CENTURY 21 Signature Real Estate


Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or looking to upgrade to a larger home for your family, CENTURY 21 Signature Real Estate agents are ready to help!

The CENTURY 21 System is the world’s largest residential real estate sales organization with 6,900 offices, over 100,000 agents in 75 countries and the most mecognized name in real estate. It is the #1 most visited real estate franchise website. In 2014 and 2015, the CENTURY 21 System was the recipient of all 4 consumer categories of the JD Power Home Buyer/Seller Satisivation Study (Highest overall satisfaction for first-time and repeat home buyers and sellers). 

CENTURY 21 Signature Real Estate proudly serves the central Iowa market and is locally owned and operated with 5 office locations (Ames, Story City, Huxley, Ankeny, Urbandale). With 100+ team members, we continue to strive to be the most admired real estate company in central Iowa for our exceptional client services, unrivaled professionalism, and world class marketing innovations. Our team members are dedicated and held accountable to our Core Team Values, which are the foundation for how we conduct business.


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Kristin Studer

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Kristin Studer was very helpful, patient and knowledgeable. We were in California during the house buying project and she couldn't have made it easier! She was friendly and willing to answer all our questions. I would definitely recommend her to anyone. - Carol Galland Chico, Cal June 2017

Katie Riedeman

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Katie was an extreme assist to us being first time home buyers. She made the process easy and understandable every step of the way and was quick to answer any questions or concerns we had. Even when my husband was out of town during our closing I still felt confident and comfortable at the closing because of Katie being there.

It was clear Katie cared deeply about our needs/ preferences as her clients. She was very personable, toward the end of the process it felt like we had made a new friend because of how kind, caring, and approachable Katie was. I would highly recommend Katie to any one looking to buy a home she was a joy to work with and get to know. - Corrine Lawler, Ames June 2017

Whitney Funkhouser

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Whitney was excellent to work with! She was willing to go the extra mile to make our sale and closing as smooth as possible. I appreciated that Whitney was easy to get a hold of and during our interactions she was personable, positive, straight-forward, and honest. She was very willing to work as a team with our family and I felt that she listened and respected us. I would recommend Whitney to our friends and family! - Taylor Locker, Ames June 2017

Shelly Billings

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Shelly went above and beyond I helping us sell the house. Without her extra efforts and time representing us, we don't know if we would have been able to sell the house in the short time hat we did and at the price we were able to get. Shelly was friendly, courteous, and responded immediately to any requests or concerns from us. Shelly Billings works very hard, enjoys her work, and truly cares about her clients. I would recommend her very highly.

Shelly does great work!

Extremely professional and courteous. - Bill Robyt Ramsey, Minne June 2017

Tamara Hicks

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Overall the best agent that we have ever worked with ! - Joseph Neary, Ames Ia An June 2017

Gina McAndrews

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We liked Gina McAndrews the moment we met her. It was like having one of our best friends to support us in a very important life event! Gina gave us great tips to get the house ready to sell. She loved our house and was excited to share it's uniqueness to potent buyers!! Great realtor and owner a great friend!!! Thanks, Gina! - Cindy Vangerpen-henn, f June 2017

Christian Block

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I want to emphasize how patient he was with me. I am an out of town buyer. It was hard to "get to" a house that was really nice in time due to the speed with which the Ames market moves. He kept searching for me and when the right one appeared, we were able to "win" the purchase.

In addition to knowing the area market well, he reached out to keep me informed if something might be coming on the market. He had a nice E mail system that allowed me to look at the pictures of houses in the area of town in which I wished to locate.

If there was a delayed showing situation that he thought might meet my needs, we coordinated how I would come to see it.

Most of all I see him as honest, detail oriented, and just the kind of person with whom one wishes to do business. - Donna Nelson, Omaha, Soo June 2017

Victoria Hill

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Very patient with seller in explaining the process. Especially since the seller was elderly. - Jim Ballantine-stanhope, June 2017

Jared Van Cleave

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Jared was very knowledgeable about properties in Ames. He was patient as we took our time looking for a rental property that suited our needs, and was always available to answer questions and show us a property. I would recommend Jared to anyone looking to buy a home! - Stephanie Madon, Ames June 2017

Mac Smith

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Mac is amazing! He was very understanding and had patience with us and our crazy ideas. Thank you so much for everything! - Kristen June 2017

Babatunde Agbaje

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We have had a long relationship with Baba as both a friend and a realtor.

