Friday, December 13, 2019


Thanks for all you have done for our family.  On the two transactions, we enjoyed working with you.

Eddie, Deb, and Dan

Dave, just wanted to say thanks for all the your help in getting the Acreage.  I really appreciate it, and feel we will be very happy in the Panora/Yale area.  Now you won't have to go all over Central Iowa showing us Acreages.   But I will bet someone will take our place and you will do it again, but understand the nature of your business.  See you around.

Jeff S. McDivitt, Jr

Thank you so very much for  all the kindness.  We had an absolutely positive experience selling the house and purchasing the Condo.  Thank you so much for guiding us along the way.

Neil & Stacy Andersen

7/27/2016  Dave and Barb:

I feel as though I should take both of you out for dinner, as I appreciated your patience and explaining everything to me…….more than once.  Certainly not my area of expertise!  I was very pleased with everything you did to complete the sale of my home and the ease of it for me, and how both of you took care of the entire process.  Thank U So Much.  God’s Blessing always to U both!  Dino R.

Dino R

Dave thank you for getting our home sold.  Dave's so professional and knowledgeable.  All questions, phone calls, and e-mails are always answered, even on the day that should be his day off.  You are informed on every showing and all through the closing.  Dave gets things done.  Dave and Barb are a great team!  Thank you, Ken and Judy Parsons.

Ken and Judy Parsons

I can't thank you and Barb enough for your professional service in selling my Home.  You kept me informed from start to finish.  I wasn't aware of all the steps of the sale that you handled so well.   Highly recommend that others should use you if it has anything to do with Listing or Selling Real Estate.  All is appreciated.  Novi.

Novi Martin

Dave & Barb,  We want to thank you for your help and service when buying the Townhome.  You made it a pleasant experience. We really enjoy it here. Thanks again for all of your help.

Judy Erickson & Karl Eby

Thank you so much for the gift.  You two always go out of your way - over and above - for your Clients.  It's nice to know that I can trust my Realtor 'cuz I know zip about it. God Bless.

Netti and Ron

    We had our home on the market for over 3 years and had tried 3 other Agencies, but settled on Dave at Country Realty since he also was our former Banker.   Dave was able to explain how the locally market has changed even though not like it has nationally and gave us a new range of where our home would sell.  Throughout the years, Dave has been a professional and gladly has provided his assistance to us.   Dave was able to assist us in purchasing a new home in Ankeny.  We were greatly impressed in the extras that Dave provided to complete the Closings on both homes.   You will never go wrong with Dave.

Duff & Cooki Brown

7/15/15 Dave helped my wife and I purchase a B lot on Lake Panorama from a neighbor here in the Des Moines area. He was very knowledgeable about the lake and what all the lot had to offer. Dave has been around the Panorama area for years and I was eager to hear how everything came to be and what all Panorama has to offer being so close to Des Moines.


Dave, thanks so much for selling my lot.  I tried another local Agent, but they were unable to do the job. When I came to you, you went to work.  You made the process easy.  Thanks again. 


Dave and Barb:

I want you to know how that I really appreciate everything you did to sell my Home.  Thanks for the lunch and gift. 

Jeanne T

We know we selected the right Agent to sell our Home.  Thanks again for all your hard work and helping us get on the right track!  All was much appreciated!  Also, your generous gift.  Getting settled but mighty slow.  Not done today but it will be there tomorrow.  We know the transaction needed your expertise to get over the closing hurdles.  Big thanks from both of us to both of you!  

Jason and Margaret Beck

In 2018, Dave listed and sold our Waterfront Lot in one week.   He was on top of the detail, such as soil perc test, abstracting, survey, documentation, etc., throughout the Closing Process.  Very thorough and made sure we plus the Buyers were updated step by step.   Highly recommend Country for any and all real estate needs.  As he says, it isn't all about commission, it's about serving the Community, whether he earns a commission or not.

Jerry and Liz Reynolds

Dave , Thanks for all you did selling my home.  You kept me updated, and it was a pleasure working with you.  You did such a great job I will recommend you for listing or buying a home at the Lake.

J & P C.

Thanks for all your help in sellling the Lot.  I know it had some extra work to it, which you handled well.  Will be in touch.  Thanks again.

