Eileen Van Kooten - Schmitt

    Eileen Van Kooten - Schmitt

    My Client Testimonials

    Eileen was great to work with and understood our needs. She ensured our home was well prepared and was able to sell it quickly. ~ Austin Rankin Indianola Iowa
    We needed to choose from three realtors for a relocation sale and she was by far the best choice. Id use Eileen Van Kooten-Schmitt again for sure! Very professional, personal, thorough, and kind. ~ Rachel Duncan, Littleton, CO
    We've worked with Eileen in the past and she was our first choice to work with when we were ready to buy and sell. Eileen is excellent to work with, is attentive and knowledgeable. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. ~ Mary Clarke, Waukee
    We have worked with Eileen in the past and had a great experience. When the time came to sell and buy a new house Eileen was the first person we thought of. ~ Mary Clarke, Waukee, IA
    As we were SELLING our home, we wanted someone who could sell well. We found that person in Eileen ~ Debbie M Des Moines, Iowa
    We already knew Eileen from living in the community and we knew that we could trust her to be honest and work her hardest to help us sell our home and find our new home. Eileen showed us homes in areas that we expressed interest in. Then she listened to us as we kept looking and helped us find the perfect home in the perfect location that had the most important details we were seeking. She made sure that everything closed on time, even when there were a few bumps in the road coming from the other party. Eileen handled everything with grace and professionalism, and made the process of selling our home of 29 years rather simple. She gave us great guidance. Eileen is the epitome of a empathetic and professional realtor. Absolutely no pressure, and always acts with her clients best interests in mind. She also worked with our son in buying his first home during our buying process, and I truly would not have entrusted him to anyone else. Eileen is probably the hardest working agent I have seen, but she seems to do everything without stress and with a true love for her clients. Eileen is the best! We couldnt have done this without her! Truly! ~ Sandy and Mahlon Barker
    90 % of my calls to Eileen were answer by her vs voicemail. If my anxiety would get high she would walk me through each step very calmly. She was over the top supportive and very kind. An example : When I was having difficulty with stress and would text my Kansas City realtor I got back a text Im sorry When I text Eileen she called at once. She gave me some very good information about moving to DM for Kansas City. She did not judge me when I shared I had old issues with anxiety. In KC at the 11 hour my buyers there were being very difficult with issues I had no control over. Eileen saved the day and I will always be very grateful . She is a 100 % professional and I feel like I have a caring friend in this industry. 5=Stars for Understanding and Clear Communication. Please use me as a reference in the future . ~ Edward Dullenty Urbandale Iowa
    Eileen was there door anything and everything during our purchase. She is very responsive to text messages and phone calls. Eileen did a good job negotiating our house and the closing. She was very knowledgeable and helpful. ~ Dawn West Ankeny
    Eileen was recommended by a Christian friend of mine and shared that Eileen was a Christian also that was very important to myself and my husband, also saw she was very successful even with the COVID 19 going on. She was very helpful and very friendly, very prompt and kept us informed of what was happening. She explained everything in terms we could understand. I considered her as a friend and someone I would definitely recommend to others! Eileen makes GREAT DUTCH LETTERS! Impressive and recommendable We did not have any concerns or complaints No complaints very satisfied ~ Mark and Sandra Blessing DesMoines Iowa
    Eileen is very professional and pays attention to all details. She will go the extra mile to insure everything is taken care of. ~ Scott West 1619 North Avenue #12 Norwalk, Iowa 50211
    I would use Eileen again without a second thought. She is so professional and you can see in her work that she has high expectations when working with other realtors and in this case, the builders and list agent. I was amazed at her knowledge, she knew just what to do and told us what we should expect. Eileen also made sure we knew that just because the sale is complete, it doesn't mean that she is done with us. We can call or text her anytime with questions or concerns. I felt completely at ease with Eileen and was able to ask any questions. Being out of state and a little older, I appreciated how patient she was with us. I am so glad Eileen was suggested as an agent, she did not disappoint and made our experience a happy one. I would recommend her to family and friends for sure! ~ Lois Vetsch Norwalk, IA
    Eileen, Walked us thought everything explained what was happening and what to expect. She always returned phone calls. Eileen really went above and beyond. ~ Tony Voshell
    So amazing to work with! She was extremely helpful and readily available. She provided a lot of guidance as I was a first time homebuyer! I have already recommended her to others I know! ~ Rebekah Cooper, Adel
    Eileen is very professional, yet cares about her clients, and goes the extra mile to make the real estate purchase experience, like being a part of a family. Iowans are a special breed. And my real estate endeavor was at times stressful, but Eileen had compassion and fortitude to help me along my path of submitting all that was requested by the Loan officers, and also was instrumental in connecting me with the Sellers, at Critical times during the process, i.e. obtaining mail, and positive feedback throughout the entire Home buying journey. ~ Matthew McConville - West Des Moines - Iowa
    Did and overall excellent job, got top dollar ~ Terry A Vrieze
    We have known Eileen Van Kooten-Schmitt for a long time. She is professional and provides outstanding customer service. Very pleasant to work with. ~ Tim Bayse, Clive
    Eileen did a fabulous job for us. Our house sold in 36 hours! There were a few bumps on the way to closing but Eileen was all over them showing how much she cares about her client. While moving can be stressful, Eileen gave pointers and helped out with everything she could. ~ Dawn West, Ankeny
    We will use her again ~ Dave Hamilton
    Very patient with my wanting to look at a million homes. Took awhile for me to find home of my choice and to get an accepted offer. During a very competitive market she helped me finally find home that I am happy with. ~ Debra Lukenbill, Ankeny, Ia.
