Homeworks Property Lab is a Salt Lake City-based real estate boutique with an enduring belief in the power of home and the skilled professionals to help you find it.

The importance of transparency and experience in the home-buying and -selling processes can’t be overstated. Our property consultants are locally established and client-focused, and we understand that “pride in place” shouldn’t be contingent on price point. 

 

Our approach is inclusive and straight-forward: we’ll work with you to establish expectations, and do our damnedest to surpass them. From the first intake meeting to the moment we hand over your keys, we’ll maintain a clear line of communication and see you through every last step.

 

Everyone’s version of the perfect home looks different—it’s our job to find yours.

“There is an invaluable bonus to working with a professional who understands the timelines, financial pieces, and legalities that many realtors don't grasp.”

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Leigh Anne Bernal, Principal Broker
la@homeworks.group  |  801.244.7255  |  @leighanne.bernal

In just over 10 years, Leigh Anne Bernal has established herself as a profoundly hard-working and scrupulous agent and broker. Along with 20 years experience in finance, she brings invaluable expertise in the investments and renovations of her own properties, and is a skilled and assertive negotiator for her real estate clients. Amassing a volume of roughly $200 million in that time, Leigh Anne has established herself as an agent who makes quick work of a seamless buying/selling process. Add to all this a self-proclaimed proclivity for spreadsheets and a keen eye for design, and you’ve got the perfect blend of business and pleasure, no matter your real estate needs. 

Camilla Granåsen, Realtor
camilla@homeworks.group  |  310.890.2211  |  @goforcamilla

With just over 13 years under her belt as an adept real estate agent, Camilla’s work in the industry is broadened by dual licensing both here in Utah and in California. Equal parts well traveled and creatively inclined, Camilla was raised in Sweden and has experience in modeling, acting, and film production. She’s as well-versed in the varied stages of “home” as anyone, having flipped, designed, and sold countless spaces of all varieties, but she’s also a passionate connector. Helping clients with one of the most important decisions they’ll make requires an impeccable knowledge of needs and wants—Camilla recognizes the importance of an individualized experience that lends itself to finding that perfect home, and she skillfully guides clients through the often-difficult process with ease.

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Jewel Maxfield, Associate Broker
jewel@homeworks.group  |  801.440.9599  |  @jewel_maxfield

Her colorful resume includes a degree from the Gemological Institute of America, but this mom of two knows well the importance of finding and creating a safe haven, and she decided ultimately to pursue a career in the world of real estate. Now a polished agent with more than eight years experience, Jewel Maxfield is a firm believer in the power of listening. Her approach is a client-centric one that measures success in quality over quantity: stated simply, she views herself as a conduit in connecting people with space. With more than 100 closings and counting, Jewel works in synchronization with buyers and sellers to find the perfect fit, then utilizes the grit, skill, and attention to detail needed to see the process to successful end. This talented agent deals in uncompromising devotion and simple satisfaction, and said talents are at the ready to get you into (or out of) the space that brought you here.

Having been an agent for just under three years, Zach’s experience in real estate more aptly mirrors that of someone with decades in the game. A graduate of the University of Utah where he studied Mass Communications, he also amassed experienced in massage therapy and news production prior to making a career shift to the real estate industry. With a total volume of just over $25 million, Zach has worked with clients in a multitude of areas, including Capitol Hill, Park City, and everything in between, and he recognizes the necessity for individualized client care and extreme diligence in each and every transaction. Having purchased and sold several remodeled properties of his own, he has keen sense of investment, namely via returns on improvements. Clients working with Zach can expect nothing short of transparent communication and a warm, welcoming hand.

