Realtors in Iowa City

Iowa City is a unique place with a dynamic housing market. As you can imagine, there are quite a few realtors in Iowa City. When you’re ready to buy or sell a home, it can be hard to know who to work with.

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Top realtors in Iowa City: Rachel + Molly

What to Look for in an Iowa City Realtor

In some places, working with a realtor who’s not completely on the ball might be no big deal. Although many markets favor either buying or selling, it’s not uncommon in some parts of the country for people to have multiple options when buying a home.

In Iowa City, this is often not the case. Houses often have multiple offers within hours of going on the market and one misstep can cost you the home of your dreams. If you don’t have a realtor who can navigate these difficult dynamics, you could end up waiting a long time to secure a home or dramatically overpaying just to end the pain.

Communication: Why it Matters

Good communication starts before you ever look at a home. Your realtor should work with you before the shopping process starts to familiarize you with the steps of home buying and help you identify your goals, your budget, and potential must-haves or deal breakers. Buying a home is complicated and most people only do it a small number of times in their lives. A good realtor will keep you informed throughout the process and make sure each decision you make is educated and correct.

Market Knowledge: A Critical Factor

In Iowa City’s hot market, making the wrong offer comes at a high cost. Bid too high and you could end up overpaying. Bid too low and your offer might end up discarded without due consideration. How do you know what the right offer is?

Negotiation Skills

The ability to negotiate means a lot more than just haggling over price. In some cases, it’s possible to employ strategies to ease a sale without changing an offer but might focus on contingencies of various kinds. A good realtor needs to be able to read people, read the market, and be able to see through the veneer of a staged home to see its true value.

Willingness to Advocate

Buying a home is complex legal transaction. There are many considerations to be taken into account throughout the process. Sometimes you might encounter an unscrupulous seller who might take advantage of someone without experience. When you work with Rachel + Molly, we will advocate for you. If anything smells fishy, we will bring it to your attention to make sure your interests are protected.

How to Spot a Bad Match

Have you ever reached out to your realtor and not heard back? Has your realtor ever shown you a home that doesn’t meet your requirements? Have your offers repeatedly failed to secure you a home? If so, it might be worth considering whether you’ve made the best possible decision on who to work with. Luckily, starting the shopping process with a realtor comes with no obligation. You can seek new representation at any time!

What our Clients Say

The home buying process with Molly Trimble well exceeded all of our expectations. Molly was available, accommodating, and perfectly professional from the very first phone call. She knows the Iowa City area and helped tremendously with our move from another state. Molly is the realtor that goes above and beyond to ensure her clients are… Read more “Flawless buying experience”


Rachel was a great realtor. She respected our price range, had great communication, and was very flexible. She was very knowledgeable in the whole process, and since we were first time home buyers, she was informative and helped us every step of the way. We asked to see homes sometimes twice, or have somebody else… Read more “We would highly recommend Rachel”

A Miller

Always good at communicating. Read more “Always good at communicating”

North Liberty

You won’t be disappointed! Read more “You won’t be disappointed”

M Sabers
Iowa City

Rachel + Molly: Beloved Realtors in Iowa City

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