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The Absolute Companies have created a true One-Stop Real Estate shop. 

We offer real estate sales, mortgage consulting, moving assistance, repair services  and self-storage all under one roof.  Our real estate services allow a client to list their home for sale, have up to $500 worth of FREE repairs or improvements performed on it, find a new house through any of our real estate agents using buyer agency, obtain a low interest rate mortgage for a new home, store household goods in storage units if needed to declutter their current home, and use for free our 13 x 6' enclosed trailer when they move.  Some of our services are discounted for clients and many are even free.  Our website, offers access to all listings on the market, 360 degree virtual tours, and helpful information relative to real estate. The Absolute Companies are also involved with buying and renovating real estate as well as preserving historic buildings.  Our licensed real estate agents are Michael Firchow and Barbara Ellefson. 


Michael Firchow E-mail - Mortgage Originator, GSF Mortgage Corporation

Michael previously served as a mortgage originator for over 25 years. In this role, Michael educated customers about expansive mortgage product offerings and provides a professional recommendation on what loan product best suits the client’s needs.

Michael has been a mortgage originator since 1988 with renowned companies such as, Universal Mortgage, Norwest Mortgage and his own mortgage company, Absolute Financial and most recently with GSF Mortgage. Michael has been a real estate broker since 2004 with his own company, Absolute Home LLC. He is also an owner and operator of 120 self-storage units, and numerous rental properties.

Michael currently serves on the Board of Downtown Beaver Dam, Inc. – a non-profit organization designed to promote and redevelop downtown Beaver Dam. He also serves as the chairperson of the City of Beaver Dam Landmark Commission.

Michael has been married to Stephanie for 17 years, and they have two children.
Barbara Ellefson E-mail  - Real Estate Consultant
Barbara Field Ellefson joined Absolute Home in 2004 as the broker and home coordinator of real estate sales. Barbara has had years of real estate experience.  A native of Beaver Dam, Barbara graduated from the University of Wisconsin and holds a Broker's license as well as GRI (Graduate Realtor's Institute) and CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) designations.

Past accomplishments of the Absolute Companies:

2003-2011 National recognition from USDA Rural Development as a Million Dollar Lender "honored for providing affordable homeownership opportunities to many families throughout WI"
2005 and 2006  Reader's Choice Best Mortgage Company; 2006 Reader's Choice Best Real Estate Company/Agent, 2006 Reader's Choice Best Self-Storage Facility; active in HomeBuyer's Council of Dodge County, Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce member, active in City Center Project Committee focused on the restoration of Beaver Dam's downtown; corporate goal is to assist every person residing in Dodge, Dane and Columbia county in the purchase of their own affordable home.

213 Front Street, Beaver Dam, WI 53916     920-887-9525