Debra Callahan- Skogman Realty

Debra Callahan

About Me


  • CRS
  • CSP
  • GRI

As a Realtor/Broker, I get to help clients put their dreams into action, whether it be buying their first home, selling their house, building their dream home, relocating for that big promotion or investment properties to help fund their retirement. Most of my clients come from referrals of happy past clients and people that know me. Want to be one of those happy clients...Call Callahan!

With more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience and 16 years of real estate experience, I can guarantee that you’re in good hands. I would love the opportunity to earn your business. I was the top selling Realtor in the Cedar Rapids metro in 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018.

Please browse my website for testimonials, listings, reports and important local real estate information. If you don't find what you are looking for...Call Callahan!

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545 Squaw Creek Circle Marion, IA 52302
$585,000 Active

545 Squaw Creek CircleMarion, IA 52302

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths
  • 3,570 SqFt
  • 0.63 Acre
  • Listing by: Skogman Realty Corridor
  • Data courtesy of Cedar Rapids Association of Realtors MLS
$390,000 Active

5719 Ridge Stone LaneMarion, IA 52302

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths
  • 2,821 SqFt
  • 0.24 Acre
  • Listing by: Skogman Realty Corridor
  • Data courtesy of Cedar Rapids Association of Realtors MLS
4727 Leprechaun Lane NE Cedar Rapids, IA 52411
$380,000 Active

4727 Leprechaun Lane NECedar Rapids, IA 52411

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths / 1 Half Bath
  • 3,915 SqFt
  • 1.18 Acres
  • Listing by: Skogman Realty Corridor
  • Data courtesy of Cedar Rapids Association of Realtors MLS
$365,000 Pending

2140 Newcastle RoadMarion, IA 52302

  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths / 1 Half Bath
  • 4,189 SqFt
  • 0.31 Acre
  • Listing by: Skogman Realty Corridor
  • Data courtesy of Cedar Rapids Association of Realtors MLS
$360,000 Pending

3531 Timberline Drive NECedar Rapids, IA 52402

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths / 1 Half Bath
  • 3,980 SqFt
  • 0.73 Acre
  • Listing by: Skogman Realty Corridor
  • Data courtesy of Cedar Rapids Association of Realtors MLS
$280,000 Pending

2830 Adirondack Drive NECedar Rapids, IA 52402

  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Full Baths / 1 Half Bath
  • 2,714 SqFt
  • 0.57 Acre
  • Listing by: Skogman Realty Corridor
  • Data courtesy of Cedar Rapids Association of Realtors MLS

"Deb and her assistant Cassie have once again been great to work with. Our home sold within a week of being listed and at the price we wanted. Deb's knowledge of the local market trends is impressive!"

– Boyd Severson, July 2018

"Working with Deb and her team to sell our house was a great experience. Extremely knowledgeable and I'd highly recommend. From the beginning to the end they guided us and made sensible recommendations to have our home sell quickly, which it did in about 2 weeks. Thanks to all of you for your hard work!"

– Andrew Trotter, July 2018

"So great to work with Debra Callahan’s team with Skogman Realty! We just built our first home and could not have done it without the help of Megan! Thank you all for everything! Such a great experience!"

– Alicia Leiran, July 2018

"I worked with Megan on part of Debra Callahan's team. She was great to work with, very knowledgeable and always kept me in the loop with updates. Megan made the home buying process quick and easy and always knew the right questions to ask and had great recommendations. I'm glad to say my house feels like home thanks to the Callahan Team. Thank you!"

– Chera Gilleland, July 2018

"Debra was great to work with as her preparation matched perfect timing. She and her team turned around my market assessment in a couple of days. That provided the information I needed to make an informed decision and negotiate the sale with a single showing."

– Lloyd Whiting, June 2018

"Being a young adult and a first time Home Buyer can be very nerve wrecking and stressful. However, with the help of Debra we were able to shop for a house and close in under two months. She made it happen quicker than we were expecting and was straight forward on what she needed from us to expedite the process. She is very knowledgeable and takes time to really listen to what you are looking for in a home. Debra also provides a list of experts needed for fixer upper houses which is very useful! We will be using Debra in the future for all of our real estate inquiries."

– David & Alexis Flores, June 2018

"The Call Callahan team was phenomenal from start to finish! We were looking to buy in a fast moving market; Deb and her team did everything possible to show us the homes we were interested in. We will recommend them to anyone looking to sell or buy and we will know who to contact for our next home!!!"

– Hunter & Audrey Fry, June 2018

"As first-time home buyers, Debra and Cassie took time to explain each step of the process to us and didn’t seem phased by all of the questions we had. They were knowledgeable, professional, easy to contact, and very personable. We would highly recommend them to any prospective home buyers."

– Seth & Molly Webb, May 2018

"Besides Cedar Rapids, my wife and I live in Oaxaca, Mexico. When our property was being sold, my daughter and her husband staged the house for selling. Since we were in Oaxaca, Debra Callahan and her team were able to contact us by phone and email. The house was sold in eight days after it was placed on the market. The entire process was rapid, efficient and thorough. Thanks to Debra's expertise integrity and effectiveness, we are more than satisfied with the sale and handling of the property."

