During my 30 years of working in administration at the University of Iowa, my core professional motivation was public service. Now, as a real estate agent, my core motivation continues to be service.
Looking for a home is a creative adventure. My avocations of musical performance, ceramics, pastel painting, and writing poetry, have helped me to develop my creative side, which informs many of my real estate interactions. I love making this search an effortless and happy experience for my clients. I make sure that I am available and responsive at all times, providing positive encouragement and enthusiasm, and offering creative solutions when problem solving is required.
It is a privilege to listen to the hopes and wishes of my clients. When a potential buyer comes to me, my goal is to help in any way I can, as that person explores the market and thinks through financing options. Some of my buyers, through this process, have learned that the home they currently own is where they want to stay. Other buyers have learned that their best option is renting. I enjoy the process of exploring options with them, through which they gradually identify what matters most to them in a home—location, style of home, green space, or school proximity? It is a great joy, ultimately, to help my clients to find the property that suits them best—a place to call home.
When it comes time to sell a home, I am happy to help my clients understand the various aspects to consider when pricing their home. If a person is interested in listing a home for sale, it is my pleasure to offer a free competitive market analysis that will help determine the market value of their home. Given my Strategic Pricing Specialist designation, I am well positioned to help them think through the various strategic questions and choices that should determine the listing price they choose.
Whether I am helping a buyer or a seller, I see my role as anticipating their needs, making sure they fully understand every step of the process that lies ahead, and being there for them at all times and in all ways. I can imagine nothing more fulfilling!
“Gerhild is nothing short of magnificent. She was attentive to our needs and always looked out for what was in our best interest. We couldn’t have gone through the home selling/buying process without her!”
~ Billie and Andy Ruden
“Gerhild is very knowledgeable regarding the area and is very helpful in all aspects of relocation, e.g. home financing, availability of local access to needed information, and the city in general. She has been extremely helpful with information regarding neighborhoods and homes in general.”
~ Ann Wiley
“Gerhild was fantastic and made buying a house in Iowa City a breeze. She was extremely prompt with showings, answering questions and meeting for all aspects of the process. Should I ever move again I would use her for sure!”
~ Theresa Seeberger
“Gerhild was very helpful to my husband and me when we were searching for a home. She was very responsive and sent us homes via email consistantly. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to decide on one and we ended up renting for now. She is very knowledgable, quick to respond, very patient and down to earth. I hope to do business with her in the near future when my lease is about up.”
~ Lowan Murray
“Gerhild has been so helpful and supportive in keeping me posted of various houses that come up for sale in my particular budget. I also appreciate the fact that she is a “low pressure” sales person who took the time to understand some of the unique circumstances of my house search. Her knowledge of the housing market within Iowa City is extensive. I would highly recommend her to any person who is looking for a home to purchase.”
~ Cindy Roberts
“Gerhild has helped to keep me aware of local real estate listings, not only in Iowa City, but also Cedar Rapids, and other nearby communities. She has always shown great enthusiasm in helping me, and she has a thorough knowledge of the market. She works quickly and tirelessly, and always prioritizes the client’s interests and needs. I’d highly recommend Gerhild to anyone interested in buying or selling.”
~ Richard Blazek
“Gerhild is helping me find a very particular type of home in central Iowa City to allow me to “age in place.” She is extremely conscientious in providing me with listings, and I am confident that the right place will come along.”
~ Barbara Schwartz
“Gerhild is an enthusiastic and very energized person. Well known in the community and known for her sparkle, knowledge and dedication. She will do everything possible to help you, as she does all people she knows. There is no limit to her desire to help, or to her natural talents. Very open and curious. Highly recommended!”
~ Larry Bruse
“Gerhild is just AWESOME! Extremely efficient, understanding and she really wants to help you find the best home for you! She truly cares about her clients and goes above and beyond to provide you with the best options and gives honest advice in buying/renting a place.”
~ Stephanie L Silva Del toro