About Me

When not working, my husband and I spend much of our free time attending kids’ activities. Our children enjoy various sports including track, golf and basketball. It is surprising how many real estate conversations can occur on the side lines! I also enjoy volunteering for school and community groups. This a good way for me to give back and have fun doing it, whether it means volunteering at an Athletic Event, raising funds for children in need, attending a School Improvement meeting or helping coordinate details for Operation Christmas which provides over 550 voucher for kids' Christmas gifts.

I enjoy using my marketing and retail background to help stage your home. I take pride in ensuring my clients homes standout among the competition. I have some staging items you are welcome to use. I offer layout, color and condition suggestions all as part of my service as your listing agent. Many of my past clients were pleasantly surprised how quickly I was able to get their home sold. In a few cases, we were even able to sell a home before it went on the market. It takes some "thinking outside the box", but I enjoy the challenge.

Are you new to town? I would be glad to assist you with your questions, as I know it can be overwhelming. Having lived here most of my life, I can answer most questions or find someone who can assist you. We have wonderful schools and excellent parks and recreation programs. Have you seen the development on the north edge of town?  Check out the beautiful medical facilities at Mercy Clinic and Unity Point.  There is also a new Retirement Center:  Vintage Hills.  The community was definitely excited to welcome the new Y that opened in 2013. I would be happy to connect you to the areas that interest you. Or maybe you are looking for a hair salon or someone to paint your dining room. Please know my services are not limited to assisting you with your home. I pride myself in staying connected with my clients and assisting them as questions arise anytime.

Family:  Husband, Todd, works for the State of Iowa DNR & is an avid outdoorsman.  We have 2 children.  Kate attends the University of Minnesota majoring in Non-Profit Management & Finance with a minor in Spanish. She is a member of the women’s cross country & track teams.  She enjoys reading & cooking in her free time.  Jackson attends Indianola High School.  He enjoys Accounting & American Lit but prefers to be on the golf course! He participates in golf, basketball & track..  He serves on the Mayor’s Youth Council for Indianola and Student Council, DECA & NHS for the High School.

Education:
Indianola High School Graduate
BBA, Marketing, Iowa State University


Professional Memberships:
Member of Des Moines Area Association of Realtors (DMAAR)
Member of Iowa Association of Realtors (IAR)
Member of National Association of Realtors (NAR)
30+ successful years in sales and marketing

Professional Recognition:

2017 Organization Speaker: "Creating Systems"

2016 #17 Volume in Iowa Realty Metro Area

2016 Top Producer Award for Volume & Units in Indianola office

2016 Iowa Realty President's Club (Top 25 Agents in All Iowa Realty offices)

2016 Circle of Excellence Award (DMAAR)

2016 Voted Best Realtor in Warren County (Indianola Record Herald), 10th year

2015 #18 Volume in Iowa Realty Metro Area

2015 Top Producer Award for Volume & Units in Indianola office

2015 Iowa Realty President's Club (Top 25 Agents in All Iowa Realty offices)

2015 Circle of Excellence Award (DMAAR)

2015 Voted Best Realtor in Warren County (Indianola Record Herald), 9th year

2014 #13 Volume in Iowa Realty Metro Area

2014 Top Producer Award for Volume & Units in Indianola office

2014 Iowa Realty President's Club (Top 25 Agents in all Iowa Realty offices)

2014 Circle of Excellence Award (DMAAR)

2014 YMCA Volunteer of the Year - Indianola

2014 Voted Best Realtor in Warren County (Indianola Record Herald)

2013 #5 volume in Iowa Realty Metro area

2013 Circle of Excellence Award (DMAAR)
2013 Top Producer Award for Volume & Units in Indianola office
2013 Iowa Realty President's Club (Top 25 Agents in All Iowa Realty offices)
2013 Voted Best Realtor in Warren County (Indianola Record Herald)
2012 Simpson College Achievement Award for Distinguished Community Service
2012 #12 Volume in Iowa Realty Metro Area
2012 Top Producer Award for Volume & Units in Indianola Office
2012 Voted Best Realtor in Warren County (Indianola Record Herald)
2012 Top Volume and Units Sold in Indianola office
2012 Iowa Realty President's Club (Top 25 Agents in All Iowa Realty offices)
2012 #13 Volume in Iowa Realty Metro Area
2012 Circle of Excellence Award (DMAAR)
2011 Top Producer Award for Units in Indianola Office
2011 Voted Runner-up Best Realtor in Warren County (Indianola Record Herald)
2011 Indianola Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year Recipient
2010 Iowa Realty’s President's Club (Top 25 Agents in All Iowa Realty offices)
2010 Voted Best Realtor in Warren County (Indianola Record Herald)
2010 Top 2% Recognition for All Iowa Realty
2010 Top Producer Award in Indianola Iowa Realty Office
2010 Top Unit Award in Indianola Office
2009 Iowa Realty President's Club (Top 25 Agents in All Iowa Realty offices)
2009 Voted Best Realtor in Warren County (Indianola Record Herald)
2009 Top Producer Award in Indianola Iowa Realty Office
2009 Top 4% Recognition for All Iowa Realty
2008 Voted Best Realtor in Warren County (Indianola Record Herald)
2008 Top Producer Award in Indianola Office
2008 Top Unit Award in Indianola Office
2008 Top 6% Recognition for All Iowa Realty
2007 Voted Best Realtor in Warren County (Indianola Record Herald)
2007 Top Producer Award Indianola office
2006 Circle of Excellence Rookie of the Year (DMAAR)
2006 Iowa Realty Rookie of the Year
2006 Tigerland Graduate and Top Producer Award

 

Community:

Operation Christmas Co-Chair, 2017

Indianola Athletic Boosters Club Membership Chair, 2017-18

Indianola Chamber of Commerce Membership Drive Committee, 2015

The Village Community Advisory Council Member, 2015-present

YPartners Campaign Chairperson, 2014

YPartners Campaign Committee, 2013, 2015-present

First United Methodist Church Higher Education Chairperson, 2015-present

First United Methodist Church Higher Education Committee, 2014

City Manager's Growing Indianola Committee Member, 2012-2013

Indianola Business Breakfast Group member, 2012-present

Junior Parent Post-Prom Committee member & Advertising Chair, 2012-2013

Indianola Athletic Boosters Board Member, 2012-present

Indianola SIAC committee member, 2011-present

PTO Volunteer, 2001-2010

Indianola Community Youth Foundation Marketing Committee Member, 2010-2012

Operation Christmas Voucher Coordinator, 2009-present 

Indianola Development Association Marketing Committee, 2007-2009

Simpson Guild Member, 2002-present

PEO Member, 1986-present

Warren County United Way Chairperson, 2010

RAGBRAI Hospitality Ambassador Co-Chair, 2009

Indianola Middle School Spirit Wear Co-Chair, 2008-2009

Warren County United Way Co-Chair, 2007-2009

Make A Difference Chairperson, 2005-2009

Irving Silent Auction Chairperson, 2003-2009

Year-Round Education Treasurer, 2004-2008

Wesley, The Village Good Shepherd Committee 2006-2007

Mercy Medical Center Auxiliary Board, 2006-2007 

Simpson Guild At-Large Member, 2006-2007

Pi Beta Phi Alum Club Treasurer, 2005-2007

Indianola Preschool Board Secretary, 2003-2005

Irving PTO Treasurer, 2001-2003

United Way Supporter, 1989 - present

First United Methodist Church Member