Amy Ackley Maris has been vacationing at the lake, living at the lake, and loving Lake Okoboji since 1967. She has enjoyed sharing her wealth of knowledge and passion for the area with buyers and sellers since 2002. Her experience, dedication and outstanding communications skills have led her to many successful years of selling real estate.
Amy has received the Diamond Achievement Award from the Iowa Association of REALTORS ® each year from 2011-16 in recognition of over $10 million dollars in sales. In 2017, Amy was awarded REALTOR ® of the Year by the Iowa Great Lakes Board of REALTORS ®. This honor acknowledges an ethical and civic-minded professional whose efforts have enhanced the REALTOR ® organization, enhanced the ability of real estate professionals to serve consumers and enhanced the quality of life for members of the community. Amy served as president of the IGLBOR in 2016 and is currently co-chair of the RPAC legislative committee.
Amy’s favorite hobby is giving back to the community that has been so good to her family. She currently serves on the Historic Arnolds Park, Inc. board, the Built for Others Foundation board and a second term on the Okoboji Foundation board. Amy also volunteers for the Spirit Lake Schools and is specifically involved in the SL Music Boosters and Pride Night.
Amy’s long history with the Lakes began with growing up on West Lake Okoboji on Fairoaks Beach. She now lives on Manhattan Beach with her husband, John, and three children. Amy graduated from Grand View College in Des Moines. She is a third-generation in the real estate business.