Monica Hayes- Skogman Realty

Monica Hayes

Monica Hayes Team

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  • Office Iowa City - Coralville
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About Me


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Honesty and communication are Monica's top priority. Making sure everyone has a good understanding of what to expect next is what makes buying or selling a home with her a good decision.

Monica has also earned her Senior Real Estate Specialist designation. Realtors awarded with this designation have had additional education on how to help seniors and their families with later-in-life real estate transactions.

Monica has 10 years of sales and marketing experience and 15 years of experience professionally caring for people in the health care industry. The combination of experience in health care management and contract negotiation and her natural heart for caring for others has given Monica the skills that are essential for the real estate world.  

Monica graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a social work degree. She loves spending time with her husband and family. As a client, you will be treated like family. Receiving that same care and attention that she gives them and the many  people she’s cared for in her past.

The high level of energy and work ethic she gives to her profession, will be evident every step of the way. 

"Real Estate has allowed me to utilize my natural creative talents, my business experience and my caring heart and wrap it into something I love doing every day. My client's goals are always my goals: To buy or sell a home for the best price, as quickly as possible, and with no headaches. My job is to make sure my clients get what they want! I take care of people using my head and my heart.”


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1132/1134 S Gilbert St Iowa City, IA 52240
$585,000 Active

1132/1134 S Gilbert StIowa City, IA 52240

  • 0.37 Acre
  • Listing by: Skogman Realty Co.
  • Data courtesy of Iowa City Area Association of Realtors MLS
2579 58th Street Ln Vinton, IA 52349
$500,000 Active

2579 58th Street LnVinton, IA 52349

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Full Baths / 1 Half Bath
  • 3,380 SqFt
  • 16.35 Acres
  • Listing by: Skogman Realty Co.
  • Data courtesy of Iowa City Area Association of Realtors MLS
3301 Limerick Ln Iowa City, IA 52246
$442,972 Pending

3301 Limerick LnIowa City, IA 52246

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths
  • 2,921 SqFt
  • 0.23 Acre
  • Listing by: Skogman Realty Co.
  • Data courtesy of Iowa City Area Association of Realtors MLS
$399,000 Active

301 Dublin DrIowa City, IA 52246

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths
  • 3,904 SqFt
  • 0.41 Acre
  • Listing by: Skogman Realty Co.
  • Data courtesy of Iowa City Area Association of Realtors MLS
1970 Sherman Dr Iowa City, IA 52240
$335,000 Active

1970 Sherman DrIowa City, IA 52240

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths
  • 2,850 SqFt
  • 0.17 Acre
  • Listing by: Skogman Realty Co.
  • Data courtesy of Iowa City Area Association of Realtors MLS
311 3rd Ave Iowa City, IA 52245
$320,000 Active

311 3rd AveIowa City, IA 52245

  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Full Baths
  • 3,220 SqFt
  • 0.27 Acre
  • Listing by: Skogman Realty Co.
  • Data courtesy of Iowa City Area Association of Realtors MLS

"From everyone we talked to, buying a house is supposed to be stressful, and that was NOT the case with Monica and Jason working by our side. Everything was smooth and easy!"

– James and Cami Kay, December 2017

"I appreciated the frequent updates during the whole process; being pro-active with lining up the second buyers. Your recommendation for repair work and the moving company were outstanding!"

– Claudette Heddons, November 2017

"Monica and her team went above and beyond for us! She was easy to get hold of and took our priorities into account. We are very grateful for their service. They made a home buying experience that could have been difficult as easy as possible!"

– Adam and Nikki Weinkauf, October 2017

"Jason was very easy to talk to, he took the time to explain things well when we had questions. I was glad he took the time and effort to get us the best price when I was just ready to get rid of it for whatever, it will really help."

– Tom Perkins, June 2017

"As the property we were selling had it’s negative concerns, I appreciated the fact that I had little or nothing to do and it sold for much more than I could have anticipated! I appreciated Jason’s honesty, thoughtfulness, knowledge and professionalism."

– Linda McQuerry, June 2017

"Monica was beyond helpful- from suggesting a mortgage office to helping with the inspections, she made our first home buying AND move across states a breeze. She made a stressful situation with a lot of unknowns make perfect sense."

– Derek Haigler and Wesley Maddox, June 2017

"Awesome experience! Monica is very easy to talk to. She didn’t try to talk us into anything, but had thoughtful and honest opinions and tips. She helped with all the extras: fence, yard watering, vinyl floors, etc. Monica Rocks!"

– Myles Ulmer and Dr. Keely Ulmer, MD, June 2017

"Our experience was awesome! Everything went smoothly. Monica was always cheerful, helpful and willing to work with our schedule. She even helped with Alyssa’s relocation and job search as well!"

– Ryan Wittenburg and Alyssa Reeves, June 2017

"Monica made our first time home purchase easy! She was willing to help with the sale of household items."

