Husband and wife team, Darrin and Stephanie Huggins, opened an EXIT franchise office located at 1617 2nd Ave. in Muscatine called Exit Realty Group in April 2015. Darrin has been a realtor in Muscatine since 2007 and has a broker license that allows him to sell in Iowa and Illinois. Stephanie worked as a paralegal for more than 20 years handling real estate transactions then became a realtor in 2012. Together, they created The Huggins Home Team in 2012.
Darrin and Stephanie made the decision to open an EXIT office in Muscatine for many reasons: because of the good people of Muscatine, the expanding real estate market in the Muscatine area, and, most importantly, to put agents first. The EXIT model offers this type of approach for new agents as well as experienced agents. In addition, EXIT International donates a portion of every transaction fee collected to its charitable fund. To-date, over $2 million has been pledged to Habitat for Humanity. Darrin and Stephanie have also contributed a percentage of their commissions to local charities, and in 2015, they were able to donate to 11 different local groups.
The EXIT Realty Group office is comprised of real estate professionals that specialize in assisting clients that are buying, selling, and investing in real estate. EXIT Realty Group also works with foreclosure, REO and bank-owned properties, new construction, land/commercial real estate and relocation companies.
Besides themselves, Darrin and Stephanie also have five professional agents that includes one other husband and wife team. Their new office has room to grow and additional space to accommodate new and experienced agents.