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New Year New Face at PRES- Levi Spain

Meet Levi Spain

Pella Real Estate Services is excited to welcome its newest member, Levi Spain.

Levi recently acquired his real estate license and will begin work in January, 2018.

He and his wife Emily are Central College graduates of 2014 and have recently moved back to the Pella area. They both look forward to connecting with and living in this great community.

While at Central, Levi majored in Business Administration and minored in Entrepreneurship. His entrepreneurial drive has been showcased in Spain Painting, a successful painting operation in his hometown, DeWitt, Iowa. He expects to continue running the business alongside his primary real estate work.

Levi spent several high school summers with contractors installing electrical, plumbing, framing and flooring in DeWitt. Someday, he hopes to use these skills to revive distressed properties. He recognizes the benefits of working with Mike and Sarah Buchheit who have significant experience in this field.

Contact Levi Spain today to help with your real estate needs! 

Phone: 563-357-3621











REAL Investor Groups

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” -Henry Ford

The Think Tank

Investment decisions can be intimidating, especially as dollar amounts increase. However, when they are made correctly, risks are limited and the rewards are maximized.

After working with more than 40 investment properties, Mike and Sarah Buchheit understand this concept well. Over the years they have connected with many individuals with a genuine interest in real estate investing. However, often times these individuals have little knowledge on how to begin. These interactions inspired a potential “think tank” that could provide interested parties with insights on the Pella real estate market and encourage investment.

As the Buchheit’s launched Pella Real Estate Services (PRES), the “think tank” became one of the five main business goals. Through strategic planning and organization the idea materialized and became the REAL investor groups (“Real Estate and Learning”).

“None of us is as smart as all of us.” -Ken Blanchard

REAL Investor Groups

The first meeting was held in May of 2017. Since then, the group of six has met on a monthly basis.

Meeting agendas highlight:

  1. Investment opportunities and needs around the community
  2. Metrics that define a low risk, high reward investment
  3. State of the market
  4. Information on Sheriff sales (distressed property auctions) and tax sales (forced sale of a property)
  5. Updates on current investment projects.

“Overall there are a lot of positives going on with the current group. Discussions are always productive and informative. In the future we hope to incorporate resources like attorneys, contractors, developers, appraisers, hard money investors, and lenders to further educate.” -Sarah Buchheit

Goal:  add one REAL group of investors per year until five groups or up to 30-50 investors have formed.

Greater collaboration among investors in the community will increase the amount of good investments made, and ultimately lead to very positive additions to the Pella area.

Pella Real Estate Services: Our Mission

 “Much like life’s challenges for individuals, teams, and families, homes can also go through years of lack of investment. Watching a home transition from a run-down state or outdated condition to a final product that a family gets excited about occupying is a very rewarding experience.”

Brief History

For more than 20 years, Mike and Sarah Buchheit have been investing and improving distressed homes in Marion county. To date, they have worked with roughly 45 different properties. Before 2011, both Mike and Sarah worked with Pella area businesses in addition to working to improve residential options in the area. That year, Mike left Pella Windows and Doors as the two took bigger steps toward owning their own real estate brokerage.

The brokerage has now been open for over a year, and is the fastest growing in its focus area. In addition to rentals, Pella Real Estate Services works with community members to buy and sell homes. The Buchheit’s attribute much of their success to the Mission behind their operation.-

“Investing in Lives Through Real Estate.”

The slogan has become the cornerstone for how the two have operated their business and greater lives.

 “Whether in real estate activities, coaching young people, or working with individuals in the community, we love to walk with people that have gone through challenging times and provide them with guidance toward an improved situation.” 

When working with Pella Real Estate Services you can expect a couple things:

  1. Your unique situation will be appreciated.
  2. The home you settle on will be the best fit for your life and situation.

The Buchheit’s believe that working with Pella Real Estate Services will help make the company’s mission become a reality for clients, employees, and the community they serve.