    Very professional and friendly. Good communication. Patient and offered good suggestions on pricing and negotiations. Quick closing, not a lot of running around. ~ Debra Lukenbill, Ankeny, Ia.
    Eileen was wonderful to work with. She kept us informed and understood our needs and wants. My wife and I had a few different items that were important to us, (not being the same) and Eileen conquered that task. Always able to get any questions we had answered timely. One thing that I enjoyed was her ability to tell us the truth about things. Great Experience, and I have bought a few homes over the years. ~ Ryan Marshall, Polk City
    Eileen is fantastic to work with. She knows the market & pricing and will help you get your home ready to sell. She is always available & will address any concern. She truly made selling our home quick & easy! We also used Eileen to purchase our new home. I can't recommend her highly enough! ~ Jim & Stephanie Bayse, Polk City, IA
    Eileen Van Kooten - Schmitt did an excellent job on the sale of our home and purchase of our new home. She is very knowledgeable about acreages and provided a lot of insight on what to expect and was helpful throughout the entire process. We decided to build instead of purchasing an existing home which took longer than expected; however she did her best to keep everything moving in a timely manner. Eileen was able to coordinate our closing dates and move in dates so that everything ran smoothly. I would definitely recommend Eileen Van Kooten - Schmitt! ~ Jill Rogers, Indianola, ia
    Eileen is an extremely knowledgeable realtor and handles the position very professionally. ~ Rod -- WDM
    Eileen was very friendly and timely in her actions. ~ Kimberly S. Porter, Ankeny, iowa
    Eileen was great to work with. We fell in love with a For Sale By Owner home. She negotiated fees with the seller on our behalf. She helped us find a thorough home inspector to make sure the home was in good shape and then she dealt with the seller on fixing a couple of things. She really took care of everything! All we had to do was help negotiate the sale price and show up for closing! Eileen made everything EASY!!! We will use her to sell our current home as well because we know that she will look out for us and guide us through the process. ~ Jim & Stephanie Bayse Polk City, IA
    Eileen was a great fit for our situation. She started the process with some professional advice and finished the sale with a smile and a handshake. Everything in between was professional, prompt and pleasant. We are pleased with the results and would invite her back as our realtor when we need one in the future. ~ Gary Wilson, President of the Corporation, 1st Presbyterian Church of Dallas Center, IA
    This is the second home Eileen has sold of ours, she is like a member of our family, we love her and trust her. We will always use her with any future needs and would recommend her to everyone that is on the market to buy/sell their home. She is incredible! She was very responsive to all of our questions and made this transition an easy one. ~ Pj and Cheri
    I've been a party to almost ten real estate transactions in the last 20. This transaction was by far the most efficient and effective transaction I have been involved in to date. At our introductory meeting, Eileen's confidence and deep understanding of the market convinced me to retain her as our broker. Eileen was spot-on throughout the entire process. From a pre-listing walk-through all the way to the closing table, Eileen kept everyone and everything on time and on point. ~ TGH, Urbandale
    When we were in the market for our first home, it was overwhelming to know where to begin. Eileen provided concrete advice for how to get our townhome ready for sale and was very patient in looking through a number of homes, until we found the one that we loved. She was knowledgeable with what to look for and pointed out any areas of concern. She guided us through the whole process allowing us to keep stress to a minimum with a big decision. I would enthusiastically recommend her to all my family and friends! ~ Fiona Smith, Urbandale
    Eileen was extremely helpful since we had a hard to please buyer! ~ Casandra Woodward, Des Moines, Iowa
    She was not only professional but also a very caring and good realtor. ~ Janice Squires West Des Moines
    Eileen provided excellent service in both the selling of our home and the purchase of our new home. Eileens experience was evident in her ability to negotiate and deal with a difficult buyer. Eileen also provided exceptional advice when it came to purchasing a new home. We could not be happier with our new home. Finally working with Eileen is a very personal experience as she got to know everyone in our family. I highly doubt there is a better real estate agent in the Des Moines Metro. ~ Tyler Smith Urbandale
    Eileen was always flexible with our last minute requests for a viewing. Did a good job guiding us through the viewing process and helping us look at a homes pros/cons and whether they fit our criteria. Very helpful to receive that professional assistance! Great realtor! ~ Patti, Waukee
