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Julie Dancer, REALTOR®  |  Specializing in Iowa City Real Estate  | 319-310-5522

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Meet Julie Dancer, REALTOR®

I LOVE being your REALTOR®

What motivates me is helping my clients achieve their dreams. I will do everything I can to make sure your next move is a step toward your dream, while making the process as enjoyable as I can.

Buying or selling a house can be a stressful experience. My job is to take as much of that stress away as possible, get you what you need, and make sure we have some fun along the way, too!

So, if you’re ready to start, get in touch! I’d love the opportunity to be a part of your journey. Learn more about me and my team!

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“I think the point of real estate is helping people achieve their dream, whatever that is for them.”

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  • Not only did Julie help us find our new home, she helped us make work connections, talked to our teenage kids about their new school (Julie's kids attended the same high school), and gave us names of local contractors that could take on a major remodel project. Julie is fantastic!

    Travis K.
  • Very efficient and detailed oriented with a lot of experience in the Iowa City market. Relocated from Chicago are and provided great information on schools and local neighborhoods. Will tailor showings and provide advice as she gets to understand your likes/dislikes. Highly recommend.

    Grant W.
  • Julie Dancer is absolutely amazing! We really needed to sell our home. It was a difficult timeline, not ideal for selling. Julie created a plan and just just truly relentless! She worked so hard for us. Every little touch was taken care of. She staged the home beautifully. She was always available to talk and help us. She got the job done when we were not sure it was possible. I strongly recommend Julie to you. She is simply the best!

    John B.
  • Where to begin? Julie Dancer helped us purchase and sell a home. She is appropriately assertive and represented us in the most professional way. She truly is an expert in this field and we trusted her advice and were extremely satisfied with her service. We would absolutely recommend Julie for anyone who is contemplating buying or selling real estate.

    Deb & Shaun M.
  • Julie is awesome and is great at what she does. She kept me updated throughout the entire process and made it very easy to sell my house. Julie has been my realtor for years and I look forward to having her help me when needed.

  • Contacted Julie to sell my mother's house. Julie was very knowledgeable in all aspects of the selling process. She was always available to answer any questions we may have had. Julie knew how to make the house sell. Our turnaround time was less than 6 weeks and all parties; buyer and seller came away happy.

  • I have sold two houses before in the Iowa City area and previously used one of the realtors who had been in business for over 20 years. Julie was a breath of fresh air. She worked incredibly hard to sell our house. I would never use those older realtors again. Julie will work hard for you and get your house sold!

  • I LOVED working with Julie! She is absolutely, positively, totally 100% professional--she is an invaluable partner in your buying/selling process. I am certain that we would not have been able to close on our house without her. She maintains an even keel in the tensest negotiations--something that is critical in these types of situations. She has energy to spare, knows the community back and forth, and will make sure things are fair and honest. We worked with other realtors in the past and we did not feel well-represented...with Julie, that was never the case. I would recommend her to anyone.

  • Julie found our home and contacted us the weekend it went on the market. It was the perfect match for us. We had been viewing prospective homes for 2 years while our home was on the market in another town. Our home had just sold and we needed to find a new home asap. Many thanks!

  • When I decided to sell my house, I first tried Craigslist. I got some responses but no bites. I realized it may take more than to find a willing buyer. I looked for the broker with the highest number of residential sales, because I wanted a quick cash closing. Julie Dancer was in a class of her own so I called her and listed the house. I found her very accommodating to my idea of the house value, something I didn't expect from a high volume broker. There were many shows in rapid succession, sometimes twice a day. Julie was also instrumental for replacing an abstract I lost, termite inspection and quick ant and termite remedy, all for about half of what I anticipated spending. All that practically within a month. Beyond professional. I wish Julie was my bookkeeper, accountant, dentist, and car mechanic too!

  • Julie is an amazing realtor. Using her for both the buying & selling side she did a wonderful job & is incredibly knowledgeable in home pricing & the surrounding market. She made both buying and selling quick and easy & was available for phone calls and even house visits at all hours of the day and evening. In the slow Winter months, we listed & sold our home within 1 month with high volume of interested foot traffic in a neighborhood where existing homes are competing with empty lots & custom builds. Her dedication to the field and her clients is top notch. We'd highly recommend her for all home buying AND selling needs.

    Michelle M.
  • I can't recommend Julie highly enough. From my first contact with her through our closing she was professional, positive, responsive and hardworking. I was worried our house would be slow to sell as it was a bit unusual and had been on the market for a very long time before we'd bought it a number of years prior. We asked Julie for her listing opinion and for suggestions for improvements to make prior to listing. Well, I didn't even get any improvements done let alone the house listed before she had a buyer anxious to close on our house at a price significantly higher than we'd expected! And that was no fluke as there were multiple other interested buyers lined up had the initial deal not happened. I have bought and sold five houses in four different states and there is no doubt this transaction - in large part due to Julie - was by far the best. I only wish I could have brought her along for my next purchase out of state!

  • Julie Dancer is amazing. She works incredibly hard. She is assertive, quick, and knowledgeable. When there was a time crunch, she made an 11PM house call on a Sunday night! We were so happy that we worked with her.

