Shane Torres

My Client-First Philosophy

There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional - integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how I work.

That said, in my experience as a Des Moines Metro and Surrounding Area real estate professional, I've also found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting my clients first. This means keeping myself accessible at all times day or night, being a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to your needs.

This "client first" philosophy has always been my approach and it requires me to continually improve my skills and ways of doing business. In addition, I've found that the latest technologies are enabling me to do everything I've always done, only much more quickly and efficiently. They've also helped me to extend the range of services I provide to my clients.

So when you decide that you'd like to buy or sell a home or any things real estate related in the Des Moines Metro and all surrounding areas. please contact me.

Shane's History

Shane was born in NW Iowa. His elementary school years were divided between Iowa and Texas, but it was Southern Iowa he called home while in high school. This is also where Shane met his wife, Mandy. After he graduated in 1998 he attended Southwest Community College where he received a degree in carpentry and building trades.

Shane spent two years framing homes before returning to school, taking night classes at Hamilton College (now known as Kaplan University). Shane received his Associate degree in Computer Aided Drafting (with emphasis in Architectural Drafting) in April of 2002. Shane and Mandy were married in September of the same year and settled in Des Moines. Here Shane continued his career in residential framing.

In 2004, Shane launched his own company with focus on both home building and general contracting (residential and commercial). Shane became a father that same year, and in 2006 Shane and his family moved to Polk City. Looking for a way to do more for his clients, Shane began to expand into real estate in 2008. Shane received his Real Estate license in early 2009.

As the market changed that year so did Shane’s focus and Shane went into real estate full time as an agent for REMAX Real Estate Concepts. Shane soon began to take notice of the increasing number of distressed properties. Many homeowners were underwater on their mortgages and facing possible foreclosure. Not afraid of the challenge some of his clients were facing, Shane again expanded his knowledge base so he could help home owners and sellers in all areas of real estate, receiving multiple certifications in distressed properties and short sales.

In 2014, Shane will continue his efforts to help the buyers and sellers of today’s market, whatever their situation. Shane continues to live in Polk City with his wife and three kids where he is involved with the local Polk City Chamber and other local organizations, and looks forward to everyday that he can get up and help someone get their dream or help someone out of an unfortunate situation.

Shane's Real Estate Designations

RCC: Residential Construction Certified
CNHS: Certified New Home Specialist
CDPE: Certified Distressed Property Expert
SFR: Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource
CIAS: Certified Investor Agent Specialist
203k Specialist
Shane's Organizations

Board Member of Greater Des Moines Partnership
Iowa Association of REALTORS®
National Association of REALTORS®
DMAAR
Polk City Chamber of Commerce
Lakeside Fellowship
Polk City Kiwanis Club Iowa
Shane's Education

Central Decatur High School Class of 1998 - Leon, IA
SWCC Class of 2009 - Creston,IA (Carpentry and Building Trades)
Hamilton College Class of 2002 - Urbandale, IA (Associates Degree In Computer Aided Drafting)
Shane's Awards

Ranked #5 for Transactions in Iowa - REAL Trends 2014
RE/MAX Platinum Club-2013
DMAAR Circle of Excellence-2013
Ranked # 3 for Transactions- RE/MAX Central 2013
Remax Platinum Club-2012
DMAAR Circle of Excellence-2012
Remax 100% Club-2011
Remax Executive Club-2010