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Ross & Chloé Brookham, Associate Broker & Realtor
ross@homeworks.group  |  chloe@homeworks.group
801.652.5716 (Chloé)  |  801.657.0206 (Ross)  |  @parkcityhome

This duo wields a good deal of experience in various locations from Salt Lake City to Promontory, Cottonwood Heights to Tuhaye. Clients of the Brookham team can expect the combined benefits of not only buying and selling, but ample backgrounds in start-ups, marketing, and civil engineering, among other pursuits. Licensed since 2016, Ross and Chloe are determined negotiators with a cumulative volume of roughly $60 million. They bring experience in working with investors for casual remodels and multi-million dollar developments, as well as individuals in all price ranges, providing an elite level of service no matter the transaction. They live and breathe real estate professionally, but a profound appreciation for architecture and design extends to the personal realm as well: as ardent admirers of mid-century design, the pair recently finished a complete remodel/restoration on their own 1957 MCM home built by Utah architect William Wing Louie. Multi-faceted and hard working, Chloe and Ross have a wealth of experience that makes them the perfect client advocates.

Melissa Lipani, Realtor
melissa@homeworks.group  |  801.419.2464  |  @melissalipani

Melissa comes to real estate professionally after years as a hobbyist assisting with photography, blogging, and social media in the industry as a side hustle and means of gaining trade knowledge. Before making the official jump, she spent nearly 12 years as an animal welfare professional, where she developed lifesaving programs for shelter pets across the country while fostering hundreds of rescue dogs in her own home. A self-professed nature nerd, Melissa spends her free time climbing, mountain biking, and enjoying the mountains and deserts of Utah. This connection to the outdoors has been something of an impetus in Melissa’s desire to match buyers with a home that enables them to connect with the world outside. In doing so, she’ll utilize her expertise and client-focused energy to ensure that each client transaction be as timely as it is thorough.

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Liz Elias, Realtor
liz@homeworks.group  |  562.322.7955  |  @MidModUtah

Prior to moving to Utah and attaining her real estate license, Liz Elias spent 15 years in commercial property management in Southern California, and it was during this time that she glimpsed bits of the industry she would soon join. While living in Long Beach, she owned a Cliff May-designed mid-century modern home—since traded for a beautiful Ron Molen in Farmington—and her obsession was ignited. As such, Liz became a fervent advocate for mid-century design and started @MidModUtah, a social media account with a fixed focus on bringing fellow admirers the most recent MCM listings and updates in Utah. Notwithstanding her preference for mid-mod, Liz has helped folks buy and sell all styles and sizes of home, no matter the location or price. With client follow-up and steady communication at the top of her priority list, Liz guides her clients toward spaces that nurture and inspire.

Since becoming a realtor full-time in 2016, Monica Dennis has amassed enough experience to stagger even the most seasoned of agents. With a sales volume of over $70 million under her belt, she understands the nuances of complex market dynamics, and—when it comes to strategizing and negotiation—her skills are astounding. Resolute business practices aside, Monica’s primary focus is client care. She aims to make the process as stress-free as possible in any case and especially relishes transactional instances that see new life breathed into neglected spaces. With a degree in philosophy from the University of Utah, she originally planned on a career in law before the world of real estate captured her curiosity. Monica’s an avid animal lover, and her aforementioned love of neglected spaces applies to rescues of all species, as well (in fact, it’s her dream to one day open an animal sanctuary). And, while her portfolio of interests and passions is a diverse one, there’s a common thread throughout: Monica loves facilitating the putting down of roots and the foundation that it affords so many.

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Keni Nelson, Realtor
keni@homeworks.group  |  605.929.6018 | @kenisuenelson

Originally from South Dakota, Keni Nelson has now called Salt Lake City home for a decade. To prove it, she's made it her job to know every mountain peak and downtown patio so that she can show newcomers to ensure they feel right at home. Apart from gardening and entertaining, Keni’s also working on her wine certification, but her truest passion lies in helping people accomplish their real estate goals, whether that’s putting down roots, growing their portfolio, or dabbling in both. When it comes to negotiating, Keni’s no shrinking violet: Golfing competitively in college equipped her with grace under pressure (something that comes in handy during real estate transactions). Having worked in PR, politics, event planning, and marketing, she's as driven as she is affable, and she brings both aspects to the table as she helps others find a place of their own.

