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My brother and I worked with Kelli to sell our small and unique apartment building.

We got an offer for the price we asked on the first week it was listed! She kept us up to date on the process and made it easy. Appreciated her professionalism and work!

Deanna F Williams

Working with Kelli to buy our house was amazing.

She was not pushy about anything and really listened to our needs. It made our home buying experience fun and exciting. I would give her 100stars if I could!

Chris Stott

Kelli you are absolutely awesome.

I can't wait to start our home search in the (hopefully) near future. I am so glad we found you when we did so many years ago. Thank you for all of your help with both the buying and selling of our first home.

Randi Gerrity

Kelli took great care of us!

She helped us understand each step of the selling process and did a great job negotiating a price!

Adam Hopkins

We used Kelli as a buyers agent after finding a house we wanted with her as the listing agent.

Kelli balanced acting as both buyer and sellers agent and worked out a solution that benefited all of us. We enjoyed working with Kelli during the home buying experience and she made it a painless process for us. We would not hesitate to buy or sell with Kelli again!

Cole H (Homeowner)

I cannot recommend Kelli enough!

She went above and beyond to help us find the home of our dreams.

Donna Urquhart

Kelli is great.

She understood what we were needing and was patient with us while we look at many options. When I had questions she looked into the information and found answers. We highly recommend her.

Mike Lauritsen

Kelli was great to work with!

She has lots of energy and will work with you to get what you need negotiated for the purchase. I would absolutely recommend Kelli to anyone looking to purchase a home in the Ames area!

Kaylee Wellik

Kelli did an excellent job selling our home.

She did everything from finding a qualified buyer right down to depositing our funds after the closing. She always had our best interest in mind. Thank you Kelli

Robert Howard (Home owner)

When I went on the search for my first home I had no idea what I was doing, luckily for me I got Kelli as my realtor.

She was so easy to talk to and very knowledgeable of the areas and whole process. We went on the hunt for a house and she helped me along the way to finding my beautiful home. I couldn’t be happier to have Kelli on my side!

Nathaniel R. Staudt (Homeowner)

Being first time home buyers can be a very exciting time and also a stressful one.

Kelli made this experience for my husband and I a breeze. Kelli wasn't pushy and gave her honest opinion about the many different homes that we looked at. She never once made us feel rushed when looking at the homes and didn't get annoyed if we wanted to go look at the same house multiple times. Kelli not only was amazing to work with, but completely changed my mind on how I use to feel about realtors. I would highly recommend her to anyone!

Allison Koeppen

Before we listed our house we felt overwhelmed, we needed to sell a house owned by four sisters with one sisters share in an estate (complicate this with not living in the same town).

We found the right professional for us Kelli Excell. Kelli helped us not only with getting everyone in agreement with the listing but helped us with the licensing, insurance and estate issues that arose as well. Her communication with all of us both individually and as a group was overwhelmingly appreciated. Kelli our family thinks you.

Jolene Beveridge

Kelli was fabulous to work with!

We had very specific needs when looking at buying a home. Kelli took the time to visit with us and show us several properties and really made an effort to understand what we were looking for. When it came to the actual purchasing of the home, she made everything a breeze. Her guidance through this process and her experience are top-notch!

Jennifer Ellis (Executive Director)

I live in Washington and my home was being sold in Iowa.

Kelli took care of everything, from staging, showing, paperwork and all the way to closing. She did such an excellent job in keeping me updated on all of the stages. I trusted her judgement and recommendations to get the best price and the right clients. The process made it easy for me, stress free and max profit! Kelli and her team definitely deserved more than FIVE stars!!

Arnold camacho

Kelli is the most phenomenal realtor that I have ever worked with.

. She was very helpful in letting me know what I needed to do to put my house on the market.. I did what she said and my house sold in less than 48 hours. Kelli was extremely patient with. me as I have a tendency to get a little stressed out. She remained very calm, which with me can be very hard! Some of the people helping me move were so impressed they said she would be their realtor when they were ready to move. If you hire Kelli Excell you are hiring a WINNER!!

Sandi Philips (Customet)

Kelli did an exceptional job of staging!

