We had the opportunity to work with Mike Wiltse in our search for family cabin/hunting land. I can’t emphasize enough how amazing and how thorough and helpful he is! Mike went out of his way to dig into county regulations and research to ensure we were getting what we were looking for. Being new to buying land we had many questions and he was extremely responsive and patient in answering and explaining everything to us. He is also very knowledgeable on what to look for in a good hunting property and helped us understand the tradeoffs of certain habitat and locations in conjunction with what fit our budget and balancing of what we wanted in family get-away that had decent hunting. Go with Mike for your next hunting and/or cabin get-away, you will not regret it!
Scott Nelson did a great job getting my property up in Douglas County Wisconsin sold. If you’re looking for a solid, dependable, hard-working realtor or real estate firm up in the Great Lakes and hot-dish heartland, Scott and Timber Ghost Realty are your go-to guys and gals. Many thanks! Jim Bush, Boulder, Colorado
Just over a year and a half ago I bought a farm just outside Moose Lake. When I walked the farm in March before buying it I saw no turkey tracks and only one to two sets of deer tracks in the snow. I knew the deer were around just the farm had no food on it. We planted a couple good plots last year and had some success.
This year I set out with a goal of harvesting a spring turkey, bear, fall turkey and a deer on my land.
With a lot of hard work on habitat this spring and summer I was able to achieve my goal and so much more. Spending time with my family, kids, wife and neighbors has been the real joy of this place.
Thanks Mike Wiltse for your help finding our dream property!
Scott Nelson with Timber Ghost Realty was a real pleasure to work with. He communicated with me regularly and responded promptly to text messages and emails. From the beginning to the end he did a great job advertising my property, negotiating with the prospective buyer’s agents and finally closing the deal at the table. I highly recommend Scott Nelson for your real estate needs.
Jay & Josie Gikas
I wanted to take a quick moment to let you know the great job that Peter Larsen recently did on selling our house. From start to finish he was outstanding. He gave us feedback of how the house would show, reviewed pricing, and gave us feedback on where to set it at. He was extremely responsive on anything that was needed but also let us make the decisions that we wanted. Our House went on the market and 5 days later we had closed at over the asking price. He assisted with anything we needed after the inspection and was there for us during the closing. He was knowledgeable, helpful, professional, and a great partner! I would use him again the next time I am selling/buying in MN. Thank you for bringing him on to your team! He is a great asset and a true professional!
Jay & Josie Gikas
We just wanted to thank you and Max for assisting in the sale of our land in Buyck. Max did a great job, his follow-up and promptness were exceptional and he made sure all went smoothly. He is a huge asset to your team.
Jay & Josie Gikas
Our story is one of principal. We had chosen Mike Wiltse of Timber Ghost to handle our transaction. Mike suggested on how the market was how we should attack our venture. Not being of a home selling background, we told Mike to do what he thought was the best way to go about it. We only asked one thing from Mike. We didn’t want to be homeless in the end knowing how the market was at the present time. We found a house that interested us and we went after it. We went in contingent on the deal. After the selling party signed on our offer, we went forward. Mike controlled the entire deal with the other agent. He had the home inspection done asap. After the report we found some work that needed to be done to make the place livable. The other agent was pushing to have Mike put our house on the market. Mike knew our our house would sell quickly. He refused to put our house up until we had a signed purchase agreement. After a painstaking process of asking them to repair a very minimal amount of broken or nonfunctional items, Mike had suggested that we needed to know deep down if this was the house we wanted. Advising that the situation we were in was uncomfortable and odd to him. He was just was unsure of the future of this purchase. He told us that so much can go wrong from here. We chose to cancel our offer. Our house was saved because Mike never put us on the market. He protected us from homelessness to the best of his abilities. We couldn’t have more respect for Mike to not throw us out on the street. Mike put our wishes before a paycheck. Timber Ghost will be our Realtors for life. Thank You Mike!
Mark & Bridget Masanz
Steve helped sell my parents property and we just went through the closing from hell. Steve has been a rock for us through the whole process with continual updates and encouragement. He is phenominal! We’ve dealt with other realtors through the years but Steve outshines them all and we feel blessed to have been lucky for his expertise and guidance. Timber Ghost has a real gem in Steve Carney and we just wanted to make sure the “powers that be”” are aware of this! Thank you for Steve Carney! He will be getting all of our business from now on!
