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Jim Horstman
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5 out of 5 based on 76 ratings.
66 user reviews.

Jim did an excellent job in helping us find our new home and sell our existing home. He was professional and knowledgeable in all aspects of the buying and selling process and did an excellent job of maintaining communication with us at all times. We appreciated his expertise in the field and valued his opinion knowing that he always had our best interest at heart. We felt that he truly went above and beyond in helping make this experience as easy as possible and we would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an experienced, dedicated, and reliable realtor.

Jim was so helpful in the process of buying our first home! He laid out the home buying process in a very understandable way, helped us move quickly on the house we wanted, and was very responsive and easy to work with. His many contacts in the Ames area made this process go quite quickly and now we are in our dream home.

Clara Kittleson

I was going through the hardest time in my life. I lost my husband two years prior to hiring Jim to sell my home. He came in and knew exactly what to do to get my house ready for market.I was amazed on how dedicated and professional he is. Jim went above and beyond my expectations, you can definitely say that he goes the extra mile for his clients.I found him to be one of the most dependable, honest & extremely generous person. Just a very nice, down to earth kind of guy. I thought Jim was very informed about RealEstate, he gave me so many helpful tips that he didn’t really have to.If you’re searching for a home or looking to sell yours. I highly recommend Jim, I know that you will not be disappointed.

Jim was able to help me find my home on my schedule. Extremely helpful and knowledgeable of the area. I would recommend Jim to anyone looking to buy or sell a home

Jim Horstman helped me with home purchase in Ames. He is great to show you around and discuss options. He is pleasant to work with. He always worked within my budget considerations.

Jim was an amazing help for my fiancé and I in our search for a new home. He understood our situation and what we were looking for in a place we would call home for years ahead.He was great to communicate with and was easy to get ahold of.He was able to use his connections and years of knowledge to answer any questions that we had and help us find the right people to talk to. He is very knowledgeable with the whole home buying process and was great for us as first time homebuyers.He made our home buying experience very smooth and stress free! We highly recommend that you rely on Jim for your search for your future home!

He was very understanding of customers wants and needs when suggesting properties. Took the time to help get the best price on my home. Very diligent with walkthroughs.

Jim was terrific. He was responsive and kept on top of everything, an experienced professional. He was able to show me a house on short notice and then was able to get an offer in the same night.

We moved from out of state. Jim was professional and patient. He was attentive to our needs and wants in a home and knew the two communities we were considering well. He sought additional information if needed and always responded in a timely manner. He helped us to identify potential strengths and concerns about the homes we considered which helped us to make the best decision we could at the time. He went above and beyond in helping us locate a rental until we could close on our new home. He was also able to help us find local professionals to perform maintenance and work on the home we purchased.

Travis McCarthy

Jim was Very helpful from the very beginning, of the process , very informative, helped us to buy the right home, we closed on time, we are very happy in our new home.

Jim helped us find a rental property in Ames and was able to find adequate opportunities for us to look at in the area. Since we were unfamiliar with Ames rental policies Jim did take the time to answer questions we had with various city departments.

amycria | Home Buyer

I am very glad to work with Jim. He is very patient and never pushy. He works very hard. We really appreciate his work. Sometimes, he showed us townhouse at night and even weekends. And also, he negotiate for us very well. He is always honest to us and give us good suggestions.

bluesun5198 | Home Buyer

Jim Horstman will always work for you according to what your plan is. But, he will also advise you along the way, giving you tips based on his extensive experience in real estate and property ownership. My wife and I really appreciated his dedication, efforts, and advice throughout the home-buying process.

user8360940 | Home Buyer

Jim was wonderful to work with, he stayed in touch throughout it all often to keep me updated on the process. He was helpful at making the transition into the new home a very smooth one. He was understanding, extremely polite and considerate and really just wanted to help me settle into the right home. He was never pushy, rude or distant and really cared about me the entire time.