Adam Compton, Realtor
adam@homeworks.group  |  801.680.4361  |  @mistercompton

A quintessential people person, first and foremost, Adam's interests lie primarily in the creation and preservation of genuine human connections, both personal and professional. An active supporter of and participant in Salt Lake City’s arts and music communities, his years of enthusiastic involvement have contributed to an impressive network of local contacts. Adam's real estate resources are matched tenfold by his far-reaching familiarity with—and passion for—the Wasatch Front, and clients of his will benefit from well-informed insights on everything from neighborhoods to local businesses and ski resorts.  A balanced blend of assertiveness, sincerity, inquisitiveness, and compassion, he's a much needed addition to the world of real estate...but his highly effective negotiation skills make Adam an exceptional ally for your next transaction.

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Candace Fite, Associate Broker
candace@homeworks.group  |  801.389.6667  |  @fiteandco

A mystifying blend of optimism and work ethic, Candace holds a fervent passion for people. With over a decade in the industry—and her broker’s license since 2012—she has serious experience and impressive negotiation skills, but Candace holds the biggest place in her heart for connecting with humans from all walks. And, while she can say that she’s stepped foot on every continent on earth, her home in Ogden—where her husband and wee daughter reside—always calls her back. Candace revels in communication and the breaking down of barriers, and clients past and present can attest to the extra miles (both literally and figuratively) she’ll go to for them long after closing. That permanent smile is authentic, but don’t be fooled—she’s a formidable ally to have on your side of the negotiation table, and the perfect agent to get you home.

Michelle Watts, Operations/Accounting
michelle@homeworks.group  |  801.810.8696

A diverse professional background affords Michelle the varied skills to keep our clients happy and our offices running smoothly, and her well-rounded disposition is showcased perfectly by a field of expertise that comfortably marries left- and right-brain thinking. Forever creatively driven, Michelle pursued degrees in both Photography and Art History from Weber State University, after which she took up a 13-year residence at one of the Wasatch’s biggest resorts as accountant/office manager (and that’s to say nothing of her snowboarding prowess). Her knack for details and affinity for hospitality create an office environment that’s as organized as it is enjoyable--and a client experience that’s downright delightful.

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Jenny Compton, Transaction Coordination/Realtor
jenny@homeworks.group  |  801.661.2759

With more than 15 years in the industry, Jenny has an immeasurable knowledge of the ins, outs, and tiniest minutiae that come with executing a successful transaction. She’s seen real estate deals of all kinds throughout her storied career—meaning she’s familiar with transactional highs and hiccups of all types—but her particular skillset lies in the realm of client care that goes well beyond a handshake and impressive name recall. A true workplace wonder, we’re thrilled to have Jenny on our team, and we think once she’s shared a shred of her experience and bedside manner with you, you’ll see exactly why.

Lauren Bald, Interior Designer
lauren@homeworks.group  |  808.298.7196

Though Lauren has over a decade’s experience in both residential and commercial interior design, her methods are anything but antiquated. With an eye for design and a brain for budgeting, she successfully spearheaded a team that worked on multi-million dollar new-builds, modern and historic renovations, commercial office spaces, and restaurants. And, while she’s more than familiar with the technicalities of large-scale projects, she also believes that the rules of the design world are more like suggestions (and revels in sidestepping them whenever possible). The scope and scale of her body of work are extensive, and Lauren loves when opportunities arise to incorporate interior elements of “weird”. When it comes to swatching, sampling, and spreadsheets, she’s a machine, due to the fact that—apart from coffee, her small dog, and true crime podcasts—Lauren eats, sleeps, and breathes design. With her leading the charge, you’re certain to land in a space that feels both authentic and inspiring.

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“Now that I understand the unbearable minutiae that comes with selling a home, I can honestly say I'd rather be buried under my next house than try to sell it without an experienced realtor.”

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Located in downtown SLC, our office at 66 Exchange Place is flanked by some of the city's most beautiful historic buildings and countless restaurants and bars. With a quick visit, you're all but guaranteed endless options for a good lunch and the perfect realtor.

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