Melinda Muller- Skogman Realty

Melinda Muller

About Me


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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.

Community Involvement

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.”
~Janet B.

“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.”
~Shane Dunn

“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

Contact Me

2601 Deer Lane Road Marion, IA 52302
$1,295,000 Active

2601 Deer Lane RoadMarion, IA 52302

  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Full Baths / 1 Half Bath
  • 7,453 SqFt
  • 5.5 Acres
  • Listing by: Skogman Realty
  • Data courtesy of Cedar Rapids Association of Realtors MLS
2550 Indian Hill Road Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
$459,900 Active

2550 Indian Hill RoadCedar Rapids, IA 52403

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Full Baths / 1 Half Bath
  • 3,990 SqFt
  • 1.17 Acres
  • Listing by: Skogman Realty
  • Data courtesy of Cedar Rapids Association of Realtors MLS
8 Sylvan Lane Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
$399,999 Pending

8 Sylvan LaneCedar Rapids, IA 52403

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Full Baths / 1 Half Bath
  • 3,482 SqFt
  • 0.99 Acre
  • Listing by: Skogman Realty
  • Data courtesy of Cedar Rapids Association of Realtors MLS
$269,900 Pending

3088 Linn Benton RoadPalo, IA 52324

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths
  • 3,150 SqFt
  • 4.6 Acres
  • Listing by: Skogman Realty
  • Data courtesy of Cedar Rapids Association of Realtors MLS
111 Cottage Grove Avenue Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
$244,900 Pending

111 Cottage Grove AvenueCedar Rapids, IA 52403

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Full Baths
  • 1,903 SqFt
  • Listing by: Skogman Realty
  • Data courtesy of Cedar Rapids Association of Realtors MLS
Lot 2 Deer Lane Road Marion, IA 52302
$199,999 Active

Lot 2 Deer Lane RoadMarion, IA 52302

  • 5.42 Acres
  • Listing by: Skogman Realty
  • Data courtesy of Cedar Rapids Association of Realtors MLS

Melinda is an amazing Realtor! She showed us multiple houses and found us two amazing options that met everything on our wish list. She was easy to work with and very fast with responses and paperwork. We also appreciated her connections all over the United States. She has referred some family members to great Realtors even though they were out of state.

– Craig and Abby Schultz, March 2018

We highly recommend Melinda Muller to sell your home. Melinda is a very personable, experienced, professional realtor. She know what it takes to get your home sold. Melinda helped us purchase a condo at a great price and did an excellent job selling our family home before it even officially went on the market. She presented our home so well, it sold very quickly. Many commented on the high quality marketing materials she used. What we thought would be a very stressful process, was the opposite. It was a pleasant experience, thanks to Melinda!

– Dick and Carol Groth, September 2017

We chose Melinda Muller to sell our home after interviewing 2 other realtors. She impressed us immediately! Melinda came to our home fully prepared to get it sold quickly but also at the highest possible price the surrounding market would allow. She prepared a market analysis to visually show us what was happening with homes similar to ours. She also shared with us a portfolio that she had created of another home that she had sold. The pictures and the layout were beautiful! Melinda is a go-getter!! She gets the job done! She's no-nonsense! She's thorough! She's prepared! She works with the her clients and educates them along the way to be better informed so that they can make good decisions regarding their property. While our home was on the market, Melinda stayed in contact with us and relayed updates about our home on a regular basis. She goes above and beyond to get the job done. We are so pleased that Melinda sold our home for us! Bobbie and Vivian Gorman

– The Gorman's, March 2017

Overall Rating

based on 4 Reviews
04/03/2018 - Ln payne83
Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $275K in Marion, IA.

Highly Recommended

Local Knowledge

Process Expertise


Negotiation Skills

"My husband and I and our two boys moved here from Wisconsin. We knew very little about the area. Melinda was great! She took us around town and showed us different areas and schools. She pointed out things that we didn't even think about. The home buying process was so smooth and easy. She was available to us whenever we needed her. We would recommend Melinda to any of our family members and friends. We know that they will be in great hands with Melinda by their side!

Lindsay & Dan P."

- Ln payne83 April 3, 2018

04/02/2018 - NicolePratt87
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $275K in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Highly Recommended

Local Knowledge

Process Expertise


Negotiation Skills

"Our family has worked with Melinda since 2004. She is absolutely fabulous to work with! She responds quickly with any questions. She will make sure you find the perfect home! I recently worked with Melinda to find my first home in December, and of course it’s a perfect fit, we LOVE it. I would HIGHLY recommend working with Melinda! She’s amazing at what she does!"

- NicolePratt87 April 2, 2018

03/25/2018 - mellettemaurice
Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $125K in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Highly Recommended

Local Knowledge

Process Expertise


Negotiation Skills

"Melinda is very knowledgeable about the housing market and provides highly professional advice. She was able to help us sell our home in less than a week!! Melinda is a pleasure to work with and takes her time with each client to make sure she understands what they want and need in purchasing a new home."

- mellettemaurice March 25, 2018

03/07/2018 - missyb2
Bought a home in 2017 in Oak Lane, Collingdale, PA.

Highly Recommended

Local Knowledge

Process Expertise


Negotiation Skills

"Melinda is a hard-working and very personable agent. When our family relocated to Iowa in 2017, we didn't know the area very well; Melinda was instrumental in our search and purchase of a new home. Her response time was always prompt, which made the process less stressful for us. She continues to be a great resource when we need to find service providers in the area. Really enjoyed working with her and would recommend her to anyone!"

- missyb2 March 7, 2018