Monica Hayes

Team Leader, REALTOR®, SRES, CHS

 

Monica and her team have been selling real estate in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, and Corridor areas since 2012. They have experience in both residential and commercial properties and enjoy working with buyers and sellers! Communication and honesty are top priority. Making sure everyone understands what to expect next, makes working with The Monica Hayes Team the right decision. Our eye for detail and knowledge of the market will help you to be moving quickly.

Monica has 20 years of sales and marketing experience and 24 years of experience professionally caring for people. Since becoming licensed in 2012, her personal dedication and gift for working with people has helped her to quickly excel in the real estate business. 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. She has experience with new construction, working with many builders throughout the Corridor. 

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 can expect the same quality and attention that she gives them and the many people she has worked with in the past. Her work ethic is evident in her family life, and she gives the same energy to her profession - always influencing positive outcomes.

Giving back to the community is a very important part of Monica’s life. She involves herself in the community in a variety of ways. She is a member of the Johnson and Linn County Elderly Consortium, has sat on the board of Elder Services, volunteers as a friendly visitor to seniors, and delivers Meals on Wheels. She has been involved in the Alzheimer's Association and leads a Financial Literacy Class through the University Club. She sits on the Housing Action Team, a committee through Johnson County Liveable Community. She was chosen as a member of the 2017/2018 Community Leadership Program by the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce and is involved in the Iowa City Area Home Builders Association.  Monica also serves as the Past President of the Iowa City Area Association of Realtors.

 

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The Monica Hayes Team
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5 out of 5 based on 40 ratings.
40 user reviews.
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You are super professional and always available, helping me with an overwhelming process flawlessly. Great working with you again, Thanks!

Brendan Kelley | Home Seller
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Your whole team made this move possible. You and your team helped with the inspections, remediations, utility hookups, and anything else a client needs. You and your team were exemplary. You are by far the most engaging and thorough agent I have ever worked with. You care about the people and it shows. We are not just another sale to you. That is what makes you one in a million!

Cheryl Baranowski | Home Buyer
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Monica knows the corridor market extremely well and has a gift for helping clients find the perfect home at the best price. She stayed with me through the entire buying and selling process, with excellent advice and insight. She was very proactive - knew about potential matches before signs went . up and listings were posted. And she worked tirelessly, day and night, to keep the process moving in a timely manner.

Laura L | Home Seller & Home Buyer
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Monica is very personable and truly cares about making sure we were taken care of and happy with our purchase. Thank you! We love our house and our neighborhood!

Mark & Kim Emrich | Home Buyer
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We didn't realize all of the legwork that goes into buying and selling, but thanks to your hard work, we were able to quickly complete the process. We really appreciated your negotiation skills. You were very responsive, very thorough and very patient. Your team was also very helpful.

Mark & Kristine Bullock | Home Seller & Home Buyer
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Monica was professional and flexible. She showed us a number of different properties, handled the details around our purchase and worked with us as we faced challenges in the negotiation process with the seller. She seemed to have our interest, as a buyer, in mind.

Tammy Fraser | Home Buyer
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Monica and her team are seasoned professionals, they go above and beyond to communicate nest steps and they really care about their clients. Monica worked with us even though it was a little outside her normal area and she did her research to ensure our home was listed appropriately! Monica is first on my list if I sell/buy again and I highly recommend her and her team.

Tom & Bethany Clemenson | Home Seller
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Monica was fun to work with. She is positive and upbeat, knowledgeable and a good problem solver. Even though Monica is always busy, if she can’t respond, she has someone on her team to attend to your needs. It was a very good experience.

Mary Lehman
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I would recommend Monica and her team to everyone I know buying a house. She was wonderful to work with and really walked us step by step through our first time home buying process. What I loved about Monica is that she was so responsive to all my questions, she always returned my calls/texts right away. Monica helped us find our home within a week of working with her and made sure the first offer that we put in on a home was accepted. We couldn't have done it without her!!

Zillow User | Home Buyer
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We are so happy that you helped us through our first time home buying process, we couldn't have done it without you! You were always available to provide support, very knowledgeable about everything!

Jeff & Sarah Lawson | Home Buyer
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Monica was great to work with! She listened to my needs and helped me throughout the entire home buying process. Even after the purchase was made, Monica was still willing to help with the transition. I would highly recommend Monica as a realtor!

Anna Nelson
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"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 & Cami Kay | Home Buyer
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We loved how you really tried to make sure we were comfortable with and aware of the entire selling process. You are very knowledgeable and so personable, too! Thanks for your excellent work!

Matt & Becca Paul | Home Seller
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"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 | Home Seller
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"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 | Home Buyer
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"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 | Home Seller
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"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 | Home Buyer
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"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!"

Dr. Keely Ulmer, MD | Home Buyer
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"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 | Home Buyer
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"Monica made our first time home purchase easy! She was willing to help with the sale of household items."

Joe Whitney and Alison Lane | Home Buyer
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"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 | Home Seller
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"We appreciated your quick communication, attention to detail and especially friendly, warm, and calm manner! Great teamwork with Jason!"

Ric and Margie Wo | Home Buyer
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“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 | Home Seller
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“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 & Allison Sortland | Home Buyer
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“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 | Home Buyer
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“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 & Renee Koch | Home Seller
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“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 & Haley James | Home Buyer
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“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 | Home Buyer
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“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 | Home Buyer
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"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 | Home Buyer
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“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 & Dottie Armens | Home Seller & Home Buyer
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“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 | Home Buyer
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“ 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 | Home Seller
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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 | Home Buyer
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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 & Deborah Larson | Home Seller & Home Buyer
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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 & Marvin Holmes-Leopold | Home Buyer
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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 | Home Seller
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I liked Monica's pleasant attitude and willingness to act quickly in helping to find available homes to view.

Cindy Wiersema | Home Buyer
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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 | Home Buyer
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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 | Home Buyer

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