I would highly recommend Maria. She is extremely knowledgeable about the greater DesMoines area. When we recently decided to move from the suburban Chicago area, we knew very little about where we wanted to be in DSM. Maria did most of the legwork for us, as we were 5 hours away. She researched, previewed and gave us the pros and cons of the dozens and dozens of homes we were considering. Most of all, she was patient and never seemed like were being unreasonable, although at times I am sure we were. In addition, she recommended lenders, insurance agents, inspectors, repair guys and, most important, her insight to the neighborhoods we were considering - growth, traffic, ongoing construction, querks of the HOA’s and more. It took us about 4 months to find what we were after and Maria was a rock star in helping with the decision. I have bought many homes in my life but this was the best experience I have had.