Josh Gillum, Broker/Owner Real Estate Broker/Owner



Josh Gillum
location_on Ankeny, IA
Gillum Group Real Estate
Get to Know Josh Gillum

As an Internet-savvy real estate representative in the Des Moines area, I've had the opportunity to help many homebuyers find their ideal homes and sellers obtain top dollar for theirs. Buying or selling a home is one of the largest financial transactions that most people ever undertake, so my team & I will help you through every step of the process. My goal is to make your home buying or selling experience as easy and enjoyable as possible.


My team pledges to provide the following services to you at the highest level of customer service:

* Explaining the home buying and selling process thoroughly

* Diligently searching for a home that meets your criteria

* Pricing your home correctly and implementing a proven marketing plan to sell your home for the most money in the least amount of time

* Negotiating on your behalf

* Tracking the closing process to ensure a smooth transaction 


I welcome the opportunity to answer any questions you might have about buying, selling or current market conditions. Please call or email me any time, and I will be happy to discuss your next steps in the buying or selling process. 


GRI, CRS, CDPE, ABR, Licensed and certified Realtor

Choosing a real estate agent who has the tools, skills and experience to make your dreams come true can be as challenging as the home buying process itself. Let me make it simple for you. In the least amount of time possible, I will get you the best price on a home that is perfectly suited to your needs and lifestyle, not just today, but for years to come.