And we appreciated her pleasant manner and responsiveness.

Sheila Dietz

I don’t know where to start!

Kelli worked with me for about a year as I casually started looking at homes while living in FL. I spent a week in August looking at homes and found the Ames market FAST, homes selling within 24 hours. We finally found our home and within 30 days closed! Kelli helped me find the mortgage lender and went above and beyond, bringing the seller down $4,000 after inspection. I love the home and feel indebted to Kelli and her team!

Michelle Judas (Retired LEO)

Kelli did a great job for us selling our home.

She provided a full suite of advertising channels from traditional print brochures and distribution of the listing to real estate data bases, to a state of the art 3D walk-through photo tour. She followed up promptly on all outstanding issues and even handled last minute crisis situations like a pro. We would highly recommend Kelli to provide top-notch real estate services in an effective and professional manner as she did for us.

Doug Gilbert

Kelli guided me through the preparation-for-sale process and put me in touch with competent service providers.

There was quite a bit of work to be done and it was accomplished in a timely manner. During the preparation period, Kelli introduced me to a potential buyer who happened to be in the market for the unique sort of property that I was selling. We were able to make a deal and the house was sold before it ever went on the market!

Richard A. Van Deusen (Homeowner/seller)

Kelli did an excellent job showing us homes in the area.

She kept us informed of progress during the process up until our closing day. After our closing she’s been following up on what we need like the homestead tax credit, etc. She done an excellent job helping us during our move.

Robert D Loberg (Retired )

Kelli did a great job selling our property and guiding us through the sales process.

TERRILL SALTER (Property owner)

We were first time home buyers and Kelli was awesome!

She was always looking at the potential problem areas in the houses we were looking at and letting us know what to look for. She's not just trying to make a commission, she truly wants you to love where you are going to live!

Misty Johnson (Home buyer)

We were the buyers from the dark side, we put Kelli through hell and back, but she stuck with us and on the third attempt we got our dream house.

Put your trust and your home needs in Kelli’ and you won’t be disappointed. She’s awesome!!

Richard Urquhart (Mr)

Kelli was amazing, she did an excellent job managing all the details and helping us through the negotiation process.

Dave Powers

Kelli is amazing.

My mother recently moved to Iowa from Tennessee, and Kelli helped her to find exactly what my mother wanted. She was patient, kind and considerate as she helped to find what my mother was looking for.

Amber Russell-Zepeda (Special Education Teacher, Mom, Wife, Daughter)

Kelli was so great to work with.

She set houses up based on our interests and was flexible with adding and adjusting as we looked. She stayed within our budget and did not push us at all. When we walked through houses she gave us space to look and chat but then answered all of our questions when we had them. She was open and transparent about the whole process. We HIGHLY recommend Kelli!

Jenny Merk

Kelli did excellent job selling our house and helped us to find our new home.

She is professional and work in timely manner. Honest in her advises and very aware about the market. I recommend Kelli Excell if you are selling or buying a property.

Neveen Kodos (Associate Veterinarian )

We had a wonderful experience with Kelli!

She relates to you on not only a professional but a personal level. Kelli was quick to answer any questions during the process and resolved issues promptly. When an issue arose with a contractor, she jumped right on it to make sure they met our timeline. So happy to have found this real estate agent! Kelli is very knowledgeable about the Ames market, and we highly recommend tapping into her expertise. Now we are able to move on to our Next Home Journey thanks to Kelli!

Ken & Lynn (Retired)

Kelli was the realtor we worked with when buying our first home, she's very good at what she does, and did a wonderful job helping us understand the process of buying a home.

She was very professional, and I would definitely recommend Kelli to others, I would work with her again in the future if we needed a knowledgeable, experienced, and professional realtor.

Frances

Kelli is amazing!

From our first interaction Kelli was always looking out for our best interest. She kept us moving through the process remarkably well, even under difficult circumstances. Kelli was an absolute joy to work with! We highly recommend her for your real estate needs.

Jillian Foerster (Sr Research Manager)

We were first-time home buyers and really didn't know anything about the process.

