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 thru Tom 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.
Tom made the transitions of selling and buying a home seamless. In selling our home he made sure all aspects of the presentation of our home was complete and appealing to a potential buyer. Communications from Tom were concise and immediate as he answered our questions, sent us texts detailing how a showing went or gave us information to move forward with a sale. Tom understands and is able to vocalize the specifics and details of real estate in greater Minnesota. Making it a point to know his clients ensures homes we considered aligned with our needs, interests, price range and stage of life. Typically, people don’t need a realtor frequently, but when they do, they should enlist Tom Verhelst for the professional route to buying or selling a home. Mark and Sandy Kitzman give him the highest recommendation possible.
Tom and his wife, Karen, both worked hard on our behalf to get our house sold quickly and at a very good price. When an issue arose that could have become a barrier, Tom acted quickly and stayed on top of things to make sure the sale went through as soon as possible. His knowledge of what to do and who needed to do certain things was extremely helpful. They know how to stage a house, take great photos, and have an excellent reputation in the area that they have built over the past couple of decades. We referred others to Tom before we had even worked with him ourselves, and he did a great job for our friends, too.
Tom has a wealth of knowledge in the Real Estate business in general, and the local market as well. His attention to detail allows for a much easier and less stressful experience whether buying or selling your home. Tom sticks to the facts and is very reliable, I highly recommend him to anyone buying or selling.