Beth Van Zee

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Licensed in the State of Iowa. Affiliated with Coldwell Banker.

Add a pop of color to your home by painting your front door.
06/07/2020
8 Front Door Colors That Make a Bright First Impression | Hunker

Add a pop of color to your home by painting your front door.

Whether your entry is old, new, Dutch, French, or steel, a splash of paint is all you really need to give it the wow-factor it deserves. To help you get started, we've rounded up a few of our favorite front door colors courtesy of the Pinterest-worthy homes that did it best.

06/04/2020
How to Revive a Brown Lawn | This Old House

The grass will always be greener on your side of the fence if you know how to revive it properly.

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook breathes new life into a dead lawn. (See below for a shopping list and tools.) SUBSCRIBE to This Old House: ht...

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06/04/2020
Leave a Review

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Whether you want to build equity faster or get top dollar when you sell, use the tips below to raise the value of your h...
06/03/2020
5 Proven Ways to Increase Home Value - NerdWallet

Whether you want to build equity faster or get top dollar when you sell, use the tips below to raise the value of your home.

Nearly two-thirds (65%) of U.S. homeowners believe the value of their home will continue to rise over the next 10 years, according to a NerdWallet survey conducted online by The…

PMI is essentially a premium you pay if you don't have 20% to put down on a home, but it's not all bad.
06/02/2020
3 Reasons Why PMI Saved Me Money—Really!

PMI is essentially a premium you pay if you don't have 20% to put down on a home, but it's not all bad.

If you asked me six months ago, I'd tell you PMI meant flushing money down the toilet. But today, I’m a private mortgage insurance advocate. Here's why.

Here's how to determine which items you can load in the moving truck and which ones stay with you.
05/29/2020
Moving? Here's What NOT To Pack - DreamCasa.org

Here's how to determine which items you can load in the moving truck and which ones stay with you.

Don't miss these hot tips for what to pack and what not to when moving house. Most people make these common mistakes, make sure you're not one of them!

Add value to your home by revamping the exterior.
05/28/2020
Up Your Curb Appeal

Add value to your home by revamping the exterior.

Don't ignore curb appeal -- highlight it.

The exterior has a very distinctive retro look that is is challenging to modernize.
05/27/2020
How to Modernize a Split-Level Home

The exterior has a very distinctive retro look that is is challenging to modernize.

Breathe new life into a dated split-level with these tips — you have more options than you might think!

With a few simple modifications, you can make a house safer and more comfortable for your aging family members.
05/25/2020
No place like home: 6 ways to make your space more safe, comfortable as you age

With a few simple modifications, you can make a house safer and more comfortable for your aging family members.

For many older adults, there's no place like their own home. The problem is that most of the nation's housing is not designed to accommodate physical and cognitive challenges that come with aging. Here are some home improvement ideas that might allow you to comfortably remain in your home rather tha...

Get inspiration for your next family dinner from these worldly dishes.
05/24/2020
These 7 Easy Dishes Will Bring the World To Your Kitchen

Get inspiration for your next family dinner from these worldly dishes.

Food lovers know that one of the most memorable aspects of exploring a new culture is sampling the cuisine. But while we’re encouraged to stay at home during this pandemic, foodies can continue to explore from the kitchen by cooking up some new dishes.

Timing is the key to successful real estate transactions in more ways than one.
05/23/2020
How to Figure Out the Best Time to Sell—for You

Timing is the key to successful real estate transactions in more ways than one.

Timing is super-important for listing your home, but the best time depends on both personal and market factors. Here's what to look for.

It's never too early to plan your move. Consider these tips before you start packing:
05/22/2020
12 Packing Shortcuts That Will Save You Time and Money

It's never too early to plan your move. Consider these tips before you start packing:

We’re not going to sugar-coat it: Moving is the worst. There’s nothing fun about having to play Tetris with your belongings and all the clutter that comes with it, only to have to unpack it all a day later. And while there is no magic solution to getting around packing—other than paying an arm...

If you like my service or have feedback to share, don't forget to leave a review on my site.
05/21/2020
Leave a Review

If you like my service or have feedback to share, don't forget to leave a review on my site.

If we’ve worked together in the past and you had a great experience, would you pay it forward with a review? Thanks so much in advance.

Go sleek and modern or eclectic and earthy with these do-it-yourself house number ideas.
05/20/2020
9 DIY House Number Ideas That Look Better Than Store-Bought | Hunker

Go sleek and modern or eclectic and earthy with these do-it-yourself house number ideas.

