Customer Testamonials

Cal was very helpful in first of all helping us stage our home. He hired a young lady who came to our home and went through it room by room and gave us very good advice. Cal then proceeded to assist us in selecting professionals to help us stage our home and also to make sure our home was up to legal safety code. Cal conducted an appraisal and assisted us in selecting a fair price. The house was sold within three weeks. But his assistance was not finished - he helped us with various inspections such as the radon and termite inspections and helped us remedy potential problems. The final inspection and the closing both went very smoothly. Cal kept us well informed at all stages of the sale and promptly returned our communications to him. Cal is very knowledgeable, professional, well known in the community, likeable and very honest. We would highly recommend Cal to anyone wishing to sell a home and/or purchase a home. Audra and Jim McEnany 

We were very happy that someone recommended Cal to us, and now we are glad that we have the opportunity to recommend Cal to others who are looking for a "great" real estate salesman. Our only comment would be to say - Cal was definitely the best. He went over and above helping us to sell and handle all of the necessary paper work that was involved in completing the sale.  When we need to use a real estate professional - it will definitely be Cal.  -  Gdonbettyg

Cal works hard at his job.  -  jmnissan

After calling several agents to get info, Cal returned my call ASAP. His responsiveness was excellent. His follow thru was terrific and I would highly recommend him. Great work Cal. You have a very happy customer! - Tlillie1201

Cal was very helpful. He listened, he seemed to know what I needed and always returned my calls promptly. - imhawkfan

Excellent customer service. Goes the extra mile with communication. – jtoledo

Cal was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. He can provide contacts for anything you might need after you purchase your home, as well as have such a great report with these contacts that, when you mention his name, they bend over backwards to help you out! He was the best realtor I've worked with, and I've bought several homes now, and have worked with many realtors. Next time, I'll definitely know who to call first. – aacarley

Cal has gone out of his way to show us houses and gave us tips on selling ours, even though we weren't listing through a realtor. He answers quickly and walks through different houses with us. He also emails us new listings that we may like. – klspeidel

Cal really cares about helping his clients find what they are truly looking for not just trying to get a sale. He also always gets back to you very promptly and is quick to get a showing in. – missymerino

Cal helped us purchase our first home in a city that was new to us. He was very familiar with the local market and showed us a variety of homes, including the one we chose and love. He was always very quick to return calls, and if he didn't have the answers to our questions, he knew someone who did. We were new to the area and he provided us with a list of professionals that he knows trusts and recommends including doctors, dentists, construction, handymen, pest control etc., which we have used a lot. We would definitely use Cal again if and when we decide on another move. – tlund

I was able to write an offer the same day I looked at the condo, which ended with me buying the condo at a great price. Can’t ask for much better service than that.  dctrauma 

I was moving to Cedar Rapids from out of state. Cal helped me in my search for a single family home. He took into consideration all the factors that were important to me, such as a quality neighborhood, proximity to work, and price range. I wouldn't have found the home I purchased by simply looking online. Cal and I had a great rapport. I really enjoyed working with him. – lmauser

Cal was very good about selecting a variety of houses to show. Once we worked with him to narrow down the field of what interested us, and eventually found one we really liked, he was helpful in isolating what was (or wasn't) worth getting a second opinion on or pressing the sellers about. When it came time to handle the details, everything went very smoothly. – nkilburg

Cal was a pleasure to work with. He was very responsive and always available for questions. He had an excellent understanding of the local market and he offered many helpful recommendations to help get our home ready to sell. I would strongly recommend working with Cal to anyone. Nickkuennen

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Cal. He found a number of homes that met the criteria I was looking for all in my price range. Any questions or problems that I had, he knew the answer or quickly found out. He had many recommendations of local business and services that are trustworthy and reasonably priced. Cal also helped me sell my home. I trust Cal and knew that everything would be taken care of fairly with my best interest in mind.  Tiffaniem

Cal is very open and honest person helped us to secure first ever property in USA. 
His energy levels and positive outlook really helped us to complete buying a house. Customer comes first to Cal and he accommodates every possible question. He takes time and energy to explain every little detail. Overall, I strongly recommend Cal for any business transaction and is highly trust worthy!  Prakash Somashekar

He was there for me at every step. He was very helpful and knowledgeable about each property we looked at. He gave honest feedback about each condo, so I was very confident in my eventual choice of condos.  Barb L.

