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The support team behind your Realtor

Not all real estate offices are created equal. In some offices, the REALTOR takes care of everything themselves, from advertising to ordering their own signs to all of the paperwork involved in listing or buying a house. In the offices of Hunziker & Associates, there is support on so many levels; from greeting customers to the details of closing a home, as well as detailed market information and 3-D virtual tours of homes. The staff at Hunziker & Associates is there to assist the Realtor in making sure the transaction happens without any issues and is completed in a timely manner. Here are the people that help make everything run smoothly at Hunziker & Associates.
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Marcia, Jodi, & Lydia

  • Concierge service for both customers and Realtors
  • Input listings to the MLS
  • Oversee many aspects of a listing, such as adding listing photos to websites
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Lynnette & Marta

  • Closing Agents that handle "all things transaction"
  • Coordinate with lenders
  • Prepare closing documents
  • Facilitate the transfer of ownership
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Dianne

  • The Dotloop expert and training Realtors on how to use this program
  • Reviews paperless transactions
  • Performs 3D walkthroughs of listings
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Beth

  • Graphic Designer helping Realtors create postcards, flyers, and ads
  • Assists agents with on going client communication via social media, email and print
  • Helps preform 3D Walkthroughs
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Cindy

  • Relocation specialist responsible for third-party business interactions
  • Helps agents with paperwork involed with relocations
  • Matches Realtors with transferees
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Becky

  • Conducts statistical market analysis for agents
  • Oversees company marketing and budgets
  • Works in conjuction with branch sales managers to keep offices running smoothly
Hunziker & Associates, prides itself on having Realtors that know the market and can give the best advice to buyers and sellers based on that knowledge. We also want our Realtors spending time with their clients, either showing homes or following up with their sellers and buyers instead of worrying about the details behind the scenes. Thanks to our great Staff, we have those details covered.
 
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Make the most of back to school sales

August means back to school! You might have kids starting first grade, beginning their senior year of high school, entering college or anything in between, or maybe you don't have kids at all. Regardless of your back to school status, August is a great time to get your house organized. Here are some ideas to help you organize your home with some common back to school sale items.
  • Over-the-Door Hanging Shoe Organizer: This is a great trick used for shoes, but try thinking outside the box. Do you have cleaning supplies sitting around in the laundry room? Try putting those lose bottles in the pockets of the organizer.
  • Single Pocket Wire Wall Filer: Normally these are used for filing papers, but if you use this to organize your plastic container lids you'll be free from clutter in that cabinet. You may even try a bigger filer for your tin foil or cling wrap.
  • Storage Bins: It may seem redundant, but the more storage bins - the more organized your things will be. These can be used practically anywhere from your bathroom, pantry, laundry room and more. Add labels for even more structure. Check out this link for ways to organize every room thanks to storage bins.
The back to school season is a great time to stock up on items to organize your home in many different ways. It's also a great time to redecorate and add a few things to your home you've been meaning to, but you were waiting for the big sale. Now is the time!

Don't forget to take advantage of the 2017 sales tax holiday for Iowa on Friday & Saturday, Aug. 4th & 5th.
 
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Iowa State Fair - More than just farm animals

When the fair comes around each year, the butter sculpture is a must see, as well as the other numerous animals present. But the fair is much more than just animals. It is a great time to visit with vendors and think about upgrading or renovating an area of your home or purchasing new items along those lines.

The fair has a variety of vendors present each day with products including: beds, roofing, gazebos, spas, outdoor furniture, windows, solar power items, grills, foundation repair, basement waterproofing, siding, cabinets, bath tubs, fireplaces, gutters, pools and more.

Any project big or small, the fair will have the vendor to answer any of your questions. To see a complete list of vendors at the fair visit this link.
 

Hayden's Crossing - Hassle free living!

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The newest subdivision, Hayden's Crossing, is nestled near one of Ames' most vibrant recreational areas. Offering scenic views overlooking Ada Hayden Heritage Lake and Recreation Area including a connecting trail to the park. This development is in the Gilbert school district and features single family housing with the unique amenity of lawn care and snow removal services. This hassle free development is a slice of country heaven with urban conveniences.

