Josh DeWaard

    Josh DeWaard

    Hi, thanks for checking out my website!

    For those that don't know me - My name is Josh DeWaard and I am a Realtor with Century 21 Signature Real Estate in the Des Moines area. I've been a Realtor since 2018, I'm a husband to my wife, Linnea, and puppy dad to our not-so-little Black Labradoodle, Rue. We call Des Moines home, and both of us have grown up in the Central Iowa area. I graduated from Pella High School and then attended Central College where I graduated with a degree in Biology. Upon graduating, I pivoted from pursuing a career in the health field to become a Realtor!

    I love:
    - All things real estate (buying, selling, leasing, investing)
    - Spending time with friends and family
    - Enjoying my favorite foods with my favorite people
    - Playing golf
    - Coaching football
    - Reading a good mystery book

    My clients know me for my unique style of business. I work almost exclusively by referral. I don't enjoy being sold to, so why would you? I take a consultative approach to real estate. My number one focus is that you make the best decision possible for your unique situation. I walk buyers through the ins & outs of the home buying process and help them make smart real estate decisions while also helping sellers strategically market their homes so the home sells quickly and they walk away with maximum proceeds. I also assist commercial & residential investors as they build investment portfolios.

    I am passionate about providing exceptional client experiences and educating people about real estate. Most of my clients are my friends and if they aren't when we start, they usually are by the time we are done working together. A relationship-based business is a win-win for all involved!

    My goal is to continue working 100% by referral. I want to provide you with such an exceptional experience that you go and speak highly of me and recommend me to your friends and family.

    Looking forward to talking to you soon!


