Reviews

One of my favorite parts of being in real estate is that I have the unique opportunity to get to know people and often form friendships that go on beyond the home sale/purchase.  I pride myself on being fair and honest. I want to build the trust with my clients that they know I am working hard for them.  Please read the testimonials below from a few of my clients. I appreciate them taking the time to share their experience of working with me.  I hope you find their comments helpful.

  • Karey is someone I would highly recommend to anyone considering selling or purchasing a home. Karey is extremely kind, knowledgeable, and understands the ups and downs sellers and purchasers can experience throughout the entire process. Karey communicates effectively and often so you do not feel in the dark or caught off guard by anything. - Al Appenzeller, Indianola, Iowa
  • Karey is an all-star and very professional in every sense of the word. - Jamie Bishop
  • My husband & I had a very pleasant experience working with Karey Bishop to find the right home for us in Indianola. We didn't make it easy on her being our picky selves but she was extremely patient & very understanding. We were not even going to go look at the house we ended up purchasing from just viewing the photos online but Karey knew what we were after & gave us that nudge to just come check it out in person at an open house she was hosting & to our surprise we wanted it from the moment we walked in the door. Sometimes pictures just do not do a place justice!! ;) We can't thank Karey enough for sticking with us & knowing which house was "the one" before we ever did. :) Karey was always quick to reply to us on any questions that came up throughout the buying process & made everything go so smoothly. We have already & will continue to recommend Karey to family & friends. - Shelby Howell - Indianola
  • Karey was excellent to work with. She got our house listed on the market in a timely manner with great pictures. She was able to sell our house in two days and find us another house in the same time frame. Karey truly works for her clients, she is easy to get ahold of and is extremely knowleable. We would recommend her to friends and family and would pick her again. - Amber Salazar, Des Moines/Bondurant
  • My experience with Karey Bishop and the staff at Iowa Realty was nothing but professional and courteous. I always felt Karey had my best interest in mind when finding andlooking at a house. It took a while for me to find a place and I never felt pushed to get it done. I would highly recommend Karey for either a new home buyer or an experienced one. Karey is a knowledgeable and organized agent who wants the best outcome for you and your family. - Doug Schuster, Norwalk
  • Very good to work with! We will call her next time. - Todd DeanAnn Netley Indianola
  • Karey was wonderful to work with. As new comers to town she has been and continues to be a wonderful resource to us about services in the community. She recommended service workers to us to help us find someone to paint the home, do home repairs, etc. that we otherwise wouldn't have known who to call living in a new area. Our home search was a lengthy process and she was very patient yet timely in her responses throughout. She will not "leave you hanging". Issues that were present during our inspection are still being dealt with a year after closing and she is still available to help us. - Katie Smith, Lacona, Iowa
  • I knew Karey would work hard for us and knew her and her family. She knew the homes we lived in before and had a good idea and understanding of what we wanted. Karey was always available when I wanted to look at homes and responded and provided information in a timely manner. She is very business like in her presentation and did an excellent job for us. - Laura Penly, Indianola
  • Karey Bishop was very professional and patient that first day when I started looking for a house as she was after a year and a half when we found my new house. We looked at a lot of houses and she was available even weekends. A big thank you to Karey. - Darko B.
  • Karey was always available to answer questions and was on top of everything , it made everything a lot less stressful . I would surely use her again - David Hammond
  • We have used Karey as our realtor 3 times (buying and selling). She is very knowledgeable about the area and about buying and selling. She has lots of contacts and is respected by other realtors which is very helpful in real estate transactions. She takes care of all the details, usually without asking. She also is enjoyable to work with in every aspect. I would recommend her to anyone. - Laura Hudson, Indianola
  • We worked with Karey previously and she exceeded our expectations. Karey was always available and promptly responded to all our questions. It was excellent from start to finish. - Jim & Mary Clindaniel, Indianola, IA
  • We have used Karey for three purchases now and she has been awesome to work with everytime. Her knowledge of the area and market really helped when mmaking our offers. With her help, we were confident that we were getting the best deal possible. - George and Sandra Scholten
  • Karey is extremely patient and quick to respond and help at any time. Very kind and professional. Went above and beyond. I felt completely comfortable the entire time knowing Karey had the experience and knowledge it took to complete the process perfectly. She thought of everything and didn't miss a detail. The Indianola office is great to work with. Never had a negative experience. - Hollie Askey, Norwalk
  • Could not have asked for a better realitor. Karey is a true professional of her field, respectful, down to earth, and would recommend her to any prospective buyer/seller. Karey was an absolute pleasure to work with, she made every step along the way as easy and effortless as possible. - Austin Smith, Indianola
  • She goes above and beyond

