Patrick Flanders – Broker
Cell: (320) 250-4705

Whether you’re buying or selling real estate, be guided by an experienced professional. From establishing a property’s fair market value to the Xs and Os of contract negotiations, Patrick will take you to the closing on your house, lake property, or rural acreage with the best deal for you.

Maybe you already know what the Paynesville area has to offer: the beauty of the lakes and woods, the fine education and health care systems, and a golf course, trails, and fitness facility. These and many other attributes make Paynesville a great place to live, work, and raise a family, and why Patrick calls this area home.

A lifelong Paynesville resident, Patrick grew up at his family’s riding stable near Lake Koronis. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, he returned to Paynesville where he worked as an agent for Cliff’s Insurance and Realty before founding Patrick Flanders Realty, the longest established real estate brokerage in the area.

Pat has spent years in service to his community, township, and county that have provided him insight, contacts, and valuable strategies should aspects of a property prove problematic.

  • Citizen advisor/contributor to Stearns County Comprehensive Plan
  • Former chair Paynesville Township Rezoning Ordinance Committee
  • 15-year member Economic Development Authority of Paynesville
  • School board member and chair, Paynesville Area Schools 15 years
  • Chairman, Paynesville Industrial Park Redevelopment Board
  • Member Paynesville Downtown Redevelopment Group

As you navigate through one of the most important decisions of your life, Patrick’s experience is on your side!

Patrick is married and has three grown children. In his free time he enjoys riding his horse, working in the woods with his chainsaw and tractor, pumping a little iron, and being Irish.



Riley Flanders – Agent
Cell: (320) 293-0547

As the newest member of the Flanders Realty team, Riley comes to the agency with a wealth of experience. A graduate of Paynesville Area High School and St. John’s University, he has a background in insurance as well as education, most recently providing guidance to students in Honduras and Ecuador upon receiving his M.S. in school counseling in 2013. After living north and south of the equator and travelling in each hemisphere, he has decided that Paynesville is a great place to plant his roots! Riley’s familiarity with the people and landscapes of the Paynesville area and his ease in working with clients are strengths that he brings to every interaction.

When he’s not busy at the office, Riley enjoys camping and hiking, spending time at the lake, playing basketball, and travelling with his fiancé, Anita.


Nichole Peichel- Office Manager

Nichole Peichel spent much of her formative years in Springfield, Minnesota, before coming to Paynesville by way of North Dakota. She gained experience managing an office while working at Tran Systems as a Project Clerk. Nichole’s organizational skills keep Flanders Realty running smoothly, and her friendly, genuine personality are greatly enjoyed by staff and clients alike!

Nichole is a very family-centered person. When not working, she spends much of her time with her husband, Paul, and their five children. The community is also very important to Nichole. She has volunteered many hours of her time as the organizer of Paynesville’s prom and Miss Paynesville Pageant, as a religion teacher at St. Louis Catholic Church, and as a member of the Paynesville Chamber of Commerce. When not busy with work, family, or community involvement, Nichole enjoys spending time at the family cabin on Lake Koronis.