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Top Iowa City real estate agents

HomeLight examines the transaction history for the 495 active Iowa City real estate agents to find the best ones. The top 3% of real estate agents in Iowa City get homes off the market in 47 days and sell for $338,847 more than the average.

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See how 20 of the top REALTORS® and real estate agents in Iowa City stack up

Gwen Johnson
Skogman Realty Co.
About Gwen

Gwen Johnson has over twenty years of experience in real estate.  She is in the top ten REALTORs in the corridor area well over a decade.  She believes in the TEAM approach to real estate, with a TEAM of seasoned professionals providing quality and extensive services to clients. She loves what she does, she loves who she works with, and that translates to loving her clients.  She is committed to provide state of the art services and systems with cutting edge service.  Personally, Gwen was born and raised in Iowa. Hard work, family and a commitment to her community are a cornerstone to her work ethic.  Courtney Blair is originally from the Cedar Rapids area, moving to North Liberty in 2000. After working in the mortgage industry for 7 years and then for a real estate appraiser, Courtney made the transition to real estate in 2009 when the Skogman Realty Coralville office opened as the office manager. Since then, Courtney has become a licensed agent and has been working in both residential and commercial real estate. Growing up in the Cedar Rapids area, then moving to the Corridor has helped Courtney in knowing both markets. And with a background in both finance and appraising, Courtney can assist both buyers and sellers in whatever needs they may have. Jenna Poch has lived in the Iowa City and surrounding area for 23 years making her familiar with the many Corridor communities. Prior to becoming a REALTOR she spent 12 years as a nurse taking care of pediatrics, seniors, and managing various health care facilities. This experience gave her a passion for service, connecting with and caring for her community, providing loyalty, dedication, and outstanding client service. When Jenna isn’t making property ownership dreams come true she enjoys teaching group fitness and barre classes as well as spending time with her son, Ethan, and their dog, Lady. Heather Hershberger is originally from Cedar Rapids, moving to the Corridor area in 2005. She currently resides in North Liberty with her husband, Austin, their two children, Maxwell and Phoenix, and their Lab, Ike. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a master's degree in Public Policy. Prior to becoming a REALTOR she spent 2 years working on public policy research and over 4 years as a program evaluator at the Iowa Consortium for Substance Abuse Evaluation. Heather has a passion for guiding her clients through every step of the home buying and selling process and making it enjoyable and stress free. Allison Dunmore is originally from Muscatine and moved to Iowa City to attend the University of Iowa in 2011. Remaining in the area, she has held various design and sales positions since graduating with bachelor’s degrees in both Communications and Studio Art. Allison currently resides in Coralville with her husband, Danny, and their dog, Elle. As a REALTOR and active member in the community, Allison looks forward to living out her passion and love for people & homes.

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"Top knotch all the way. Transformed by old home that needed major upgrades to a very marketable "fin..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
71
Condo Transactions
42
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Jill Armstrong
Skogman Realty Co.
About Jill

Jill Armstrong formed the Jill Armstrong Team because she believes that finding love on the other side of the door can be a transformative process for clients. With her characteristic, boundless energy, and commitment to the community, Jill is consistently one of the premier Realtors in Iowa. Jill leverages her experience in new construction, floor plan design, decorating along with her more than 20 years of Real Estate experience to benefit everyone from the first time home buyer to the empty nester, from those selling their first condo to luxury estate homes. In addition to Jill the Jill Armstrong Team consist of five licensed Realtors, Jackie, Marcy and Allye offering a combined 50 plus years of experience ready to help you find your next home or sale your current home. The team also specializes in home staging for all of our listings.

Jill's reviews

""She’s the kind of professional that is always on your side, always prepared and extremely insightfu..."

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Single Family Home Transactions
48
Condo Transactions
31
Townhome Transactions
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Liz Erb Firmstone
Firmstone Real Estate
About Liz

With over 25 years of experience in business and real estate, Liz brings a wealth of skills and talents to Firmstone Real Estate. Business and negotiation skills are necessary in real estate to successfully lead, coach, counsel and direct clients to the best outcomes for their individual situations. An excellent realtor will have the business skills to handle all of the curveballs and unexpected situations that may come along with buying and selling real estate. You want a realtor with the expertise and knowledge to make sure you have the best possible experience when buying or selling your home.