We were so lucky to have a realtor who knew what she was doing and was able to walk us through the whole thing. House-shopping with three small children can be difficult, but Kelli made the experience fun and low stress. She was easy to work with, we were confident trusting her expertise, and ended up getting a house even better than we were expecting!

Kate Christensen

She's great.

I wish I had listened to my wife and used Kelli last year.

William Byrd (geezer)

Kelli did a fantastic job of marketing and selling our home.

Her attention to detail and communication were outstanding and very much appreciated. She is very driven and focused to assure that you have accurate and timely information throughout both the selling and buying process. We also appreciated her no pressure and relaxed approach. Friendly, sincere, honest and professional best describe our experience with Kelli. A+

David Bunker

She was excellent at getting us into the houses we wanted to look at.

She was also good at pointing out things that we may or may not like and options on what we could do to the place. She was just and overall funny nice person to work with!

Christian McCasland (Delivery driver)

Our family loved working with Kelli.

She is honest and knowledgeable, so as first time home buyers we never felt like we were going to get lost in the process or make the wrong decision. Kelli truly made the process safer and happier for us and we will definitely look to her again in the future!

Hannah Sant

She is awesome.

She points out the flaws pretty much right away and doesn’t sugarcoat anything unlike other realtors.

Nick johnson

We absolutely loved working with Kelli!

If you're looking for a knowledgeable, personable, and skilled agent, definitely go with Kelli! She fought hard for us to have our offer accepted for our dream home. Without all her hard work we absolutely would not have bought our home. I can't explain well enough how wonderful our experience was working with Kelli. She really has her clients best interest in mind, we were extremely impressed and grateful for her help.

Elisabeth Anderson

Kelli Excell is pleasant, prompt and informed.

She's fun to work with. What more could you want? She's awesome.

Julie Craig

Kelli Excell was a consummate professional; seamless, prompt, attentive, and thorough from start to finish through our property purchase process.

Not to mention kind and patient, generous, enthusiastic and very helpful. I’d recommend her the utmost to anyone considering their next real estate endeavor. Thank you Kelli!

Kelly Craig (Secretary )

Kelli made the whole process of purchasing a home half-way across the country easy and painless.

She is efficient, knowledgeable, and personable. We would use her services again any time.

Shelly Siemer

Kelli was so wonderful to work with!

This was our first time selling a house, and we had moved out of state before we could get it listed. Kelli took care of everything, from getting it staged to listing and showing it to handling the paperwork and details of negotiating the closing. We were so happy and impressed with Kelli, and so grateful for how smooth she made the entire process for us! We only wish we could have used her as our buying agent for our new home!

Kaia Hopkins

Kelli is skilled, very through, and professional.

We were able too complete the whole process electronically which was most helpful. She is among the best agents I have had the pleasure of working with.

Lyle Bender

Kelli is amazing!

From our first interaction Kelli was always looking out for our best interest. She kept us moving through the process remarkably well, even under difficult circumstances. Kelli was an absolute joy to work with! We highly recommend her for your real estate needs.

Jillian Foerster (Sr Research Manager)

I highly recommend Kelli for her steady, excellent work.

Her experience and professionalism are wonderful, and the process concluded with results that exceeded my expectations!

Zachary Daly

Kelli has been a great agent/broker to work with.

She kept us informed. She showed us any home we wanted to see without any pressure to make a decision. She worked hard to understand our needs and our personal preferences. We bought a home she showed us and now she is working to sell my home. I couldn't ask for anyone better to work with. I've learned why realtors earn their commission.

Lynn Miller (Retired IT Professional)

Kelli has been amazing to work with!

She was very responsive from day 1 of reaching out to her, and willing to work with us through every step of the process to both sell our home and purchase the next one. Kelli helped brainstorm any challenges and was encouraging and supportive along the way. I highly recommend working with Kelli!

Julie Albrecht

Buying a home can be stressful, especially as a first time home buyer.

Kelli made all those fears melt away with her calm and reassuring personality. It was great having someone that knew so much about the process guiding us through. On top of all this she is very responsive and did her very best to get my husband and I into a house we loved for the price we loved. I highly recommend Kelli to everyone!

