Buy a Home in the Greater Iowa City-Cedar Rapids Corridor

Whether it’s your first home, your dream home, or any home in between, put us to work! Buyers constantly tell us that the complexities of real estate—the home search, the negotiations, the financing, the closing paperwork—are easier to navigate with a REALTOR® by your side.

Let’s simplify your home buying experience! Explore our buyer resources below.

8 Steps to Buying a House

Step 1:

Meet Your REALTOR®

Learn what happens behind the scenes and how to make the most of your home buying experience.

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Step 2:

Get Pre-Approved

Secure proof of financing as early as possible so you can make an offer when you find a home you love.

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How to Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

Step 3:

Search for Homes

Create your wish list and start exploring what’s currently on the market.

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Step 4:

Schedule Showings

Take a look inside the homes that fit your needs and budget. You can tour a home in person or via virtual or 3D tours when available.

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Step 5:

Make an Offer and Negotiate

Submit an offer on a home and finalize the agreement with the sellers.

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Step 6:

Schedule Inspections and Secure Financing

Hire a home inspector to perform a comprehensive evaluation and assess the quality and value of the home.

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Step 7:

Conduct a Final Walkthrough

Examine the condition of the home before finalizing the purchase and closing the deal. During the closing process, our behind-the-scenes support team will be by your side.

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Step 8:

Get the Keys to Your New Home

Attend the closing, sign the paperwork, and get the keys. Congratulations, you’re a homeowner!

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What You Can Expect from Us

Insider Connections
When a home that checks your boxes hits the market, you’ll be the first to know. One benefit of working with the top real estate company in the Iowa City area is our deep connections. Our team of 60+ agents keep an ear to the ground to help you find what you’re looking for.

Encyclopedic Knowledge of Our Local Communities
Want easy access to shopping and entertainment? Proximity to a specific school? Peace and quiet? The Iowa City-Cedar Rapids Corridor has something for everyone. Our experienced agents—many who have lived in the area for decades—know every corner of their communities, including the corner best suited for you.

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Download Our Home Buyer's Guide

Need more information about navigating the homebuying process? Whether it’s getting pre-approved for a loan, finding the right mortgage, searching for homes, making an offer, or any step in between, our guide has you covered.