We’re Hiring! Marketing and Communications Assistant

Posted at 1:41 pm on June 14, 2022

Marketing and Communications assistant I’ve spent the last 12 years building my real estate business, and am looking for a creative, motivated assistant to support me and my team to help us reach big goals. Your role will have a large focus on supporting the team with marketing, communication and client relationship management.   Why […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 56 – Funky Finds Vintage Retro

Posted at 7:06 am on May 13, 2022

Welcome to one of the coolest shops in Des Moines! Funky Finds is a one stop shop for Mid Century Modern lovers and anyone with a love for vintage! The owner, Suzy, is such a gem of a human and she stocks her store with the coolest stuff. She has tons of items ranging from […]


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Should I stay or should I sell??

Posted at 1:59 pm on May 12, 2022

“Should I stay or should I sell?” This is on the mind of so many homeowners right now that are wondering if they should take advantage of this unprecedented seller’s market. They’re also wondering if they wait, will they miss out? There is no denying that sellers have the upper hand to get top dollar […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 55 – Bread by Chelsa B

Posted at 2:34 pm on April 5, 2022

This week I want to share with you how a hobby quickly turned into a business that locals rave about! Bread By Chelsa B (find her on instagram @breadbychelsab) is a home based, microbakery located in Des Moines, Iowa specializing in artisan sourdough breads. Watch today’s episode to learn more about how Chelsa created this […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 54 – Candle Bar DSM

Posted at 3:12 pm on March 4, 2022

I am so excited to feature Candle Bar DSM on this week’s Friday Find! Located in Valley Junction, Candle Bar DSM offers a unique experience creating your very own candle. The process is so much fun and the possibilities are endless! They have over 90 scent options, always changing vessels, and the guidance to make […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 53 – Suzy’s Kitchen & Gifts

Posted at 11:35 am on March 1, 2022

This is it – the store for when you just need SOMETHING (and everything)! Check out Suzy’s Kitchen & Gifts located in Pleasant Hill. There’s a reason it was just voted Best New Local Store on CityView’s Best of Des Moines list. Suzy’s Kitchen & Gifts has everything from cups, kitchen bakeware, storage, and utensils, […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 52 – Whatcha Smokin’ BBQ + Brew

Posted at 11:01 am on December 29, 2021

I am so excited for today’s Friday Find! I have heard many incredible things about Whatcha Smokin’ BBQ + Brew and I couldn’t wait to try it! So when my friend Gwen recently took over as one of the owners I knew this was my perfect excuse to visit. They were recently ranked the best […]


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Shop Local Des Moines Holiday Gift Guide

Posted at 12:40 pm on November 24, 2021

It’s Time!! This is our favorite time of year to highlight the amazing community of local shops and businesses in Des Moines, Iowa. We hope you get some good ideas for shopping local this Holiday season! When you buy from a small business, an actual person does a little happy dance. Plus, the impact it […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 50 – Mahalos Coffee & Mini Donuts

Posted at 2:45 pm on November 16, 2021

Another Friday Finds takeover by Jeni Hornbacher, Realtor This week Jeni visits Mahalo’s Coffee & Mini Donuts. Mahalos mini donuts are made fresh on the spot when you order! Did you know they offer catering? Their events team will work with you to create personalized pre-made mini donuts for birthdays, graduations, baby showers, anniversaries, holiday […]


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Friday Find with Sara Hopkins Realtor | Episode 49 – Tacos Villanueva

Posted at 10:50 am on September 29, 2021

One of the many things I love about Des Moines is how we have so many great, local, authentic street food vendors around town. Tacos Villanueva at the corner of E. 16th and University, right by the East High football stadium, is seriously a hidden gem and one my favorites! Jeni and I went there […]


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