– Charles and Ellen Barth, May 2018

"Buying my first home with Debra and her team at Skogman was a great experience and I would highly recommend them. They found me the perfect home!"

– Nicole Gray, May 2018

"Deb and her team are highly professional and very thorough. Deb carefully explained the process and how everything would work. She and her team effectively managed all the timelines and necessary players. If you want a team behind you that knows how to market, sell, and close your sale - Team Callahan is the team to choose!"

– Trace & Kim Pickering , April 2018

"My boyfriend, Jon, and I worked with Cassie and Megan. They were both so knowledgeable and if they did not know something they made sure to find out as soon as possible and get back to us. They took us through every house we asked and when we asked without any questions. They never made us feel like we were being too needy or picky about houses. It was an awesome experience being first time home buyers!"

– Katie Merfeld, April 2018

"Debra is responsive and easy to work with. We ran into some title problems, and she took the ball to get things resolved. She was helpful in getting us into our new home."

– Phyllis Brostad, March 2018

"Debra and her team are great to work with! Very knowledgeable, friendly and professional. We were educated and advised about what would sell our home, changes to make that would be helpful to our sale and what were the market trends. The closing was seamless and easy. It was a pleasure to sell our home with Debra and her team!"

– Sandi McDonough, March 2018

"Deb Callahan and her team were wonderful to work with. They were available to answer any and all questions and were quick with their responses. They have great oversight on the whole market and they knew how to negotiate and what to recommend in the offer and sale of a home. Their marketing and advertising of homes allows many to see your home and allows for a quick sale!"

– Christina Johnson, March 2018

"Deb and her team helped with both the sale of our former home, and the purchase of our current one. Their knowledge and experience was evident every step of the way. We appreciated Deb's honesty and objectivity through both transactions. Cassie was also wonderful, and made herself available to us whenever we needed something. We are grateful to them for everything they did to help our family throughout the entire process."

– John & Jessica Witt, January 2018

"My fiancé and I recently bought our first home together in Cedar Rapids! Cassie, Deb, Megan and their team at Skogman Realty were AMAZING. We knew we were in the right hands from the very beginning. She thoroughly explained every single step without over complicating things, which relieved a lot of the stress that surrounds first time home buying. Our dream house was listed online late one Sunday evening and we contacted Cassie to see if we could get a showing Monday morning because my fiancé had to leave town for the week on business that afternoon. She made this happen over night (literally!) and we put an offer in before he had to leave. I know the house would have sold to another buyer that week had we not been able to see it that morning. Cassie also had her baby 1 week before closing and the transition of care to her colleague Megan was seamless! Megan was able to make it to our final walk through and closing appointment no problem.. you would have never known that their team was working one man short! We have been in our new home for about 2 weeks now and couldn't be happier! If you are looking to buy or sell in the Cedar Rapids area you should definitely Call Callahan!"

– Shannon Gallagher, January 2018

"My family has hired Debra to sell our last two homes. Debra was very professional in handling the sale of our homes and came through with the quick sale that was necessary in both instances. She and her team have great knowledge of the area and are completely honest with you, even if it isn't something you want to hear (which I personally value and appreciate). You won't be disappointed with her services!"

– Rick & Tina Cushman, December 2017

"Deb and team helped sell our home and purchase our new home. Her and her team are consummate professionals, they are prompt and timely in their responses and provided relatable explanations for our multiple questions. Deb and her team are amazing!"

– Jill Sindt, December 2017

"Debra was referred to me by family as a great residential agent. I had an investment property to sell and wasn't sure if it was something that she had experience in. Sure enough, she got it sold to another landlord and even made the transition smooth for my tenants! Very happy with her service."

– Christian Roth, December 2017

"Debra and her team did a great job selling our home recently. They were easy to work with, knowledgeable and very responsive. We ran into an issue with our relocation company that Debra did an amazing job managing due to her vast experience and knowledge in the real estate field. We highly recommend Debra and her team to anyone that is looking to buy or sell a home!"

– Mary Coughlin, October 2017

"My husband and I had a wonderful experience with Debra Callahan and her team from Skogman Realty. She was very attentive and really listened to what we were looking for. During the buying process we felt like our wants and needs were taken into account and that no houses were ever pushed on us. The closing process was a breeze with Debra and we highly recommend anyone looking to buy or sell their home to contact her!"

– Ashley Rogers, October 2017

"Debra did an amazing job helping my family build our new home with Skogman while selling our current home. She made everything easy. It was a great experience working with her. She was always available by phone or email; I appreciated her flexibility meeting with us in the evenings and sometimes weekends. I can't thank her enough for making the selling and building process as easy as possible. We received the full asking price on our home, ideal closing date and minimal disruptions to close the deal. This was perfect since we juggled the selling of our current property and purchase of our new home while welcoming a new addition to our family; our son Luis."

– Lisa Galarraga, October 2017

"Deb and Cassie were excellent to work with and were there every step of the way with us. The timing of selling a current home and building a new home can be overwhelming, and they were so patient and made the process so manageable. Their responsiveness whenever we had questions or concerns was so great. We’d work with them again in a heartbeat!"

– Emily Meyers, October 2017

"My husband and I could not be happier with our decision to use Deb and her team for our real estate needs! We were nervous about trying to sell our house but with the expertise of Deb and her team we had no problem getting our house on the market and sold. She was very responsive to any and all questions that we had and she always kept our best interest in mind. I would highly recommend Deb and her team to anyone looking to buy or sell a house!"