    It was a pleasure working with Eileen Van Kooten - Schmitt. She was very professional, thorough and provided excellent service. Whenever I had questions, Eileen was always available to answer them either by phone call, text or email. Since I live in the Omaha area, I was pleased that I could sign many of the documents online by using the Dotloop software application. This saved me time and money because I didn't have to travel back and forth from Omaha to Des Moines to sign papers. It gave me the flexibility to complete and sign the forms based on my availability and schedule. I also liked the fact that I didn't have to be present at the Closing. I was able to sign the documents and send them to Eileen before the Closing date. Eileen provided an honest and knowledgeable assessment about what improvements should be made to the townhouse before putting it on the market. Her suggestions were in line with my thoughts and that was very important to me. She didn't suggest anything that was unreasonable or expensive. She also gave me contact information for trustworthy contractors who could do some of the work that I needed to have done. This was very helpful, since I'm from out-of-town and not familiar with reputable contractors in the Des Moines area. The contractors she suggested were all friendly, trustworthy, respectful and did excellent work. I would definitely recommend Eileen Van Kooten - Schmitt in the future to my family and friends for their real estate needs! ~ Diane Peabody, Omaha
    Eileen is a real professional,she knew the value of our property and fought hard to get it for us.I would recommend her to anyone that is looking to buy or sell a property. ~ John Wilcox Earlham,Iowa
    We chose Eileen over the realtors we used to buy our house initially. She was Down to earth, honest and cared about what was important to us. Communication was a key factor for us when choosing an agent. She did not disappoint. She was very easy to communicate with all thru out the entire process. It was very obvious to us she had our best interest in mind thru out the entire process. She was extremely helpful navigating thru the different offers we received. Eileen is a wonderful person and realtor and we could not have been happier with our decision to use her services in selling our home. ~ Tim Dreher
    We loved working with Eileen. She had great ideas and was easy to work with. She was flexible and concerned about our needs. We highly recommend her! ~ Randy and Lori Johnson
    It was a joy to work with Eileen. I will definitely work with her again if the need arises and would recommend her to any friends or family. ~ Adam Clarke, Waukee IA
    It was a joy to work with Eileen. I will definitely work with her again if the need arises and would recommend her to any friends or family. ~ Adam Clarke, Waukee, IA
    Eileen promptly returned our calls, and quickly made appointments to show us the properties in which we were interested. She was sensitive to our needs, and made us feel like helping us find the perfect home for us was a priority to her. ~ Margie Hamilton, Urbandale
    We met with a few agents based on recommendations from family and friends. Eileen was by far the most responsive. She always made us feel like we were her top priority. ~ Tiffany and Dan Lillard, Des Moines, IA
    Eileen Van Kooten - Schmitt was excellent to work with. She worked hard to accommodate our needs as a family. She was always helpful, always available and always patient. I would definitely work with Eileen again if given the opportunity. ~ Adam Clarke
    Eileen Van Kooten - Schmitt was excellent to work with. She worked hard to accommodate our needs as a family. She was always helpful, always available and always patient. I would definitely work with Eileen again if given the opportunity. ~ Adam Clarke
    She had it sold so fast that we didn't really have a need for advertising online. Another great job by Eileen. She puts in the effort to make sure things go smoothly and to meet and exceed expectations. ~ Jason, Des Moines
    Eileen was amazing to work with through this process. She explained things clearly and was always up front and honest. She was able to talk us down when we were worrying. She is fantastic and I know we will work with her in the future, if needed. ~ Megan Crouse, Carlisle
    Eileen was great! I worked with her for a little over a year, and it took a long time to find the perfect place. Once I did though, it has been the best place ever. I can't imagine being anywhere else. ~ Andrew Hopper, Grimes, IA
    Not only is Eileen a fantastic mother, but she is an amazing realtor! The process of purchasing our first home could not have been any more smooth. It is obvious how much she loves her job and loves working with people to help them purchase a new home or sell their current home. I could not be more thankful for the time she spent with us on showings and laying out the process of home-buying so there we no surprises or hiccups. Hands down, I would and do recommend her to anyone and everyone looking for a realtor or curious about what their options are. Thanks again mom!! ~ Hunter & Laura
    Eileen came highly recommended by my brother, John E, when we were shopping market to purchase a home. When we decided to sell our property at 204 SW 3rd, I tried to sell on my own, did not work, we called Eileen, she did a great job and I have told friends all about her.... ~ John and Victoria Mylan, Stuart, IA
    We dealt with some of the stingiest "Motivated Sellers" ever. Eileen remained very professional throughout the process and ultimately got the deal done. She was very supportive throughout the entire process. A pleasure to work with. I look forward to working with her again in the future when I relocate back home or to wherever life takes me. ~ Zach Ellingson Newton, IA
