Tom Kaut

Tom Kaut, REALTOR®

The Goal Maker

If you have a goal in mind, he’ll help you reach it. Tom has been in the real estate business for more than 25 years and specializes in residential, commercial and multi-family development, income properties, new construction, relocation, and first-time homebuyers. Over the past two decades, he’s been involved with many local developments including Washington Plaza Phases 1 and 2, Eastbrook Flats, Northside Commons, Willow Ridge, and Augusta Place. He also owns more than 300 rental units.

Tom grew up in Des Moines and played Division 1 soccer for Drake University before earning his economics degree from the University of Iowa with a minor in German. He’s among the first generation of German immigrants in his family. Tom is also a softball dad who enjoys hiking, golf, fishing, playing with his dachshunds, and playing the drums.

What Clients Say About Tom Kaut

“Tom has great knowledge of real estate. Easy to work with and gets stuff done!”

— Steve Streb

““We are first-time homebuyers and Tom made the process very easy for us. He was helpful, patient, and willing to work with our schedules. Will recommend to others.””

— Alice Phillips

“Tom was very upbeat about selling our 1-bedroom condo in North Liberty, which helped keep us positive during the entire process. He also was there when we needed a realtor to navigate the buying of our new home. We appreciated his honesty, experience, and overall attitude from start to finish. We highly recommend Tom Kaut if you are buying or selling as he is down to earth, straight forward, and can make a stressful time in your life go by quickly. We really felt he had our backs and would work with him again!”

— Angie and Jason Jordan

“Tom was extremely helpful with the sale of a house while I was out of state. Always got a quick response when I had any questions. He always made sure the house was presentable and staged ready for potential buyers.”

— Simon McClenahan

Other Things You Should Know About Tom


Des Moines, IA

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  • Languages Spoken: English, German
  • Alma Mater: University of Iowa (majored in economics, minored in German)
  • Specializations: New Construction, Residential, Investment Property, First Time Home Buyers, Relocation, VA Buyers
  • Community Involvement: Parkview Church, Thunder Softball Club
  • Favorite Iowa City Establishment: Van B’s
  • Favorite Local Landmark: Kinnick Stadium
  • Best Part of Iowa: Friendliness and values of the people.
  • One Thing You’d Never Guess: I am a ‘Deadhead.’

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