Client Reviews

Honestly Managed Our Expectations

We met Nathan Lyman in an open house, at the beginning of our search. We were relocating to Des Moines and needed someone to help us understand the housing market, the various neighborhoods, and the geography. Nathan possesses all the qualities we were looking for an agent. He is knowledgeable not  only about the housing market but also about the construction quality of finishes, the various builders, the school district, etc. He also honestly managed our expectations and took the time to educate us. Nathan also answered our questions and concerns promptly, was very flexible to set up appointments for visiting houses in the evenings and weekends. He arrived prepared at every house we toured and offered pertinent insights. We highly recommend his services! —Valerie

Trust, Honesty & Integrity

Andrew DePhilips is the Team lead of my realtor Nathan Lyman. This Review reflects the work provided from Mr. Lyman. Their were three key standouts that made Lyman the person who i wanted to work with and would recommend to my colleges and friends. 1. Trust, and honesty, and  integrity are all key aspects i look for when working with anyone in my life to make the best decisions for long term investments. Nathan demonstrated that he was not their to just tell me what i wanted to hear and pointed out a number of things i overlooked that would have been very costly. 2, When working with a lot of people who are into commission based sales they tend to allow greed to overtake their true job of pleasing the customer. Nathan understood what My max was and what I was conferrable with and respected their was a clear difference between the two. 3. Timing was not a problem, he met me on my own terms and was open all of my questions and concerns. Buying a house for the first time it leaves you open to new experiences and blind spots. Nathan helped guide me on what things would look like in a realistic manner. 4. I could tell as I worked with Nathan he respected the work his fellow relators did with other company’s. Showing up to a location where other people would be showing the same location he would provide them the same up most respect he provided me and to me that means a lot. 5. Nathan pushed for me to have many changes done to a house under the seller prior to close. This save me a large amount of effort and time. On top of this he also had good contacts for an inspector and a engineer are very good at what they do. —Robert, Des Moines

You’ve Found the Right Realtor

To simply say thank you is not nearly enough for all you’ve done for Ken and I. So I think I would like to speak to anyone reading your client reviews who might be trying to choose a realtor and know they can stop right here and know they have found the right realtor:

Since we first met Andrew he has helped us sell 4 houses and buy 3.  He has always been professional and well prepared. He tells you like it is, what it’s going to take to sell your house, but he also thinks outside the box to make it happen. He is also one of the finest people we have ever met and we recommend him highly!

Most sincerely,

Ken and Faye Renfrow

Quick to Respond

Megan was our realtor when we sold our first home and purchased our new home. She was always very quick to respond to our many questions and requests any day of the week. We were so happy we had such a great, caring, and personable realtor and would highly recommend her to any friends or family. We  couldn’t be happier —Betsy M. , West Des Moines

Very Smooth Process

Andrew helped us sell our house in under 10 days! We couldn’t be happier with the great job Andrew and his team did and would recommend him to anyone. The entire process was very smooth and they did all the leg work, all we had to do was sign the paperwork! Thanks Andrew!!

Rich and Amber

Extremely knowledgeable

Andrew is extremely knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to buying and selling homes. Our home sold at a price we were happy with after being listed for less than two weeks. Andrew and his team were extremely on top of providing feedback during the time our house was on the market.

Justin & Lindsay

Phenomenal Experience

We had a phenomenal experience with Chrissi Ripperger and her team at Des Moines Home Source. Chrissi showed us a number of houses we selected on short notice and helped identify other options for us that same day. Additionally, she was very honest when we viewed a home that was not built to quality. We were most impressed with Chrissi’s knowledge and responsiveness during the process from beginning to end. Even weeks after closing on our home, she answers questions for us within minutes. She is the utmost professional.


Exceeded Our Expectations

Chrissi and Andrew’s knowledge and professionalism allowed us to trust them immensely with the sale of our home. They exceeded our expectations, and we wholeheartedly would recommend them to anyone looking to sell their home! ~ Chris & Angie

Very Professional

I had a great experience working with Chrissi. She did a great job representing me as a buyer. She was very professional and working day and night to get things done quickly. She made my buying home process easy and smooth. Thank you for your hard work!

Got Things Done Quickly

Andrew was understanding on all concerns we had, had invaluable knowledge and was always available to answer any questions or concerns. He was considerate of our time and got things done as quickly as possible. We have used Andrew’s services twice in buying and selling two homes over 3 years. I highly recommend using Andrew and his team!

-Sarah R.

