Josh Gillum, Broker/Owner
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. 

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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.


Testimonials for Josh Gillum

  • 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.

    Service Areas (7)
    • Ankeny, IA
    • Dallas County, IA
    • Madison County, IA
    • Story County, IA
    • Boone County, IA
    • Polk County, IA
    • Warren County, IA
    • Jasper County, IA
    Specialties (11)
    • Buyers
    • Condos/Townhomes
    • Investment Properties
    • Land
    • Luxury Homes
    • New Construction
    • Relocation
    • REO/Bank Owned
    • Residential
    • Sellers
    • Short Sales
    Languages (1)
    • English