Testimonials

When my wife and I first came to the Gilbert schools to interview, Gale Gehling showed us the housing in the Ames area and had a firm handle on places to live that might interest us. After we were hired by Gilbert, we knew exactly who we wanted to help us find the right home based on how kind and informative she had been when we visited the first time. We only had one child at home but have a total of four, so we wanted a home that would suit the smaller unit but be able to grow as our family does. Not only did Gale listen to what we wanted, she also paid close attention to what our daughter was saying, knowing that since she was moving as a junior in high school, her home needed to be a safe haven. Gale then lined us up with a number of listings but really came through for us with the townhouse we bought. It was perfect, the size, location, design, and cost were all in the range for which we were looking. We have since gotten to know Ryan as well, as he and Gale are highly involved in the Ames and Gilbert communities in a very positive way. You will not find more hardworking, kind, and knowledgeable realtors in the state. We highly recommend them!  Lindsey & Virginia Beecher | Home Buyers

We were a family of six moving from out of town and needed an agent that had local knowledge and was able to communicate from two time zones away. She really was a great relocation specialist. Gale was more than connected to us in keeping up with our questions through email and phone. When we came to town she was able to tour us through a ten homes in two days and really got to know what we were looking for and help us narrow down the range of what we were really looking for in a neighborhood and a house. We did not find a home at first, but Gale continued to work hard with us for a few weeks again while we were not in town and was our eyes and ears in a market that was moving fast in summer of 2013. In the end we had the trust of Gale to help us find a house while we far away and did get a home that fit us. She was a wealth of local knowledge on the history of local builders and great contacts for follow up on any questions we had. We absolutely would recommend Gale and Ryan for anyone moving to town and she is prepared with resources to help you through the process.  Cristin & Kelly Diekmann | Home Buyers

Ryan was a great Realtor® to work with. He worked hard to assure our satisfaction prior, during and after the purchase of our home. He was also friendly and a pleasure speaking with. He always followed through with his promises or if we had questions. Ryan made our house buying experience a pleasure. I would recommend him to any person and will definitely be using him again for future sales/purchases.  Todd and Katie Tjaden | Home Buyers

We worked with Gale in buying our current home and selling our former home. She did a great job helping us find the home with the rooms and amenities that we were seeking. She also was very helpful in assisting us with the negotiations process in selling our former home. Gale and Ryan are very professional and they have wonderful connections within the community through their many civic and school related activities. If looking for a home, we would certainly work with them again.  John & Chris Kinley | Home Sellers & Buyers

Ryan and Gale are very professional in their dealings. They will explain exactly how the process works without adding unnecessary fluff. They are very responsive to their clients needs and will go the extra mile to ensure the process is done correctly and seamless. I would recommend Gale and Ryan to everyone.  John Murphy | Home Seller

Gale was great to work with. She was always available to accommodate our schedules since we were coming in from out of town to look at homes. Gale was excellent at communicating with us and always replied to messages or emails immediately. One thing Gale always told us was, "if I don't know the answer, I'll find someone who does!" And because of that we were able to get our questions answered. Thanks for the great experience, Gale!  John and Kristyn Mostek | Home Buyers

Gale and Ryan did a great job both selling our old home and helping us purchase a new one. Gale would give us almost immediate feedback on all of our house showings. She would also send us reminders during closing so that we didn't forget anything. What impressed us most was the follow-up after the sale and purchase was complete. If we ever had any problems with our home, we could let gale know and she would get them resolved quickly. We highly recommend Gale and Ryan if you are buying or selling a home.  Mike and Mindy McCoy | Home Sellers & Buyers

Ryan helped our family sell 2 places -one a farm acreage & another acreage closer to town. Ryan is knowledgeable in his realtor business -he helped us every step of the way. He called us, emailed us to communicate on progress frequently. Ryan even drove to our houses so we didn't have to travel to town to sign papers. We would recommend Ryan & Gale to our family or friends.  Brian & Laurie Peterson | Home Sellers

