Kelli was very delightful to work with and made everything very easy for us. She had a great deal of knowledge which facilitated our sale. We hardly had to do a thing except to lift a pen to sign the contracts. She gets a 5 star from me!

Margaret Oborn

Vice President
Oct 5, 2017

Kelli Excell

Real Estate Professional NextHome Journey
323 5th Street
Ames, IA 50010
IA License #B58757000
Dec 15, 2023
Our family loved working with Kelli. She is honest and knowledgeable, so as first time home buyers we never felt like we were going to get lost in the process or make the wrong decision. Kelli truly made the process safer and happier for us and we will definitely look to her again in the future!
Aug 1, 2023
We had a wonderful experience with Kelli! She relates to you on not only a professional but a personal level. Kelli was quick to answer any questions during the process and resolved issues promptly. When an issue arose with a contractor, she jumped right on it to make sure they met our timeline. So happy to have found this real estate agent! Kelli is very knowledgeable about the Ames market, and we highly recommend tapping into her expertise. Now we are able to move on to our Next Home Journey thanks to Kelli!
Apr 5, 2022
Property owner
Kelli did a great job selling our property and guiding us through the sales process.
Dec 20, 2021
We absolutely loved working with Kelli! If you're looking for a knowledgeable, personable, and skilled agent, definitely go with Kelli! She fought hard for us to have our offer accepted for our dream home. Without all her hard work we absolutely would not have bought our home. I can't explain well enough how wonderful our experience was working with Kelli. She really has her clients best interest in mind, we were extremely impressed and grateful for her help.
Sep 13, 2021
Kelli is great. She understood what we were needing and was patient with us while we look at many options. When I had questions she looked into the information and found answers. We highly recommend her.
Jul 9, 2021
Kelli was so great to work with. She set houses up based on our interests and was flexible with adding and adjusting as we looked. She stayed within our budget and did not push us at all. When we walked through houses she gave us space to look and chat but then answered all of our questions when we had them. She was open and transparent about the whole process. We HIGHLY recommend Kelli!
Jul 9, 2021
I highly recommend Kelli for her steady, excellent work. Her experience and professionalism are wonderful, and the process concluded with results that exceeded my expectations!
Jul 2, 2021
Executive Director
Kelli was fabulous to work with! We had very specific needs when looking at buying a home. Kelli took the time to visit with us and show us several properties and really made an effort to understand what we were looking for. When it came to the actual purchasing of the home, she made everything a breeze. Her guidance through this process and her experience are top-notch!
Mar 8, 2021
I live in Washington and my home was being sold in Iowa. Kelli took care of everything, from staging, showing, paperwork and all the way to closing. She did such an excellent job in keeping me updated on all of the stages. I trusted her judgement and recommendations to get the best price and the right clients. The process made it easy for me, stress free and max profit! Kelli and her team definitely deserved more than FIVE stars!!
Mar 8, 2021
Kelli took great care of us! She helped us understand each step of the selling process and did a great job negotiating a price!
Mar 8, 2021
Kelli was so wonderful to work with! This was our first time selling a house, and we had moved out of state before we could get it listed. Kelli took care of everything, from getting it staged to listing and showing it to handling the paperwork and details of negotiating the closing. We were so happy and impressed with Kelli, and so grateful for how smooth she made the entire process for us! We only wish we could have used her as our buying agent for our new home!
Mar 2, 2021
We were first-time home buyers and really didn't know anything about the process. We were so lucky to have a realtor who knew what she was doing and was able to walk us through the whole thing. House-shopping with three small children can be difficult, but Kelli made the experience fun and low stress. She was easy to work with, we were confident trusting her expertise, and ended up getting a house even better than we were expecting!
Jan 13, 2021
Retired LEO
I don’t know where to start! Kelli worked with me for about a year as I casually started looking at homes while living in FL. I spent a week in August looking at homes and found the Ames market FAST, homes selling within 24 hours. We finally found our home and within 30 days closed! Kelli helped me find the mortgage lender and went above and beyond, bringing the seller down $4,000 after inspection. I love the home and feel indebted to Kelli and her team!
Jan 9, 2021
She is awesome. She points out the flaws pretty much right away and doesn’t sugarcoat anything unlike other realtors.
Jan 1, 2021
Home buyer
We were first time home buyers and Kelli was awesome! She was always looking at the potential problem areas in the houses we were looking at and letting us know what to look for. She's not just trying to make a commission, she truly wants you to love where you are going to live!
Dec 14, 2020
Kelli was amazing, she did an excellent job managing all the details and helping us through the negotiation process.
Nov 26, 2020
My brother and I worked with Kelli to sell our small and unique apartment building. We got an offer for the price we asked on the first week it was listed! She kept us up to date on the process and made it easy. Appreciated her professionalism and work!
Nov 10, 2020
Before we listed our house we felt overwhelmed, we needed to sell a house owned by four sisters with one sisters share in an estate (complicate this with not living in the same town).
We found the right professional for us Kelli Excell. Kelli helped us not only with getting everyone in agreement with the listing but helped us with the licensing, insurance and estate issues that arose as well.
Her communication with all of us both individually and as a group was overwhelmingly appreciated.
Kelli our family thinks you.
Nov 10, 2020
Kelli was the realtor we worked with when buying our first home, she's very good at what she does, and did a wonderful job helping us understand the process of buying a home. She was very professional, and I would definitely recommend Kelli to others, I would work with her again in the future if we needed a knowledgeable, experienced, and professional realtor.
Nov 4, 2020
Kelli did a fantastic job of marketing and selling our home. Her attention to detail and communication were outstanding and very much appreciated. She is very driven and focused to assure that you have accurate and timely information throughout both the selling and buying process. We also appreciated her no pressure and relaxed approach. Friendly, sincere, honest and professional best describe our experience with Kelli. A+
Nov 4, 2020
We used Kelli as a buyers agent after finding a house we wanted with her as the listing agent. Kelli balanced acting as both buyer and sellers agent and worked out a solution that benefited all of us. We enjoyed working with Kelli during the home buying experience and she made it a painless process for us. We would not hesitate to buy or sell with Kelli again!
Sep 25, 2020
Kelli was great to work with! She has lots of energy and will work with you to get what you need negotiated for the purchase. I would absolutely recommend Kelli to anyone looking to purchase a home in the Ames area!
Aug 20, 2020
Kelli did an amazing job, helping us find our home. She always found the answers to our questions, and had contacts for anything we needed once we were in our home too. This has been an amazing process, and much better than any other home-buying experience I have ever had. Thanks Kelli!
Aug 17, 2020
Home owner
Kelli did an excellent job selling our home. She did everything from finding a qualified buyer right down to depositing our funds after the closing. She always had our best interest in mind.
Thank you Kelli
Aug 12, 2020
Kelli has been amazing to work with! She was very responsive from day 1 of reaching out to her, and willing to work with us through every step of the process to both sell our home and purchase the next one. Kelli helped brainstorm any challenges and was encouraging and supportive along the way. I highly recommend working with Kelli!

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