– Joe Whitney and Alison Lane, May 2017

"Monica listened to our concerns and then offered proper help. No comparison with other realtors we have previously worked with - she gets results. Monica exceeded our expectations. She gave 100% to selling our home at a fair market price. Job well done!"

– Randy and Sharon Owens, April 2017

We appreciated your quick communication, attention to detail and especially friendly, warm, and calm manner! Great teamwork with Jason!"

– Ric and Margie Wo, April 2017

“Monica is so devoted to help others in house matters. Her involvement is 100% beneficial to a new buyer. She was available 24/7 and explained things simply.”

– Patrick Amouzou, July 2016

“I enjoyed your level of expertise and positive attitude. You made the process of selling this house easy and worry free. Thank you!”

– Office of Substitute Decision Maker, July 2016

“Monica was always able to answer questions right away and did what she could to help us find perfect home. We are thankful for her help. It was a long road, but we finally found the perfect house for our family. “

– Brandon and Allison Sortland, July 2016

“Thank you for all your help. We could not have gone from initial look to purchase in five weeks without you. Your flexibility and wide knowledge base of the local area and homes was most beneficial. Coming from out of state providing us with local contacts and helping us to get familiar with local restaurants and activities was above and beyond. “

– John and Cheryl Baranowski, July 2016

“Thank you so much for everything you did for us. You staged our home perfectly and I have no doubt that it helped it sell fast! You were a joy to work with, friendly, knowledgeable, hard working and a good listener. You definitely wanted what was best for us!”

– Austin and Renee Koch, June 2016

“Monica was very friendly and easy to get along with. She provided great information about the area of interest. Thank you so much for your help with everything. We love our first home. “

– Ian and Haley James, May 2016

“She’s amazing! It took nearly 10 months from the time we started looking at homes through the completion of my home I eventually built, but Monica was there the entire way. The purchase of a lot, sale of my home, and construction of my new home went as smooth as it possibly could with all of her hard work. She was on top of every aspect of the process and I can’t imagine going through it all with anyone else. Monica goes above and beyond what is expected.”

– Brent Struder, September 2015

“Monica guided us through the entire process of buying our home, displaying a keen understanding of our needs and great expertise about the local real estate market and the financial and procedural aspects of making offers, negotiating and closing. Working with Monica was a pleasure. She is knowledgeable and responsive and helps make house-hunting fun. We always felt like Monica was looking out for our interests. She lets you form your own impression of each house and never tries to push a place on you. She also is candid and objective about the strengths and weaknesses of various properties. Thanks to Monica, we found a house that suits our needs perfectly!”

– Mark Gaynor, July 2015

"Monica is wonderful at understanding and helping older clients navigate through the house purchasing process. She was very patient and understanding of my frequent memory lapses throughout the entire process. She had a wonderful grasp of what we were looking for and what would work best for us. I have the utmost confidence in her ability to support her clients. She feels like a very good and trusted friend."

– Jeanette Clark, June 2015

“Monica Hayes was very helpful to us as we looked for a new home and sold our other home. She was persistent and patient and mindful of our needs. She always answered promptly if we contacted her with questions. She was very understanding of our age and needing to move a little slower than some. She was knowledgeable about the market in the area and how to make the best of it. We appreciated her helpful and friendly attitude. She is the best!”

– Karl and Dottie Armens, May 2015

“Monica is very personable! She works hard, communications were exceptional and she made us feel like she really cared about helping us. It was truly a pleasure have her as our agent. If I have any realty needs she is the person I will contact!”

– Alan Maas, May 2015

“ Monica listened and understood, she took the time to locate resources for me. I wish I had you involved earlier with suggestions for the cleanout. I’m so very happy I to have had the pleasure of working with Monica. She did all the leg work in Iowa and made me feel safe in the process. I will be forever grateful and touched by her personal commitment.”

– Diana Melander, September 2014

Monica was a delight to work with. She stayed on top of every detail, was great at troubleshooting and very patient and supportive. We encountered some issues and she remained positive and resourceful.

– Barbara Swanson, February 2014

Monica helped us to sell our previous home and buy our new home. We liked her response time and availability, plus her creative thinking and teamwork approach. Her out of the box thinking got us proven results.

– Randy and Deborah Larson, January 2014

Monica was truly exceptional to work with in buying our first home. She is knowledgeable, thorough, and easy to work with. We would strongly recommend her professional services to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.

– RJ and Marvin Holmes-Leopold, December 2013

Monica helped to sell my mom's home when she moved to assisted living. She always returned our calls in a timely manner. She was professional, understood our needs and went above and beyond expectations.  She walked us through, step by step from listing until closing .

– Bonnie Tovrea, October 2013

I liked Monica's pleasant attitude and willingness to act quickly in helping to find available homes to view.