Kept us Updated & Informed

Chrissi is very easy to work with and had great suggestions for presenting our home. She kept us updated and informed throughout the process of listing and selling our home.

-Chris M.

Agent that Will Act in the Best Interest of Client

Thank you Chrissi for all your help in the purchase of our new home. We appreciate all the time you spent with to find the property. I highly recommend Chrissi Ripperger as an agent that will act in the best interest of the client.

-Kathy & Chris

Always Ahead of the Game

Chrissi was awesome to work with. She was very prompt with any questions we had and was always ahead of the game with paperwork, emails, dealing with the other agent etc. She was upfront and honest with us during the entire process. We will definitely use Ded Moines Home Source again in the future.

-Shelly B.

Outstanding Service

Outstanding service from the day we listed until closing. Very responsive, excellent negotiations, and an overall great experience. I would highly recommend to anyone selling their home!

-Rich H.

Best Agent In Des Moines

Best agent in Des Moines! Andrew sold our Townhome in 1 week for a higher price than other agents told us it was worth. I’d recommend Andrew for anyone looking to purchase or sell a home in Des Moines.

-Tom D.

Very Responsive

We worked with Andrew for the sale of our home and the purchase of a new home. It was a very positive experience before, during and after the closings. Through appropriate pricing, great marketing and his strong relationships with other real estate agents, he did a thorough job to get our home sold quickly. Andrew is very responsive – he always kept us in the loop on where things stood and responded very quickly to any inquiry we had. Andrew is very knowledgeable on the real estate market and is a great resource on several fronts when buying or selling your home. I would highly recommend Andrew and his office!

-Jaime M.

Extremely Knowledgeable in Real Estate

“I worked with Chrissi Ripperger and could not be more pleased with my choice. She was so friendly and helpful and always returned my calls and answered all my questions. She is extremely knowledgeable in real estate. I would recommend her to everyone!”

-Sallie S.

Very Good Communication

“Andrew was very good at communicating and knowledgeable about all things involved in my home purchase. He always kept in close contact and explained the process well. I would definitely recommend him to everyone and will continue to use him as my realtor in the future.”

-Conor D. , Urbandale

Takes Care of All the Details

“We originally listed our home for sale by owner but after a few months of activity but not offers, we turned to the professionals to get the house sold. Living in Sherman Hill, we knew it would take a specific buyer as not everyone loves the charm and character, and upkeep, of a 115 year house. Chrissi, Andrew and the DSM Home Source team provided prompt feedback from showings and were always on top of getting information to us – and having all of our paperwork electronically saved us a ton of time. In the end, we accepted a great offer and had a quick closing – the team taking care of all the details. I’d highly recommend Andrew, Chrissi and the DSM Home Source for all your real estate needs. In fact, we plan to use them again to sell another property!”

-Traci E., Des Moines

Knowledgable of Pricing in Our Area

“Andrew and team did an awesome job selling our home and helping us purchase a new one. Andrew was very knowledgeable of the housing market and pricing for our area. Our process from listing to close was very smooth, Andrew was very responsive to any questions or concerns we had. I would highly recommend Andrew and team!”

Consistently Delivers Results

Andrew is very knowledgeable in the real estate market, and consistently delivers results when it comes to our home investments. Would recommend his team to anyone looking to buy or sell in the central Iowa market. You will not be disappointed! —-Dale H.

Very Helpful

“Chrissi was very helpful in finding us a home. She responded quickly and gave us great and honest feedback. She toured homes with us and everything went very smoothly” —Jessica B., Urbandale

Great to Work With

Andrew and his team were great to work with. They kept us informed and up to date on all showings. We would highly recommend Andrew and his team to anyone looking to sell or buy a home. —Jalene F.

Your loyalty and commitment to what you do shows!

Chrissi did a wonderful job working with me. From the very beginning Chrissi knew the type of home I was looking for and worked extensively to help me find my “Home Sweet Home.” Any questions I had along the way she was quick to respond and left no questions unanswered. It was a very smooth  process. I would recommend to anyone looking for a home to buy or sell to work with Chrissi! Your loyalty and commitment to what you do shows! Thank you again for all your help!  —Laura L., Ankeny, IA

Very Professional & Helpful

Very professional and helpful. I moved here from a different city. Andrew gave me his undivided attention showing me several condos and my home until I found just the right one to fit my needs. I loved his upbeat personality and smile. Very prompt on taking care of my requests and questions. —Carol B., Waukee IA