Krissy Leinen | Home Buyer

Jim Horstman worked very hard to help us find the perfect house and we are so happy with our purchase. We would recommend Jim to anyone looking for a home. He works very hard and listens to what you tell him. When the time comes to sell or buy again we will call Jim Horstman!!

parrlarry | Home Buyer

Jim helped us looking for a small acreage. He was very informative and helpful. I really appreciated his helpfulness in deciding what the value v of the property was. I would definitely use him again and recommend him to all my friends.

dj6jon | Home Buyer

Jim was absolutely amazing in his service during our first home buying experience. He had extensive local knowledge, took us to many showings, was always available when we needed him, and negotiated the purchase of our first home masterfully. If we ever are in search of a new home, Jim will be our first choice as an agent again. He really goes the extra mile for his clients! We have already recommended him to others and will continue to do so! Thank you Jim for being so awesome and making our first home buying experience as smooth and stress-free as possible!

HeatherHickingbottom | Home Buyer

I contacted an old Real estate friend who no longer was in real estate but referred me to her replacement. Her replacement didn't seem to have time for me or seem interested in helping me but she gave me Jim's name. By this time I am down thru a list of 4-5 real estate agents and no one is attending to me or returning my calls and I am getting a little bit upset. Jim returned my call immediately and was from that day forward on a one man mission to find the right home (not just a house) but a home for me! He was NEVER too busy or didn't have time and was always in such HIGH spirits! There were days I was ready to throw in the towel and Jim kept me going. Once I found the right home, he never left the me hanging when it came to the financing we looked for the right fit as well as if there were inspection issues or any other surprises. There were items I didn't think of or know about that he gave me advice or when asked could give references for. If you are selling your home or looking for a HOME you need to be sure and Give Jim a call. My first call for my next home will be to Jim. I can't thank him enough.

CarlaROgden | Home Buyer

We found Jim by accident. He was the first agent to return my call when I was searching for a rural home that was not where Google maps directed me. As we talked on the phone, he mentioned the house that we ended up buying last week. Jim was very prompt with communication and always managed to make himself available during EVERY aspect of the process. We could tell that Jim is not afraid to commute great distances, if necessary, to make things happen. Jim had many helpful suggestions and sincerely seems to care about us. Many thanks, Jim!

zuser20140718231235606 | Home Buyer

Did a very good job showing us numerous houses in the Ames area. Worked feverishly to make things happen and made being first time home buyers very doable. Jim was always available by phone or email and had connections with a local bank which helps when needing advice from a lender. Jim was working as a dual agent in our deal so negotiations were non-existent as we made an offer the seller countered and Jim said it was his bottom line. I would definitely not recommend using a dual agent in any case as this limits the ability to negotiate the price further.

amarcella 7 | Home Buyer

Jim was like working with an old friend. Yet he was very professional always prompt for meetings .guiding me though the process of selling my home . He also helped me do a few updates to make my home sell better.I would use him again to buy or sell a property also will recommend him to my family an friends .

james lemke4745 | Home Seller

Jim was very helpful through the whole process. Willing to go the extra mile to answer any questions and solve any issues that arise. Fast to respond to any questions, and willing to help through obstacles that may come up last minute.

Alan Negrete | Home Buyer

Jim invested a great deal of time showing me many different homes. He worked very diligently to find me my perfect home. Jim is very knowledgeable when it comes to all aspects of the real estate business. I never expected anyone to work so hard and help me so much in my home buying journey. If you need an amazing Realtor, I highly recommend u contact Jim, he's great.

danieltsouers | Home Buyer

Our friend referred Jim to us because they had a great experience with him. And we would say: we recommend Jim to you. He is very patient and always there when you need help. We found our dreaming home after more than ten showings. He gave us many suggestions during the process of looking for a home and also after closing. We are very happy with this home and glad that we found Jim as our agent.

zuser20140602152310148 | Home Buyer

Jim was great and always prompt on a response to us. He helped us in finding a good lender since we were not from the area. He was very knowledgeable which we greatly needed since this was our first home purchase. We will definitely recommend Jim to anyone we can and we will use him in the future with our next purchase and sale. He is always willing to go above and beyond for you! He was always flexible with our schedule and put in lots of long hours for us!

jacobrice88 | Home Buyer

Jim was very responsive in getting us appointments to see homes. Although we decided not to move this year, our decision in no way reflected him. We will happily work with him again when we are ready to box up our stuff.

clareandken | Home Buyer

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