Prior to moving the Cedar Rapids in 1997, I was the Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager for Maricopa County in Arizona, managing a $2 billion portfolio as well as serving as the treasurer for 56 school districts.
I built a successful career in real estate starting in the relocation department of Skogman Realty in 2002. I helped establish a very successful program working with large employers and subsequently I expanded my career as a full service realtor. I earned the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation through education, production and experience. I am consistently among the top producers at Skogman. My philosophy is simple: listen carefully, exhibit high integrity and work hard. I communicate information to buyers and sellers in a timely manner and my financial background enables me to interpret market trends and chart various market metrics.
I provide high quality, unique and effective marketing materials.
I enjoy my profession and look forward to truly "Making a Difference" in your selling and buying experience! I would be happy to provide references from past clients. Thank you for the opportunity to introduce myself.
United Way - Tocqueville Society, various committees
Aid to Women
Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Co-Chair 2008 & 2009
Big Brothers/Big Sisters - Sponsors, Board of Trustee
Actively involved in church activities and projects at New Covenant Bible Church
Boys and Girls Club
"We consider Melinda Muller to be a seasoned marketing professional providing comprehensive, multi-level residential real estate services to buyers and sellers in greater Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Melinda presented our home using her expertise to highlight the positive aspects; creating balance, warmth and cohesion in a most cost-effective manner. Her warm style and infectious smile made the home selling process a pleasant experience as well. The end result proved successful house hunters who viewed our home as their home and its features for their enjoyment."
~Jenny and Harry Gregory
“Clearly, there are a lot of realtors who successfully sell property. What set Melinda apart from previous realtors we have worked with was her focus on our family and the disruption a major move can create. She was committed to finding us a home that would truly make us comfortable in our new town long after the paper work was finished.”
~Ben and Georgina
“Melinda Muller is not just our realtor, but someone we consider a dear friend. When we relocated to IA, Melinda was there for us as an advisor and guide to the area. Being a transplant herself, Melinda understood the challenges and issues a newcomer encounters. Ultimately we chose to build rather than purchase a pre-existing home, but none the less, Melinda was there for us to help negotiate the contract and insure that all details were attended to. We feel very fortunate to know her; she helped turn what could have been a very stressful situation into a joyful experience.”
“Neither rain nor snow nor dead of night stops Melinda Muller from delivering new listings to preview! I recently relocated to IA and was fortunate to be referred to Melinda as my realtor. In order to limit the number of house hunting trips I would have to make, I depended heavily on Melinda to do preliminary footwork for me to identify homes that were within my specifications and budget. She listened to my needs carefully and made suggestions that were appropriate to this region. Throughout the entire transaction Melinda made me feel like I was her only client, and someone I can turn to for direction as I make my home Iowa.”
“Melinda Muller of Skogman Relocation Services has been wonderful. She was very dedicated to making our relocation transition go smoothly. Melinda has not only made herself available at any time to me and my family, but has also consistently went beyond my expectations of what a relocation company should offer. Melinda has handled every detail of the move to Cedar Rapids as well as helping us find a home. I can not say enough how much we admire Melinda helping my family make the transition. She truly is dedicated to providing personalized attention and acting in good faith as extension from Rockwell. Please inform the people responsible at Rockwell whom interface with Skogman know that I appreciate the professionalism, friendship, and warmth Melinda have bestowed upon my family and I.”
“Buying and selling a home is a major event for any person or family that tugs deeply on emotions. However the transaction should also make sense financially as a house is a major investment. All of these factors make selling a home a challenge and a very difficult balancing act. From the moment we first met Melinda Muller we sensed her energy, attention to detail and most of all her willingness to listen. She was prompt with appointments, followed up on what she committed to and was never out of touch. Overall, I have never met a realtor that has such a firm handle and knowledge base of the Cedar Rapids market. We first worked with her looking to “move up” into our potential “dream home.” She listened to our wants and needs and only showed us properties that were viable options. Whenever she addressed pricing of properties, she had the facts to back up her recommendations. Later when our situation changed, she took the time to know and represent our listing highlighting all of its positive attributes. She hosted open houses, followed every potential sales lead and when the final negotiation “crunch” was needed to close the deal, Melinda took the emotion out and represented us in a manner that was equitable both to the buyer and us. Whether buying or selling, I/we would highly recommend the professional services of Melinda Muller. In closing, I commend Melinda for being the most professional realtor that I have worked with in our numerous real estate transactions. And even more so, through the eighteen months that we have known her, she has also become a good friend.”
~Mark W. Bienhoff DVM