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Top real estate agents in Iowa City, IA

We analyze millions of home sales to find the best performing real estate agents & REALTORS®.

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

When it comes to making one of the biggest financial decisions of your life, you need the right real estate team by your side. Top agents do 76.7% more deals than average agents, and those negotiation skills pay off big time: Sellers save 2.0x more money and buyers save 1.6x more money with a top agent.

"After contacting HomeLight, two fabulous realtors contacted us. Our recommended realtor was absolutely fantastic, and we accepted an offer on our house 3 days after it was listed."

Cynthia L.

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

Gwen Johnson
Gwen Johnson Real Estate
About Gwen

Premier – Full Service – Dedication – Hardworking These attributes describe Gwen Johnson and her team of Real Estate Professionals. Gwen Johnson’s approach to real estate is unique. Believing wholeheartedly in a seamless transaction, Gwen and The Johnson Team are dedicated to providing all clients with a Premier, Full Service real estate buying and selling experience. With Gwen’s 25+ years of real estate experience, she firmly believes in an individualized approach to property marketing. With expertise in staging, professional photography and videography, and dedicated office support, Gwen and her Team of REALTORs are sure to deliver the best of the best to each and every client. Courtney Blair brings over 10 years of experience in serving the real estate needs of her clients. Heather Hershberger brings a uniquely insightful perspective to each and every transaction. Allison Dunmore brings a passion and love for people and homes. Tiffany Vaske brings a wealth of knowledge and love for the area. Behind the scenes, Stephanae helps to coordinate and assist in the real estate process, bringing an attention to detail and a commitment to top-quality service to all clients. Ron Heck supervises signage and all exterior aspects of home sales. This unique combination of expertise, coupled with the Skogman Family commitment to excellence and technology, is what bolsters the success of The Johnson Team as a Top Ten Selling Real Estate Agent in the Corridor Area.

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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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Condo Transactions
29
TIC Transactions
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  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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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.

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""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
47
Condo Transactions
39
Townhome Transactions
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  • Top Producer 2021
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Chris Campbell
Urban Acres Real Estate
About Chris

Chris has been a licensed REALTOR® in the Iowa City area since 2002. A University of Iowa graduate, with over 30 years experience in sales and marketing, she is passionate about her real estate career. Chris is ready to help her clients in buying or selling process.

Condo Transactions
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Single Family Home Transactions
16
TIC Transactions
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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
6
Single Family Home Transactions
17
TIC Transactions
0
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  • Sells Homes Fast 2021
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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
3
TIC Transactions
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Achievements
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Josie Ashmore
Pinnacle Realty and Coldwell Banker Gold Coast
About Josie

I have lived in Cedar Rapids and Chicago for the past 31 years and have over 21 years of Real Estate experience, professionally representing both buyers and sellers in residential, investment, commercial, land, farm, and new construction transactions. I am completely "hands-on" in my approach, handling every aspect of each transaction personally. Whether you are new to the market or an experienced investor, I have the expertise, proven track record, and resources to help you achieve your real estate goals. I understand how exciting and emotional buying and selling a home can be. You'll have questions and decisions to make along the way. That's why it is crucial that you are completely comfortable with your real estate agent as a confidant and professional. I will do my best to put you at ease and always give you the time and personalized attention you deserve. If you're interested in selling, you can rest assured that I have embraced the most up-to-date marketing methods, systems, and technology to ensure you get the maximum exposure needed to get your property sold. If buying is in your near future, I will be your step-by-step guide throughout the search, negotiation, and purchase process. Sellers, call me for a free Comparative Market Analysis. Buyers, let's talk about your ideal property. I love Chicago and the Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, areas; I love people, and I would love the opportunity to work with you! Josie was the listing agent for my son’s residence when he relocated to the West Coast. Since he had already moved, an agent needed to be selected without anyone in our family actually being in Cedar Rapids. I am an out-of-state attorney with extensive experience in real estate transactions, so I had high expectations. Josie exceeded my expectations. She is smart and can be counted on to be on top of what is happening. Josie offered suggestions, answered questions, and gave us the comfort level that we were in good hands. Particularly gratifying to me was her outstanding communication. - Ed Garman, Lawyer in Illinois During the winter of 2013 Josie Ashmore and her team successfully sold my mother’s house located in Cedar Rapids in less than 60 days. Moving an elderly parent from their home is an emotional experience but Josie’s team was able go from listing to closing in less than 60 days. The house had been on the market for six months with little marketing strategy other than a slide of listing price lowering. Josie took over the listing and completed an accurate market analysis which resulted in a substantial increase in listing price. Her team then staged the house to appeal to our target market and was able to produce three offers for our consideration. As a professor of marketing, I use Josie and her team in my classes as an example of how a successful sales process should be completed. I highly recommend Josie Ashmore and her associates! - Don Jones, Decorah, Iowa

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"We like Josie so much during the purchase of our town home that we enlisted her help with the purcha..."

