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

"Josh helped me buy my townhouse in October 2016, I couldn't have been more pleased with how helpful, trustworthy and friendly he was during the entire transaction. I would honestly refer him to any of my friends and family. I will definitely have him list my home once I'm ready to upgrade."

  -Junior Mohr, Client

"Josh Torkelson helped me purchase my first home! Josh is very knowledgeable and personable, his expertise & extra effort to help me find my first home in a short period was incredible! Josh helped me find a home in less than two weeks! Josh prepared me for all of the different aspects of buying a home. Josh has stayed in contact after the purchase and is always one phone call away! Can’t thank Josh enough!"

  -Toccara Hogan, Client

"Josh was very helpful throughout the process of purchasing my first condo. Not only was he an expert at navigating the real estate in the Des Moines area, but he helped make my goal a reality."

  -Sam Apland, Client

"We had an awesome experience working with Josh! Josh made us feel like VIP clients. He did his homework and was able to get us into a bunch of houses within the first week of meeting with him. He was very knowledgeable about the home buying process and things to look out for and was even able to give advice for possible remodel ideas to get what we wanted out of the space. Even after we closed he was very helpful in answering our questions about the house or getting us in contact with people that could help us with whatever we needed. "

  -Jessica Tentinger, Client

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