Being Central Iowa's top-rated real estate agent and having received 5-star client satisfaction ratings on all platforms, I strongly believe that luxury is not determined by a price point, but by the quality of service provided. With my boutique-style approach, I'm able to provide a high level of individualized attention to my clients. Rest assured, you are my main focus.
With total access to all the comprehensive resources Iowa Realty® has to offer, I'm able to fully utilize those immense resources while taking the time to thoroughly understand your goals and provide the personal attention and immediate communication you deserve. I'm not trying to buy or sell every home in Central Iowa, just yours.
I pride myself on always delivering you maximum results with minimal stress. I'm here for the long haul. From your first home purchase, to growing your real estate portfolio, to that luxury dream home you've been working hard for. I believe that strong relationships, constant communication and honest advice are the backbone of my business and of my continued success.
A devoted Central Iowa resident, I enjoy movies, putting my kids to sleep with riveting talk of mortgage rates, spending time with family and friends... and working hard for you so you can relax and do the same.
DON'T ASK ME. ASK MY CLIENTS.
We thought our last realtor was awesome, he completely blew them out of the water. Went above and beyond all of our expectations!!
WHAT MAKES ME DIFFERENT?
I give my clients a personalized, boutique experience, powered by the latest technology and backed by the immense and unrivaled resources of Iowa Realty®.
With total access to all the comprehensive resources Iowa Realty® has to offer, I am able to fully utilize those immense resources while taking the time to thoroughly understand your goals and provide the personal attention and immediate communication you deserve.
With Iowa's largest extensive network of experienced agents, I can deliver immediate results and access pre-market inventory. Properties spend less time on the market, and families spend less time searching for their dream home.
I am committed to providing my clients with constant and open communication. I am here to help you and your family navigate the path that leads to the closing table. Have a question? You can ALWAYS reach me on my personal cell phone at 515-229-5642 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REAL ESTATE 101
Obtaining a mortgage can be a difficult process for self-employed individuals, especially in states like Iowa. However, there are steps you can take to become an attractive loan candidate and improve your chances of securing a mortgage and buying a home in Iowa.
Buying a home in Central Iowa can be a frustrating process. It shouldn't be. Local Realtor Josh Dicks and Iowa Realty are here to make your home buying process simple and easy. Whether you're looking to buy a home in Des Moines amongst all the action, or you're looking for secluded acreages for sale... I won't stop until your needs are met and your expectations are exceeded.
Selling your home can be a daunting task. Josh Dicks, along with award-winning real estate agent and listing partner, Dan Vierling, will guide you through the process with confidence and ease. Two real estate agents constantly watching over and guiding every aspect of your transaction for your peace of mind.
Find your home, townhome, acreage or farm's value in today's market from an actual local Des Moines area real estate expert. Personalized (not a random Zillow-estimate) completely free and accurate home valuation. No stress. No obligation.
STEP 1 - PRICE YOUR HOME RIGHT
One of the most important steps of the home selling process is setting the right price. Josh Dicks and Iowa Realty will be able to prepare a detailed Competitive Market Analysis of your home’s value and make recommendations for pricing based on recent sales, comparable listings, your home’s condition and specific features. We will take into account other considerations, such as the location, nearby amenities, similar homes in the area, and other miscellaneous factors that may impact its overall value. Setting a reasonable and competitive price from the beginning is important in helping you sell your home for the maximum amount as quickly as possible!
STEP 2 - PREPARE YOUR HOME TO SELL
Before you list your home, there are some steps to take so you can adequately showcase your property and generate maximum interest with potential buyers. In addition to deep cleaning and decluttering, you should do your best to depersonalize your home by removing family photos, signage with names, and other personal mementos. We can even suggest some improvements during a walk through that will generate a higher purchase price. There is no reason to wait until the inspection to complete any minor repairs such as squeaky doors and leaky faucets. It helps to brighten up the interior with a coat of paint and improve your landscaping to impress buyers with the instant curb appeal. If you're home will be vacant by the time you list with us, you may consider staging the property with neutral furniture and tasteful decor.
STEP 3 - MARKET YOUR HOME TO POTENTIAL BUYERS
We will utilize our immense tools and innovative technology to market your property to potential buyers. Our listings appear everywhere potential buyers are searching, including the local MLS, Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, and more. Between online exposure, social media, and other forms of the most effective marketing available today, we will work tirelessly to ensure your listing gets in front of the right buyers.
STEP 4 - ACCEPT AN OFFER AND COMPLETE CLOSING
Once you receive an offer — or several offers — we will help you determine how to proceed. You may decide you want to accept an offer, counter it, or reject it until the right one comes along. We will also help guide you through the period between accepting an offer and closing day, including the home inspection, submitting all paperwork, and every other important step. As closing nears, we'll be sure you've completed any agreed-upon repairs and sufficiently moved out of your home. On your big closing day, you will simply sign paperwork and the sale will be final.
STEP 1: GET PRE-APPROVED FOR A MORTGAGE
First you'll want to get pre-approved for a mortgage loan before you begin your home search. During your mortgage preapproval a mortgage professional will review your financial situation and verify your income and debt status. Once you've completed the pre-approval process, the mortgage professional will let you know just how much house you can afford to buy based on the loan amount you qualify for. If you do not have a lender or are relocating, I am more than happy to help set you up with the best in the business. Click here to apply or learn more!
STEP 2: SEARCH FOR YOUR HOME
Establish your specific wants and needs, such as number of bedrooms, bathrooms, location, and amenities. I will set up a search for all available properties that match your criteria and we'll schedule showings to tour homes in person. We can also set up a custom search based on your criteria and have the latest listings delivered straight to your inbox immediately when they hit the market.
STEP 3: SUBMIT AN OFFER
Once you find the perfect home, you may decide you're ready to move forward with making an offer. We'll then discuss to determine a fair offer price, how much earnest money to put down, and establish any specific conditions or terms of the purchase, such as target closing date, who is responsible for closing costs, etc. We will submit your offer to the seller and hopefully it will be accepted! The seller may also decide to respond with a counteroffer, after that you have the option to counter this offer as well.
STEP 4: PREPARE FOR A SUCCESSFUL CLOSING
Your offer was accepted and you're now under contract! During this time, you'll need to get documentation to your lender (if you applied for a loan), choose a home inspector, and obtain your title and home insurance. Don't worry, I'll thoroughly walk you through each of these steps, can offer fabulous recommendations for any services you need and can answer any questions that may arise. As your Realtor, my job is to make this process as seamless as possible and help you meet all of your deadlines. In the end, all parties will sign paperwork and you'll walk away with the keys to your beautiful new home!
If you're financing a new home, one of the first steps is knowing how much house you can afford. Below is an easy to use mortgage calculator that will help you in determining a comfortable price range.
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