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Top Ames real estate agents

Ames, IA has 196 active real estate agents. But how do you know whether the one you hire will do their job well? That's why HomeLight analyzes each agent's performance history to find the best ones in your area. Work with the top 3% of real estate agents in Ames and you can make $166,403 more on a home sale and save up to $14,032 more on a home purchase.

"After contacting HomeLight, two fabulous realtors contacted us. Our recommended realtor was absolutely fantastic, and we accepted an offer on our house 3 days after it was listed."

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See how 20 of the top REALTORS® and real estate agents in Ames stack up

Jason Mickelson
CENTURY 21 SIGNATURE-Ames
About Jason

Accessibility is key. If you're like me, you want service and answers, and you probably want them very quickly. I pride myself on answering my phone unless I am in a direct one-on-one meeting. Put me to the test and give me a call. Time is of the essence!

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"Jason was able to show me the homes that I was interested in. He was available and answered all of m..."

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Ryan Gehling
Keller Williams Ames
About Ryan

The sale or purchase of real estate may be one of the most important investments you will ever make, so it is important that you select a Realtor® with a proven record of success and expert industry knowledge. Together for a combined 29 years as Realtors, Gale and Ryan have helped thousands of individuals and families with their real estate needs. Their honesty, professionalism and dedication are just a few of the attributes that keep this duo at the top of the real estate market in Ames and the surrounding communities. The public has voted them BEST REALTORS® in Story County 2016, 2017 and 2018. Please contact them today to find out the benefits of working with two experienced agents with a strategic marketing plan. Giving Back The Gehlings feel fortunate to call Ames home and raise our daughters, Olivia and Jasmine here. For all their community has provided them, they strongly believe in giving back through volunteering and raising funds for The Ames Foundation, Ames Education Foundation, The Gilbert Education Foundation, Food at First local meal program and food pantry, Youth and Shelter Services, PTO, United Way of Story County, Emergency Residence Project, Ames Miracle Playground and Field, Realtors Political Action Committee and local booster clubs, just to name a few. Interests Even with all of the hours this team devotes to their work, they still find time for other interests. Ryan loves to fish and Gale loves family vacations, together they both enjoy time with their girls no matter what they choose to do. Family - "Two or more people who share goals and values, have long-term commitments to one another." Ryan and Gale believe this is not only the definition of family, it also defines their guarantee to you. Together they are committed to meeting your real estate needs and creating a valuable long-term relationship with you and your family. In today's world, buyers and sellers realize that a good agent is not good enough. Gale and Ryan are great agents and committed to providing you excellent service and an exceptional experience. That commitment is what separates them from the rest and keeps them at the top in their market.

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Single Family Home Transactions
5
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Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
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Shane Torres
RE/MAX Concepts
About Shane

Shane began his career in the construction industry after receiving his degree in Carpentry and Business Trade. He took night classes to earn an Associate Degree in Computer Aided Drafting, with an emphasis in Architectural drafting. After a few years building homes, he decided to obtain his real estate license in early 2009. Shane knew he wanted to be under the RE/MAX balloon, and decided on RE/MAX Concepts. As his business began to flourish, he opened an office in Polk City and began adding office staff. Shane built a strong business over the years and also saw an opportunity to become a mentor to other agents. He accepted the offer to become a Broker/Owner with RE/MAX Concepts in 2013, and he became a principal owner of RE/MAX Concepts in September 2016. Shane currently resides in Polk City with his wife and three kids where he is involved with various, local organizations.

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  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
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KEVIN HOLMES
UNITED REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS
About KEVIN

I have have helping folk buy and sell Real Estate since 2010. I work with all buyers and sellers of both residential and light commercial properties. . I also specialize in working with Heroes. I am a Homes for Heroes agent and Military Relocation Specialist.

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Kyle Winkle
RE/MAX CONCEPTS
About Kyle

I was born and raised in Roland, IA and graduated from Roland Story High School. I continued my education at Iowa State University, earning a B.A. in Education. During my time at ISU I had the opportunity to play quarterback for five seasons, which taught me invaluable lessons about hard work and teamwork. Now I am very proud to serve as a football coach for Ames High School. My beautiful wife Jenna, our two boys and daughter could not be happier to call Ames home. I have spent most of my life in this area, know it well and can share that knowledge with residents and newcomers alike. I am competitive, driven and hard working, so whether you are looking to buy or sell a home or property anywhere in Central Iowa, I guarantee that I can assist you in making a sound decision. Call, email or text me today - let’s get started!

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  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Jake Escher
RE/MAX REAL ESTATE CENTER
About Jake

Jake is the team leader for The Quartz Team at RE/MAX. He has had a passion for real estate since he was young buying his first investment property at 20. What Jake loves the most about real estate is the rewarding feeling he gets from helping people buy their dream home or sell their current home to find something that fits them better.

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Rich Montanaro
iHome Realty
About Rich

My job is to help you buy or sell real estate for the best price possible. I went to Iowa State University And served 20 years in the Iowa National. I love your typical Iowa things, the lake, Caseys pizza, and ranch.

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Aaron Wells
Weichert, Realtors - Miller & Clark Agency
About Aaron

Aaron works under Weichert, Realtors - Miller & Clark Agency. Aaron has won the award for Weichert, Realtors - President's Club Platinum 2020.

