Nora: (515) 783-9815  • Jessica: (515) 707-5750  • Narda: (515) 416-3400

    Zillow 5 Star Review  My husband and I recently purchased a home and worked directly with Nora Crosthwaite and loved working with her! We had been looking at homes since the end of April and decided to build after looking at house after house. Nora does a great job of advocating for buyers, being unbiased, communicates...

    emily in21
    November 4, 2020

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Nora was amazing when we worked together to sell my house! We listed, got an offer, accepted an offer and closed in just 32 days!!! She was very responsive anytime something came up! Great to work with and definitely recommend!

    rachel appenzeller
    May 17, 2019

    Zillow 5 Star Review  Tawnia was a wonderful agent. We could contact her any time with our questions. She is very knowledgeable about the real estate market. We would recommend Tawnia as a agent. She was always upbeat and always had a smile.

    July 30, 2020

Hear from our Happy Customers

Knowledge of the Current Market

Nora was excellent to work with. She was always very responsive to any questions we had (via text or phone) and we felt she worked hard for us on the negotiating and purchasing end of our deal. Nora was very flexible with our schedule and available when we needed her. Her knowledge of the current market and overall real estate knowledge was excellent and we would not hesitate to recommend her to family and friends in the future.

Penny and Greg G.

She “Stuck” with Us

We met Nora at an Open House and we had been to several open houses that day. She was the only realtor that followed up with us and “stuck” with us as we were looking prior to our home selling in another city and couldn’t purchase until that sale was complete. We told her what we were looking for and she offered a variety of homes for us to view. Nora was always willing to look at homes when it was convenient for us and she always responded to our questions very quickly. We would definitely recommend Nora!!

Bill and Renee K.

I Trust Her Implicitly

Real Estate Sold in Des Moines Iowa Market

Nora is fantastic to work with. She is very professional and knowledgeable. I had a tough situation and she handled it expertly and graciously. Nora calmed my nerves about the process and I trust her implicitly. I highly recommend you let this amazing professional help you in your search or sale.

Meredith B.

Our Biggest Advocate

Nora was amazing to work with! She is very responsive, knows the market very well, and is extremely personable. She was our biggest advocate and made us feel really confident about our first home purchase.

Emily B. and Zach S.

Our First Purchase

My wife and I met Nora through one of my wife’s managers who had just relocated from Texas to here in the Des Moines area. He had nothing but great things to say about the whole process. Our first attempt to work with a Realtor resulted in a 3 day late response. That was a major turn off and we were so glad that we were referred to Nora. She responded back in almost an hour. After that, we were able to meet for coffee to complete our initial consultation. It was wonderful how she listened to what we were looking for in our first home purchase. She was able to find great listings in our price range with the amenities we had discussed, and we were also able to give her homes that we wanted to see. She was very neat and organized on how she set up all of the homes that were on our list we wanted to view. With this being our first purchase, I had heard a few horror stories. That was not the case at all here. The whole process was a breeze from start to finish and had no issues at all. I would highly recommend Nora and will definitely use her in the future!

Nick A.

Attention to Detail

client in Des Moines Iowa

I haven’t closed yet (May 19th), but so far every step of the way she has been phenomenal. She has answered every question quickly and thoroughly, with attention to detail. I am very happy I chose to work with her as my agent!

Zach M.

Right by Our Side

Homes in Waukee

Nora was so wonderful to work with throughout our entire home-buying process. She was right by our side every step of the way which was exactly what we needed as first time home-buyers. She listened to what we were looking for and found us a place we truly feel is “home”. Not only is Nora extremely knowledgeable, but she goes above and beyond for her clients and we are so thankful we had her as our agent!

Betsy and Jesse B

Moved to Des Moines from Out of State

Nora was great to work with on our new home purchase! She was extremely responsive and organized upon every meeting. We had some tough issues with the builder and she was with us every step of the way. She understands the Iowa laws and regulations which was very helpful for us as we moved here from out of state. We would highly recommend her for a new home purchase.

Mike C. Family

Experience is Everything

happy clients

They say experience is everything. Luckily Nora had plenty of it ! She knew which questions to ask, and who to contact for any situation. Very helpful and easy to work with around any schedule. She helped us find the perfect home in less than two weeks!

Nicole C and Victor J

Personable, Caring, and Down to Earth

We could not have asked for a better realtor. Nora was patient with us as we searched for our forever home. We started the process in January and did not find our home until July. Always available via phone, text, email. She kept us informed of every step and put us in touch with the best mortgage company. Nora made sure our closing was painless and personal. If we ever decide to sell or buy another home Nora will be our realtor without a doubt. We have worked with other realtors and she by far has been the most personable, caring, and down to Earth realtor we have ever worked with.

Tina and Michael R

Drive to Ensure her Clients are Happy

happy clients

In 2017 we worked with Nora on both the sale of our first home and the purchase of our second. She was there every step of the way and was happy to hold our hand and answer our questions (no matter how small they were) through the whole process. She flawlessly handled a hiccup in our sale when I ruined the kitchen floors 3 days before closing and made sure we closed on time. Her endless patience, quick response time to calls/emails, and her drive to ensure her clients are happy is what makes her an amazing agent. She never pushed us to make a decision and often checked back to make sure we will still happy with the decision we made. We have already referred many of our friends to her and will continue to do so.

Travis and Brianne M

Years of Experience

Nora was wonderful to work with ! She responded to my txts and phone calls quickly and worked hard to get what I wanted. I appreciate her attention to detail and her years of experience to make the purchase of my new home a seamless transition. Nora is a great realtor and I consider her a friend, I would recommend her to all that are wanting to sell or buy a new home. Thank you Nora for all your hard work !!!

Carol C.

