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30 years of expertise

Jim Armstrong, Broker / Owner has been in the business for over 30 years and has closed over 2000 transactions. Let Jim’s expertise help you save time and money.

Long-term Partnership

We offer you our friendship as you navigate along the way as it is our desire that you would naturally want to refer us to your friends and family earning your future business long after the closing.

What Our Clients Say

Jim and Cathy did a great job working with us they were both patient and professional throughout the process I am glad we connected. They made time for us to look at houses when we needed to and when one couldn’t be there the other was, it took us a couple years to find the house we were looking for and they stuck with us throughout.

Scott and Melissa28851 655th Ave Hartland, MN 56042

Jim was extraordinarily responsive to our requests for visual showings. He was very knowledgeable about most of the neighborhoods as well as sharing is knowledgeable of construction. Both Jim and his wife took care and time in giving details throughout the virtual tours. Communication was quick and consistent, helpful in navigating us through the process and providing tips along the way. Jim is very knowledgeable and easily very personable. We could not have been in better hands. I strongly recommend Jim Armstrong for anyone in need of a fantastic realtor. Thank you Jim for your dedication, going well above and beyond to help us find and close on our new home!

heather hahnenberg221601 4th St SW Austin, MN 55912

“Jim has excellent knowledge of the local market. He is responsive to calls, texts and email. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the selling process or ask questions on how to improve your home’s appeal. ”

Angela405 13th Ave NW Kasson

He is great! He listened to us and helped us find the right home for us!! He was very easy to communicate with and was very helpful with all the questions we asked. We will definitely be working with Jim if we ever move again!!


Jim is always great to work with. I have bought 2 homes and sold 3 with Jim. All have been excellent experiences. The process was easy and there was no pressure to add or change anything along the way. Thank you Jim


We couldn’t have asked for a better agent to work with on our home buying journey. Jim has a wealth of knowledge and exceptional customer service. He was always available to answer any and all questions along the way, and never hesitated to fulfill our sometimes very last minute requests for showings. If you are looking for someone to help you with the purchase or sale of a home, Jim is your guy! Thank you Jim for your dedication to your clients! We absolutely LOVE our new home and are grateful to you for your help.

1004 6th St NW Kasson, MN 55944

I would get multiple emails daily of the houses that would be put on the market. Jim has a great schedule. Replies fast. Helped me through the way as a first time home buyer. Jim was patient until we found the house I wanted.

Socorro 518 18th St SW Rochester, MN 55902

Jim was so helpful and knowledgeable. He made sure we knew exactly what to expect and made sure we were always up to date on anything happening. I would always recommend him! He was quick to respond to our concerns and never hesitated to get answers to all of our questions. He was patient with us as this was the first time we’ve sold a house.

Alicia24448 555th Ave Austin, MN 55912

Jim helped my family buy our very first house. We had a very specific list for what we wanted and Jim stayed diligent and found us something at an amazing price and with everything we were looking for. During the entire process I had a million and 1 questions and Jim was very on top of communicating with me through the whole thing. Not only answering my questions, but leveling with me on a very real level of the way things are which is hugely important. I haven’t had much experience with realtors, but I’m very glad that we had the opportunity to work with Jim for our first home purchase.


“Jim was an absolute delight to work with. It was so much fun!! He understood my concern with pricing. Jim hit the bull’s eye with pricing, responded quickly when I called him, and found the answer even he if was not sure. He was very knowledgeable and very professional. I did not have to worry about anything. I had complete confidence in him. It was a great experience! Highly recommend Jim.

Carmen2715 15th St NW

“Was an absolute pleasure to work with. Incredibly knowledgeable and was full of excellent advice. Was very quick to respond to any questions. Highly recommend.”

Stephen Muhs

“Jim and Cathy worked day and night, answered my phone calls on days off and were able to get me into looking at houses at anytime that was around my work schedule. I connected with them not only in the housing market but as a person. They found and put me in a beautiful house at my price range that I wanted to stay at. They were amazing with all the questions I had; as a first time home buyer and even with my parents that are a bit more old school. They were absolutely amazing and so easy to work with.”


