Our team is dedicated to putting our experience and local knowledge to work to assist you along every step of the real estate process. With  our years of experience we are here to help both buyers and sellers locate the best properties and negotiate the great deals.

Find out why Home Sweet Des Moines is a respected team for buying and selling in Des Moines.

Meet the Team

Nora Crosthwaite

CEO and cornerstone of Home Sweet Des Moines / Realtor

I have a mission.  Giving people the confidence to dream big and knowledge to build a financial foundation through homeownership. I’m originally a Texas girl with a professional background in software development that relocated to Des Moines with my family, many years ago.  After years in the corporate world, I looked around and decided that I wanted to do more, matter more, and help more. That is where my passion for real estate was born.  Now several years in  I happy to stand next to you helping you through the entire real estate process.

I trully understand that buying or selling a home ranks as one of the biggest financial investments for an individual and or family.  And  it’s an area where people need reliable, dedicated assistance and education. My team and I are here to help!

In addition to my love for real estate I am a mother, wife, business community leader and tae kwon do instructor.

Contact Nora directly at 515-783-9815 or email her at nora@homesweetdesmoines.com

Tawnia Martin


Tawnia is a Des Moines native who walks her clients through the entire real estate process. She is familiar with the metro area and can be your local expert. Her goal is to provide you with a warm and friendly real estate experience, but more importantly to deliver the outcome you desire.  She will take time to listen to your concerns and understand your needs.  Caring about you and your family is the primary reason so many clients have trusted her with their most valuable asset.  In addition to loving her work she is a proud mom to an active son and fur-baby.

Contact Tawnia at 515-867-4436 or email her at tawnia@homesweetdesmoines.com

Jeannie Crosby

Magic Behind the Curtain Gal

Jeannie is a marketing and graphics professional with over 20 years of corporate and small business experience.  She assists Nora with the behind the scenes tasks. She is also a certified Home Stager and will work with you to make your home appealing to buyers and ready to sell. Check out her work at MakeItSellDesigns.  She is a transplant to Iowa from St. Louis. She and her husband have one busy daughter and two lovable mutts that now make Des Moines their home.

email her at jeannie@homesweetdesmoines.com

Kristen Klinkhammer

Transaction Coordinator

Kristen knows the ins and outs of getting your transaction from contract to close. She is a true real estate paperwork pro! She works to make sure everything runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible with your transactions. Kristen is your “go to” person for the “What’s next” questions. She is an Des Moines native and loves to spend her free time with friends and family. Look for her emails during your sale process.

Jack Boyd


Jake is a professional photographer and owner of JBP agency.  He specializes in architectural and real estate photography that will make your home look it’s best when going on the market.  Jake is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and holds a Bachelors degree in Graphic Design. His work has been featured in various publications promoting Des Moines.  Check out some of Jake’s work at www.jakeboydphoto.com


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