NextHome Journey

323 5th Street
Ames, IA 50010
IA License #B58757000


Recommendations (47)

Jun 3, 2019

Amanda Spain recommends Jenn Pratt


Jenn is ABSOLUTELY at 5 Star Realtor. We began our adventure with her by just looking at houses- hadn’t even signed a contract and Jenn was so willing to help us!

We found a new build house we loved, listed our current property and solidified the deal with both under 45 days.

Jenn is very timely, responsive and incredibly helpful (especially when Carisa and I had an “oh crap” moment). She will really work for you and with you.
Apr 12, 2019

Mike and Sherri Webb recommend Kelli Excell


Kelli Excell did an "excellent" job of selling a Townhome for us. Throughout the whole process she consistently gave us good advice and made the journey as smooth as humanly possible. From the beginning her knowledge and effort proved invaluable in achieving the end goal of selling our property. She researched similar properties and arrived at a price that was both fair to us as the sellers and still attractive to potential buyers. Her ability to present our property on her website resulted in a quick turn around as our property sold in 5 days. We give Kelli and her agency high marks and would recommend them to anyone. After all Kelli was recommended to us from another one of her happy customers.
Oct 3, 2018

Maryanne Holland recommends Kelli Excell

Homebuyer client

Kelli promised our house would sell & she delivered. She was there for us through all the steps from staging to mortgage & giving us boxes.Her prompt text & email responses gave us encouragement when things seemed to slow down. We highly recommend Kelli for your home buying & selling. Steve & Maryanne Holland
Oct 2, 2018

Steven Holland recommends Kelli Excell

Very pleased. Finding a cash buyer in a slow market was outstanding. Positive attitude and frequent updates made us feel confident that our house would sell quickly.
Oct 1, 2018

Francis Schneider recommends Jenn Pratt

Electrical apprentice

She was a big help in pointing me in the right direction to buy the perfect home.
Sep 26, 2018

Carolyn Fieldsted recommends Jenn Pratt

Years ago we worked with another real estate agent purchasing a property and it was a nightmare! We were reluctant to use a real estate agent again, but as we are out of state and needed to sell we proceed cautiously with listing our property with Jen and NextHome Journey. Let me just say it was night and day difference! Jen was super responsive, gave great advice and had the market knowledge to know we shouldn’t take a lower offer. She Answered all of our questions and if she didnt have the answer she would find out and call us back . I would recommend Jenn to anyone.
Sep 7, 2018

Xinwei Wang recommends Kelli Excell


I have worked with Kelli for more than 5 years for buying and selling properties. She is a very responsible professional and is always responsive. For my recent property that was just sold, Kelli has done a great job in coordinating the property repair closing and repair. Thank you for the great work, Kelli!
Aug 13, 2018

Oren S Geisinger recommends Kelli Excell

Home owner

Kelli did a great job handling the sale of our condo. She went way out her way to help us on the closing. Would recommend her to anyone, Thank You Kelli
Aug 7, 2018

Kathy J Geisinger recommends Kelli Excell


Kelli is awesome. She helped us get our condo sold and knew what to do when we ran into a snag. Thank you Kelli, again you are awesome!
Kathy and Oren Geisinger
Aug 2, 2018

William Dirks recommends Kelli Excell

CEO, Dirks Energy Partners

Kelli is an outstanding realtor and a pleasure to work with. We were searching for a special property (for a second home) and spent more than 7 months with Kelli reviewing options. Knowledgeable and patient throughout the process, she never pressured us and helped us find a truly great home. Recommend her highly!
Jul 23, 2018

Zachary L Marchman recommends Kelli Excell

Kelli exceeded our expectations! I would recommend her on every level!!
Jul 17, 2018

Jenny Marchman recommends Kelli Excell

Sales Associate-Jax Outdoor Gear/Artist

Kelli was always available, even at odd times. She made her end of the process easy for us. I would definitely recommend her!!
Jul 3, 2018

Jenn Pratt recommends Kelli Excell


Property Manager & Realtor
I joined Kelli's team in February. Found my work family. Kelli makes our environment feel at home. She is one of the kindest and knowledgeable women I know. She is always available if you have questions or concerns. I’m truly grateful for Kelli and our team. So look forward to our future.
Jul 3, 2018

Aubry Larkin recommends Kelli Excell

Realtor and Property Manager

I joined Kelli's team in July after moving to Iowa from out of state. I've worked with several brokers in the past and her and the rest of the office are by far the most pleasant group of people I have ever had the privilege of working with. She is always available if I have questions and her judgment and knowledge of real estate is top notch!
Jul 3, 2018

Mandee Lind recommends Kelli Excell


Kelli is an amazing Realtor and Broker! I first met Kelli while searching for a home myself to purchase. Kelli always went out of her way for us. She was great at pointing out the positive and negative features of each home as well. She is the perfect example of what a Realtor should be.