– Cindy Wiersema, July 2013

I appreciated Monica's availability and willingness to work with my unique situation. Also that she taught me about the process, not just did it for me. Also I like that she was both very knowledgeable and still made the process fun and lighthearted. I am so thankful for her help and love my place, its a beautiful home! 

– Sebastian Sciegienka, May 2013

When my family and I decided to relocate we didn’t have a clue what kind of house we wanted. There wasn’t a lot in our price range and with us just having a baby we didn’t want a place that we had to fix up. We looked at several houses and thought we were at a dead end. Monica told us that she thought we should try this one and we fell in love with it. Monica is great at finding you what you want. She is friendly and patient, and she puts you first when you need something. I have sold a previous home by myself and using Monica as our realtor was the best thing we could have done. Buying our new home was a remarkable experience and I would recommend her to all of my friends and family. Thank you, The Johnson family

– Megan Johnson, September 2012

Overall Rating

based on 8 Reviews
04/07/2018 - cjheddens47
Sold a Condo home in 2018 in North Liberty, IA.

Highly Recommended

Local Knowledge

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Negotiation Skills

"I truly enjoyed working with Monica. She was very proactive in seeking a second buyer, when the first buyer backed out.
Every time I asked her for a suggestion for such things as moving company, handyman, and window repair, she provided me with excellent contacts.
I would highly recommend Monica to anyone who needs a real estate agent."

- cjheddens47 April 7, 2018

08/26/2017 - Michael A Logan
Bought a Condo home in 2017 for approximately $175K in Bluffwood, Iowa City, IA.

Highly Recommended

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Negotiation Skills

"Monica is a highly knowledgeable, detailed-oriented and efficient agent who helped us get into our first home. Prior to moving to Iowa City from out of state, Monica set up a phone call to understand our needs in terms of budget, location and timing. She also connected us with a local lender to get us pre-approved for a mortgage. On the day we arrived in Iowa City, Monica wasted no time. She showed us several homes and we made an offer that afternoon (in what proved to be a very competitive market). Our first offer unsuccessful, we looked at another 6-7 homes our second day in Iowa. We found a wonderful home well within our budget and location needs. To give you an idea of how quickly Monica works, we made an offer on August 3, moved in August 16 and closed by August 18. This helped us get set up for the next stage of our lives and we couldn’t have done it without Monica. We look forward to working with her again."

- Michael A Logan August 26, 2017

07/24/2017 - oshea as
Sold a Single Family home in 2016 in Ty Cah, Iowa City, IA.

Highly Recommended

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Negotiation Skills

"Monica was wonderful to work with! She was always flexible and willing to work within our schedule. She walked us through the process and made it easy even with my husband and I in different states while selling our home. She was prompt, thorough, knowledgeable and efficient. I would strongly recommend!"

- oshea as July 24, 2017

07/12/2017 - zuser20170108184151051
Bought and sold a home in 2017 in Coral Trailer Park, Coralville, IA 52241.

Highly Recommended

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Negotiation Skills

"Monica is very kind, thorough and available. While not a guarantee, she sold our place in one hour (!) and helped us buy our next place for well under the asking price. She spent a considerable amount of time with us and staged our place perfectly. We took her suggestions and it worked quite well for us."

- zuser20170108184151051 July 12, 2017

07/09/2017 - kaitlyncaffrey4
Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $225K in Swisher, IA.

Highly Recommended

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Negotiation Skills

"Monica was wonderful throughout our entire home buying process. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the area and was able to give us great guidance as we prepared to buy our first home. Thanks to Monica we were able to buy our dream home and have loved the first few months of living here!"

- kaitlyncaffrey4 July 9, 2017

06/27/2017 - zuser20170514125713683
Sold a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $250K in Galway Hills, Iowa City, IA.

Highly Recommended

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Negotiation Skills

"Monica Hayes is an excellent agent. She is very honest, dedicated, hard working, reliable and very friendly. She was always available and explained things very nicely and made things easy. I had been working with her 3 to 4 months and never seen she neglected her work. I felt very comfortable. I am very grateful to have her as my agent."

- zuser20170514125713683 June 27, 2017

06/27/2017 - bshreiner81
Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $175K in Lucas Farms, Iowa City, IA.

Highly Recommended

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"Monica was amazing in helping us purchase our first home. Monica was extremely knowledgeable and helpful with all the processes of selling and purchasing a home. With each house we looked at, she asked us what we did and did not like about the home. She listened and used that information to help us find the perfect home."

- bshreiner81 June 27, 2017

06/27/2017 - zuser20150217195841329
Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $275K in North Liberty, IA.

Highly Recommended

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Process Expertise


Negotiation Skills

"Monica was recommended to us by a friend and industry professional when we began looking for our first home. We couldn't be happier with our decision to work with her! She was always available to meet, chat over the phone or text with any questions. She really listened to what we were looking for and gave us her experienced opinions about the area. We still are pinching ourselves at how smoothly the whole process went and give much of that credit to her!"

- zuser20150217195841329 June 27, 2017