Louise and I were pleased to work with Ryan Gehling to purchase a new home in Ames, IA. Mr. Gehling was a trusting and professional real estate agent. He identified our needs and helped us find exactly what we were looking for during the unsure period of trying to buy a home and sell our previous house in Illinois. We never felt he was trying to just sell us a house to make a commission. Ryan answered our many questions pertaining to the new construction. He never failed to keep us up to date about the finishing touches such as appliances, new carpeting, finishing the lower level and completing the garage. Since we were six hours away from Ames, Ryan kept us informed about all the details concerning our new home. We trusted him, and he came through completely. We are honored to recommend him to future clients seeking to buy a home in the Ames area.  Lowell and Louise Yager | Home Buyers

We first met Ryan at an open house. We were relocating to Ames and it was our first day out just to get a feel for what was on the market. After his open house was over, he dropped everything and showed us a few houses. He offered advice on location and knowledge of the current market. We were so impressed that he would take the time to do this on a Sunday! After we got to know Ryan, this is the "norm" for him. He goes out of his way to make sure that he can be of service whether you are buying, selling, or even renting a home (which we needed to do prior to relocating). Ultimately, we ended up purchasing a home that was new construction and he helped us every step of the way. Ryan was not only our realtor, but at the end of journey became our friend. I would highly recommend him to anyone that is in need of finding the perfect home!  Andrea & Bryan Whitt | Home Buyers

We had a really great experience working with Ryan and Gale Gehling. They were patient and responded to our questions quickly. They helped us negotiate and we felt confident in their skills and advice. I also love that the are active members of our community. Keep up the great work!  Shelly & Andy Loonan | Home Buyers

Iwas put in touch with Ryan through Hunziker Property Management since my husband and I had rented the last three years, and we had the opportunity to have our lease "bought out" if we purchased through Hunziker Realty. I was so happy working with Ryan, especially since we kept finding properties I liked but they kept being sold before I had a chance to bid. Ryan kept me upbeat, this was just where the market was during the spring/summer of 2013. When my husband pointed out a house online (he was currently deployed during this whole buying process) on a Friday afternoon, I immediately got a hold of Ryan. He was able to set up a showing that Monday morning ( it would have been earlier but I was out of town that weekend). I loved the house, and knew it was perfect. Ryan submitted the bid and with very little counter-bidding, the offer was accepted three days later. Ryan was thorough in letting me know all the steps I had to take from then on, even traveling to my work during the day so I could sign some papers! I could not have asked for a better realtor in helping me with the buying process!  Kathryn Risely | Home Buyer

I've known Gale for many years. She's very personable and positive, and easy to work with. Gale is knowledgeable about the community and stays in close touch with new developments in the real estate market. In her personal life she loves to get involved in causes that add value to our community in general and specifically to people's lives. For the past two years, she has been the major organizing force behind the Community Pass Along Party at Food at First. This past year her efforts resulted in the donations of two full moving vans of gently used toys, books, and household items. Families were invited to come and shop for holiday gifts for their familys at no charge. I was blown away at the enormity of the donations. Based on what I know of Gale, I am certain that she is a strong supporter of her clients and will go the distance to help them find their perfect home. You can't find a better person to have at your side!  Jerri Baumeister

Gale and Ryan did a great job for us in finding the home we purchased in Ames and, three years later, selling it at our asking price. We couldn't ask for more.  Geoff Schumacher | Home Seller

Ryan was recommended to me by a friend, and I am grateful that he was. Even though I was moving back to Iowa from 3 states away, Ryan was willing to work with my hastened moving schedule and short house hunting trips. He is very responsive, knowledgeable, and acts in the best interests of his clients.  Karen Carnine | Home Buyer

Both Ryan and Gale are so great to work with. They're very friendly and responsive every time you talk to them. If great service is what you're looking for,look no futher!!  RJR | Home Buyer

We highly recommend Gale and Ryan Gehling!!!  aam502 | Home Buyer

Ryan helped us sell a house that our family had owned for decades. His honesty, candor, and expertise were greatly appreciated. He allowed us to make decisions on our own after giving us the facts regarding sales of surrounding properties. Ryan's knoweldge and professionalism are outstanding. We will gladly give our highest recommendation for Ryan's services to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.  Sandra Moeller | Home Seller

If you want honesty, integrity, professionalism, high work ethic and realtors that are very successful in making buyers and sellers happy they enlisted their services then Gale and Ryan are the for you!  Padams | Home Buyer

