Your Independent Local Real Estate Company
Cardinal Realty is an independent brokerage with in depth experience in the Iowa City area real estate market. As an Independent company we can be more flexible on how we assist you in a real estate transaction and offer personalized services that adapt to your needs and circumstances. We have scores of happy clients who would tell you in a heartbeat that we do walk our talk!
Sellers: We’re not interested in listing your house or condo, the goal is to sell your home. You would think that would be a no-brainer, but a quick look at the Iowa City MLS shows there are plenty of houses languishing on the market for months without getting an offer. You have to wonder why that is. And more importantly you want to make sure you won’t be in the same boat when you list your house for sale. Attitude is everything. Choosing the right agent to work with when you list your home is the first important step to getting it SOLD and the best way to avoid that scenario where it languishes on the market!
Our goal when we meet is not to talk you into listing your home. It’s about listening to you and discussing your options. We want to help you make the right move. Now or later, the important thing is that you are given enough information to make a smart decision. You’ll get sound advice on what you can expect from the market and if you do decide you want to sell your home, we work on a strategy to get that done in the time frame that works best for you.
Buyers: Do you want to work with an agent who knows the ins and outs of the real estate market in and around Iowa City and knows how to help you get the right house at the right price? You can rest easy knowing that Cardinal Realty is an Appointed Agency Company. When Gerhild or Denise help you buy a home, they represent you exclusively as your Buyer’s Agent. If you don’t understand the whole agency thing, just ask. We’re all about being open and forthcoming with information for homebuyers. We will always have your back, providing you with valuable information throughout the process – Enabling you to make sound decisions.
Past clients will tell you is that the outcome of their real estate transaction was important to us. Whether you’re buying or selling real estate, we want to make sure the experience is a smooth and happy one for you with no second guessing later about any of the decisions you make on the way.
The Importance of Technology in a Real Estate Transaction
At Cardinal Realty we are fully aware that the Internet has changed the world of real estate and incorporate technology into our strategy whenever possible. When you List Your Home with Cardinal Realty you can expect a comprehensive online Marketing Plan. – With 94% of buyers online this more than makes up for the lack of a big brand name! When you list your home with us you can expect buyers to trip over your listing on every major hub on the Internet from Realtor.com and Zillow to YouTube and Facebook – Wherever buyers are looking at homes on-line they will be sure to run into your listing somewhere! Marketing homes is one reason to embrace technology. The other has more to do with what goes on behind the scenes with writing contracts. Electronic signing is standard – A huge convenience to all buyers and sellers, particularly those who live out of state or in other countries. These days most buyers and sellers have access to an iPad or other hand held device, making signing documents easy. By combining a personal approach with the latest and best in technology our clients get the best of both worlds.
When it comes down to it, the Realtor® you choose to work with WILL make a difference to your real estate transaction, so it pays to “shop around.” After all, you want to make sure the agent you work with is watching out for you in what is probably the biggest transaction of your life! The best way to find out whether we’ll be a good fit is to call Call 319-400-0268 and chat for a while. We look forward to hearing from you soon!