Chris Smith, ALC, AFM
Farm Manager

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Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Iowa, Hertz Real Estate Services, Inc.

Contact Information

  •  415 South 11th Street
     P.O. Box 500
     Nevada, IA 50201

"When our clients are considering what to do with their land, it is a personal and professional decision. It is my privilege to walk with clients as we value their land and evaluate their options."


Chris Smith joined Hertz Real Estate Services in January 2012, expanding the Nevada, Iowa, office in agricultural real estate sales and farm management.

Chris is an active member of the Realtors Land Institute (RLI), serving as the Iowa Chapter President in 2016. Chris is also a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) where he is working towards his accredited Farm Manager designation. Chris is an achieved auctioneer specializing in land sales. 

With a strong belief in community activities, Chris volunteers his time for the Drake Relays, Knights of Columbus, Habitat for Humanity, and various school activities.

He grew up on a family farm near Malcom, Iowa. Chris, his wife Erin, and their children live in West Des Moines.


B.S Business Administration, Drake University
Worldwide College of Auctioneering


Accredited Land Consultant, Realtors Land Institute

Accredited Farm Manager, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers