About the Vaz+Harwood Team


We are a social, racial, economic + environment justice forward real estate team. Fair and affordable housing, diversity and inclusion, and multi-culturalism are our passions. Everyone is welcome. 

There’s nothing more important in life than our home. It’s where we live and where we raise our family! We love helping our customers make their next move—and with one of the biggest financial decisions of their life. Whether you’re a first-time home buyer, have moved several times, or are down-sizing, it’s our privilege and honor to help you find your home, and we promise you nothing but our best service – one that’s equitable, inclusive, just, and caring.

We would be very honored to help you find your dream home. 

Welcome to the Vaz+Harwood Team!

Cheryllyne Vaz

Realtor + CEO

Cheryllyne is originally from Mumbai, India, and loves sustainable gardening, browsing plant catalogs, cooking amazing Indian meals, collecting saris, watching British murder mysteries, and raising our kiddos - human (Leo, Indigo and Rex) and pets (Spotted Bear, Mollie, Blues, Mordecai, Liz Lemony, Crimson, and Turboo). Cheryllyne is also currently serving as a Social Equality Task Force Ambassador for Keller Williams Realty International.

Andy Harwood

Realtor + Owner

Andy hails from East Grand Rapids, Michigan, and loves playing video games and LEGOs with the human kiddos, watching The Simpsons, playing guitar in a Rolling Stones tribute band- Tumblin' Dice, doing astronomy and building telescopes. And of course he loves real estate!

Sandy Steiner

Realtor + Buyer Specialist

Sandy has a stellar 20+ year record of helping buyers and sellers. Sandy has a MASSIVE soft spot for first time home buyers. On the other hand, she is brilliant at helping senior citizens + empty nesters. She also loves dark chocolate and a good happy hour!

LaShaun Johnson


A native of Minneapolis and Chicago, LaShaun has worked in real estate in the Twin Cities and Los Angeles for the past 8 years. LaShaun loves travelling the world, chowing down on BBQ, Prosecco, dessert, power blazers with flower patterns, and any good British TV show.

Nora Harry

Director of Operations

Nora is from Chicagoland. Before joining the Vaz+Harwood Team, Nora worked in non-profit development and fundraising. She has degrees in art history, museum studies, and international relations, and lived and worked in Ethiopia for two years with the Peace Corps. She enjoys snuggles with her rescue pup, Atlas, a good book, and a glass of red wine.

Nicole Krinke

Executive Assistant

Nicole was born and raised in White Bear Lake, MN with her 2 sisters, Helena and Jenny, and brother, Travis. She has degrees in Para Education and Criminal Justice. She just purchased her first home in St. Paul, where she lives with her cat Mishka. She loves movies, reading, and spending time with her family.