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  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Robin Good
RE/MAX Beacon Realty
About Robin

Robin works under RE/MAX Beacon Realty. Robin is a single family home expert. We’ve recorded data for 102 of Robin’s transactions. Robin prefers to work with both buyers and sellers. Here’s what we know about Robin’s work: - Robin has sold homes for as much as $365,000. - Robin has sold homes in as little as 24 days. - Robin is a top dollar real estate agent. Robin has completed 43 transactions in Boone. Robin ranks at the top of the pack--they qualify as a top 1% real estate agent in Boone. HomeLight considers this real estate agent a closer because they have sold 29 more homes than the average agent in the area.

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"We are first time buyers and Robin really helped us understand what we were getting into. She helped..."

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  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Kelsey Benjamin
RE/MAX Beacon Realty
About Kelsey

Hi, I'm Kelsey! Born and raised in Colorado, my husband and I moved our family to Iowa in November 2013. What we love most about Iowa is the huge sense of community. My husbands job brought us to Ogden where we have settled in and enjoy small town living. I believe this helps me relate to other families in rural Iowa. When I combined my real estate license with my long term banking background, I realized how useful I am to my buyers and sellers. This has catapulted my success as a realtor

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Find your perfect real estate agent in Ames

Why you need a top real estate agent in Ames, IA

You’re making one of the biggest financial transactions of your life. Don’t you want an expert by your side? The top 3% of agents in Ames sell an average of 86.1% more homes than the city’s average agent, and they help 84.2% more buyers purchase homes. Top Ames agents don’t only have more experience. They also save their clients serious time and money, and HomeLight’s got the data to back it up.

Top Seller's Agents

Top seller's agents in Ames work with 1.9x more properties, gain sellers 38.8% on sales, and move homes off the market 32.14 days quicker when compared with average seller's agents.

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Days on Market
Lower is better

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Top Buyer's Agents

When compared against the average real estate agent, the top Ames buyer's agents move about 324.77 properties and save buyers $25,830 on their home purchases.

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Homes Purchased / Yr

Sale Price / List Price (%)
Lower is better

Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Ames, IA

Top Agents
4.7 stars
Avg. Agents
3.7 stars

Top real estate agents in Ames score an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Ames agent who scores only 3.7 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Ames and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

"After contacting HomeLight, I promptly received phone calls from three highly qualified real estate professionals. I was very comfortable and impressed with all three of the agents... Without hesitation or reservation, I highly recommend HomeLight!"

Stephen V.

HomeLight Client

"I’m glad I took HomeLight’s advice on their choices of agents, I wouldn’t think twice about calling them again should the need arise for another move! "

Bill J.

HomeLight Client

"We were very happy with the results of the sale of our home with the referrals HomeLight gave us. We had several very good agents to choose from and we were very pleased with the agent we chose... We sold our home in a month. Thanks, HomeLight!"

Robert L.

HomeLight Client

Find the perfect agent or REALTOR® for your favorite Ames neighborhood

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in Ames, top agents are frequently doing deals in College Creek, Mitchel, and Ontario.

College Creek

Active Agents35
Time on Market106
Avg. Sale Price$243,524

Mitchel

Active Agents37
Time on Market102
Avg. Sale Price$179,914

Ontario

Active Agents26
Time on Market116
Avg. Sale Price$234,828

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a top real estate agent do?
Top real estate agents have more local expertise, prepare in-depth market analyses, and have industry connections that you can’t find by yourself. They know your neighborhood like the back of their hand and use their market knowledge to sell your home faster than the average agent and for money.
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What should you look for when interviewing a real estate agent in Ames?
When you sell a house, your real estate agent becomes your business partner, financial advisor, and emotional support system. It’s crucial to partner with someone you trust, so make sure you’re looking for an agent who can answer all of your questions with confidence during the interview. During this process, you want to get to know the agent’s business and find out how well they know the area. You’re listening for things that signal experience, expertise in your community, and workload. Selling a home takes an enormous amount of work, so you need an agent who’s got a plan for prep, pricing, and marketing and who is ready to roll up their sleeves to get the job done.
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How important is it to hire a top real estate agent in Ames?
Our data shows that the top 5% of listing agents sell homes for as much as (+9%) more than the average real estate agent. A great agent makes a difference when you buy a house, too: We’ve found that the top 5% of buyer's agents on average save their clients 2.5% more on their home purchase. So, whether you’re in the market to find your dream home or sell your house at a great price, the right agent matters. We encourage you to connect with a top real estate agent if you’re buying or selling a home in Ames, IA.
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When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Ames?
The best window to contact an agent to sell your home is anywhere from three to six months in advance of your list date. When you start the search for an agent several months before hitting the market, there’s plenty of time to find the best agent, make key renovations, and market your home effectively, all of which are essential steps in selling your home for a great price. You can also hire an agent based on the best time to sell in Ames to take advantage of seasonal and cyclical trends in the market. The right time to hire a real estate agent depends on the temperature of the housing market. For example, the best time to sell in Ames is in May. And since it takes around 3 months to close on a home, you should list in February. We recommend that you hire a real estate agent as soon as you're thinking of selling your home. Generally speaking, that's anywhere from 3 to 6 months prior to your desired move date.
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What is the average real estate agent commission for agents in Ames?
While individual real estate agent commissions do vary, most real estate agents work for 6% of the home price.
Why should I use HomeLight to find a Ames real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agent in Ames to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare Ames real estate agent and will only introduce you to the top performing agents. They do not pay to advertise on our site and we do not pay to list them. To give you the best object recommendations, we consider things like: how fast a real estate agent sells, how many properties they work on, how much money they save or earn their clients, and what cities and neighborhoods they specialize in. You can trust that we’ll match you with the right agents for your needs.
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