Denise Hamlin, Realtor® and Broker / Owner
Your Iowa City Real Estate Resource
Am I the right real estate agent to represent you buying or selling a home in the Iowa City area? If you’re looking for an agent who is friendly, knowledgeable and on top of her game, then yes, you’ve come to the right place! My primary goal is to make sure your buying or selling experience is the one you sign up for. No surprises. Just good old-fashioned service, (with a hi-tech twist, because I do like technology!) You don’t need to take my word for that either. I have lots of Past Clients who would tell you in a heartbeat that I do what I say I’ll do. In fact, there’s a bigger chance that I’ll do more than I say, than less. (Again, don’t take my word for that, I specifically ask clients to leave reviews on Google or Zillow so I don’t get to “doctor” what they say).
Communication – Key to a Successful Real Estate Transaction
Buying or selling a home is a major financial transaction for you and you should never feel you’re in it alone. Whether you’re buying or selling real estate in the Iowa City area, I 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. Working with a tech-savvy agent who believes communication is key to the success of a real estate transaction, means good advice and assistance with any of your concerns is always a text, email or phone call away!
Buyers: Do you want to work with an agent who knows the ins and outs of the Iowa City area real estate market and who leaves no stone unturned to help you find the house or condo that is the perfect fit for you and your lifestyle?
When you hire me as your Buyer’s Agent you can expect a strong ally who helps you navigate your way through a complicated real estate transaction, all the while watching out for you and you money.
Sellers: Cardinal Realty is a small independent brokerage. What that means to you is that you get personalized, individual service and will never feel like a number. (A complaint I’ve heard a lot from clients who’ve listed with me after listing with a bigger company). When it comes to marketing homes, do you really think size matters now that we have the Internet? I for one am certain it doesn’t. In days gone by you might have needed a bigger company to “get the word out.” The Internet has changed that and you’ll be hard pressed to find anyone in the Iowa City area with a stronger online marketing plan than ours. To sell your house you need buyers to see it and one thing’s for sure, we’ve got that covered!
Special Area of Expertise – Relocation
An area of special interest to me and my team at Cardinal Realty is helping clients relocating to Iowa City or helping them sell a home when they leave again. As a Brit who relocated to Germany and then to the U.S., I have insights on the challenges involved in both buying and selling homes when relocating.
Buying or selling a house can be a scary business if you live in a different state or country. The cornerstone of what we do at Cardinal Realty is to offer a service that is completely client oriented. If you’re not happy, we’re not happy. It really is as simple as that. We want you to know that even if you are not present and available, that you’ll always be top of our minds. We’ll keep you in the loop throughout all phases of the buying or selling of your house and make sure you have the peace of mind to continue doing whatever you need to be doing, wherever you are – And that we’ll have it under control here!
One of the biggest reasons for starting my own company was to be able to offer personal representation to buyers and sellers in the Iowa City area – Without any obligations to a “higher power” in a Big Box Brokerage. Not a fan of Dual Agency I am happy to represent you as a buyer as your Buyer’s Agent and Sellers as your Listing Agent.
I’m all about transparency in a real estate transaction and do all I can to get information out to buyers and sellers in the Iowa City area. That said, access to information is one thing, when you’re past the research stage and it comes to buying or selling a home, you’ll need the services of a good real estate agent. My job as a Realtor is to help you interpret the information you find and offer guidance throughout the process of buying or selling real estate in Iowa City, Coralville or North Liberty, Iowa. Give me a call at 319-400-0268. Once we talk you’ll know that I’m fully committed to providing the best service possible to clients with just one goal in mind – To make sure your real estate transaction goes exactly the way you want it to!