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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
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Single Family Home Transactions
30
TIC Transactions
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Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Move Safe Certified 2021
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Susan Cooper
Coldwell Banker Real Estate Professionals
About Susan

The dictionary defines service as "an act of help or assistance," but I have my own definition. In my eyes, service is going one step further. How do I do that? If you're a buyer, it's simple. I help you make, not only comfortable choices, but sound financial ones as well. If you're hoping to sell, I have the expertise to help you prepare your home, in such a way that you will get the highest possible price for it. And when it comes to pricing it, it's true, any agent can offer you a free market analysis - you can get one from me too - but what that gives you is just the potential price range, for which the average house will sell. How many houses are truly average? After all, yours had to have that "special something," which made you choose it in the first place. I prefer to offer instead a no obligation, in-home consultation. Not only does that mean you will receive a far more accurate analysis, it affords me the opportunity to make more targeted marketing choices to maximize your home's potential... That's service!

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Steven Hankemeier
RE/MAX Concepts
About Steven

Some people are very casual when it comes to signing papers that affect their finances for decades. But for those who recognize that small steps early in the game can affect major outcomes later, it's fortunate that there are professionals who dedicate themselves to learning about the process and local market conditions, and who can turn a nightmare of stress and confusion into a relatively painless experience (let's be honest). I'm an educated professional with a few years of experience in this market, and I think I've seen almost every trick and turn of the industry already. I've also had intimate experience with properties in most of these neighborhoods, making me an invaluable person to talk to when it comes to relocation to or within this area. I'm confident that I can save you not only tens of thousands of dollars, but a great deal of time and emotional energy as well. But I'm not simply a piece of hardware you can point at a house. I'm a human who laughs and smiles, and I'll take the time to find out what you really need most from me as a professional real estate agent. If you would like to know anything about my services, or if you'd like to hear about the local market from a human voice, please contact me at your convenience.

Single Family Home Transactions
28
Condo Transactions
3
TIC Transactions
0
Achievements
  • Top Negotiator 2021
  • Top Producer 2021
  • Top Negotiator 2020
  • Top Producer 2020
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Barry Webb
Keller Williams Legacy Group
About Barry

Giving personalized service and treating each client as an individual is learned from a long and arduous journey to succeed in the real estate business. He is pride if himself on providing this kind of exceptional personal service. She take the time to listen and to establish your needs. A sincere dedication to superior service and results have made him Shelby County’s Top Real Estate Professional. Call Him! (502) 321-4580 - He can Help you with ANY Property listed with ANY Company!

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Top Iowa City real estate agent stats at a glance

Iowa City, IA may have 502 real estate agents, but you’re looking for the cream of the crop. Homelight analyzes performance data from all of Iowa City’s active agents to find you those with the best objective results. The top 3% of Iowa City agents boast impressive numbers: They complete 76.7% more real estate transactions each year than the average agent, and sell homes 81.2% faster.

Top Seller's Agents

A top Iowa City seller’s agent sells 1.8x more properties, gets you 88.4% more for your home, and sells 43.5% faster than the average agent.

Sale Price / List Price (%)

Days on Market
Lower is better

Homes Sold / Yr


Top Buyer's Agents

Compared to the average agent, top Iowa City buyer's agents purchase 273.36 more homes and save buyers $304,852 on every deal.

Condos Sold / Yr

Homes Purchased / Yr

Sale Price / List Price (%)
Lower is better

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

Top Agents
5 stars
Avg. Agents
4.1 stars

Top real estate agents in Iowa City score an average rating of 5.0 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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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 ...“

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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...“

"Realtors can claim anything, but the objective data that HomeLight collects on number of homes sold, price range, and time period, are facts that cannot be challenged."

Shirley S.

HomeLight Client

"Reached out to HomeLight... chose the realtor we liked best, had a listing in under a week... received an offer(at full asking price) within 24 hours."

Linda D.

HomeLight Client

"My agent wrote a killer MLS listing and also had a stunning drone video made to show it off. That lot sold in 10 days, thanks to his efforts. I can't thank HomeLight enough for helping me connect with the exact agent for me."

Joan P.

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Find the best 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

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Marion

Active Agents728
Time on Market63
Avg. Sale Price$192,500

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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