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Fred Helms BDR ABR TAX

Agent

12 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Real estate agent ABR BDR Tax ABR, Texas Real Estate License (12 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Foreclosure,
Short-Sale

Ratings & Reviews

From the very beginning Fred helped me understand the ins and outs of home buying. I chose Fred as my realtor after a great recommendation from a family friend. He far exceeded any expectation by taking every opportunity to help us out. Home buying was by far a tough process to get through, but Fred really helped it go smoothly even when your signing on a house in a hospital minutes from having a have a baby! ;)

  

06/30/2012 - BekahBooher
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $125K in Celina, TX.

From the very beginning Fred helped me understand the ins and outs of home buying. I chose Fred as my realtor after a great recommendation from a family friend. He far exceeded any expectation by taking every opportunity to help us out. Home buying was by far a tough process to get through, but Fred really helped it go smoothly even when your signing on a house in a hospital minutes from having a have a baby! ;)

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06/22/2012 - user088177
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Mc Kinney, TX.

From beginning to end, Fred made the process of selling and purchasing a home a smooth and comfortable experience. He listened to what we had to say and was quick to respond when we had any questions about the process. I would definitely recommend Fred to any of our friends who are in the market to sell or buy a home.

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06/15/2012 - user5745614
Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Gunter, TX.

My experience with Fred was awesome! He offers great cutomer service. He kept me informed the entire process, offered me helpful suggestions, was always prepared, on-time. He definitely knows the industry. I would recommend Fred to anyone looking for a realtor!

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06/14/2012 - user199852
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 in Celina, TX.

Fred is an exceptional realtor with great knowledge of the North Texas Area. He was patient with us in our search for a home in the Celina area. After much searching, we found a bank-owned property that we fell in love with and Fred walked us through the steps in purchasing this home which we are thrilled to own.

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02/10/2012 - ccloud04
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 in Celina, TX.

Fred Helms is an excellent Real Estate agent. We moved to Texas from Alabama and needed a place quickly so our son could start school. He not only took the challenge, he exceeded our expectations and got us into our dream house. He is a wonderful negotiator and certainly knows his business. He handled a short sale that most agents would have given up on, but he didn’t let the big bank win. I recommend Fred Helms to anyone who needs someone to fight for them.

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01/20/2012 - ceyko1
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 in Van Alstyne, TX.

Working with Fred Helms throughout the buying/selling process was a real pleasure. As other have mentioned on the Internet, he's honest and an overall great agent. Below are just a few, not all of the highlights, of what I feel is above and beyond.

1. Availability - Earlier in the mornings, later in the evenings if needed he was available. If he was not available for some reason, you generally knew about it ahead of time. Additionally, this was not available with a negative attitude - it was available with a willingness to help and a very positive attitude.

2. Overall Knowledge and responsibility - First, in my opinion based off past feedback from friends, I feel Fred Helms has a higher than normal knowledge level of this business. However, this also covers heavily on...

A. Knowing structure and integrity - There were houses I did not like due to obvious/not-so-obvious structure problems, but was keeping it to myself and Fred was honest about his opinion as well. He did not try to push anything and if it was a home not right for us - he gave that opinion. He was not agreeable, just honest. He also caught things that I missed as well or saw things that he knew were off and was able to provide additional insight. If a house was solid he also provided that feedback. In my past experience, a lot of agents have no clue about structure, grade, and so on.

B. Recommendations and honesty - I've watched HGTV and all those other shows as well as hearing bad stories from friends. In my buying situation I was moving to a home outside of my area of known resources/contractors/etc AND our sellers reduced time allowed to accomplish inspections (I wanted several, for different purposes). For a few things we had to rely on Fred's recommendations since I did not have time to mess around. I did so cautiously at first and if there is one single set of events that "sold" me on Fred Helms as an agent/person it was how things worked out in this arena.

B1. First these people worked very hard on our behalf. Service (being general, but it was from everything on an admin side, to some contractor type services) was top quality. During this process and playing catch-up revealed that most of his recommendations do have a good track record. In some obscure cases the folks were not reviewed, but we had zero complaints.

B2. As things happen, Fred Helms did not just sit back and relax. He did due diligence with follow-up calls, nudging others to get started, and overall updates to anyone needing to be involved.

B3. Generally interfacing with companies/individuals that he recommended was MUCH better than expected. No services or fees were inflated either.

3. Personality - Generall speaking Fred Helms is just a good guy to talk with and work with. I could not recommend a better person for your agent needs.

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11/08/2011 - ryanwebb15
Bought a home in 2011 in Marilee, Celina, TX 75009.

Fred Helms is an AWESOME real estate agent. He is very personable and takes your wants and needs to "heart".

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06/08/2011 - Tfulmer
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 in Mc Kinney, TX.

Fred was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was extremely accessible no matter the day or time, and he was always willing to go out and look at houses. In addition he was very honest throughout the entire process and clearly takes pride in his work. He helped answer any questions we had and we truly felt that he had our best interest in mind. We would definitely recommend Fred to everyone and look forward to working with him again in the future.

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04/28/2011 - Allan Eichman
Bought a Single Family home in 2008 in Krum, TX.

We were looking to buy a house with land, and Fred was very helpful from the beginning of the process to the end. I was impressed with his knowledge of the business and his honesty.

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03/31/2011 - MRKBRM
Sold a home in 2007 in Milligan, TX 75407.

Fred is a wonderful person and comes highly recommended. Fred sold my home in the mist of the worst drought in Texas, which by the way we live on the lake. He did not loose faith and pulled out all the tricks of the trade to get our house noticed. I am ever so grateful to him. I have referred him to family and friends and I have yet to hear a negative comment. He is a great human being and so helpful in a rather stressful time. When you are looking at realators, remember honesty, hardworking and efficent is what FRED HELMS stands for!!! Thank you Fred!

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