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International President's Circle
Certified Residential Specialist® (CRS), Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI)
More about Rod Helm
Rod believes in the importance of the emotional investment that homes have for people. He strives to ensure that his clients stay true to themselves and to their needs. Rod also believes strongly that the 'right house' can bring a lot of happiness and works hard to find that connection for his clients.
Our business philosophy is simple: We strive to deliver a positive experience for every customer. This is accomplished through the collaborative efforts of the many members of our team who are dedicated to the success of your housing transaction. We’ve been getting high marks from our home buying and selling customers in Minnesota and western Wisconsin since we opened for business in the 1970s. It is our plan to continue this tradition. We look forward to serving you.
Coldwell Banker Burnet has always led the way in emerging real estate technologies. As a home buying or selling customer, you can be confident that we will employ the most current technological tools to successfully market your home and make your home search an efficient process. This includes our proprietary HomeQuest property search software program, our Home InfoLine interactive voice response system that allows consumers 24-hour access to information on all Coldwell Banker Burnet single-family residential properties and our robust Internet marketing presence.
Rod Helm has been representing his clients' interests in the purchase and sale of real estate since 1991. With a thorough understanding of the complexity of the marketplace and of the real estate transaction, Rod has successfully guided hundreds of satisfied clients through what is typically the most important financial investment of their lives. Rod believes in the importance of the emotional investment that homes have for people. He strives to ensure that his clients stay true to themselves and to their needs. Rod also believes strongly that the "right house" can bring a lot of happiness and works hard to find that connection for his clients.
Over the years Rod has established a team of talented people to address the needs of his clients, ranging from lending and inspection, to getting a room painted yesterday. Working with the team approach, Rod is able to resolve most situations quickly and successfully, keeping his client's transaction on track.
Rod brings to the real estate business a broad skill set. Prior to real estate, Rod was a design engineer with Honeywell and has a degree in Aerospace Engineering. Rod also owns and manages investment real estate and is a co-owner in Bridge Street Homes, Inc., a boutique in-fill development company specializing in classically styled luxury home construction.
Rod believes in service to his industry. Highlights of his service include selection as the 2015 Minnesota Realtor of the Year and the 2014 President of the Minnesota Association of Realtors (MNAR), a 17,000 member trade association. Other industry leadership roles include: Director (2014), Board of Directors, National Association of Realtors (NAR), Current Member, NAR’s Professional Standards Committee; Current Member, NAR’s Finance and Housing Committee; Current member NAR’s RPAC Major Investor Committee; Current Chair, MNAR Strategic Thinking Committee; Past Director, Board of Directors for the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR); Current Director, Board of Directors MNAR, Past Treasurer, MNAR and previous President (2014) and President-Elect (MNAR) He also has served a number of terms on the MAAR’s legislative impact committee and has been the past Chairperson of the MNAR’s Professional Standards committee, which is a 200 person committee that has ethics oversight and arbitration responsibilities for the state of Minnesota.
Rod holds the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation, the Graduate of Real Institute (GRI) Designation, and the CB Burnet President's Circle Designation. Rod has been selected as a Super Agent for 13 Consecutive Years ('03 - '15) by Mpls/St.Paul Magazine.
Education & Awards
Rod is the 2015 MN Realtor of the Year, an honor that only one Realtor out of Minnesota's 17,500 Realtors are awarded each year. Rod holds the Coldwell Banker Burnet President's Elite designation and has been selected as a Super Agent by the Mpls/St.Paul Magazine for 2003-2015 (13 years).
Rod holds a degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Minnesota, 1988.
Since 1973, our firm has been guided by a set of principles. Over the years, they have been modified to reflect a changing environment, but the basic mission has remained the same. Our Mission is to create and promote: Positive experiences for our customers and communities, Opportunities for personal growth, Change and innovation, and A fun, fulfilling and respectful environment.