Our experience with Cal can only be described as unbelievable. Cal not only took a great deal of time and effort in our interests in the home buying process but also took the same time and effort in finding out exactly what our large family needed and found us our dream home. I would and have referred everyone to Cal and every time someone comes over to our home we talk about Cal and how much he has done for us!  jprimasing

Being first time home buyers, we were a bit nervous about the process. But Cal made it a breeze. Not only is he knowledgeable but he has an amazing eye for detail, spotting things in potential homes that may be a concern. Things that the average person wouldn't even think to look for. Working with Cal was a wonderful experience and equipped us with a great deal of information to make us better homeowners. F. Pineda

He was very helpful and understanding that this was our first home. He had a daughter around the same age that I am. So he related a lot to me making sure I bought a home that made sense. For instances in a good neighborhood, price range and in the town I loved. He stuck through it with us when we first started looking, and stuck it out until we found our home. It took probably 6-8 months. But he was with us through the whole experience. If we ever sell our house or buy another he is definitely the realtor for us. Highly recommend him to our friends, families and first time home buyers.  M. Havill

Cal is a very experienced realtor. My house sold in one day. He was easy to reach and was available to answer questions at all times. I would highly recommend him if you are looking to sell your home. E. Tulley

Cal has been wonderful, showed us all the homes we wanted to see, tuned to our liking and brought up more homes that were potential. Finally helped us put down an offer and helped in every step till closing. He also followed up after closing to make sure we enjoyed the buy :) has a great support staff and contacts with local contractors for Expert advice.  R. Lobo

Cal made our home buying experience go very smoothly! Helped us get the house we wanted for the price we wanted! He was easy to reach, knowledgeable, friendly, responsive, and incredibly helpful. If we buy or sell again, he will be our realtor for sure!  R. Boyd 

After our experience in buying and selling a house with Cal Ernst, we hold him in high regard as a realtor and as a person. He distinguished himself by diligently listening to our desires and needs. He gave us access to his vast local resources to connect us to the house we hoped for and the buyers we were looking for. Unlike many, he resisted the trend to "up sell" us; he was diligent in looking for what WE wanted. When preparing our house to put on the market Cal's network of trustworthy professionals for a multitude of home repair jobs was invaluable. It became clear that he is a busy successful professional yet his communication was always efficient and congenial. The genuine pleasure he took in helping us was delightful and commendable! J. Vincent

Cal was amazing through this entire process! We sent him a huge list of houses we wanted to see (we're first time home buyers so we didn't know what we wanted) and he set them up all up without hesitation! He answered our phone calls even on his day off, and if we had to leave a voicemail, he'd call back within 24 hours. When we ran into a problem during closing, he was able to reassure us that everything would ok. He gave his honest opinions on each home; not just telling us what we wanted to hear. Cal was truly amazing during the entire buying process and we'll definitely be using him again when we're reading to upgrade!  Softballnerd2117

Cal, wow! As a first-time home buyer I knew nothing about the process. Cal helped me find a lender, negotiates contingencies that weren't even discovered by the inspector, was ALWAYS available by phone, never was late for a meeting or appointment and went above and beyond in every aspect of our experience! I hope we never have to move from our dream home, but if I do the only person I would use would be Cal!!  Monica C Slaughter

Cal was wonderful to work with. He always made time for us in between our crazy work schedules and his. We knew exactly what we wanted and he found the perfect house for us! We would highly recommend Cal to anyone in need!  LibbyD

Great experience! Cal helped me find the perfect home! He was honest about constructed homes in the area and knowledgeable about the neighborhoods and schools.  Mdohrmann39

Cal was great to work with, very professional and responsive, gave useful advice, and helpful. In particular, he recommended service providers for various repairs and upgrades needed for the house we were selling. As we were living out of state, we especially appreciated his willingness to check in on the house to make sure the work was done correctly and on time. He held open house events and kept us updated on showings and input from potential customers. I would hire him again. KathyE189

Cal was very helpful through this process. He was incredibly honest and forthright and we trusted his opinion and experience to lead us in the best direction. He was really flexible and always made time to assist us in the process. This was hands down the BEST experience I've ever had with a realtor and I will recommend him for years to come!  CandiceK 

Cal exceeded my expectations! My home sold at full asking in 16 days and he made the process of purchasing my new home a breeze. He is knowledgeable, was always available, and had excellent resources when I needed them. He genuinely had my best interest at heart and made me feel as if I was his only client. I would highly recommend Cal for any of your real estate needs. HeidiO

