Monthly Home Tips Reasons to work with a Realtor ๐Ÿก Thinking of buying or selling a home? Here’s why working with a realtor is the best choice! ๐Ÿ™Œโœจ 1๏ธโƒฃ Expertise: Realtors bring in-depth knowledge of the local market, industry trends, and the complexities of real estate transactions. We guide you every step of the way! 2๏ธโƒฃ Negotiation Skills: With their experience, realtors are skilled […]
Client Events 2023 Summer Client Appreciation Party โœจ Gratitude shines bright โœจ A heartfelt ๐Ÿ’œ ๐“ฃ๐“ฑ๐“ช๐“ท๐“ด ๐”‚๐“ธ๐“พ to our incredible clients, friends + family for making our client appreciation party ๐ŸŽ‰ a night to remember ๐Ÿ“ธ. Your presence + support made it truly fabulous. Cheers ๐Ÿฅ‚ to the amazing ๐Ÿคฉ connections and memories weโ€™ve created together. Weโ€™re grateful for each and every […]
Uncategorized Have you filed your Homestead Tax Credit? ๐Ÿ“ข Calling all Iowa homeowners! ๐Ÿก๐ŸŒฝ Did you know about the fantastic Iowa Homestead Credit? Itโ€™s time to take advantage of this amazing benefit! ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฏ ๐Ÿก The Iowa Homestead Credit is designed to provide property tax relief to eligible homeowners in the Hawkeye State. It helps reduce the burden of property taxes, making homeownership more […]
Real Estate Info The Pros and Cons of Selling Your Home For Sale by Owner Selling your home is a major decision that comes with a plethora of choices and considerations. One option that homeowners often contemplate is selling their property without the assistance of a real estate agent, commonly known as “For Sale by Owner” (FSBO). While this approach can have its advantages, it’s crucial to weigh the pros […]
Real Estate Info To Build or Not to Build Building a new home is an exciting prospect for many homeowners, as it provides an opportunity to create a space that is uniquely tailored to their needs and preferences. However, like any major decision, there are both pros and cons to building a new home. In this post, we’ll explore some of the advantages and […]
Awards 2023 Awards Banquet ๐• ๐•™ ๐•จ๐•™๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•’ ๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•˜๐•™๐•ฅ ๐Ÿ’ซ A big thank you ๐Ÿ˜˜ to @century21_sre for putting together such a fabulous event. After a whole year of working hard, we earned a night to play hard too! I can honestly say that I am surrounded by some of the best people in the real estate industry. โค๏ธ This […]
Real Estate Info The benefits of homeownership As a realtor, I am often asked about the benefits of homeownership. It’s a common question, and one that has many answers. In this blog post, I will outline some of the top benefits of homeownership. Investment: One of the most significant benefits of homeownership is that it is an investment. Unlike renting, where you […]
Uncategorized Say hello ๐Ÿ‘‹to our newest team member! โœจOur team is growing againโœจ Isaiah is the newest partner of the Swanson Real Estate team! He has been a Realtor for over two years and brings incredible knowledge, enthusiasm, and the same client-centered focus our team prides itself on. In addition, he excels at working with first-time homebuyers and is a master negotiator ๐Ÿ‘Š […]
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Uncategorized Taylor Hird named top 40 under 40 We celebrated ๐•‹๐•’๐•ช๐•๐• ๐•ฃ yesterday as she was named one of the top 4๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ DSM Realtors under ๐“•๐“ธ๐“พ๐“ป๐“ฝ๐”‚. You wonโ€™t find a more dedicated, hardworking and client-focused Realtor (and donโ€™t forget funny, kind and always has a good story to share ๐Ÿคฃ) in the metro! Our team is so proud of you ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
Uncategorized The Church House Makes the News! Late last month I had the privilege of listing a historic home in Van Meter. Built in 1871, 1042 Badger Creek Rd.hit the market and garnered an incredible amount of attention. So much so, the news caught wind of it. Thanks @kcci8 for the opportunity to chat about my newest listing โ›ช๏ธ. I โค๏ธtalking about […]
Real Estate Info Year over year gains for homeowners The national median existing-home price for all housing types reached $370,700 in November, up๐Ÿ“ˆ 3.5% from a year ago. Home ๐Ÿก prices have continued to climb, marking the 129th consecutive month of year-over-year gains๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ. If you’d like to see what your gains have been since you purchased, I’d be more than happy to look into […]
Uncategorized Signature Round Table Event Yesterday, my team and all of Century 21 had the privilege of listening to some incredible speakers from Buffini & Company. These speakers are also certified business coaches and have been in the real estate profession for well over 20+ years. ย They have seen it all and were able to share some amazing insights, perspectives […]
Uncategorized Let’s Celebrate DMAAR event On January 24th, my team member Niki + I attended the “Let’s celebrate DMAAR” event. This was a fun networking event which allowed us the opportunity to chat with other professionals in the real estate world. Building relationships with other Realtorsยฎ is such an integral part of our job. Whether you’re representing the seller or […]
Real Estate Info Open Houses are BACK! This weekend we held open houses on 2๏ธโƒฃof our active listings + had over 5๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ people come through, curious to see what’s on the market. If you’re selling a home, an open house is a great way to increase exposure + the additional foot traffic will improve your chances of selling your home quickly. According […]
Real Estate Info Buying a home in 2023? Thinking about buying a home next year and wondering what to expect? Experts say the 2023 housing market will have some key perks for buyers. In particular, youโ€™ll have more homes to choose from, and that means you may see less intense competition from other buyers. If youโ€™re ready to start planning for your home […]
Real Estate Info Home prices appreciated by 60.6% over the past 5 years On Average, nationwide, home prices appreciated ๐Ÿ“ˆby 60.6% over the past 5๏ธโƒฃ years. For existing homeowners ๐Ÿก, that means youโ€™ve likely gained significant equity over time. And if you plan to sell your current house ๐Ÿก and buy your next home, that equity can help power your move. If you have questions about your specific […]
Giveaways Awkward Santa ๐ŸŽ…Photo Contest We had so much fun with this contest last year that we just had to bring it back! Our friends, family, clients and loyal social media followers either tag us or share their ย awkward Santa photos with us via Instagram and Facebook for a chance to win tickets to Santa’s Rockin’ lights at Living History […]
Client Events Pie Party 2022 Our pie ๐Ÿฅง party ๐ŸŽ‰ was a SUCCESS! We gave 90 pies to some of our favorite peeps! We love our job + our clients even more. So glad we got to celebrate with all of you!ย A BIG thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ to our co-sponsor Dee Mable with First American Warranty, Fox Brewing Company,ย ย 515Pi and to […]