From our very first contact with Robin, she was a consummate professional. As we were relocating from Europe, she provided us with a great sense of security that our transaction in Des Moines would proceed smoothly without our presence. She was detailed, punctual, knowledgeable and worked with  great care, honesty and integrity. We felt comfortable and well taken care of through the entire process. We have already recommended her to several friends and colleagues and would work with no one else in the Des Moines area for any of our real estate needs.   

-Kyle McGowan


Robin was fabulous to work with and exceeded our expectations in every way.  We were very impressed with how knowledgeable Robin is and could not have found our 'perfect' home without her assistance.  We very much appreciated how Robin's first and foremost concern was that we were happy with the  process and our decisions.  Without reservation, I would strongly recommend Robin to anyone who is considering selling or buying a home.    

-A. Hubler


Robin brought us incredible peace of mind during a difficult cross-country move that we were completing under a tight deadline.  She has such a great depth of knowledge and expertise, and anticipated questions and concerns before we even knew we had them.  Robin's attention to detail, impeccable  communication, and professional manner in every aspect of our process and transaction were second to none.  She is an absolute pleasure to work with!    



Buying a new home can be very stressful, but Robin made the experience seamless. She has excellent negotiation skills and got us through the contract process quickly with ease.   We opted for new construction and Robin was on top of the entire process from picking selections to construction walk -throughs. If you need an agent who has your best interests in mind, who keeps you constantly updated, and who makes the purchasing experience fun,  then Robin is a great fit!     

-Todd K.


When I needed to sell my lot, Robin was at the top of my list. She kept me updated on every detail from the very beginning. Robin made the entire transaction effortless. At no point did I feel like I was out of the loop with any information. Robin is an amazing negotiator and I couldn’t be more  happy with the experience.    

-Kirk M.


I would like to recommend Robin von Gillern for anyone's real estate needs.  We knew we were going to move to the Des Moines area after my daughter graduated from high school.  We began working with Robin two summers prior to graduation.  Each summer visit, Robin would give an overview and tour of  all of the areas around Des Moines that we might be interested in and also was kind enough to take my entire family on a tour of downtown Des Moines.  After two summers of doing this and viewing the emails of listings Robin would send to us, we were able to narrow down that we wanted to focus on the Ankeny area.  Robin knew all the details about all of the communities around Des Moines including Ankeny.  After my daughter graduated, we began looking at all available re-sales.  Robin was very honest when we asked for her opinion.  We decided to go with new construction.  Robin worked with us throughout the entire building process, meeting with the builder with us and going on site to check on progress.  She had a good rapport with the builders realtor and she was not bashful about relaying information to the realtor and builder for us.  She was a great communicator and attentive to detail.  My family has moved around the US numerous times and I can honestly say that Robin was our best realtor that we worked with.  She supported us during our walk-throughs with the builder and was supportive at closing.  At our closing, I mentioned that we were probably the client that she has worked with over the longest period of time.  We had a wonderful experience using Robin and couldn't be happier in our new home.  I would recommend her as a buyer's agent or seller's agent     

-Julie and Steve Butcher


Can't say enough good things about Robin. She's purely professional, patient, and prompt. Showed us several houses and was friendly and always suggesting ways we could better our position for finding the perfect house.  She's super knowledgeable about all aspects of real estate and is never at a  loss for a good recommendation of a professional in any field related to the housing industry.  I would recommend her in a heartbeat!    

-Kathy and Bryce Millikan


I have known Robin for 25 years and I have sold 2 homes and purchased 1 home with her.  Robin's local knowledge of availability of homes along with her years of experience have created an ideal combination of knowledge that results in superior service throughout the entire process.  Robin has  people that work with her to ensure the best experience possible, above all expectations.  Robin is respectful of time constraints and provides excellent customer service by responding promptly, representing her clients to the best of her ability and with the utmost integrity.  I would trust Robin for any real estate transaction and highly recommend her.      

-Sandy Hovey


I am not sure I can find the words to fully express what a wonderful experience it is to work with Robin von Gillern. I would not hesitate to choose Robin when buying, or selling, a home. She listens attentively to your  concerns, objectives and goals. Her knowledge of the market is remarkable.   I am even more impressed by her ability to help  identify your goals and her diligence in helping you meet them.  In addition, she is always pleasant and attentive. 


I encountered Robin most recently  in the context of selling my home after I relocated for work.  She was recommended  by a family member  because I was not having any success in selling my home with  another realtor.   Before consulting Robin,  my  house was listed with another realtor and sat empty on the market without a single offer for  a year and six months. After consulting Robin, with her diligent and pleasant assistance, my  house was relisted and there were  two competing offers within 24 hours of relisting at full, and slightly above,  asking price.  We closed on the sale last week approximately  30 days after relisting. 


I have heard many positive comments from others about their experiences with Robin both in buying and selling their homes.