Craig Thomsen
Trying to move from 300+ miles away, we wanted a realtor we could trust and also find us the right house. In Josh, we found both and much, much more. With each house we looked at, he was extremely knowledgable about the area, its schools, entertainment, etc. Josh is a realtor that will help you every step of the way - before the purchase and well after! If and When we decide to move again, I have complete faith that Josh will be our realtor for the sale of our house and the purchase of another!
Marian Cerny
We are so happy in our new home. Josh made the whole process go smoothly. He was in contact with us every move of the way. We trusted him and put a lot of faith in his knowledge of real estate. He listened to what we wanted and got us in our favorite neighborhood. I'm retired and my husband is near his employment. We highly recommend Josh Gillum ! Ron & Marian Cerny
Michelle Steil
Josh is an awesome Realtor. I am a first time home buyer so I was extremely nervous and didn't have a clue what was all involved with buying a home. He was always available for every and any question I had. He was very patient with me and explained it in layman’s terms and never made me feel like I asked too many questions. He is very dedicated to his clients and with that I found the perfect home for my daughter and me. Thank you Josh!
Jill Fisher
Josh was great! He listened to what we were looking for and was there every step of the way. He was fast and in constant communication with us. We purchased our first home ever and he made it easy. Thank you!!
Chris Brommel
Josh was able to help us in our time of need when it came to looking for a house that fit both our budget & requirements. Whenever there were any issues that came up, Josh was able to get them resolved to make the buying transition of our current house as smooth as possible. I would recommend Josh and his services to anyone that is looking to make the house purchase process as simple as possible.
Sabrina Cox
Josh & Brooke gave us the individualized & personal attention that we were looking for when we decided to put our house on the market. They were flexible and helpful with the entire process and gave us useful recommendations prior to listing our house as far as what things we should update. They weren't pushy in any way and let us run the process to the extent we were comfortable with.
Diane Baker
Josh has shown me many homes....he is very patient and thoughtful. He has helped point out positives and negatives and stayed with me through the decision making process . He is professional and friendly....and responsive- which is the combination I need in an agent. When I bought my home and went through the closing process, Brooke was a joy and a pleasure to work with. Everything was seamless and painless... What a great team!
Bob Linacre
My wife and I engaged Josh and Brooke about 4 years prior to our move. We were making a couple of yearly trips to Iowa to visit family, and knew we were going to eventually move to this area. On each visit we contacted Josh, and he took us out to show us the available houses, but more importantly, the various communities so we could get a feel for the area surrounding Des Moines. Once we decided to move here, and settled on a specific location, Josh showed us a host of available houses, one of which we selected. Josh helped us understand the Iowa real estate process (very different from where we were relocating from), and introduced us to a mortgage company as well as a home inspection company. We are very happy with the assistance Josh and Brooke provided over the years and we recommend their team to any prospective home buyers.
Trevor Holland
I have a bought a couple houses using Josh as I own rental properties and I am currently using Josh again as I search for a house of my own. Very easy to work with and very knowledgeable with the industry.
Katie Zenker
We really enjoyed our experience with Gillum Group. They are easy to talk to and picked up on what was important to us in buying our first home. I would gladly recommend this group to anyone looking to buy or sell.
Dan Hodges
Josh could not have been more helpful. Easy to work with and very knowledgeable. Great realtor.
Ekgivens Client, Buyer My family searched for a house for more than a year...and Josh was so patient with us throughout the process. He listened to what we wanted in a home, came up with lots of ideas and options and good "finds" on the market. He spent so much time with us... I think many realtors probably would've given up. He also knew our budget and encouraged us along the way to stay within... even though it would've been to his advantage for us to buy a more expensive house. His honesty is refreshing and very much appreciated by us. As we walked through homes that needed updating, he was also very knowledgeable as to how much things would cost to fix up, repair or replace. This was tremendously helpful in deciding whether we could afford a certain home or a certain "project." Josh has become a friend, not just our realtor. We enjoy his humor, his insight, his laid back personality, his knowledge of the market (what is a good deal and what is not), and more than anything, his patience. We would recommend him to anyone.
Andrea Lentz
Josh did such a great job helping me through my first time buying a home. He found exactly what I was looking for and was there for me every step of the way. His knowledge and professionalism made buying my first home a great experience! I will definitely be working with him in the future!
Dorothy Anello
Josh did a fabulous job of sticking with me and helping me to buy my first home years ago (I was very picky!). Now that I am ready to move on, I am selling my first home and looking for a new one. The first person I turned to was Josh as I know he will help me sell my home quickly and painlessly as well as find the perfect home for me and my growing family!
Josh's customer service is above and beyond the call of duty. He has a vast knowledge of the real estate industry as a whole as well as knowledge in the mortgage industry. He listens to his clients requests and always puts them first. He has a true passion for this line of work.
Josh was so easy to work with! We were very picky and couldn't find our "perfect" home. He stuck with us and took us to MANY different houses until finding the ONE! He was easy to talk to, always available to answer questions, and always willing to take time out of his schedule to show us MANY houses. I will recommend him to anyone looking for a great buying experience! Thanks, Josh!
Josh was truely a dream come true when it came to purchasing our first home! He doubled as our realtor and our mortgage person when our mortgage person failed to do his own job! Josh was flexible and open to all of our needs. He was always there for us and responds quickly with anything and everything. I ALREADY recommend Josh to anybody and everybody who is looking for a home! Don't go through multiple realtors until you find the right one like we did, start with the only realtor for you, Josh! Thank you Josh!
Scott Nichols
I personally have known Josh for 7 years. He is dedicated and has a lot of passion for the real estate business. From start to finish, he works hard in getting his buyers into their dream home and making sure they walk away happy.
Jill Fisher
Josh listened to what we wanted and helped us find it. He was available when we needed him to be, approachable and able to answer all of our questions as first time homebuyers, efficient with paperwork and keeping in contact, and a real pleasure to work with. He's straight forward and honest - unlike other agents just trying to make a sale. I would and do recommend Josh to anyone I know looking to buy or sell a home!
Becky Reed
Josh helped us obtain our dream home and I couldn't be happier with the many hours and hard work that he dedicated as our real-estate agent
Jenna May
Josh went above and beyond for me when I was buying my first place. He explained everything in great detail and was also very patient/quick with me and my concerns. Highly recommend for any real estate needs!!!
Stacy Cook
Josh helped us buy and sell a home and he was fantastic to work with. He moves quickly and get things done! He helped us negotiate a better deal on both the buying side and the selling side. He was able to answer our questions and make the stressful times a lot less stressful! I would definitely recommend him for any real estate needs!
Tiffany Frettim
Josh is a fantastic realtor! We were first-time buyers that had been looking in the market quite a while. Even though we wanted to stay within a modest price range and we looked at countless homes, Josh was always there and never gave up on us! My parents also sold and bought a different house with him and had an excellent experience as well. We HIGHLY recommend Josh to everyone we know looking to buy or sell!
David Kuntz
Home buying was a pretty big deal for me last year. I was given Josh's number from a friend and right from the beginning I could tell he was going to be an awesome realtor. I found a house that fit and he made it easy to close on it. Buying a house is pretty stressful but i'm glad we had Josh. He definitely helped out and made it easier. Would recommend him to anyone looking for a home.
Beth Ingersoll Frettim
Great Realtor! We were first time home buyers and he answered all our questions! We had placed an offer, closed, and moved in within 8 weeks! He makes things happen!
Pauline Aldini
Josh was the best agent i have ever went through to buy a house. First he asked what i was looking for and where i wanted to be with a payment and then set up my own personal web page i could go to and see all new listings in my price range that was awsome. When I would find a home i wanted to look at Josh was right there to show it to me Josh helped me find the perfect home for my kids and I and we thank him so much for all his help.
Paul Edwards
Josh helped me purchase my first home. I had looked around and tried using other real estate agents and when nobody could or would help me, Josh was able to find the right home for me. He understood my needs and we are very pleased with the purchase and when we decide it is time to sell and buy another house we will be calling Josh. Thanks again Josh.
Stacy Horner
I highly recommend Josh to anyone who is either selling or buying a home. He helped us sell our house and find the perfect home in the perfect neighborhood two years ago. He's very knowledgable about the industry and is a great resource when it comes to selling your home and buying a new one! He definitely gives 110% effort to his clients throughout the entire process!
Thomas Selgrade
Josh is a fantastic realtor who goes above and beyond for his clients. He takes the time to cator to his clients on an individual basis which makes all the difference in this business. We have done business many times and always had excellent results.
Jenny Finders White
Josh was SO helpful EVERY step of the way when buying our first home! He is very professional and was able to answer every question we had, which made our purchase simple and comforting. We knew we were in good hands! I DEFINITELY recommend you make yourself at home with the Gillum Group!