    I cannot say enough good things about our realtor Karey Bishop. She went above and beyond when it came to selling our home. She knows the community very well and was able to make contacts with people in the community whenever we had questions. The sellers of the house we bought took the shower rods with them and Karey spent her own money replacing them for us. These are the kinds of things she does. Selling a home can be very intimidating and Karey made the process smooth and easy. - Jori Coghlan
  • Sold our home before it was on the market!

    We couldn't have been more pleased with the service that Karey Bishop provided for us when we were ready to sell our home. She responded promptly to our calls, she made us feel very comfortable, and she was helpful with suggestions. We recommend her without hesitation. - Holly & Jerry Watters
  • Karey's our only realtor

    Karey is the only realtor we would consider using and we recommend her to anyone we know buying or selling a home. She has sold two homes for us and helped us buy two homes. She has many clients but treats every one like they are the most important. She is knowledgeable about the market and the process. You can't go wrong working with Karey Bishop. - Laura Hudson
  • Karey helped us through a difficult situation

    Very pleasant and very professional. Her knowledge and connections in Indianola make her a very reliable resource to use when selling or purchasing your home. We were very pleased with her during AND after the sell. In particular, we had a non-typical situation that led to extremely tight deadlines requiring Karey to be available and responsive almost 24/7. Karey's dedication and compassion truly came to the surface by not only assisting in getting it done, but by also easing our nerves throughout the process. Thanks Karey!! - Nate Smith
  • We got our house sold with Karey!

    We had our house on the market for 3 months and really wasn’t receiving the activity or marketing we thought it should. So, we called Karey up and within the next few hours we had the paperwork signed to move the listing and she already had a showing request and an open house scheduled. Karey and Carol were amazing at communicating and following up with agents after showings for their feedback. We couldn’t have asked for a better team to help us get our house sold in a time crunch. We highly recommend and greatly appreciate all their handwork and dedication to getting our house sold and making our transition into our new home easy. We are forever grateful for their expertise and knowledge during a very stressful time. Also, for always involving our kids throughout the process. They loved their little snacks after the open houses. Thank you again! - Matt & Bree Koch
  • We worked with Karey for nearly 2 yrs

    Karey was very patient with us and worked with us extensively on trying to find our home. She worked very hard with the requests that we had and knowing what houses may have been of interest to us. She was our representative and our voice when deciding to build. She always had our interest at best during the process of building. We really enjoyed working with Karey. We would recommend Karey to anyone! - Adam & Arika Retzlaff
  • Karey sold our home quickly & helped us buy a home

    There are many things I would do differently when selling and buying our homes but what I wouldn't change is having Karey as our realtor for the transactions. Karey was extremely professional and responsive at all times. She handled some extremely difficult situations with professionalism, determination and grace. - Kim & Doug Guilford
  • We were referred to Karey through family friend when a job change had us relocated to the Des Moines area.  We didn’t know at first but quickly realized Karey was an excellent choice!  Karey took the time to really listen to what we needed as a family and did not push us at all.  Additionally, she was extremely flexible and open minded in our search for a home.  Our home search went on the fast track when our home in Iowa City sold very quickly and Karey met with us with little notice to look at houses that met our needs.  Additionally, she went outside of her comfort area to find us our home in Bondurant.  She worked with us, our realtor in Iowa City and the builder to ensure all the bases were covered and make sure our home purchase was as smooth as it could have been.  Karey was superb in communicating with us as well.  Without Karey I don’t believe our home purchase and relocation would have gone as well as it did.  She made a usually tough situation so much more bearable, and we would gladly use her again if the need arises in the future.  We will happily recommend her to anyone in need as well.  Thanks so much for everything Karey!!  