Gloria & Mark Blomstrand
Thank you for your help. This was a smooth and quick transaction. I would definitely refer your company to others. You delivered as advertised. Wishing you well.
Lee C. Johnson
Dave [Mathes] will work hard to give you the best service possible. I am very impressed with Dave and will use him again on future real estate transactions. We had five great offers in less than a week. Closing transaction was a smooth process.
My brother and I were very pleased with your service as a Real Estate Agent [Dave Mathes] for Timber Ghost Reality. You are as good as they get when it comes down to professionalism with a friendly, personal touch. Although closing the deal was not a smooth process due to the seller’s agent. We had complete trust in you because you worked tirelessly to look after every detail and delivered more than you promised. You were extremely patient and very willing to go the extra mile to get us into the property of our dreams. We would not hesitate to highly recommend you to anyone looking for a dedicated and professional real estate agent. Sincerely, Ka Yang
Rick Nelson was our agent for some acreage near St. Croix Falls. I wanted to let you know we were extremely well represented. His guidance through a couple of not-so-great offers was greatly appreciated and on-the-money. We eventually got an outstanding offer and from there all went swimmingly.
Kent & Sally
St. Croix Falls
I just wanted to write and let you know that our experience with Rick Nelson in our recent real estate transaction was excellent. Very friendly and professional and easy to work with. From Bank Relationships for financing, to completing the transaction, this was a very satisfying experience. We love our new property and look forward to many years of fun thanks to your team.
James & Sarah
St. Croix Falls
Thanks to Mike Law and Jim Nelson at Timber Ghost Realty for selling a portion of my Wisconsin hunting property. The property had previously been listed with a different broker/agent for several years without as much as an offer. After speaking with Mike I felt confident that he would be diligent in his efforts to advertise and sell the property at a price that I was comfortable with and that is in fact what happened. The consistent line of communication keeping me updated on the status of potential buyers was appreciated. When Mike was not available he arranged for Jim to assist in order to provided a contact option at all times throughout the process. I definitely felt that Mike and Jim were on my side. Should I sell property in the future I would surely not hesitate to list again with TG Realty.
Retired Law Enforcement Officer
We have used Timber Ghost Realty twice in the last six months; once to sell a property and then again to buy. Their knowledge of the area I was looking and expertise in hunting property is an unbeatable combination. Our agent, Rick “Swampfox” Nelson’s contacts and experience allowed us to get a very fair price for the property we sold, and then turn around and find the perfect piece for our family. Working with their title company on transactions, I don’t believe it could go any smoother. If you are in the market, I highly recommend Jim Nelson and his team at Timber Ghost Realty. They truly to go the extra mile.
Mark & Bonnie A.
Just a quick note to say thank you to Rick Nelson and Timber Ghost. Rick did a great job selling our family farm. We had a couple issues and Rick did everything in a timely professional manner and he sold it in a week at our asking price. Thank you so much.
Randy Brown & family
Jim Nelson, the owner of Timber Ghost Realty assisted me with the purchase of a cabin in Mora. I was so happy with Jim’s service that I also used him to help me with the purchase a new home in Forest Lake. I would highly recommend him for your real estate needs. He’s very professional, trustworthy and knowledgeable.
Law Enforcement Officer
I would like to extend my enormous thanks to Jim Nelson, Sr at Timber Ghost Realty for making our wish come true.
Me and my husband always dreamed of owning our own land to hunt on for years. My husband ran into Jim Sr. from Timber Ghost at the Game Fair in Ramsey, MN this summer and he gave him some information on some properties that we might be interested in. We visited the website and started communicating with Jim via phone and email. The wonderful communication and friendliness flowed from each conversation. We were excited. After two months of Jim working with us and answering numerous questions weekly, we are now proud and excited owners of not only 40 acres of hunting property, but a beautiful log cabin too. Jim and his crew at Timber Ghost will work with you from the very first idea to the very end and everything in between. We loved the down home feel to each conversation and never once did we feel like we weren’t important to them. All we got to say is, if you have a dream of owning property, get in touch with Timber Ghost Realty and let them guide you in to owning your dream getaway.
