Would you like to buy a new home, or first home, this year? Getting your finances into shape and a couple other key strategies will help you improve your home-buying odds. It's a competitive market, so do everything you can to come out on top.
Get To Know Tom Verhelst and Karen Zell
Consistently ranked as a top team for units sold in North Central Region (MN, WI, N & S Dakota, Montana and Wyoming). Tom is an authority in helping first time home buyers in Fergus Falls, MN and the surrounding area. When it is time to move up to a larger home or help empty nesters downsize, we are your team! Karen is also an expert in lake shore properties in the region.
We work together to help you through one of the biggest decisions in your life- buying or selling a home- with the maximum peace of mind. Whether introducing your family to a new community, or providing a free, comprehensive evaluation of your current home value, our team approach, combined with decades of experience and professional marketing support, help make happy clients.
We understand that buying or selling a home is more than just a transaction: it’s a life-changing experience. That’s why along with our experienced team we are dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized service for all of our clients. From Veterans or first time home buyers to seasoned buyers, sellers and investors, we take great pride in the relationships we build and always work relentlessly on the client’s behalf to help them achieve their real estate goals.
Tom and Karen are extremely experienced agents that immediately brought buyers to our home.
Tom and Karen are extremely experienced agents that immediately brought buyers to our home. The listing photography was amazing. They were patient with our many questions. The results? We accepted an offer within two weeks of listing. Tom and Karen even provided us with a free moving trailer!
We couldn't be more thankful for Tom's expertise and guidance in navigating the ups and downs of home-buying.
We are so pleased with our experience as first-time homebuyers with Tom. He was incredibly active in his pursuit to find the home that truly fit us. He was flexible in accommodating our work schedules and was incredibly quick at arranging showings so that we were often one of the first potential buyers to evaluate … Continued
A professional broker in every way. Highly recommend.
A professional broker in every way. Highly recommend. Gave us competent and truthful assistance in determining our listing price and negotiated the terms we wanted with the buyer. Recommended a competent and inexpensive person to fix our radon problem. He spared no expense in our listing putting it on multiple sources and furnished us weekly … Continued
Quickly See How the Market is Doing
Be in the know and find out what is going on in the Otter Tail County Housing Market and surrounding area. Find out if it’s currently a buyer’s or seller’s market with up to date information about the trends going on in West Central Minnesota. We update this report monthly!
Featured Articles and Posts
Real estate trends have been a bit unexpected, starting with the pandemic, and continuing through 2021. While there was early caution over COVID-19 slowing real estate activity, demand in many communities has risen. At the same time, economic uncertainty kept many homeowners in place, especially those that refinanced with historically low interest rates, creating a…
When the home buying process gets to the point of a serious offer, it is kind of an exciting thrill ride of ups and downs until closing. One of the big variables that can throw a monkey wrench in the works is when the appraisal comes in lower than the accepted offer. This can leave…