Reviews on Zillow

  • Highly likely to recommend
    7/27/2017 - david30748
    Sold a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $300K in Polk City, IA.
    We were a little hesitant to put our home on the market using a realtor and even thought of using "For Sale By Owner", but Shane and his team came highly recommended by many of our friends in town. From our first meeting to the call that our home had been sold we have been very impressed with Shane and his team handling our account. We had a realtor (Cameron) assigned to help us navigate our way through the process and handle our negotiations. We had a photographer (Randi) who gave us staging pointers, photographed and shot drone video of our home. An office director (Theresa) and client care specialist (Brenda) who kept us informed with updates so we were never left wondering what's going on or what is next. Their combined efforts resulted in our home being on the market five days before we received an offer after only two showings. They negotiated more money for our home than we thought was possible. My wife and I would highly recommend Shane and the entire Torres Team.
    Response from Shane on 7/28/2017
    Thank you for the review! All of us at the Torres Team enjoyed working you as well!
  • Highly likely to recommend
    7/21/2017 - zuser20140526074404699
    Bought a Single Family home in 2017 in Sheldahl, IA.
    We've been looking for a house for 4mths. Zack, has really gone out of his way to help us find that perfect house, that we all agreed on. If we had any questions, Zack would find the answer if he didn't already know the answer. Zack, would never push a house on us, that we didn't want. He's the type of agent, that wants us to be completely happy with our home. Zack, definitely knows his business, when it comes to real estate.
    When we call or text him, he responds real quick.
    He also knows how to fill out all the paper work.
    Shane and his crew are a wonderful group of people. They will help you in anyway they can. You won't find a nicer group of agents.
    Thank you Remax Team.
    Response from Shane on 7/24/2017
    It's been a pleasure working with you as well, thank you for the review!
  • Highly likely to recommend
    7/18/2017 - zuser20160719193831599
    Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2017 in Prospect Park, Des Moines, IA.
    I was originally planning on building and Shane's team was working hard to help me find land, find answers to the millions of questions I had, etc. Then a house popped up that was perfect. We dropped everything to pursue this house, and our offer was accepted. However, our current house wasn't even on the market yet, so they scrambled to get that all in order and help us sell our current house to get into the new one. It was chaos and stressful, but we're now closing on our dream home next month! I would absolutely recommend Shane's team for their hard work and diligence to helping their clients.
    Response from Shane on 7/20/2017
    Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We greatly appreciate the kind words, and enjoyed working with you as well!
  • Highly likely to recommend
    6/30/2017 - Kara lamb1009
    Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $225K in Norwalk, IA.
    We had such a positive experience using Shane Torres. Jenna was our agent and she could not have been more helpful. She was very knowledgeable about our area and was involved in what our needs were and she helped is find the perfect home! She kept an open line of communication throughout the entire process and helped us with every little detail. I will continue to use the Torres group in the future.
    Response from Shane on 7/12/2017
    It was a pleasure working with you as well! Thank you for such a kind review.
  • Highly likely to recommend
    6/10/2017 - zuser20170227173139170
    Sold a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $125K in Coon Rapids, IA.
    I enjoyed working with Zack. Great experience.
    Knowledgable and always there when I needed him. Great follow up!! Always available to meet with me on my schedule.
    Response from Shane on 6/13/2017
    Thank you for the review! We appreciate your business!
  • Highly likely to recommend
    6/6/2017 - jassie mcgovern
    Sold a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $125K in Des Moines, IA.
    When my husband and I were first looking to purchase a home in the Des Moines area, we worked with 2 other agents and their knowledge and attention to detail was lacking. So my husband called Shane Torres and he was very reassuring about his team's success and he ensured we were going to be taken care of. He was right! We worked with Andrew first to purchase the home back in 2015 and when we needed to sell it this year, Jenna helped us list the property. The whole team was great to work with. They were great at getting back to me right away; they answered all the questions I had. I never once felt neglected. We worked with the team for both transactions and very happy we did!
    Response from Shane on 6/9/2017
    We greatly appreciate you writing a review for us! Thank you for choosing us, it was a pleasure working with you!
  • Highly likely to recommend
    5/11/2017 - bschmidt395
    Sold a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $225K in Polk City, IA.
    We worked with Zack Cregeen and between him and Shane they were very helpful and willing to work with us to help make our home more appealing to buyers. It was a longer than expected process and they never tired on pushing our home to potential buyers
    Response from Shane on 5/17/2017
    We enjoyed working with you as well and appreciate you taking the time to write a review. Thank you!
  • Highly likely to recommend
    5/9/2017 - Jmschmidt583
    Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $225K in Polk City, IA.
    The Torres team was wonderful to work with. Everyone is very friendly and knowledgeable. We worked specifically with Zack Cregeen. He was great! He helped us find the perfect new home and sold our current home. Thanks Zack!
    Response from Shane on 5/16/2017
    Thank you for the kind review, it was a pleasure working with you as well!
  • Highly likely to recommend
    4/12/2017 - denise mandi
    Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $175K in Beaverdale, Des Moines, IA.
    We worked with Andrew Bruellman and he was amazing! Very responsive to our needs, always available when we needed him & he had a thorough knowledge of the neighborhoods & market. He was honest & fun to work with. I would definitely recommend him!
    Response from Shane on 4/18/2017
    Thank you for the review, it was a pleasure working with you too!
  • Highly likely to recommend
    3/23/2017 - fvazquez4287
    Bought a Single Family home in 2016 in Des Moines, IA.
    Chance Curphy was really good realto, he helped me find the right home and didn't stopped till we found one. The process was really smooth and the negotiation was really easy.
    Response from Shane on 3/30/2017
    We enjoyed working with you as well, thank you for the kind review!

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Ankeny, IA 50021
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