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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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Now is the Time to Sell

Are you considering selling your home? Why wait until the weather is warm? Now is a great time to list for peak value as:

  1. Inventory is at its lowest since the recession, giving your home more visibility and fewer properties for it to compete with.
  2. “Spring Selling Season” has already started – Days on Market historically begins declining in January.
  3. Starting the listing process now ensures your home is listed, and ready to show once the weather actually does warm up!

The selling process can be a bit daunting, but we’re with you every step of the way. We’ll help you:

  • Determine your home’s value
  • Prepare your home for sale
  • Market your home
  • Show your home
  • Receive purchase offers and negotiate
  • Open escrow and order a title
  • Coordinate appraisals and inspections
  • Navigate disclosures, requests for repair and any contingencies
  • Close escrow

See what our clients are saying…

I wish I had used Matt for all seven of the real estate transactions I completed in Grinnell over the past 10 years. He found us a buyer within a week, negotiated fair and equitable terms for both parties, and closed the deal; no problems, no delays. This was the most efficient and professional sale I have experienced in Grinnell. Hire Matt.~ Jennison

Guadalupe helped us sell my mothers home in Marshalltown and was AMAZING!! We live in RI so we could not be there for the whole process of readying the home for sale but she went above and beyond to help us get t done! We needed someone to help mow the lawn and clean the house before the showing and she helped us find great people who were affordable and extremely helpful as well. She also knew just how to deal with a difficult buyer at the end of the sale. Highly recommend!!! ~Chester

I am so thankful for Alyssa. After I lost my husband Brian, in 2016, the house we built our family in became more than I wanted to keep up with. I contacted Alyssa and she went right to work. This was an emotional decision I was making and Alyssa knew that. She took special care to make sure she took care of all the details in selling a home. I could contact her anytime I needed to and ask about the smallest details. After we put the house on the market, I needed to get busy and decide where I wanted to live. I fell in love with the one and only place we looked at! Alyssa took care of all the details and before I knew it I was in the process of moving into my new home. Alyssa encouraged me to keep my house on the market in the winter and it paid off. Sold it in Feb! Alyssa also helped to facilitate the purchase of some property at Holiday Lake which my family and friends enjoy as much as I do. I highly recommend Alyssa to anyone who is looking for a new home, or deciding to put their home on the market! I’m happy to call her my friend now. Best wishes to you Alyssa, I can’t thank you enough. ~ Porath

When I first met Cheri, she instantly was willing to help and put me in touch with all of the resources that I needed for my purchase. Cheri showed us properties across 2 counties and stuck with us until she found us the house we bought. Our transaction was complicated, but she kept all the wheels on the bus and made it happen and made it comfortable. We did most of the transaction via telephone, fax, email, and text. She even showed us a house at 9pm in a snowstorm! She did everything she could in her power to make our purchase happen. She worked with all of the players involved in our transaction with ease. Even the attorneys in our transaction were impressed with her hard work. She’s unbelievable! Cheri Garcia is a gold star first class real estate agent and an amazing person! ~ Arvey

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