I have worked extensively with Ryan Gehling on purchasing two properties. (One fell through due to the other party. ) Ryan was excellent to work with in both cases. He is super responsive, knowledgably, extremely patient, and most of all, is not at all pushy. He realizes that people may need a while to make up their minds or are in varying levels of urgency in buying or selling a house and he accomodates that with a very friendly demeanor. I had considered working directly with a seller who was doing a For Sale By Owner but decided to have Ryan handle the closing for me. It was a great decision because he saved me from a potentially expensive mistake on an easement issue that I wouldn't have known to even investigate. I would 100% recommend him if you're considering buying or selling property in the Ames / Central Iowa Region.  John Moore | Home Buyer

Very professional. Works with both buyer and seller to come to a final decision about the house. We have worked with other agents who don't seem to compromise, seem only interested in making the most commission possible and don't seem to care about the buyer. Gale was friendly right from the start, answered honestly and with enthusiasm and worked hard to get the sale done (with both the seller and buyer happy). We liked Gale because she is "real" and doesn't act like a phony. Others we have delt with in the past seemed disinterested and almost annoyed with our questions/concerns (that is why we hadn't bought anything in 3 years)! We went to Gale's open house, she was nice and friendly, we fell in love with the house, made an offer that night and bought it! A big part of that had to do with Gale! Great job! We would recommend Gale to others.  Sarah & Sam Kaspar | Home Buyers

Ryan and Gale were exceptional in helping us sell our home. They had some great advice that helped sell the house quickly. They were always available for questions and constantly kept in contact with us during the time we were trying to sell our home. They also helped us find our home. We looked at several homes and they were so helpful and listened to what we were really looking for. We decided to build and they continued to stop in and make sure everything was going as planned. We felt if we had any questions about the home buying/selling process, they would take the time to answer all our questions until we felt comfortable. We were so impressed with Ryan and Gale that I had my mom use them to find a home for her. She had never been through the house buying process and Gale and Ryan were so kind and made the process so easy for her. If we ever move again, they will definitely be our first call!  Amy & Eric Abrams | Home Sellers & Buyers

At the first meeting to interview and discuss our home with Ryan and Gale they came organized and prepared with the necessary information we needed to make our decision. While our home was on the market, the Gehlings kept us informed about all aspects of the housing market as well as our showings and open houses. They did a wonderful job communicating our questions and concerns with other agents and their clients. This is a dedicated, hardworking team we would definitely use again and highly recommend.   Randy and Jean Strong | Home Sellers & Buyers

First time home buyer. Helped me look at a variety of homes to understand what my needs were. Gale did not get discuraged when I stopped looking at houses for a while. Was right there ready to go when I got back into house hunting mode. Helped me find the perfect house for me. Walked me through the home buying process and always made sure I knew the next step of the process.  mcjim256 | Home Buyer

We had a wonderful buying experience with Gale. Moving into town with young children at the time, Gale was able to educate us about school boundaries which helped us make our final buying decision. During our house-hunting process we often had very limited times to view houses and Gale was always able to accommodate our requests. We ended up buying new construction and Gale was very helpful long after we closed on our home. One thing I really appreciate about Gale is her responsiveness--she is ALWAYS quick to answer questions/phone calls/e-mails/texts. Ryan and Gale work wonderfully together as a team professionally, and they are also a wonderful family who is active in the community. Great people to work with, I would quickly recommend them to anyone looking for a realtor!  kmm03050 | Home Buyer

We had a great experience with Ryan and Gale. They were honest with us regarding the value of our home compared to the rest of the market. It was obvious they both had a great knowledge base for the other homes on the market and how ours compared and fit into the right price range to sell. They were very quick to respond to our questions through both email and the phone. We didn't at any time, feel lost or confused about what was going on or what we needed to do. They were also willing to work with our schedules and accommodate our needs. We would highly recommend both Ryan and Gale to anyone looking to buy or sell a house!  Dave and Donna Matulac | Home Sellers & Buyers

Ryan is a great guy. He is willing to work with your schedules and his to make things work. He constantly communicates with you on new listings and during the negotiation process. He is an honest person and will always keep it real. He make you feel like one of his friends from the start. He will be our Realtor when we sell our home next time, hands down!  Dave and Teresa Nissen | Home Sellers & Buyers

