We are happy to announce that Judd Schira has joined our Ankeny office. Judd grew up in Ankeny, and is excited to be back in the real estate business. We sat down with Judd to get to know him a little better. (See video below)

Where are you from?
Born in Wisconsin but grew up in Ankeny. Graduating class of 1998.

Tell me about your family.
I have been married to my wife Nicki since 2012 and we have 3 sons. Jase is 2 and we have twin boys Jaxon and Jordan who were born in June of 2016.

My hobbies are bow hunting and jet skiing which have taken a back seat to my family recently! I enjoy carpentry as well.

What are some interesting facts about yourself?
I first became a Realtor in 2002 but let my license expire in 2008 when I moved to Arizona. I recently was just licensed again after some Realtor friends encouraged me to get back in the business.

What did you do before being a Realtor?
I worked several jobs since letting my license expire. I was the general manager for a gun shop in Scottsdale, AZ. When i moved back to Iowa I worked at Scheels in West Des Moines. I also worked in construction for a few years doing remodels and building garages and finishing basements.

What is your favorite neighborhood in Des Moines/Ankeny/Ames?
Growing up in Ankeny puts it first on the list of favorite places in the metro. I have also lived in Waukee, West Des Moines, Altoona and Bondurant so it is safe to say that I have some experience  with multiple areas of town.

Why are you passionate about being a Realtor?
Being a realtor allows me to have a sense of accomplishment in a sales career. I have had jobs selling many different items but nothing compares to the feeling of helping someone find a home. I enjoy helping people find or build their dreams. I have recently had that experience as a buyer and it is really a neat process to be part of.

Why did you choose Century 21?
I chose C21® mostly because I have several friends who work here and they seem to enjoy it. I seems like a upbeat, positive atmosphere. When asked which office i work for I always get a positive response with my answer.

What tools do you find helpful for your business?
Social media has really revolutionized the real estate industry. I’m excited to see how it continues to evolve with technology.

Anything else you’d like to say about your new journey with us?
In closing, I would like to say how excited I am to be back in the business! I want to take my experience and help people move forward with their dreams! I have learned that they are all possible!