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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 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 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

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

As first time home buyers my husband and I had tons of questions and Kelli was great at easing our minds.

Kelli truly wanted us to get a great home that would meet all of our demands and make us both happy. She made an oftentimes stressful experience much better.

Kim Copeland (First time buyer )

Kelli Excell has exceeded our expectations!

We couldn't find a home within our timeframe and she stepped in a found us a property to rent in the meantime. She was patient and very helpful when we were ready to make our final decision.

Norma Carroll (Sr Hr Manager)

Kelli did a great job handling the sale of our condo.

She went way out her way to help us on the closing. Would recommend her to anyone, Thank You Kelli

Oren S Geisinger (Home owner)

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 Excell was an excellent realtor!

! She went above and beyond what any other realtor has ever done for me. She took an entire day to do a "tour of homes" with me and was so knowledgeable that I really felt like the home choice I was making was a smart choice. She was always available by email or text an answered any questions I had. I really can't say enough good things about Kelli she made my home buying experience wonderful!

Stacy Koeneke

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

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

Kelli Excell far exceeded our expectations!

We needed to find a home quickly and she helped us do just that by providing us with her time, prompt communication, and fully listening to our needs and wants in a home. Our transition was very smooth and much of that is due to Kelli and her Realtor experience.

Cori Flatt

Kelli assisted my wife and I through a very difficult home closing in which Michelle was in southern Utah and I was in Italy.

We appreciated both Kelli's assistance and advice throughout the entire home selling process, from preparation for listing (we had an offer on the house within a couple of days of listing) through closing. Michelle and I (Jim) wholeheartedly recommend Kelli and NextHome to anyone who wishes to sell their home. Jim Cannon

James Cannon (Assistant Professor of Accounting)

Kelli promised our house would sell & she delivered.

She was there for us through all the steps from staging to mortgage & giving us boxes.Her prompt text & email responses gave us encouragement when things seemed to slow down. We highly recommend Kelli for your home buying & selling. Steve & Maryanne Holland

Maryanne Holland (Homebuyer client)

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

Kelli exceeded our expectations!

I would recommend her on every level!!

Zachary L Marchman

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

When we looked for a Realtor, the most important thing was to find someone who was aggressive in looking for the right property.

Kelli is the best I have ever worked with - a great communicator, she gave trustworthy advice, and she worked hard to find us the right property. I'd use her again, any time.

Greg Paris (VP of ACO Services)

I have worked with Kelli for more than 5 years for buying and selling properties.

She is a very responsible professional and is always responsive. For my recent property that was just sold, Kelli has done a great job in coordinating the property repair closing and repair. Thank you for the great work, Kelli!

Xinwei Wang (Professor)

I thought Kelly did an excellent job.

She answered all my questions and did a price analysis on the property comparing it to comparable sales in the area. She was very accommodating to our schedule.

Craig Okerberg (Retired)

I wish I could give Kelli one million stars.

She has been amazing to work with. She pointed out issues in the homes we looked at, so that we were aware of what work might need to be done. We had trouble with the our, and she fought for us the whole way. It was great to have someone so wholly on our side. Even now, after the sale, I can still reach out to her and ask questions about home ownership. She is extremely personable and made the home-buying process fun and easy to understand. She helped us research properties before we went to them and made sure we knew what we were getting into. I can't say enough good things!

Melissa & Sean Robbins (First-time homebuyers)

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 Excell did an "excellent" job of selling a Townhome for us.

Throughout the whole process she consistently gave us good advice and made the journey as smooth as humanly possible. From the beginning her knowledge and effort proved invaluable in achieving the end goal of selling our property. She researched similar properties and arrived at a price that was both fair to us as the sellers and still attractive to potential buyers. Her ability to present our property on her website resulted in a quick turn around as our property sold in 5 days. We give Kelli and her agency high marks and would recommend them to anyone. After all Kelli was recommended to us from another one of her happy customers.

Mike and Sherri Webb (Customers)

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 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)

Where to start.

..I came across Mrs. Excell first around Dec/jan through reference by my relatives that had hired her to find the house that they live in now. I was in search of a house while my family was getting ready to follow later. I picked up many noticeable characteristics with Kelli Excell. to start was her understanding and love for family structure. She always greeted us warmly and chatted playfully with my kids when they would break into our conversations. her time management skills were on dot...with exception of traffic that can cause some time loss which was no biggie since my family and i were from sac Cali...traffic was horrible there. She seemed organized with us. For example, whether with the homes that we've seen or have a desire to see in each area, kelli personalized our home searching in a booklet which i thought was cool. She has a great personality for customer service...down to earth if you will. I noticed this right away since ive been in the customer service industry for 7 years plus. She also took extra measures to help us with temporary problems that came up. For example, my wife and i were in a situation where we just couldnt find the right home and needed to move out of my relatives home. With her help and some strings pulled, we were able to continue to searching while being assisted with personal matters. She knows how to take care of her customers needs if it is within reason and resources. Communication is key to have between agent/ customer (friend) relationship. When we found the right house kelli saw the excitement in our demeanor and helped point out the highlights of what we were looking for for our growing family. One last thing ill mention and that is kelli worked with our schedule. This is my first time buying a house. I might be a bit ignorant on how realty job works but with my fluctuating work schedule kelli always found a time during the week to make the searching / observing possible. I would recommend friends, family, and random strangers to her. Shes got a system that works. It worked for me, and from what history she has shared with me...seems like it molds to each customer effectively to where you will find a home in time that will fit your life style. No doubt.

