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Top real estate agents in Des Moines, IA

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

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

In Des Moines, where homes stay on the market an average of 94 days, it’s crucial to have a top performing real estate agent. Top Des Moines agents do 587 real estate transactions a year, compared to the average agent who does 145. Plus, our data shows the best agents save you time and money.

"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 Des Moines stack up

Misty SOLDwisch
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Innovations
About Misty

Here is a video telling you all about me & my team: https://youtu.be/E_F6g2lj3Pg "My goal is to take every individual step of the real estate process and make it BETTER than what everyone else does—to provide the BEST service, preparation, options and advice for our clients!" Licensed to sell real estate since 2000, I have been a Broker/Owner since 2007. I enjoy the challenge and the honor of helping buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals with my team of dedicated agents who all have specialized roles for their part of the real estate process. While I had great success with my prior brand affiliations (I was the No.1 Team Leader for 4 years), I jumped at the opportunity to partner in 2017 with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. It is an incredible combination of a trusted, quality brand backed by a media powerhouse – great technology, grounded in the traditions of home! Be sure to check out my TV commercial with Barbara Corcoran, from ABC's Shark Tank: https://youtu.be/QTnR9OKNbiY

Single Family Home Transactions
230
Condo Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Ingrid Williams
RE/MAX Precision
About Ingrid

We are one of the top teams in the state of Iowa! To find your perfect home we use the must updated search tools and technology, as well as good old fashioned networking and legwork. Our team will support you all the way and our recommended inspectors, lenders and attorneys will make your purchase virtually stress-free! For your sale, we utilize only the best photographers, staging know-how, and connected social tools to get you to the closing table fast and for the best price. I and my team are committed to you! We take a hands on approach and the extra time to explain all aspects of your purchase or sale without rushing through the process. We even have a free moving truck for you to use with any home sale or purchase (local moves only).

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"She did an excellent job in explaining the process and in negotiating the sale on the best possible ..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
65
Condo Transactions
6
Townhome Transactions
1
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Pennie Carroll
Pennie Carroll & Associates | Real Estate
About Pennie

Pennie Carroll offers a team of professionals with a high level of more than 50 years of experience and energy in her successful Real Estate business. Preparing the home, excellent photography, attracting the seller, negotiating the sale to a successful closing, her team of experts have you covered. They have the knowledge of the area and work hard to find the next home and coordinate inspections, partnering with the top lenders in the area . Broker/Realtor and many designations and awards are evidence of the level of professionalism Pennie Carroll & Associate clients receive from their services. Whether buying or selling it makes Sense to Choose Pennie Carroll and Associates.

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"I selected Pennie after interviewing a few agents. I felt confident she was the person who would hel..."

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Townhome Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
64
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Nancy Nastruz
Keller Williams
About Nancy

In addition to having over seventeen years of experience as a licensed Realtor I pride myself on being the best in my profession and am always in pursuit of additional education in order to better serve my clients! I am not only a licensed Realtor. My credentials also include being a Certified Residential Specialist and a Graduate of the Real Estate Institute. In addition to myself, I tag team business with my husband Joel and my oldest son Joseph. Our combination allows us the ability to serve a wide array of clients and offer the best strategy and solutions to buying and selling a home.

Townhome Transactions
3
Single Family Home Transactions
26
TIC Transactions
0
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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.

Townhome Transactions
1
Single Family Home Transactions
120
Condo Transactions
3
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
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Steven Camerona
Iowa Realty
About Steven

Steven works under Iowa Realty.

Single Family Home Transactions
3
Condo Transactions
2
TIC Transactions
0
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Jorge Ibarra
Keller Williams Greater Des Moines
About Jorge

Avid learner of all things real estate. Always seeking to create long term win-win relationships. God, Family,then Business. Traveler and sports enthusiast.

Single Family Home Transactions
170
Condo Transactions
6
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2021
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Alen Agic
RE/MAX Concepts
About Alen

As a listing agent, I look forward to helping you sell your property for top dollar. The right marketing, attention to detail, and pricing are key whenever selling real estate. 2020 was a great year - closing 78 transactions, 2021 is headed towards another record-setting year!