I met Cal after setting up a walkthrough of one of his properties. After talking to him for a half hour he got an idea of where I was at in the home buying process. He actually advised that his property didn’t seem like the right fit for me. How many realtors will tell you not to buy one of their properties? Cal is very personable and works with you exceptionally well. He wasn’t pushy towards trying to make a sale. He is very knowledgeable in his industry and won’t steer you wrong. I will be recommending Cal to anyone I know looking for an honest realtor. E. Patters

Cal is a really great guy. He is not pushy. He is a true professional. He is available to answer any and all questions. This was our first time to buy a home and he went above and beyond anything we could have ever expected. He made us feel very welcome and like we were his only clients (although I am sure he was working with at least a dozen or more at the same time.) When he is working with you it’s like you are the most important people in the world. He really listens to what you need and then finds it for you, plus more. Awesome guy and if we ever sell our home I will use him to sell it. rachelwinchel1983

Cal went above and beyond in every aspect as our Realtor. From staging the house to finding solid comparables to the market, Cal was excellent. He kept a consistent pulse on our property and had impeccable follow-up after an open house to ensure that we knew where our options were and who had shown interest, etc. Cal's experience, knowledge of the area, and relationships with a wide net of realtors / local businesses makes him an excellent choice as a realtor. I would highly recommend his services. Ted Kepros 

He was great, he made my 1st home buying experience stress free! He showed me several homes, helped me with my offer, & even emailed me phone numbers for the utility companies so I could switch by closing.  Cathybrown52213 

Cal was an excellent help to us. We were moving in from out of the area and he encouraged us to set up 10+ houses to look at and set aside a whole day for us. Our childcare fell through for that day and Cal was kind to my kids (9,6,5) who walked through each house with us. Again, working from a distance, Cal was very responsive to texts, emails and phone calls. He knows the area very well and pointed out various schools and other points of interest as we approached different houses. The houses he brought to our attention matched perfectly with the details we wanted in a house and he was kind enough when we deviated from the plan! I'd highly recommend his services to you. Matthew and Sharon Morken 

"Cal was great! We were able to meet with him within a day. He made the paperwork process easy by having everything ready when we arrived. His assistant, Wendy, is also great. She knows what she is doing! Cal also made us feel very comfortable with our choices. He has a very relaxed attitude that relieves some of the stress of buying a home. We just settled into the home of our dreams because of him!!!"  Gloria Franklin

Cal Ernst ,he is very easy to talk to you , always communicate with us during the process making it easier for us to do paperwork, we are well inform with whats going on. It was our first home purchase we are greatful we have Cal as our agent. Highly recommended.  Elmar Stolfus

Could not have been more pleased to have Cal represent me going through the home buying process. From the beginning, Cal was always there to answer my questions, take calls late at night, and do some of my leg work when I was unable because of work. Most importantly, I trusted his advice and opinion when tough decisions needed to be made. It was clear he had my best interests in mind and fought hard for me during negotiations. While I'm not planning on moving again anytime soon, I would certainly recommend him to anyone looking to start the moving process. You will be in great hands.  Garrick T.

Cal helped me locate a house that fit my budget and needs. It is a high-quality home. It was move in ready. He helped negotiate the price down to "in range" of my budget. He always was responsive any time I contacted him. He even messaged me from Australia to make sure things were going smoothly with my search with his assistant. If you want a dedicated realtor on your side, Cal Ernst is the one to go with. Jennifer Ferdig

Cal was so helpful in our first home buying experience. He often said, "I'm not going to sell you a home that I wouldn't sell to my own kids", which made us feel wonderful and comfortable during that experience! I would recommend Cal to everyone! Lynsey and Jon

"We searched for a home for over 5 months. Cal was super throughout ALWAYS looking after our needs no matter HOW MANY homes we went through! He is an expert and fantastic to work with. I couldn't give him a higher recommendation and he is always in your corner. Great job Cal!"  Brian and Mary Lyons

"Cal was great at helping us buy our first home! He was very accommodating and went out of his way to show us houses. He was great about sending new listings and communication with him is very good also. He also gave lots of advice as we were looking through houses about certain details to look for. I could tell he genuinely wanted to help us find a home and he wasn't just trying to make a profit. We have been in our house for almost 2 months now and couldn't be happier. We highly recommend Cal!"  Shelby and Cory

"Cal was a very pleasant, knowledgeable, and efficient agent. He was a great listener and his communication was timely and complete. In addition, since we were moving from out of state, he modified his schedule for showings and handled things electronically and efficient for our needs. I would highly recommend his service and professionalism." Sylvia and Vince

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Cal Ernst

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