– Molly Garber, September 2017

"Debra, as well as the rest of the CallCallahan team, were extremely professional and well organized. She came to our initial meeting well prepared and followed up with a detailed, comprehensive plan to sell our house. The house was listed quickly on a wide array of websites which gave it maximum exposure to the market. The house sold in a matter of days for full list price. The process was very easy for us as sellers and communication throughout the process was terrific."

– Brendan Getz, August 2017

"Debra sold my Condo for me this month, after selling my fiancés home in February. Debra was amazing to work with. She and Cassie are top notch professionals, who not only know the business side of real estate but do an excellent job with communication and making sure all questions are answered. They both make the process smooth and reduce any stress buying or selling a home comes with. I can't say enough good things about using Debra and her assistant Cassie for all of your real estate needs."

– Emi Chapman, June 2017

"Deb works hard to stay up to date on current housing trends. She provided open and honest feedback when I asked. She encouraged me to think outside of the box instead of making impulsive decisions on selections for my new construction home. Deb and Cassie, both, were always upbeat, approachable, and happy to help me even with the smallest questions I had. I highly recommend Deb and her team to anyone looking to purchase or build a home. I promise you won't be disappointed!"

– Denise Gallagher, September 2017

"Buying our first home was a breeze while working with Cassie! I told her from the beginning that we were going to be asking a lot of questions and she made herself available to answer every single one of them as well as being available for showings. Once she knew what we were looking for she helped guide our search for the perfect home. We had zero hiccups in the buying process because she was on top of everything. She was so kind and honest that I would recommend the team to anyone in need of a realtor."

– Alyssa Smith, August 2017

"Debra and her team provided our family a seamless experience with the sale of our home. They made it incredibly easy for us and took care of all the details. Thank you!"

– Danielle Peebler, August 2017

"Debra and her team were great to work with. Debra was always available and prompt in answering all my questions and provided me with all the information and help I needed. She helped me in 2013 and 2017 and was the best service both times. I would highly recommend Debra to anyone! I'm never looking for another realtor ever again. Thanks!"

– Renjena Hareendran, July 2017

"My husband and I enjoyed working with Cassie and Deb through both the buying and selling of our home. As first time home buyers they helped make the purchase of our home quick and stress free. 4 years later when we were ready to upgrade to a different home we knew we would list with Skogman since we had such a wonderful buying experience. We were surprised they made the selling process even easier than buying. They even sold our home in a day and a half, over asking price! We couldn't ask for a more accommodating, professional, and hard working team. I highly recommend choosing Cassie and Deb for all your real estate needs. We will always come back to this team in the future."

– Hailey Sedlacek, July 2017

"Deb and her assistant, Cassie were both awesome to work with. Very quick to respond to any emails, phone calls or questions. Always flexible and accommodating when finding time and places to meet."

– Kennedy Japenga, June 2017

"Cassie helped us find our very first home. Her team was very helpful and established an open communication line from the start. She made us feel comfortable and confident in our choice, and we are very happy! We recommend her to anyone who is looking for a great home in a fast moving market!"

– Scott Thorton, May 2017

"Cassie Shouse was our realtor for our purchase. Wonderful experience working with her, everything went smoothly and she got us the house we wanted! We would recommend using Cassie for your next purchase."

– Lynne Merritt, May 2017

"We had a great experience working with Debra and her assistant, Cassie, on the purchase and sale of our homes. They were accessible, not bothered by our loads of questions, and even came through after the sale recommending contractors to help finish projects. They are a helpful pair!"

– Katie Streit, April 2017

"As a young, first time home buyer, I was very overwhelmed until I met Cassie Shouse. She took time to explain the process to me, and took into consideration all the things I was looking for in my dream home. Every time I had a question, she was very knowledgeable and timely in her responses. She always made herself available for showings/appointments, and worked around my busy schedule. Cassie was very personable, and I could tell she truly cared about me and finding the perfect home for me. I could not have asked for a better realtor. I will be using Cassie again in the future for all my real estate needs!"

– Lauren Rave, April 2017

"Great experience. Debra and assistant Cassie Shouse were very responsive to questions. They helped sell a unique home and also found our new house. Awesome!!!"

– Dennis Jasper, April 2017

"Deb and Cassie were everything you hope to find when using a realtor! We cannot recommend them enough. They helped us through every step of the process of juggling selling and buying at the same time. They kept us well informed of our options and made sure we knew what to expect at each stage of the process. Cassie always quickly replied to any questions we had. We love our new house! Thank you for everything!"

– Amanda Horne, April 2017

"Debra is the absolute best in her field. If you need your house sold, you can count on Debra, and her team, e.g. Cassie!, to get it done. We cannot thank her enough for helping our family begin a cross country move. She took the #1 stressor off our plate... worth every penny! Debra, thank you! You're the BEST!!!"

– Christi Moss, March 2017

"It was a pleasure to work with Debra! Our house sold in a week because of all the hard work that her and her assistance Cassie put in. They were always willing to answer questions that we may have had no matter the day or time. I would totally recommend her to anyone who is looking to sell their property or who is looking at buying a property. She is very knowledgeable and is ready to work hard for you!"