I highly recommend choosing Robin von Gillern when you are planning to buy or sell real estate; not only is she very competent, professional  and diligent  I am confident you will have a very pleasant  (and successful) experience working with her.    

-D. Bordewick


Robin was EXTREMELY helpful in finding my first home! She was very attentive to my needs and desires, and knowledgeable about where to find it.  I felt comfortable contacting her at any time of the day with questions to ease my mind, and she made the process very smooth, which made it possible to be  excited about my purchase.  I HIGHLY recommend Robin for any real estate needs!     

-Christina Piscitello


Robin, was a consummate professional.  She was able to take our housing needs and identify homes that met our requirements. She focused on our needs and made us feel like her only client even though she was working multiple families.  She helped us through all the steps of our relocation process and  was there to answer all of our questions.   

-The Rakers Family


Robin helped me with a home purchase a few years ago.  She is creative with suggestions, pays close attention to details, and has a great working knowledge of the area - she has a magic map in her head to tell you where something is in the area.  She is not afraid to get her hands dirty and explore  basements, attics, garages, appliances, home systems and backyards.  She will answer your emails and return your phone calls promptly and can't wait to answer your questions and be helpful to you.  I would (and already have) recommend her to anyone interested in making a home purchase.      

-J. Crawford


We had past experiences with realtors and prepared to set the low bar. Robin exceeded our expectations with her hands on approach and using her experience as a longtime realtor. We did indeed find a beautiful home. The transaction was smooth and without incident.


Since that time our plans changed and once again we called on Robin to assist. Wow! Robin found a cash buyer in a matter of a few weeks completing most of the transaction on the phone and through electronic documents.  Needless to say we were thrilled.


We cannot say enough good things of Robin's care for us as her customer and to find solutions which aligned with our goals.  Very satisfied customer.      

-James and Angela Veatch



Robin has made the home buying process incredibly easy and pretty stress free. She listened to our needs and provided us with many homes to look at that fit our needs. Robin is very knowledgable about the area and schools.


She has provided us with all the resources we needed to get settled  in our new home quickly. We really appreciate her willingness to provide us with her knowledge of the market coupled with her providing us with recommendations and options through out the buying and closing process.    

-Lorri Ulliano


Robin von Gillern is the epitome of the professional, helpful, skillful real estate agent.  She represents your interests.  Tells you the positives and negatives of every transaction.  Responds honestly and helpfully.  Helps you understand the process.  Gives you her opinion, yet does not push it -  lets you make the decision.  She is all business and knows her stuff.  It was a pleasure to work with her!    

-B. Link



Robin was on her "A" game all the time, always made us feel comfortable and when we told her our budget, she never once made us feel like we should be stretching more or looking at the next price bracket.


When it came time for negotiating with the Seller, she was phenomenal and acted with  our interest in mind. She also gave us great recommendations for loan processing and assisted us navigating the many different aspects of purchasing a home (first time home buyer)


We liked working with Robin so much we kept in touch and had her list our home when we moved out of state 6+ years later, but not before recommending many friends to her, and they all had similar experiences.    

-The Bishop Family


Robin has been nothing but amazing to work with.  We started out our search with another realtor and after 6 months of looking or our home, we started to think there was no hope of finding the home we wanted.  We decided to work with a different realtor.  Robin was amazing to work with.  She  listened to all of our wants and found us the perfect home with every item on our wish list, WITHIN our budget.  She is so knowledgeable and professional at what she does.  She is prompt with her responses and we would recommend her to ANY of our friends and family!  Within 1 week, Robin found us the house that we had been searching for the last year with us thinking there was no hope.  Thanks so much Robin, you truly are amazing!         

-Happy Family in Alleman


Robin has been nothing but amazing to work with. We started out our search with another realtor and after 6 months of looking for our home, we started to think there was no hope of finding the home we wanted. We decided to work with a different realtor. Robin was amazing to work with. She listened to all of our wants and found us the perfect home with every item on our wish list, WITHIN our budget. She is so knowledgeable and professional at what she does. She is prompt with her responses and we would recommend her to ANY of our friends and family! Within 1 week, Robin found us the house that we had been searching for just when we thought there was no hope. Thanks so much Robin, you truly are amazing!

~Amy Paulsen; Nationwide Insurance


I had one day to find a house. Robin showed up totally prepared in the worst snow storm. We trudged through 8" of snow and she never lost her cool and always had a smile on her face. She was organized, efficient, personable and a wealth of knowledge. Each time I've gone back to her for real estate market information, she has come through with more than I expected. She listened and was right on the money with each house we looked at. I will use her again when I sell this house. If you want to find the house you will love, call Robin.

~Sue Mersereuau; Chief Compliance Officer at Sammons Financial Network, LLC 


Robin was absolutely wonderful to work with. A total professional with a warm heart and tremendous knowledge of the area!

~Kathy Myers Young