Jim & Felecia
Jim, You followed up with me on an inquiry I made on one of your listings. After some dialog you handed me off to Rick Nelson and said, “Rick will take good care of you.” He did!! We’d been looking for hunting property for several years sifting through real-estate professionals who were disinterested in putting in the time, effort, and energy to help us. Not so with Timber Ghost Realty. What a refreshing change it was to meet Rick. Rick took the time to understand what we were looking for, how we were going to use the land, and what was important to us. Rick said, “the minute you step foot on the right piece of property, you’ll know.” He was right. After Rick learned what we were looking for he had us walk several listings until we found “the one”. Rick was no-nonsense, straight forward, honest, and very much to the point. Once we found the right piece of property, Rick took over. From Rick I continually heard, “Don’t worry about it, I’m on it”. The assistance and advice Rick gave us during the negotiation was very helpful. When we got to closing, everything was buttoned up. No surprises. If I know of anyone looking for hunting land, I’ll tell them to call Rick.
Thanks Jim for referring me to Rick Nelson.
Big Lake MN
Over the past few years I have worked Jim Nelson at Timber Ghost Realty to get several properties sold. One was a lake home with several hundred feet on Oak Lake near Kerrick. This was an upper bracket home pricewise. Another was a new home I built near Brook Park. Also Jim sold a bare lot on the Snake River near Pine City for me. It doesn’t seem to matter weather it is a residential home, lakeshore, river front or acreage Timber Ghost Realty can find the buyers. I would readily recommend the folks at Timber Ghost Realty to anyone who is looking to buy or sell any type of real estate.
Owner, Big Fork Valley Log Cabins
Just wanted to thank Jim at Timber Ghost Realty for helping me to purchase a great vacant acreage parcel on the Chippewa River in Buffalo County WI. I plan in the near future to start a small campground for hunters and outdoorsmen. The idea came to me after hunting the Tiffany Wildlife Area and seeing several large whitetail bucks while only primitive camping was allowed by permit with no motors allowed. The campground would be the only public base camp on the entire area. I hope to attract many ethical hunters that will enjoy the opportunity to harvest a trophy whitetail buck. Also, there is great opportunity for duck and turkey hunting as well as a great river to provide all species of fish. Great trout streams are also nearby. So in closing, I would recommend using Timber Ghost Realty to anyone with the need of a professional realtor.
507-358-0711 to be put on waiting list
I just wanted to thank you for finding a buyer for the 80 acres I owned near Rock Creek, MN. It was listed for just a short time before you brought a purchase agreement to me. There were several problems that arose with the title of the property as we were going thru the closing process. But your company, along with your closing company DCA Title, worked thru all the title issues one by one. I never could have gotten this done on my own. I will not hesitate to refer Timber Ghost Realty to anyone in need of real estate services. Thanks again Jim and Mike Nelson.
Rock Creek, MN
I just wanted thank you for selling my 358 acres near Palisade so quickly. I was worried that it might take a very long time to find a buyer for such a large piece. But you told me that if I priced it correctly that it would sell, and it sure did. Your company handled everything in a professional manner, including the entire closing process. Next time I need a realtor again I sure will be calling you.
We just wanted to thank you for finding a buyer for our 5 acres lot between St Croix Falls and Grantsburg Wis. Small building lots are hard to sell now in this economy, as nobody is doing new construction. But with your Timber Ghost “FOR SALE” sign at the end of the driveway, we were able to get an interested buyer to inquire about it. The couple bought the property. They put in a manufactured home and made it their permanent residence. Not only did Timber Ghost find the buyer, you assisted us through the entire closing process. Your closing company, DCA Title in Roseville, did a fabulous job. Thanks again Jim to you and your team at Timber Ghost Realty. We will be in touch next time we need a realtor !!
Tim & Dianne Schweitzer
owners Red Pine Taxidermy - Cushing WI
We want to thank you for helping us sell our home in Bellingham, MN. This is a small western MN town, and we knew we would need a lot of exposure to find a buyer. That is why we chose Timber Ghost Realty to help us. It was perfect timing. My husband is 93 years old and having more physical problems constantly. Ludvig and I lived in that little town almost 40 years. We loved rural MN and will miss all our freinds out there, but it was time to move on. We are very grateful for your help. Thank you!
I can’t believe how fast TimberGhost Realty produced prospective buyers and how fast they produced an offer. I have had 2 other realty agencies more local to my property that failed to produce leads let alone an offer over the entire term of their agreements and the level of professionalism and frequency and timeliness of communication was wonderful to experience. I have been in Sales my whole career and I know good sales/service when I see it. Jim Sr. and Jim Jr. are top notch in my book.
