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Brace Helgeson
Contact Information:
Office: 952-974-3466
Text Message: 612-310-4300
Brace has distinguished himself as a leader in residential sales since 1983. In his 35 year career he has over 1.5 BILLION in sales and has successfully moved more than 6,500 families. His team has been the #1 Home Seller in Eden Prairie since 1995. Brace specializes in the cities of Eden Prairie, Chanhassen, Minnetonka, Chaska, Victoria and West Bloomington. However, the team covers the entire metro area.

Brace and his team offer an aggressive, cutting-edge marketing system for sellers and the very latest in home search techniques to advise buyers of the newest homes to the market.

Industry Achievements:
-Certified Residential Specialist, CRS
-Graduate of REALTOR Institute, GRI
-Accredited Buyer Representative, ABR
-Coldwell Banker Burnet President's Elite Circle since 1993
-Certified Distressed Property Expert, CDPE
-Relocation Specialist
-Short Sales

Brace's community involvement includes:
-Former co-chair of Inner City Tennis Foundation, on the board since 1992
-Former #1 player for University of Minnesota Tennis Team
-University of Minnesota Tennis Booster
-Involved in American Cancer Society and Relay for Life fundraiser

Client Reviews

We decided to work with Brace to sell our home based on his reputation as being Eden Prairie's #1 Homeseller since 1995 and his team delivered beyond our expectations. Brace had our home under contract within one week of listing it on the market. Brace provided excellent advice on the list price ("Price right and hold tight"!) and suggested some cosmetic changes that made our house very attractive to potential buyers. Brace's excellent marketing strategy ensured everyone looking for a home in our area knew about our property, which resulted in 27 showings in one week! In addition to getting the house under contract, Brace's entire team ensured that the full process up through closing went smoothly. We didn't have one delay and the house closed in 6 weeks from the day the contract was ratified. If you are looking for a professional team that will partner with you to sell your home quickly, then contact Brace today."

– Audra Faiola & Alex Martin

We sold our home with Brace in 60 days, when we received the first offer from our Buyer. Brace and his team were a true asset in pricing our home right, in making the key advantages of our home be noticed by buyers throughout the marketing materials,and in the ensuing negotiation after we received the offer. Brace knows Eden Prairie inside and out, and better than any other Realtor. He understood that this one was the offer, and prepared us to position the negotiation to maximize our revenue. We will say it again.. if your property is in the southwest metro, look no further! We do unconditionally recommend Brace and his team to anyone selling a home here. Thanks Brace!

– Jorge & Stella Fernandez

I've done real estate all my life, and finding the right price is critical in selling a house. It was helpful to have Brace there to go through that with me and give me his counsel along the way. I didn't necessarily want to hear about the price of my house going down, but he delivered it as objectively as he could. Once I started getting offers, I was glad I had Brace representing me. His expertise in going through the process, talking it through with me, and handling the negotiations, was a huge support.

– Tom Siefert

I would just like to take this moment to thank you and your staff for all of the wonderful help and support you gave to us on the sale of our home. We knew we had selected the right Agent to get this thing done. By the way, we were surprised to see how close the financial appraisal was to the actual sale price. We would have been in a world of hurt had we kept the price at our earlier levels. Thanks for the sage advice! You have earned every penny of your commission!

– Nancy & Tom Jared

Brace Helgeson sells houses under $300K? We didn't know! Brace has a strong brand in EP but we almost didn't call him as we thought he only handled high end houses. We had 3 Realtors out to look at our EP house in Jan 2012 and went with Brace due to his strong reputation and expertise in the area. During the tough housing market the past 2 years, we felt we needed someone with this level of expertise to sell our home. We had it picture perfect and priced right. Brace's team capitalized on this and had it sold in basically a weekend with pre-listing marketing. We also had friends we referred to Brace who were overwhelmed with the amount of work to be done on their house in order to even list it. Brace sent his team in and had it ready to list within a month. We would strongly recommend using Brace and his team!

– Julie and Steve Melbye

I am very lucky to have worked with everyone on your team and appreciate all that everyone did to sell my house. Thanks Again!!

– Pat Samstad

I really appreciated Brace's marketing ability and his command of the Internet. Brace really did his homework and they did a very thorough job. It took a little time to sell the house, but we had far more showings and we generated more interest than the previous year. Ultimately we were able to sell the house and we actually bought a smaller house through Brace as well.

– Dick Kluge

My experience with The Brace Helgeson Group has always been pleasant. I've been using them for about five months and they've been very helpful and professional. I think it's very important to have a good Realtor when selling your house, that's key. The Brace Helgeson Group is professional and helpful!

– C.K. Lam

By the way, the house looks awesome with all your suggestions completed. The paint both up and downstairs is amazing. You are a Pro. . .

– Mark Erickson

Brace, thanks for taking the time to talk to us after the closing. We appreciated the chance to discuss the sales process face to face. I would not hesitate to recommend your team to anyone.

– Dave Murphy

Many thanks to you and your team. You, Cindy and Tiffini were great to work with. As I have always known, but sometimes forget, it always pays to go with the best, and you and your team are THE BEST. Thanks again.

– Gary & Laurel Pennebaker

You and your team were fabulous to work with over the past 6 months. We'd recommend you guys to others in a heartbeat!

– Henry Chang

We would like to thank you and your group for making our move a positive experience. We appreciate all the time you spent assisting us in finding the home that fits our needs. Being new to the process, it was wonderful to work with someone possessing such great expertise. He was always available when we had questions or concerns. We will definitely be referring family and friends to your group.

Thanks again for everything.

– Chad Lawrence

In what is obviously a tough current housing market, the Brace Helgeson Group successfully sold our Eden Prairie home in only 33 days. Brace himself accurately predicted the top single thing we needed to do to sell our porperty in his first three minutes visiting the house. Ryan Platzke found us our new Eden Prairie home in less than ten showings. Their personal attention to our needs and their staff's service was top notch throughout the buy/sell process. Well done!

– Bob & Molly