Client Testimonials


We are proud to share some of the things people have said about us:


"Thanks so much for your part in facilitating this sale and my 1031. When and if (I decide to sell) this property down the road, I will seek you out to help me again. I will also refer others to  you because you are easy to understand, you do not mind answering questions for persons new to such legal transactions, and across the board very helpful... I might add friendly, but I do not know if that counts in the professional world."

Karen K., central Iowa 8/21/2015


"As always Ken, you have been wonderful. I can't imagine doing these deals without your help, and we will surely be working with  you again on our next exchange....no question."

Tony G, central Iowa 8/13/2015


"I feel you do a great job communicating and making the process as simple as it can be due to being organized. In addition, you are fair on your pricing. I can't imagine having to use someone else for an exchange."

Brad M., central IA banker 7/23/2015


"Thank you for all of your help making the exchange happen -- I can't imagine how it could have gone any more smoothly from our perspective and we appreciate the work you did!"

Lori S., central IA 11/21/2013


"I want to thank you for the very professional, friendly job you have done for [our clients] and how easy you made everything flow for me. It has been an outstanding pleasure and I hope we can do something in the future."

Bette B., Red Oak, IA 11/30/2012


"Thank you for everything. I would like to take a minute to really pay my appreciation to all that you have done here. This was not a regular, simple ordeal which began with me needing to get the ball rolling within a 16 hour time frame, and you and your company stepped up and truly made this experience as simple and seamless as I could have imagined. I will definitely be using and recommending your exchange firm in the future, and I really was impressed with your customer support."


Tony G., Ankeny, IA 5/9/2012


"It all went very well. Thanks for your part in getting a 'clean' closing on both parcels."

Bill V., Ames, IA 2/22/2011


"It is a pleasure to work with you on these 1031s. You make things SO easy!"

Title company president, 1/28/2011


"You did a wonderful job! Everything was done correctly and you were very informative. Thank you!"

Jeff P., Everly, IA 1/18/2011


"This was our first experience with a 1031. We did not fully know what to expect. You walked us through it well."

David B., eastern IA, 1/3/2011


"Since this entire process was Greek to me, I truly appreciated your explanations, your friendliness, and your expertise. As a person of German ancestry, your perfectly organized synopsis of the exchange was noted with pleasure!"

Susan J., Red Oak IA, 12/31/2010


"Ken, thank you so much for your very professional work in handling our 1031 exchange. Your expertise certainly took the stress out of the whole transaction. Your instructions were always very clear, concise, and timely. I would recommend your company to anyone."

Roger A., Morrill, KS, 8/4/2010


"You did a great job and made the transaction go very smoothly and efficiently. Thanks for your help and will definitely use you again if needed."


Debbie W., Atlantic, IA 4/7/2010


"Iowa Equity Exchange has an excellent working knowledge of the 1031 Exchange process. What separates them from other intermediaries with whom I spoke is the full-service support they provide. From the first phone conversation prior to engaging his services to the follow-up over a month after the Exchange was complete, Ken always provided support that went far beyond simply executing the 1031 paperwork. When you have the opportunity to work with Ken on your exchange, you will realize that the high quality of advice and support that he provides is the same whether you are a customer or a member of his own family. Thank you for all of your assistance...I sincerely appreciate all of your personal advice and suggestions that went beyond the actual 1031 Exchange. I look forward to the next opportunity to work with you."

Paul B., Kearney, NE 3/22/2010


"Very organized, neat and professional. You were just a phone call away for all our questions and concerns about the 1031 process. All phone calls were returned and questions answered. We...would recommend you to others."

Burl and Myra Sue V., Pacific Junction, IA 3/17/2010


"Pleasure to work with! Great communication. Very simple transaction."

Amy & Rod N., Griswold, IA 3/2/2010


"Iowa Equity Exchange was very thorough and did an excellent job with follow-up."

Jim N., Knoxville, IA 2/9/2010


"Very good job. I will recommend you."

Dr. Ed R., Des Moines, IA 11/3/2009


"Wish all professional were as organized and efficient as you."

Niles and Vickie J., Chandler, AZ 8/14/2009


"I am so glad I decided to work with  you on these exchanges. I just want to let you know that everyone who has been involved and in contact with you has expressed excessively how nice you are to explain everything to them as the process progresses and how patient you have been with all of us who are ignorant of this business. You have made this so easy for everyone involved. Thank you from the depths of my heart. With all of my hysteria about the whole sale transaction, you have been the one smooth factor I could count on." 

Lora J., North Liberty, IA 8/6/2009


"Ken's manner over the phone was most helpful and each detail was covered and explained. Ken really was a super help. Thanks so much."

Lorna S., Montgomery, AL 5/26/2009


"I can't think of a thing you could have done better. I always felt confident that I was working with a true professional. Thanks."

Ronald N., Athens, WI, 4/10/2009


"Very smooth transaction. No problems. No surprises."

Stephen D., Johnston, Iowa, 3/28/2009


"Very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. Would definitely use your services again or recommend you to someone else."

Pam E., Emmetsburg, Iowa, 3/10/2009


"Excellent services. I would highly recommend for a 1031 exchange."

David E., West Des Moines, Iowa, 2/4/2009


"Excellent work. I didn't have to worry once. Ken made a very smooth transaction out of this and I'm very grateful. Will do business again with Iowa Equity Exchange."

Howard S., Pleasant Hill, Iowa, 12/5/2008


"I contacted three 1031 exchange companies before selecting Iowa Equity Exchange for my 1031 exchange. Ken Tharp seemed to be the most knowledgeable person and was willing to answer all of the questions that I had about 1031 exchanges. The 1031 exchange went smoothly following the guidance provided by Ken Tharp of Iowa Equity Exchange."


Max P., Stanton, Iowa, 6/6/2008


"I first worked with Ken in 2007 after meeting him online. As a real estate agent and auctioneer serving my clients' needs well is important to me. Ken spent hours on the phone with me taking the mystery out of 1031 exchanges and putting them in EASY to understand terms. I refer ALL of my 1031 exchange clients to Ken because he has taken EXCELLENT care of every client I have ever sent him. He is in my opinion the best in the business. He makes it so easy."

Jason Smith, Land Specialist and Auctioneer, http://www.gowithjason.com/


"We work with Ken directly as our sole source for 1031 exchanges involving our clients. Ken's ability to give direction on where our clients need to head financially with property exchanges is an asset that we are very proud to offer at LandAndGame.com. The opportunity to work with Ken has been a real blessing for our business and will allow us to increase the bottom line for our clients' investments across the board. In short, if you're an active investor in farm ground, hunting land with income, or duplexes and apartments, your time spent with Ken will pay dividends exponentially in your property portfolio."

Rod White, owner, LandAndGame.com