    My Client Testimonials

    I highly recommend Josh Dewaard! His integrity, knowledge, and personality made buying my first home both exciting and enjoyable. ~ Katie Murphy, Des Moines
    Even with many years of friendship, I was really impressed with Josh's expertise of the process. He's clearly someone who goes above and beyond to make sure his clients have a seamless experience. ~ Nathan Clayberg, Des Moines Iowa
    Josh was extremely helpful during all steps of the home buying process - the contract/offer, inspections/walkthroughs, keeping me up to date on a weekly basis, and everything in between. As a first-time buyer, I felt confident that nothing was being overlooked or missed with Josh there to help. I would recommend Josh to any of my friends/family! ~ Taylor, West Des Moines
    We basically walked into the local office and Josh was available. Liked him from the very start! We had similar visions on the sell of our home. Really enjoyed him and will definitely refer. ~ Kathy Faaborg, Praire Trail
    Josh is wonderful! He was there with us every step of the way, he attended inspections, multiple showings, & met with us during times of our questions and concerns. He would help us navigate through the high's & low's of house hunting. He also did not hesitate to ask the seller tough questions we had. We will continue our relationship with Josh outside of him being a relator. He truly had our best interest at the top of mind. ~ Jenni Gree, Ankeny
    Josh was great to work with. His communication with us during the process was excellent. We would be thrilled to work with Josh in the future! ~ Tim TeGrootenhuis, Pella, IA
    I was very nervous as a first time buyer, and Josh helped calm me down. Josh kept me up to speed on what to expect when buying a home and what to look out for in our showings. When I got into a multiple offer situation, he advised me on how to keep my offer competitive. The first offer I've ever made was accepted, and I couldn't have done it without Josh. ~ Ross Vande Voort, Ankeny
    As first time home buyers we were unsure about many of the details associated with purchasing a home. Josh did a fantastic job of explaining everything in an easy to understand way which helped eliminate so much of the stress we feared might be apart of the process. We felt very lucky to work with Josh and felt that we benefited from his experience and hard working approach to helping us find our first home. ~ Brian and Becca Rundle Des Moines
    Josh was so great to work with. He is professional and friendly, and my husband and I are so thankful he was recommended to us by a friend. We were first time home buyers, and he broke everything down for us and made sure we understood every part of the process, which we appreciated in such a crazy market. Not only do we have a great realtor to recommend to others now, but we also gained a friend. Thank you for everything, Josh! ~ Emily Gregory, Ankeny, IA
    Josh made sure we were taken care of throughout our entire process. Not only did he listen to our wants and concerns, but he advocated for us along the way and made sure we understood each step of the process. There were many times he answered our questions and offered advice to ensure we were well taken care of. We are so thankful for Josh¿s guidance and expertise! ~ Jess & Drew, Waukee
    I recently relocated to Ankeny Iowa from New Jersey. I have been in real estate since 1979. I had contacted several agents once I moved here Josh was the only agent that actually listened to our needs. He is an Excellent agent and was clear about the process, and instrumental in our negotiations. I absolutely would use Josh again and am recommending him to my family and friends that live here. ~ Dennis Morris Ankeny
    Josh did an exceptional job at understanding our needs and providing insightful direction. He made himself available when we needed him throughout the entire buying process. We always knew Josh always had our best interest in mind! ~ Jacob and Katie, Waukee
    Josh was great to work with as first time home buyers. He provided weekly status updates that gave us peace of mind everything in the home buying process was on track. Not only that, we were confident Josh would have our best interests when it came to giving advice and negotiations. ~ Zach + Hannah, Waukee
    Josh was a pleasure to work with! He is very knowledgeable and kind, as well as, helpful for getting things done. ~ A. Ritchey
    Josh is a top notch professional, very responsible and trustworthy. His handling put us at ease. He was patient with our many questions and was timely with his responses. We highly recommend Josh Dewaard. ~ Mary C, Des Moines
    Josh was extremely knowledgeable during walk throughs and also honest and understanding when discussing pros and cons of different houses. He always made himself available which was vital in this very fast moving market. ~ Kyle Van Wyk, Des Moines
    Josh went above and beyond to help us find the home of our dreams! :) He is so personable and trustworthy, and he was amazing to work with! ~ Ashley Fogt, Grimes, Iowa
    I was recommended to Josh by a future co-resident of mine. I really enjoyed the entire process with Josh from start to finish. Being a first time buyer I had a decent number of questions, but Josh answered each one promptly and very nicely. He even got married during the middle of the process and took a honeymoon, but there was never a gap in communication from him or who fielded my questions/purchase process while he was gone. It honestly just felt like I was going about buying a home with a friend helping me out! Highly recommend! ~ Justin German, Des Moines
    Josh is top notch and deserves every praise he gets. He was extremely attentive in listening to the my needs and finding the best property that fits the description. Aside from his professionalism, his inviting personality made it easy to communicate any questions or concerns I had and allowed me to be honest with him in my property search. ~ David Jensen, Des Moines
