Thursday, May 5, 2016 / by Brian Ness
Gene has lived in the Rochester area for the past 40+ years. He has 17+ years focusing on Real Estate, in new construction and marketing Real Estate in the SE Minnesota area. He is married and has 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren. His hobbies include family activities, investing and working outdoors. Gene grew up on a farm in Iowa and after high school he enlisted in the Navy where he spent two years on the aircraft carrier Enterprise. He then attended Iowa State University and received his BSEE degree. He joined IBM for a 30+ year career in computer development. While at IBM he earned a MSEE with a minor in Computer science from the University of MN and a BA in Business from Winona State University. Gene has always had an interest in Real Estate. Following his IBM experience Gene got into Real Estate, spending the next 10+ years as a builder rep, followed by 7+ years focusing on existing Real Estate as well as new construction. He found the people skills and experience working with customers and clients he developed over the years directly apply to the Real Estate business. Gene enjoys working with sellers and first time or move-up buyers interested in existing or new construction properties. He believes buying or selling a home should be a positive experience. He works hard to understand his clients and their unique and distinct wants and needs. Gene loves working with people and is eager to work with them to address their real estate needs.
“I hired Gene Dumstorff to be my realtor in the spring of 2015. He found a beautiful townhouse for me which I moved into on June 29 in Rochester. Since I am blind Gene needed to do things for me that sighted clients would not need from him. He went way out of his way to accommodate me and he was happy to do so. A true gentleman of integrity Gene is the kind of man anyone would want to befriend. His character and honesty are unassailable. He is also extremely knowledgeable about his profession. You will not go wrong if you hire him.” – Dan R
“I chose Gene as my real estate agent on the recommendation of a previous satisfied client. He was an excellent choice. He really understands the real estate market and business. His personal help to me in getting my property ready to sell was invaluable. Since I don’t have a personal computer, his knowledge in that area and his extra effort communicating with me was much appreciated. He did a super job.” – Gerhardt S
“My husband and I worked with Gene when we bought our first home. He was very understanding of what we were looking for and would answer all of our questions. Gene was very fun and easy to work with! He made our first home buying an enjoyable experience. We plan to work with Gene again on our next home.” – Dan and Allison L
“We worked with Gene Dumstorff for the sale of our home. It had been 40+ years since we had dealt with selling, so had no idea where to begin. Gene explained thoroughly the processes, and was always available to us with answers to our many questions. He is very meticulous...covers all the bases. He provided us with do’s and don'ts to prepare our home for showing. He was right on track with the best dates to list our house....we sold in 3 days! Gene is knowledgeable in his field, very personable, we were completely at ease working with Gene.” -- Doug C and Shirley S
“Gene was exceptionally patient with us as we pondered the "big move" of downsizing from our home of over 40 years to a townhome. Plus, we had a winter home in AZ to sell as part of our dilemma. Things developed to help us make our decision to sell our home and move to a townhome. Gene helped us each step of the way, calmly, professionally, and without pressuring us. We appreciated his "common sense" approach and he never rushed us in any of our decisions. Gene has such a positive attitude and yet is realistic at the same time. He gave us sound advice in our house sale and it sold in less than a week! Gene stayed with us through the steps of buying our townhome. Working with Gene was a great experience and he is someone we feel we can always trust. We recommend him highly.” -- The
Meyers, Rochester, MN.
“Gene - We wanted to let you know what a pleasure it was working with you! The first day we met you it was apparent that you were "our" guy! You listened to our needs, were patient and answered all questions, and found the right house for our daughter! Then twelve months later, you helped us sell it in less than a week. You went above and beyond ( due to our daughter's schedule) helping with showings, giving sound advice and even letting the dog out! Thank you Gene...we couldn't have done it without you! All the best to you.” -- The Raskin Family, Kansas City, KS
Gene, Ardis and I have bought and sold 6 homes n the past, you and your team nsde this sale the smoothest and easiest of all. Thanks for all your personal attention and hard work during the listing ad sale of our home at 3208 coral place, Rochester.
We will recommend you to any body who is buying or selling.
Thanks again, Wayne & Ardis