We are from the area but had been working out of the state & wanted to buy an acreage. We called Norm about an acreage that was listed through him and our relationship with him began! We were only in the area for a few short weeks. Norm scheduled his job around us & our availablity. Norm was very organized, he always found a way to answer all our questions, he was always willing to look into new opporunities with us, and most importantly he was always honest with us! It has been a pleasure working with Norm & we would highly recommend him to anyone! It's been tough for us purchasing a house while we are out of the state, but Norm has made it a breeze! He has communicated everything with us & has been in touch with us as well the seller and our lender! We appriciated all of Norm's hard work & dedication to his job!
Working with Norm was very enjoyable. His knowledge of the area kept from purchasing in a location that would not have been satisfied with. If the situation of purchasing property in that area arises again, Norm will be our contact!
Our search for the perfect horse acreage lasted nearly two years as I was not willing to "just settle".. Norm patiently took me to location after location until we found the right one. When "the one" came on the market, Norm's reaction was immediate, allowing us to view and purchase our current home before it was lost to another buyer. I would recommend Norm to anyone looking for a home. His knowledge of the market is excellent.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $150K in De Soto, IA.
I was very pleased with Norm Olson. He was dedicated to help me find the right house and answer all my questions. It can be hard to find good service these days and I couldnt of been happier with Norm! If I were to sell or buy another house I will call Norm.
Couldn't have asked for a better realtor. Worked hard for me and was also quick to answer phone calls and always did what he said he was going to do. A good negotiator too. I would highly recommend Norm.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $125K in Winterset, IA.
I contacted Norm through zillow and had a very quick reply from him. He made it very easy to look at the homes I had interest in. He was very accessible. He was willing and able to answer all the questions I had, was very helpful in the loan process as well. I found him to be very trustworthy.
We met Norm when we looked at a property he had listed and immediately liked him. We had other realtors we had worked with in the past, but decided to list our home with him. We were also looking for and found an acerage that we ended up purchasing. Norm's knowledge of the real estate market and network of contacts was impressive and very useful. Norm always answers his phone, responds to emails promptly, and was available even on short notice. It would be difficult to find a better realtor to work with.
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $275K in Winterset, IA.
Norm was outstanding to work with for purchasing a home near Des Moines. We were moving from out of state, and our experiences with other realtors before Norm was only frsutrating as they would not call back in a timley fashion or listen to our needs. We contacted Norm through Zillow, heard from him within an hour, and looking back are very glad we did. Norm listened to our needs, scouted houses for us before we came into town, and was very patient throughout the process. He was extremely flexible throughout the process, and was willing to share his thoughts/feedback with us when asked.
When we found a home that we liked, Norm was very aggressive with the listing agent to ensure our offer was reviewed first. As we were driving out to close on the house, the listing agent did not have all the loose ends tied up, which would push back closing for a few days (all while our house is packed in a moving truck). Norm stepped in to fix the situation, and we closed on time only thanks to his efforts.
If you are looking for an real estate "partner" that is willing to help you find exactly what you want, we would absolutely recommend contacting Norm. We will use Norm again if we ever plan to move nearby in the future.