– Sara Wattnem, March 2017

"I’m very satisfied with my experience buying my first home with Debra. Her experience was very beneficial; she listened to what I wanted through every step of the process, (Search, offer, counter offer, repair negotiations, etc.) and then given it being my first experience she set reasonable expectations moving forward. Along those lines she took time to answer my many, many questions and walk me through the pros and cons of the different approaches we could take on each stage. She was very responsive throughout and she made me feel comfortable that we were making good decisions. I felt she was a great advocate and that she truly had my best interests in mind."

– Landon Wagner, January 2017

"Debra was very helpful in the purchase of our new home. We were not working with a realtor when we found our new house. She was the listing agent for the home. We felt comfortable having her as our agent in the buying process, and she was a pleasure to work with. We felt she looked out for our interests and answered all our questions. Her assistant Cassie was very easy to work with as well. I would recommend Debra to anyone looking for a hardworking, and friendly realtor."

– Amanda Reeder, January 2017

"Working with Debra and her assistant, Cassie, was great. My fiancé, Austin, and I primarily dealt with Cassie. She was very patient with Austin and I when we decided to stop looking at houses for a few months. When we did start house shopping again, it was like we never stopped! All our emails and questions were answered promptly, and Cassie was able to work around our, sometimes crazy, schedules. She understood our wants and recommended we look at a house that wasn't listed online yet. I was hesitant, thinking it would probably be a waste of time since Austin and I are picky. But with the market being super hot, we gave it a chance. It was the house! We found our house! We put an offer in that night, and Cassie made it super easy. I've already recommended Debra and Cassie to friends that are looking at houses. If Austin and I are ever looking to sell and move again, we'll definitely give Deb a call!"

– Abigail Lord, September 2016

"Debra sold my house for me and was amazing to work with. She and Cassie are top notch professionals, who not only know the business side of real estate but do an excellent job with communication and making sure all questions are answered. They both make the process smooth and reduce any stress buying or selling a home comes with. I can’t say enough good things about using Debra and her assistant Cassie for all of your real estate needs."

– Kenny Balk, February 2017

"Ms. Callahan knows how to handle different type of buyers/sellers and what to do for enhancing the own values of house on market. She was very efficient in selling my house and sold our house in a week! Amazing. Well prepared document works and predominant with broad knowledge of on-line and off-line housing market. Brilliant and impressive service I ever experienced."

– Sangho Lee, September 2016

"Deb and her assistant Cassie have been great to work with. Despite her high volume of real estate transactions, she always met her pledge to respond to us within 24 hours. Deb does a great job of ensuring your home is displayed prominently on social media and on the various real estate web sites. Deb's knowledge of the local market trends is impressive!"

– Boyd Severson, February 2017

"If you are looking for assistance in selling your home, you can’t find a better realtor than Debra Callahan of Skogman Realty in Cedar Rapids Iowa. Her professionalism, knowledge, and attention to detail is superb. When she took on the sale of our home, she produced a market analysis that was spot on. She then put together a marketing plan including top notch photography, coupled with a well written property description and advertising in all the proper avenues. Our property sold within weeks, and at our list price. We couldn’t have been more pleased."

– John McCullough, January 2017

"Our experience with Debra was outstanding. We requested a short turn around time to find and purchase a home and she and her team delivered in a professional manner. All of our communications were answered quickly and she personally showed us everything we wanted to see. We highly recommend Debra."

– Wendy Baumhoefener, February 2017

"Working with Debra and Cassie was an easy and stress free experience. They did a great job of finding properties that fit our budget and specifications as well as tailoring the search to our specific financial needs. They even worked with us to arrange last minute showings on properties we had discovered on our own. I highly recommending working with Debra in finding a home, whether you are girst time home buyers or selling your current home. She rocks :)"

– Kelly Franklin-Clark, November 2016

"Debra and her assistant Cassie were a pleasure to work with! Communication via email, text, and voice were always prompt and useful. We tried selling on our own with little traffic and no offers. Once we hired Debra she had a steady flow of prospective buyers viewing our home and we closed just a few months later. Debra and Cassie were professional, responsive, and very helpful through the entire process. Highly recommended."

– Steve Ribble, October 2016

"Debra Callahan and her team set a very high bar for what to expect from a real estate agent. Their professionalism and all-encompassing care made it clear to us that we were in highly qualified hands. Her market analysis went further than any I’d seen before and while we were skeptical at first, she delivered."

– John Welty, September 2016

"Debra first met us at a home in Marion, and after discussing the CR/IC area at length, pointed us toward several similar neighborhoods. With her help we found the house we were looking for. Her assistant Cassie did a great job keeping track of all the moving pieces on the back end to make sure we closed as planned."

– Mark Ciecior, October 2016

"Debra and her team were great to work with, they made our first home sale fast and easy. We couldn't ask for a better, more professional and competent realtor. We will recommend you to everyone we know!"

– William Kann, October 2016

"Debra and her assistant Cassie do an amazing work!! They were able to sell our home after 3 long years of trying with different realtors. They were able to work with us through email and phone since we now lived on the other side of the state. They made the process smooth and quick like we had hoped. We listed and had an offer in 5 days!! They were honest and helpful and told us exactly what to expect from the process and what we should do to the house to get it ready!! We loved working with them and would recommend to anyone looking to sell in the Cedar Rapids area!!"

