Kris Barrientos, Recognized by as a 2024 Top Agent

“I believe the Best Seat in the house is in Your Dream Home! Let’s find that home together.”

Kris, operating as a licensed real estate agent at Hunziker & Associates, Inc. Realtors in Ames, Iowa, brings a wealth of expertise to the table. 

Armed with specialized training, business acumen, and a solid educational background, Kris is well-equipped to guide clients toward achieving their real estate goals. She has come to realize that real estate encompasses more than just the buying and selling of properties; it involves comprehending the unique needs and desires of each individual client. This entails a nuanced understanding of both buyer and seller perspectives, allowing her to craft solutions that yield win-win outcomes. 

Growing up in Clear Lake, Kris moved to Ames to attend Iowa State University. She met her wonderful husband, Omar, in college. After graduation, they chose to stay in Ames and begin their careers and family. 

Buying their first home ignited Kris’ interest and passion for real estate, and in 1997, they purchased their first investment property. Since then, they have purchased and sold many properties, gaining experience in foreclosures, house flipping, rehabbing, staging, property management, and creative financing…and much patience along the way.

Prior to embarking on her journey as a realtor, Kris spent 19 years in sales and marketing with Clear Channel Radio (now iHeartRadio). That was a rewarding chapter in her life, providing her with extensive experience and fostering valuable connections within the business community.

Remaining vigilant to market shifts, Kris adeptly navigates evolving dynamics to better serve clients. Through effective troubleshooting and a commitment to client satisfaction, she strives to ensure a positive real estate journey for all involved. 

Recognizing the challenges inherent in real estate transactions, Kris is dedicated to delivering unparalleled service, ensuring every interaction is smooth, convenient, and stress-free. She credits her success to her go-get-it tenacity and faith, which have been instrumental in navigating the complexities of the industry and achieving remarkable outcomes for her clients.

Happily married, Kris and Omar, a developer and partner at SB&A Architects in Ames, have been blessed with two sons, Alex and Austin, as well as a daughter named Bailey. They cherish Iowa and its abundant offerings, finding it to be an ideal locale for nurturing their family and building a life together.

Outside of real estate, Kris is passionate about supporting the Cyclones, traveling, immersing herself in nature, indulging in boating and ATV adventures, fishing, relishing campfires, and hosting gatherings with family and friends at their lakefront home. She prides herself on being an honest and faithful person, dedicating herself wholeheartedly to her family, whom she considers the greatest source of happiness, and to her faith in God.

Learn More about Kris Barrientos:

Through her Best Agent’s profile, or through Hunziker & Associates, Inc. Realtors, 

About Best Agents

Best Agents recognizes the top real estate professionals across the nation to help buyers, sellers, and investors match with the most qualified agents in their area. Best Agent’s comprehensive database of real estate professionals features agents by local expertise, verified licenses, transaction history and specializations to make sure that consumers are provided with the highest level of knowledge, seamless end-to-end service and transparency in the buying and selling process.

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