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Progressive Real Estate Services, Inc.

Phone: 507-288-3333
Fax: 507-206-0337
816 South Broadway
Rochester MN 55904
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" Jim, it has been great working with you. Thanks for all your guidance & support; we wouldn’t have made it without you! "


" Cathy was always able to meet us to look at properties. She had impeccable scheduling skills. Even if it was last minutes, she arranged a house showing as soon as possible. This was necessary in the hot housing market we were in. Progressive real estate also had a smooth and easy process which is rare in the complicated world of buying a house. They were knowledgeable in their education about any questions that we had. I would absolutely use them for our next home. "


" Jim and Cathy Armstrong , Progressive Real.Estate Services; provided exceptional customer service for us. They provided the compassionate and professional service we surely needed during our relocation to our new home. We were so thankful they took time to assist us with challenges we faced. We were blessed to have worked with them. They are truly a team that care for their clients happiness. Will recommend them to others without hesitation. "


" We came to Jim after a terrible experience with another realtor from the Plainview area. I felt like I had to do their job for them. With Jim-everything was taken care of. He set us up for automatic emails for anything remotely close to what we were looking for. And would get back to us the same day when we wanted to look at something. He was honest and gave excellent advice. When we changed our minds with what we were looking for and I stumbled across a property he set us up to look at it that night. After looking at it we decided to put in an offer and Jim stayed up until at least midnight completing the paperwork. The next morning our offer was accepted just before another offer came thru for another couple that had looked at it before us the night before! I’m positive that if we didn’t have Jim- we wouldn’t have our amazing house. "


" Summary of their experience Jim and Cathy were very helpful in the sale of one of my rental properties .. I look forward to doing business with them again in the future .. Jim also recommended a Law office to use for my closing which handled my closing very well ... "

Gary Miller

" Summary of their experience Excellent skills.....does not let a problem become a problem....saved one lease for us and assisted the tenant to make the business survive and profit....does not let the hour of the day stop his firm from getting answers and solutions ....and is as concerned about his clients as if he were a part of their company or family....100% my kind of guy to work with when you need a Reality professional.... "

Keith Phares

" Jim Armstrong and his wife Cathy has been doing business with my family and friends for decades, they are well respected and do there best. I highly recommend them for both residential and commercial real estate transactions. "

Rick German

" Jim was very knowledge about the market, and was willing to bend over backwards in helping me find a home. He was truthful, and extremely responsive if I had a question or concern. I would highly recommend his expertise to others wanting to buy or sell a home. "

Hannah Pearce

" Had a great over all home buying experience with Jim and Cathy Armstrong of Progressive Real Estate Services. They were very helpful and experienced with all my real estate needs. Thanks for all your support and knowledge in the real estate business. "

Your friend, Scott Putratz

" They were very helpful and great to work with! I am probably a difficult client because I am so busy and don't have a lot of time to look at properties but they were VERY helpful and took care of everything for me. I will go back to them again when I am looking to buy or sell!! Thank you Jim and Cathy! "

Baihly Breutzman

" Summary of their experience This was our 2nd time having Jim as our realtor. He's very helpful, knowledgeable, always there to answer questions & does everything he can to make the buying/selling process easier. "

Dan & Bobbi Bastian

" Hello Cathy, I've received your email today. I feel so happy that you have gotten some of my documents I needed. You have spent your busy time to work this out for me. I really appreciate and thank you so very much for your help. I can't say much more beside THANK YOU. May Lord Jesus and Buddha bless you and help protect your job, yourself and your family, and your marriage be best forever. Thanks again. "

Chansavda Chance Khuon

" Not only are Jim and Cathy an example of professionalism, they work diligently at representing their clients. I have had multiple transactions personally and professionally with Jim. He is a great friend and colleague. "

Kevin Horsman

" We moved to California and had our relatives lived in our house. They had to move unexpectedly, we contacted Jim to sell our property. He was very professional and helpful. Jim sold our house in minimal time and stress free. I strongly recommend Jim. Thanks Jim Armstrong! "

Teresa Balang

" Jim helped us tremendously as we discussed the amenities we were searching for, what were good price ranges for what was offered in properties, and provided expert guidance as we were in the negotiation process as to what seemed reasonable and unreasonable. We used Zillow to do most of our "window shopping" for houses and that was a great process to see what was available on the market and compare properties in order for us to identify which ones we were interested in. We found the perfect property for us, albeit a bit more expensive than what we initially were looking at paying. Jim explained the amenities giving our property the value it has, but also was very effective in negotiating a price that is suitable for us. He provided an avenue to give us our dream property that likely would not have occurred without his guidance and expertise. We are so happy! "

Dena Otto

" I recently purchased a home with Jim and found him to be kind, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. Jim was very flexible in working around my work schedule to show me multiple homes. He was also very willing to take time to explain the purchasing process when we found the house that was right for me. We will be doing business again! "

Brad Hanson

" I worked with Jim and Cathy the beginning of the year. We looked at many houses around the area. I am very picky and my husband is not home a lot due to work and they were able and willing to work around that schedule. When looking at houses I never felt pressure to buy something now. After we found the house I wanted they walked through all the steps with me and helped with any questions I had. Even when I wanted to see the house 5 more times Cathy showed it to me. I really felt they had our best interest put first. "

Melanie Croney

" Anytime my husband and I look into our next house it will for sure be with Jim! He made our first-time home buyer experience so easy even though other people made it not so easy :/ He is the one that stood by our side even though it wasn't really his problem. Love this REALTOR® and so will you! "

