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Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find answers to Frequently Asked questions that we hear all the time, things most people don’t know and need to. If you don’t see the answer your looking for stop in or give us a call.

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Q: What do I need to do in the buying and selling process

A: Stop in or Call the professionals at Northwest Realty & we will do the rest.

Q: Do I need to call the company with the sign in the yard

A: No you do not. We are licensed in all of the state of Iowa and can show any property out there. You pick the agent you want, build trust and a life long friendship.

Q: Why choose Northwest Realty

A: We have been serving you for over 25 years with over 70 years of combined real estate experience and various diverse backgrounds. We are locally owned and operated, this means your money stays local. We do all the work right here. We are professionals and our client’s come first. Work with us and you will become part of our family. Why Choose Us

Q: Why should I look at buying with a Realtor

A: Because we have knowledge of the local area and can show you any listed property not just the one with our sign. Our guidance knowledge of the market and properties is priceless. It doesn’t cost you anything to use a Realtor to buy a property. But it could cost you a lot. View this article.

Q: Why not sell on my own

A: There are many reasons not to sell on your own. Everyone wants to save money but what is it costing you? You wont have the guidance and knowledge of a Realtor, you won’t have the protection of a Realtor, you can’t market like a Real Estate Professional can, negotiating directly with a buyer can cost you a lot of money. Don’t try and do it on your own as there are a lot of laws and grey areas to get in trouble with, this is what we are trained to do and what we went to school for. Hiring an attorney to do the paperwork still costs you money, and you don’t get the protection, knowledge, guidance, marketability of a Realtor. A Realtor can be a good buffer as well, because things happen and you NEED the protection and guidance.

Q: Why choose a Realtor

A: Because this is what we went to school for. We learn the ethics, standards of listing and buying practice, the law involved in the process. The knowledge, guidance, and protection a good and seasoned agent can give you is priceless. From the first phone call to the very end we are there to handle all paper work, negotiate between the buyer and seller, continue abstracts, get deeds made, get payoffs done on time and to the penny, and handle any issues that come up. There is a lot more involved in real estate than some people think and most that try it on there own come to us eventually, so start out right in the beginning and let us market your property and handle everything for you.

Q: How do I know what the value of my property is

A: We provide free Comparative market analysis “CMA” for potential listings

Q: How do you market your properties

A: We do some newspaper, and some radio. The majority of our advertising is digital “online” that’s where buyers are looking. This day and age we all have internet in our pocket. We work very hard to have topnotch online presence, it takes a lot of time and money to market properly and get noticed. We manage our own website, this way all changes happen right away, and the way we want. We include virtual tours on our website along with all the information you need to make a good decision. We are connected to the MLS ” Multiple listing service”,, Trulia, and Zillow. With us you get the most exposure possible as we do our very best to get our listings in front of everyone looking, and even those that aren’t looking. We pay for good placement.

Q: What should I do to get ready to buy or sell?

A: Call the Professionals here at Northwest Realty

A: Click on the links below for our buyers tips or Sellers tips to find this answer



If you are unsure, it doesn’t cost you a penny to stop in and talk to us, we will be very honest and help you understand everything.

Call the professionals here at Northwest Realty, because this is what we are good at and this is what we do every day. We look forward to hearing from you.             Office # (712) 225-6447