    Joy T.
  • I have bought and sold numerous houses over the years and Julie has been the most responsive, pleasant and helpful real estate professional I have ever worked with. She is a genuinely nice person that I highly recommend.

    John K.
  • Julie is an extremely hard-working and knowledgeable realtor. We only had 72 hours to find a new house in Iowa City and she found us a wonderful place. We are so happy with our home. Julie was honest throughout the process and did not pressure us in any particular direction.

  • Julie Dancer is everything you hope for in a realtor. She is warm, extremely motivated, responsive, knowledgeable, and clear. Julie often would deliver paperwork late into the evening after our children were in bed so that we wouldn't lose time at any point in the process. Julie was also a smart negotiator and not afraid to push back in negotiations on our behalf. On the rare occasion that Julie couldn't be there as fast as she liked then Molly would make sure to handle it. They are a great team. I already recommend Julie and Molly to any friend looking for help finding and selling a home.

  • Just had a really delightful experience with Julie as she helped us work on a relocation to Iowa City (from the east coast). Julie was responsive by email after I reached out from the east coast. When we arrived in Iowa, she was punctual w/ the appointments, friendly, knowledgable, and creative. She showed us a few homes that weren't on our radar and also a home that hadn't yet hit the market. Seems like she's plugged in to the scene and knows a lot about the current listings as well as new construction.

  • Julie nailed expectations even I thought were too high. I wanted a beautiful historic house walking distance from everything, but didn't imagine I'd even be able to find one, much less afford such a property. Demand in Iowa City is high, and quality homes fly off the market. But Julie's knowledge and connections got us into our highly sought after house before it was even listed, allowing us to place an early and competitive offer. Since we were new to the process, she held our hands and walked us through every detail. We now live in the very home we dreamed of owning and could not be happier.

  • Julie was my first agent for buying a home. She was always at the ready and really listened to what we wanted and needed. So when it came time to sell our house, it was Julie that I called. I loved her friendly and professional manner and she gave great advice on how to sell our house quickly. We did what she recommended and we sold it in three days. Thank you Julie!

  • We had a house to sell in Iowa City, and we live in Council Bluffs, 245 miles away. There were also tenants in the property when we first put the house on the market. Julie persevered despite uncooperative behavior on the part of the tenants. She got the house sold in less than two months after the tenants moved out. Throughout she worked very professionally via email and phone, and minimized our need to travel to Iowa City. That save us a lot of money we would otherwise have spent on hotels. I highly recommend her services.

  • My husband and I were referred to Julie when we found out that Iowa City might be our destination for my husband's work. Since we were soon expecting a baby and living in Chicago, we wanted to get the ball rolling early even though we weren't 100% sure that we would end up there. Julie gave us her time, regardless, to answer our questions and to help us to prepare. The week that we were to find out where we would end up, she checked in to find out our plans and when we confirmed that we would be coming to Iowa City, we called her immediately and were able to arrange to view houses the very next day. Though there wasn't much on the market at the time, she pulled her resources to show us some houses that were not yet listed and adapted quickly to what she saw were our priorities. She was open and honest and informative and we were able to find a home that we were very happy with. Even after the contract was acceptable we found that Julie was just as attentive and generous with her time to answer our questions and guide us through the process. We have worked with a realtor in the past that did not give us the same sense of reassurance and it was a relief to have affirmation every step of the way that we were in good hands. What's more, as we have come in contact with other businesses in the Iowa City area, it seems to us that everyone knows who Julie is and speaks very highly of her. You can tell that she has been invested in the community for a long time and is well connected. We feel very lucky to have found her.

  • Julie is very knowledgeable about the Iowa City housing market. She is patient and ready to help. Firm when she needed to be. She helped sell our home and buy a new one and made it almost a painless process.

  • I knew the house was going to be competitive, so I needed to get an offer in quick. Julie got me into contact with the people who could get everything in order quickly. After attending an open house on a Sunday, we had an accepted offer on Monday.

  • I just wanted to take a second to tell you that you are truly a pleasure to work with! You have this positive can-do attitude that completely puts your customers (and loan officers!) at ease no matter what the obstacle! I can honestly say I look forward to working with you again in the future.


Iowa City Real Estate Market Snapshot

Market Trends
April – 2017

Iowa City Active Listings: 1411
Avg. Sale Price: +6% Y/Y
Avg. List Price - National: +8% Y/Y
Days on Market: -9% Y/Y

Average Days on Market
April – 2017 – Iowa City


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Average Days on Market
April – 2017 – National


Average List Price
April – 2017 – Iowa City


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Demand for homes remains strong for 2017 as inventory remains low

“Spring has arrived early this year, at least in terms of the rapid decline in the age of inventory. The median days on market for inventory on fell 5 days from January for the fastest moving February since the end of the recession. Strong off-season demand powered new seasonal highs in prices and left us with a new low in available homes for sale. Potential sellers take note: this year is shaping up to favor you even more than last year.”

– Jonathan Smoke, chief economist of

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