    - Nick & Jess Gerardy
  • I have known Karey for many years, beginning when she was a representative for a promotional products firm from which our company regularly purchased a variety of items. When she changed careers and became a realtor, we were sorry to lose her as our rep.  Confident that her integrity is top-notch, her customer service is exceptional, and that she truly understands "sales" from both the buyer and the seller's perspectives, when it was time to sell my house, it was an easy decision to choose Karey as my realtor.  Not only did she handle the entire process flawlessly, but then also assisted in finding exactly what I was looking for in my next home.  It is without any hesitation that I can recommend Karey. 

    - Marcy Pettyjohn
  • I had the pleasure of working with Karey Bishop on selling and buying my home. When I contacted Karey about putting my home on the market she came to my home and we did a walk through. She gave me suggestions and comments that would help sell my home. She had several open houses and was in touch with me weekly to give me feedback about showings. 

    Once my home was sold she lined up and showed me several homes. She helped me find a loan officer, was there through my home inspection and followed up to make sure we were on track for closing. The thing I appreciated most about Karey is she is not pushy and I really appreciated the follow ups and her being there through the whole selling and buying process. She also listened to my needs on what I was looking for in a home and the price range I was looking for. 

    - Deb Buckner
  • In 2014 I made the decision to move to Indianola in order to be near my family. I contacted Karey and asked her to show me various locations. She found eight different sites for me to consider. Karey was very knowledgeable about each site and explained them in detail. I was very impressed with her desire to find just the right home for me. After the sale she continued to assist me with answers to my questions about my home and the community. She made my move to Indianola very pleasant and I highly recommend her to anyone that is looking for a real estate agent.

    - Lowell Lines
  • Karey exceeded my expectations

    When I decided to sell my home in Indianola, I knew immediately who I was going to call to be my realtor, Karey Bishop.  I had never met Karey but had done my research and knew she had been the top seller for units in Indianola for many years.  From the moment we met, to this day, Karey has been kind, genuine, patient, knowledgeable, professional and fun to be around,  And she sold my house in three weeks!  In addition to her vast knowledge about the real estate world, Karey is 100% vested in the community and has developed a solid referral base.  Karey referred me to superior contractors who made repairs on the home I was selling and on the home I was buying  Karey is an outstanding individual and realtor.  She truly lives her passion of "Working Hard to Exceed your Expectations".

    - Pam Adams
  • We were new to the Indianola area and weren't sure where to start looking for a house. Karey took time to show us around town while house hunting. She also ended up finding us the perfect home for our family that hadn't even come on the market yet. Karey has been a great resource for us and we continue to have a relationship with her beyond the purchase of our home.

    Thanks!!

    - Scott and Dani Kruthoff
  • Sue and I were completely satisfied with all the time Karey took to guide us through the selling process.  We have always believed that hiring professionals pays off and we were not disappointed.  In addition to being a good listener, knowing market value and understanding our goals, she was able to work with other real estate agents in the Indianola area to bring a qualified buyer into the process.  We also appreciated her extra efforts to bring a favorable offer to us that allowed us to move to Oregon.  We would recommend her to our friends and family (and already did so in August).

    - Don and Sue Foreman
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    As first time home buyers we were looking for someone who was willing to assist us with the process, answer our questions and find us our dream home... All signs lead to Karey! We loved that Karey was an active member of the Indianola community! Karey was with us every step of the way; answering questions quickly,  provided us with a no pressure sales environment and was equally as excited as we were about our first home!  She is kind, patient and professional! Karey exceeded our expectations every step of the way!
     
    - Darin Miller & Katie Ansley
  • Karey helped us sell our home in Indianola and find a great house in a nearby community. She is terrific – professional, accessible, a great listener, and very knowledgeable about real estate. She even suggested a mortgage lender. Looking back on the process, I can’t imagine working with anyone else. We have recommended Karey to several friends and neighbors. This was our first move with children and Karey made them feel part of process. She also helped us understand what features in the homes we looked at would be nice for our family in the future.  We are very pleased with the house we chose – and thank Karey because she was so helpful.  If we happen to move again – and we hope it will be awhile – Karey Bishop is the person we will call first.