Visit Hunziker Land Development for lot availability.
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2219 Audubon Dr. - Hayden's Crossing

Another "top of the line" home built by HCS. You will love the views from your covered deck and the serenity of the area's pond. Walking distance to Ada Hayden Lake and stunning views. Plus, all the amenities associated with the city owned lake, bike paths, walking paths, fishing, boating etc. Unique benefits of the association is lawn care and snow removal. This home features: quartz counter tops, Birch cabinets, stainless steel appliances, hardwood & gas fireplace. Quality through out!!!
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August 2017 Area Events

Tax Free Weekend
August 4-5
Iowa

Ticket Sales Begin For The Performing Art Series
Friday August 4
Stephens Auditorium

Full Moon High Trestle Bridge Bike Ride
Saturday August 5 at 7:00-10:00 pm
Slater Trail Head or Madrid Trail Head Slater

Ames Main Street Farmers Market
Saturday August 5 at 8:00 am-12:30 pm
Saturday August 12 at 8:00 am-12:30 pm
Saturday August 19 at 8:00 am-12:30 pm
Saturday August 26 at 8:00 am-12:30 pm
Main Street Cultural District, Ames

Bison Day
Saturday August 5 at 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, Prairie City

Grain Harvest
Saturday August 5 at Activities 11:00-4:00
Living History Farms

Roosevelt Summer Sunday Concerts
Sunday August 6 at 7:00 pm
Sunday August 13 at 7:00 pm
Sunday August 20 at 7:00 pm
Roosevelt Park, 9th St Ames

Classic Car Roll-ins
Tuesday August 8 at 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Niland's Cafe 254 Lincoln Way, Colo

Free Admission Day
Wednesday August 9 at 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Reiman Gardens, Ames

Iowa State Fair
August 10-20
State Fairgrounds, Des Moines Iowa

Water Day
Friday August 11 at 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Reiman Gardens, Ames

Bonsai Demonstrations with Bonsai Master Todd Schlafer
Saturday August 12 at 10:30 am
Des Moines Botanical Garden, Des Moines

Octagon Center for the Arts
Saturday August 12 at 8:00 am-12:30 pm
Main Street Cultural District, Ames

Super Hero Pool Party
Saturday August 12 at 8:30 am
Furman Aquatic Center, Ames

Animal Days - Primate Day
Saturday August 12 at 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
Blank Park Zoo, Des Moines

Meet the Coaches Night
Thursday August 17 at 5:00 pm
Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, Des Moines.

Senior Variety Show
Friday August 18 at 7:30 pm
Sunday August 20 at 2:00 pm
Ames city Auditorium 520 6th St, Ames

The Temptations Revue, Featuring Nate Evans
Friday August 18 at 8:00 pm
Iowa Talent Factory, Nevada

River Romp
Saturday August 19 at 3:00-4:30 pm
Peterson Park Water Trail Access, Ames

Cyclone Fan Fest
Sunday August 20 at 1:00-3:00 pm
Bergstrom Football Comples, Ames

Live at the Creek with Tony Valdez Retro Rockets
Sunday August 20 at 5:00-8:00 pm
Jordan Creek Town Center, West Des Moines

Evening Prairie Walk
Thursday August 24 at 7:00 pm
McFarland Park, Ames

Lincoln Highway Days
August 25-26
Nevada, Iowa

Welcome Back Skate
Friday August 25 at 7:30-9:30 pm
Ames/ISU ice arena

Trailer Park Boys
Saturday August 26 at 7:30 pm
Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines

Terrace Hill Garden Party
Tuesday August 29 at 5:30 pm
Terrace Hill, Des Moines

World War II History Talk, the Homes Fronts of Iowa
Tuesday August 29 at 7:00 pm
Ames Public Library

WWE Live
Sunday September 3 at 7:00 pm
Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA



 

Market Numbers

Ames 2017 2016
Aug. 1 Active listings 139 122
Homes SOLD YTD 384 415
Average Sale Price $252,727 $224,975
Average Days on Market 46 44
Sale Price to List Price Ratio 96.8% 97.1%
Story County 2017 2016
Aug. 1 Active listings 83 97
Homes SOLD YTD 202 198
Average Sale Price $162,785 $164,018
Average Days on Market 56 64
Sale Price to List Price Ratio 95.9% 96.5%
Based on Sales information as reported to the Central Iowa Multiple Listing Service as of 8/1/2017
Ames - Ames Residential and Rural Subdivisions
Story County - Residential, excluding Ames Residential and Ames Rural Subdivisions