About Alan Swanson

Why rely on my services?  Why the Iowa City area? 

I am very knowledgeable about homes (including condominiums) in the Iowa City area, and I have an excellent track record.  I often help people find the right carefree and accessible place to downsize in retirement or semi-retirement, including assisting many University of Iowa alumni who want to return to their educational roots and to be part of a vibrant community with access to the arts, athletics, fitness, health care, fine restaurants and continuing education--as well as fulfilling volunteer opportunities. If you are selling your home, my Realtor team, the A-Team, is tops in the area for marketing results. I am proud to be co-owner and co-broker of  BLANK & McCUNE The Real Estate Company. One of my special designations is Senior Real Estate Specialist, which is valuable to clients seeking to downsize and simplify (such as many Baby Boomers or others wishing to move to the convenience of a smaller home or the carefree upkeep of a condominium in the Iowa City/University of Iowa area).

My Client-First Philosophy

There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional: integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how I work.

That said, in my experience as a Iowa City real estate professional, I've also found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting my clients first. This means keeping myself accessible, being a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to your needs.


This "client first" philosophy has always been my approach and it requires me to continually improve my skills and ways of doing business. In addition, I've found that the latest technologies are enabling me to do everything I've always done, only much more quickly and efficiently. They've also helped me to extend the range of services I provide to my clients.

So when you decide that you'd like to buy or sell a home in the Iowa City areas, please contact me.


You may also contact my A-Team associates, Realtor Adam Pretorius at 319-400-2741 or Realtor Tim Conroy at 319-321-3679. Let me make selling your home a positive experience. Or allow me help you find and purchase the next home of your dreams. Or both. Experience, savvy, creativity, real effort, and teamwork make the difference. Contact me, and we'll discuss your needs, which always come first. I listen to you.