Single Family Home Transactions
13
Condo Transactions
1
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Melissa Langhurst-Gucfa
COLDWELL BANKER HEDGES CORRIDOR
About Melissa

Hello, Welcome to the place where you can find homes and land in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Corridor, and surrounding areas. Please utilize the mapping system and search different areas by price range, location, zip or other. Enjoy! As a Coldwell Banker Hedges Real Estate Professional, I am dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of service possible. My dedication and knowledge of the real estate market will ensure that my clients and customers are well taken care of. I pride myself in taking a Proactive Approach to my Real Estate career, utilizing the latest technology, market research, and business strategies to meet the goals of my customers and clients. More importantly, I listen and that means helping find solutions that are tailored to your wants and needs at all times. I was born and raised in Swisher, Iowa, I attended Cedar Rapids Prairie High school. After high-school, I received my BA from the University of Iowa, and started my real estate career in 2008. My husband Ethan and I currently reside in Shueyville, we have two sons Jack and Bennett. When I am not selling real estate, I enjoy racing in triathlons, working in the yard, cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes, and enjoying quality time with my family. Full-time dedication to the residential real estate profession; Clients receive my utmost attention Able to balance the importance and complexity of a real estate transaction with the personal and emotional needs of my clients Proficient with the technology needed in today's real estate market; Able to simplify technology so that my clients also understand Respectful of my clients' time and confidences Sensitive and responsive to the extraordinary needs of my clients during and after their relocation process High attention to detail Strong rapport and reputation amongst my real estate colleagues Exceptional client references - available upon request Realtor at Coldwell Banker Hedges Realty, 2008 to Present Member of the National Association of Realtors and Iowa Association of Realtors, 2008 to Present Member of the Cedar Rapids Area Association of Realtors, 2008 to Present Member of the Iowa City Area Association of Realtors, 2009 to Present Graduated from Cedar Rapids Prairie High School BA in Marketing, University of Iowa Cedar Rapids Association Rookie of the Year 2009 Recipient of the Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 - Awarded to the Top 7% of 90,000 Individual agents Worldwide

Condo Transactions
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Single Family Home Transactions
13
TIC Transactions
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Sherry Simpson
Keller Williams Legacy Group
About Sherry

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to help you make your next dream come true!! I love working with buyers and sellers to help you through the entire process of either the home buying or home selling experience. I am here to make the process seamless and fun!! I have been a Realtor for 15 years and I am a member of the Iowa City Area Association of Realtors, Iowa Association of Realtors, & National Association of Realtors. Text, email me or call to get you started on your home journey!

Condo Transactions
0
Single Family Home Transactions
2
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2019
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Hayley Hershberger
KALONA REALTY, INC.
About Hayley

Hayley is a lifelong resident of Kalona and is a three-year graduate of the University of Iowa were she received her B.B.A. Degree in Finance. Hayley, along with her husband Riley and their two children enjoy living in Kalona where they have had the opportunity to give back to the community. Hayley is a volunteer Kalona First Responder and her husband Riley a Kalona Volunteeer Firefighter. Hayley serves on the Mid-Prairie Community School District Foundation Board of Trustees, Volunteers on the Iowa City Area Association of Realtors Education Committee and is an active member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church where she serves on Parish Council. With her high level of enthusiasm, hard work ethic and friendly demeanor, she is committed to making sure that each and every one of her clients has a truly enjoyable and stress free experience. Hayley is ready to work for you, so give her a call today! 319-430-4346

Single Family Home Transactions
7
TIC Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Sells Homes Fast 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Charla Howard
Elliott Realty Group
About Charla

Broker Associate with over 24 years of experience with 1000s of closed transactions and many more satisfied clients!

