Ankeny Iowa Real Estate Company

About Ankeny Real Estate Service

At Ankeny Real Estate Service we pride ourselves in being "THE ANKENY SPECIALIST'S" when it comes to Ankeny homes. We serve Ankeny homes and real estate in Des Moines. We live in Ankeny and work in Ankeny. We know Ankeny homes in the area. We are members of the Des Moines Area Association of Realtors and the Des Moines Multiple Listing Service (MLS). When you hire us, it is our privilege to take care of you, your family, and your Des Moines or Ankeny home!

At Ankeny Real Estate Service we charge our Clients a commission of 4 1/2%. Charging less doesn't mean we do less when it comes to Ankeny real estate. We do anything and everything any other Ankeny real estate company does. We can charge less to help you purchase or sell your real estate in Ankeny because we keep our overhead low. We don't have a fancy office, large corporate staff, marketing departments and other "fluff" that cost money. We pass that savings directly on to you the consumer!

We offer a low commission with a plan that works. Give us 45 minutes of your time. Will show you our program and results. If after that time you don't see the benefit in our real estate company, don't hire us. We are confident in our plan and results prove it. Give us a call; we'd like to work for you!


  • Steve Hidder
    Image of Steve Hidder
    219 SW 3rd Street
    IA 50023 US

    Phone: 515-964-3662

    Steve is a 31-year resident of Ankeny, relocating from Cedar Rapids in January 1980 to the assistant manager of the Ankeny Drug Town drugstore. After managing Drug Town stores in WDM, Ames and Ankeny, Steve left to pursue a career in real estate.
    Beginning his 15th year in the real estate business, Steve is the Broker/Owner of Ankeny Real Estate Service. His passion for one-on-one client relationships, continuing to keep expenses low while searching out top-shelf marketing ideas, and commitment to building strong relationships with other agents/offices in the industry has grown his company from 1 agent in 1991 to an office of 3 highly motivated and experienced real estate professionals.
    Continuing to produce multi-million dollar years of home sales, 2011 was his highest ever - proving that his system works - personally closing 6.1 million in home sales and qualifying for the Iowa Association of Realtors "Gold Award".
    If you or someone you know is looking for a local professional who believes in a hands-on, honest assessment of your real estate needs, call Steve at 515-669-2637.


         * Broker/Owner of Ankeny Real Estate Service
         * Member National Association of Realtors
         * Member Iowa Association of Realtors

    - Past multi-year recipient of Gold, Platinum & Diamond Awards
         * Member Des Moines Area Association of Realtors

    - Member Board of Directors 2012

    - Past committee member

    - Past multi-year recipient of Million Dollar Award & Circle of Excellence Award  
         * Star Power Systems "Certificate of Achievement" in Buyer Specialization
         * Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) Designation



         * Member Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce

    - Past member Board of Directors

    - Past member Ambassadors & SummerFest Committees
         *Member Uptown Ankeny Association

    - Past Chairman
         *Ankeny Little League

    - Board member 1984 - 1995

    - President 1993  
         * Coach Girls Softball and Junior Football
         * Volunteer Radio Announcer for Ankeny HS Football games (3 years)


         * Wife Julie – Adm. Asst. for Snyder & Associates Engineers & Planners
         * Son Michael (27) Account Manager for Boxsmart - Phoenix, AZ

     * Step-son Brandon (28) Club Technician for Cleveland Golf
         * Step-daughter Jenni (23) student U of I School of Dentistry
         * Step-children from previous marriage Lisa, Brian & Angela and their families


    Send Steve a message.
  • Michael Hidder
    Image of Michael Hidder
    219 SW 3rd Street
    IA 50023 US

    Phone: 515-480-9836

    Michael is dedicated and passionate about every detail of your real estate transaction.  Michael was born and raised in Ankeny, Iowa and has always exhibited a talent for sales and customer service.  He attended the University of Iowa, graduating in 2006 with a Business Associates Degree and a Degree in Social Psychology.  After graduation, Michael relocated to Phoenix Arizona to pursue his career. Michael spent 9 years in the recycling industry and worked in many facets of the business – specializing in sales and operations.

    Michael recently relocated back to Ankeny to raise his family in his hometown and chase the family business.  Although he is relatively new to the real estate business, you could say “Selling houses is in his blood” as he is preceded in the real estate game by his father, Steve Hidder, his Uncle Greg Hidder, and his Grandfather, Ernie Hidder.   

    While Michael is enthusiastic about Real Estate, nothing can outweigh the love he has for his family – his wife, Dejian, and his two boys, Weston and Oliver.  He enjoys spending time outside with the boys; riding bikes, going to the park, and having water fights.  He also has a weakness for a good “lazy afternoon” on the couch with the family, eating popcorn and watching movies.  Michael is an avid sports fan and never misses a chance to cheer on his teams.  

    Send Michael a message.
  • Bob Cazavilan
    CRS, ABR
    Image of Bob  Cazavilan
    219 SW 3rd Street
    IA 50023 US

    Phone: 515-669-5123

    Bob Cazavilan, Broker Associate at Ankeny Real Estate Service, is no newcomer to Residential Real Estate Brokerage. After 14 years of operating his own Brokerage Company(Bless This House Real Estate, Inc.) Bob merged his office with Ankeny Real Estate Service in July of 2009. He brings with him the experience of a career spanning 3 decades… beginning his early brokerage years operating Cazavilan Real Estate Inc. for 12 years in Springfield, Massachusetts, the town which he was born and raised.

    Bob has taught Real Estate courses and has recently received the designations of CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) and ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative). The CRS is a designation granted to less than 10% of the nation’s Real Estate Professionals, requiring extensive education, training, and experience.

    Moving to Iowa nearly 18 years ago, Cazavilan and his family quickly settles in to making Ankeny their permanent home. They love Ankeny, and the Greater Des Moines area, and have never looked back. Bob lives in Ankeny with his wife Deb, and has three grown married daughters and… seven grandchildren.

    Though specializing in Ankeny homes, Bob consistently does business with the greater Des Moines area as a member of the Des Moines Area Association of Realtors & it’s Multiple Listing Systems (MLS

    Send Bob a message.