Townhome Transactions
0
Condo Transactions
1
Single Family Home Transactions
9
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Jennifer Clark
Century 21 Signature Real Estate
About Jennifer

I grew up near Marshalltown, IA and have been living in the Des Moines Metro area since 1998. My family and I love to travel. We spend time outdoors watching our boys in sports or enjoying a bike ride in our spare time. I have been licensed since 1999 and selling in the Des Moines Metro area ever since. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Finance with Real Estate emphasis. With this background I understand the financial side to buying a home. I know many of the local lenders and keep updated on what they have to offer. I pride myself on making my clients aware of the great options available to them and breaking them down so you can understand & make your loan choice. I also have worked as a relocation specialist for many years and I am trained on the process that the companies require. I have assisted many first time home buyers achieve the goal of the American Dream. This is truly exciting for me, as I remember how scary it was to buy my first home over 20 years ago. My team and I are with you every step of the way! If you would like to learn more about my services, please contact me.

Townhome Transactions
2
Single Family Home Transactions
38
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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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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Find the best real estate agent near you

Top Des Moines real estate agent stats at a glance

HomeLight examines the transaction history for the 251 active Des Moines real estate agents to find the best ones. The top 3% of real estate agents in Des Moines get homes off the market in 57 days and sell for $76,638 more than the average.

Top Seller's Agents

What kind of results can you get with a top seller’s agent in Des Moines? They sell 1.9x more properties, save their sellers over 10% more, and move homes 1.4x faster than average agents.

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Days on Market
Lower is better

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Top Buyer's Agents

In Des Moines, top buyers agents help home buyers save $12,965 on a home. The top agents, on average, place 1.8x the number of transactions as average agents in Des Moines.

Condos Sold / Yr

Homes Purchased / Yr

Sale Price / List Price (%)
Lower is better

Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Des Moines, IA

Top Agents
4.9 stars
Avg. Agents
4.4 stars

Top real estate agents in Des Moines score an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Des Moines agent who scores only 4.4 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Des Moines and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

Recent reviews for Des Moines real estate agents and REALTORS

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Sara Dobner
Compass
Apr 05, 2022

“Jacob Engel’s conduct was unprofessional, arrogant, dismissive and dishonest. We did not feel he provided the value added that we would expect a professional to provide in order to service the explicit needs of his clients. The role of a real estate agent does not end with their client agreeing to ...“

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Cheyenne Kuebler-Hunt
RE/MAX Concepts
Aug 27, 2021

“Cameron Campos not only decided to work with us way before we were ready and took the time out of his day to show us what we needed to do, but he stayed in contact with us through the years to check in on us and see where our progress took us. He’s such an amazing realtor that doesn’t push you, but ...“

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Noah Belt
RE/MAX Concepts
Aug 28, 2021

“Cameron Campos made our buying/selling process AMAZING. He was always available for questions and advice. He goes above and beyond doing research on current market and comps, to make sure you have as much information as possible. He sends weekly update emails to make sure you never feel left in the ...“

"Realtors can claim anything, but the objective data that HomeLight collects on number of homes sold, price range, and time period, are facts that cannot be challenged."

Shirley S.

HomeLight Client

"Reached out to HomeLight... chose the realtor we liked best, had a listing in under a week... received an offer(at full asking price) within 24 hours."

Linda D.

HomeLight Client

"My agent wrote a killer MLS listing and also had a stunning drone video made to show it off. That lot sold in 10 days, thanks to his efforts. I can't thank HomeLight enough for helping me connect with the exact agent for me."

Joan P.

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Find the best agent or REALTOR® for your favorite Des Moines neighborhood

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in Des Moines,top agents are frequently doing deals in Beaverdale, Merle Hay, and Watrous South.

Beaverdale

Active Agents17
Time on Market68
Avg. Sale Price$164,459

Merle Hay

Active Agents19
Time on Market87
Avg. Sale Price$131,213

Watrous South

Active Agents12
Time on Market85
Avg. Sale Price$195,494

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 Des Moines?
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 Des Moines?
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 Des Moines, IA.
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When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Des Moines?
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 Des Moines 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 Des Moines 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 Des Moines?
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 Des Moines real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agent in Des Moines to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare Des Moines 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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