Responsive and Patient

“I’m a naturally skeptical person, especially about the real estate market. I was won over pretty quickly with Chrissi’s attention to detail, drive, patience, and for all of the reasons noted above (see the many stars). Mostly though, I got the strong sense that she was working to get our family something we’d be happy with and a good investment in case we needed to sell it down the road. She was quite responsive and patient with talking us through the reams of paperwork, requests to view homes, and patience in our constant mind changing. In short we’re quite pleased with our experience with Chrissi and plan on recommending her to all of our friends and colleagues. This is a realtor that will work her tail off for you and has your best interests in mind.” —JP Jones, Grimes

Outstanding Job of Negotiating

“Nathan couldn’t have been better. He located my home for me, showed me the house several times, and did an outstanding job of negotiating the details and closing. He responded to what ever questions and concerns I had quickly. He also anticipated questions and concerns I might have, and resolved those as well. Best damn agent I have ever worked with !!!!!!!!!!!” —Tom P, Waukee

Beyond Knowledgeable

Chrissi was amazing to work with! She is beyond knowledgeable in the area we were looking to buy. She was very responsive to our questions and any concerns. She learned our wants, needs, taste, and desired time frame before we started even looking at houses. We decided to purchase a short sale  and Chrissi made what could have been a long tedious process – easy and quick (only taking few weeks!) We recommend Chrissi & her team and will use her for any future needs. —Kristi J., Grimes

My First Choice!

Chrissi was great! I felt like she went above and beyond trying to find homes that met our needs. We found the perfect house in less than a week. Chrissi responded very promptly and made sure all of our questions were answered. She is very professional and clearly has passion for her job. If and  when the time comes to sell this home and purchase another, Chrissi will be my first choice! I highly recommend the DSM Home Source team! —Danielle H., West Des Moines

Fantastic Agent

Chrissi was a fantastic agent, through the entire process! With the current real estate market, you have to have someone dedicated to your needs at all times. Chrissi found the perfect home for us on a Sunday, showing her dedication to the job. She always answered all of our questions in a prompt,  professional manner and made the woes of home buying, non-existent. I highly recommend her team at DSM Home Source. —Jason M., West Des Moines

Listened to What I Was Looking For

Just wanted to send a sincere THANK YOU to Nathan from my family. We are so happy with our new home. It was such a pleasure to work with someone who listened to what I was looking for and nailed it on the first showing. Nathan was engaged all thru my process, including “just checking in” emails,  even after closing. I thought he was going above and beyond but it’s just his own set of high standards! —Stephanie V, Waukee

Professional, Personable and Detail Oriented

We first met Andrew in 2013 at one of his open houses. Once chatting with him for a few minutes I instantly recognized how knowledgeable he was about the local real estate market. He was very detailed, did not pressure us and he even provided us locations of other homes that he thought may fit our  needs (not his listings). After having our home on the market for over six months we decided to switch realtors and contact Andrew. !! He sold our house in less than a week – for almost full asking price!! Andrew has a very large network of realtors and investors which I feel allows him to quickly market and sell homes. Fast forward almost 5 years later we have sold and purchased another personal home with Andrew including 2 investment properties which all sold in less than 3 days on the market. Andrew is extremely professional, personable, and detailed oriented. I have referred several of my friends and family to Andrew and he has successfully helped them buy and sell their homes. His sales results speak for themselves. If you are looking for a great real estate agent (and team) Andrew DePhillips is the man for you. You will not be disappointed with the DSM Home Source RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts Team!!! —Tony, West Des Moines, IA

Phenomenal Job Selling our Home

“Andrew and his team did a phenomenal job selling our home. I could not have asked for a better experience. I was blown away with his responsiveness, attention to detail, and ultimately getting a deal done that we were very happy with. If you are looking for the best of the best, Andrew is your man!” —Kolby J., West Des Moines

Excellent Experience

“We had an excellent experience working with Andrew and his team. I would describe them as efficient, responsive and very professional. We sold our home due to an relocation, which resulted in listing our home during a slower time of the year. Regardless, Andrew did a great job of marketing and selling our home within our target timeframe and price range. I would definitely recommend Andrew and would work with him in the future.” —James P, Clive

Very Dedicated & Flexible with our Schedules

“We really enjoyed working with Nathan Lyman while searching for our first home. He was very dedicated to us, flexible with our schedules, and truly cared about what we were looking for in finding a house. We would definitely use him in the future!” —Tiimothy K, Ankeny

Excellent Job Marketing Our Home

Andrew did an excellent job in the marketing and sale of our home. He was very detailed and professional, and went above and beyond in helping us source the appropriate people to get our house ready to put on the market. Our home was unique and not an “easy sale,” but throughout the process, we were never forgotten–Andrew was constantly doing things to keep our listing fresh and to get people there to see it. And, most importantly, he sold our home for more than any other realtor recommended even listing it for. He did an excellent job of communicating with our buyers when issues came up during inspection, and the closing process was smooth and organized. —amylizwilson

Great Experience!