Single Family Home Transactions
2
TIC Transactions
0
Townhome Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Producer 2020
  • Top Producer 2019
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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About Twins Home Team

We would like to take the time to introduce ourselves. Our names are Meagan Weber-Bennett & Michelle Weber-Murphy and we work together on the Twins Home Team with Keller Williams Realty…and yes, we are TWINS. 😉 Michelle and I grew up in a small town - Mechanicsville, IA. We both decided to stay close to home and attended Cornell College to obtain our Bachelor's Degree and we also had the opportunity to attend St. Ambrose University together where we received our Master's Degree in Leadership! You have probably guessed it by now...but we are blessed to be very close and love doing things together. After college, we both had various jobs. We joked that we were professional job hoppers until we found what we had a true passion for, and that is helping people and Real Estate. We have been in the business for five years now and it has been incredible. We have been blessed with the opportunity to help hundreds of families buy and sell homes and it is something we truly love to do. Our clients become family and friends to us and we enjoy building lasting relationships with them. We are also blessed to work for the #1 Real Estate Company in the United States - Keller Williams. The education and technology offered here is unbelievable and gives us the tools and resources to go out and be the best possible agents we can be for our clients. If you are looking to buy or sell a home, we hope that you will reach out to us. We understand that this is one of the largest financial decisions you will ever make, and we promise to provide exceptional service for all of your real estate needs.

Condo Transactions
5
Single Family Home Transactions
35
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2020
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Jeannette Hein
Keller Williams Legacy Group
About Jeannette

Our philosophy is simple: clients come first. We pledge to be in constant communication with our clients, keeping them fully informed throughout the entire buying or selling process. We believe that if you’re not left with an amazing experience, we haven’t done our job. We don’t measure success through achievements or awards, but through the satisfaction of our clients.

Single Family Home Transactions
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Jacqueline Phillips
THE PHILLIPS GROUP REAL ESTATE, LLC
About Jacqueline

Are you looking for an experienced real estate professional who knows the Williamsburg and Surrounding Area Real Estatemarket and can get the results you desire? Let me put my knowledge, experience and dedication to work for you. Give me a call today, and I will immediately get to work for you - satisfying your real estate needs!

Single Family Home Transactions
10
Condo Transactions
1
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Negotiator 2019
  • Top Producer 2019
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Find your perfect real estate agent in Iowa City

Why you need a top real estate agent in Iowa City, IA

Experience pays off, and Iowa City’s top 3% of agents have it in spades: They do 765 deals a year, compared to the average agent who does 171 deals annually. Top agents also save their clients an average of 35.83 days on closing. Let’s run the numbers and see how much money you could save with a top Iowa City agent.

Top Seller's Agents

Iowa City’s top 3% agents save their sellers $338,847, while average agents save their clients $13,780. Top agents also sell homes quicker and far more frequently, selling 1.8x more homes than their average-performing counterparts, and doing so 43.2% faster.

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Top Buyer's Agents

When working the top 3% of Iowa City buyer's agents, you can save up to $39,064 on your home purchase--that's 1.6x more savings than the average agent.

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Ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Iowa City, IA

Top Agents
4.8 stars
Avg. Agents
4.1 stars

Top real estate agents in Iowa City score an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, compared to the typical Iowa City agent who scores only 4.1 stars. We collect the latest ratings and reviews of top real estate agents in Iowa City and update them here to show you what their past clients have to say.

Recent reviews for Iowa City real estate agents and REALTORS

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Mandy Hale
Graf Home Selling Team & Associates
Oct 05, 2021

“Steven Peacock with Graf Home Selling Team was beyond amazing to work with & I highly recommend contacting him if your thinking/planning on selling your home or know anyone who is! !!- HE SOLD OUR HOME IN 45 HOURS after being listed! Under 2 days on the market! We were not in a big city but a sma...“

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Skogman Realty
Apr 11, 2021

“I was the seller of a home that she came by to look at to sell for me. After going through my home and talking she said she would get back to me with a possible listing price. We spoke on the phone a week later and she gave me a price almost 70k lower than actual value and stated we "could squeeze" ...“

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Tania
Skogman Realty Co.
Jul 13, 2021

“"She’s the kind of professional that is always on your side, always prepared and extremely insightful (especially about neighborhoods and values). From Jill and her team you can always expect the best. She makes suggestions in your best interest. Jill Armstrong has a great work ethics and is a hard ...“

"My wife suggested I contact HomeLight to help us find a Realtor we can trust. It was the easiest thing I have ever done; in 1 phone call, I was in a position of confidence. We chose a team that helped us every step of the way. "

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"The agent that HomeLight found for us was amazing. She had a cash offer within three days of listing!"