    - John and Sherry Fuller
  • We were very pleased with the effort that Karey put into selling our house in Indianola and helping us find a house in Norwalk.  The whole operation seemed to go off without a hitch.  We didn't know her personally before, but have noticed over the past years that she was always one of the top salesperson for her profession.  When you work with Karey she works for you to obtain the best price for your house and helps you to buy at the best price too.  She is easily accessible at all times and if you send her an email or phone call she gets back to you in a short time if she isn't available at the time you contact her.  She has a lot of great ideas, is on top of everything and makes the chore of buying and selling real estate a lot easier.   

    Most people have a family Doctor and a family Dentist.  If you are buying or selling your house you need a family Real Estate person too and ours is Karey Bishop.  We have worked with several others in our married life and Karey is the best by far.   Karey is also fun to be around and we feel like she is a good friend after dealing with her.  We would highly recommend her to anyone that is looking to either buy or sell their real estate property.

    - Roy & Carol Shafer
  • We were so nervous with the whole process of selling our home. Karey helped us with every aspect and helped calm our nerves. She walked us through the process and was very helpful in answering all of our questions no matter how small they were. She took the time to get to know us and make us feel like we were very important to her. She gave wonderful suggestions on how we could make our home more appealing to the buyers. She would also return phone calls or text on a timely matter. We are very happy that we asked Karey to help us sell our home. We look forward to working with her again in the near future to find our next home. 

    Thank you for all of your hard work!

    - Corey & Jen Piffer
  • Karey Bishop is a realtor with knowledge of the market, the resources to get things done, and the community based contractors and businesses to back her up. She is honest, caring and BRILLIANT! We could not have been more satisfied with the sale of our home and the purchase of our new home. Karey knew exactly what we were looking for and made special attempts to ensure that we knew what was out there and available. She was always professional, however very comfortable. My children enjoyed amusing her and often looked forward to asking her LOTS of questions, which she answered honestly and respectfully. 

    Thank you Karey!

    Stacey, Justin, Chase, Chance and Charley McLain

    - McLain Family
  • We have worked with several realtors, but none better than Karey Bishop. She is very professional, highly organized and communicates well with her clients. Our home was listed for nearly three years in a challenging market and Karey was able to help us sell our residence. We strongly recommend her services to others.


    Brian and Terrie Ostrem 

    - Brian and Terrie Ostrem
  • This past summer, I decided to move to the Indianola area, approximately an hour and a half from where I was living. I started looking on my own, checking out various realtors' websites and driving around town. Then, my daughter made an appointment with Karey to look at a property. Karey stood by quietly to allow us to investigate the property, but remained close enough to answer any questions we had. After that, Karey was with us in looking at several other properties. Much of the time it felt like it was Karey, my daughter and I exploring each of the latest properties. Karey seemed to know just what I was looking for. And, we both knew it when we found it. It was perfect for me. Not too big and at the price range I had told her I felt I could afford. There were a couple of problems to overcome to get the property. Karey kept me constantly updated as to the progress and took care of them. She also helped me to find a great mortgage company, so I now have my perfect house, which is quickly becoming my home. Karey said she works for the seller and buyer to make sure both are happy with the outcome, and she certainly proved that with this sale.

    - Nancy Kubik
  • Karey was involved in every step of the sale of our home. She helped us be realistic about the market, which some people can lose sight of the value of their homes based on sentimentality. With that said, she also was willing to take risks and do things that would benefit the seller/buyer (not just the realtor). This was our family home for 41 years and needed some work. Karey worked very well with the buyer in ironing out details to make the sale go much more smoothly. We could not have done it without her invaluable insight and drive. She has a keen sense for the market, peoples' needs (buyers and sellers alike) and is a great mediator and facilitator of movement on the sale of a home. I would highly recommend her as someone to sell anyone's house in ANY kind of economic climate! Karey had the best suggestions on contractors and services locally to improve our home for sale. All the people she recommended did impeccable jobs on our home. She also gave us great tips on cheap, quick fixer-uppers that saved us $$ and a lot of headaches down the road.

