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RE/MAX Partners Realty Expands to Des Moines

Top Performing Grinnell-Based Agency Adds New Talent

Grinnell, IA This month, Samantha Winebrenner joined the RE/MAX Partners Realty team as a residential and commercial real estate agent based in Des Moines, expanding the agency’s service area to now cover Des Moines, Marshalltown, Grinnell and all of Poweshiek County. A Des Moines native, Winebrenner offers clients insight and background knowledge that only a local can provide; she is an active member of the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, participant in various Gen YP committees and has a unique, deeply connected network that spans from her mortgage and finance background to her combined total of six years as a licensed REALTOR®.

“Samantha’s experience and heightened interest in continuing education matches perfectly with RE/MAX Partners Realty and our highly accredited group of agents,” says Matt Karjalahti, Broker & Agent at RE/MAX Partners Realty. “Her proficiencies in the real estate industry are extensive and on top of it all, she’s an extraordinarily genuine person – her clients love her.”

“I knew right away that RE/MAX Partners Realty would be a great fit for me and I’m excited to partner with a group of other agents who work so diligently for their clients,” says Winebrenner. “It’s unbelievable that this brokerage based in little Grinnell, Iowa is one of the most successful agencies in the Midwest and I look forward to continue that success.”

Winebrenner graduated from East High School in Des Moines in 2004 and furthered her education at Central College in Pella obtaining a degree in Psychology. Winebrenner began her professional career in insurance and banking, expanding into the mortgage and loan sectors; she earned her real estate license in 2011. Winebrenner resides in Urbandale with her two daughters, Lucy and Gwen.

RE/MAX Partners Realty is the premier real estate agency in Polk, Marshall and Poweshiek Counties, offering top tier advisement while tailoring services and communications to its clients’ needs. RE/MAX Partners Realty offers dynamic options to ensure transactions are informed and seamless. Visit the Grinnell or Marshalltown locations to meet face-to-face or explore online tools at

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RE/MAX Partners Realty Unveils Storefront Touch Screen

Above: Community Leaders Visited the Grinnell Office for a Demonstration

Grinnell, IA — Last week, RE/MAX Partners Realty unveiled its recently installed touch screen to a group of community leaders at its Grinnell office, showcasing the screen’s current functionality and future offerings. The agency’s marketing firm, Double You Marketing, and RE/MAX agents provided an interactive tour of the product’s features including Central Iowa’s most complete database of listings. At the beginning of the new year, RE/MAX Partners Realty plans to offer community listings and advertising opportunities to surrounding businesses.

“This is a great tool for downtown visitors to not only have the opportunity to view listings 24/7, but also as a directory and navigational piece that works well given our location in the heart of Grinnell’s downtown,” says Matt Karjalahti, Broker & Agent at RE/MAX Partners Realty. “Consumers and businesses alike will benefit and that’s really what this is all about – community inclusivity and the ability to share information with each other.”

“Promoting your business and products with limited local media options can be challenging,” says Jeff Finch, President of Wes Finch Auto Plaza. “I see this as a useful communications tool not only for local downtown businesses, but also for those of us who do business just outside of town. It’s one more touch point to reach customers with information they find interesting and useful.”

“Consumers digest information differently and this piece offers a unique mix of media ranging from out-loud billboard messaging to measurable digital interactivity,” says Katy Wells, Owner & Brand Consultant of Double You Marketing. “While touch screens are not completely unheard of, it’s certainly an advanced technology offering that resonates with anyone who has adapted to the world of swiping, clicking and connecting with brands on preferred time.”

With its future offering of community listings and advertising opportunities, RE/MAX Partners Realty plans to work with local businesses to organize and coordinate efforts to ensure users can easily navigate the interface and experience. For any inquiries, email

RE/MAX Partners Realty is the premier real estate agency in Poweshiek County and surrounding areas, offering top tier advisement while tailoring services and communications to its clients’ needs. RE/MAX Partners Realty offers dynamic options to ensure transactions are informed and seamless. Visit the Grinnell or Marshalltown locations to meet face-to-face or explore online tools at

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Celebrate the Season of Giving

Join us in Supporting Our Community

At RE/MAX Partners Realty, we are celebrating the “Season of Giving” and encourage others to consider supporting some of the great initiatives in the community. We proudly contribute to the following organizations and urge our customers and community members to provide their support as well. Learn more about each organization below and click on their name for more details. Feel free join us in donating to their causes whether through volunteerism or contributing monetarily.

Brooklyn Economic Development

Brooklyn Economic Development (BED) exists to give prospective industries or companies choices in the form of build to lease, lease purchase, as well as other options. BED provides support to new and existing local businesses, industries and entities in agriculture, and promotes growth and job retention for Ag Industry, Manufacturing, Retail and Service Businesses of the Community.

Crisis Intervention Services

Crisis Intervention Services provides support and empowerment to victims and survivors of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault and/or violent crime throughout 12 counties in Iowa.

Grinnell Area Arts Council

The Grinnell Area Arts Council exists to promote, encourage, develop and assist in the understanding, appreciation and financial support of the arts and other cultural activities in the Grinnell area.

Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce – Holiday Lights

In addition to existing as a core business network in the community, the Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce recently managed efforts to update the Grinnell downtown holiday decorations including gathering donations and replacing the old decorations with new lighted displays and banners.

Grinnell College’s Living Room Theatre

Living Room Theatre puts on an hour-long professional performance the first Sunday of every month in someone’s living room. Performers are Grinnell College students and faculty as well as community members. Hosts are people willing and excited to open their doors and share their home for the evening. In addition to performances, Living Room Theatre works to bring at least one visiting artist to campus each semester.

Grinnell Tigers 10U Traveling Team

Grinnell Traveling Little League gives local 3rd and 4th grade kids the opportunity to learn and play baseball on a competitive level with the goal to improve from the first tournament to the last one. Each Spring, they play in 4–5 tournaments requiring tournament, registration and insurance fees. Donations to help offset these fees can be made by contacting Nikki Harseim at 641-888-0674.

Holiday Lake Community Center

The Holiday Lake Community Center is an events space within the Holiday Lake subdivision available to local homeowners. It was completed in 2008 to accommodate over 250 people with a full kitchen and may be reserved by Holiday Lake residents for wedding receptions, family gatherings, conferences and civic group meetings.

Imagine Grinnell

Imagine Grinnell is a foundation whose mission is to improve the quality of life for people in the Grinnell area, promote a healthy environment, and complement economic development efforts.

Marshalltown Main Street

As a Main Street community, the Marshalltown Central Business District works to improve the downtown area through building repair/restoration, beautification, and providing training and grant opportunities for downtown members and businesses.

National Trust for Historic Preservation

The National Trust for Historic Preservation protects significant places representing our diverse cultural experience by taking direct action and inspiring broad public support.

Poweshiek County Pheasants Forever

Poweshiek County Pheasants Forever is a local group of volunteers focusing on supporting conservation programs and Youth in Poweshiek County.


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