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"HomeLight found a number of Realtors and provided a baseline for me to compare them. We were in a bit of a time crunch to sell and HomeLight made finding a local agent quick and easy."

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Find the perfect agent or REALTOR® for your favorite Iowa City neighborhood

Based on the available transaction data for homes bought and sold in Iowa City, top agents are frequently doing deals in Eastside, Grant Wood, and Peninsula Area.

Eastside

Active Agents254
Time on Market96
Avg. Sale Price$194,146

Grant Wood

Active Agents190
Time on Market91
Avg. Sale Price$162,038

Peninsula Area

Active Agents156
Time on Market124
Avg. Sale Price$254,104

Find top real estate agents in cities near Iowa City, IA

Cedar Rapids

Active Agents1,027
Time on Market59
Avg. Sale Price$152,000

Marion

Active Agents709
Time on Market62
Avg. Sale Price$191,500

Coralville

Active Agents396
Time on Market80
Avg. Sale Price$254,900

North Liberty

Active Agents548
Time on Market75
Avg. Sale Price$229,900

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a top real estate agent do?
Top real estate agents have more local expertise, prepare in-depth market analyses, and have industry connections that you can’t find by yourself. They know your neighborhood like the back of their hand and use their market knowledge to sell your home faster than the average agent and for money.
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What should you look for when interviewing a real estate agent in Iowa City?
When you sell a house, your real estate agent becomes your business partner, financial advisor, and emotional support system. It’s crucial to partner with someone you trust, so make sure you’re looking for an agent who can answer all of your questions with confidence during the interview. During this process, you want to get to know the agent’s business and find out how well they know the area. You’re listening for things that signal experience, expertise in your community, and workload. Selling a home takes an enormous amount of work, so you need an agent who’s got a plan for prep, pricing, and marketing and who is ready to roll up their sleeves to get the job done.
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How important is it to hire a top real estate agent in Iowa City?
Our data shows that the top 5% of listing agents sell homes for as much as (+9%) more than the average real estate agent. A great agent makes a difference when you buy a house, too: We’ve found that the top 5% of buyer's agents on average save their clients 2.5% more on their home purchase. So, whether you’re in the market to find your dream home or sell your house at a great price, the right agent matters. We encourage you to connect with a top real estate agent if you’re buying or selling a home in Iowa City, IA.
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When is the right time to hire a real estate agent in Iowa City?
The best window to contact an agent to sell your home is anywhere from three to six months in advance of your list date. When you start the search for an agent several months before hitting the market, there’s plenty of time to find the best agent, make key renovations, and market your home effectively, all of which are essential steps in selling your home for a great price. You can also hire an agent based on the best time to sell in Iowa City to take advantage of seasonal and cyclical trends in the market. The right time to hire a real estate agent depends on the temperature of the housing market. For example, the best time to sell in Iowa City is in May. And since it takes around 3 months to close on a home, you should list in February. We recommend that you hire a real estate agent as soon as you're thinking of selling your home. Generally speaking, that's anywhere from 3 to 6 months prior to your desired move date.
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What is the average real estate agent commission for agents in Iowa City?
While individual real estate agent commissions do vary, most real estate agents work for 6% of the home price.
Why should I use HomeLight to find a Iowa City real estate agent?
HomeLight analyzes all real estate agent in Iowa City to bring you custom, unbiased, data-driven recommendations. We use actual home sales transaction data to compare Iowa City real estate agent and will only introduce you to the top performing agents. They do not pay to advertise on our site and we do not pay to list them. To give you the best object recommendations, we consider things like: how fast a real estate agent sells, how many properties they work on, how much money they save or earn their clients, and what cities and neighborhoods they specialize in. You can trust that we’ll match you with the right agents for your needs.
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