Monica Hayes

Realtor® - Team Leader

About Monica

Monica has 20-plus years of sales and marketing experience and has been professionally caring for people for over 28 years. Since becoming licensed in 2012, her personal dedication and gift for working with people helped her quickly excel in the real estate business. Monica has earned her Senior Real Estate Specialist® designation. With this designation comes the expertise for assisting seniors and their families with later-in-life real estate transactions. She has experience with new construction, helping both buyers and builders from start to finish. In 2024 Monica became a partner at Lepic-Kroeger Realtors (LKR). Iowa City's largest and most established brokerage.

Monica’s dedication to providing outstanding service and becoming an expert in the real estate market helped her become a top producer in our market and across the county. Her leadership skills have helped to build and lead a fabulous growing team and her professionalism has awarded her several peer-nominated awards.

Monica graduated from UNI with a social work degree. She loves spending time with her husband and family. As a client, you can expect the same quality and attention that she gives them and the many people she’s cared for in the past. Her work ethic is evident in her family life. She gives the same energy to her profession - always influencing positive outcomes.

Monica involves herself in the community in a variety of ways. She is the current President of the Board for The Bird House, Hospice Home of Johnson County. She is a member of both the Johnson and Linn County Elderly Consortium, sat on the board of Elder Services, volunteers as a Friendly Visitor With Seniors, and delivered Meals on Wheels. She has been involved with the Alzheimer’s Association and currently leads a Financial Literacy Class and serves as the Finance Chair on the board of the University Club. She is also involved with the Housing Action Team, a committee of the Johnson County Livable Community. She was chosen as a member of the 2017/2018 Community Leadership Program by the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce. Monica is also a part of the 100+ Women Who Care. Giving back is a very important part of Monica’s life.

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"My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Akimi Oya to purchase our first rental property out of state, and we were happy with the experience. From the initial consultation to the closing, Akimi Read MoreRead Less
"We worked with Monica to look at a lot that we were interested in and was very disappointed with our experience with her. Her response time was pretty slow and when we had made an appointment with herRead MoreRead Less
"professional market search and showings by Derick Schroeder, great team support when closing transaction"
"Thank you Brook so much for everything, I really appreciate your professionalism and your support and very sure this will not be the last time to work with you."
"Very helpful and very professional, Monica helped us with our new house and answered any guestions we had through the process of buying our home. We are very grateful for all her help."
"Akimi Oya was super responsive, helpful, and communicative with us throughout the home-buying process. She always closed the loop in terms of returning texts and emails and kept us updated every stepRead MoreRead Less
"We worked with Akimi Oya to purchase an apartment in the North Liberty area. Akimi was very knowledgeable about Iowa City and its surrounding areas. Eventually, we found the perfect place in North LibRead MoreRead Less
"The Monica Hayes team was absolutely amazing at helping me find a new home in North Liberty. I was very picky in finding a place that was within my budget but that checked off my must haves. Jason worRead MoreRead Less
"Brooke & Monica were fantastic to work with and made the busy process of buying & selling houses so smooth and stress free. I didn’t know it could be so easy. We sold our home within 24 hours after poRead MoreRead Less