NextHome Journey

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


Recommendations (57)

Aug 10, 2019

Nathaniel R. Staudt recommends Kelli Excell


When I went on the search for my first home I had no idea what I was doing, luckily for me I got Kelli as my realtor. She was so easy to talk to and very knowledgeable of the areas and whole process. We went on the hunt for a house and she helped me along the way to finding my beautiful home. I couldn’t be happier to have Kelli on my side!
Aug 2, 2019

Robert D Loberg recommends Kelli Excell


Kelli did an excellent job showing us homes in the area. She kept us informed of progress during the process up until our closing day. After our closing she’s been following up on what we need like the homestead tax credit, etc. She done an excellent job helping us during our move.
Aug 2, 2019

Rodney Mulder recommends Kelli Excell

Kelli did a great job of working with us to sell our property. We met beforehand and she went over the whole process and explained what to expect and time frames. She received an offer in 2 days of advertising the property which we accepted. She worked with the inspections and handled any issues that were needed promptly so that everything went smoothly at closing. All of the required paperwork was taken care of so that we didn't have to worry about anything.

Great job Kelli.
Jul 29, 2019

Zachary Daly recommends Tabitha Pullman

Letter Carrier

Tabitha runs the whole process well from start to finish, and she's fun to work with. She'll give you advice you need and help talk you through your goals/observations/doubts/near-panics. I entered the market looking for a single-family home, and Tabitha helped me to find out that, to my surprise, a condo-unit in my price-range was an even better fit. I can't thank her enough for her work and good humor, and I would highly recommend her to anybody, especially first-time buyers like myself.
Jul 29, 2019

Lyle Bender recommends Kelli Excell

Kelli is skilled, very through, and professional. We were able too complete the whole process electronically which was most helpful. She is among the best agents I have had the pleasure of working with.
Jul 25, 2019

Sandi Philips recommends Kelli Excell


Kelli is the most phenomenal realtor that I have ever worked with.. She was very helpful in letting me know what I needed to do to put my house on the market.. I did what she said and my house sold in less than 48 hours.

Kelli was extremely patient with. me as I have a tendency to get a little stressed out. She remained very calm, which with me can be very hard!

Some of the people helping me move were so impressed they said she would be their realtor when they were ready to move.

If you hire Kelli Excell you are hiring a WINNER!!
Jul 24, 2019

Lynn Miller recommends Kelli Excell

Retired IT Professional

Kelli has been a great agent/broker to work with. She kept us informed. She showed us any home we wanted to see without any pressure to make a decision. She worked hard to understand our needs and our personal preferences.
We bought a home she showed us and now she is working to sell my home.
I couldn't ask for anyone better to work with. I've learned why realtors earn their commission.
Jul 23, 2019

Beverly Loberg recommends Kelli Excell


Kelli was above excellent. She is so patient. We looked at many many homes & lost out on some but she never got tired of helping us find just the right place! Thank you Kelli for your patience & kindness!
Jul 9, 2019

Kristopher Corrigan recommends Kerry Corrigan

Home Buyer

She delivered excellent customer service and I highly recommend her as one of the top real estate agents around.
Jun 21, 2019

James Arentson recommends Kelli Excell


She did an absolutely wonderful job for me. She we quick to respond if there was a house available, and she worked for us not a paycheck. Would definitely use her again if need be.
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!


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