Our Promise to You

A Different Approach

Experience, knowledge, and accomplishments; we have all of those things, in spades. Others want to talk about how many millions they’ve sold. We want to listen. Others will speak to you in cliches. We will tell you plainly what you need to know. Others will tell you what to think. We will empower you with knowledge so you can make the best decision. That’s what makes us different.

Helping you is the most important thing we can do today.

We’re not #1

It’s about Relationships…Not Rankings

You’ll never hear us say we’re #1.  Our goal is to make sure your experience is extraordinary.

We are honest, hardworking, and talented. That’s what matters most.

Who We Are

We are caring citizens and guardians of your trust.  We are proud to be real estate professionals with an outstanding reputation in the Northshore community.

What We Do

We make good things happen!  Our responsibility is to provide valuable and honest insights to our clients and an experience that feels great.

Why We’re Different

Our approach to real estate is dynamically designed, built on trust, and compassionately executed. You’ll always know that we are taking care of your best interests.

Meet Our Team

We’re good people that you would be proud to have represent you.

Essam Elsafy


Like choosing your life partner, choosing your Realtor is an important decision. The qualities you desire in any relationship are the same ones that you need in your Realtor.  Mutual respect, honesty, laughter, more listening-less talking, and the knowledge that we will always be there for each other; those are the hallmarks of every healthy relationship. These are the qualities that I live by. These are the qualities that I want us to have. When we become real estate partners you will always know, Essam will take care of me.

Katie Gnau


Katie will greet you with a smile and then patiently explain every aspect of your sale or purchase in the way that you best understand. Learning your stories is what excites her about going to work every day. She will keep your priorities and wishes in mind as she guides you through a transaction.  Katie approaches every interaction with the heart of a teacher.  Katie can often be seen riding around Shorewood on her bright orange cargo bike with her husband Tony and daughter Betsy!

Dawn Tarpey & Gayl Franz


We have set a standard for ourselves in the Real Estate business which requires daily attention to market conditions, quick response to customers and clients and a desire to attain the best possible transaction for everyone involved. We value honesty and integrity and promise a cheerful and enthusiastic attitude at all times. It is truly our pleasure to work with you!  In today’s ever-changing real estate market, you need a real estate professional you can count on – one of the finest in the metro Milwaukee area.  Tarpey Franz Team is your answer!

Jenny Jansen


Jenny Jansen knows that where you live determines your lifestyle and influences your quality of life.  Buying and selling your home is one of the most important decisions a person will make, as well as the biggest financial commitment.  With over 16 years of real estate expertise all over Milwaukee, Jenny has had the pleasure of helping many different people sell their home or find a new home.  Jenny is there every step of the way and will go above and beyond to a successful, smooth closing and lifetime of resources and support.  Outside of real estate, you’ll find Jenny OUTSIDE, enjoying sports or nature with her husband Mark and spoiled dogs Henry and Libby. 

Erin Orth

Professional Stager

Erin’s stylish eye and trendy inventory will transform your home into what buyers see on HGTV! From paint color consultations to fully staging an empty home, our staging help you make more and sell faster.  Erin offers a customized approach to staging with kind and personable service.  Friday nights are Family Game Night at the Orths – because families that play together, stay together!

Rachelle Davis

Realtor – Transaction Manager

Rachelle is our transaction shepherd, document tracker, and closing department liaison.  Rachelle’s expertise will give you the peace of mind that you’re being taken care of.  But, best of all, Rachelle does it with complete calmness, a polite demeanor, and brilliant smile.  You’ll likely run into Rachelle cheering on her daughter at Whitefish Bay softball games (or any high school sport.) Go Dukes!

Rebecca Zwiefelhofer

Realtor – Listing Manager

Rebecca is soft spoken with savvy strategies for getting any job done.  As our dedicated listing manager, she ensures your home looks fantastic to buyers by implementing our strategic marketing plan.  Whether it’s online, print, or social, Rebecca handles every detail.  Outside of selling real estate, Rebecca and her son Jack operate their restaurant downtown, Birch + Butcher.

Send us a referral today.

It would be a privilege to help and we promise to take great care of them!


What Matters to Us

We’re committed to the community where we live, work, and play.
We Can’t Wait to Hear from You

Contact Us

Whether you are ready now, or just starting to think about a move, let’s talk. No pressure. We promise to only be helpful.

Contact Details
4559 N Oakland Avenue
Shorewood, WI 53211