Kelli is also no different when it comes to being a Broker. I enjoyed Kelli's work ethic and friendship so much that I decided to work with her! Kelli puts others first. She will be sure to answer any questions you have. The work environment she has created is like none other I've ever experienced. I look forward to coming to work every day! I enjoy all my co-workers whom I consider like family. With all of NextHome's tools and their friendly service center it is impossible not to succeed. Their cutting edge technology and design will be sure to not only catch your eyes but everyone else's too! I cannot image working anywhere else!
Jun 29, 2018

James Cannon recommends Kelli Excell

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Kelli assisted my wife and I through a very difficult home closing in which Michelle was in southern Utah and I was in Italy. We appreciated both Kelli's assistance and advice throughout the entire home selling process, from preparation for listing (we had an offer on the house within a couple of days of listing) through closing.

Michelle and I (Jim) wholeheartedly recommend Kelli and NextHome to anyone who wishes to sell their home.

Jim Cannon
Jun 25, 2018

Juan Carlos Sixtos recommends Jenn Pratt

IT Specialist

Someone told me buying a house would be the worse experience in my life. I've known Jenn for a very long time. I used to service her Verizon services when I used to work there. She once gave me a business card and told me "Here, when you are ready to buy a house, call me" At the time buying a house seemed so unreachable. I told her I would call her but I really didn't believe I would be capable of buying a house. After the baby came, it was time to look around. I messaged Jenn and right away she started helping. Having Jenn as my realtor really made buying a house a lot easier than what I thought. It didn't even take long for us to find the right house and for the seller of the house to accept the offer. Jenn did a great job showing us the houses and being patient with some picky home buyers. She was very professional, cheered us throughout the whole way. My wife was really impressed on how nice and personal she became. She really cared about our new home. When we felt like it was getting stressful she was there to tell us everything was alright. I would recommend (and have recommended already) Jenn to everyone that will be buying house that I know. She made buying a house not the worse experience in my life but one of the best decisions I have made! Thanks Jenn!
Jun 25, 2018

Anonymous recommends Kelli Excell

It was great to work with Kelli. She was always available for my questions and quickly responded to my texts and emails.
Jun 25, 2018

Gary Claypool recommends Kelli Excell

Regional Sales Manager

Kelly did a great job working with us from start to finish. She helped with getting a fair price, and all the way through the closing of the house.
Thanks for all you did
Gary Claypool
Jun 19, 2018

Roxana Sixtos recommends Jenn Pratt

Past Client

Jen has been a pleasure to work with! From the beginning she explained the whole home buying process and was very attentive to our needs and any questions we had. She maintained communication throughout the process and always made sure we were informed of any changes or updates. She even gave us housewarming gifts the day before our closing!! I would highly recommend Jen!
Jun 5, 2018

Jaclyn Hidlebaugh recommends Jenn Pratt


Jenn is the best! 😊 She instantly made us feel like family. We have a baby boy and she would watch him while we looked at homes. She was always checking in on us and keeping us informed on all the details and changes. She even brought us some boxes for moving! Thank you for helping us find our home to raise our son in Jenn. 🏡🤗
Jun 4, 2018

Cody hidlebaugh recommends Jenn Pratt

91B vehicle mechanic

The best thing was how she kept in touch with us and she always kept us informed.
May 9, 2018

Tiffany Melton recommends Kelli Excell

Home Buyer

Kelli was such a pleasure to work with. She was polite and professional through the entire process. She really made our first time home buying experience a breeze!
Apr 30, 2018

Stacy Koeneke recommends Kelli Excell

Kelli Excell was an excellent realtor!! She went above and beyond what any other realtor has ever done for me. She took an entire day to do a "tour of homes" with me and was so knowledgeable that I really felt like the home choice I was making was a smart choice. She was always available by email or text an answered any questions I had. I really can't say enough good things about Kelli she made my home buying experience wonderful!
Apr 27, 2018

Norma Carroll recommends Kelli Excell

Sr Hr Manager

Kelli Excell has exceeded our expectations! We couldn't find a home within our timeframe and she stepped in a found us a property to rent in the meantime. She was patient and very helpful when we were ready to make our final decision.


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