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Client Testimonials

Roy Park- Rick helped us purchase a place that meets our needs in retirement. He spent considerable time with us to discover our requirements (Size, location, approx. floor layout, price, etc.). Then he helped us understand the current market and opportunities and showed us only communities that he had evaluated fully (including on site visits) to ensure that each would meet our needs. Following our selection of a villa that my wife "absolutely had to have," Rick negotiated very favorable terms and conditions. This was our sixth new house and the process has been the most fruitful and the most enjoyable.

Mike & Katie Lauer -Rick Helped us find our second home up here in Des Moines after we had been looking for a while. Rick made our search very quick and easy, and was the perfect person to give an objective point of view when asked. After buying a house once before, and selling that house to move up to Des Moines, we have dealt with many realtors. Rick was the first realtor that we have been comfortable with and exceeded all of our expectations. I Highly recommend Rick to all of my friends, and to anyone looking for the best realtor in Des Moines.

Pragya & Manjul Malhotra - This was our first experience buying a home and we began our search with a different realtor. In a few days, we were disappointed to the point of quitting house search altogether. Then we met Rick and he made the entire process so seamless and quick. He was flexible and extremely patient with us throughout our home search. It almost felt like having a family member watch out for you and he was always there with a friendly smile. Honestly, we couldn't have found a better home in the area that we wanted at the price we wanted to pay without him. His knowledge of the area, business and house things in general is exceptional. We would highly recommend him to anyone. He was always responsive, answering our queries when they arose no matter what hour of the day. Rick is committed to building relationships and not just selling homes. We really can't say enough good things about him!

Chuck & Margaret Johnson  -Great Experience. Love the new place! Thanks for helping us make it through the financing maze.

J & S Gaffney -We used Rick to buy our first home and could not be happier with the experience. We felt Rick was exrtremley diligent on our behalf and let us communicate what it was we wanted in a house. Now we are living in a vintage craftsman bungalow that we adore. Thanks Rick

Mary & Jim Davis, previously from Johnston, IA - Rick had a meticulous approach in preparing us and presenting our home in the most favorable light. He did the research, coached us to the right price point and was able to sell our home in a month, after it had been listed with another agency for more than 12 months! Rick is honest, straightforward and always on your side. Just what we needed!

Barb & Jim Woodsmall - As a Real Estate Agent Rick Bratrud came highly recommended. And that kind of recommendation is one that we gladly offer to any others considering buying Real Estate in the Des Moines and surrounding area. He is a true professional, has a great deal of varied real estate experience and is well connected around town. He is a skillful problem solver and communicator and kept us well informed through all the phases of our real estate transaction. And we appreciate all the information and advice he has provided after the transaction closed. Thank you Rick!!

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