Top Real Estate Agents in Iowa

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By Jessica Johansen Updated April 15, 2024


There are a more than 7,000 agents to choose from in the state of Iowa. Most of these agents work in the major metro areas of Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, and Davenport. However, choosing the right agent can take significant time and effort. That’s why we’ve selected and reviewed the top Iowa agents for you.

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Top real estate agents in Iowa by city

Our team researches hundreds of agents and analyses their transactions to select the best ones. Our mission is to present agents that can meet the individual needs of our readers. That’s why we share both the strengths and weaknesses of each agent.

Whether you're looking for an agent to buy your first home or a luxury agent experienced with multimillion-dollar real estate, we've got you covered.

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The perfect Iowa real estate agent for you

The agents we select for our list represent the top 0.1% to 0.5% of their area. Put another way, for every 1,000 agents in a city, just 1 to 5 meet our strict criteria.

We don’t just compare them to the average agent either, that would be like comparing an Olympic team to a high school team. Instead, we compare them to each other, ensuring that only the very best make our list.

Looking for the best agent for you?

Don’t see an agent who is right for your situation? Speak with our Concierge Team to get hand-picked agent matches for you. Our service is free with no obligation.

A little about Iowa

Iowa has 3,155,070 residents and the population of the state is growing by 0.2% each year. This puts some natural pressure on home prices.

According to our market conditions team, Iowa is currently a cool market, which is good news if you’re a buyer.

"They great to work w with call kept in contact with us the agent was very good I would use them again."

— Ron Perrone

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What is a home in Iowa worth?

As of February 2021, the average home value in Iowa is $161,290, which is a 4.4% increase over the last year.

The exact price of your home, however, will depend on its size, condition, and how it stacks up to comparable properties. Here's the tiered breakdown of home values in Iowa:

  • Top 30% of homes: $273,864
  • Average home: $161,290
  • Bottom 30% of homes: $88,558

State of the Iowa Real Estate Market

In Iowa, an average of 7,201 homes are available for sale each month. Of those, 6,143 are sold.

So buyers have plenty of options, but if you’re selling, you'll need to find a way to make your home stand out from all that competition.

In either case, a top agent in Iowa can help you put your best foot forward and help you negotiate the best possible deal.

Is it a good time to invest in Iowa real estate?

With an average rent of $835 and 30% of the population being renters, that leaves some room for investors to make money on Iowa rental properties.

"The selling costs were just as they described, and were matched with a top notch agency and realtor. We sold our house within 5 days with 3 offers on the table. We then used the agent to help us find our townhome, which was challenging, but successful! We saved over $9,000 working with the Clever program."

— Jon P.

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Iowa real estate resources

To help you make the best possible decision we’ve compiled some resources that will help you make the most of your real estate experience in Iowa.

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