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Meet Brace Helgeson

Meet Brace Helgeson

Brace has distinguished himself as a leader in residential sales since 1983. In his 33 year career he has sold over a billion in sales and has successfully moved more than 3,000 families. He has achieved the status of being the #2 Home Seller in the Twin Cities for Coldwell Banker Burnet 2008, 2009 & 2010, proving in good markets as well as down markets his systems and team will get your home sold. Specializing in the cities of Eden Prairie, Chanhassen, Minnetonka, Chaska & Victoria and West Bloomington, Brace's team offers 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 Instititute, GRI
  • Accredited Buyer Representative, ABR
  • President's Elite Circle since 1993
  • Certified Distressed Property Expert, CDPE
  • ESA, ERC
  • Relocation Specialist - Cartus Certified
  • Short Sales
  • Foreclosures

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.

Business Philosophy

Our business philosophy is simple: We strive to deliver a positive experience for every customer. This is accomplished through the collaborative efforts of the members of our group who are dedicated to the success of your housing transaction.

Education & Awards

Brace Helgeson Group Highlights

  • #1 Home Seller for all companies in Eden Prairie every year since 1995.
  • One of the Top 3 Producers in the Twin Cities at Coldwell Banker Burnet for the Past 5 Years
  • 100% Club, Coldwell Banker Burnet
  • #216 Nationally Ranked Real Estate Team by the Wall Street Journal in 2014


Our cutting edge web design and highly developed Search Engine Optimization (SEO) allow us to gather numerous buyer leads, frequently resulting in a private showing at our own property listings. We match buyers with their new homes ahead of the rest of the market!

The Helgeson/Platzke team uses the latest technology to market your home. 

We invest in:

  • Premium positioning on real estate websites such as coldwellbankerhomes, Zillow, Trulia,,
  • Numerous branded websites
  • Multiple landing/blind website url's
  • SEO and Pay per click advertising
  • An automated phone forwarding system that allows incoming calls to reach our team members in seconds

We also invest in marketing your home in traditional methods including:

  • Brochures
  • Postcards
  • eNewsletters
  • Newspaper
  • And many more tactics

Services Available

Brace specializes in:

  • Seller Representation
  • Buyer Representation
  • Relocation
  • Distressed Properties