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Albers Realty moves into Jefferson Street location

New signs have gone up at 120 Jefferson Street S. Wadena showing off Albers Realty move to a new location, next to Now and Forever Wedding Gallery. Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal1 / 3
A new hallway is constructed in previous storage space to the rear of Pure Gold Nutrition in Wadena. It's the new location of Albers Realty. Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal2 / 3
Peggy and Garth Albers are the owners of Albers Realty based out of Wadena. Submitted photo3 / 3

Albers Realty, a real estate business formerly located along Hwy 10 east of Wadena for 26 years, has moved.

Driving down Jefferson Street in Wadena, you may have noticed Albers Realty signs in the Pure Gold Nutrition business window. No, the business is not for sale, it's actually the new location for Albers Realty, sharing the space with Pure Gold Nutrition. But if it was for sale, Jodana Albers, owner of Pure Gold Nutrition could sell it, as she doubles as a real estate agent for her parents' (Peggy and Garth) realty business.

Peggy Albers said Albers Realty had to be out of their former building in January after a lengthy process of working with MnDOT over several years, concerning the Hwy 10 reconstruction. MnDOT plans to demolish that quonset building on Hwy 10 east of Wadena. Plans are for holding ponds to be constructed on that property once the highway reconstruction begins.

While the Albers very much liked where they were, they look forward to the opportunities of building a new business downtown.

Peggy and Garth are in the process of having office space built in the rear of the building. As you walk in you'll see Pure Gold Nutrition on the right and Albers Realty will have a new reception area to the left. The realty business will also have three office spaces, bathrooms and a commons area so the agents can conduct their work in a brand new facility.

While the site is under construction, Peggy said the business operations have never stopped. They are open for business, they have listings and they have buyers looking at those properties. The Albers typically have properties for sale throughout Wadena, Todd and Otter Tail counties. Both Garth and Peggy have a strong background in farming so they understand farm properties and their unique values. On top of the realty business, Garth still farms about 1,200 acres throughout East Otter Tail County.

An open house is planned for Albers Realty, though a date for that is still under consideration until the building project is complete.

The Albers sharing a space with their daughter is a unique situation and may do both businesses well as both should see added foot traffic, thriving off each other. Don't be afraid to poke your nose in to see the progress of the new site. Even if you aren't in the market to buy a property, you might find a healthy drink that's right for you.

The businesses are located at 120 Jefferson Street S. Albers Realty phone number remains 218-631-2585.