15244 State Hwy. 371 / Baxter, MN 56425 / PH: 218-829-6233 / FAX: 218-829-0097 / info@Lakehome.com
Nelson Torfin Real Estate Group
Serving the Lakes area with integrity since 1979.
Positive Realty was founded with a different goal in
mind; to create a family environment where all team
members support each other. Adopting this
philosophy has allowed us to better serve our clients
with a wealth of shared knowledge and experience.
Positive Realty truly is a unique company.
Mission: To continue to foster long-term
relationships through trust and integrity.
Clint Nelson – began his real estate career in 1976. For
this market he has assembled some of the finest sales talent in Minnesota and it is just
what the doctor ordered. " I love doing what others can't or are unwilling
to do. It makes it fun to go to work and our clients love our
enthusiasm." "Our job is a
people business, it is all about the people, their family, their hope, and
their dreams and we take it very seriously."
As a past president of the Brainerd Lakes Area
Development Corp (BLADC) he has worked to bring better jobs to the area . In 2006 Clint received the coveted 100%
satisfaction rating (Diamond Award).
Clint’s experience in all facets of real estate,
including financing, appraising, sales, leasing and development, provides him
with the ability to go beyond what is expected from an agent.
An avid fisherman and outdoorsman, Clint also appreciates the recreational
opportunities the Brainerd area provides.
He has contributed to the community through development, as a sales
agent and through volunteer work providing a better place to live and raise a
Jeff Torfin 2011 Realtor of the Year
Torfin 2011 Realtor of the Year
Jeff Torfin – was born
and raised in the Brainerd Lakes Area. As a successful Real Estate professional
for the since 1999, Jeff has been involved in hundreds of residential and
commercial Real Estate transactions as well as numerous exclusive
residential and commercial
With being involved is most of the high end
transactions on Gull Lake Jeff has a wide range experience for higher end
sellers or buyers on lake properties.
Jeff also has the record price sale on Gull Lake
at $3.5 million to date.
Jeff’s involvement in single-family home sales has been extensive,
including teaching “Home Stretch” classes for Central Minnesota Housing
Partnership in Crow Wing, Morrison and Aitkin counties. This experience has
given Jeff the opportunity to work with future homeowners, teaching them the
basics of homeownership. Jeff
also teaches the basics of purchasing a home using all types of lending
With Jeff’s experience and contacts, he is able to utilize these
programs for the benefit of his clients. From single-family homes to
multi-million dollar properties, Jeff has the knowledge and skill required to
represent his client’s best interest.
Jeff Torfin is a well-respected business professional and
a down to earth person who is a leader in his field. His experience, easy-to work-with
personality, and positive attitude offer his clients honest and outstanding
Andy Hayes – is another lifelong Brainerd Lakes Area
resident. Born and raised in Baxter, his only time out of the area was while
attending college at the University of North Dakota. After earning a Bachelors
degree in business administration, he returned home to start a career.
Andy has always had a very strong interest in real estate,
so becoming a Realtor was an obvious choice. Having the opportunity to work
with a group of established professionals in a busy marketplace gives him not
only the resources to handle all types of transactions, but also the experience
necessary to make sure that they are handled with care, professionalism, and
above all else, excellent service.
Having been in the real estate business since 2006, Andy has
been involved in several multi-million dollar transactions, including the
largest sale to date on Gull Lake at $3.5 million.
Andy’s extensive local knowledge and contacts make him a
valuable asset to the team. He is active in the community through the Brainerd
Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce, spends time in the winter volunteering at Mt.
Ski Gull teaching skiing to 6th grade students from across the
region, and is involved in several other charitable endeavors throughout the
year. Andy has also served as a Director and President Elect of the Greater
Lakes Multiple Listing Service.
Being an avid golfer and outdoorsman, the Brainerd Lakes
Area is a perfect place to call home.
Brad VanVickle - brings over
30 years of sales, marketing, and sales management experience to assist his
clients with all their Real Estate needs.
He is proud that his clients have trusted him in making major purchase
decisions for over 30 years. He always
approaches every client with the same philosophy: Honesty & Integrity above all else. When you work with Brad you are working with
a professional who takes the time to really understand your needs and unique
circumstances. Then, he will do
everything possible to accomplish YOUR objectives.
Brad was born and raised in the beautiful Brainerd Lakes Area. He has been married to his wife LaVonne for
over 30 years and has two children, A.J. and Valerie. He enjoys tinkering with old cars, hunting,
riding motorcycle and most of all, assisting his clients.
Brad’s strong reputation in this market plus many, many contacts developed
over his many years in sales add up to a huge benefit for his clients. His goal is to provide the absolute best in
service to his clients.
Tim Nelson – From fishing to skiing on Gull Lake
and many of the surrounding bodies of water, Tim has spent his life enjoying
what the Brainerd Area has to offer. After graduating from Brainerd High School
he spent time in Duluth
receiving a Bachelor’s degree from University Minnesota Duluth. With his
schooling in the rearview mirror, Tim is now enthusiastically tackling his
dream of selling real estate with the Nelson Torfin Group.
Full of excitement and drive to excel in his
career, Tim is taking on all that he can and enjoys where he is headed. His
dedication to a job well done shows through in his transactions - his past
clients will attest to that. At the end of the day, it’s about doing what’s
right, understanding the market, and representing your client’s best interest.
“A person’s good reputation in
priceless; it is not something that can be purchased, it is something that is
earned by taking the time to do what is right.”