Bonnie McDunn

Dave & Barb

You both do such a great job and are very personable and very easy to work with.  I liked that you were never pushy, but always helpful.  Thanks again!  Judy

Judy Robinson

Dave stayed with us until the right buyer came along.  Then as we approached the closing, issues came up and one by one Dave offered calm and reasonable solutions.  I can recommend Country Reality for your real estate needs, either buying or selling, THEY EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS! 5-15-2014

Chuck Heitbrink

May 2017

Dave, we really appreciate you helping us find our new Home.  We absolutely love it and ready for a nice summer.  Thanks again for your work in viewing other homes too.  Take care of yourself.

Dave & Jean Ann

Thank you for your beautiful gift.  It is wonderful.  You both have treated us so great, so maybe we will move again ---not!  Thanks above and beyond. 

G & R D.

Dave I want to thank you for all your help and pricing my home where needed to be priced and not overpricing like the previous agent had done.  It's  great to work with an agent that wanted to help sell my house just not for the commisson.


Thanks just doesn't seem like enough.  It seems so little to say "thank you" for all you both did last year to help our family.  It was a difficult year.  You were given every reason to no.  Instead. you had the heart and compassion and said Yes.  We were told at the beginning, they don't get any better than Dave and Barb Ryan.  That was a very correct recommendation.  We are forever grateful.   

Ron and Cindy

 We wanted to say how much we appreciated all of your assistance in selling our property. What a journey! You made what can be a complicated process as painless as possible. A BIG Thank You!    8/2014

Michelle and Dave Bassett
Dave and Barb, just wanted to again thank you for everything.  You gave me good advice when I needed it.  You knew what would work and I feel I made the right decisions based on that.  It was a relief to get everything settled.  Thank you    You Guys are the BEST!!! Patty

Patty Godwin

You are a great example of everything that's right with the World.

Dave - You did a super job for selling our home and helping us buy the acreage. We really enjoyed working with you.   Barb - We loved our visits and you are very enjoyable.   Your friends!


Wilbur and Sue

Thank you for all the time and attention you gave in helping us establish our Home here,  We appreciate your efforts over the last couple of years.  Sincerely.

J and P

Dave and Barb

We are very grateful for your expertise through the sale of our Lake Panorama Home.  Also, for the lovely and unexpected gift, which is more than generous.  We enjoyed worth with both of you.   

Bob and Marge Niederhauser

Hi, Dave! Just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed working with you on the purchase of our Lake Home! I am so excited to start moving in tomorrow...although I wish I didn't have to do it in this weather :(! You were so helpful and professional, not pushy :), and were always able to answer questions and go to the house with us when we needed to. Hope to see you around. Thanks again!  

Sent from my iPad  5/15/13


Requested anonymous

Dave and Barb:

We can't begin to tell you how very much we have appreciated all of your help,  both when we bought the home in 2012 and throughout the process of the selling the home.  It has been such a pleasure working with you and getting to know the two of you.  Thank you so much for the lovely gift.  It will always be a precious reminder of the two of you.  Again, many, many Thanks!


Steve and Kim

We called Dave and let him know that we would be listing our Condo in the next month or two but if he had anyone that might be interested he could show it sooner.  Within  a week he had shown it twice and it was sold within 10 days.  WOW  what a great real estate agent!!   The service he provided was also exceptional and made the closing a breeze. We will definitely use Dave for any future real estate needs.  May 2015


Mike and Lisa Tracy

Contacted Dave, Listed and sold in three days.   Dave is upfront and very helpful to me anytime we visit.  Dave has always enjoyed serving the Community.

Larry Hays

5-30-16  Dave and Barb:  Thank you for all your hard work on selling a certain property!  I know this was a complicated sale for which you received very little compensation.  Country Realty did a fantastic service for the Community.  Your efforts are very much appreciated!



Thank you for the extra steps taken to bring our transaction to fruition.  I appreciate all the extra follow-up and " meeting us more than half way" when it came to the paperwork.  And for your Clients to know, it was coming to Kansas City.  Should I ever hear of anyone interested in Lake Panorama property, I will surely pass along your name.  I want you to know your efforts were appreciated.  I enjoyed working with you and think it's amazing that Iowans (a native) have so much in common.  Good Luck.

Mary Thompson, Leawood, KS. 

Mary Thompson