    We had a somewhat challenging foreclosure property to sell. Eileen gave us an honest assessment of the property and a suggested price range where the property could readily sell. We priced the property accordingly which generated good interest and offers. Eileen did a great job of rapidly responding to the offers so that we could achieve the quick sale that we hoped for on the property. ~ Steve, Pella
    We had the offer we accepted on our property hours after it listed. Eileen went above and beyond my expectation, and most important to me she explained everything so well and made the whole process unscary. ~ Linda Wilde, Johnston
    I have known Eileen for years and know that she is a trustworthy person and does a great job selling houses -that played a big part in us choosing Eileen! ~ Brenda Knollenberg, Kentucky
    Eileen was amazing in every way. We had septic issues and she was so knowledgeable about the whole situation. She was very personable with us and was concerned about our needs the entire process. She kept in touch with us the entire time so we knew what was going on when things happened. She recommended inspectors and a lender that would best suit our needs as well as helping things get set up at the house within the time they needed to be done. ~ Stacie Joslin, Des Moines
    Eileen was the best! She was so patient in helping me find the perfect first home! Being younger, I had a lot to learn about the process, but with Eileen's help, it couldn't have gone smoother! I would definitely recommend Eileen to anyone looking for their first home or next home! She is patient, thorough, and never makes you feel pressured into buying something you don't love. She legitimately wants you to find your perfect home. ~ Sam Hocker - Des Moines
    An excellent sales person with personality and knows her stuff. ~ Janet Maldonado, Des Moines
    Eileen was great at taking care of us through the whole process! Eileen was a pleasure to work with! Eileen was very knowledgeable and experienced. We wholeheartedly trusted her throughout the selling process and she took great care of us. She was always available and had an answer for everything. She made it all easy and simple for us. We would definitely recommend Eileen to anyone! ~ Mike Howell, Dallas Center
    Eileen was wonderful to work with. She was very knowledgeable and experienced. She had an answer to all of our questions and made the process of buying less stressful. She took great care of us and we highly recommend her! ~ Mike Howell, Dallas Center
    Eileen you were so awesome to work with you answered all our questions and was great ~ Gloria and Glen Winterset
    Eileen is very knowledgeable and professional! I highly recommend her! ~ Lori Wilkins, Urbandale
    Very proactive, detailed and organized person. Very willing to work with flexible hours regarding viewing homes, meet-ups, and communications. Very pleased with Eileen's level of diligence and attention to detail. Very proactive. ~ Jason Huffman, Des Moines, IA
    I would highly recommend Eileen to be a part of a journey in selling a home. This is the piece that is most important - a trustworthy realtor - and to bring the results you hope for. She is honest, timely in responses, and detail oriented. I am so thankful that I placed a call to her and had the trust that she would bring me the best results possible. ~ Carolyn Whiting, Oskaloosa
    Eileen is Great! Extremely patient, lets you ask any questions, very understanding, lets you go at your own pace, and trust worthy. Highly recommend!!! ~ Gabe Sweers, Beverdale
    We had a high level of trust in Eileen. ~ David Beroth
    I would highly recommend Eileen Van Kooten-Schmitt as a realtor. The process could not have been easier. She is knowledgeable, organized, efficient and friendly. I have enjoyed working with Eileen. ~ Stephanie, Des Moines, IA
    I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to work with Eileen Van Kooten-Schmitt. She made it very easy for us in selling our home. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home, I can't recommend Eileen enough. You'll be happy you went with her. ~ Dan - Waukee, Ia
    I cant say enough good things about Eileen. She was absolutely fantastic. My husband and I aren't always the easiest customers to please but, she definitely surpassed our high expectations. After find our dream home, we knew we needed to move quickly. Eileen helped us get it for a price that fit in our budget. She also sold our existing home within 7 days for above asking price. Who could ask for more? This was my first time buying/selling a home (a second for my husband). We've all heard that moving can be one of the most stressful times in someone's life, needless to say we were nervous. Eileen made it EASY. She is extremely punctual, friendly, and organized. Having 3 kids and both working full-time, it can be difficult to remember everything. Eileen managed the entire selling/buying process for us. She truly goes above-and-beyond; During the final walk through, our buyers noticed that the sink in our bathroom was slow to drain. Eileen "unclogged" the drain and removed the hairball plugging it. Wow! She even helped watch our kids at our new house while my husband and I met with a contractor. I could go on-and-on about how wonderful she is. I will most definitely recommend her to everyone I know! In fact, I wouldn't want to go through the process without her. Thanks Eileen!! ~ Kurt and Meghan Olmer, Adel, IA.
