"Working with Martha took the stress out of selling my house. She took care of marketing, advised on appropriate pricing, facilitated showings, and closing, and shielded me from some of the small challenges of the process. She communicated every step of the way. I would absolutely recommend Martha to friends and family, and for any other relocations I make in Des Moines." - Leah R.
"Martha is a GEM! She found out what we were looking for, quickly caught onto our "taste" and took off! There wasn't a week that I didn't talk to her at least a dozen times and she had homes for us to look at before they even went in the market! I truly loved working with her because of her patience, sense of humor and genuine kindness and eagerness to help us find our dream home (for now!). She is never sleeps! Martha was super responsive and honest with every home we wanted to see! After we found our "dream home" she put all the "loose ends" together along with the help of those she works with we had to only make a few calls to get things set up to move in! Martha is an amazing agent, a blessing and breath of fresh air to work with! Some day . . . we will work together again!" - Jill O.
"My husband and I were thinking about downsizing from our family home of 26 years and had no idea where to begin. We got Martha involved right at the start. She did a great job listening to our must-haves and don't-wants, and she encouraged us to view a variety of properties. After getting a feel for our likes and dislikes based on discussions during viewings, she zeroed in on a location we had not considered and found a condo that was far beyond our expectations. After we made an offer, Martha skillfully and diplomatically negotiated a reduced price following inspection. Her follow-through and attention to detail during closing made it a simple process. All of that, plus she's a blast to work with!" - Sheila M.
"Martha did an excellent job of narrowing my search from several dozen to a more manageable list. Her knowledge of the Des Moines metro area helped greatly in that regard. She also has a strong skill set in reading people and was able to seek out a style of home that I wouldn't have known how to articulate initially. Lastly, when the time to move on a property came up she moved quickly to complete the deal." - Jake B.
"We had already relocated out of state and had been gone for a few years when we decided to sell our home in Johnston. I contacted Martha and another realtor from a different company to get more information. To be truthful, the other realtor had been in the business longer and appeared to be more experienced.
Martha was hands down the more responsive, communicative, and helpful, winning our trust and undying gratitude within 24 hours of contacting her. She either knew the answers to our questions, or found them out quickly within her extensive network. She told us she was available by text, email, or phone call, and she was absolutely true to her word. She gave us spot-on advice on how to prepare our home to go on the market and how to price it, and even made us a calendar to keep track of the various steps so we could move quickly to hit the end of the spring market. When we needed help with painting, she had a list of vetted contractors and took care of lining one up for us.
Martha gave us the right information, in the right order, at the right time, and didn't overwhelm us with unnecessary detail. Our time together was efficient and productive. Best of all, she sold our home before it was even photographed! After mentioning our home's availability to her colleagues, one had a family who was looking for a house like ours. Within 48 hours we had a signed offer that everyone felt great about. And when a potential mold situation reared its head right before closing, Martha helped line up testing quickly that resolved the situation (there was no mold) and kept everything on track for both us and the buyers.
Lastly, we appreciated that Martha donated a portion of her fee to the charity of our choice. What a lovely way to give back to the community. BEST. REALTOR. EVER." - Tracy R.
"Our experience with Martha was fantastic. We were very particular in our search for a new home and Martha was very patient and helpful through the whole process. She was flexible with her schedule to accommodate our busy life with four kids! Martha was extremely through in explaining the process to us and provided us with documentation & information as we went along. We would highly recommend Martha to anyone considering buying a new home, selling their current home, or both!" - Heather B.
"Martha is fantastic! Not only does she help you through the entire process, she is always ready to help when homeowner issues arise after purchasing. She also doubles as a therapist for the many break downs you will have. BUYING A HOME IS HARD. Call her. You won't regret it. Plus, she's hilarious. Major bonus." - Kylie H.
"Martha was so incredible to work with! As a first time home buyer, I was clueless. She made sure to sit down and explain every step along the way. She made the entire process easy and stress free. If you are looking for a realtor in the Des Moines area, I would HIGHLY recommend Martha!" - Kendra P.
"My husband and I bought our first home with Martha's help. She was knowledgable and helped us understand the home buying process. We moved to Des Moines from Wisconsin, so we were only able to take a few trips down and Martha made the most of our trips by finding excellent options and giving us honest, detail oriented advice. Without her knowledge of the community, we would have had a difficult time finding the location that was right for us. She was incredibly flexible with our schedules and responded to our questions rapidly, even during the holidays. We were very happy with Martha's work and would recommend her to anyone!" - Abby K.
"Martha made the process of selling my Dad's condo seamless. She is so easy to work with, really like a good friend who is organized and quick to respond to a text, email or call. Martha made everything easy to understand and worked hard to utilize all forms of social media, open houses and her circle of realtor collegues to make the deal happen. The best part is is I now have a trusted realtor going forward as well as a friend! And she donated part of her proceeds to our favorite charity. She is a class act!" - Courtney W.
"Martha is now my realtor for life! I worked with her when she sold my dad's house this year, and I can't say enough good things about her. She is knowledgeable, kind, responsive, and patient, and I trust her professional judgement. We are glad we chose Martha, and I highly recommend her as an excellent realtor." - Lisa H.
"Martha was excellent! She was very helpful through the entire process, from when we just started looking online to actually touring homes. She was very knowledgable throughout the entire process and gave us adequate insight to the many questions we brought to her. From start to finish, Martha walked right through everything with us and it was such a smooth experience! Highly recommended and we will use her expertise when we decide to make our next move. What I also love about Martha is her enthusiasm and honesty. She truly wanted the best for me. " - Lan P.