My business is all about you! I grew up in Tama Iowa. In the early 1980s my wife Tina and I owned and operated a Bar/Night club "Butch-N-Nelly's" in Marshalltown. I joined the Army in December of 1983 and spent just short of 24 years as an Electronics Maintenance Chief managing Electronics Maintenance Shops repairing electronic and communications devices, with 16 years in Airborne, Special Operations and Special Forces units and retired in November of 2007. I have been a Realtor since 2009, and love helping people achieve their "Home Dreams". We have lived in 7 states and 5 different countries and have moved 12 times in 24 years selling a business and buying and selling several homes. My Philosophy as a REALTOR is to use the team approach to help make your dreams of buying or selling a home come true and be an enjoyable experience. Things to know about our team!
Your friends and family, your dreams!
We are associated with Iowa Realty which is the largest real estate company in the state of Iowa.
Iowa Realty is associated with Berkshire Hathaway's Homes Services of America, which is the #2 home services company in the United States and is partially owned by Warren Buffett. Our team also includes:
The best Showing Desk in existence with LeAnn & Nina.
The best receptionist/Back office coordinator with Ella.
Midland Title and Escrow Company for all of our escrow, title and abstracting needs.
Home Services Warranty can provide our clients a home warranty for peace of mind.
Home Services Insurance Co.
In-house Marketing experts to assist with all of our marketing needs.
In-house legal department guide and assist with any of our legal needs. For Sellers: We use the most up to date, and accurate market information to educate and advise you about the current market conditions and what your best pricing strategies are. Then we employ many or all of the most effective marketing programs. Your home will be seen on the #1 real estate search site in Iowa, IowaRealty.com (DanHess.IowaRealty.com) webpages and search sites, and CedarRapidsIAareaHomes.com, Zillow.com, Trulia.com, Realtor.com, Homes.com and many more including international Real Estate sites. We also use Social Media marketing for your home, which may include using posts including pictures and videos on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google profiles, Google Plus Local Places, Instagram and more. Your home will be televised on "Iowa Realty's Home Show", the only televised real-estate show in this market, and might qualify to be included in the "Featured Home" or "Great Iowa Homes" programs. We also market your home using full color ads in Iowa Realty's open house insert in the Gazette or in other local newspapers if warranted. In short we don't just list your home we market your home to maximize your exposure. We don't try to sell your home we succeed! For Buyers: We go out of our way to help you find your "Dream Home." We will also help you by advising and helping to protect you so you can purchase your home, under your terms and your conditions. We don't just set up a search, we attend weekly meetings to learn about all of the latest homes on the market and then go on tours to get a firsthand look and preview any homes our clients might be interested in. We also have access to private social media sites so we can preview homes before they even hit the MLS and Websites. We can even post our clients' needs so that other Agents will know what we are looking for so they might be able to contact someone who might be interested in selling exactly what you are looking for. We have even been known to knock on the door of the perfect home to see if they would be interested in selling exclusively to our client.
Iowa Realty University's "TigerLand" graduate
Focus Training Graduate
Cedar Rapids Area Association of Realtors
Cedar Rapids Multiple Listing Service
Iowa Association of Realtors
National Association of Realtors
Cedar Rapids Metro Economics Alliance