Kurt Schade
Office: (515) 224-8888 x8712
Direct: (515) 224-8712
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1401 50TH ST., STE. 105, West Des Moines, IA 50266

"To give real service, one must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity." ~~Douglas Adams This is The Schade Team's #1 Goal.

I'm a husband, father, grandfather, fun-loving, old soul, and a self-proclaimed perfectionist. And, I want to be your "Realtor® for life"! I take great pride in representing the interests of sellers and buyers ranging from first time home buyers to executive home buyers and sellers and everything in between. I am also comfortable representing my clients in buying or selling farms, acreages and commercial property! Being a farm boy from Northwest Iowa, I understand the difference between "feeling at home" and simply "living in a space". I love the education aspect of my job, making sure first time home buyers are well versed about financing and everything about home ownership. I also enjoy the satisfaction of assisting a family relocating to our area and providing them with a thorough understanding of the midwest lifestyle and midwest values. I am very blessed in that I love what I do!

Professional Designations

  • Certified Residential Specialist, CRS
  • Certified New Homes Specialist, CNHS
  • Broker Associate, Broker Associate
  • Certified Home Marketing Specialist, CHMS
  • Previews® Property Specialist


  • Realtor of the Year, Iowa Association of Realtors, 2013
  • President, Iowa Association of REALTORS, 2010-2011
  • President, Des Moines Area Association of REALTORS, 2009-2010
  • Des Moines Association of REALTORS 2005 REALTOR Sales Person of The Year
  • President's Club and Circle of Excellence Member; Member of President's Elite
  • National Association of Realtors® Emeritus Status


  • 40+ years of servicing the needs of my clients - first time buyers to empty nesters
  • Former fee appraiser provides additional insight for every transaction whether you are buying or selling.
  • Serving all areas of Des Moines and central Iowa, residential, acreages, farms, land, etc. re-sale and new construction
  • Certified Relocation Specialist and preferred agent for several Des Moines area corporations
  • I have completed all of my CCIM - Certified Commercial Investment Member - classes

Specialty Markets

  • All the services you should expect of a full service agent, utilizing a unique marketing plan to sell my listings
  • My company is a principal broker for Cartus Relocation Corporation, the largest relocation and referral network in the nation.
  • I am an active member of Greater Des Moines Homebuilders Association, Iowa Association of Realtors & National Association of Realtors

General Qualifications

  • As a full time associate and Certified Relocation Specialist, I am supported by an entire team of marketing professionals to support you and your transaction. This team includes a full time Concierge. We can accommodate the many details of your transaction.
  • As a trusted member of the Des Moines area real estate community since 1977, I have continued to enjoy business success through the amazing rollercoaster ride of real estate in the last 3+ decades by experience, knowledge and perserverance.
  • I have continued to be consistent helping many clients buy or sell. When I am working for you, I will provide you feedback after every showing and your home will be on nearly 80 websites as well as the nation’s 2 largest websites for home searches.
  • I have represented an incredibly wide range of clientele in single or multiple transactions to buy or sell with much repeat business. I will take the time to find that special emotional home or that perfect portfolio property.
  • My highly ethical principles revolve around one single emphatic notion - SERVICE. My dedication to single handedly guide my clients through the most complex real estate transactions is legendary.
  • Todays real estate transactions are very complex, expensive and time consuming. It is my goal to make it a smooth transaction. The services I provide and my ability to negotiate have resulted in repeat and referral business.
  • Owner of Accent Construction LLC - a residential home building & home improvement company
  • in 2015, I attended and am a graduate of the World Wide College of Auctioneering