    - Micheal Hornaday
  • Selling and moving from a 6000 square foot twenty-nine year old "dream home" is a challenging process. Karey Bishop brought us together with a buyer and had a "sale pending" sign posted in 31 days---rarely heard of in today's home market. Her advice on staging a home to sell was an expression of her experience. The protrayal of the home and its features in advertising the property were outstanding. Every detail of the sale was thoroughly monitored and communicated to us. She was quick to respond when questions were raised and the "close" was without incident. Karey is a true "professional" in the real estate business. She is personable and well-oriented in the complex details of a real estate transaction. We would highly recommend Karey to anyone considering buying or selling a home. We cannot thank Karey enough for guiding us through a highly emotional changing experience.

    - Jim and Dee Allen
  • Working with Karey was a very pleasant experience. Our house had been on the market in some form or another for over 3 years. Karey took th ebull by the horns and worked very hard to get our home the exposure it needed and made sure it was shown at every opportunity. She even offered to help out at times that our schedules conflicted and it was going to be difficult for us to schedule a showing. In the few months that she had it listed, it had been shown more times than at any other time. Whether we were trying to sell it by owner or if it was listed with another agent. She also gave us very helpful hints on what things we could change in order for our house to show better. She was always available to listen to our questions and concerns and made the closing process, which can be trying at times, seamless and stress free. We were so impressed by her initiative and professionalism that w listed our ground that we are trying to sell with her as well. I would not hesitate to suggest Karey to anyone for their real estate needs,, knowing that their experience will be as pleasant and successful as ours was.

    - Gail Howard
  • Karey Bishop's mission statement (goal) "Working Hard to Exceed Your Expectations" was definitely achieved during the marketing and selling of our home. She faced many challenges and took on all of them head on. She was always available to answer our many questions and went above and beyond her job responsibilities many times over. Her professionalism and real estate expertise got our house sold in a tough market. Karey's assistant, Heather Hulen, was also an asset during our selling experience and together they make an unbeatable team. Now, thanks to their hard work, we can relax and enjoy our beautiful new townhome, which they also helped us buy! With Much Gratitude, Brian and Kris Weiland

    - Brian and Kris Weiland
  • I first became acquainted with Karey when my company was searching for a building to expand its operations. Karey had a building listed which met our needs. The property was purchased through Karey. Due to Karey's attention to detail, the transaction was flawless. Later I had the opportunity to work with Karey on an Indianola School Committee. Through this interaction, I learned that Karey is not a person who sits one the sidelines and watches. Rather she is a person who gives of herself to make a difference in her community. Karey never missed a meeting and was always present before the meeting started. When the time came to sell our home, there was very little doubt as to who to select as our realtor. Karey quickly gained our trust, and worked very hard to sell our home at a time when home sales were plummeting. Just as she did with the school committee, Karey was committed to selling out house and did an outstanding job of marketing our house. If you are searching for a Realtor who is easy to communicate with, will work as if the sale of your house, or search for the perfect home is the only one he or she has, and will help guide you through any difficult time during the transaction, look no further, you have found your realtor. Scott Fortune

    - Scott Fortune
  • When we first met Karey Bishop we knew she was the realtor we wanted to buy a house from! Karey was very prompt in answering questions, returning phone calls and keeping us updated throughout the entire process! Just one example of what she did above and beyond for us: due to the large amounts of snow, our new driveway was drifted in, she had someone scoop the drive and walkways so we wouldn't have any trouble moving into our new house on move in day! We have given out many of her cards already!

    - Caleb Adams-Brown and Sara Brown
  • From the first phone call, to the closing, Karey Bishop and the Iowa Realty team were committed to selling our house. The Iowa Realty team and Karey represented our house well in showings, open houses, advertising and internet listings. Our questions along the way were answered promptly via phone or email. The answers were not always what we wanted to hear, but in the end Karey's response was always accurate. When we made the offer on our new home, Karey returned the same day with the response. Karey made the whole process easy to understand and kept the communication lines open between all parties. In our case, buying and selling through Iowa Realty and Karey Bishop was a very positive experience!

    - Kevin and Linda Wickett