Broker and Agents

We are a team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience.
We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.

Betty Long ~ Broker

Owner and Founder

Betty Long epitomizes integrity, energy, hard work, and creative services in every detail of your real estate transaction. As the Owner/Broker of Tri-County Real Estate, Inc., Betty has been servicing clients in South-Central Wisconsin since 1977!

Betty’s specialization is in private and public sales of residential and commercial properties. She covers all of Columbia, Dane and Dodge Counties. Recently she has also been selling in Marquette Green Lake, Adams and Waushara Counties.

Betty has achieved million-dollar sales. She has served on the South-Central Wisconsin Board of Directors and on the MLS Committee, and the Wisconsin Board of directors. Betty is a professional dedicated ‘Listing Consultant’ ready to service your real estate needs!

“Don’t make a move without me.”

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Phone: (920) 210-9866

Julie Buchda


Bio coming soon.

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Phone: (920) 210-0278

Karen Kleinfeldt


Hi! I’m Karen Kleinfeldt. I am originally from Madison and have lived in Columbia County for 25 years. I joined the Real Estate world in 2005, gaining my Brokers designation in 2019, helping sellers and buyers move through the process as smoothly as possible. I pride myself on being accessible to my clients as well as other agents and customers. I enjoy helping buyers find their dream homes and sellers move on to their next chapter. I strive to make the process less stressful.

When I’m not helping my clients I enjoy spending time with my family. We live in a rural area on a large parcel of land and enjoy watching the wildlife that visits us daily.

I look forward to assisting my next client find just what they are looking for in a home in Rio, WI; Pardeeville, WI; Portage, WI; Faller River, WI; Columbus, WI.

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Phone: (608) 575-6320

Brent Van Gysel


Bio coming soon.

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Phone: (920) 210-2891

Scott Slack


Scott was born and raised in Columbus, WI.  Prior to obtaining his Realtor license, he spent over 35 years in the cabinetry trade, including 10 years as an owner/operator of a cabinetry shop in both Dane and Columbia Counties.  He learned from this trade to focus on fine details and this is what distinguishes Scott from others.  

This attention to detail came in handy when branching out into purchasing and remodeling homes in the Dane and Columbia County areas. Scott took this entrepreneurial  spirit and passion for homes to the world of real estate.   In 2015, Scott received his real estate license and joined the team at Tri-County Real Estate in Columbus.

When you work with Scott, he brings knowledge of the South Central Wisconsin area.  He also brings his network of real estate professionals such as mortgage lenders, contractors, and home inspectors to help you find the perfect piece of property.  He has experience assisting both buyers and sellers, first time buyers, growing families looking to upgrade, and those wishing to downsize their home.

Scott is known for his strong work ethic and strives to make the home buying process as stress-free as possible. If you are ready to find a new home or sell your existing property, give him a call!  Scott is ready to work hard to make your experience a positive one from the start of your house hunt to the final closing. 

Email me:

Phone: (608) 604-7809

Nicole Wall


Nicole Wall is a hardworking real estate agent who is dedicated to ensuring her clients have the best home buying and selling experience. Being from the fast-paced real estate market in Florida and working in the Madison housing industry, Nicole has a strong understanding of how to succeed in a rapidly changing market. This expertise has allowed Nicole to help her clients in their real estate ventures from buying a home to selling one.

Nicole currently covers Dane County and south-central Wisconsin and is determined to help you with your real estate needs!

Email me:

Phone: (608) 603-1389

Mike Hale


Mike covers the Sun Prairie, Columbus , Madison and surrounding areas.

Email me: mshale777@gmailcom

Cell Phone: 608-843-8005