Baba has detailed knowledge of all aspects of the home buying process. We were impressed with his knowledge and attention to all the little details and his diligence to insure that everything (even things not directly in his control) were handled in a timely manner.

We were somewhat disappointed with the seller of the property we purchased. The home was not clean when we took possession and Baba had to force them to live up to inspection items we had previously agreed to on the scheduled day of closing. But Baba came to the rescue and salvaged our closing day by getting in touch with the listing realtor and getting them to respond immediately. We really appreciated that. - Todd Teske, Ames June 2017

Teresa Dodge

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Teresa was professional, available and had a great attention to detail. My transaction had many unique features, and she handled it with care. - Ryan Allan June 2017

Nicole Haberkorn

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Nicole Krauel of Brandi Nelson Real Estate Team was there every step of the way. She was extremely helpful and I felt like she was by my side through it all. She was there to answer every and any question, make sure I knew exactly what was going on, and was extremely personable. She was a life saver!! I would 100% recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!!! THANK YOU NICOLE FOR ALL YOU DID. - Nicole N May 2017

Karissa Elgersma

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Karissa Elgersma was a great agent. She helped us through every single process. We were first time home buyers and she made us understand every step and made us feel very comfortable. She spent time to meet with us at all showings and seemed to have our best interest. Would definitely recommend Karissa Elgersma! - Sydney Rhoades, Ames Iow May 2017

Brandi Nelson

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Brandi provided excellent service when I sold my house. She was great to keep in touch and keep me informed. She was very patient and very good to keep me "in the loop" when some problems developed with the buyers. - Jeannie Stolee, Okoboji, May 2017

Kimberly Bloem

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Kim was quick and honest about everything. She listened to my concerns and took them seriously and did everything she could to make sure the process was smooth. Kim was extremely personable with someone who is usually very introverted and made me feel comfortable working with her. - Kathryn Fett, Boone Iowa May 2017

Adrian McMullen

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Awesome - Not Necessary May 2017

Mike Sunstrom

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Mike did an awesome job. He kept us informed of all offers and of all viewing times for the house. Even though we were not living in it at the time. - Joe And Jean Brooks ogd April 2017

Connor Eischen

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Connor knew what he was getting into with me as a client. He knew that when we first started working together that I wouldn't be in a position to purchase until right around this period of time. He was VERY patient and very understanding of my situations.

Connor is an honest and patient agent. He is up-front with you right from the beginning and maintains that level of integrity throughout the process. He had a strong presence of mind to pay attention to me and my wants, needs and desires in a property. I am extremely please with the property I purchased. - David Schaefer, Boone March 2017

Alyssa Loots

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Alyssa is great. Very professional and always prepared. She worked with my schedule and was always available if I had any questions or concerns. She's a fantastic agent and I would gladly use her in the future and recommend her. - Brenda Mccracken, Iowa March 2017

* After the client and agent affiliated with CENTURY 21® Real Estate LLC complete a transaction, the client may be asked to provide feedback to help the CENTURY 21® System and sales professionals continuously improve. The affiliated agent's Overall Rating is an average of all ratings the agent has received. The specific survey responses shown were selected by the agent and were authorized by the client for display purposes. Some customers who provided a testimonial may have received a Starbucks gift card from their CENTURY 21 Sales Professional as a thank you for completing the customer satisfaction survey.

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Closest Airport
Des Moines International
Closest College
Closest Major Sports Team
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Demographic Data | Ames, IA

Median Age: 26.2
Married: 29%
Households: 24,141


Population by Sex
33,055 Male
29,077 Female

Occupancy Types
1,039 Vacant
10,618 Owned
13,523 Rented


White/Blue Collar Jobs
33% White Collar
67% Blue Collar

Transportation to Work
75% Drive
6% Public Transportation
16% Walk/Bike/Other
3% Work from Home