Tiffany Stott (Office Manager)

Kelli provided phenomenal service!

She was very prompt in responding back to questions and concerns throughout this process. I felt like she ALWAYS had my best interest at heart from the start to closing. She worked quickly to get me viewing homes and beat the deadline of a lease ending in my apartment. From start to finish, I recieved the keys for my new home before the lease ended with 1 month to spare! I would highly recommend her!! You're the BEST Kelli! Thank you and continued blessings.

Dana Williams

Kelli did an amazing job, helping us find our home.

She always found the answers to our questions, and had contacts for anything we needed once we were in our home too. This has been an amazing process, and much better than any other home-buying experience I have ever had. Thanks Kelli!

Andrew Rasmussen

Kelli did a great job of working with us to sell our property.

We met beforehand and she went over the whole process and explained what to expect and time frames. She received an offer in 2 days of advertising the property which we accepted. She worked with the inspections and handled any issues that were needed promptly so that everything went smoothly at closing. All of the required paperwork was taken care of so that we didn't have to worry about anything. Great job Kelli.

Rodney Mulder
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Average Rating
"Kelli got us our offer on the first week of listing! She responded quickly to our questions, and made the process stress free! Kelli is knowledgeable, professional and dependable. We appreciated her expertise!"
5 /5.0
by diamondships
"Paid attention to details. Helped me get my house ready for listing. Proactive and guided me through the process. Very knowledgeable of the market trends and supportive of my plans and timelines."
5 /5.0
by dsnuhu2009
"Kelli was fabulous to work with. She has a lot of experience and was able to guide us through the buying process even though we had very specific needs. Kelli took the time to truly understand what we were looking for. Her responsiveness was excellect. She was patient with us and made sure we found the right home!"
5 /5.0
by jennifer ann ellis
"My wife and I ended up working with Kelli because she was the selling agent on a house we wished to purchase, and we had not yet lined up a buyers agent. Kelli did a good job balancing our buying interest with the sellers and made our experience pleasant and painless. Kelli was very responsive and was great to work with from start to finish. We would not hesitate to buy or sell with Kelli again!"
5 /5.0
by zuser20140614014302848
"Kelli did a fantastic job of marketing and selling our home. Her attention to detail and communication were outstanding and very much appreciated. She is very driven and focused to assure that you have accurate and timely information throughout both the selling and buying process. We also appreciated her no pressure and relaxed approach. Friendly, sincere, honest and professional best describe our experience with Kelli. A+"
5 /5.0
by jbunker55
"I have worked with Kelli for more 7 years for six homes buy/sale. It has been a great experience to work with her. First of all, she is very knowledgeable and always did a lot of homework before doing the show. She is very responsive and responsible, far superior to other agents I have worked with. Whenever I called, texted, or emailed her, she always replied very fast with the right answers. So if you are in Ames region to buy or sell homes, you will be very glad to choose her as your agent."
5 /5.0
by yingzhou17
"Kelli Excell was extremely instrumental in both a very fast sale and a purchase of a new home! She organized showings online for the sale of my home and there were 7 showings in a two-day period within 2 weeks of listing the property. By the second day of showings we had 5 offers and it was difficult to choose the best one!! We had sold my home in 2 days! For the purchase of a new home, she was also very quick and efficient. The sale was handled amongst all the different parties involved and we heavily relied on Kelli and trusted that everything would go smoothly. As she said and I agreed, “that was quick!” Great job Kelli!"
5 /5.0
by kcraig668
"Kelli is great. She understood what we were needing and was patient with us while we look at many options. When I had questions she looked into the information and found answers. We highly recommend her."
5 /5.0
by mike toolman
"Great realtor. Professional. Easy to communicate with being 4 hours away while negotiating a deal. Would definitely use again. Seems to know Ames well."
5 /5.0
by drkramer2
"We were first time home buyers and Kelli was awesome! She was always looking at the potential problem areas in the houses we were looking at and letting us know what to look for. She's not just trying to make a commission, she truly wants you to love where you are going to live!"
5 /5.0
by Misty Johnson
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