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Top Des Moines real estate agents

HomeLight examines the transaction history for the 239 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 58 days and sell for $75,583 more than the average.

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

Timothy Schutte
EXIT Realty Capital City
About Timothy

Top selling Real Estate Agent and Broker Owner in the Des Moines Metro. My team prides itself on getting our client's home sold for top dollar with expert marketing and negotiations. Our marketing plan is based on a strong internet presence, professional photography, and email communication. Our buyers are given expert advice on value and negotiations. Timothy's Team has extensive experience with 1. Sellers 2. Buyers 3. New Construction 4. Investment properties 5. Relocation Our team is here to serve you in your real estate needs. Having grown up on a farm by Ocheyedan, Ia (Northwest part of the state) I learned the meaning of work. Work is a passion of mine. I enjoy the challenge that being a Realtor brings. I attended Western Christian High School in Hull, IA and attended Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA. In the Fall of 2005, I transferred to Drake University in Des Moines and graduated with a BA in Politics and a BA in Economics. I practiced Real Estate at Prudential First Realty from November 2006 to November 2011 and then joined EXIT Realty North Star in December 2011 and have now opened my own brokerage EXIT Realty Capital City in November 2013.

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"Timothy is very knowledgeable! He helped me find my dream home. As a first time home buyer I had qui..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
10
Condo Transactions
1
Townhome Transactions
2
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
NAR Certifications
REALTOR®
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Steven Camerona
Iowa Realty
About Steven

Steven works under Iowa Realty.

Single Family Home Transactions
6
Condo Transactions
2
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
140
Condo Transactions
3
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
NAR Certifications
REALTOR®
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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
37
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Nic Meyer
Realty One Group Impact
About Nic

- Nic has been working in real estate since 2015. - Nic understands that real estate is a people business. His number one priority is helping people. If you are looking to buy your next home or sell your existing one, he would love to meet with you to help answer any questions you may have! - Nic enjoys officiating hockey on the side. - If you are considering buying or selling your home, give Nic a call today! Here’s what we know about Nic’s work: - Nic is skilled in fast home sales: he has listings that have sold in as little as 3 days. - Nic is an agent who sells homes for top dollar.

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"Nic helped get multiple offers the first day, sold it for well over the list price, or made the proc..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
1
Condo Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Raymond Chadderton
Keller Williams Realty
About Raymond

After 15 years as an executive of a Fortune 500 company, I began my real estate career in 2000 and became a partner-owner with Keller Williams in 2002. My team, The Chadderton Group, has helped thousands of clients over the past 20+ years and we're honored to be named a "Best Real Estate Team in America" 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. Along with experience, we're known for our professionalism, honesty, and hard-working attitude. This is evident in the repeat business and referrals from past clients that allow our business to grow year after year.

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"Ray and his team are a group of amazing and knowledgeable agents. They know all that is needed in se..."

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Townhome Transactions
2
Single Family Home Transactions
40
Condo Transactions
4
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
  • HomeLight Home Loans Specialist 2020
  • Title & Escrow Specialist 2020
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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!

Jason's reviews

"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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Single Family Home Transactions
28
Condo Transactions
3
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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.

Townhome Transactions
3
Single Family Home Transactions
4
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
NAR Certifications
REALTOR®
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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.

Townhome Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
2
TIC Transactions
0
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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.

Condo Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
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Find your perfect real estate agent in Des Moines

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

Des Moines has 239 active real estate agents, but how do you know which one is right for you? The top 3% of real estate agents in Des Moines move homes 34.59 days faster than the average agent and work 722.24 more properties.

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
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Top Buyer's Agents

In Des Moines, top buyers agents help home buyers save $12,787 on a home. The top agents, on average, place 1.8x the number of transactions as average agents in Des Moines.

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Homes Purchased / Yr

Sale Price / List Price (%)
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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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Russel Furman
Compass
Feb 17, 2021

“As a first time home buyer, choosing an experienced, tenured, and knowledgeable realtor was the upmost important need for me. Jacob turned out to be all of that and more. From the first time we sat down to talk about the process of home buying, until the closing documents were signed, Jacob made buy...“

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Ashley
Compass
Jan 14, 2021

“If you are looking for a reliable, trustworthy, and hardworking realtor, look no further. We spoke with Jacob and then met with him at our home. He spent hours answering our questions, providing objective data, and providing tons of info on comps in the area. Jacob always responded in a timely manne...“

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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 ...“

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Russel
Compass
Feb 17, 2021

“As a first time home buyer, choosing an experienced, tenured, and knowledgeable realtor was the upmost important need for me. Jacob turned out to be all of that and more. From the first time we sat down to talk about the process of home buying, until the closing documents were signed, Jacob made buy...“

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Constance Woods
Compass
Dec 07, 2020

“After recently selling our house in Virginia, we asked our realtor there to recommend a real estate agent familiar with the Pembroke Pines/Miramar area. After some research and several interviews, she put us in touch with Jacob Engel, who promptly contacted us as soon as we arrived in Florida. He ...“

"My wife suggested I contact HomeLight to help us find a Realtor we can trust. It was the easiest thing I have ever done; in 1 phone call, I was in a position of confidence. We chose a team that helped us every step of the way. "

Javin F.

HomeLight Client

"The agent that HomeLight found for us was amazing. She had a cash offer within three days of listing!"

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HomeLight Client

"HomeLight found a number of Realtors and provided a baseline for me to compare them. We were in a bit of a time crunch to sell and HomeLight made finding a local agent quick and easy."

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Find the perfect 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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