They are amazing!!  Iris | Home Seller

Very polished and professional, great marketing presentation and use of technology to streamline paperwork. Gale and Ryan are very friendly, and willing to get the job done. I appreciated all of the feedback they passed along making the selling process quick and almost painless. Big thanks to both of them.  allicat0301 | Home Seller

Ryan is very meticulous and very prompt. Ryan took care of all the details and is very professional.  Vi & Tim Hall | Home Sellers & Buyers

Gale and Ryan have helped us sell two homes both of which sold in under a week. We have also worked with them in a search for rental properties and they are always willing to show us properties and even keep us posted as rentals come up that might be of interest. I have referred them to countless others who have successfully sold their homes and enjoyed working w Gale and Ryan. They know the market well and know the business or real estate. They are pleasant to work with and will work hard to help you sell your home or find one. They are forthright in and honest with communications and respond quickly to questions and concerns. I HIGHLY recommend both Gale and Ryan. You will NOT be disappointed.  Jen & Ben Zeigler | Home Sellers

Ryan has been working with us for several years to try and find an acreage for our family. I can't even tell you how many places Ryan took us through and was always very helpful and fun to work with. When we saw a house in Gilbert come on the market we thought we should at least take a look. Ryan and Gale got us in 2 days after it was listed, we fell in love with it and Gale helped us to write an offer later that night. She made it all so easy. Especially getting our house listed and sold. Gale came through and told us what she would do to stage the house for a quick sale. Her and Ryan came through about a week later and took some AMAZING pictures that generated a ton of interest. I know the only reason we got our house sold in 3 days was because of their assistance in staging and the pictures and marketing information they put together. They are a great team and I know when it comes time for us to make another move, they will be our first call.  ahermie | Home Seller & Buyer

Gale was fantastic to work with when selling our house. She encouraged us to get our townhome on the market at the perfect time and got it sold quickly. She has also helped us look for a new home. When the time is right we will definitely use Gale and Ryan to buy a new home and sell ours! Highly recommend them!  Tara Crain | Home Seller & Buyer

Total professionals. Great communicators, always looking out for the best interest of the client. Steve Hermann | Home Seller

I highly recommend Gale and Ryan. They had practical suggestions for getting our house into "sale" shape, and by following those suggestions our house sold in 1 day. We also bought our new home through Gale and Ryan, and feel they represented us well in both situations. They are responsive, thoughtful, and wonderful to work with. I highly recommend them!  Shawnna Murphy | Home Seller

Choosing Ryan for our Realtor was the best decision we made! We were moving to Ames from out of state and wanted to find a house quickly. Ryan listened carefully to our desires and the next day showed us houses that met our criteria. He was so accommodating and always available to answer our questions. Ryan handled the paperwork efficiently and buying a new house in Ames was smooth sailing with his help. We highly recommend Ryan.  Denny and Marcy Chaussee | Home Buyers

Ryan was great in all facets of buying our townhome. He worked tirelessly to help us find a suitable property which was not easy given our particular circumstances. I would recommend Ryan to anyone looking to purchase a property in Ames. He is knowledgeable, honest and dedicated to his clients."  Rob West | Home Buyer

Ryan is a very reliable person who understands perfectly what the client needs. He offers an excellent service...he's always on time, answering questions, giving advice and he does everything with a smile, he is very helpful. We have been in the USA for only one year, and our experience buying a home was easy thanks to him.  Abdias Fonseca | Home Buyer

I strongly recommend Ryan Gehling because, 1.) He enjoys his work 2.) He is very professional, takes care of every single detail 3.) He gives good tips, not with the objective to sell but with the objective to provide the best service to his customers, and 4.) He is honest, he tells you the good things and the bad things about a home.  Ruben Santillian | Home Buyer

Ryan made finding the right house a truly enjoyable experience for us. He was always there whenever we needed him. It seemed as if we were his only concern. He was always enthusiastic and honest in all of his dealings with us. I cannot imagine buying a house without Ryan as our agent.  Tom and Lynn Kieger | Home Buyers

