Tolksdorf Realty & Forestry

Aspen Appraisals

Providing forest land and waterfront real estate, forestry, and appraisal services in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan since 1984

Tolksdorf Realty & Forestry and Aspen Appraisals offer:

  • forest land and waterfront real estate sales and acquisitions;
  • timber sale preparation and management; and
  • residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, land and timber appraisals.

Realty.  There are two ways to search for your ideal property with detailed descriptions and photos: view our current listings by clicking on the “Real Estate Listings” link above, or search the entire Multiple Listing Service by clicking on the “Search MLS Listings” link above. Or call us and let’s discuss what you are looking for… we can work with you to locate the ideal parcel to meet your specifications, whether you are looking to acquire 40 acres or thousands of acres for personal use or investment.

Forestry.  Tolksdorf Forestry has managed over 50,000 acres of forest land within the Upper Peninsula, and has consulted on more than one million acres of forest properties throughout the United States and Canada.  We provide timber sale management and preparation, forest boundary marking, and other forestry-related services. Managing the harvest of some 6,000 acres per year, we are able to provide landowners with the maximum value for their forest products.  Contact us for your free initial forest land review.   Click on the Forestry link above to learn more.

Aspen Appraisals.  Glen Tolksdorf, BS, is a Michigan Certified General Appraiser, qualified to appraise all residential, commercial and industrial properties, vacant development land, timberland, and agricultural land across the State of Michigan.  As a Michigan Registered Forester and a Certified Forester with the Society of American Foresters, as well as a Michigan Real Estate Broker and Realtor®, Glen brings a unique set of additional experience, training and skills to his appraisals. Gretchen Tolksdorf, PhD, MBA is a Michigan State Licensed Appraiser and a Candidate for SRA Designation with the Appraisal Institute. She enjoys applying the analytical skills she developed during years conducting research in public policy to appraisals of all kinds.  Click on the Aspen Appraisals link above to learn more. 


Work with an expert!

Whether you are looking to buy or sell forest land, manage your timberland or determine the value of your property, it is important to work with someone who is an expert in the Upper Peninsula itself as well as in real estate, forestry and appraisals. Born and raised in the U.P. and a graduate of Michigan Technological University in Forestry, Glen Tolksdorf has a practical, in-depth knowledge of our region, from historical trends in real estate values and cycles to soil types to the best places for hunting and fishing!