Darci Tiedeken

" Jim was not the first REALTOR® I contacted. First, I attempted to reach out to someone I used to work with. Never received an answer. I Googled "Christian REALTOR®, Rochester, MN" and found Jim. I emailed the link on his site around 9 p.m. and was surprised when I woke up to an answer. That's the type of service Jim offers. "

Ruthann Sexton

" I have purchased several houses through Jim, he was very quick in responding to questions. He quickly and accurately found properties that fit our criteria. I plan on using him again soon as my daughter and mother-in-law will be looking for property soon. "

Mike Jacobson

" I bought my property through Jim and Cathy , I wouldn't have had it any other way! My situation was a rather complicated three-month ordeal, both Jim and Cathy kept on it for me through out the whole complicated time! But you know what? In the end I had my place. That's what counts right?! I'm still here too! Thanks to Jim and Cathy. I made sure I invited them to my open house too. "

Steve Johnson

" Jim and Kathy sold my house within two months they are definitely a power duo. I recommend Jim Armstrong to everyone I know that is selling a home. Did I mention they sold my home at my asking price, if I could give a hundred stars I would ..... "

Monte Hurley

" Jim was great through the whole process. We were first-time home buyers and he helped us understand the process and he was there anytime we had a question. "

Rhys Tiedeken

" I have worked with Jim for one year in leasing commercial real estate properties. His business has been professional, informative and punctual. Highly recommended. "

Keith Phares

" Jim has sold two of my properties. I like the way he gets right to the point and tries not to waste anyone's time, either mine or his with nonproductive efforts. He sold two properties that were listed for years with other REALTORS®. Heres why: Jim met with me, we gathered every fact, then we made the best decision based on the facts and his experience. After everything was laid out on the table the decisions were easier to make. Then Jim went to work and was always available to hear any of my suggestions. He understands selling property can be a stressful proposition. He is there for you. I would highly recommend Jim to anyone. Thanks Jim "

Randy Anderson

" I suggest you use Jim Armstrong with Progressive Real Estate Services. I had Jim and Cathy (very sweet) on my last two purchases and they were outstanding in the the way of looking for places and getting me only homes I was interested in. They are prompt, confident, professional and listen to what I want. I have used a number of REALTORS® and Jim and Cathy raise the bar!! THANK YOU PROGRESSIVE! "

Dave Holtorf

" Looking for a affordable housing for my son. Jim help find a small town home that worked great. The place needed some TLC which we were very capable of handling. Process was smooth. "

Diane Kafka

" Jim Armstrong was our hero when it came to us getting out house. We had contacted another REALTOR® who said he couldn't get to us for a few days. I contacted Jim and he said he could shuffle some things around and help us out. He had great ideas on negotiating on our house. Helped get us a great deal on the acreage we always wanted. "

Tom & Tina Dodd

" In 2010 things were tough, markets were saturated with homes. We tried for 6 months to sell, no dice and relisted again the next year (this time with Jim) when returning from down south. The house had an offer within 6 weeks, we sold and had moved with in 2 1/2 months after returning. Jim also helped us in finding a new home to buy in less than 2 weeks. "

Lonnie and Kathy Krueger

" Although Jim and his staff had a full schedule for their day, they went out of their way to show the house on a day convenient for us. They helped us aggressively bid, in a timely way, to get the price we could afford and get through all of the required paperwork for us and our bank loan. We now have a home in Rochester which is meeting our needs nicely. "

Lorraine and Owen Aaland

" Larry the Cable Guy says, "Gitter done!" and this is so fitting for Jim Armstrong. The sold sign is what you can expect when Jim is up front on your listing whether it is his listing or not, Jim Armstrong gets it done. In the last 25 years I have repeatedly used Jim Armstrong to sell my properties. Jim seems to have a specialty of making the deal happen that could have easily fallen apart or overcoming the obstacles no one believed possible. Jim Armstrong is my REALTOR®. "

Nevin Durgin

" Jim and Cathy worked to sell my rental house west of Hwy 52 and St. Mary's Hospital. As usual, they were VERY prompt, thorough, and professional. On top of that, they sold the house very quickly, and for top dollar. Thanks Jim & Cathy! "

Tom Osten

" My husband and I have bought and sold several houses over the past 25 years. We were very impressed, and wish we had known of Cathy and her husband Jim when we had made other transactions with our homes. Cathy was very good about finding homes that met our criteria in terms of cost and amenities. She did not waste our time showing us houses that did not meet are criteria. The house we ended up falling in love with was a house that we had overlooked, but she suggested we take a look and it fit our needs perfectly. We would not hesitate to refer friends and family members to Jim and Cathy for help with their real estate needs. Jim was helpful in getting closing paperwork completed as well. "

Pat and Diane Whalen

"Dear Jim and Cathy, Thank You :)

The cardinal (picture on the card) is my favorite bird and you now are some of my favorites as well. Thank you for the due diligence shown me in my quest to get this home.

The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you.
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace."

Truly Your friend, Ted Nelson

" Just wanted to say thank you to you and Cathy for all you've done on selling our home and helping us get our new house. Even though it all happend when you were many hours away on your honeymoon you two made it happen. ♡ Thank You! "

Mike & Brianna Jonsgaard

"Jim, for a long time I've felt that REALTORS® were really lazy poeple...thanks for renewing my faith. We REALLY appreciate your hard work. Thank you!! You have always gone over and above. We are so glad we kept in contact with you."

Alan and Kathy

"Jim and Cathy go above and beyond for their customers. They are helping us with buying our first home and they are truly amazing. I recommend them 100 percent."

Makaya Borgus

"Jim and Cathy did a great job helping me find and buy my 1st home! Would recommend to friends and family!"

Mason Case

"Jim and Cathy are an awesome team to have in your corner. "

Rex Mcgraw

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