Working with Andrew DePhillips and Chrissi Ripperger was a great experience! Our home was definitely a bit out of the ordinary for a sale (it was partially remodeled but not finished yet). But they were able to get the right people thru the door. They worked with us to answer any questions along  the way and were always super prompt with their responses. The process of selling our home was stressful, but I’m so glad we had Andrew and Chrissi to help us thru it! I would recommend them to anyone. —Jaime K.

Extremely In Tune with the Local Market

Andrew is extremely in tune with the local markets he represents and was able to find several viable options for our next home. When we were ready to make our decision, he walked us through the process of making a solid offer that ultimately got us our dream home. Part of a strong offer included no contingencies which was a risk we had to get right with. Andrew reassured us we had nothing to worry about and that our current home would sell fast. Sure enough he sold it in 7 days. I strongly recommend Andrew to anyone looking to sell their current or buy their next home. His knowledge of the market, connections in the community, and marketing techniques get the job done, fast!

Strong Market Knowledge

We had an outstanding experience working with Andrew. As out of state buyers, we relied heavily on his strong market knowledge. He is extremely professional and went above and beyond to make the entire process easy for us. We highly recommend Andrew for anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

Truly a Joy to Work With

Andrew was incredibly knowledgable and sold our home in hours! He provided a network of services including garbage removal, staging, and photography. He was understanding of our family lifestyle and walked us through the entire sales process. Most importantly, he gave us honest feedback on our house and didn’t try to win us over with a high sale price just to get the listing. Truly a joy to work with!

-Alex & Barbara M.

One of the best realtors we have worked with

Andrew helped us in both the selling of our previous home and purchasing of a new one. He was great to work with! He was always helpful and mindful of our needs and wants in a home as well as worked with “our” time schedules. We have bought and sold several homes in the past years due to career changes and moving and Andrew was one of the best realtors we have worked with. He is professional, personable and assisted us with the whole process from beginning to close. We would definitely use him again if or when we had the need. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for a realtor. —Anonymous

I highly recommend Andrew, whether buying or selling

Andrew is outstanding . His knowledge, professionalism , and response time is awesome! We spent a year looking for a home. We lived six hours away , which made the process difficult , until we found Andrew. He made the process easy. He is honest , personable , and very patient. I highly recommend Andrew, whether buying or selling. By far the best we have ever worked with. —Anonymous

Highly recommended Des Moines Realtor

We moved from out of state and Andrew was extremely responsive in meeting our needs. He understood our wish list very well and was instrumental in making sure we knew all the little aspects of an area that would have otherwise taken a long time to figure out the hard way. He had a great relationship with all the vendors in the process and paved the way at every turn. I would highly recommend Andrew and his expertise and am extremely grateful for his help. We will definitely be enlisting his help when it comes time to sell/buy again. andrewmolosky

The best person to sell my home

Andrew De Phillips was the best person I could have to chosen to sell my home. He was so thorough and professional in every way. He handled every thing that had to be done in the sale of my property. This included taking pictures both inside and out, the listing, giving me plenty of notice before a showing, bringing abstract up to date and everything else that was included in the final closing. He also SOLD my home in 4 days, which was pretty amazing since it was the last of November!!!!!!

Good job —well done!!!!! mklamb1943

Quick, Attention to Detail

Andrew listed and sold our home in a very short amount of time. His attention to detail in marketing our home was excellent plus. We definitely would call him for any of our future real estate needs. loiskearney

Knowledgeable about Des Moines Real Estate

Andrew’s knowledge and professionalism in the market is what separates him from all the rest. We have recommended him to anyone who has mentioned they were looking to buy or sell a home. pranallo

Going Above & Beyond

Hiring Andrew felt like hiring a team with years of experience. He had a stager come to our house (at no charge to us) to give us advice regarding the sale of our existing home. He had a photographer come (at no charge to us) and take incredibly amazing photos of our home. There was never a time I called him and he didn’t answer or respond in an extremely timely manner to my questions. He showed us new homes on many occasions, from February through June, and understood what we wanted and was patient with us finding the perfect house. He never made us feel like we should settle on a home that was not perfect for our family! —Anonymous