– Briann Petersen, June 2016

"Very friendly and very knowledgeable realtor! She knew things about the area than not many other realtors did. Orange-berg for example. Would gladly recommend to anyone."

– Joel Talamantes, January 2017

"Thank you Debra for selling us our dream home. We are finally getting things put together 2 months later!! Having a 6 month old slows us down. However, you made the entire process so much easier for our family!!"

– Heather Gibson, August 2016

"Debra is an amazing realtor and resource! She helped us with every facet of the purchase of our new home. Anytime we had questions she was always available to assist. I highly recommend Debra to anyone looking to sell or purchase a home."

– Nicole Studt, June 2016

"I have known Deb for some time now but never actually worked with her before listing my most recent house with her. Her reputation is great in the area, but after working with her I realized quickly it far surpasses that great reputation. She and her team are timely, informative and quick to market. Success came quickly as we sold our house very close to asking price inside of one month. I would list with her again in a heart beat."

– Dan Driscoll, June 2015

"We used Deb when we moved to Cedar Rapids and bought a home, and then again when we left Iowa and sold our home. She was great to work with both times and I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell.”

– Jeremy & Rachel Mayes, April 2015

"Working with Deb Callahan was the best decision we have ever made! She helped us sell our home in just 9 days. She took beautiful pictures of our home and then made sure that our home was at the top of each website, not just posted online. Also it was very easy to work with her. She never had a problem fitting us into her busy schedule, and showed that she cared by taking the time to answer all of our questions. If she didn’t know the answer she would immediately call/email someone and let us know as soon as she heard! We also worked with Deb Callahan to buy our new home. We bought new construction and she worked with us to understand the process. We had many questions for the builder and she was a great buffer that helped us get exactly what we wanted. She was always available to discuss a topic, and helped us through the entire process! There was never a time where we were lost or felt helpless. She knew the right questions to ask and helped us to think through our decisions. I would never sell or buy a home without the help of Deb Callahan and her assistant Cassie Tegeler. They made the entire process smooth, quick and painless! I never thought that moving would actually be enjoyable!!!"

– Austin & Sarah Spooner, April 2015

"Debra made buying a home a much less stressful experience. She was very knowledgeable about all aspects of real estate. Always took the time to fully answer all questions that I had and was prompt in getting a home inspection and appraisal scheduled quickly for a short closing date. You could tell she enjoyed helping clients with one of the most important purchase they will ever make. I will definitely recommend Debra to family and friends!"

– Marcia Hofmann, March 2015

"We would highly recommend Debra to anyone seeking to buy or sell a home! Debra made our experience so easy and convenient. Given that we both work full-time during the day, Debra offered to meet with us in the evening each of the few times it was necessary while preparing to list our property. She completed a very thorough market analysis and recommended a listing price to us, but ultimately let us make the final decision for listing price. Debra also went above and beyond to stage our vacant property with furniture so that it showed perfectly which contributed to the property selling in 2 days! There is no doubt we will be contacting Debra the next time we are looking to buy or sell not only because of her years of experience and her knowledge of the market, but also because the process was seamless from start to finish!"

– Katie Lueken, January 2015

"It was great working with Debra on the purchase of our home! She was very knowledgeable and professional and always returned our phone calls and emails promptly. From the first showings to the final paperwork, everything went smoothly. If we were to buy another home, we would definitely use Debra as our realtor."

– Kristyn Watson, January 2015

"Debra is a phenomenal realtor and working with her was nothing short of amazing. As a first time homebuyer, I had many questions and even some trepidation about settling into a home. However, Debra answered all of my questions without hesitation and showed me listings that met all of my criteria. Debra’s knowledge in matters of real estate and the market truly make her a remarkable realtor to work with. She was extremely patient with me as I worked through the home search process, and when I was ready to put down an offer the entire process was remarkably seamless and effortless. Debra’s style is to go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and at ease and she will work to show you properties that meet any criteria you may have!"

– Alec Bishop, January 2015

"Debra is extremely knowledgeable of all aspects of the real estate business and market. She not only does a great job of connecting buyers and sellers, she also understands the market of what clients are interested in. She also is extremely knowledgeable of home features, their costs, their strengths/weaknesses, and tradeoff comparisons. Debra is also a caring member of our community. She is a true professional! She did a great job selling and buying homes for us."

– Tom Brennom, January 2015

"I had the easiest time working with Debra for my first home purchase. Right from the first meeting all the way till I had the keys in my hand, Debra was there to answer any and all questions and provide her valuable input. When the time comes to sell my house, she will be the first person I will be calling!"

– Harshad Lalan, January 2015

"Debra made my condo-buying experience one of the most stress free events of my life! She always went above and beyond, and I will always be grateful for that. I love my home, and she has had a huge part to play in that. I have recommended her to several of my friends and they have the same things to say! She is incredible!"

– Olie Ray, January 2015

"Debra was so great at finding our home quickly. We had a very set idea of what we wanted, in a particular price range & she set up visits with exactly what we asked for. It was so easy that we were able to find our house the first day we went out to view houses."