    Eileen was very helpful and understanding of my needs. Eileen is kind, considerate, and very knowledgeable. She went above and beyond to assist in the sale of my previous home AND the purchase of my new home! She was timely in our communication and answered all of my questions -- no matter how small. She did everything possible to make this process as smooth as possible. I would highly recommend Eileen as a broker --she will not disappoint you! ~ Kristin Hepworth, West Des Moines
    Eileen was extremely patient with me,and I took a lot of her time. She was there to help at every turn,even thought it was a small sale.She never made me feel like I was putting her out or taking her time, unlike other agents I have dealt with in the past. ~ Randy Simonini, Des Moines
    Eileen was always ready to answer our questions no matter the time of day. She worked hard to make sure we knew all of the aspects of not only the sale of our house, but the purchase of our next. She also gave us reminders to keep us on track in getting various aspects ready on our house. She put us at ease and made the sell of our house as simple as possible. ~ Sarah, Dallas Center, Iowa
    Love Eileen! She took so much time to walk us through this process. She was quick to answer our questions and to get us the help we needed, when we needed it. After the purchase of our home Eileen has continued to be an amazing resource for us as we begin our journey of home ownership! ~ Katy Hager, Des Moines
    Eileen did an amazing job in the purchasing of our new house and the selling of our old house! I am a very detailed oriented person and can be a hard to please customer. I will only recommend people or businesses to others when I received excellent service and this is what Eileen provided. If you are looking to buy or sell you wont be disappointed if you choose Eileen Van Kooten Schmitt and your realtor. ~ Kurt Olmer Adel, Iowa
    Eileen took the thinking out of the process so I could focus on the true task, finding the perfect home. She was extremely knowledgable in the field and made smart recommendations while accommodating my requests as well. I trusted her 110% of the way and would highly recommend her. She led me along this journey with realistic expectations and a wonderfully positive attitude. Even during the nerve racking times, she offered assurance and always available for any questions. There honestly is nothing she could have done better. Her great personality combined with her extremely professional work ethic makes her the perfect person to partner with in a monumental time in your life. Thank you Eileen. ~ Lindsay Steele
    Eileen has a heart of gold & went above & beyond in her role as an agent. She was always there for me as a friend & an agent. I was impressed by her prompt responses & attention to detail. She always took time for me & I never felt rushed or pressured. Her knowledge of real estate, the market, and house quality was remarkable. She genuinely looks out for her clients like family. I was completely at ease with the whole home buying process. ~ Beth lemon, grimes ia
    Eileen is a wonderful agent & person who always has her clients best interest at heart. She is patient, knowledgeable, understanding and hard working. She helped my family through a very difficult circumstance with grace & love. She was always just a text or phone call away when I needed her. I could not be happier with my experience of selling my acreage with Eileen. She is a shining example of what a real estate agent should be. ~ Beth lemon grimes ia
    Eileen did a great job on getting people thru our house ~ Greg Blair, Dallas Center Iowa
    Eileen was easy to work with and takes care of you. She makes sure different things don't slip through the cracks and keeps looking out for you even after you close on your home! ~ Ryan Bennett, Des Moines
    She is wonderful to work with! She is confident in her abilities and that made me very comfortable with any suggestions she had and knowing things were being done correctly and handled with care! I know she had other clients she was working with at the same time but she always made me feel like a priority and balanced her workload very well. She always came across as giving 100%! Eileen Van Kooten-Schmitt is very easy to talk to and does a wonderful job handling all aspects of the sale and also manages to keep you smiling along the way! I would highly recommend her to anyone needing a realtor!! ~ Caci Fell, Grimes
    She has the passion, knowledge, energy, contacts with lenders, and a sincere desire to help us find the home we needed, on a very limited budget with room for 4 adults. Not a small task! Best realtor I have ever worked with. We will be contacting Eileen again when we are ready to "upgrade". He made herself available 24/7 practically, so I didn't have to worry about time off from a new job. She stayed in touch even when we hit a dry streak of home choices, and she kept the lender in the loopen as needed, which sped up the process, as I got more timely feedback all the way around. ~ Mary Chittenden, Waukee, IA
    With no expectations or experiences being first-time homebuyers, Eileen made us very comfortable with the process from the start. We had a great experience working with her and are extremely satisfied with the service we received. Eileen makes each and every interaction personal and every client feel valued. ~ Micah - Des Moines, IA
    Eileen is excellent person to work with. She was very professional and helpful. I didn't have so much knowledge on buying a house. She made the process go soo smoothly. As a first time home buyer, I would recommend her to anyone since she is so reliable. ~ Pabitra Biswa, Des Moines
