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05/31/2014 - zuser20140531110419424
Bought a Condo home in 2014 for approximately $150K in Ames, IA.
We were in the market for a new house for a long time, in a seller's market--so frustrating. One house after another was bid out of our price range, or purchased shortly after we looked at it. So when we looked at a townhouse that was perfect for both our needs, and our budget, we eagerly started the bidding process.

Imagine our disappointment when, after the first series of offers and counter-offers, the owner took his home off the market! But Steve, of his own initiative, went to every townhouse in that development that had a similar floor plan, talking to owners to see if they would be interested in selling. Lo and behold, one was!

Long story short, we move to our new home in just two weeks. If it hadn't been for Steve's initiative, we might still be in the market today. He went above and beyond the call of duty, for which we are very grateful. Thanks, Steve!
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11/12/2013 - user701374
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $150K in Ankeny, IA.
Steve was very interested in my wants/needs for now and the future and helped find a home that would be a good fit for me. I've worked in the financial services industry for 10 years and have done business with many agents and Steve is one of the top ones I’ve worked with. I tend to my very particular and Steve was great to work with and very understanding of my personality type. He kept me level headed when things did not go well and dealt with my builder to get the issues resolved before my closing, which by the way was in 12 hours! Kudos to Steve. I would recommend him to anyone!
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06/10/2013 - user3192407
Sold a home in 2012.
Steve helped us find our perfect home! He put up with our crazy demands. Not only have we recommend Steve to friends and family, he's also our chosen relator to sale our old home. Steve has checked in over the last 10 months to ensure we are still happy with our home! Steve is more than just a great relator he is a very caring person!
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05/17/2012 - user675549
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $225K in Ames, IA.
One word - Fantastic. My wife and I had a wonderful experience with Steve as our realtor and now friend. Steve is driven, knowledgeable, friendly, patient, values-based and one heck of a nice guy. We would recommend (and already have) Steve to anybody searching for a home in the area. I will never forget Steve leading the way into a deep egress window during a showing to catch and release a rabbit that was injured and stuck. Sums it up.
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04/02/2012 - user537279
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 for approximately $125K in Ames, IA.
We couldn't have had a better Realtor! He was so willing to work with us to find exactly what we were looking for and really worked around our busy schedules. We had a great experience thanks to Steve and would definitely recommend him to other first time home-buyers!
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12/15/2011 - thompsxtwo
Sold a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $75K in Ames, IA.
I highly recommend Steve Bensema. He communicates professionally with people of all ages. He was very responsive and responsible with every detail. We couldn't have been more pleased with the way he helped us sell the home our elderly parents owned. Steve is honest, polite and respectful. He showed genuine concern for our parents' questions and considerations.
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08/02/2011 - debkr
Bought a home in 2011.
Steve has been an awesome realtor for us. He helped our family go from a little house to a huge house and we couldn't be happier. He has always been very helpful, friendly, and professional. He is very honest and just tells it like it is, the good and the bad. We have had a great experience buying our home thanks to Steve Bensema!
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Response from Steve on 08/05/2011
Thank you so much Deb! It was great getting to work with you and your family and help you get that fresh start you were looking for in your new home.


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07/16/2011 - shawngha
Bought a Single Family home in 2011 for approximately $125K in Ames, IA.
Steve was the best realtor I had to this date. He was very friendly vend respectful. If I had a question he would try his best to answer it as soon as he could. He was very helpful and I will definitely do more business with him in the future and I would recommend him to my network of people 100%.
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12/28/2010 - lavonnem
Bought a Single Family home in 2010 in Ankeny, IA.
Steve helped me purchase my first home. He was very flexible, knowledgeable, resourceful and professional. Thanks to him I have a place to call home.
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12/15/2010 - BBensema
Bought a home in 2010.
I had a wonderful experience with Steve as my realtor. He was extremely responsive when I wanted to see properties. His schedule was always very flexible and he was willing to work around my schedule. Steve also had helpful information on each property we saw. He is a positive and fun person to around which creates a wonderful experience for the client!
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Ames, IA  50010
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