Gale and Ryan far exceeded our expectations! They were so helpful in helping us prepare our home to sell. They always returned our many phone calls and emails. Both Chris and I were appreciative of their hard work in holding open houses on the weekends and their drive to show our house. They were great in following up with other Realtors after their showings and then giving us that feedback. Gale and Ryan were very helpful in helping us with our offer and counter offer. Also, both Ryan and Gale were helpful in the purchasing of our new home. They were great "middle men" in communicating with our builder and helping us get what we want. Chris and I can't say enough about Gale and Ryan! We have referred many people to them and will continue to do so. You can tell they truly care about their clients and want what is best for them, either selling or buying a home.  Chris and Jennifer Masini | Home Sellers & Buyers

We recommend Ryan Gehling to others because he has integrity and works especially hard to find the home that has the size, features and floor plan that buyer desires at a workable price. He brings value to a buyer by searching for additional information that helps the buyers know that a particular home will suite your living style after you move in. He provides this additional information without one having to ask. He was always available and gave us whatever time we needed to go thru homes. We would also list our home with Ryan (& Gale) as we know he would do the same for other buyers and thus make our home easier and quicker to have the sold sign go up.   William and Lyn Watson | Home Buyers

They worked very hard to sell my condo! Ryan was in contact with the condo's association frequently asking them questions from prospective buyers. They were always quick to respond to phone calls and emails that I sent. They took care of the little things that I didn't even think about and worked well with me while I was traveling.  Aaron and Katie Birkland | Home Sellers

We were very thankful for Ryan's excellent service. He spent much time to find the house which met our expectations. He is very flexible for time and was available when we wanted him. We definitely recommend Ryan Gehling to others.  Wondi and Eva Diress | Home Buyers

Gale was really helpful. She did a lot of calling to help me get my insurance, etc. figured out. If I ever buy another home, I'd contact Gale.  Lori Merrit | Home Buyer

Gale Gehling was the agent in the purchase of our home. She went above and beyond what was required of her. Her treatment of us, as buyers, was professional, but also helpful and caring. We would recommend Gale to anyone to help with their real estate needs.  Adrian and Carol Lucas | Home Buyers

Gale is a very professional Realtor. She did not ever try to pressure me into buying something. She was always available to answer questions. Gale's attitude is always positive and upbeat. She is a very easy person to work with and made the buying of a new home easy and fun. I very much enjoyed working with Gale.  Jean Baumgarten | Home Buyer

We highly recommend Ryan Gehling as a great Realtor® and friend. In a matter of months he helped us to find a home within our price range and driving distance to work. He always called us the minute a house came on the market with a quick chance to take a look before we put in a bid on our property. Follow up was good with the purchase of the property, with our banker as well as the pre approval process. He awarded us with a great Lowe's coupon which also helped with the upgrade of our garage. We appreciate that kind of gesture! Thank you Ryan!  Charley and Kathy Cole | Home Buyers

Ryan was awesome! He always made himself available on our schedule and emailed any new properties that fit our criteria. He advised us during negotiations and put together our transaction while we were traveling. Ryan's patience and extensive knowledge of the Ames Real Estate market make him one of Ames' best Realtors-plus he is fun to be with!  David and Jeanette Dieterich | Home Buyers

Ryan was very honest with my fiancée and I. He was 100% about finding the best house. He was great communicating with us by phone and email. This was my first home purchase and Ryan made it so stress free and enjoyable. When the time comes that I need to sell this house and buy another, Ryan Gehling will be who I call. Ryan was also very helpful in getting us hooked up with a great lender. I just feel Ryan gives 100% and I have not seen such openness and honesty from other Realtors.  Mark Adams | Home Buyer

Gale is a very caring person who went above and beyond what I expected as a first time home buyer. Gale was very knowledgeable and a great asset as she showed us houses. Once we found our perfect home, Gale was able to close the deal and walk me through the process. As a first time home buyer, the thought of making such a large purchase was intimidating, but Gale kept me at ease throughout and after the sale was made.  Jake Vulgamott | Home Buyer  

I met Ryan a couple years ago when he sold my home in Ames. I moved back to Ames recently thanks to Ryan. I called and asked if he remembered me and he said of course. He immediately lined up properties for me to view. He is genuinely interested in my needs and always had answers to my questions. His friendly, professionalism and eagerness was impressive. We found exactly what I wanted in a short span of time. The best part is that he really worked with the seller to get the best possible deal for me! If I sell or buy anything in the future I wouldn't want anyone else. Thank you again, Ryan.  Barb Magnuson | Home Buyer