I have nothing but praise for Mike Eilander (Coldwell Banker) and the way he conducts business. What I really liked is that he is a native of Ankeny and knows the neighborhoods, busy traffic areas for kids, and he listens to your concerns. He never lost patience with us when we continued to look for homes even though we didn't have ours sold yet. He would call about once a month just to see how our selling process was going. We made a list of homes we were looking for and he always added 1-3 extras that he thought would fit into our budget. He never tried to "oversell" a house that he knew we couldn't afford. He made the closing transaction very smooth despite our nervous concerns. Actually, we got more help and tips from Mike than we did from our listing agent. I highly recommend him for your agent. Above all, he is just a decent guy to work with. JG & MG

Mike was a very valuable tool when purchasing my home. Not only was his vast knowledge of the "Real Estate" process and how to look at possible home sites helpful, but his experience in this business really helps to steer a person in the right direction. Being able to share his experience helped me see "the big picture" while I was looking for a home, and making the right decision on what I could afford.  CM

Mike was very good to work with. He did a good job of understanding our needs and providing a range of options to choose from. He seem very knowledgeable of the local real estate market in regards to what's available and pricing. He was always quick to respond to our questions and needs.  DJ & CJ

We used Mike to sell our townhouse. He was very attentive to detail and gave us good advice and tips on what we needed to do to make sure we had an expedient and successful sale. Through Mike's expertise and knowledge of the real estate market, we were able to sell our townhouse at a fair price within a matter of days. We would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in the Ankeny area looking for a real estate professional they can depend on to sell their home.  SH

Mike is an exceptional agent. We have had the pleasure of working with him to buy our last two homes and sell our previous home. Mike is very responsive, honest, caring and maintains the highest level of integrity. Mike always took the time to truly listen. He knows the area, markets, schools, developments and communities very well. Mike has always provided us with great counsel and advice. Mike makes the home buying / selling process effortless. He is courteous, professional and he gets results.  SK & PK

Mike helped us buy our townhome on NW Waterfront Drive in 2014 and was a big help in negotiating the price down for us. He was always prompt to answer our questions and concerns. He saw to a repair that showed up at the inspection that the seller needed to take care of. Also in 2014 he helped us sell a townhome at 3043 SE Turnberry Drive, Ankeny, IA 50021. He was very helpful in advising us as to what upgrades needed to be made to prepare it for sale, but was also honest about what projects would not be particularly helpful . This townhome sold the first day to the first person who looked at it for the full asking price. In 2015 Mike also helped us sell our home on SE Rio Drive. Again he advised us as to what upgrades would be helpful in preparing it for sale. We ended up selling it the first day to the first person who looked at it. There was a bidding war and Mike was excellent in negotiations and we ended up receiving $8300 above asking price. In all three of these transactions Mike always did his homework ahead of time to give us comparable prices of other homes bought or sold recently in the specific neighborhood and prepared a detailed market analysis for us. Mike's knowledge and expertise in the real estate business is excellent. His integrity and honesty is beyond reproach. In our opinion, Mike Eilander is THE BEST realtor around!  BC & JC

Mike is GREAT! We felt like he was our friend after we were done with the process of buying our home. I would definitely recommend Mike. He was very knowledgeable about the area and even though we weren't buying a huge home he treated us as if we were.  GO & PO

Mike does a nice job working for you, giving tips and knowing the area. He stuck to the budget that I was looking for until we exhausted all the options in a very demanding market. Mike is easy to get a hold of and returns calls, emails promptly if he is unavailable with your attempt to get in touch.  JH

Mike is very knowledgable about the homes in our area. We appreciated his insight. Mike listened to us and showed us homes within our price range as well as what we were looking for. He is a fantastic realtor.  MC & MC

Mike was very helpful to us in evaluating our property, making suggestions for making it more marketable, and presenting it to prospective buyers. He kept us informed on what tasks we had to do to fulfill requirements for inspection and repair, arranged for personnel to help fill the requirements, and kept us up to date on progress in the selling process. He suggested a very reasonable selling price with room to reduce if necessary, did suggest a reduction when it didn't sell in the first month, and almost immediately sold it at the new price. Mike is knowledgeable about the real estate process and very professional and supportive of his clients. WK & PK

Mike has been the best. He walked us through every step of the process with selling our previous home and buying our new home. He is very knowledgeable and willing to answer all of our questions. SP & TP

I meant Mike Eilander at an open house. I was not interested in the house he was showing, but he was easy to talk to and very helpful in answering my questions. I hope to sell my home soon and plan to use him as my agent.  LP

We had one of the most likely experiences that you could have. Any time we had a ? He was there and when he needed to show the house gave us plenty of notice. Even ran into a problem on taxes and he was right there to furnish us what we needed Have recomended him many times since. Super salesman. The best!  DN & SN

Mike assisted us with the sale of our existing house. He worked with us to know what we were looking for in a new home. He was able to point out of the houses viewed, what might not right be our needs. Mike found the exact home that perfectly fit our desires. He is professional and well connected to the community. I definitely would use him again and suggest to anyone looking for a home consider Mike.  KK

My parents and I have had the pleasure of working with Mike Eilander on four real estate transactions, two buying and two selling, in the past two years. Mike grew up in Ankeny and knows the Ankeny area very well. He is honest and trustworthy. He never tried to sell my parents or I a property that didn't fit our needs. He didn't try to sell us one of his own listings. He is a great negotiator and got us full asking price on one property and well above asking price on the other. He sold both properties on the first day listed. Mike always responded quickly to our calls and addressed any concerns. He was very patient with the many questions my parents had. Most of all, I trust his judgment and integrity. I recommend him to anyone with a property to sell or who is looking to buy.  LC

Mike is very practical in his approach and recommendations on minor enhancements required to sell your home. He was patient with us as we worked through the process. Once listed, the house sold in 7 days! Mike is a consummate professional and we would definitely use him again in the future.  AP

Mike was very engaging and made a very stressful situation smooth as I was relocating from the East Coast AND starting a new job. He set me up after work hours so we could search efficiently and his knowledge of the area provided me with many choices.  EV & PV

We used Mike to both find us a new home in Ankeny and sell our acreage in Western Jasper County. Our acreage was unique and difficult to appraise but Mike did extensive analysis and consulted with other experts to arrive at an accurate selling price. The way Mike presented and marketed the  property allowed us to sell the property in six weeks. Mike is an excellent listener and is never pushy. Mike is very dependable, knowledgeable, and accurate in his cost estimates of total expenses. A month after the sale we found that the property tax estimate paid by the seller was incorrect. Mike made sure this was corrected and we received a check for over $600 subsequent to the purchase closing.  GT & DT

Mike is easy to work with, timely, and will do anything to help his clients. I had many title issues with my property and he went above and beyond helping me in order to close the deal. I would recommend him to any buyer or selling. He listens and provides his clients what they want. Mike is great! JG