We’re happy to welcome Ashley Ferguson to our Ankeny, IA, CENTURY 21 Signature Real Estate office! Ashley is new to real estate, coming from working for a 3rd party logistics company. She is extremely passionate about building relationships with her clients and earning their trust to make such a huge life event as buying a HOME as smooth as possible.
Full Q&A –
What is your name and where are you from?
My name is Ashley Ferguson and I am originally from Omaha, NE, but have been living in the Des Moines area for about 3 years now.
Tell me about your family.
My dad was born and raised in Urbandale, so I spent a lot of time in the area visiting my grandparents growing up. After 20 years in Omaha, my parents decided to move back to Iowa to be closer to family. I am the oldest of 3, I have 2 younger brothers. My parents and one of my brothers are currently in Waukee and my youngest brother is in Omaha.
My fiance and I love to get outside, we love going on walks with our dog, biking, fishing, golfing. During the summer we spend a lot of time out on our boat at Saylorville with our friends and family.
What did you do before being a Realtor?
Before being a realtor, I worked for a third party logistics company. I spent 2 years with their corporate office in Minnesota, and the past three years at their office in Ankeny. I executed day to day transportation needs, including scheduling and tracking and tracing shipments.
Why did you choose to be a Century 21® agent?/ Tell me about the coaching and training you’ve received here at C21®.
I chose C21 because of the hands on and detailed training program they have. The training sessions with various staff members and the opportunity to shadow other agents throughout the process has really given me the confidence to jump start my real estate career.
What do you like about the culture here at C21®?
I really love the team atmosphere here at Century21. It doesn’t feel like everyone is competing against each other, but everyone is truly interested in helping others succeed.
What do you like about the team meetings/C21® Connect/round table?
The Connect meetings have been really helpful as a new agent. In this career there is so much to learn and so many different scenarios that can occur, that it is helpful to discuss these challenges as a group to see who has run into similar situations and what has or has not worked for them. I also love the team meetings and how new and upcoming listings are announced.
What is your favorite neighborhood?
I think the Prairie Trail neighborhood in Ankeny really feels like a smaller community within Ankeny. The houses are all so unique, and aren’t what you would expect for a town in the middle of Iowa.
Advice for new agents:
Don’t be afraid to ask questions! Everyone is so friendly and has been where you are before.
Why are you passionate about being a REALTOR®?
As a new agent, I am so excited to be able to help people reach their home ownership dreams. I love that being a Realtor with Century21 puts a big emphasis on building relationships. When someone puts their trust in you to guide them through such a major life event, incredible things can happen.