Before we started to seriously house hunt we knew we first wanted to find a realtor that would guide us through the process. We had discussed everything we wanted in a realtor: someone who showed a genuine interest in getting to know us, someone who seemed knowledgeable but not too pushy, someone who would listen and also advise, someone who could give us a plan of attack and most importantly someone we could trust throughout the entire process. Brian Hoel had all of these qualities and more.
The entire process went so smoothly and Brian exceeded every expectation we had. He always listened and never wanted us to feel rushed or pressured. He also wasn’t afraid to make suggestions and we knew we could always be honest with Brian. He set up numerous showings and kept us updated on a regular basis. We were truly fortunate to have met Brian. He wasn’t only our Realtor but he became a friend. We could not have asked for a better realtor to make our first home buying experience so rewarding.
– Brendon & Necia
As a first time homebuyer I'm grateful we found Brian Hoel. The purchasing transaction felt like a roller coaster at times with plenty of ups and downs. However, Brian was there for us every step of the way and at any hour of the day or night.
Brian worked so hard to help us make our dream of owning this particular home a reality!
I know it was close to midnight before he left his office on the evening we submitted our offer because he was working out all the details.
We trusted Brian and I truly believe if it were not for him and all of his hard work we would have missed out on this amazing place we love to call HOME!
Thank you Brian!
Brian is great! He helped us smoothly transition from being renters to homeowners. He helped us calmly stay ahead of the process by being fully prepared and kept us well informed along the way.
He is a great listener, very knowledgeable and provided great advice; there were no surprises! Our meetings were easy and convenient. Brian streamlined the process for us and we could not be happier! He did a wonderful job!
Thank you Brian! Thank you for all your help! You did a wonderful job!
– Caleb & Joanie
Brian Hoel recently sold our house in Robins, Iowa. He did a tremendous job in getting things moving quickly in order to get our house sold before the winter season. We had the house on the market for several months through another realty company with few showings and really no movement.
Brian met with us to determine a reasonable price based on the market in our area and we immediately began seeing showings leading up to the offer being made and ultimately accepted.
In summary we were very pleased with Brian and his dedication in getting our home sold in a timely manner so we could move on to the next step in our lives.
– Steve & Barbie
Brian picked us up at an open house, without even knowing it :) We were already working with another realtor, when we met Brian at an open house. We loved his charm and willingness to just let us "Look" without trying to sell us the world.
When we became unhappy with the relator we were working with we thought we were going to have to start the whole process over of searching for a new realtor. Then we remembered meeting Brian at a past open house, we called him instantly. BEST DECISION EVER.
Brian, you made the hardest part of moving, easy. You became a friend before we even met you in person. Your confidence, your knowledge, your efficiency, and willingness to go to bat for us, really helped us make a smooth transition to Iowa. THANK YOU for all you did for us! We could not be happier in our new home.
We HIGHLY recommend working with Brian for all your real estate needs!
– Doug & Krystal
Our first home buying experience was full of ups and downs. Brian was always available with good advice every step of the way. My wife and I are glad we had him on our side. Brian is easy to work with, and helped find a home that met our needs. We will work with Brian in the future and suggest him to anyone needing a realtor!
– Billy & Angie
Recently new to the Cedar Rapids area from Milwaukee, we were looking to buy our first home. We met Brian at an open house and right away felt very comfortable talking with him about our housing needs. His down to earth, friendly nature made it easy for us to decide to work with him. We also liked the fact that he was part of Skogman Realty, which has a great reputation in the Cedar Rapids area. During the entire house hunting process, Brian was excellent to work with. He is professional, responsive, knowledgeable and really paid attention to our needs. We would highly recommend Brian Hoel to anyone looking to sell or buy a house!
– Mike & Kelly
First of all Phil and I want to thank you Brian, for the great job you did in assisting us in buying and selling our homes in a matter of just a few months. We also want to thank you for your kindness and patience through it all. We feel blessed to have found you as a realtor at this time in our life and consider you our friend. Thank you again for a job well done!
Let me just say to any prospective buyer or seller of their home that if you are searching for a realtor in the Cedar Rapids and surrounding area we would highly recommend Brian Hoel, with Skogman Realty.
We have had realtors over the years and he is at the top of our list. First and foremost he will listen to what you say and try the very best he can to deliver.
We started our search in the fall on our own but soon realized we needed help. We came upon Brian quite by accident at an open house and he so impressed us with his willingness to dig right in and help that we began working with him. We explained that we were at a time in our life that we wanted to downsize and he showed us many, many houses and they were just what we had asked for but we could always find something wrong.
