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 couldn't have been happier with Josh. He was always upbeat and pleasant even though we were very picky, always followed through with what he said he would do, and always offered us sound advice and remained patient with us. I would highly recommend Josh to anyone who is looking to purchase a home."

  -Mitch Moser, Client

"Josh is a great realtor to work with. He asked what I was looking for and price range and we started getting to work as soon as we could. He knew the importance of time for my situation. He is friendly and patient. I asked a bunch of questions, multiple times and he answered each one in ways that I could understand them. I have already recommended him to all my friends and family. If I am to buy a new house again I will make sure to look him up and use him again. I wouldn't go anywhere else."

  -Brittany Haberthur, Client

"Josh was energetic and positive about the home buying process. He was very helpful in inspecting the property and did a great job following through to get the closing done hassle free. I highly recommend him."

  -Jean Mauss, Client

"Josh was amazing to work with. Walked me through the entire process and made sure I understood every detail. Always willing to answer questions even after closing. Had a great home buying experience thanks to Josh."

  -Courtney Cox, Client

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