Rena Ripp

(608) 228.6821

Ask anyone who knows Rena and they’ll tell you there’s seemingly nothing she can’t do and certainly nothing she won’t try. A veritable Renaissance woman, capable of growing, cooking and building anything, her can-do attitude and persistence are forces to be reckoned with. Not surprisingly, within one week of earning her real estate license she already had her first sale and a very happy client.


“I have know Rena Ripp for several years, both personally and professionally. Rena is highly motivated and dedicated in whatever project or task she undertakes. She is highly creative and inspires those around her to think outside the box! She values honesty and sets a positive example for others. She doesn’t give up ….she only gives more and I have come to admire her for that.

— Jerri Cerniglia

“I first met Rena at work and we now have a great friendship that I will cherish forever. In addition to being a supportive mother, daughter, wife and friend, Rena has always found time to get involved in life around her. Whenever she adopts a cause or pursues a new interest she is guaranteed to be highly committed. She has an excellent rapport with people of all ages. Her generous, giving, helpful ways are just a few of Rena’s many good qualities that make her special to everyone in both her professional and personal lives.

— Paresh Patel

“I am so pleased with the extra care and service I received from Rena while selling my condo and finding my new house.  Rena was there every step of the process, from the moment she walked into my condo and gave me such great feedback (which turned into selling it in two days!!),  to the moment I asked her to accept the counter offer on my new house.  She made the process seem so easy, relaxed and most of all, a positive experience from start to finish.”

— Jessie Coppernoll


About Rena

  • 27+ years in a project management role in the telecommunications industry = multi-tasker extraordinaire
  • Owner of Hummingbird Social Media which teaches older adults how to use technology
  • Creator of Crancello – a cranberry riff on the Italian liquor Limoncello which is distributed locally through Yahara Bay
  • A volunteer dynamo, Rena is on the board of or chairs several local organizations: Social Media Breakfast, Waunakee Chamber of Commerce, Wauktoberfest Wine & Cheese Tasting, Together Waunakee: Keeping Businesses Open During Main St Construction
  • When not wheeling and dealing in real estate she is: Shopping the Amish farmer’s market on Friday’s picking up mass amounts of produce and flowers for friend’s and family (including five kids and six grandkids!); lots of entertaining at home with her husband Steve; tending to her flower beds which has a very therapeutic and beautiful effect