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Find the perfect Des Moines real estate agent

We analyze millions of home sales to find the best performing real estate agents.

Top Des Moines real estate agents

HomeLight runs the stats on each of the 179 agents in Des Moines so that you can select the top performing real estate agents. The top 3% Des Moines agents work with 1463 homes and get them sold in 59 days.


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.

Cynthia L

Why you need a top real estate agent in Des Moines, IA

Des Moines, IA has 179 active real estate agents. The average real estate agent in Des Moines sells about 890 homes and each home spends about 104 days on Des Moines's housing market. Let's see how the top 3% perform in comparison.

Top Seller's Agents

In contrast with the average Des Moines real estate agent, the top seller's agents sell 788.5 more homes, close deals 45.49 days faster, and earn sellers an extra 36.1% on each home sale.

Sale price / List price (%)

Days on market
Lower is better

Homes sold / yr


Top Buyer's Agents

When compared against the average real estate agent, the top Des Moines buyer's agents move about 862 properties and save buyers $13,589 on their home purchases.

Condos sold / yr

Homes purchased / yr

Sale price / list price (%)
Lower is better

See how some of the real estate agents in Des Moines, IA stack up

Shane Torres

RE/MAX Concepts

Des Moines Listings Sold

33

Average Days on Market

96

Townhome Transactions

15

Raymond Chadderton

Keller Williams Realty

Average Days on Market

110

Townhome Transactions

59

Single Family Home Transactions

740

Jeff Garrison

Realty ONE Group Impact

Average Days on Market

76

Condo Transactions

3

Townhome Transactions

2

Matt Mauro

RE/MAX Concepts

Average Days on Market

120

Townhome Transactions

7

Single Family Home Transactions

65

Andrew Duncan

Re/max Dynamic

Average Days on Market

94

Townhome Transactions

280

Condo Transactions

390

Jennifer Farrell

RE/MAX Concepts

Average Days on Market

93

Condo Transactions

1

Single Family Home Transactions

20

Timothy Schutte

EXIT Realty Capital City

Des Moines Listings Sold

9

Single Family Home Transactions

83

Condo Transactions

1

Elizabeth Funk

Northstar Realty

Condo Transactions

22

Townhome Transactions

10

Single Family Home Transactions

140

Misty SOLDwisch

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Innovations

Des Moines Listings Sold

20

Single Family Home Transactions

92

Condo Transactions

3

Jason Stuyvesant

RE/MAX Concepts

Average Days on Market

110

Condo Transactions

10

Single Family Home Transactions

53

Meet top real estate agents who focus on these Des Moines neighborhoods

Merle Hay

Active Agents18
Time on Market88
Avg. Sale Price$131,391

Downtown Des Moines

Active Agents7
Time on Market126
Avg. Sale Price$220,600

Union Park

Active Agents11
Time on Market68
Avg. Sale Price$84,976


Homelight helped us in our decision regarding what real estate agent to select and it saved us a lot of time. Homelight was invaluable in our search efforts because they notify top agents who aren't pushy and only want to provide excellent service to someone wanting to sell their home.

Vanessa K


HomeLight services were terrific! They perfectly matched our needs with a realtor who provided those services. HomeLight made it simple and easy to choose a professional and experienced realtor.

Heather T


When my wife and I contacted HomeLight for help in finding a Realtor, they were in touch almost immediately. We interviewed 3, all were very professional. We found a good fit and the house sold in 9 days.

Jerry R

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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 home, your odds of making more money on the transaction are higher if you work with a top performing agent. We encourage you to explore all of your options if you're selling a home in Des Moines, IA.

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 (855) 999-7975

What are the most important questions to ask when interviewing Des Moines neighborhood?

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 HomeLight.com 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.