Mr. Tom Fay
Jim and Mike have sold 2 different properties I had. I would highly recommend Timber Ghost Realty to anyone that asks for help buying or selling property, in fact I have already recommended many people.
Luke T Hegge
North Branch, MN
Thanks so much to Mike and Jim Nelson for helping me sell my hunting land in Mille Lacs County. It was the best sales experience I’ve had. I made it more challenging for them with some unique requests. Since I was only selling half of my property, I was concerned about the type of buyer who would be my partner. I also didn’t want to put a sign on the property and have a lot of people in and out causing disruptions. In addition, this was a large 474 acre parcel, that in a trying market, would be more difficult to sell. Despite these issues, Timber Ghost found the perfect buyer (and neighbor). I couldn’t be happier. Now I have a happy new neighbor and I have just the amount of land left to keep me and my family going for many years. Both Jim and Mike were very friendly, kind, patient and knowledgeable in real estate. Their ability to find and deal with customers was exceptional. I would recommend Timber Ghost Realty to anybody who is seeking assistance in buying or selling real estate, especially hunting or recreational land.
owner Hudson Ford and New Prague Auto Group
I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how pleased I am with how Timber Ghost handled my land transaction. You were prompt and responsive right from the beginning while my nephew and I were in search mode. Your listing was completly accurate in the description of the property and then some. Thanks for all your help! We will definitely call you in the future when we are ready to buy again.
Outdoor enthusiast and Timber Ghost client
As the saying goes in real-estate “location, location, location” and no where does that saying take on a more interesting dynamic than when one is looking for hunting property. Instead thoughts of a 3 bedroom 2 bath on a cul-de-sac in a good school district with a remodeled kitchen, you use words like: close to a water source, good bedding areas, and access to various food sources. Throw in a few nice to haves like: easy access, mature timber, natural travel corridors, and well, you get the picture. When searching for hunting property there are so many factors to consider and just like any other large purchase we want to make sure that the property we end up with will be one that we can enjoy for many years. In my personal experience, Timber Ghost Realty has the expertise to ensure just that. From my first contact with Mike Nelson, I knew right away that he was a fellow hunter. I knew immediately that we would be able to work well together as I shared with him reasons for wanting to purchase hunting property. He understood that the property I was looking for would need to have particular characteristics that would be attractive to deer and other game. We talked about our children and how as we introduced them to our sport that we both wanted to do that in a safe, fun environment that involved family and tradition. He described how he looked for prime hunting property and to me it sounded an awful lot like how I scouted during the pre-season. He listened as I described what exactly was important to me, what my financial comfort level was, and then helped me visualize what the market looked like and what I could expect.
After our initial interaction Mike got right to work and identified multiple properties that he thought would serve me well but one in particular that he thought was perfect for me. Not wanting to jump at the first parcel that came along, I did what every new buyer likely does and looked at multiple properties, hemmed and hawed and went back and forth. Not that that “perfect parcel” was not exactly what I wanted, it was and every time I looked at another property I found myself comparing it to that one. My only concern was that the asking price seemed a bit out of my reach and while the property definitely was worth it, I was not wanting to stretch the bank account. Throughout the search process Mike was on top of everything. He helped me get my financing lined up, he kept me up to date with new listing, and always made sure he knew the status of that “perfect parcel”. After feeling like other properties were falling short, it really became clear how very special that parcel was. In discussing it with Mike, I laid it on the line and told him I would love that parcel but I could not exceed my bottom line to get it. Mike’s response was “Leave that to me”. He drafted an offer, recommending we go in with a final and best and a few hours later we had a deal. I was ecstatic! I could hardly believe we had gotten the deal we did on such a beautiful 40 acre parcel.
Now, after two deer seasons, camping trips, and multiple recreational activities enjoyed by myself, my wife, and our kids I can truly say it has been one of the best purchases we have ever made. Mike and the rest of the staff at Timber Ghost were a real pleasure to work with. They always took the time to answer all our questions. Mike never had and issue meeting me at a property hours away to walk it, scout it, look for deer sign and give me a true hunters assessment of it. When issues came up with the financing process while we were out of town on vacation, Mike jumped right in to keep the process on track. I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Timber Ghost Realty. I recommend them to anyone I know who is ever looking for recreationalproperty.
father, hunter, lover of the Northwoods