If buying or selling a home is part of your dreams for 2023, it’s essential for you to understand today’s housing market, define your goals, and work with industry experts to bring your homeownership vision for the new year into focus.
Karen Zell-Verhelst- Helping You on the Move
The Homes and Lakeshore brand has a strong history in helping first time home buyers in Fergus Falls, and those buying and selling lakeshore and other property in the region. Homes and Lakeshore consistently ranks high in real estate sales for the 6-state North Central region.
Growing up on the lake, Karen Zell-Verhelst is an expert on our lakeshore communities, finding just the right fit for those desiring the lakes lifestyle. Or, when it is time to find a first home, move up to a larger home or help empty nesters downsize, you can rely on Karen’s dedication and follow-through.
Recently Karen made an important move to Trilogy Real Estate, a company built on the values of Community, Contribution and Collaboration. “A thriving community is what sustains business so it is vital to give back to the areas we serve,” Karen says. “A portion of each agent’s fees to Trilogy are retained and then donated to the charity or service group of our choice. I also greatly appreciate the third value of Trilogy- the entire group of agents that I work with believe in helping each other and collaborating together. Trilogy clients have an advantage when the whole team supports them.”
Whether introducing your family to a new community, or providing a free, comprehensive evaluation of your current home value, Karen’s collaborative approach, decades of experience and professional marketing support helps clients make a move with maximum peace of mind.
From Veterans or first time home buyers to seasoned buyers, sellers and investors, Karen takes great pride in relationships building and always works relentlessly on the client’s behalf to help them achieve their real estate goals.
Extremely experienced agents that immediately brought buyers to our home.
Karen is an extremely experienced agent that immediately brought buyers to our home. The listing photography was amazing. The team was patient with our many questions. The results? We accepted an offer within two weeks of listing. Karen even provided us with a free moving trailer!
Experts in navigating the ups and downs of home-buying.
We are so pleased with our experience as first-time homebuyers. Homes and Lakeshore was incredibly active in the pursuit to find the home that truly fit us, being flexible in accommodating our work schedules. We were often one of the first to see a new listing, adding to our success in closing on our home.
Professional service in every way. Highly recommend.
The Homes and Lakeshore team gave us competent and truthful assistance in determining our listing price and expertly negotiated with the buyer. No expense was spared on our listing, including outstanding photos inside and out by a professional photographer with a drone, distributing the listing to multiple sources and providing us regular updates.
Best experience selling and buying a lake home
Very professional, knowledgeable, and caring! Best experience we have ever had selling a lake home other than the purchase of out present lake home which by the way we bought through the Homes and Lakeshore team as well!
Made buying a home seamless
The Homes and Lakeshore team is able to vocalize the specifics and details of real estate in greater Minnesota. Making it a point to know their clients ensures homes we considered aligned with our needs, interests, price range and stage of life. We give them the highest recommendation possible.
Excellent reputation in area real estate
The Verhelst’s worked hard on our behalf to get our house sold quickly and at a very good price. They know how to stage a house, ensure great photography, and have contractor contacts for any issues. They have an excellent reputation in the area that they have built over the past couple of decades. We … Continued
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