We would like to welcome (back) Casey Manning. Casey recently moved back to West Des Moines from Austin, Texas. We are happy to have her back and part (once again) of our Urbandale team!

What is your name and where are you from?
Casey Manning, from West Des Moines

Tell me about your family.
All of my immediate family still lives in West Des Moines (including my parents, my sister, my brother, and my niece and nephew)

I love to read, shop, I love spending time with my niece and nephew, I love to travel, dinner with friends!

How long have you been a Realtor?
I have been a realtor for 4 years

What did you do before being a Realtor?
Before I was a realtor I was a bank examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago for 4 years, prior to that I was in college and got a degree in Real Estate, Finance, and Psychology (I wanted to be a marriage counselor)

What is your favorite neighborhood in Des Moines/Ankeny/Ames?
I like the Western Suburbs but through real estate I have been exposed to so many more neighborhoods. I love watching the neighborhoods change and grow (especially Downtown)

Why did you choose Century 21?
I choose Century 21 to begin with because I felt like the brokers and agents I had met were truly genuine and were going to help out every step of the way as I got started. I was right and underestimated how far out of their way the brokers and agents really do go to help out other agents and our real estate clients. I have explored other agencies and finding a company that can come close to matching anything that Century 21 has to offer has been nearly impossible. To me Century 21 is not only my co-workers, but they have become some of my closest friends, and the people I also consider my family. Because of that going to work every day is fun and exciting. Coming back from a vacation is exciting. I never dreamed of loving a job this much!!

What do you like about the culture here at C21?
As I mentioned is a family environment but on top of that the environment at Century 21 always has positive energy. The brokers at C21 have worked hard to build a culture that attracts great agents that fit this positive energy, uplifting, and helpful culture.  There is hands down nothing like it!

What tools do you find helpful for your business?
Century 21 has so many tools that are available to their agents to help grow their business.  I was away from Century 21 for a year and half and after coming back it is like coming back to a new company that in a year and half took our technology and training to the next level. However, by far the best tools at Century 21 are the other agents and our brokers.  As I mentioned there is not anyone at the office that wouldn’t jump through hoops to help you out.  The agents here are top notch and we learn so much from working closely together and in our weekly team meetings.  I love the collaboration amongst C21 agents.

Why are you passionate about being a Realtor?
I am passionate about being a realtor for a lot of reasons. One of the main reasons is because I love to serve people, whether that is through doing something small or large. Real estate has been a passion of mine since I was young and grew up around the business. I always dreamed of being in real estate in some way.  I found the perfect way to combine serving others and real estate when I took the risk of joining the residential real estate world.  Through real estate I have built forever relationships with many of my clients that I would never have crossed paths with in any other way.  Being able to serve others in one of the largest investments in their lifetime and build lifetime friendships is why I love this business.