Our Agents

Our Agents

Watts Group’s team of licensed real estate professionals are ready to make it easy for you to buy or sell any home. Contact us today to learn more and get started.

    Meet Our Agents

    Mike VanDyke

    GM, Licensed Realtor ®, Watts Group COO, Watts Group Real Estate Broker, CRS, CSP

    Mike began his real estate career in the Seattle market specializing in new construction. After eleven years of success in the Northwest, Mike moved to Iowa City, where he has continued to be a top producer in the market. Specializing in residential, commercial and investment real estate, Mike has become an industry veteran dedicated to providing quality service to every client. With over 30 years of experience, Mike developed a very keen eye for details, making him a great resource for all your real estate needs.

    “Excellence is not an act, but a Habit.” This is Mike’s philosophy in all aspects of his life. He expects to provide his clients the excellent service they deserve. So when you decide that you’d like to buy or sell a home in the Iowa City area, please let Mike Van Dyke help you find a home that will endure the test of time and provide you the excellent service you deserve.

    Jerod Lyons

    Jerod Lyons

    Director of Property Management, Licensed Realtor ®

    My family moved to Marshalltown, IA from Potomac, IL in 6th grade. I remain very close with many of my friends from my childhood. In 1995 I moved to Iowa City for school and am happy to call the area home. My wife, Becky, and I have been married for 21 years. Our son, Maddux, was born in 2007. Nothing like being a dad! He shares my passion for sports, we can talk stats for hours.

    I have always had a passion for real estate starting in 1997 when my parents, Becky, and I flipped our first house in Grinnell, Iowa. Becky and I purchased our first house in Iowa City in 1998, we fixed it up and quickly upgraded. I’ve worked for Watts Group for 6 years. Helping manage over 1200 residential properties and playing an active role on the real estate team. I love working and living in this community!

    Allison Mackin

    Allison Mackin

    Licensed Realtor ®

    Originally from Hawkeye, Iowa, Allison moved to the Iowa City area in the summer of 2013 and became a trueHawkeye at the University of Iowa where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. While working towards a scientific career, she met her future husband, Payton. Together they have embraced a passion for real estate by owning and remodeling numerous local properties.

    With that passion, Allison transitioned her career to Real Estate full time in order to share her expertise, experience, and enthusiasm to each client she works with. Allison recognizes and values the trust placed in her as she helps clients during the home buying or selling processes.

    Whether you are buying, selling, or renting, Allison will advocate for you and work diligently to exceed your expectations. She helps you become successful selling and buying your home because she takes the time to build a strong rapport with every client, she is dedicated to the process, and she takes the time to listen to all your needs.

    Allison believes in giving back to others and the community by serving on committees and other various volunteer efforts. She has served as a volunteer representative at DVIP (Domestic Violence Intervention Program), Willis Dady Homeless Services of Cedar Rapids, and the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Donation Center. Currently she is an active member of 100+ Women Who Care (Hawkeye Chapter) and Crowded Closet Thrift Shop.

    Cathy DeValk

    Licensed Realtor ®

    Cathy DeValk is a native Iowan, who grew up in Northeast Iowa before settling in the Iowa City corridor in 1996. She lives with her husband, Scot, in rural Solon, where they have lived for over 20 years, raising four children.  

    In 2015, Cathy became a licensed realtor, and quickly became familiar with the delights of living in unique neighborhoods within the corridor--ranging from the active downtown Iowa City life to the allure of small acreages and the benefits of surrounding small communities. 

    Cathy takes pride in advocating for her clients, both sellers and buyers, throughout the entire real estate process. She enjoys working closely with individuals, couples and families, listening to what their vision is, and trying to consistently match reality to their expectations. 

    In 2021, the Iowa City Area Association of Realtors (ICAAR) honored Cathy with the Gold Star Award for which she 'exemplifies the highest level of professionalism, leadership and involvement in the association and our community.

    Cathy stays active supporting the Solon public schools, St. Mary's Church, and other local groups.

    Emily Hoover

    Licensed Realtor ®

    After graduating from the University of Arizona I married a US Army officer. As an army wife we have moved to eight different states and one overseas posting. While my husband was on active duty, I helped run the Family Readiness Group for the wives and families at my army posts while raising two sons. 

    I have chosen to become a realtor because I enjoy connecting with people and learning about their story while helping them choose a home and a neighborhood that is as friendly and supportive as the one I am a part of. 

    Your story matters to me. Supporting you as you write your next chapter is why I am a Realtor.

    Buying, selling, and moving is a huge task and can invoke many emotions! I have experienced all those emotions and understand how daunting the experience can be. I want to help you take back control and make you feel empowered to go through the process of purchasing or selling a home that you love or loved. 

    I help all different types of clients on their journey, and I specialize in helping support those who serve or served our country.

    Rogelio Vazquez

    Licensed Realtor ®

    Originally from Florida, Rogelio moved to Iowa City in 2015 and was a student-athlete for the University of Iowa. He graduated from the University with a degree in Health and Human Physiology and was a 4-time letter winner for Gymnastics.

    In 2021, Rogelio became a licensed realtor and has realized the great opportunities it presents and the people he gets to assist along the way. He is dedicated to providing excellent service and making sure you are supported through every step of the real estate process.

    Rogelio can assist you with any of your real estate needs which includes buying, selling and renting. He will go above and beyond your expectations and will take the time to understand your needs to protect your interests in the best way possible.

    Rogelio is still active with gymnastics and is the head coach at Synergy gymnastics in North Liberty for the competitive team. You can catch him couple times a week at the dog park with his girlfriend and their spoiled Vizsla.

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    Margaret Sanders

    Licensed Realtor ®

    Margaret Sanders has been helping folks make the moves they dream of for over 20 years. Real Estate is her full-time career and her passion! She prides herself in always putting her clients first and looking out for their best interest by keeping herself accessible, being a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to their needs.

    Margaret believes the process of buying or selling a home should be fun and enjoyable for her clients - not stressful or confusing. She knows there are so many details and tasks that must be dealt with to get from a signed offer to closing day. Her goal is to see that her clients never have to struggle through any of that. Margaret really is ALL about helping her clients have the best experience possible.

    Oh… and nobody better ever mess with one of Margaret’s clients! She’ll have your back too!!

    Margaret and her contractor husband Joe just finished building a new home Themselves! Margaret knows about homes and about construction. From floor plans to finishes, she knows the features and amenities that make any house a home. And she’s not afraid to roll up her sleeves and do a little hard work when it’s needed. She’ll put that determination and grit to work for you when it comes time to help you sell your current home and/or help you find your new dream home!

    She is also an award winning REALTOR. As one of the Top Agents in her office Margaret has won the coveted Excellence in Service Award. She is also an award winner with affiliate companies, making sure her clients receive the best service and support.

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