Steve is an experienced REALTOR®, serving the Cedar Rapids area since 1975. In 1988 he became the Broker-Owner of RE/MAX Associates, aspiring to try a new approach to the real estate business. This same enthusiasm and excitement about Real Estate carries over into all aspects of Steve's life.
He and his wife Joanne spend their free time sailing, visiting their children and grandchildren, and enjoying "Sailor" their Shih-Tzu.
Steve's upbeat attitude and experience as Broker give clients a benefit as to what they can expect, and if there are hiccups, how they can be maneuvered.
Judy is from a farm in northeast Iowa and has been a REALTOR® in Cedar Rapids since 2000. She graduated from UNI, intending to teach History, but plans have a way of changing. Helping you find the right home is what she finds most rewarding, and she has special affinity for character homes with history.
Outside of Real Estate, Judy's loves focus on her family including 2 daughters, Chloe and Ellie and "Dobby" the family's rescue dog. Other favorites include decorating, bargain hunting, reading, and spending time with her Mom and girls at her childhood farm.
Let her guide you - from finding resources to ready your home for the market to tracking down your new address. You'll have someone dedicated to helping you.
Judy Avenson provided superb service for us when we sold our home in Cedar Rapids last year. Her warm and delightful personality were matched by her thorough knowledge of every aspect of preparing and selling our home. Her advice was accurate in every respect, regarding when we should put our house on the market, what we should do to make it more attractive to prospective buyers, what price we should set, and how long we should expect it to be on the market before it sold. Moreover, since we moved out of state before the house sold, she handled the closing smoothly and was a highly effective advocate for us.
– Al Fisher
If you are in the market for a REALTOR®, you’ve found her. Look no further. I have had the opportunity to work with Judy in both buying (twice) and selling (once) my homes in the last five years. To say that she goes above and beyond is an understatement. Judy has a deep understanding of the market. She knows the buying/selling trends for the areas you’re interested in so you can feel confident in the advice and suggestions she offers in every step of what can be an extremely stressful process. Judy has a true gift for recognizing when her clients need a counselor, a straight-shooter for a good dose of honesty or even just a swift kick in the pants. (Most of the time it’s a little bit of each.) I recommend Judy with zero hesitation.
– Sarah Burnes
Judy Avenson is fabulous! She has represented me on both sides – buying and selling – in many transactions over the years. Time and again, I turn to Judy as she is always dependable, direct, and takes the position I want on the transaction. I wanted a quick sale on my cute bungalow; we put the price point where it needed to be, marketed it and sold in 3 days. I was ecstatic! Because Judy looks at a potential house with my best interests in mind, she offers thoughtful guidance and shows me houses that are within my budget. I highly recommend Judy as your REALTOR®!
– Staci Quick