Many of the Des Moines area's fine REALTORS® have joined HungryAgents.com® as member REALTORS® so that they could bid for your business.
Our Member REALTORS® bid the total commission rate they will charge for selling your home including what rate they will pay the buyer's agent. All bids are for full service so you can really compare them. The current average commission rate bid on our website in the Des Moines area is 4.96%. This is the average, not the lowest bids! Sellers have recently been receiving an average of three bids in the area.
The five-county Des Moines metropolitan area is ranked 91st in terms of population in the United States according to 2008 estimates with 556,230 residents according to United States Census Bureau.
Des Moines is a major center for the insurance industry and also has a sizable financial services and publishing business base. In fact, Des Moines was credited with the "number one spot for U.S. insurance companies" in a Business Wire article. The city is the headquarters for the Principal Financial Group, the Meredith Corporation, Ruan Transportation, EMC Insurance Companies, and Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. Other major corporations such as Wells Fargo, ING Group, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, Marsh, and Pioneer Hi-Bred have large operations in or near the metro area. Forbes magazine ranked Des Moines as the fourth "Best Place for Business" in 2007.
Des Moines is an important city in United States presidential politics as the capital of Iowa, which is home to the Iowa caucuses. The Iowa caucuses have been the first major electoral event in nominating the President of the United States since 1972. Hence, many presidential candidates set up campaign headquarters in Des Moines. A 2007 article in The New York Times stated "if you have any desire to witness presidential candidates in the most close-up and intimate of settings, there is arguably no better place to go than Des Moines."
Area demographic facts from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
he current average commission rate bid on our website in the Des Moines area is 4.96%. Sellers have recently been receiving an average of three bids in the area. The state of Iowa does not allow buyer rebates, but if you register you can choose one of our Member REALTORS® and be assured that our economy-minded agents can get you the best deal available