The Jill Armstrong Team, Skogman Realty

The Jill Armstrong Team

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  • Emailjill@jillarmstrong.com
  • Office Iowa City - Coralville
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About Us

Jill has lived in the Iowa City area since 1989. She raised two children as well as adopted Aliou Keita from Senegal Africa.

Since becoming a REALTOR in 1996, she has been one of the area's top producers. Jill has received her ABR designation (Accredited Buyers Representative). She feels very strongly that customer service is what sets her apart. In order to provide excellent customer service and to see to the many details, Jill has 2 full-time licensed associates, Jackie, and Josh.

Jill firmly believes in "helping homes find families and families find homes." Whether you are a first time buyer or have bought and sold before, Jill will give you the best possible service and make it an enjoyable experience. Jill's expertise benefits sellers as well, enabling them to receive the optimal sales price in the shortest possible time.

She is actively involved in the community, from her membership in Sertoma (Service to Mankind), Iowa City Junior Service League's Shelter House and the annual Holiday Home Tour.

 

Contact Us

25 White Oak Pl Iowa City, IA 52245
$689,000 Active

25 White Oak PlIowa City, IA 52245

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Full Baths / 1 Half Bath
  • 3,276 SqFt
  • 0.46 Acre
  • Listing by: Skogman Realty Co.
  • Data courtesy of Iowa City Area Association of Realtors MLS
901 Park Rd. Iowa City, IA 52241
$685,000 Active

901 Park Rd.Iowa City, IA 52241

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths / 1 Half Bath
  • 4,662 SqFt
  • 0.49 Acre
  • Listing by: Skogman Realty Co.
  • Data courtesy of Iowa City Area Association of Realtors MLS
1194 James Ave NE Swisher, IA 52338
$575,000 Active

1194 James Ave NeSwisher, IA 52338

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths / 1 Half Bath
  • 3,761 SqFt
  • 1.92 Acres
  • Listing by: Skogman Realty Co.
  • Data courtesy of Iowa City Area Association of Realtors MLS
1977 Ollinger Dr Coralville, IA 52241
$545,000 Active

1977 Ollinger DrCoralville, IA 52241

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths / 1 Half Bath
  • 4,000 SqFt
  • 0.27 Acre
  • Listing by: Skogman Realty Co.
  • Data courtesy of Iowa City Area Association of Realtors MLS
2562 Oak Cir NE North Liberty, IA 52317
$500,000 Active

2562 Oak Cir NeNorth Liberty, IA 52317

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths / 1 Half Bath
  • 2,860 SqFt
  • 2.47 Acres
  • Listing by: Skogman Realty Co.
  • Data courtesy of Iowa City Area Association of Realtors MLS
842 Forest Edge Ln Coralville, IA 52241
$500,000 Active

842 Forest Edge LnCoralville, IA 52241

  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths / 1 Half Bath
  • 3,771 SqFt
  • 0.41 Acre
  • Listing by: Skogman Realty Co.
  • Data courtesy of Iowa City Area Association of Realtors MLS

When I started looking for a home I was unsure how to go about it so I talked to my mom about it because she talked about how her and dad had a positive experience with the gentleman through Skogman they used. We contacted him and he recomended Abby. Abby was very helpful from the get go as I let her know the areas I was interested in and she came back with a list of places to check out that demonstrated what was available at different price levels with different layouts that were affordable. After seeing a few it was easy to choose the area I wanted to be in and what all was important to me from the various floor plans that were observed. Finding a house in a competitive market can be a trying experience but Abby helped me to work through that and find a place that I am very happy with. I look forward to enjoying it for the time being but I also am looking at moving on to a larger home when the time is right and I am looking forward to working with Abby again.