She is the reason you want a successful Realtor on your side

Nora is simply wonderful. She is the reason you want a successful Realtor on your side. Her professionalism in a complex and stressful time allows you to feel confident in a neatly finished outcome. Her flexibility and skillful communications ensure you feel connected and informed. The full-service care she devotes to her business makes all the difference. Thank you Nora – you are the best!

Dena H

She Made a Huge Difference

Nora is fantastic! She was extremely responsive and knowledgable throughout the entire home buying process. Even when some issues came up with the home I closed on, she was able to help me get through all of those issues, and help me understand what I really needed to worry about, and what I shouldn’t be as concerned about. I highly recommend Nora, especially for first time home buyers unfamiliar with the process. I can honestly say she made a huge difference in helping me through the process, and I wouldn’t choose anyone else over her, now that I know first hand the value she brings to the table when representing me.

Mitch G.

She is all about educating her buyers

From our first phone call and in-person meeting to closing on my beautiful home, Nora helped every step of the way. She is all about educating her buyers, which was extremely important since this is my first home. Nora offered her input and full disclosure while keeping my best interests at hand. Overall, Nora is a wonderful and passionateindividual who knows the Des Moines area well and will devote her full time and effort to find you the right home.

Amy N.

Anything else is not an option for her

Nora and her team are the best at their job. She is very knowledgeable of the market and always available and willing to answer questions and provide support. She is very consistent and timely with feedback and very direct with professional suggestions. She was considerate about scheduling showings and understanding that life continues even when you’re selling a home. Nora operates always the the utmost integrity. Anything else is not an option for her. She did a wonderful job.

Andrea M.

…Great both for purchasing our new home and selling…

Working with Nora was great both for purchasing our new home and selling our previous one. Countless times Nora asked questions that we hadn’t thought to ask or made clarifying points to ensure we fully understood important details. Our house was barely on the market before we had our asking price met and a few other important conditions met during our sale.

Zach S.

Everything I hoped it would be

Our experience of buying a home with Tawnia Martin was everything I hoped it would be. We had excellent customer service, every question was answered and we were shown excellent properties. We had some very specific requests for our new home and Tawnia worked very hard to find us properties that would meet our needs. When we closed on our home I didn’t want to lose the friendship that we had built during our home buying experience. Tawnia is the kind of person you want to have for a friend. I know I have walked away with not only a beautiful house to call home but also with a wonderful friend, too. I can’t recommend Tawnia enough for your home buying needs!

Julie and Dave

I would definitely recommend Tawnia

Getting to work with Tawnia to find my first home was such a treat! The home search process for me was definitely not short but Tawnia helped to make it sweet and was so great at jumping on property viewings as soon as I sent listings her way. In this crazy market, Tawnia was able to find me a beautiful home in my desired neighborhood! I would definitely recommend Tawnia to my friends and family 🙂

Morgan H

Tawnia helped us throughout the whole process

Being a first time home buyer is a little scary, but Tawnia helped us throughout the whole process with expertise and fun. I’d recommend her to my friends, loved working with her.

Ross and Kennedy V

Knowledge of the local community and housing market

Tawnia grew up in the Des Moines area and her knowledge of the local community and housing market puts her a step ahead to help you find your next home. Tawnia helped me navigate the area and where I wanted to locate. Throughout the process of choosing a home, her suggestions and questions I would not have thought to ask kept me on track to find the home that best suited my needs. Under pressure Tawnia will work the hours necessary and respond quickly to give you peace of mind that all is well with your home buying process. I highly recommend using Tawnia. You will love her caring personality.

Tawnia's knowledge of the local community and housing market puts her a step ahead

Tawnia Martin is a rock star

Tawnia Martin is a rock star we couldn’t have done the deal without her! Everything went smooth and on time, all good! We recommend Tawnia for any future deal.

American Premier

Very Professional & Experienced

Jeannie and Nora explained everything in a way that was easy to understand from making the offer and helping us find a mortgage banker. They also paid great attention to our needs and helping us find our perfect home. Very professional, experienced and helpful. I would highly recommend.

Noele W.

We knew of every detail & felt in control

Nora and her team were amazing from our first meeting to closing day of selling our home. We knew of every detail throughout the entire process and felt in control and supported with our decisions and timeline. We look forward to Nora helping us with our future real estate endeavors!

Jeannie was absolutely amazing!

Jeannie was absolutely amazing! I’m new to the area and she was extremely patient as I changed my mind several times on what I was looking for. She even did a pre visit to homes we were going to see and found out the answers to questions she knew I’d ask! Highly recommend!

Cyndi Price

Jeannie and Nora are amazing to work with! The entire process from start to finish was smooth, fun and efficient.

She answered all of our questions and was super knowledgeable.

Jeannie was our wonderful realtor through our first home buying experience. She was thoughtful, intuitive, and put us at ease during the experience. She answered all of our questions and was super knowledgeable. She was a great resource and a bulldog in our court when it came to our home expectations. We couldn’t have asked for a better realtor!

Morgan H

They were there for me every step of the way.

Jeannie and Nora are great to work with. They provided suggested contacts for everything needed from mortgage lenders to home inspectors and contractors. They were there for me every step of the way. I would highly recommend this team if you are buying or selling a home.

Jim M

Jessica – she won’t disappoint!

Jessica was wonderful to work with! She went above and beyond the call of duty to help my family and I find a home that suited us well during a time when the market was changing in the blink of an eye! Working with us out- of-towners when homes were flying on and off the market like wild fire was not an easy task! She made sure we saw everything we requested or showed interest in, whether it was in person, via face time or video and photos! She was great from beginning to end! We would highly recommend you work with Jessica – she won’t disappoint!

Melissa W
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