homes & hearth, llc.

Realtor in Iowa City IA

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We’re talking real estate.

You should love the way you live—whether you crave open spaces, a friendly neighborhood with charm, or a sophisticated condo, Iowa City and its surrounding communities have a place that is right for you.

“Gerhild is nothing short of magnificent. She was attentive to our needs and always looked out for what was in our best interest. We couldn’t have gone through the home selling/buying process without her!”

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My goal as your realtor is to help in any way that I can. We’ll start by exploring the market and your financing options. Finding the right home can be a challenge, but it is an exciting adventure, and I enjoy being a part of the process.


As you begin to review your options, you may find that renting is your best choice. It may become apparent that the home you currently own is where you want to be. Or you may discover a new home that is just right for you, and be ready to buy. Regardless, you’ll have the chance to learn about yourself and the way you want to live.


If you are interested in listing a home for sale, it is my pleasure to offer a free competitive market analysis that will help you determine the market value of your home.


My avocations of musical performance, ceramics, pastel painting, and writing poetry, have helped me to develop my creative side. My creativity is one of the things that informs my real estate interactions. As I see it, buying and selling homes is a process that requires critical thinking. But it has also been my experience that questions are more easily answered when you bring your creativity to the table.


I've lived in the Iowa City area all of my life, and I love this community! It is my honor to help you find a home in this area, and it is my privilege to help with any real estate needs you might have.

Zillow Profile

“I have known Gerhild as a friend, a lawyer, a mother, an artist and a real estate agent. Her thoughtfulness, toughness and creativity are some amazing traits as well as her being conscientious and caring to every detail and our needs & wants ! She is very knowledgeable and very patient ----- I can go on and on --- Gerhild is AMAZING in every way !!! ”
--James Burton

“I bought a condo with Gerhild. She is reliable and very helpful. I wanted to buy decent price condo and she suggest some great candidates and gave me a very good comment for which one to choose. It was several month process but she has patient and also when she saw good candidate, she was quick to decide to see it. I'm happy with my current condo. Thanks to Gerhild. ”
--Jin Young Koh

“We had an unusual situation which Gerhild was able to guide us through with as little stress as possible! She is a great advocate for her client(s) and is always willing to lend a helping hand. Gerhild is wonderful with responding quickly to any questions or concerns we had, which was very helpful especially since we were first time home buyers. We're very grateful that Gerhild was able to be a part of our team and help us find our perfect home!”
--Maddie and Trey Moree

“Gerhild was very helpful to my husband and me when we were searching for a home. She was very responsive and sent us homes via email consistantly. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to decide on one and we ended up renting for now. She is very knowledgable, quick to respond, very patient and down to earth. I hope to do business with her in the near future when my lease is about up.”
--Lowan Murray

“Gerhild is helping me find a very particular type of home in central Iowa City to allow me to "age in place." She is extremely conscientious in providing me with listings, and I am confident that the right place will come along.”
--Barbara Schwartz

“I have known Gerhild as a friend, a lawyer, a mother, an artist and a real estate agent. In all these roles she has demonstrated her thoughtfulness, toughness and creativity. And to top it off, she is incredibly trustworthy. She was our agent when we recently sold a house in Iowa while living in Maine. We relied on her judgment and were not disappointed. ”
--Barby Buss

“Gerhild has been so helpful and supportive in keeping me posted of various houses that come up for sale in my particular budget. I also appreciate the fact that she is a "low pressure" sales person who took the time to understand some of the unique circumstances of my house search. Her knowledge of the housing market within Iowa City is extensive. I would highly recommend her to any person who is looking for a home to purchase. ”
--Cindy Roberts

“Gerhild is an enthusiastic and very energized person. Well known in the community and known for her sparkle, knowledge and dedication. She will do everything possible to help you, as she does all people she knows. There is no limit to her desire to help, or to her natural talents. Very open and curious. Highly recommended!”
--Larry Bruse

“Gerhild is just AWESOME! Extremely efficient, understanding and she really wants to help you find the best home for you! She truly cares about her clients and goes above and beyond to provide you with the best options and gives honest advice in buying/renting a place.”
--Stephanie de Silva

“Gerhild has helped to keep me aware of local real estate listings, not only in Iowa City, but also Cedar Rapids, and other nearby communities. She has always shown great enthusiasm in helping me, and she has a thorough knowledge of the market. She works quickly and tirelessly, and always prioritizes the client's interests and needs. I'd highly recommend Gerhild to anyone interested in buying or selling.”
--Richard Blazek

“Gerhild was fantastic and made buying a house in Iowa City a breeze. She was extremely prompt with showings, answering questions and meeting for all aspects of the process. Should I ever move again I would use her for sure!”
--Theresa Seeburger

“Gerhild is very knowledgeable regarding the area and is very helpful in all aspects of relocation, e.g. home financing, availability of local access to needed information, and the city in general. She has been extremely helpful with information regarding neighborhoods and homes in general. I would highly recommend her to assist anyone searching for a home in this area”
--Ann Wiley