    I met Eileen at an open house she was hosting. She was so easy to talk to, and she contacted me the next day to see if there was anything she could for me. We ended up talking on the phone for quite some time, and I decided she was the agent I wanted to use to buy and sell a home. Eileen worked very hard to sell my home. She had to sell it twice as the financing for the first buyers did not go through. She resold it in less than two weeks the second time also. When you first meet her, you know that Eileen is the person you want to help you. The office runs like a well-oiled machine. I have shared her name with many people who I think may need a real estate agent. She will also be helping my daughter find a new home near mine when she moves to Iowa the first of the 2017. ~ Carla Steele, Pleasant Hill
    Dedicated, prompt, communicator, trustworthy, patient, all great words to describe my experience with Eileen! Eileen was extremely patient and always responded to my text or emails very promptly. I feel as though I was current almost as soon as she received a response. There was never a time when I wondered what she was doing on my behalf, she made sure I always knew. I would absolutely recommend her and will definitely use her services if I ever decide to sell! ~ Patty, Pleasant Hill IA
    Eileen Van Kooten-Schmitt was very attentive to our needs and requirements. Every house she showed us was in line with what we were looking for. She was very knowledgeable about the home buying and selling process and worked hard to make things run smoothly. She also followed up after our purchase to be sure we have done everything we needed to do following the move. I have and will continue to refer friends and family to her! ~ Carla Steele, Pleasant Hill
    Eileen is very helpful ,she will take her time and show you any house you would like to see.Her friendly and kind professional personality really makes you feel comfortable with her. ~ Carolyn Young,Des.Moines
    Eileen Van Kooten - Schmitt is excellent! She knows the current market and provides a top notch service. My house sold in one day!! If you want to buy or sell, I highly recommend Eileen! ~ Waukee, IA
    Eileen was wonderful! She helped our family for over a year. She was always there when we needed her. As first time home buyers with very little knowledge, we felt like we were informed and helped to make the best decision. Eileen is like part of our family know. ~ Bradley Cogniet West Des Moines, Iowa
    I would definitely refer any of my family or friends who are in the market to give Eileen an opportunity. Professional, prompt, courteous and knowledgeable are words that come to mind. She was a pleasure to deal with from beginning to end. Thanks Eileen! ~ Michael White/ Ankeny, Iowa
    She is the Best!! ~ Harriet Joslin Clive, Iowa
    I highly recommend Eileen VanKooten-Schmitt as your personal realtor. She listened to what was important to us and gave sound advice to reach our goals. She did a great job showing our home and gave us constant feedback on what was said during the showing. I feel she is very honest, having someone trustworthy is great peace of mind in a real estate transaction. She was always available to give advice months before we were ready to list. We felt confident she was giving our home listing a priority effort. I appreciate her professional and understanding approach in marketing very much. ~ Jennifer VanKooten
    It was a wonderful experience having Eileen as my Real Estate Agent. ~ Julie Roper, Grimes, IA
    What can I say, Eileen is awesome! She assisted us from the very beginning with the preparation of the sale of our condo to the purchase of our new home! She provided tips/suggestions to make the best of our showing of our condo. She was very easy to work with and did everything she could, to be available to us for the million questions we had about the process, :) For me, that was probably the part that stood out the most, her willingness to stay in contact with us from start to finish! She put my mind at ease by being readily available whether it was a phone call, an email or a text. Throughout the process, I never was left with that feeling of "what now", She always explained the process to my husband and I and let us know what we could expect. Everything went very smooth. On a personal level, I feel like I have gained an amazing friend as well throughout this process, :) If you are looking at selling or buying or both, I highly recommend Eileen! She has a way of connecting with people. She is very confident in what she does, so she immediately made us feel very comfortable with the decisions we made. ~ Kelly Schutte, West Des Moines
    We saw a property we were interested in pursuing on the internet, listed by Century 21. I called and spoke with a gentleman, he said he would contact the realtor who could help us with it. Very shortly, I received a call from Eileen Van Kooten - Schmitt. She was very helpful and very willing to rearrange her schedule to make our needs her TOP priority! She has maintained this position throughout our period of property searching; with great patience and consideration of our situation, timeline and goals. Eileen's organizational skills are superior, and we had absolute faith she would complete the purchase transaction/closing in it's entirety with accuracy. To accommodate our limited available time to tour properties, Eileen arranged for another realtor to assist her with showing us property, to maximize our viewings. The assisting realtor (Angela) was a delight and very knowledgeable and considerate of our needs. ~ Allen - Forest City, Iowa
