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    Reviewing 2021 & Looking at the Market Ahead

    By Timothy Schutte | February 15, 2022

    Back in 2020, we had a total of 16,000 transactions over the entire year. In 2021, that number increased to 17,000. Will we break that threshold this year? Today I’ll break down what we learned from the 2021 market and what we expect from the market this year. The first numbers I looked at were... Read More

    How To Know the Market is Changing

    By Timothy Schutte | February 1, 2022

    How can you tell the market is changing? As Realtors in Central Iowa, we’re on the front lines of our state’s real estate market, so we need to be aware of any imminent changes. Let’s talk about how to tell if something is a fluke or a long-term trend.  First off, our market tends to... Read More

    Looking for a Career Change?

    By Timothy Schutte | January 14, 2022

    I’m sure you’re aware already, but we’re in the midst of the Great Resignation. More people are quitting jobs, retiring earlier, and leaving industries right now than ever.  In particular, retail and service-industry jobs are being vacated for different career paths. If you are one of those people who are looking for a career change,... Read More

    How Will the Natural Gas Shortage Affect Our Bills?

    By Timothy Schutte | December 29, 2021

    Today I want to talk about our MidAmerican bills because, as they say in “Game of Thrones”, winter is coming. MidAmerican has announced that gas costs are rising due to a shortage of natural gas worldwide. With winter on the horizon, I figured it’s a good time to go over what these bills say and... Read More

    Happy Holidays!

    By Timothy Schutte | December 14, 2021

    Happy holidays to you! The holiday season has officially arrived. We hope you enjoy this wonderful time of year and make some fantastic memories. We wanted to take a moment to thank you for your continued support. We love helping people make their real estate dreams come true, so thank you for working with us... Read More

    Escrow Accounts in a Nutshell

    By Timothy Schutte | November 24, 2021

    Today I’m going over what an escrow account is and why it’s important. Read More

    Outdoor Fireplaces Get Their Glow Up As A Key Outdoor Lounge Feature

    By Timothy Schutte | November 19, 2021

    We know it’s starting to get cold outside, but what if we told you that there was a way to enjoy your backyard even as we approach an Iowa winter? One of the hottest upgrades for homes right now is literally hot: outdoor fireplaces. While fire pits are also on-trend, a fireplace can become a... Read More

    How Days on Market Can Affect Your Price Ratio

    By Adminsitrator | October 11, 2021

    How does days on market affect your list price-to-sales price ratio? Today I’ll talk about days on market and how it affects your list price-to-sales price ratio. Your property will get the most activity during the first two weeks that it’s on the market. When your property is freshly listed, people want to come see... Read More

    Explaining Foreclosures, Short Sales, and Traditional Sales

    By Adminsitrator | September 20, 2021

    Here’s how traditional sales, short sales, and foreclosures are different. Read More

    What’s Going on in Our Market?

    By Adminsitrator | September 14, 2021

    Here’s a quick update on the market for September 2021. Read More


Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $125K in Union Park, Des Moines, IA.

Tim was always up front and professional. He did what we thought would be impossible and got our house sold within our deadline and on our terms. He is very knowledgeable and makes good use of his resources. He is not just a real estate salesman but a marketing specialist.