– Matt Benge, April 2014

"It was truly a blessing to have found Abby when we did! We had tried with another agent to sell our home the year before, and he didn't seem to have much interest in actually getting us out of our old home and into another. We ended up putting it on the market with him the Spring of 2012 and taking it off in Fall of 2012. Spring of 2013, we wanted to try again- but NOT with the same guy. We were going around to open houses looking for juuuuuuusssstttt the right agent to represent us, and we found one in Abby! From the moment she greeted us, we knew she was the one we wanted to sell our home. VERY friendly, knowledgeable, and answered all of our calls & emails promptly. She was relentless in trying to help us find just the perfect home for our needs and desires! Barely on the market for two months, she had ours sold and us moving into our new one! She still keeps in contact, making sure we are still content in our country home. Thanks so much for everything, Abby!"

– Seana Pierce, March 2014

Dear Jill: Thank you very much for your efforts on selling my home. I really appreciate your intelligent, artistic, and effective approach in selling my home. I will definitely refer you to my friends when they are considering buying or selling. Thank you again. -Ginger Yang

– Ginger Yang, August 2012

Jill, Just a quick note of thanks for the excellent service that you provided in selling my house in Iowa City. Not just Thanks, but WOW! You (and your whole team) are dynamos! You made it happen. From the initial consult to the closing, you made issues and seemingly insurmountable problems fade away. Despite a tough market you got it done. From listing to closing - just over two months - this during a "non peak" time when "nobody was buying a home." Not only do I recommend you to anyone I know selling a home in the Iowa City/Coralville area, but you would be my first stop if I ever have occasion to buy property in the Iowa City area. Thank you again, Jill. Sincerely yours, Arthur C Peters

– Arthur C Peters, February 2012

Dear Jill, I want to thank you so much for helping our family sell our house on Foxana in such a short amount of time! You not only lived up to our expectations, but exceeded them as well. After our unsuccessful previous realtor engagement that lasted five months, we were interviewing new agents and remembered talking to you. One of the most memorable quotes during our encounter was when we asked you why you were the appropriate realtor and you succinctly replied “Well…because I’m worth it” and sure enough, you were worth it! With your help, we were able to complete over $15,000 in renovations and put the house on the market within the month. This time was especially stressful for us because Yi was starting his new job and we were also looking to buy a new house at the time. Your role was pivotal when we were making our home renovations by helping us make decisions that would increase the value of our home in the most effective way (the carpets, countertop, paint, etc.). When we finally found our dream home in Ohio, we were ready to move all our stuff over and start our life here. However, we knew that leaving our home empty and un-staged would not be very attractive to sellers. Thankfully, you were able to loan us some furniture to stage our home for showings. We think that this made the online pictures beautiful and helped sell our house. We wanted to sell our Iowa City home in a timely fashion without compromising the value of our home; the closing of our house showed us that both things are possible (you sold our home at 95.8% of the listing price in one month!). We think that the title “Realtor” does not fully capture the nature of the services you provided. The definition of a “realtor” is someone “who acts as an agent for the sale and purchase of buildings and land.” You were much, much more than this. For us, you were our realtor, our stager, our decorator, our consultant and most importantly, a professional with the highest standard of integrity. Our family truly thanks you for your help. We hope that you and your business continue to flourish in the future and wish the best for your family! With Gratitude, Shan, Yi, and David

– Shan, Yi and David, January 2012

Overall Rating

4.9/5
based on 76 Reviews
08/04/2018 - hsoppe
Bought a home in 2018 in Coral Trailer Park, Coralville, IA 52241.

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"We were notified about a property we had been looking for and was called the very next day it went on the market and looked at it that day. We made an offer and the rest is history. Kimberly took very good care of all the details for us."

- hsoppe August 4, 2018

07/29/2018 - Nicole Gastala
Bought and sold a Condo home in 2018 for approximately $175K in Peninsula Area, Iowa City, IA.

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"Jill and her team were professional, knowledgeable, responsive and very kind. She was extremely helpful when we ran into some issues a few weeks before closing, helped resolve it and the closing went as planned. She went above and beyond our expectations and we could not have asked for a more wonderful realtor. Highly recommend!"

