviewed for compliance, submitted, and closings scheduled on their behalf.