Tom is extremely knowledgeable about the Fergus Falls housing market. Every house he took us to he let us know about the heating or electrical or plumbing conditions and would answer our questions before we would even ask them! I would highly recommend Tom to handle your realty needs. He’s been in the business for, what … 40 years? He knows what he’s talking about after 2600 or so houses sold!
We would highly recommend Tom for your real estate needs. He is very knowledgeable in the local market, as well as surrounding areas. He is honest and does not over inflate the market value of your home to get a listing. He advised us on how to prepare our home for selling, along with input from his wife, Karen, who is also in the business. We bought our new home through her as she specializes in lakeshore. The team is a great advantage because if one if them is busy, the other can easily and efficiently step in to do whatever needs to be done. Tom was very responsive to questions, feedback on showings, and anything related to our listing. When we had some difficulty with a sale, he was on our side and helped us through further negotiations. We were very pleased with the services Tom provided and would use him again when the need arises!
We were looking for a realtor to help our elderly parents sell their home when they decided to move into a senior living apartment. The date when our parents could move into their new apartment was October 1 and one of our concerns was getting the home ready to put on the market and also getting it priced correctly for the market with the hope that we could get it sold in a timely manner to avoid maintaining the property through the winter. When we talked with several friends from the area about who would be the best person with the experience in the area to help us price correctly and prepare the property for sale Tom Verhelst was who was recommended and after meeting with him we were convinced he was the right person. We accepted an offer the first week in November at a price we were very pleased with. It was a very professional and easy home selling experience.
Very knowledgeable and professional. He responded with updates on showings, answered our questions, and kept us informed. Very pleasant to work with.
Tom Verhelst helped my 89 year old mother sell her farm site that had been in our family for well over a hundred years. Tom is very personable and helped us with all our needs/concerns and treated us with great respect. He is a very knowledgeable and professional realtor and we recommend calling him first for any realty needs!
Tom guided me through the process of replotting my property to allow for the sale of a prime lake lot. His presentations from beginning to final closing were highly professional. He answered questions openly and honestly. The results were very positive. I am fortunate to have retained him as my realtor.
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!
Tom is a real pro: experienced, knowledgeable, and highly professional. From our very first contact several months before launching our sales process, he gave us valuable insight on the market and how our home fit within the overall inventory available. His advice during our negotiations with our ultimate buyers resulted in both a fair price and a friendly introduction to the family that bought our home. We would recommend Tom to anyone.
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.
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 refer others to them often!