– Kerensa Pearson, January 2015

"Deb was an amazing help to my fiance and I. I would not go with anyone else! From giving us tips in resale to finding us our new home! She did everything she could to sell our home in a timely manner selling it in only 3 weeks!! Love her and will refer her to all our friends!! Deb is super friendly and remembers each client she helps. When she will see us in public she goes out of her way to say hello and ask how we are doing!"

– Sarah Sumner, January 2015

"If you are looking to sell or buy a new home, I would recommend Debra Callahan. We had been looking for a new home (ended up being a 2 year process) and she was very diligent and responsive to our needs throughout the home search. She took the time to understand what we wanted in our new home and was always available to us when we needed her. At the beginning of the process (as well as throughout), she had provided us information on our house and provided recommendations for us to get ready to list. Once we listed the house, she did mailings, open houses and word of mouth selling and we sold our house in 20 days. She is extremely competent, knows the housing market very well, professional and responsive. We are appreciative of Deb’s hard work!"

– Julie Starnes, January 2015

"We recently had Debra help us purchase and sell a home. It was our second time using her services as a buyer and first time as a seller. Debra and her teams' attention to detail is second to none--as is her knowledge of the process, the area, the amenities, etc. I think the biggest compliment I can offer is that Debra wasn't there to simply sell us a house and move on--and that's something I appreciate in general. I would highly recommend Debra's services to anybody looking to buy, or looking to sell a home!!"

– Travis Albertson, January 2015

"After having our house on the market for over five months with another realtor with lots of showings but no offers we switched our listing to Deb. Within a week she had sold our house and helped us find our new home! After 10 months of closing on our new home she still is available for any questions or concerns we may have. She has many ties to the community and this is very evident with the extent of her knowledge of the area."

– Jamie Nelson, January 2015

"Deb was chosen as our Realtor on the recommendation of a friend who was very pleased with her service. She was knowledgeable and professional. Our house was successfully sold in less than a week. We, too, will recommend her to sell your home."

– Jim & Bonnie Thomas, December 2014

"Debra Callahan's knowledge of the local real estate market was very thorough regarding school districts, sales statistics, what buyers are looking for and everything else you would want your realtor to know. I'm a very detail oriented person, and in depth knowledge with any service provider is very important to me. Her understanding of what buyers are looking for was very valuable as we prepared our existing home for sale and developed plans for the build of our new home. Knowledge of beneficial approaches to marketing and negotiating the offers we got on our house were great. The photographs and write up for the listing on our existing home were outstanding. I think these were key factors in the successful sale of our existing home and a great finished product with our new home."

– Rob Campbell, October 2014

"When working with you we felt like we had your full attention -- you weren't interrupted by others -- we felt that we were important. You treated us like friends and yet you were very focused on the sale of our homes. You and your assistant are both very professional. Thank you for studying each of our homes and telling us what we needed to do and the prices we should list at. Thank you for aggressively advertising and getting people to come look. Selling Bonnie's house in one week and Dick's in two weeks is amazing! You made our moves go so much smoother."

– Dick & Bonnie Raddatz, September 2014

"Working with Debra and Cassie made the selling experience a little easier. We had a few issues with the existing house sale due to a storm, and Debra assisted us in working through the issues not only with the potential buyers, but also with required contracting work. We also chose to work with Debra on the buy side of our real estate experience. Her knowledge of new construction was quite helpful. Bottom line, we liked Debra and Cassie. Deb is a direct person with a good sense of humor, so a good blend."

– Mike & Karen Newland, August 2014

"Working with Deb was an absolute dream. I was a first time home buyer and got very stressed when everyone began talking about offers, inspections, insurance, etc. When I found Deb she explained everything and was quick to respond to any questions I had for her. She even went above and beyond sending me reminders of small things I should do before moving into my new home. I would not use any other realtor but Deb in the future!"

– Janice DeBerg, August 2014

"We had a great experience working with Debra. She was very knowledgeable and helpful in all the details that the home buying process has. Communication was great. She responded quickly if I would leave a message, otherwise I would be able to chat right away. Would recommend Debra for other friends and family that are looking to sell or buy a home."

– Amy Rundle, January 2014

"I was looking for a condo in a new development area. Debra reached out to me when I identified one I was interested in online. She is a thorough professional, very knowledgeable in her domain of expertize. For a busy individual like me, she made things very easy. She was of great help during the cabinets and material selections for my condo, identifying my taste and understanding my viewpoint immediately. I will without hesitation recommend her to anyone who plans to buy a property."

– Olivier, April 2014

Debra was WONDERFUL to work with. We had previously consulted with another agent- which was a disaster! She came in and was extremely professional, very good at following up, and on top of everything that we needed. She sold our home within 5 days of listing it, and it was such a smooth transaction. I can't say enough good things about her and her business sense, and recommend her to everyone that is looking for an agent. Really- Call Callahan!

– Stacey Regennitter, September 2013

Debra was wonderful to work with! She knows the market and guided us through the process of buying and selling our home with ease. Debra is an expert at marketing homes for sale. We were impressed with her vast knowledge and use of technology. She sold our home in just three days for list price...incredible! She also helped us make a deal on our new home despite some difficult and unusual circumstances. Debra is a true professional who offered her advice and expertise every step of the way. She is very prompt about returning messages and scheduling meetings. Words cannot described how pleased we were with her services. She is a joy to work with and we have recommended her several times. If you are going to hire someone, you go with the best...and there's no doubt that Debra Callahan is the best!

