About Stauss Realty

When all of the Realtors at Stauss Realty spend their entire lives living and raising families in Okoboji, you build more than just a deep knowledge of the area: you also build a profound respect for its history and culture and trust from its people. 

At Stauss Realty, we value loyalty, professionalism, and friendship above all else, and we’re committed to helping you find the lake home of your dreams.

Stauss Realty specializes in the communities of Okoboji, Arnolds Park, Wahpeton, West Okoboji, Orleans, Spirit Lake and Milford. Each Listing features the most up-to-date technologies available.

Let Stauss Realty show you prime lake homes on West Okoboji, East Okoboji, or Big Spirit Lake.

Stauss Realty: The Gold Standard  you’re looking for in real estate. 



Kirk, you are the best...

Kirk, you are the best. Joe and I have to thank you for allyour professionalism and hard work you did for us to buy our home at the lakes.

Your advice prior to buying our home narrowed down our search and we were able to look at the areas and homes that we had chosen.

We are still settling in and know that if we need anything we are free to call on you. You continue to work with your clients even after the close.

Okoboji has a gem of a Realtor in KIRK STAUSS, a real professional.

Joe & Mary

The experience...

Dear Kirk,
The experience that I had was wonderful. You were thorough and direct and honest and this made the entire process of purchasing my first lake property a real pleasure. I especially appreciated the way you explained everything along the way and made it all happen quickly and smoothly.

Without any hesitation I would recommend that anyone I know contact you for your expertise and your most excellent services.


Thank you for all...

Thank you so much for all that you have done for me. You are the BEST agent I have ever worked with. I now know why you are sooo successful. You have the ethnics of what all real estate agents should have and thats integrity. You are by far the hardest working, thoughtful and enjoyable agent I have every been in contact with. You should teach a class on "How to be a successful Realtor". You certainly wrote the book!

Thanks again for EVERYTHING!


If someone is buying or selling...

If someone is buying or selling a home, we recommend Kirk Stauss. He is thorough, always looked out for our best interest, hard working, fair and competent.

Lou and Pat

Kirk has proven...

Kirk has proven himself to us by guiding us through the sale of our home, pricing it right and selling it quickly. Then he helped us obtain a new lake home by being observant to our desires. We appreciate his dedication and cheerfulness and shall be forever grateful.

Daryl and Eva


Dear Kirk,
Recently my husband and I decided to put our lake home on the market. Having not bought or sold a home in quite some time, we were apprehensive of all it would entail. When we met with you, you were kind, informative and honest, explaining the process; what to expect; marketing conditions, etc. You then backed off and allowed us to think about our decision and be comfortable with it.

When we did decide to go ahead and list our home, you came over, walked us through the paperwork and ensured us there would be no surprises. You were kind, efficient, and extremely helpful. We were, and are, very impressed with your professionalism, your efficiency and organizational skills in seeing to every detail that made selling our home a pleasant experience.

We tell all our friends that when they are ready to sell "think Kirk Stauss, he is really good".

Thank you for everything,
John and Jean

Thank you so much...

Dear Kirk,
Thank you so much for your wonderful help in both the purchase of our new home and the sale of our condo. Having been in the real estate business in another state, we really appreciate your concern that we get it right and the professional way in which you guided us through the maze that is buying and selling real estate in Iowa.

You have the ability to understand your clients' needs and steer them in the right direction. Your confidence and sense of humor helped to ease what can be a very stressful time.

We woundn't hesitate to recommend you to our friends or to call you should we ever decide to move again.

Best of all we feel that we have made a new friend.

Sincerely yours,
Bruce & Nancy

A special thanks...

Dear Kirk,
A special thanks for your excellent service in helping us find a home at Okoboji. You are very experienced, professional and creative and you made sure everything ran smoothly. You left no stone unturned.

We appreciate your help, all of the time you spent, your upbeat personality, your integrity and your knowledge of the field.

We highly recommend you to anyone in need of an experienced, reliable Realtor.

Thanks for helping us find our dream lake home.

Jim and Karen


Kirk, We were very pleased with the Thorough, Timely selling of our lake home. We feel you did a great job of advertising our home in all the appropriate publications, and you brought us good, qualified buyers. Unlike other West Lake Realtors, we always had the feeling you were trying to get us true market value of our home rather than reducing the price for a quick sale. It was also reassuring to have all the legal work done by true professionals. We feel like the three of us make a pretty good Team.
Thank You......
Craig & Sandi