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Why Hawkeye?

Real estate agents are your expert guides through the buying and selling process. We have done this many times. Most people only buy and sell properties a few times in their life. This is what we do every day. We are continually educated in the ever-changing laws, regulations, and paperwork required to buy and sell real estate. Selling and buying your home is emotional and a real estate agent helps you stay focused on the issues most important to you.

What We Do

Selling Process

• Research recent sales to help determine the best listing price • Suggest improvements to increase the salability of your home • Prepare information about your home and take photos • Place a "For Sale" sign in your yard • Setup a lockbox • Enter the information and photos into the Multiple Listing Service to expose your home to other agents • Market your home on the Internet, social media and in the newspaper • Coordinate showings o An agent will accompany buyers through your home • Review offers and guide you through the paperwork • Negotiate repairs resulting from inspections • Prepare documents for the closing agent

Buying Process

• Educate buyers about the home buying process • Discern buyer wants and needs • Help determine buying power • Financing o Help understand different financing options o Research mortgage rates o Find qualified lenders • Research properties and provide objective information • Arrange tours of properties that fit your needs • Negotiate o Best price possible o Financing terms o Date of possession o Inclusion/exclusion of repairs, furnishings or equipment • Home Inspections o Which are required and which are recommended o Find professionals to perform inspections and provide reports o Negotiate required repairs • Get abstract brought up-to-date and to the buyer's attorney • Track loan progress • Prepare documents for the closing agent • Hand you the keys to your new home!

Why Hawkeye?

  • All agents are member of National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), Iowa Association of REALTORS® (IAR), and Southeast Iowa Regional Board Of REALTORS® (SEIRBOR)

  • Agents are knowledgeable about handling transactions & foresee potential problems

  • Available weekends & evenings by appointment

  • Our agents are active participants in community and service activities, always striving to improve our community

  • User friendly website

  • Support staff free REALTORS® time so they are available to work for you

    • Maintain listings in MLS

    • Schedule appointments

    • Compose advertising

    • Organize files

  • Active marketing plan

    • Advertise weekly Herald banner ad front page

    •, Zillow, Trulia, etc

    • Post listings on Facebook

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