    Eileen Van Kooten-Schmitt came recommended to me by friends and family & I quickly found out why. As a first-time buyer it was great to work with someone who was so dedicated and attentive to her craft. She made the whole process as painless as possible and was always there to help answer my many questions along the way. Not to mention the many home tours she took me on over several months while I held out for the perfect place, her patience was greatly appreciated. I'd highly recommend Eileen to anyone! ~ Matt Gearhart, Johnston
    Eileen was always there for me when I would call with questions. If she didn't have the answer I was looking for, she found it and got back to me promptly. ~ Kristen, Des Moines
    Great lady and very patient and helpful ~ Miroslav Raus
    Eileen has kept in contact with us for over a year during our search in a very considerate and respectful way and when the right property came along she was our only choice. Eileen is a professional in every way! ~ Brad Van Horn, Winterset, IA
    We know Eileen personally. We have found her to be very passionate and dedicated to her career as a realtor. ~ David Garland Ankeny
    I was referred to Eileen through a relative. She is very easy to work with, always keeping me informed on listing and showings, very professional, and always available to answer any of my questions or concerns. We sold the property inside of two weeks!! Thanks Again Eileen!! ~ Keith D. Overton
    Eileen always made time for us and always made us feel important. ~ Kristen Magill
    Eileen was great to work with! Very happy new homeowner. ~ Mike in Grimes
    Eileen was always available for a phone call and, if not, always called back shortly. The sale moved fast for us so being able to get our questions answered was very important. ~ Sonia Page, Ankeny
    Due to unforeseen circumstances, we needed to find and close on a home in a very short time frame. Quite frankly, we didn't believe it could be done. But our decision to move forward with Eileen Van Kooten-Schmitt as our real estate agent was the very best decision we made in the entire process. Everything was completed on time, and Eileen gets all of the credit! She made herself available on short notice on multiple occasions, always took her time with us, gave us great advice, always followed through with what she said she would do, and always stayed on top of various details. Eileen is a terrific real estate agent, and became our friend. We recommend her highly! ~ Kelly and Brenda Clark, Ankeny, IA
    Eileen was very positive. She showed great friendship in guiding us through. She is full of smiles and ready to help us in smooth transaction to our new home. We would always remember her great help. Thank you so much Eileen. ~ Sabitra Biswa, 2004 E 39th Street, Des Moines IA 50317
    Eileen Van Kooten-Schmitt represented us so well. She was quick to respond to any questions that we had. She was always one step ahead of what was happening. We never felt in the dark, she kept us informed. She used her networks and contacts to make this house purchase a fantastic experience. ~ Steve, Urbandale, Iowa
    She was very knowledgeable and was very helpful in buying my first house. 10/10. I would recommend her to everyone. ~ Grant Warren
    Eileen is dedicated to her clients and has great follow through with each step. Eileen was a BeautiControl director and I was a consultant under Eileen. She was always very detail oriented and personable so I felt she would also do a great follow through with reality too and we were correct. Our home sold the day after listing so we really didn't have much to do with anyone other than Eileen who directed us in staging our home and signing papers. ~ Prudy Campbell
    My husband and I originally weren't planning on using an agent but we are certainly glad we did. Eileen listened to what we needed and really helped steer us through the process. She was a delight to work with and would use her again if we ever move again! ~ Kelsey and josh
    Eileen was wonderful and attentive during the entire process. I would highly recommend her to friends and family. ~ Nicole Stace Des Moines, IA
    Eileen was efficient, dedicated, available and returned all phone calls in a timely manner. She gave us information on questions we hadn't thought of but would need in selling and finding a home. A fun and dedicated realtor. ~ Bobbi Daggett, Waukee, Iowa
    There were some problems with the appraiser and lender during the closing process but Eileen went above and beyond to help get things closed. Eileen was always available any time we needed her! If there is an opportunity to recognize Eileen among her peers, it should be done. The effort she put forth would be a great example for others and especially newer agents. ~ Russell & Cynthia Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa
    Eileen took care of everything. Made the process very smooth and efficient. She is the best!!! ~ Tim Bayse, Dallas Center
    Many thanks for all the help Eileen. We really do appreciate everything. I know you went out of your way several time to accommodate us. We will call you again if we have any other real estate needs & recommend you as well. JP / RP / Denali ~ Joe & Roni Papian 1417 31st Street DSM 50311
    It's been a pleasure to work with Eileen. She's been very efficient and knowledgeable and very helpful. It makes a difference when somebody truly loves what they're doing. ~ Laurie Nielsen
    Eileen truly went the extra mile to get the job done on time. Great work.
