12 Tips for Hiring a Contractor

 If you own your home long enough and you want to keep your home current and up to date sooner or later you are going to need to hire a contractor. Most of us are not handy enough to do remodeling work and to do it right. There are all kinds of contractors, from general contractors that handle large  jobs to a roofing, electrical, or plumbing contractors that specialize in just one type of work. I have heard horror stories about jobs not getting completed, bad workmanship, or worse…… paying upfront and no one shows Continue Reading

  • Even with smart phone technology, important messages get missed, that is if they are not placed in a central area at home. Transform your kitchen into the family social hub, discover tools and equipment needed to create a modern message board. Which design do you like best?

    Shared By: Rick Bratrud, Iowa Realty

    Shared By: Rick Bratrud, Iowa Realty

    Posted By Rick Bratrud, Realtor, Iowa Realty

    October 24, 2014

  • New gadget on my Facebook page, check out the featured listings. These are all of our current listings. You can still search for any home on the market at RicksMyAgent.com

    Helping my clients buy and sell residential &  commercial real estate. Certified Residential Specialist, Broker Associate, 29 years experience!

    Helping my clients buy and sell residential & commercial real estate. Certified Residential Specialist, Broker Associate, 29 years experience!

    Posted By Rick Bratrud, Realtor, Iowa Realty

    October 24, 2014

  • "Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow." -Anthony J. D'Angelo

    "Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow." -Anthony J. D'Angelo

    Posted By Rick Bratrud, Realtor, Iowa Realty

    October 22, 2014

  • Are you seeking a new home? Which of the following is most important to you? a. Close to work b. Close to recreation c. Close to a school d. Close to family members Leave a comment with your answer!

    Are you seeking a new home? Which of the following is most important to you? 

a.	Close to work
b.	Close to recreation
c.	Close to a school
d.	Close to family members

Leave a comment with your answer!

    Posted By Rick Bratrud, Realtor, Iowa Realty

    October 19, 2014

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  • Check out this one of a kind English Tudor Anita & I just listed! Tucked back in the woods on over 2 acres, this unique home is the year round get a way you have been looking for. Enjoy nature out of every room in the home! Call for your private showing today! 33728 Mill Creek Drive, Adel $749,000 See more here: http://www.obeo.com/943267

    Check out this one of a kind English Tudor Anita & I just listed! Tucked back in the woods on over 2 acres, this unique home is the year round get a way you have been looking for. Enjoy nature out of every room in the home! Call for your private showing today!
33728 Mill Creek Drive, Adel $749,000

See more here: http://www.obeo.com/943267

    Posted By Rick Bratrud, Realtor, Iowa Realty

    October 18, 2014

    25 likes 12 comments
    • Lee Griebel says: Beautiful house but why put the dishes right in front of the windows?

      October 19th

      5 people like this.

    • Rick Bratrud, Realtor, Iowa Realty says: Lee that is actually the back of the house where the dishes are. The windows are so big I do not remember seeing them from inside the house. I think they had to get a clear shot through the trees.

      October 19th

    • Rick Bratrud, Realtor, Iowa Realty says: Not sure if we will hold it open but would be happy to show it to you.

      October 18th

    • Kathy Green Sanders says: That's what I thought, too, Bryan Mullen. There was still a lot of construction going on at the time but I do think it's the same house.

      October 20th

      1 person likes this.

    • Bryan Mullen says: Kathy Green Sanders, isn't this the place shay moved in to a long time back?

      October 20th

      1 person likes this.

    • Mindy Bergie says: Interested! Native from WDM.. looking to move back here home. Please email me with more pics and info at minburgess@yahoo.com. Thanks!

      October 19th

      1 person likes this.

    • William Schumacher says: Love it, would love to see it! Open house when?

      October 18th

      1 person likes this.

    • Karen Backstrom-Steward says: Yes it is the same house.

      October 20th

    • Amy Linn McMullen says: Eric Wing buy me this for Christmas

      October 19th

    • Shane Ralph Larkin says: Holly Crow Happy Birthday

      October 19th

    • Merri Lenz says: Beautiful!!

      October 19th

    • Cassandra Haller says: Love it!

      October 18th