Meet the Team

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.

Nora Crosthwaite

CEO of Home Sweet Des Moines, Realtor® and CNE®, At Home With Diversity Certified ®, 2023 Chair of Iowa Association of Realtors Diversity Committee

Nora focuses on giving people the confidence to dream big and build a financial foundation through homeownership.  Nora believes in relationships over transactions and educating clients over-pressuring towards a decision.

Outside of real estate,  Nora is the mother to Layla, a community volunteer and loves to practice martial arts. Her favorite nonprofits are the KIAP Foundation, HOME, Inc., and Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa.

Contact Nora directly at 515-783-9815 or email her at [email protected]

Jessica Shanley 

Realtor® & Marketing 

Jessica was born and raised in Arizona and moved with her husband and kids to Iowa in 2017. Her passion for Real Estate has flourished over the years. She enjoys helping her clients in each transaction to buy and sell. Jessica has personally and professionally bought and sold many properties and understands how important the process is.

Outside of Real Estate she and her husband Andy keeps busy with their 3 kids hockey, baseball, softball or golf activities. They also enjoy traveling as a family wherever and whenever they can.

Contact Jessica directly at 515-707-5750 or email her at [email protected]

Narda Strom: 515-416-3400

Narda Strom


In 2009, Narda obtained her real estate license in her home country of Brazil, and became dedicated to providing a full service experience for her clients. She joined VERHUUR Company as a Partner / Broker Director, working with local and international investors, builders, buyers, and sellers. She is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish. 

Outside of Real Estate, Narda enjoys spending time with her husband Brandon and son Benjamin. They love biking together and enjoy exploring all that Des Moines has to offer. She is looking forward to learning to golf with her husband!

Contact Narda directly at 515-416-3400 or email her at [email protected]