Tia and Jane

Upstaging the Competition

It unofficially began in 1996. Though they didn’t realize it at the time, Tia Perez and Jane Axt moved to Iowa City on the same day. In 2012, they joined creative forces as Tia + Jane to find a better way to sell homes.

Specializing in home staging and new construction, Tia + Jane are among just three percent of REALTORS® nationwide to have earned the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation. Clients come to them with a goal, and Tia + Jane bring the enthusiasm and out-of-the-box ideas to help them reach it. Tia’s solid judgment and negotiation skills, paired with Jane’s fearless dedication and resourcefulness, allow them to get results for their clients—and they haven’t lost one yet.

Ready to buy or sell a home? Tia + Jane listen first and communicate openly to earn your trust and help you make informed decisions.

We specialize in:
  • Home staging and professionally preparing listings for market
  • Representing buyers and sellers
  • Negotiation
  • New construction

Advising and Advocating for Buyers and Sellers

Homeownership can be overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be. As certified negotiators, trusted advisors, and seasoned REALTORS®, Tia + Jane give you the information and support to feel empowered during the home buying or selling process. They’ll help you understand all your options and decide which option is best before you make a potentially life-changing decision.

“My family was relocating from across the country, and we needed a lot of help in finding and completing our home purchase. Jane spent countless hours working with me on the phone and setting up viewings on a compressed schedule. It was obvious that Jane always had our best interests at heart and truly enjoys helping people find their new home and community.”

Noemi Ford

“Tia and Jane were absolutely phenomenal to work with. They really made my wife and I feel as if we were the only clients they had, and they were available to us every time we called.”

Ray Boyum

“I bought my first home this year through Perez & Axt Real Estate. I must say they were very honest, patient, and utterly professional. Jane made the home buying process simple and painless.”

Vickie Mary

“I worked with Tia Perez on buying my very first home (a condo) and she was a dream to work with. She is smart, pleasant, professional, and extremely customer-service oriented. She helped me with all aspects of the purchase, and I had a big learning curve.”

Annette Niebuhr

“Tia Perez did a great job and was very instrumental in the sale of my property. She was very professional, prompt, and helped to sell my property very quickly. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to sell/buy property in the Iowa City area.”

Kevin Gerstle

Championing a Woman-Owned Construction Company

If you can’t find what you’re looking for in a home, Tia + Jane can help you build it. They started Affinity Builders with Polly Riggan, a 25-year construction veteran, to help home buyers bring their dream homes to life.

Leaving Nothing to Waste

Tia + Jane are both board members for Houses into Homes, a non-profit organization that provides beds, furniture, and other household goods. By giving sellers a tax-deductible way to get rid of these items, they keep waste out of the landfill while helping families in need. Tia + Jane believe everyone deserves a home. They’ve made it their life’s work to make this possible in our community.

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