Pat Short

After moving to Southeast Iowa in high school I quickly made it my home. I have been

married to my wife Dereca, for 30 years. We have 2 daughters, Ashley and Brynn.

Ashley works for Indian Hills College and is married to a wonderful man, Kyle. We

welcomed our first grandchild in the Fall of 2020.


I am a proud member of the Ottumwa Fire Department where I have built a 25 year

career serving and loving my community. When I am not fighting fires and selling houses

I spend my time with my family; weightlifting; enjoying sports and assisting with various



Over the years I have dedicated much of my time to a community charity that I

am the Vice President of, and incredibly passionate about, Sparky Claus. This

organization helps children in and around our community stay warm in the cold winter

months with free coats and ensure every child has a present under the tree on

Christmas morning.


As a real estate agent, I strive to build trust with my clients. It is my desire to make my

clients feel less like clients and more like family. I find joy and satisfaction in helping

people find a home that is the perfect fit for them and also to sell their existing home as

seamlessly as possible. I look forward to speaking with you and making the home

buying and selling process one you will enjoy.