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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 131 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.


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
Iowa

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

Des Moines, IA has 131 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.

Top Seller's Agents

In contrast with the average Des Moines real estate agent, the top seller's agents sell 320.36 more homes, close deals 45.5 days faster, and earn sellers an extra 39.6% 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 74 properties and save buyers $7,345 on their home purchases.

Condos sold / yr

Homes purchased / yr

Sale price / list price (%)
Lower is better

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

Matt Mauro

RE/MAX Concepts

Des Moines Listings Sold

6

Average Days on Market

120

Townhome Transactions

7

Timothy Schutte

Exit Realty Capital City

Des Moines Listings Sold

9

Average Days on Market

150

Single Family Home Transactions

83

Misty SOLDwisch

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Innovations

Des Moines Listings Sold

20

Single Family Home Transactions

92

Condo Transactions

3

Des Moines Listings Sold

23

Average Over Asking

$23k

Average Days on Market

140

Megan Hill Mitchum

Century 21 Signature Real Estate

Des Moines Listings Sold

8

Single Family Home Transactions

13

TIC Transactions

0

Andrew DePhillips

Re/Max Real Estate Concepts

Des Moines Listings Sold

4

Townhome Transactions

3

Single Family Home Transactions

29

Average Days on Market

92

Condo Transactions

1

Single Family Home Transactions

6

Jason Stuyvesant

RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts

Average Days on Market

110

TIC Transactions

0

Townhome Transactions

0

Average Days on Market

96

Condo Transactions

1

Single Family Home Transactions

4

Scott Myers

Century 21 Signature Real Estate

Single Family Home Transactions

16

TIC Transactions

0

Townhome Transactions

0


The realtor that HomeLight connected us with was exactly what we were looking for! Thank you HomeLight for the great recommendation and for helping us find the perfect first single family home.

Cody D


HomeLight's Realtor matching process was immediate and we were out house shopping within a couple of days. Thank you for helping us get started on the right foot in buying our first home.

Rajiv S


Having lived in our home for 20 years, we were totally unprepared for the changes that had occurred in the housing market. So glad we chose HomeLight to help us at this important time of our lives.

Judy J

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 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 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.