Soon we wondered if we were really ready to downsize and told Brian that we were going to regroup and start over in the spring. He thanked us for being honest and was very encouraging that we should not get down, he was sure we could find the home of our dreams.
In the meantime he kept in touch. Then after talking our situation out we were out driving around one Sunday afternoon and saw the house we had been looking for. We finally realized that if we were truly going to downsize we would have to compromise some things. We called Brian and set up a showing and I think after walking through the house we all knew this was the one but we still wanted to go home and think on it.
We called him back that evening and he, without being pushy, helped us to see what we needed to do. Well the rest is history! They accepted our offer and because it was October we were sure our house wouldn’t sell but we feel because of Brian’s great marketing experience and skills our home was officially on the market for only a few days before we had two offers. That is also history!
Within a few months Brian helped us find our dream home and sell our existing home. Brian was always there with his encouragement and would help in any way he could.
So once again, if you are looking for a great Realtor in the Cedar Rapids or surrounding area who will listen to what you want and really work hard for you and get you results, call Brian Hoel!
– Phil & Jean
I would highly recommend Brian. He is very responsive - always answers texts and e-mails quickly. He has great recommendations for inspectors, etc. He didn't abandon me after the purchase was made and continued to help with the problems I had after moving in. He made the process so much easier. I couldn't have done it without him!!
My Husband Zach and I met Brian at an open house. He immediately asked if we had a realtor and when we said not yet, he scheduled an appointment to sit down and get to know us and what we were looking for. I won't forget how he told us this was his interview to be our Realtor. He did an amazing job, he was patient as we went to showings of houses we thought we would love and just didn't feel right. He never seemed to be to busy or frustrated when we wanted to keep looking. When the house we were excited to see came up, he got us a showing immediately and walked us through making an offer, unfortunately, it was not the house for us since the sellers went with a different offer. We were disappointed but Brian was confident that something else was out there. He was right, the house came up on the MLS list with pictures and we wanted to see it. I feel in love immediately, obviously there were some cons but the pros outweighed them, we placed our offer and Moved in May 2017. Brian did am amazing job of suggesting what to ask for even an ambitious close date of 30 days and it was done. I remember at the final walk through with the Builder, he told Brian that he did a great job making this a smooth process, being Modest Brian gave the credit to us. Then came the selling our previous house. We moved first and Brian did wonderful at walking through the house and making suggestions of what to change to help the house sell and be appealing to potential buyers. He was patient at it took me awhile to get it all completed, but he checked in and was always available. Finally, we listed our house in the end of November 2017. In January, we had a accepted offer and as normal there were ups and downs of things that came up in the inspections, Brian was on it. He had a list of contracts he used and trusted was able to get estimates and have them out to the house and getting the work done correctly and efficiently. Closing was even moved up 2 weeks, and Brian had all the paperwork ready for me to walk in and sign. He made this process as stress-free and smooth as possible. He told our Vinton home from List to Closed in 90 days! and that was over Christmas and New Years! I cannot Thank him enough for all he did to help with this process and be a part of our Story!
I had an amazing experience working with Brian in selling my home and finding a new one. I will do business again if his services are needed.
Top Notch Agent! He's helped many of my friends.
When my wife and I decided to search for our 1st house, we met Brian at an open house. He was absolutely amazing to work with! He helped guide us through our 1st home purchase which was intimidating to say the least. But he answered all our questions and took a step by step process to make sure we understood what was happening next. 2 years later we find our selves looking for another home as the city is buying our current property. And immediately we knew we wanted to work with Brian again. Looking forward to another fantastic buying experience with Brian!
We were new to the home buying process and didn't think we needed or wanted a buyers agent, but Brian's professionalism and readiness to help us understand the process won us over immediately! Brian was different than the other agents we met, who seemed to do the minimum necessary. Instead, he was always at least 1 step ahead and kept us informed about what was coming up next. He didn't just show us houses, he helped us understand what it was that we really wanted and guided us through the process to get it. His home buyers' packet of information was very thorough and gave us confidence throughout the many decisions that had to be made. Each meeting with him had the right balance: it was informative, yet personal. Even after our closing, he continues to stay in contact with us to make sure we are satisfied with our purchase! We couldn't have asked for a better experience or a better agent. We would recommend him to anyone!
Sold our house within 1 week! Great to work with and carefully answered all of our many questions.