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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 would like to thank you for selling our home. We were very pleased with the outcome.
All of you were a pleasure to work with. You were responsive and professional. We are very satisfied customers.
We wish you the best of continued success!

John & Kris Flesch

Our home was premarketed well to quickly identify potential buyers. We had an offer within one day our listing went live. Ryan has a complete team that assists with everything from staging to final close and is personally involved with the process as well. He is available to answer questions and follows up on calls well. We have friends that have had similar great experiences as well.
Greg Parish

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

We had a good experience with Ryan during what can be a stressful time. Ryan helped walk us through our transaction and held our hand a bit when we needed it. Ryan was very knowledgeable and we felt he knew our area very well. I would recommend Ryan to anyone ( especially to those in the Eden Prairie and other Southwest Metro areas).
Todd Hanneman

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

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 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

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

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

I met Ryan after my house was on the market with a previous realtor for several months. I was discouraged, confused and strapped with a high mortgage after my divorce. Ryan stepped in and saved the day! He was very patient, knowledgeable about the industry and had all the right networking mechanisms in place. He worked extremely hard to sell my house which was poorly marketed initially and on top of that the market had just spiraled downward. This was a very emotional time in my life as I had already built another home but could not move in until the current home sold. One month prior to my house selling I lost my newly built home to a non-contingent buyer. The kids and I were devastated! Ryan pulled through again. He found us a beautiful home in the same development with even more up-grades than the house we built. This would not have been possible had it not been for Ryan’s excellent negotiating skills! Ryan is an exceptional realtor and with his wonderful staff behind him there is no team more qualified to handle your real estate transactions! Hire the best first. Hire Ryan!
Lynn Gilbert

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

We have had the unique opportunity to utilize Ryan in two relocations, both moving to Minnesota and out of Minnesota. Ryan’s enthusiasm, professionalism and attention to detail made the sometimes stressful selling and buying experience much less daunting than it would have been without his help. In buying a new property, he was very observant to our wants and needs, previewed properties and didn’t waste our relocation weekends showing us homes we wouldn’t be interested in. He has the great ability to understand quickly what we liked or disliked, and offered a professional opinion instead of not really having much to say, as many brokers do. He has up-to-date and in-depth knowledge of the local real estate market. As far as selling our home, Ryan’s sales strategies have been very helpful to us and has given us confidence in the decisions we are making to sell our home.
Larry and Colleen Caplan

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 loved having Ryan as our Realtor. He has helped us to purchase two homes, and each process was truly enjoyable. His professionalism and knowledge of the real estate business are beyond superior, we always felt as though he was genuinely happy to make time for us. We appreciated his prompt communication, and the time he took to be sure our questions were fully answered and understood. He continually impressed us by overstepping the traditional responsibilities of a Realtor, and not letting us settle for homes that were less than perfect. Most importantly, we were consistently surprised by his intuitiveness! He truly knew what we wanted, and needed, better than we did. Simply put, Ryan is amazing. He the ONLY Realtor we will ever use, or recommend.
Matt and Dana Dolan

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

Ryan is a great realtor. His skills and abilities, combined with his focus on customer needs, made the most of our time and money on the purchase of our new home. And when we have referred him to others, they have also reported positive experiences. We trust him whenever the subject of real estate comes up.
Jeff and Geneva Sorum

Ryan helped us sell our home in early 2015. We were under a tight timeline and he helped us price our home appropriately so that we were able to get good traffic in the winter months. He also actively marketed the home to realtors and maintained consistent dialogue with (potentially) interested parties. We ended up with multiple offers on our home within 2 months of listing and w/Ryan's negotiation skills we are confident that we received the best price for our home. We closed within 3 months of listing. Overall, very positive experience working with Ryan and would recommend him to other homeowners looking to sell!
Abigail Schuler

My wife and I were in a major time crunch to get our home sold because our new home was built ahead of schedule. We needed someone with area expertise and the ability to move quickly. Our mortgage broker recommended that we contact Ryan. After a brief discussion, he was ready to get the home listed. It was photographed, staged and ready for sale within a few short days. AND he had it sold within a few weeks! We were able to make it into our new home on time without having to move twice because of Ryan. We couldn't be happier
Ryan Mason

I have purchased 4 homes and my experience with Ryan was the best, bar none. From the moment I contacted Ryan until the closing of my home he was a pleasure to work with. Actually more than that. Ryan was a source of information and support. He kept in regular but unintrusive contact and allowed me to process all the options that were presented to me. When life got in the way and provided more than the usual amount of stress he was always available with a ready ear or email but always maintained a professional relationship. I could not have anticipated or asked for a better realtor. He never once tried to persuade me to purchase a home I felt was out of my comfort zone, even though I had qualified for a larger mortgage. I found this reassuring and only added to his professionalism. To top it all off, my kids (ages 4 and 6) adored him. This made going to his office and home shopping easier and more enjoyable. I would not hesitate to recommend Ryan Platzke to anyone in need of a realtor. His experience in navigating the real estate maze was superior. I am grateful that Ryan was by my side.
Kelly Boss