Derek Ludwig (Home finder)

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 was beyond wonderful.

We moved from California, and had no idea about the housing market out here. Kelli was always cheerful, and took us to so many houses, answered every question. After months of searching, we finally found our home. Kelli is a gem to work with, and I highly recommend her for any housing needs.

Amber Ludwig (Stay at home mom)

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 )

Out of any realtors I've ever worked with she was the most patient, understanding and not pushy like other realtors car dealers, etc.

she's not there for fast buck she wants to be happy with what u bought. And most of all stays on top of things to make sure everything is going ok.

Steve Koeneke (Plumber )

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)

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 was such a pleasure to work with.

She was polite and professional through the entire process. She really made our first time home buying experience a breeze!

Tiffany Melton (Home Buyer)

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)

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

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

TERRILL SALTER (Property owner)

Kelly did a great job working with us from start to finish.

She helped with getting a fair price, and all the way through the closing of the house. Thanks for all you did Gary Claypool

Gary Claypool (Regional Sales Manager)

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

Kelli is simply the best!

She is always fast to respond, helpful, and on top of everything. We LOVE Kelli and you will too!

Justine Ballard

I highly recommend Kelli Excel as both a realtor and a consultant on renting property.

She is fair minded and honest which I believe are two of the most important qualities a buyer would want assisting with major purchases.

Teri Ballard (Home owner)

Kelli is awesome.

She helped us get our condo sold and knew what to do when we ran into a snag. Thank you Kelli, again you are awesome! Sincerely, Kathy and Oren Geisinger

Kathy J Geisinger (Customer )

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)

Kelli is an outstanding realtor and a pleasure to work with.

We were searching for a special property (for a second home) and spent more than 7 months with Kelli reviewing options. Knowledgeable and patient throughout the process, she never pressured us and helped us find a truly great home. Recommend her highly!

William Dirks (CEO, Dirks Energy Partners)

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)

I cannot recommend Kelli enough!

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

Donna Urquhart

Kelli Excell is pleasant, prompt and informed.

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

Julie Craig

Kelli was a great realtor; she was quick at responding to texts, and got us in to places that our previous realtor couldn't have.

Since she's been in the business a while, she knows all the other realtors in the area, so that usually can be used to your advantage in getting you the home you want. The whole process was calm and our negotiations worked out really well for us. We got our home for almost $10,000 less than the appraisal, so it was a super great situation for us.

Julie Hall

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.


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 joined Kelli's team in July after moving to Iowa from out of state.

I've worked with several brokers in the past and her and the rest of the office are by far the most pleasant group of people I have ever had the privilege of working with. She is always available if I have questions and her judgment and knowledge of real estate is top notch!

Aubry Larkin (Realtor and Property Manager)

She did an absolutely wonderful job for me.

She we quick to respond if there was a house available, and she worked for us not a paycheck. Would definitely use her again if need be.

James Arentson (Technician )

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, worked hard to find us a home.

Even weird requests like wanting to see a house on a Sunday several miles away ...which happened. She puts up with silly requests from clients and best of all she is honest. She doesn't want to sell a house just to sell a house. She listens to your wants and needs and tracks down your dream home.

Jason Copeland (Master of Ceromies)

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)

We have worked with Kelli for almost 6 years in attempts to sell our home in Story City.

Kelli helped us locate numerous renters for the property over the years and finally found and secured a buyer for the home as well. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with her. She has always been kind, understanding, and caring, and took such great care of the home while we lived in another state. When any issues came up (and many did)--she was always immediately finding solutions and making sure things got resolved. We could not have asked for a better person to help us with this long journey with this home. We are very thankful for Kelli. She would be an amazing fit for anyone who has a home they would like to buy/sell/rent/ etc. Thank you Kelli!

Gal Chivvis (Veterinarian )

She is awesome.

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

Nick johnson

I have worked with Kelli close to a year, and I can say that it has been the best working experience that I could possibly want!

Not only does she care about the level of work you do, she applies a personal touch that makes you feel like family. You would LOVE coming into work each day. You will get her best, no matter what. I would highly recommend working with Kelli. You will not be disappointed!

Kordell Lettow (Leasing Agent)

We are first time homebuyers and we met Kelli while we randomly searched for a potential house for us.