Jim was an amazing realtor to work with. Jim gave expert advice, walked us through the process and was always willing to meet with us around our busy schedule.

Thanks Jim!


“We were directed to Jim through We were interested in a specific posting. Jim was Responsive and knowledgeable. He shared information and was helpful in our purchase.”

Karen and Harold

I was looking into the market and contacted Jim. He got back to me very quickly and I was very impressed upon seeing how prepared he was with market values of similar homes. We talked and settled on a price and I was told that he could have the house on the market within a couple of days. He had the sign in the yard the next day and friends were telling me they had seen the house online the same day. I was very impressed how fast he worked on this and the house sold very quickly. I would highly recommend him and his business to anyone. Great job, Very Satisfied


Everything fell into place when finding this new home. The process was very quick but I felt reassured at every step in looking and buying the house.


Jim…. Thank you for working with us during this stressful time in our lives. We have both met Daniel and Alyssa and couldn’t be more pleased about their excitement in moving into “our” home!!
Keep up the good work!!

Rose and Marv

Jim was willing to go the extra mile and was very responsive. He was willing to work late to make sure we didn’t miss the opportunity to see a house. He was very knowledgeable and willingly answered any questions.


Jim did a wonderful job sending me emails every week. He knew my price range and never pressured me. When I found something I liked, he set up a viewing and I bought it!


Jim helped my ex-wife and I sell our house. He was very helpful in informing both of us what needed to be completed to help sell, along with being a go between so I didn’t have to deal with my ex face to face.


Jim helped us with every question, and was adept at making sure we had the information we needed when we needed it. He uses many tools that help the search and purchase go smoothly. Jim will go out of his way to get the little details smoothed, and puts his heart into the work.

Matt & Jennifer

“I appreciate the help of Jim, even though the selling of my house was a little challenging, everything works out very well. Fortunately he referred good people that could helped me with the things i needed to do in order to sell the house. I want to say also that when i had questions or concerns he responded to me immediately. He also responded to all my phone calls and all my text messages. He is a great agent, Knowledgeable and friendly.”


He was very honest and easy to talk to. he always gave a quick response to my every question. If I choose to move again in the future I will definitely be contacting Jim Armstrong first.


Jim was awesome to work with. We viewed many homes and his recommendations, based off what we were looking for, were always great. He was willing to drive near and far to show us homes and usually within the next day or two after adding them to our list. Jim is a great agent to work with and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to purchase a home, especially first time home buyers.


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

We moved to California and had our relatives live 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 is one of the most dedicated and hard-working individuals I’ve met in all my life. I’ve known Jim for many years and there was no doubt in my mind I would ask him to help me find my first home. There was never a moment when I doubted that he was working for me 100% throughout all hours of the day and evening. He’s flexible and extremely knowledgeable beyond anyone I’ve ever met in the real estate market. His charisma and knowledge combined could sell ice cubes to an Eskimo. This enables him to sell homes quickly and a find homes quickly. I would recommend Jim to anyone who wants to do serious business in finding, purchasing or selling a home.

Eric Drury

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

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 & Bobbie

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.


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

Jim was very knowledgeable 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

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

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 Realty professional…

Keith Phares

Jim and Cathy are the best realtors in town hands down! They go above and beyond for their customers. They are helping us with buying our first home and without them I don’t know what we would do! Thanks guys!


Jim and Cathy Armstrong, Progressive Real Estate Service; 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.


“Jim was so helpful and responsive whenever we reached out. He was honest and offered advice when I asked for his opinion. We will definitely keep his information for the future!”


“Jim, it has been great working with you. Thanks for all your guidance & support; we wouldn’t have made it without you!”


“Jim and Cathy are great Real Estate Professionals. They kept me informed and made arrangements to accommodate me. They communicated with the Mortgage Company and the Closing Company and kept me informed. I found them very good to work with.”


“Jim, it has been great working with you. Thanks for all your guidance & support; we wouldn’t have made it without you!”


