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Top West Des Moines real estate agents

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See how 14 of the top REALTORS® and real estate agents in West Des Moines stack up

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
2
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
NAR Certifications
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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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Condo Transactions
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Single Family Home Transactions
10
Townhome Transactions
2
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
NAR Certifications
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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
6
Single Family Home Transactions
31
Condo Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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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!

Condo Transactions
3
Townhome Transactions
1
Single Family Home Transactions
8
Achievements
  • Sells Homes Fast 2020
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Hilary Tetrick
RE/Max Concepts
About Hilary

Yes… I DO know how I want to run my business and treat my clients! I highly value my friends, family, clients, and referrals. They are the lifeblood of my business! I want them to feel respected, able to talk and be honest with me. I want to make sure they are informed about the steps required for buying and selling in today's ever-changing market. I am constantly looking for new ways to improve myself and business. Settings myself apart from other agents, keeping on top of new technologies, being educated, and trying new marketing. About me: I started in real estate part-time while working in the restaurant industry but realized how much I enjoyed helping people find the perfect home. So, four years ago I made the jump to full time and have continued to build a thriving business ever since. My specialty is helping first time home buyers because I enjoy educating people on the process, such as what to expect and helping them make the best-informed decision to find the perfect home for their family I recently made the transition to RE/MAX Concepts to where my business, Iowa Is Home, was born. I have also become a member of the Jen Stanbrough Real Estate Team. We work as a small office bringing our own strengths, ideas and personalities giving each other advice and support. I’m very proud of my accomplishments and all the people that I have been able to help with my experience and education. I love to talk real estate and would love to make you a client for life! Give me a quick call or email to get started.

Single Family Home Transactions
3
Townhome Transactions
1
TIC Transactions
0
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Jason Stuyvesant
RE/MAX Concepts
About Jason

I am a full service residential real estate agent in the Greater Des Moines, IA Metro area. As a Realtor I am happy to serve as both your buyers agent or listing agent. I have lots of experience in everything from first time buyers to "empty nesters" ready to sell and downsize. I have helped many families moving from out of state for work here in the Des Moines area as well. I can be as involved as you like in your home search. For sellers I have upgraded listing programs included that are few and far between in this market all included at no extra charge to you! Have a look around and contact me today so we can start making your dream home a reality!

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"We could not have had a better experience with Jason! We were buyers with a lot of questions and nee..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
5
TIC Transactions
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  • 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.

Nic's reviews

"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
5
Condo Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
0
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  • Move Safe Certified 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!

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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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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
5
Single Family Home Transactions
11
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
NAR Certifications
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Jeff Garrison
Realty ONE Group Impact
About Jeff

Jeff and Brenda Garrison are GO TEAM GARRISON - your GO TO team for real estate in the state of Iowa. We specialize in both buying and selling New Construction Re-sales distressed properties high end real estate and first time home buyers! Together we are able to take the stress out of your home buying or selling process and make your transaction a pleasant experience! We are proud to work as real estate brokers for Realty One Group Impact in West Des Moines. Realty One gives us the opportunity to run our own business and be very flexible in order to meet all of your real estate needs.

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

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

The best real estate agents out there know how to close deals quickly and painlessly, plus save you money along the way. A top 3% West Des Moines agent does 545 deals a year, compared with the average agent’s 89 deals. They save buyers 4.5% more than their average-performing counterparts, and save sellers over 10% more than average.

Top Seller's Agents

A top West Des Moines seller’s agent sells 1.8x more properties, gets you 40.9% more for your home, and sells 31.6% faster than the average agent.

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Top Buyer's Agents

The top 3% West Des Moines buyer's agents buy 1.8x more homes in the same area and save $16,643 on their clients' home purchases. That's 66.8% more savings than the average home sale!

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

Top Agents
4.9 stars
Avg. Agents
1 stars

Top real estate agents in West Des Moines score an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical West Des Moines agent who scores only 1.0 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in West Des Moines and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

"I would like to express my gratitude to Homelight for recommending the best agent in the Milford area to list my property... I had been trying to sell my condo since 2013 without any luck... in less than 60 days I completed the sale of my condo. "

Danielle O.

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"HomeLight provided a user interface that allowed me to easily contact several agents with high ratings. The first Realtor that responded sold my home. I recommend HomeLight and will use them again. "

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HomeLight Client

"HomeLight is the way to go! It allowed me to interview three top agents in my area and choose one that I felt I could work with well. My agent sold the house quickly."

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