Husband and wife team Tom Verhelst and Karen Zell work seamlessly with clients to provide an added level of support to every transaction- or as Karen likes to say, two for the price of one! With a wealth of real estate experience, Tom specializes in first homes, move up purchases, finding the ideal retirement spot, recreation or investment property. With an extensive local business background, Karen is able to tap into her wide social and business contacts and specializes in lakeshore properties throughout Otter Tail County. Both of are very familiar with all of the towns and rural areas in West Central Minnesota, including Fergus Falls, Dalton, Underwood, Battle Lake, Vining, Henning, Otter Tail, Perham, Pelican Rapids, Erhard, and Elizabeth.

Community Involvement

We believe that everyone deserves a decent place to live. To help make this a reality, we participate on the board of the Fergus Falls Area Habitat for Humanity. Helping communities thrive is done through our actions. We are active in many events and organizations, including collecting donations for our local food banks, membership in Fergus Falls Sertoma Club, focused on issues relating to hearing loss & impairment, and Zion Luthern Church.

Veterans Benefit AssociationWe are honored to support our Veterans and their families obtain the dream of home ownership, as members of the Veterans Advocacy & Benefits Association. A member-driven organization, VABA connects our military community with the best of those that honor and serve them.