– Chyan Schiek, September 2013

“I would highly recommend Debra Callahan to anyone that is looking for a Realtor. She is extremely competent and knows the housing market better than any Realtors I have spoken with before. I have bought and sold several houses during my life and have I dealt with several realtors during that time. I found Debra to be a pleasure to work with and I would rank her #1 when it comes to professionalism and understanding of the real estate field. I would gladly do business with Debra again and highly recommend her to anyone else.”

– Daniel Eady, January 2012

“We wanted to say how fortunate we are that we ran into Debra Callahan on the internet. We are from LA and discovered the Iowa/Cedar Rapids/Marion/Skogman Connection through her. We built our Skogman home from Los Angeles and moved after it was completed. Thanks to Debra, we are looking forward to raising our family in this wonderful area in our beautiful home.”

– Tony & Alma Garcia, August 2006

“Deb did an outstanding job of getting my townhouse sold in a short period of time and at a fair price. My place was on the market for only about a week. This was due in large part to the staging of the house that Deb did on my behalf. I was not expecting this, but it made a huge difference in the appeal of the house. Deb also kept me well informed on all aspects of the sale and I always felt like I had someone looking out for my best interests. I highly recommend Deb Callahan to anybody in the Cedar Rapids area who is looking for a real estate agent.”

– Tyler Fell, August 2007

“Professionally, I would highly recommend Debra. She was great to work with when we bought a condo for my mom.”

– Dave & Kim Kiskamp, September 2007

“Deb is the ONLY realtor I will use in the Cedar Rapids area. As first-time homebuyers, we would have been lost without her. She listened to what we wanted and only showed us properties that fit what we needed. She is a consummate professional and was always available with expert knowledge & advice. She even steered us away from some properties by reminding us that they didn't have all the features on our list. We ended up finding the perfect home quickly & easily. I've contacted Deb since we purchased our home with questions, and she's always happy to help. I've recommended Deb to several of my friends and will continue to do so because I know they will be in good hands!”

– Tim & Noelle Wittkop, November 2008

"I would like to take a moment to brag about one of Skogman's sales team members, Debra Callahan. Debra went above and beyond in the sale of my mother's property. We had the property listed with a couple other real estate companies prior to Debra taking over the listing and selling. It was hands down due to the marketing strategy she used on the property. Debra is a great asset to the Skogman Team. I would recommend Debra to anyone looking for a good Realtor."

– Linda Simon, March 2010

“Whether moving into the community or across town, Debra has the experience and market expertise to help my clients find the right neighborhood and home. I have also personally used Debra for my real estate needs and I trust her confidentiality, judgement and recommendations.”

– Dennis Jordan, March 2011

“Debra is a detail oriented realtor who gets the job done. Her marketing strategy is effective and goes above what any other realtor has ever done for me. She is consise, creative and personable. She keeps her client's best interest in mind and works hard to get the best deal. I would recommend anyone who is looking to sell their property or find the perfect home to call Callahan! You will not be sorry you did.”

– Sara G. , April 2011

“Our experience began with Deb Callahan when we were searching for a house in the Marion area. As we were scoping out a newly built Skogman house from the outside (admittedly peeking into the windows), Deb came over and introduced herself and offered to show us the house. Though doing so made her late for a personal commitment, we are thankful that she did because Jeff and I both instinctively and instantly trusted her. With that trust, we actively began the process of searching for a house. In working with her from that point on, it was clear to us that she knew the metro area, understood structural strengths and inconsistences, wasn’t afraid to be honest with us when she felt like we were settling on a property, and definitely understood the construction process. In listening to our needs over the course of several months, she indicated that she thought Skogman Homes could build us the house that we desired. She spent a Sunday afternoon showing us newly built Skogman properties, and we were very impressed with what we saw. Because Jeff works on the southwest side, and I work in Marion, it was critical that we found a property that was central to both us. Squaw Creek Circle was the perfect location, so Deb helped us secure a lot, provided guidance as we picked out a floor plan, and listed our house for sale. When selling OUR property, her market analysis and suggestions for presenting our house were spot on. Our house sold in no time when others in the Atkins area (listed by other agents and agencies) were struggling to do so. Deb attended our initial planning meeting and introduced us to Jennifer Walsh, our project manager. It was comforting to be represented by someone we knew and trusted, and some of the interior suggestions she provided at that meeting were very much appreciated. (Who knew an outlet in your bathroom tower could make life so easy?) To summarize, our experience with Deb was remarkable. Through ALL stages, she was superior in her wealth of information, guidance, and professionalism. What is more, she has an excellent reputation in the community. When we were asked who our agent was, people in Marion ALWAYS commented, “Oh….she’s good!” In our opinion, she is second to none.”

– Jeff & Leigh Ann Cleland, October 2011

“Awesome Realtor! Debra helped us catch the house of our dreams! She also helped us through every step of the process when selling our own home. The whole buying/selling process was smooth and stress-free with Deb's expert advice.”