Kelli is incredibly professional and patiently walked us through the home buying process and patiently walked us through every house we wanted to look at. She was always fast to reply any answers on crazy amount of emails from us.:) Also, she was very honest to point out the weaknesses of the homes and to suggest the reasonable price of the homes. When negotiating with the seller, she did the best job to represent our opinion staying by our side. We were very happy about the whole home buying process because of her help and the house she helped us to close. We highly recommend Kelli Excell for any potential home buyers!

Sangwoo Park

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)

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

NextHome has offered many tools that I never had before!

Their package includes a CRM program, superior e-sign software, sleek, attractive open house tools, cutting edge ways to use technology, and much more. They are adding new features every day and offer webinars constantly to keep you up-to-date with their tools and market dynamics. Kelli is a fantastic Broker that always makes time for a question or conversation. She is personal, thoughtful, knowledgeable, and promotes a close-nit, family atmosphere. I couldn't be happier with NextHome or Kelli!

Tony McFarland (Realtor)

Very pleased.

Finding a cash buyer in a slow market was outstanding. Positive attitude and frequent updates made us feel confident that our house would sell quickly.

Steven Holland

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 wonderful.

She was super helpful and made both buying and selling our home a gratify experience.

Michael B. (Professor )

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 was always available, even at odd times.

She made her end of the process easy for us. I would definitely recommend her!!

Jenny Marchman (Sales Associate-Jax Outdoor Gear/Artist)

She's great.

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

William Byrd (geezer)

Kelli is an amazing Realtor and Broker!

I first met Kelli while searching for a home myself to purchase. Kelli always went out of her way for us. She was great at pointing out the positive and negative features of each home as well. She is the perfect example of what a Realtor should be. Kelli is also no different when it comes to being a Broker. I enjoyed Kelli's work ethic and friendship so much that I decided to work with her! Kelli puts others first. She will be sure to answer any questions you have. The work environment she has created is like none other I've ever experienced. I look forward to coming to work every day! I enjoy all my co-workers whom I consider like family. With all of NextHome's tools and their friendly service center it is impossible not to succeed. Their cutting edge technology and design will be sure to not only catch your eyes but everyone else's too! I cannot image working anywhere else!

Mandee Lind (Realtor )

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 was very delightful to work with and made everything very easy for us.

She had a great deal of knowledge which facilitated our sale. We hardly had to do a thing except to lift a pen to sign the contracts. She gets a 5 star from me!

Margaret Oborn (Vice President)

Kelli did an exceptional job of staging!

And we appreciated her pleasant manner and responsiveness.

Sheila Dietz

Kelli was above excellent.

She is so patient. We looked at many many homes & lost out on some but she never got tired of helping us find just the right place! Thank you Kelli for your patience & kindness!

Beverly Loberg (Retired)

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 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

There is no need to consider another agent.

Kelli is all you will need and will be by your side the entire process. I was looking for an agent in Ames, IA, area that was knowledgeable but was also nurturing as my daughter was purchasing her first home. Kelli was professional, returned calls/texts promptly, provided all the necessary documents so we could make a wise choice, was resourceful and punctual...AND she patiently answered questions and went above and beyond what an average agent would "normally" do to provide a smooth, safe and positive experience. Has even followed up after the closing to check on my daughter and will be someone we can call in the future if we ever need anything and we know she will be there for us. As an agent myself and a mother, I am very impressed with Kelli and would highly recommend her.

Jayne Clampitt (Mother of young adult daughter buyer and Real Estate Agent in KS & MO)

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

Dave Powers


I know that I can count upon her for further assistance as we have properties and a business in two Iowa locations.

Sharon )okerberg (Clinical Director)

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

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 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)

Kelli really went above and beyond as my real estate agent!

She makes you feel like family while still staying professional. Kelli makes a personal connection and really invests time to get to know you in order to help you find your home! My first time buying a home was easy, fun, exciting, and enjoyable due to Kelli's assistance! I would very highly recommend working with Kelli! She truly is an exceptional realtor!!!

Jeannett Clampitt (Home Buyer!)

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 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

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)

Property Manager & Realtor I joined Kelli's team in February.

Found my work family. Kelli makes our environment feel at home. She is one of the kindest and knowledgeable women I know. She is always available if you have questions or concerns. I’m truly grateful for Kelli and our team. So look forward to our future.

Jenn Pratt (Realtor)

It was great to work with Kelli.

She was always available for my questions and quickly responded to my texts and emails.


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)

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

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

Kelli was superb!

Kelli is very knowledgeable, one of the things we both liked about her is that she wasn’t just trying to make a sell, in other words, a ‘yes man’. She brought up things that we didn’t think about which was great! We could not have asked for a better realtor to work with! We would recommend her to anyone!

Nicholas & Brenda Jensen

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 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
Reviews on Zillow
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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
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