Jim and Cathy worked hard to show my home. Took my pets out of the home for a showing when I was working. Many times 🙂 Showed me my new home many times before closing.


Jim and Cathy worked around our schedule to schedule showings whenever possible. The market was very fast paced this year so they had to act fast. They worked together to make sure we didn’t miss our on anything. I would definitely recommend them to friends and family as I already have.


Jim was very forthcoming in describing his personal and professional experience with Rochester and the surrounding area. He was attentive to our specific needs, a great communicator, and always had our best interests at heart. He really helped to set us at ease when moving into a new city.

Katherine & Jacob

Jim and Cathy where great to work with buying my first home. As a first time home buyer I was nervous and had a lot of questions, Jim and Cathy answered these questions in a timely manner day or night. They made the process easy and straight forward which kept the stress of buying a house to a minimum.


Jim is great to work with. He really listens and helps make the process as easy as possible. I was kept informed of activity and feedback from all showings which really helped me to know what people liked and didn’t like about my property. His knowledge and experience really helped me through my first time as a seller.

Tom & Gay

“Jim and Cathy worked very hard to help me find the perfect home. They both displayed the patience necessary, to show me one house after another, with no pressure to pull the trigger until I found it!”


Jim has shown us a few houses in the past so this time we chose him to sell one for us. He was the one we mainly kept in contact with and we appreciated his guidance and learned much from him. Cathy often sent us the paperwork, I believe did some showings, and we met her at one of the meetings. Very patient, kind, knowledgeable person.

John & Kathy

Jim and Cathy were my realtors and helped me find my home very fast. The home was in foreclosure which added a lot of extra steps and delays, but they were so responsive and helpful to ensure I closed in a timely manner. I would highly recommend them, great people!


“We contacted Jim about a house we were interested in looking at and he was already showing that house to us the next day. He was quick to email us other properties that had what we wanted right away when they came on the market. For the house we ended up buying, it came on the market on Thursday, we saw it on Friday, put an offer on Friday night, and they took our offer Sunday. Jim understood the negotiating that we needed to do to sway them to take our offer over the others. We just moved in and we love our place.”

Benjamin & Jillian

Jim was very helpful with the whole house buying process. Between having to drive from Rochester to look at multiple houses until we found the perfect one, and answering every question we had about buying a house, Jim was all around great to work with! Highly recommend him to anyone!


“Cathy and Jim Armstrong did an amazing job of helping me get into the house that I found and wanted! I would recommend them to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home!”

26 Oak Ln, Pine Island


“I could not be more pleased with my experience from start to finish. Jim was able to help me get everything I needed to finance and close a unique property, without his expertise – that would not have happened. I closed on time as well. I found Jim to be very responsive and go above and beyond in every aspect, I had not experienced this level of service with any other real estate professional I have worked with in the past. I would highly recommend Jim and his team.” Kimberly


“I called Jim he was out the same day listed my house the next day, with a price that sold quickly. My house needed a realtor to list it right to get the right people in, Jim did that, the right people came in, and it sold quickly with 3 offers coming in. I got the price I wanted, a quick closing and everything I wanted out of the sale. The experience was quick, clean and effortless. We had spoke with another agency in town very popular, they charge more than Jim, and are not as responsive, and did not have the expertise to sell my house. I would recommend Jim to anyone that asked.”

Opalmn,  SW Rochester


Jim & Cathy were very helpful, responded with any questions I had right away and were great to work with. Jim helped me understand what all the paperwork was about and what to expect in the process. Everything went smooth. I would recommend them any time.


We had an amazing experience with Jim and his wife! As first time home buyers we felt at ease with them and ended up getting a perfect home. Jim was very knowledgeable about the market as well as home improvements. My wife and I appreciated the time he spent with us.


Thank you and Cathy so much for all of the hard work you did for Dave and I to buy and sell each house. We sure appreciate you helping us find Kent to help us with the mortgage! We absolutely love the new house and the view every morning out the back sliding door. We have to have you guys over this spring for dinner and a fire! We are very grateful that you found this house for us.

Chris and Dave

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.


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