Heather’s Testimonials

“Heather is second-to-none when it comes to real estate professionals. She is practical, innovative, and her level of service and personal touches set her apart in the real estate market. Heather is reliable and trustworthy; I can always count on her for a timely response, excellent advice, and support throughout the entire selling and buying process.”

-Jennifer Soma

“Heather is knowledgeable, thorough and very creative in her approach to selling a family’s home. Her customer service far exceeded previous realtors we had worked with. Her marketing skills, creative, honest approach to pricing and her willingness to go “above and beyond” are all note-worthy.”

-Connie Isaacson

“Heather is an awesome realtor. She was very helpful and willing to work with us to find the perfect house. She was very knowledgeable about the area and answered all of our questions. We thought she was great! As a matter of fact, we ended up buying both a house and some land in the area with her help. Would highly recommend her to our friends & family.”

-Jennifer and Greg May

“Heather assisted me in buying my home in Winterset, IA. She was so patient and went above and beyond to help me with the entire home buying process. I was recently divorced and was a bit nervous about buying a home on my own. I am so thankful to her for all of the help she gave me. I would highly recommend her.”

-Julie Dougherty

“Heather helped my fiance and I find the perfect lake front home in Panora, IA. We love it! She was patient with us as we looked at lots of homes, as this was an important investment for us. She was highly engaged, very genuine, and personal in her approach. She took time to get to know us as individuals and a couple to help aid the whole process….and it did! The entire home buying experience from exploring various homes to finally finding and buying the perfect place when so smoothly and stress free. I have purchased 3 previous homes and all were quite painful….Heather made this home purchase a pleasure!”

-Jackie DeMaria

“Heather & her team are great to work with. Knowledgeable, responsive and proactive, we are always happy with their work. Heather understands proper marketing and the communication it takes for a house sale and happy sellers/buyers. They have listed and sold multiple houses for us and we happily refer others to them as well.”

-Courtney Tompkins


“Heather is incredible! As first time home buyers, my fiancee and I had no idea what we were doing or getting into. We quickly bonded with her during our initial meeting over our love for dogs and Drake University. She helped us move the process along quickly, which is exactly what we were hoping for, and she made it very easy for us to keep in contact with her whenever we had questions or concerns. She was able to meet at convenient locations for us (home, Smokey Row Coffee), which made us more comfortable than sitting in an office. She is extremely personable and is truly a kind and enjoyable person. She is a skilled negotiator, too! We were able to secure almost all of our requests from the other party and ended with a more than fair deal. Overall, it was a very successful first home purchase and we’d recommend her to anyone.”

-Jackie Schneider

“This agent was awesome! We have bought and sold many properties, so we have lots of experience with agents. Heather Starr is extraordinarily conscientious and fearless in representing the best interests of us, her clients. Her professionalism and personal touch are exceptional. To sum it up; trustworthy, honest and very knowledgeable.”

-Jill June

“Heather was fantastic. She listened to the desired traits I wanted in a home and helped me find options within my price range and geography. She was quick to understand the style and “feel” of house and lot that interested me and arranged quick and convenient showings with the sellers’ agents. Once I settled on a home to buy, Heather guided me through the steps of the process and kept me informed regarding progress on all fronts. Her communication skills are excellent and she is an all-around nice person. I very much enjoyed working with her and would recommend her skills to anyone looking to buy a home in the Des Moines area.”

-Tara Gurney

“Heather worked with us as we sold our existing home and built a new home. She helped us through negotiations with our new buyers for the best possible deal we could ask for. It was a real win/win for both parties and she saved us many potential headaches! She was very helpful in educating us on parts of the deal we weren’t aware of and didn’t know to ask for (ie.,rentback from new buyers). As for helping us through the building process, we couldn’t have asked for more. She was excellent in making sure the builder understood what our expectations were and what we wanted in the end product. We were very impressed at how she negotiated our final contract price with the builder and set up a very good relationship for the next 3 months. I would highly recommend Heather for all your buying/selling needs!”

-Sheri Petersen