Our Trusted Partners

The Bails Team

One Team. One Vision.

When you work with us, you get the entire team. Anytime, anywhere, The Bails Team is on your side with 24/7 Availability to answer questions and help you find the right residential or commercial property.

In addition, our team puts 100% effort into finding you the highest quality options on the market for the best price. Mike Bails, Phil O’Brien, Marcy Willier, Chelsey Riggan-Kuepker, Briley DeSmet, and Matt VandeBerg are problem solvers, not sales people. Our dedication to getting the job done right and making our clients’ lives easier means we’re ready to handle whatever the buying and selling process may bring. From late night showings to handling last-minute counter terms, we’ll be there.

We’re also patient listeners who will work with your vision, whether that’s finding a home to raise your family or a space to grow your business. We have an intimate knowledge of the community because we’ve established our own families and livelihoods here. No matter where you’re searching, we have the local insights and connections to make it happen.

Let us lend our expertise to make your buying or selling experience a little easier. The Bails Team has your residential, commercial, and investment needs covered—it’s what we call our 360° Knowledge of real estate.

We specialize in:
  • Residential and commercial real estate
  • New construction
  • Development
  • Investment and income properties


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“When my boyfriend and I started the journey of becoming first-time homebuyers, we never expected it to be as smooth of a process as Chelsey made it. We could rely on her with timely responses, and she explained all our questions thoroughly to make sure we understood, also helping us take it step by step and guide us through it all. She was trustworthy and honest. We can’t wait to do more business with her in the future!”

Ashley Davey

“I was in a very challenging and odd situation where I needed to get out of my home ASAP and move into another. Phil listed my property to be sold, while also figuring out a way to get myself and 2 kids into another home ASAP. We were able to move into our new home right before Christmas, before selling my old home. I am still not sure how he did it, but he refused to give. I cannot thank Phil enough for everything he did.”

Stacie Lane-O’Brien

“Marcy was excellent to work with through the whole process. She was always available to answer any questions I had, even though it would be after hours or on a weekend. I highly recommend working with her and her team!”

Jocelyn Jones Cole

“Mike was extremely helpful. He was patient with all of our questions and was very responsive over phone and email. In addition, he is extremely knowledgeable about the area. He represented us well in negotiating for the property and helped us along throughout the whole sales process.”

Brigette Marshall

“The Bails Team has been an incredible partner to Iowa City Moms for many years. Their support and involvement help fuel our work to connect local mothers both online and in person. The Bails Team has hosted booths at countless events, welcoming parents and entertaining children in fun and meaningful ways! The enthusiasm they have for our community is inspiring and we love working together to make sure the Iowa City area is celebrated as a great place to raise a family.”

Jessi Simon

Selling with The Bails Team

Our hands-on, proactive approach to selling has made us the #1 local real estate team in sales. Download our seller’s guide to learn more about what it’s like to sell your home or commercial property with The Bails Team.

Buying with The Bails Team

Curious how The Bails Team can help you find the home of your dreams or the commercial space that’s just right for your business? Our 3D virtual tours and local connections are just the start. Download our Buyer’s Guide to learn how The Bails Team brings the advantage to our buyers.

24/7 Availability

It’s one of the factors that make us unique. When you have a question or want to see a property, there’s always someone available to answer your call, email, or text. Hiring The Bails Team means having access to the real estate experience anytime, anywhere.

Find Your Piece of Land

Building your dream home or business headquarters? The Bails Team specializes in helping buyers find the right location and property to fit their needs and budget. We negotiate during the sales process to make sure you’re getting the best value.

Representing Commercial Clients

No matter what type of business you own, The Bails Team can help you find a commercial space. It might be an office building, a retail location, industrial property, or apartment complex. We have extensive experience connecting investors and business owners to their ideal commercial properties.

Committed to a Smooth Closing

Staying up all night to paint a basement? Cleaning a house top to bottom? These are just a few of the things The Bails Team agents have done to ensure our clients can close happily and on time. For us, it’s not about going above and beyond—it’s about doing whatever it takes to get the job done and make our clients happy.

Teamwork that Works for You

When you work with us, you get the power and expertise of the whole team. If one of the members of The Bails Team isn’t available, another member is ready to jump in and help. Whether it’s showing a home, negotiating an offer, or going over a purchase agreement, we have you covered.

Expert Real Estate for Everyone

We work with all buyers and all sellers. That means that no matter what type of home you’re looking for or where you want to be located in the Corridor, we’ve got you covered.

Connected to the Community

See the professional and personal side of our team. We’re genuine and friendly, and we know how to have fun! And most of all, we’re passionate about the people and places in the Iowa City community.

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