    Please use any of the comments provided above. We needed someone we could trust and who would go to bat for us in finding our dream home at the right price. Josh marked all of these boxes and was so easy to work with! Josh went above and beyond for us. We had a crazy idea to buy a commercial art studio and turn it into our first home. It was not an easy purchase but Josh was available any time of day, kept an open line of communication with all parties involved, and truly was the one who made the purchase possible. Buying our first home took 6 months from the date we first viewed it until the day we finally closed. We had many unforeseen challenges and Josh handled it all with grace and professionalism. We are so grateful for his hard work and truthfully believe he is the reason we were able to purchase our dream home. Josh checks every single one of those boxes. He is compassionate, kind, hard-working, and truly cares about his clients. It is evident he loves his work and at the end of the day, wants to help people find their dream house. I recommend Josh to everyone I know who is in the home buying process. ~ Lauren Carstens, Audubon
    Josh was able to help in so many aspects of my purchase process. His knowledge and advice on the property really helped me feel confident that I was purchasing the best property for myself. Josh never hesitated to answer my barrage of questions that came up throughout the entire process. As a first time home buyer there are a lot of unknowns, and having a realtor that is approachable and willing to answer any and all questions fully was so important to me. There is no question that when I buy my next property that Josh will be the first realtor that I call! ~ Brandon Qualley - Des Moines, IA
    Josh is patient, Josh is kind. He does not envy, he does not boast, he is not proud. He does not dishonor others, he is not self-seeking, he is not easily angered, he keeps no record of wrongs. Josh does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. Josh always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Josh never fails. It almost felt unfair having Josh on our side. There was never a doubt that we were getting the best deal and service available. I'm now considering naming my firstborn 'Josh' (boy or girl). If Josh DeWaard leaves the industry, I may just never move. Now that I have seen the mountaintop I can never return to the valley. ~ Payson Vande Lune, Altoona
    Overall, great experience with Josh. Reliable and trustworthy advice. Great communication and timely response when I had questions. Definitely recommending him to family and friends! ~ DaShawn C. DSM, IA
    Josh was wonderful to work with! He is very knowledgeable and was able to answer all of my questions. If he didnt have the answer immediately, he would always get back to us in a timely manner. Additionally, Josh was always prepared and organized through our entire experience. We loved working with Josh. We intend to refer our family members and friends to him and will definitely seek him out if we move again in the future! He was very approachable, honest, and friendly. I never hesitated to contact him and I knew he would always respond in a timely and professional manner. Im so grateful that we had Josh to guide us through this process because moving to a new state was very stressful and no matter what came up, we could count on him 100%! ~ Taylor Riley, Ellsworth
    From our first communication, I could tell Josh was committed to helping me find my perfect home. He made it clear that he was available whenever I had questions/concerns and was always quick to respond. Josh was professional, knowledgeable, and helpful throughout the entire process. On many occasions, he brought up considerations about properties that I wouldnt have thought of, which was greatly appreciated as a first-time home buyer. ~ Austin Rozendaal, Des Moines
    Josh went above and beyond for us during this buying process. We purchased farmland which is difficult to begin with, but Josh made the process much easier for us. With his help, we were able to get the price we wanted and were able to be at ease for the 3 months we were under contract, knowing we were in great hands! Josh also had great communication with us and was always just a call or text away if we had questions. We would highly recommend using Josh as your realtor for a smooth, stress free buying process. We will definitely be using him again in the future! ~ Sarah and Dakota Hottle (New Virginia, Iowa)
    Josh will go to work for you and was great about answering our questions 24/7. He truly does want to make sure you have a great experience as well as find the right home. Josh made it easy and made sure we understood the process which was extremely beneficial for us as 1st time home buyers. ~ Dylan Preston, Ankeny
    Josh was absolutely amazing to work with. Easy to get ahold of at anytime, willing to go out of his way. Will definitely use him when we look to move next time! ~ Brandon, Des Moines
    Josh did an amazing job helping us get our first home. Being first time homebuyers, we didnt know what to expect and all the paperwork seemed a little daunting. But Josh made the process easy to understand and complete, all while in a pandemic! On closing day there was an unforeseen issue pop up with some paperwork but again Josh came through and saved the day so we could still close on the day we anticipated. Throughout the whole process he would check in and answer any question in a fast manner, even if I felt like it was a dumb question! Would definitely recommend to anyone especially first time buyers. ~ Jazz and Jason Rasmussen Ankeny, Iowa
    Josh did a very nice job at explaining the home buying process to us. He was there to help answer questions for every step of the way. This was especially helpful for us due to us being 1st time homeowners. I would highly recommend Josh to any friends and family who are looking to buy or sell a home! ~ Tyler Pace, Pella
    Josh was truly a pleasure to work with. He made the process of buying a home incredibly easy for us. This was our first time buying a home and we thought it would be complicated and require a lot of time and effort on our part, but Josh took the lead on everything he could, even when we werent expecting it. He was very knowledgeable about the area and helped us feel confident in our purchase. We would recommend to anyone! ~ Anna Mallen, Grimes


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