About Us

Our Team

We pride ourselves on tenacity and the ability to problem solve. We build relationships and focus on always doing the right thing for our clients, regardless of our compensation. We go into scary basements. We negotiate like no other. We discover the newest listings, obsess over prices, current market conditions, and strategize on how to win in multiple offer situations. We ONLY care about making sure this is the right investment for you, making sure you don’t buy the wrong home. We have the most in-depth systems and processes in place combined with powerful marketing to make sure your experience with us is the ABSOLUTE best. That is our mission. Years of Experience. Results you want. Full Transparency. Communication Guaranteed.

We Believe In:
* Making our neighborhoods strong with community involvement
* Being authentic at all times
* Being responsive and available
* Obsessing about the details
* Doing the right thing for the long term
* Hiring the experts for staging
* Professional photography and videography
* Strong partnerships with local lenders

Sara Hopkins

I am honored to be a top-producing Realtor in the Greater Des Moines area. I started my career in real estate in 2010 and have worked tirelessly to grow my business through hard work and clear communication. I have an in-depth understanding of the real estate industry, which helps me educate clients on the steps needed for the home-buying and home-selling process. With over 100 transactions each year, I have the best systems and processes in place to help each one run smoothly and with minimal inconvenience to my clients. I dedicate myself to each and every client, putting their needs first. This is my passion and I am so grateful to get the opportunity to help so many people during their journey of home ownership.

Katey Gambrel

There’s no better feeling than handing over a set of keys to a new homeowner or making the happy call to let someone know their house has been sold. I love chasing that feeling. I know that real estate is about people—it requires listening, being responsive and getting resourceful to find the perfect home solution whether you’re buying or selling.

Amy Spike

Communications guru. List lover. Multitasker extraordinaire. Amy Spike is our NEW Communications Director! She comes to the real estate world from the non-profit association industry where she was the Marketing Director of the Iowa Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. She is an expert at keeping things organized and well communicated. Amy has always had a passion for the real estate industry so when the opportunity to join the team became available she jumped at it! Amy helps coordinate things behind the scenes to ensure clients are updated along the way as well as organize all the fun events we put on throughout the year!

Kari Stone

A farm girl at heart, but has found her true home in Des Moines. She's a wife, stepmom, dog mom, choir director, singer, and weightlifter. She truly cares and thrives in creating relationships with her clients. She will take the lead and give you peace of mind in your real estate endeavor.

Molly Caldas

Molly was born and raised in central Iowa and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa. She has always been drawn to learning about culture in both a community and world scale and has had the thrill of watching Des Moines grow over the last few years. Molly is passionate about all things local! Molly's goal is to help you through the process of buying or selling your home in order to make the experience smooth, happy, and memorable. That's the way she believes such a substantial life shift should be. The bottom line is this: She will always take your interests to heart and will work meticulously to get the job done!"

My Neighbors

"Sara was on top of every detail and made sure I knew everything I needed to when we sold our first home. She was there every step of the way, answering my 100 questions about our showings, feedback from potential buyers, offers and the entire closing process. She truly cares about your happiness during the process. I can't recommend her enough!"

Melissa Burkheimer

"We were extremely pleased with the services Sara provided in both helping us sell our existing home and find our dream home. Sara was able to sell our existing home in an incredibly short amount of time – 5 days! Sara always kept our best interests at heart, and gave us advice throughout the whole process, she was even able to save us $3,400 in closing costs by recommending other lenders in town that were more competitive than our current bank. Both Sara and her assistant, Katey, were there for us through the entire process, and made it as worry free and smooth as possible. They’re both incredibly professional and friendly, and we cannot have asked for a better real estate agent, guide and friend. Thank you Sara and Katey!"

Chris & Heidi Burkett

"Sara was extremely helpful as we looked to sell our home. After looking at our home, she provided us with the information needed to list our home in the best possible way. After listing the house, she coordinated the showings and walked us through each of the offers."

Matt Powell

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