With a quick, easy, and inexpensive DIY project, we can give the exterior of our homes a stylish upgrade. Scroll on for nine DIY house numbers that look better than expensive store-bought options.

This budget kitchen certainly doesn't look budget.
05/20/2020
How to Design a Budget Kitchen + Island, Farmhouse Style

This budget kitchen certainly doesn't look budget.

Design the farmhouse kitchen of your dreams, on a budget! It doesn't have to be expensive to look luxe -- and a farmhouse kitchen doesn't have to be WHITE! See our picks for natural wood cabinets in a farmhouse kitchen, plus a budget-friendly DIY kitchen island hack.

1 in 5 prospective buyers believe that their bad credit means they'll have to shelve the idea for at least five years.
05/19/2020
How to Get a Mortgage With Bad Credit: How Low Can You Go?

1 in 5 prospective buyers believe that their bad credit means they'll have to shelve the idea for at least five years.

How to get a mortgage with bad credit is a riddle that many people think is unsolvable—but read this before you kiss your home-buying dreams goodbye.

Nothing like some DIY home hacks to put a grin on your face.
05/18/2020
16 Influencers Reveal The Best DIY Home Hacks

Nothing like some DIY home hacks to put a grin on your face.

DIY home hacks are incredibly rewarding. Not only do they solve real design problems, but they tend to be budget-friendly solutions to such issues.

Make your water closet feel like a water park with these design ideas for small bathrooms.
05/16/2020
13 Big Ideas for Small Bathrooms

Make your water closet feel like a water park with these design ideas for small bathrooms.

The right colors, lighting, and fixtures will help create the illusion of a roomy bath

If you need a quick fix, you can actually get good results by painting over wallpaper!
05/15/2020
How To: Paint Over Wallpaper

If you need a quick fix, you can actually get good results by painting over wallpaper!

Are you sick and tired of your old wallpaper? Before you go to the trouble of stripping it off, find out how you can paint over wallpaper with winning results.

Say thank you with a relaxing item, basic need or thank-you card.
05/14/2020
Ways to Give Back to Essential Workers

Say thank you with a relaxing item, basic need or thank-you card.

It's important to celebrate the people in our amazing community during this uncertain time.

Directly dealing with agents and industry professionals is a lot less frustrating than the actual buyer.
05/13/2020
What Is a Broker's Open House? A Smart Way to Market Your Home

Directly dealing with agents and industry professionals is a lot less frustrating than the actual buyer.

Chances are you've heard your agent suggest hosting a broker's open house. But, what does that mean, exactly? We have the answers you need.

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I'm Beth Van Zee, a full-time real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group, Realtors® serving the entire greater Des Moines metro area as well as surrounding communities, including West Des Moines, Waukee, Johnston, Pleasant Hill, Altoona, and Pella. I am proud of Iowa—our friendliness, quality of life, our vibrant cities, and believe we are still a hidden gem, even though we received a recent #1 State ranking (2018 U.S. News & World Report).

There is only one constant in real estate: Service wins. I am passionate about providing a level of service that stands out from the competition. Exceptional service doesn't necessarily mean working more hours, it means leveraging technology to work smarter · I work with an entire team of real estate and marketing professionals to support youin your real estate transactions—whether you’re a buyer or seller. · All my listings are fully enhanced with interior photos, rich content, videos, street views, and maps on Realtor.com, ColdwellBanker.com, CBDSM.com, and DesMoinesRegister.com. · I feature my listings on all national real estate websites as well as local cooperating real estate company websites. · I am involved with the entire Des Moines Association of REALTORS, which includes Des Moines and surrounding areas. · I provide a free full time Concierge, who can assist you with the myriad details that go with a move­­­­—from utility transfers to providing referrals for handymen, painters, house cleaners, plumbers, insurance agents lawyers, bankers, and whoever else you need when you move—even a hair stylist. · I will return your phone call or e-mail within two hours or less and provide you with a daily progress report on the promotion and sale of your home or on your search for a home.

My work is my passion and I believe wholeheartedly in the process and the dream of home ownership. To that end, I will work diligently on your behalf and am delighted to help you navigate this exciting journey—whether immediate or further down the road. Simply put, I love finding people a place to call home.

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Beth is so kind and genuine in her approach to helping find a home. She makes our home buying experience personal, as if her family was invested in our happiness in finding a perfect home. I love Beth, and would highly recommend her for your next home buying needs!
Hi Beth...much good luck to you in your new venture, or at least I think it's fairly new, right?