Top Real Estate Agents in Des Moines, IA

HomeLight runs the stats on each of the 130 agents in Des Moines so that you can select the top performing real estate agents. The top 3% Des Moines agents work with 437 homes and get them sold in 80 days.

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Des Moines's Housing Market at a Glance

Des Moines’s housing market prices changed a noticeable amount over the past year, where the top seller’s agent has sold 365 houses in the city. Take a peek at the market today and you’ll find homes listed with a mean time on the market of 126 days.

Figuring out the best agents in Des Moines just got easier. We sort the 130 agents in Des Moines based on their transaction data to generate the top agents who will work best for you.

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Why You Need a Top Real Estate Agent in Des Moines

Des Moines, IA has 130 active real estate agents. The average real estate agent in Des Moines sells about 365 homes and each home spends about 126 days on Des Moines's housing market. Let's see how the top 3% perform in comparison.

Additional Resources

Read buyer and seller guides, get the best tips from America's top real estate agents, see the latest trends in housing, and learn how to optimize your home sale. Find it all on the HomeLight blog ».

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Des Moines, IA?

    It's going to depend on the temperature of the Des Moines housing market but we generally 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.

  • How important is it to hire a top real estate agent in Des Moines?

    On average, the top performing 5% of seller's agents generally command a higher selling price (+9%) than the average real estate agent. The top performing 5% of buyer's agents generally save their clients 2.5% more than the average real estate agent at closing. So, whether you're buying or selling your house, your odds of making more money on the transaction are higher if you work with a top performing agent.

  • Why do I need to hire a licensed real estate agent in Des Moines?

    Always ensure you’re working with a trained, accredited real estate professional. That's the best way to protect you and your property. Every listing agent should be prepared to deliver proof of their license to sell in your area.

  • What is the average real estate agent commission for agents in Des Moines?

    While individual real estate agent commissions do vary, most real estate agents in Des Moines work for 6% of the home price.

  • How do I find a real estate agent that specializes in a specific Des Moines neighborhood?

    Looking to buy or sell a home in a specific Des Moines neighborhood? We've got you covered. Either explore top real estate agents in Des Moines neighborhoods or give one of our trained agent concierges a call at (888) 998-1909.

  • What are the most important questions to ask when interviewing Des Moines real estate agents?

    We've put together a list of 24 questions to ask your real estate agent. Make sure to ask them of your Des Moines real estate agent during interviews.

  • Why should I use HomeLight to find a Des Moines real estate agent?

    HomeLight analyzes all real estate agents in Des Moines to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare Des Moines real estate agents and will only introduce you to the top performing agents.

  • Do these Des Moines real estate agents work for HomeLight?

    No. All of the real estate agents you see on are unaffiliated with us. They do not pay to advertise on our site and we do not pay to list them. That's how we keep our recommendations objective.

  • What factors does HomeLight consider when evaluating real estate agents in Des Moines?

    We compare real estate agents on a variety of data points in their transaction history. While we can't give away our exact algorithm, we can tell you that 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.

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