Josh Torkelson
Phone: M: 515-205-9678 515-205-9678 mobile

Josh Torkelson


I grew up in the small town of Gilmore City, located in northwest Iowa. My rural upbringing taught me about trust, respect and the importance of having a dream to chase. Prior to pursuing my passion of becoming a realtor, I worked in the financial industry for 10 years, specializing in estate planning. My ability to build strong relationships and connect with people by exceeding their expectations has always come natural to me.

I currently reside in Pleasant Hill with my German Shepherd, where we have room to enjoy the outdoors and expand our high energy. In my free time, I enjoy investing, cars and music. I come from a long line of musicians and have a good time playing the drums.

I am dedicated to helping home buyers find the right home to make their dreams come true and/or create a seamless transition out of your current home. I will work hard to help you find a home in an area that fits your lifestyle, or answer any questions you may have and even help you discover the questions you didn't know you needed to ask. I will provide my knowledge of the industry during the negotiation process and help you fill in the gaps. I will go the extra mile to ensure you have all the answers you need to feel confident in your decision.

If you are looking to buy or sell a home, whether it is your first or last, let me help you make a house your home. Please contact me if you feel I am the right agent for you or a friend.


Residential, first time home buyers, listings

Servicing Area:

Adel, Altoona, Ankeny, Beaverdale, Bondurant, Clive, Dallas Center, De Soto, Des Moines, Earlham, Elkhart, Granger, Grimes, Johnston, Minburn, Norwalk,  Pleasant Hill, Saylorville, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights

"We had a great experience with Josh! He took the time to understand our needs and helped us find a house that is perfect for us. He was flexible and worked around our busy schedule and we never felt pressured. He followed up and never left us with loose-ends or hanging questions. We would definitely recommend Josh to anyone buying a home!"

  -Nathan Smith, Client

"He is very helpful, knowledgeable, and a great person to work with. He went out his way to help out with paperwork and made sure with inspections we had the right person do it. He took time to explain what all was needed in the process of buying a new home. He responded quickly when I needed to reach out to him. Would definitely use him again to sell or buy another house!"

  -Thailyn Washington, Client

"Josh is it genuinely nice person who cares about his clients and family. He worked hard to find out all the answers to my questions. Was very helpful with the whole buying experience."

  -Matthew Putney, Client

"My husband and I had reached a dead end and were ready to give up when Josh asked if he could help. He was very patient, kind and most of all positive and honest. We ran into obstacles but he found a solution and we closed a month later. He doesn't judge and will do everything he can to help. I trust him so much that my family has since worked with him to find and close on a brand new home as well! GREAT GUY!"

  -Angela Joynes, Client

Gillum Group Real Estate
1200 SW State St Suite A
Ankeny, IA