Mike McEleney

Mike McEleney, REALTOR®

The Transformer

Some say he has super-human abilities. With his creativity, diligence, experience, and professionalism, Mike can transform a real estate transaction into a stress-free experience. 

Since becoming a REALTOR® in 2004, Mike has been recognized multiple times for his work; twice receiving the Gold Star Award for Outstanding Professional Cooperation from the Iowa City Area Association of Realtors (ICAAR). From the beginning of his career, Mike has built his business one client at a time with a focus on repeat clients and referrals. His pledge is simple: to make buying and selling residential real estate stress-free, to offer excellent and efficient service, and to help good people make well-informed decisions.

Mike is actively involved with ICAAR as a former director on the board and with the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce as an Emeritus Ambassador. He and his wife Sara, a neurosurgery nurse at UI Hospitals and Clinics, live in Iowa City with their three children: Adalyn, Gavin, and Mason. 

What Clients Say About Mike McEleney

“Mike was very helpful before, during, and after my selling experience. He provided useful tips and suggestions in preparing my house, he was extremely prompt with communication, he worked hard to address any questions or concerns I had, and he was able to secure an outstanding offer very quickly. He helped me conclude my sale after I had left town and went above and beyond in ensuring my property was both secure and prepared up through the closing day. I would certainly recommend him as a knowledgeable, responsive, and hardworking Realtor.”

— Matthew T.

“Mike was incredibly responsive and engaged during our homebuying process. Even during a busy homebuying season he was accessible via text or email at seemingly all hours. It was reassuring to be able to reach out or talk to him informally about anything we had questions about. He helped make the whole thing go very smoothly and efficiently. We would highly recommend him.”

— Jeremy and Courtney K.

“Mike was constantly on top of questions, concerns, and every little detail regarding our home search. Unlike other Realtors we have dealt with during this process, he was genuinely friendly and not overly aggressive or high pressure. Mike was able to work additional requests into our purchase agreement that other less experienced Realtors wouldn't have felt comfortable negotiating into the deal. We felt like he was definitely looking out for our interests and helped us make the house we found our home.”

— Melissa and John W.

“If you're buying or selling in the Iowa City area, using Mike is a no brainer. The guy knows how to get a deal done. He suggested a price, we listed very close to it, and it sold within days.”

— Mark P.

“Michael was recommended to us from some people we knew, which prompted us to reach out to him prior to our move from St. Louis to North Liberty. We had a very short timeframe to work within and he made it happen. In one day, he showed us 11 homes and truly made it a memorable experience. This was our first home purchase and he helped to make it very smooth. Mike is truly a passionate person who goes above and beyond for his clients.”

— Matthew and Stacey T.

Other Things You Should Know About Mike


Clinton, IA

Agent Since
Agent Since


Urban or Acres
Urban or Acres?

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  • Alma Mater: University of Northern Iowa
  • Awards: Rookie of the Year (2005), Gold Star Award for Outstanding Professional Cooperation from ICAAR (2007 and 2009), Multi-Million Dollar Producer Every Year of Career
  • Community Involvement: Emeritus Ambassador for the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce (2009), Iowa City Area Association of Realtors Board of Directors (2011-2013), Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors (2018), Rotary International
  • Favorite Local Landmark: Herbert Hoover Museum 
  • Favorite Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, Hawkeyes
  • Best Part of Iowa: The friendly folks 
  • One Thing You’d Never Guess: My dream as a child was to manage a Hardee’s or pursue alligator wrestling at Reptile Gardens in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota.

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