We are excited to welcome Renee Dunkel to our Urbandale office. We had the opportunity to ask Renee some questions on camera:

Where are you from and where do you live now?
I’m originally from the Quad Cities but I have been living in Cumming, IA for 5 years.
Tell me a little bit about your family.
I’ve been married to my husband Todd for 8 years.  We have to wonderful and crazy children.  Scarlet, who is 6 is currently and is in 1st grade at Jordan Creek elementary.  Our Son Booker is 5 and he currently goes to the Montessori school at Children’s House in West Des Moines.  We also have 3 cats, but they’re not just any cat, 2 of them are bengal cats, and 1 is a savannah, so they all look like little leopards or cheetahs!

What are some of your hobbies?
I have a new found love for yoga and I look forward to mastering a head stand!  We live near maffitt lake road and this summer I bought a paddle board and it is so much fun, getting used to my daughter on it too is quite the challenge as well!

What are some interesting facts about yourself?
 My husband and I started Iowa Distilling Company in Cumming Iowa, we actually started it in our garage over 5 years ago but bought a building over 4 years ago to operate in!  The distillery makes a variety of things, vodka, bourbon, rum, cinnamon whiskey, apple pie just to name a few.

What did you do before real estate?
I sold groceries to restaurants, daycares, retirement facilities, etc. I did that for almost 9 years with Sysco foods.

What is your favorite neighborhood?
Country club community in Clive!  I love the little lake and the walking trail around it.  The neighborhood is also right there at the Clive greenbelt trails for biking, running, and walking!

Why did you choose C21®?
I chose C21 because they are excited about giving you the best tools to make you successful!  So far my training has been fabulous and I can’t wait to learn more!

What do you enjoy about the culture here at C21®?
Everybody is super helpful!  And the most exciting part is that everyone seems to absolutely love working here!  I’m all about having a team environment and C21 definitely has that!

What tools do you find helpful?
I’m so happy to have a mentor while I’m getting started.  There are so many questions that I know I’m going to have and it’s so nice to have someone to go to when I need something!

Tell us about the training you’ve received.
I love the C21 connect- it’s so nice to hear from other new agents and some of there experiences their going through!

Why are you passionate about being a REALTOR®?
I’m passionate about being a Realtor because I absolutely love meeting new people and now I get help people with their first home buying experience and help all of them find their dream home!