- Nicole Gastala July 29, 2018

07/23/2018 - Patricia Aatreya
Sold a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $250K in North Liberty, IA.

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"Jill has been great since the moment we met her. She helped us buy our first home and she also helped us sell it when we decided to move out of state. I can say she's an expert! Since we were first time buyer and seller, she walked us through everything, she helped us with everything. If you want to sell your house fast and with no stress, get her as your agent. We moved out of state and we left the house in her care. She did a very good job with staging the house and showing the house. We got an offer after 2 weeks. And when the houses need some little bit of repairs, she helped us find someone who can fix them since we are already out of state. If only she can be our agent in our new home state, we would ask her again."

- Patricia Aatreya July 23, 2018

07/10/2018 - user44584832
Sold a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $175K in North Liberty, IA.

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"Incredible. Always readily available. Everything was perfectly laid out, orchestrated and organized. She and her entire team continually went above and beyond to provide an amazing service. Takes the stress out of having to sell a home!"

- user44584832 July 10, 2018

07/06/2018 - martindambrosio
Sold a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $225K in Iowa City, IA.

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"We had a great experience buying the house through Jill so we went back to her when it was time to sell it and we're not disappointed. If you need something done in the house done she knows a guy to do it. Her team responds quickly to questions. We sold after a single day of showing, and got as much as the market would allow. I think she is good at negotiating."

- martindambrosio July 6, 2018

06/25/2018 - user6204583
Sold a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $275K in Coralville, IA.

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"We never knew selling a house could be this easy-now we know it is, if you do find realtor like Jill Armstrong's team. We got pleasantly surprised and impressed by the fact that our house had an accepted offer in less than 3.5 hours after being on the market. We found Jill Armstrong's team to be very knowledgeable, experienced and helpful beginning from recommendations on staging the house, pricing till closing of our house. This came in very handy with our busy schedules and couldn't be more happier that everything worked out well without having to worry much about it at all. We knew our much beloved house for sale was in the hands of experts. Thank you Jill Armstrong and team for a wonderful service. You are AWESOME!"

- user6204583 June 25, 2018

06/07/2018 - lauriemandie
Bought a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $275K in Coralville, IA.

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"Jill was terrific! She was able to show us a wide variety of potential homes in our price range, and was very responsive to all our requests. She was super thoughtful with her recommendations, and her honesty about the market and her properties was very refreshing. She was very prompt in answering all our questions during the whole process, and we felt comfortable with her and her team. Seeing as she represented both us and the seller, we were especially impressed with her consideration of our needs. We were thrilled to find the perfect house thanks to her hard work on our behalf!"

- lauriemandie June 7, 2018

06/06/2018 - sgeisler25
Consulted me on buying or selling a home

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"When my fiancee and I ran into Jill at a local function, she said she found the perfect house for us eventhough it we had not been looking and it just became listed. She took us through it several times before persuading me to make an offer that i was comfortable with. After several times of re-negotiating offers we settled on one that was mutually attractive. Jill went above and beyond to communicate between us and the previous owners! Very professional, friendly and knowledgeable of the real estate market! Thanks Jill!!"

- sgeisler25 June 6, 2018

05/18/2018 - c_mccleary
Sold a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $325K in Shimek, Iowa City, IA.

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"This is the second home we've sold and had Jill represent us. Our first home sold in two weeks, and the most recent home sold in four days! Jill is extremely knowledgeable about the area and trends. Once the house was turned over to Jill it was effortless for us from that point on. Jill is a great realtor with a great team and we'd highly recommend anyone in the area looking to sell their home!"

- c_mccleary May 18, 2018

05/13/2018 - wjshelle
Sold a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $275K in Iowa City, IA.

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"Extremely pleased with the team in selling my house. Friendly, professional and they always had my best interest in mind. Best house selling team I have ever had. If you don’t choose Jill and her team you are missing a great opportunity and experience."

- wjshelle May 13, 2018