Helpful Realtor in Ankeny

He was awesome at helping me find a house. I had to move to Ankeny fast since I took a new job down here. He had tons of house ready for me to look at. I will go with him next time I buy and sell calli landenberger

One of the Best Realtors in Des Moines

Andrew helped us sell our house in a very short time. His expertise and knowledge allowed us to trust his advice and reccomendations on purchasing our new house. He went WAY above and beyond to make sure that the sale and purchase went smoothly and to our advatange. We would recommend him to anyone and have done so many times. He is one of the best Realtors in the Des Moines area! —Anonymous

Helped us Purchase our First Home

Andrew was awesome in assisting us in purchasing our first home. Not only did he make the entire process COMPLETELY stress free, but we had zero surprises, and got a great deal on a great home. Andrew was extremely easy to work with and really kept us relaxed but informed throughout the process. Thanks to Andrew we got a great home at an amazing price with preciously everything we were looking for. We have recommended him to several people and will not stop! nickandbrandi

Highly Recommended to Buy or Sell a Home

Andrew was very responsive to our requests and emails. He displayed creativity, resourcefulness and a professional demeanor when working with us. I would highly recommend Andrew if you are looking at buying or selling real estate —Anonymous

True Professional in Des Moines Real Estate

Andrew is a true professional in every sense of the word. My husband and I were very impressed with how easy it was to list our house with him. Andrew was personally involved in every step of the process, including the appointment with his home stager, his professional photographer and inspection. His involvement made putting our house on the market an effortless process. Even in this “down market,” Andrew sold our house in 60 days! We are very appreciative of his hard work and dedication. I highly recommend Andrew to anyone looking to sell their house. He is simply the best. kprenger

Goes Above & Beyond for His Des Moines Clients

Andrew is a fantastic guy to work with! Truly strives for excellence and goes above and beyond for his clients. We highly recommend him to our family and friends and will continue to recommend him to others. Andrew had our home sold in only 28 days, which is phenomenal in today’s economy. God sure has blessed him with a gift! Thanks Andrew! Cafees

Honest, No Nonsense Approach to Real Estate

Andrew co-listed my house after an attempt to sell my house with a realtor at a different agency failed to bring in any offers after 6 + months on the market. Andrew took an honest, no-nonsense to approach to pricing and marketing my home and after our initial meeting, I was confident that listing with him was the right decision. My confidence in Andrew stems from the fact that he knows the market well; he knows what is out there for competitiion and he knows what buyers expect and helps to ensure that your home is meeting those expectations. I really knew that Andrew cared about getting my home sold; he immediately responded to phone-calls and e-mails before, during and AFTER the house was sold. —Anonymous

Strong Knowledge of the Des Moines Market

I truly enjoyed working with Andrew; he is not only a great realtor, but an overall great person. With Andrew’s strong work ethic and knowledge of the market you can feel confident that he will get your home sold! Nate1431

Sold Our Home Fast

Andrew sold our home in just over one month, after it was previously listed with a discount broker for over 3 months and generated only 2 showings. He has a proven strategy of moving homes quickly for a reasonable price, which includes staging the home, hiring a professional photographer, and developing top notch marketing materials as part of his normal commission structure (i.e., at no extra cost to the seller). Andrew also leverages social media and other technologies to reach the largest pool of potential buyers possible. Andrew also impressed us with his ability to “manage” the details required to put together documentation needed for closing, and to maintain consistent contact with the buyer’s agent to ensure that the deal held together during this often stressful process. Andrew earned every penny of his commission, and I cannot recommend him highly enough to those wanting to sell their home in today’s challenging real estate market. —Anonymous

Amazing Realtor Experience

We had an amazing experience working with Andrew. This was our first home purchase/search, which we were doing all while also trying to plan a wedding, Andrew made the process extremely easy. He had all the answers we needed and if he didn’t, he was very fast at finding them for us. Response time was very impressive, everytime we had questions we simply made a phone call or email and we had instant answers. As soon as we started working with him he tried to get to know us and find out what we were looking for, then got us set up with homes to view. He never gave up no matter how many houses we viewed and didn’t like, he still continued to search and spend lots of time with us taking us to more homes. Then when we finally found what we were looking for he was great in helping us negotiate and make sure everything worked in our favor and nothing got overlooked. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience on our first home search from day one all the way through the negotiations and closing! —Anonymous