I have lived in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City areas for the past 27 years and have over 18 years of Real Estate experience, professionally representing both buyers and sellers in residential, investment, commercial, land, farm and new construction transactions. I am completely "hands on" in my approach, handling every aspect of each transaction personally. Whether you are new to the market or an experienced investor, I have the expertise, proven track record, and resources to help you achieve your real estate goals.
I understand how exciting and emotional buying and selling a home can be. You will have questions and decisions to make along the way. That's why it is crucial that you are completely comfortable with your real estate agent as a confidant and professional. I will do my best to put you at ease and always give you the time and personalized attention you deserve.
If you're interested in selling, you can rest assured that I have embraced the most up-to-date marketing methods, systems, and technology to ensure you get the maximum exposure needed to get your property sold. If buying is in your near future, I will be your step-by-step guide throughout the search, negotiation, and purchase process.
Sellers, contact me for a free Comparative Market Analysis. Buyers, let's talk about your ideal property. I love the Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, and Corridor areas, I love people, and I would love the opportunity to work with you!
"Josie was the listing agent for my son’s residence when he relocated to the West Coast. Since he had already moved, an agent needed to be selected without anyone in our family actually being in Cedar Rapids. I am an out-of-state attorney with extensive experience in real estate transactions, so I had high expectations. Josie exceeded my expectations. She is smart and can be counted on to be on top of what is happening. Josie offered suggestions, answered questions, and gave us the comfort level that we were in good hands. Particularly gratifying to me was her outstanding communication.”
“During the winter of 2013 Josie Ashmore and her team successfully sold my mother’s house located in Cedar Rapids in less than 60 days. Moving an elderly parent from their home is an emotional experience but Josie’s team was able go from listing to closing in less than 60 days. The house had been on the market for six months with little marketing strategy other than a slide of listing price lowering. Josie took over the listing, and completed an accurate market analysis which resulted in a substantial increase in listing price. Her team then staged the house to appeal to our target market and was able to produce three offers for our consideration. As a professor of marketing I use Josie and her team in my classes as an example of how a successful sales process should be completed. I highly recommend Josie Ashmore and her associates!”
-Don Jones, Decorah, IA
“I could not have asked for a better experience than my parents and I had with Josie and her Team. As a Broker myself in Missouri, when it came time for my parents to sell their home in Cedar Rapids, I wanted to be certain that we found a professional Realtor that would take care of them and make the transition as easy for them as possible. It wasn’t easy for my parents to sell the home that our entire family was raised in – it was much more than just a house to them. Josie truly understood this and was absolutely amazing throughout the entire process. We are truly grateful for everything that Josie and her Team did to make their transition so easy, and for being so professional and compassionate.”
- Brian Jacobs, Lake Ozark, MO
“UNBELIEVABLE EXPERIENCE! I'm not even sure how to go about explaining how pleasant our experience with Josie started. We were 1st time homebuyers, new to the area, and we needed a little help going about our purchase. Luck was in the air the morning Josie returned my phone call to Re/Max. Josie was so pleasant on the phone and one thing I clearly remember her stating to me was that she prided herself on not being pushy! Then and there I knew we had our realtor! From then on she completely blew us away with her ability to be so knowledgeable, thorough, and prompt with all of our questions. She worked long hours assisting us in every way possible with a smile on her face. She wasn't just in it to make a quick sale, she's the type of person who sincerely felt happy for us once the deal was done! Josie is without a doubt a wonderful person who really truly cares about her clients. Which in turn, makes Josie an incredible realtor! We will always remember and tell about our amazing experience with Josie!”
- Rachael Ryan and Patrick Murray, Cedar Rapids, IA
Josie was incredible to work with throughout the process of purchase of our new home! She was very helpful in explaining the entire process being my fiancé and I have never bought a home before. She was ... [Full review on Zillow]
Josie has helped us sell large collections of recreational land, more than once, as well as investment properties. She easily handles everything from very large transactions to the smallest with the same ... [Full review on Zillow]
Josie made the process of selling our home so easy and was always there to answer any questions. She had the knowledge to price it right so it sold fast and we got a great price! [Full review on Zillow]
Have used josie to buy 2 houses and sell one. Wonderfull to work with and went well out out of her way to make sure we were getting into something we would love.
Would recomend highly and if ever ... [Full review on Zillow]
The housing market in our price range and age, was not wonderful when we had our house on the market. When we were not having any luck with a previous agent so a friend and co-worker recommended Josie. ... [Full review on Zillow]
My house sold and I gained a friend! Win win for me! She helped by making the stressful times tolerable. She stays calm and is a great problem solver. She went to bat for me to get the best price possible ... [Full review on Zillow]
Josie has been amazing through this whole process, willing to step up and help us figure out a solution whenever our buyer threw something new our way. I always felt confident Josie would be able to ... [Full review on Zillow]
Josie was the best choice from the first meeting through to closing--an excellent communicator, smart and savvy--Josie went above & beyond to help us prepare the property for sale and get the word out! ... [Full review on Zillow]
Josie was very helpful. She was the selling agent when I purchased the house and was very helpful so I called upon her again when I went to sell my house. She was able to get it sold fairly quickly. ... [Full review on Zillow]
Very helpful, worked with us to get a good price and kept us informed alone the way also was always there to answer all questions. Highly recommend her. [Full review on Zillow]