Sold a Single Family home in 2012 in Merle Hay, Des Moines, IA.
Allen helped my family sell our home in Beaverdale, and purchase a new home in Norwalk. He was very professional, knowledgeable, and great to work with. We would recommend Allen to anyone that is looking to buy or sell a home.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $200K in Urbandale, IA.
My fiancé and I were searching for our first home and were very pleased with the work Allen did for us. We knew it would be tough to find something we both liked, in the price range we were looking for, and in the area we wanted to live in. I warned Allen that he may have his hands full as I didn’t know the first thing to buying a home. He seemed just as anxious to find us a home as we were.
After Allen showed us some homes, he began to get a feel of what kind of home we were looking for. He did some searching, and found a foreclosure he thought we would be interested in. When he took us to look at the home, we knew right away it was the home we wanted to make our own. He helped us negotiate with the bank to make a great deal in a short amount of time. Within just a few weeks, my fiancé and I were moving into our new home.
Not only did Allen take time to personally search and find a home for us, but during the process, he was completely honest with his opinion on the homes we were looking at, and the home we made our own. He made both my fiancé and my first experience on home buying as pleasant as it could be. We would definitely recommend Allen to anyone looking for a realtor to help put them in a new home.
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $125K in West Des Moines, IA.
Our home was not an easy sell by any means. There were many, many things that had to be done in order to sell the home. Some on our end, but most things ended up being on Allen's end. Allen dove right in taking care of everything and was able to find the right buyers even in this tough market.
When I go to look for my next home, I will come back to Allen and would recommend him to anyone searching for a Realtor.
As semi-picky first time home buyers, Allen not only took the time to guide us through the home-buying process and what to look for, but also was an amazing knowledge base of Des Moines and the surrounding areas. Allen was professional, flexable, accomodating, insightful, and commited to finding us our perfect house.
As I sit here in the living room of our new house typing this, I can say I would absolutely recommend Allen in helping you buy a new house, you will not be disappointed.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $200K in West Des Moines, IA.
He was always quick to respond to my emails and found good homes for us to look at and also took into consideration homes that we found on our own. We never felt like he would show us only Iowa Realty homes which really gave us the feeling that he wanted to get us in a home that was best for us and not so much what would be the most lucrative for himself. In that sense we were happy that we found an Iowa Realty home to move into because he deserved his commission because he was very flexible and patient with us.
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $150K in West Des Moines, IA.
I have worked with several Realtors in many cities. If you have done the same you know that some are ok and others are barely responsive. I have never been very impressed. Infact when I began my search for a house this time I was determined not to use one...a waste of money I thought. Allen was the listing agent on a house that I called on and after we met and walked through the house he found out a little more about what I was looking for. He suggested a few other properties I might take a look at. He sent me the list that night and we looked at them the next day. I thought 'great now I have a realtor again.' It was soon evident that Allen wasn't a typical realtor.
Allen not only met my expectations but exceeded them. He knew the market and was ultra responsive. He listened to my needs and was very patient with our occasional indicision. He always acted with my best interest in mind. He is the kind of realtor who looks at houses the day they come on the market so he can get his clients in there first and have the best shot of getting a good deal. I can't say enough about how happy I am with how Allen performed. Whenever I hear about someone looking for a house or wanting to sell I can't wait to tell them about Allen.
i am not much for writing reviews but if I am ever looking to buy or sell a house Allen is the only Realtor i would ever consider.