– Jennifer Serra, November 2011

“Debra helped my family purchase our first home. Though our search spanned more than 2 years and frequently started and stopped, she was flexible, accessible, and accomodating to our changing needs. Through her expertise, she made us feel like we had a "friend on the inside" of the real estate game. She helped us through every step of the process, letting us know ahead of time what to expect, pointing out positives, negatives, and potential improvements in the homes we viewed that I may not have considered on my own, and recommending other necessary service providers such as mortgage lenders and home inspectors. It was clear that Deb cared first about my family getting into a house that would be a good fit for us. I am thankful for the recommendation I recieved to contact her in the first place and will definitely ask for her help in future searches.”

– Benjamin S. , December 2011

“Debra has helped me buy and sell property several times. I'm always impressed each time. She's very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a house.”

– Steve C. , December 2011

“Debra was my realtor when I sold my house in July 2010. She did a thorough market analysis and I took her recommended listing price for my home. My house was sold less than 36 hours after it was listed! This, when other houses in my area were on the market for months. Debra and her assistant arranged everything for the closing making it very easy for me. I recommend her to anyone and everyone. She is great to work with!”

– Suzanne S., December 2011

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based on 132 Reviews
04/27/2019 - tbeaton4700
Sold a Single Family home in 2019 for approximately $225K in Cedar Hills, Cedar Rapids, IA.

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"We worked with Debra and Megan on the sale of our home. They are very knowledgeable and were very helpful and prompltly responded to any questions we had and made us feel comfortable throughout what was a very stressful time for us. We would definitely recommend the Call Callahan team! Thanks so much Debra and Megan!"

- tbeaton4700 April 27, 2019

04/19/2019 - kojo34
Sold a Single Family home in 2019 for approximately $125K in Marion, IA.

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"Working with Debra, Cassie, and Megan was great. Cassie met with us and gave us great advice. Skogman Realty provided us with an excellent list of comparable homes and great feedback from prospective buyers. The house sold in less than a week - very pleased with the experience."

- kojo34 April 19, 2019

03/31/2019 - briannaclark404
Bought a Single Family home in 2019 for approximately $100K in Noelridge Park, Cedar Rapids, IA.

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"Being a first time home buyer, I couldn't be happier with the level of service Debra and Megan provided. They were both extremely knowledgeable, honest and quick to answer any questions. Both worked very closely with my mortgage lender, which made for a smooth and easy home buying experience! I will be recommending to anyone that may be looking to buy or sell a home."

- briannaclark404 March 31, 2019

03/16/2019 - Shayna Fitzl
Bought a Condo home in 2019 for approximately $150K in Marion, IA.

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"Debra was very attentive to everything we could have needed and any questions we had about buying a home for the first time. Debra and her team always followed up to make sure we were in the loop of everything, especially when there are so many moving parts to the home-buying process. We would totally recommend her and her team to anyone purchasing a home in this area!"

- Shayna Fitzl March 16, 2019

02/05/2019 - paulalagrange
Bought a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $700K in Marion, IA.

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"Deb and Megan were awesome! Before closing, we requested to go back to the house several times. They never hesitated to take us. While we were there they also were very helpful at recommending people for the renovations as well as some decorating ideas. We will definitely be using them to sell our old home as well as any future purchases."

- paulalagrange February 5, 2019

01/14/2019 - zuser20160116173720834
Bought a Single Family home in 2019 for approximately $275K in Cedar Rapids, IA.

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"Debra answered all our questions promptly and was very knowledgeable and helpful! Her whole team was professional and kind throughout the whole process."

- zuser20160116173720834 January 14, 2019

11/28/2018 - tcshaw80
Sold a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $275K in Marion, IA.

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"Deb and her team did not disappoint when selling our home. They sold it before it even hit the market! We appreciated the time Deb took to do a pre-inventory of the home, gave us ideas on preparing/decluttering and staging. She did a thorough review of the market and made sure we priced it right! It definitely made our relocating process so much easier! Thank you Deb and your team for the amazing work you did!"

- tcshaw80 November 28, 2018

10/28/2018 - Megan Boomgarden
Bought a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $200K in Marion, IA.

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"I moved back to CR about a year ago. The process of homebuying was much more difficult than I’d imagined, based on the the market currently being a sellers one. Both Deb and Cassie gave me excellent guidance, unflagging availability, and a deep knowledge about a really wide range of homes that I looked at. They helped me find my current home and I couldn't be happier. I wouldn't hesitate to work with Cassie or Deb again or give him anything but the highest recommendations."

- Megan Boomgarden October 28, 2018

10/17/2018 - user2796494
Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Marion, IA.

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"We have had the pleasure of working with Deb twice, both times as buyers. She and her team consistently go above and beyond for us. They're incredibly responsive, flexible and accommodating, and the most knowledgeable realtors I've met. We always felt confident and in control with Deb guiding us through the otherwise overwhelming home-buying process. I would never consider calling another realtor for help or guidance! I can't recommend Deb enough!"

- user2796494 October 17, 2018

10/13/2018 - erica scullin
Bought a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $300K in Marion, IA.

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"Debra and her team helped us purchase our very first home. Their attention to detail in ensuring our needs were met was second to none. Communication was superb, and they did it all in an objective yet reassuring way. They are the best for a reason! Wouldn’t buy or sell a home with any other team!"

- erica scullin October 13, 2018