Fairfield IA Homes for Sale

The Team


The Team

Our Broker, James C. Horras, A.L.C., G.R.I., C.G.A.:
Jim began his career in real estate sales in 1975, became a broker in 1980, became a partner in Fairfield Real Estate in the summer of 1991, and the sole owner of ERA FAIRFIELD REAL ESTATE in 2001. Specializing in the sale and appraisal of agricultural and commercial real estate, Jim is also a proficient auctioneer and was among Iowa's first Certified General Real Property Appraisers. Jim is one of only 23 persons in the state of Iowa to possess the A.L.C. (Accredited Land Consultant) designation and has earned the G.R.I (Graduate of the Realtor's Institute) designation. In addition to local and regional associations, Jim is a member of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers and the Realtor's Land Institute. He attended Iowa State University and continues his real estate education by regularly attending conferences and seminars in cities such as Denver, Chicago and Washington D.C.  Jim and his wife, Nancy, have three children, Mackenzie, Natalie, and Vincent. Both he and Nancy are very civically involved. In his free time, Jim enjoys playing golf and working on the family farm.  

Reach Jim at home: 641-472-2688, or by cell: 641-451-0192



Tammy Dunbar, C.R.S., G.R.I., A.B.R., Broker Associate: 

Tammy established her association with ERA FAIRFIELD REAL ESTATE sixteen years ago. Tammy reached $1,000,000 in sales in her first year associated with the firm, and has been a multi-million dollar producer each year since. She believes professionalism is enhanced by education and obtained her Broker's license in 2005. Tammy is a Certified Residential Specialist (C.R.S.) an Accredited Buyer's Representative (A.B.R.) as well as a Graduate of the Realtor's Institute (G.R.I.). She served as the 2009 Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce President, was a member of the Chamber Board for the past seven years and is on the Fairfield Park & Recreation Foundation Board. Tammy also served as the secretary of the Southeast Iowa Board of Realtors for four years. She and her husband Jeff have two sons and they are very active in church, school, and civic activities. 

Reach Tammy by cell: 641-919-2625, or the office: 641-472-2353  



Karen Hewitt, CNE, Broker Associate: 
Karen joined ERA Fairfield Real Estate in 2007 and brings great professionalism, enthusiasm and desire to serve clients' needs.  Karen strives to continue enhancing her education by completing ERA's ten unit "n" course and has recently earned her Certified Negotiation Expert Designation. Karen has received the accredited brnze award from the Iowa Association of Realtors each year with ERA and is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Club.  She is also a member of the National Association of Realtors, Iowa Association of Realtors, Southeast Iowa Board of Realtors and the local Multiple Listing Service.  Karen is a mom of three children and enjoys being involved in their many activities as well as traveling and a wide variety of other interests.

   Reach Karen by cell at 641-919-3793 or at the office at 641-472-2353  or email karen.hewitt@ERA.com



Margie Padget, Sales Associate, Admin Assistant:
Margie Padget joined the professional staff of ERA Fairfield Real Estate early in 2009, after twelve years in the health care industry. Margie has lived and worked in Jefferson County since 1997. She attended Indian Hills Community College acquiring an Associates Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant and obtained a B.S. degree from Iowa Wesleyan College in Life Science. Margie very ably sees that the office functions reliably and is a pleasant work space. She is also a member of the National Association of Realtors, Iowa Association of Realtors, Southeast Iowa Board of Realtors and the local Multiple Listing Service. Her husband Randy owns Padget Lawn Care, LLC and maintains the family farm. Margie believes that her life experiences will add to her ability to provide her real estate clients with exceptional service and professionalism. 
Reach Margie by cell at 641-919-2345 or the office at 641-472-2353

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Patti Hamilton, C.B.R., C.N.E., Broker Associate:

Patti Hamilton graduated from Ohio State University and her first career was teaching. Patti moved to Fairfield in 1979 and began her real estate career in 1990 at Ford & Company Real Estate. In 1995 she became a partner in Heartland Real Estate and became sole owner in 1998.  She merged that company with C21 in 2006 and became a part of C21 Hayes-Heartland.  Patti has joined ERA Fairfield Real Estate and looks forward to expanding their current leading role in real estate services. As a former Broker and now as an Associate Broker, her experience in real estate is far reaching and diverse.  Patti was the highest volume producing agent in the Fairfield area from 2006-2009, a direct result of her professionalism, attention to detail, and repeat customers.  Patti was awarded the CENTURION Producer award in 2006, 2007, and 2008.  She completed the Certified Buyers Representative (CBR) course and the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) class.  She has a dedicated list of returning clients and a strong referral network due to the exemplary customer service she provides. 

 Reach Patti by cell at 641-919-9249 or the office at 641-472-2353



Darin Hayne, Sales Associate, CNE, HSE

 Darin Hayne moved to Fairfield in 2000. She graduated from Iowa State University and became a Realtor in 2008. Working with Fairfield’s top producing agency, ERA Fairfield Real Estate, she continues to gain repeat clients each year. Darin has been trained in home staging which has been shown to both increase home sale prices and reduce how long it remains on the market. Darin also specializes in Fairfield rentals with expertise at matching tenants to landlords. She is a Director on the Southeast Iowa Board of REALTORS, a Volunteer & Director for Noah’s Ark Animal Shelter, and Chair for the Fairfield Young Professionals. A portion of all Darin’s sales are donated to Noah’s Ark Animal Foundation. www.darinsblog.com
Reach Darin by cell at 641-919-1066 or the office at 641-472-2323

Loren Town, Sales Associate: 

 Loren has made Fairfield her home since 1985, where she has raised 3 children and been very involved in their many sports and school activities. Loren worked as a physician recruiter from 2005 to 2007 and is a certified yoga instructor, continuing to teach classes at Morning Star Studio here in Fairfield. She is also a member of the National Association of Realtors, Iowa Association of Realtors, Southeast Iowa Board of Realtors and the local Multiple Listing Service. Loren and husband Jeff, a Registered Investment Advisor for Rule #1 Investing, enjoy living in Fairfield and being involved in the community.  

 Reach Loren at lorentownrealestate@gmail.com, by cell: 641-919-2310

or at the office at 641-472-2353.


Don't know who to call? All staff members can be contacted at 641-472-2353 during regular business hours, or e-mailed any time at ffrealestate@lisco.com

Jim Horras
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