Get to Know Mike Jensen of Lepic-Kroeger, REALTORS®
Mike is a licensed REALTOR, licensed to sell real estate in the State of Iowa. A life-long resident of Iowa City, Mike Jensen is well-informed of the Johnson County area local real estate market. Mike grew up learning the construction of homes from his grandfather and father, local contractors. A graduate of St. Ambrose University, Mike’s knowledge and vast network of connections in the community provide a great benefit to his clients as they experience the process of buying and/or selling their home.
Mike’s hard work and dedication to his clients throughout his career has garnered the attention of his community and the Iowa City Area Association of REALTORS®. In 2004, he was awarded Professional Newcomer over the Year for exhibiting Outstanding Professionalism in Real Estate by the Iowa City Area Association of REALTORS®. He received Gold Star Awards in 2007, 2010, 2013, & 2016 for Outstanding Professionalism & Cooperation, and in both 2011 & 2017 he was awarded Realtor of the Year by the Iowa City Area Association of REALTORS®. Mike was also voted Best of the Area, Realtor by the Iowa City Press Citizen readers in 2015 and “One of the Best” in the area in 2016. Most recently, he received the Locals Love Us Award for Real Estate Agent.
2012 – Fran Joins the Team
In 2012, Mike’s wife, Fran, joined him in his real estate business in order to provide his clients with enhanced services. Fran is licensed to sell real estate in the State of Iowa. She obtained her real estate license in 2012 after working for ten years in Marketing and Development at the Iowa Children’s Museum. Fran has enjoyed working with Mike and using her expertise in sales, marketing, and customer service to help their buyers and sellers with their real estate needs. Additionally, Fran added home staging to the repertoire of services she and Mike offer their clients.
Fran is delighted to be working with clients as they buy or sell their homes in a community which she feels very passionate about. Fran is a strong believer is giving back to the community which has given so much to her. She received the Governor’s Award for Volunteerism in 2011. She has served on the boards and as President of the Iowa City/Coralville Convention and Visitors Bureau and Eastern Iowa Tourism Association. She has volunteered with many local organizations, including Regina Education Center, The Iowa Children’s Museum, and Summer of the Arts.
2017 – Jamie Joins the Team
In 2017 Mike & Fran hired their daughter, Jamie, to take on the Communication and Marketing efforts for their business, allowing them to focus all of their time and energy on their clients. Jamie had previously worked for the American Heart Association as a Corporate Events Director, and brings a fresh perspective to the marketing efforts of the business.
In 2018, Jamie obtained her Real Estate License, and is excited to spend more time with clients as they work to buy and/or sell their home. Jamie lives in Iowa City with her husband, Mike, and stepson, Brady. She feels incredibly lucky to work and live in this vibrant community and is thrilled to join her parents in their established real estate business.
Lifelong Iowa City Residents
As lifelong residents of Iowa City, Mike and Fran are delighted to be working with clients as they buy or sell their homes in a community they feel very passionate about. The Iowa City area is home for Mike and Fran and their family. They feel fortunate to live, work, and give back to a community that has given so much to their family.
Opening Doors for You and Your Family
“Opening Doors for You and Your Family” fits Mike and Fran’s personalities well. Their hospitable, caring, can-do attitudes will put you at ease the minute you meet them. Mike and Fran enjoy working with first time homebuyers as well as seasoned buyers and sellers, and would value the opportunity to help you with your buyer or selling needs.
When Mike and Fran aren’t working with their clients, they enjoy spending their time with family and friends, attending Hawkeye sporting events, cheering on the Cubs, or sometimes even sneaking away to the windy city for a Cubs game or dinner and a show.
They especially love spending time with their kids and grandkids. They have three children; Bobbie, Jamie, & Paul. Bobbie is a second grade teacher in the Iowa City Community School District, and Paul has relocated to Cincinnati, OH with his girlfriend whom everyone adores. Mike and Fran’s grandchildren, Brady (10), Annie (6), and Mollie (3) keep them busy and there’s nothing they love more than showering those sweet kiddos with love! Sleepovers at “Grammy & Papa’s” are one of the grandkid’s favorite things to do – likely because anything goes when you’re at Grammy’s house!
Family and Community are two of the most important things to Mike & Fran, so it’s important to them to find ways to give back to the community that has given them so much. They are proud to support many local nonprofit organizations, and feel fortunate to live in a community where so many amazing people are working to make a difference for worthy causes. In 2011, Fran received the Governor’s Award for Volunteerism, and has served as President on the boards of the Iowa City/Coralville Convention and Visitors Bureau and Eastern Iowa Tourism Association. She has volunteered with many local organizations including Regina Education Center and the Iowa Children’s Museum.