    It's been a pleasure to work with Eileen. She's been very efficient and knowledgeable and very helpful. It makes a difference when somebody truly loves what they're doing.
    Many thanks for all the help Eileen. We really do appreciate everything. I know you went out of your way several time to accommodate us. We will call you again if we have any other real estate needs & recommend you as well.
    Eileen took care of everything. Made the process very smooth and efficient. She is the best!!!
    Eileen was VERY patient with us. At first, we were unsure about the type of home and the location we wanted. We found a large victorian home on a half acre, but it was a complete renovation and had a horrible smell of cats (You know, the kind of smell where you would put your nose and mouth in your shirt to breathe). The smell was unbearable. Eileen showed us that home twice. Did I mention she was extremely patient? After we came to our senses, we started looking at homes closer to downtown Des Moines. Eileen was flexible with the showings and we really enjoyed the process. It didn't take long to find our home.
    Eileen showed us multiple homes, was flexible with showing times and helped answer any questions we had along the way. Eileen listened to our ideas and gave valuable feedback. We admired her sense of humor with us, and enjoyed the home buying process overall. She was professional and we could tell that she really cared about finding our first home. 5 stars. 2 thumbs way up. We love our new home.
    Eileen has kept in contact with us for over a year during our search in a very considerate and respectful way and when the right property came along she was our only choice. Eileen is a professional in every way!
    I was referred to Eileen through a relative. She is very easy to work with, always keeping me informed on listing and showings, very professional, and always available to answer any of my questions or concerns. We sold the property inside of two weeks!!
    Eileen was efficient, dedicated, available and returned all phone calls in a timely manner. She gave us information on questions we hadn't thought of but would need in selling and finding a home. A fun and dedicated realtor.
    There were some problems with the appraiser and lender during the closing process but Eileen went above and beyond to help get things closed. Eileen was always available any time we needed her! If there is an opportunity to recognize Eileen among her peers, it should be done. The effort she put forth would be a great example for others and especially newer agents.
    Eileen was wonderful and attentive during the entire process. I would highly recommend her to friends and family.
    My husband and I originally weren't planning on using an agent but we are certainly glad we did. Eileen listened to what we needed and really helped steer us through the process. She was a delight to work with and would use her again if we ever move again!
    Eileen is dedicated to her clients and has great follow through with each step. She was always very detail oriented and personable so I felt she would also do a great follow through with reality too and we were correct. Our home sold the day after listing so we really didn't have much to do with anyone other than Eileen who directed us in staging our home and signing papers.
    She was very knowledgeable and was very helpful in buying my first house. 10/10. I would recommend her to everyone.
    Eileen Van Kooten-Schmitt represented us so well. She was quick to respond to any questions that we had. She was always one step ahead of what was happening. We never felt in the dark, she kept us informed. She used her networks and contacts to make this house purchase a fantastic experience.
    Due to unforeseen circumstances, we needed to find and close on a home in a very short time frame. Quite frankly, we didn't believe it could be done. But our decision to move forward with Eileen Van Kooten-Schmitt as our real estate agent was the very best decision we made in the entire process. Everything was completed on time, and Eileen gets all of the credit! She made herself available on short notice on multiple occasions, always took her time with us, gave us great advice, always followed through with what she said she would do, and always stayed on top of various details. Eileen is a terrific real estate agent, and became our friend. We recommend her highly!
    Eileen was always available for a phone call and, if not, always called back shortly. The sale moved fast for us so being able to get our questions answered was very important.

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      My Experience

      • Built my home with my contractor as a single lady. Even though it was very challenging, it gives me a good taste of what my buyers and sellers are experiencing today with their real estate experience.
      • Building a business in the residential and commercial cleaning world was an asset to more knowledge in gathering more contacts for where I am at today.
      • I was in the medical field many years as a Medical Laboratory Technician and then as an Assistant Office Manager, working in a hospital environment and a clinic.
      • I am now a grandparent and love my granddaughter and grandson and look forward to more grandchildren to love. They are truly special to me just as my 2 sons and their wives.

      My Credentials and Memberships

      • GRI - Graduate, Realtor Institute
      • CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
      • SRES - Senior Real Estate Specialist

      My Community Involvement

      • I volunteer at my church - Des Moines First.

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