Northwest Iowa Regional Board of REALTORS®

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Proudly Serving Our Residential And Commercial Real Estate Communities For More Than 100 Years

The Northwest Iowa Regional Board of REALTORS® is an association of 500 real estate professionals spanning a 13 county region in Northwest Iowa. As members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and Iowa Association of REALTORS® (IAR) our real estate professionals pledge to uphold the highest ethical standards and meet stringent continuing education requirements. Northwest Iowa REALTORS® proudly safeguard real estate property rights while adding value to our cities and neighborhoods.

News, Events and Other Information

Check here for regular updates about the information, activities and events that are important to NWIA members.

Latest News

Recap: 2018 Iowa REALTOR Bus-In Day

February 8th, 2018|Comments Off on Recap: 2018 Iowa REALTOR Bus-In Day

Despite some fresh snow and a few slick spots on the roads, over 300 Realtors® from around the state of Iowa made the trek to Des Moines on Tuesday, February 6 to meet with members of the Iowa House a [...]

The Wheels On The Bus: 2018 Legislative Lobbying Day

January 11th, 2018|Comments Off on The Wheels On The Bus: 2018 Legislative Lobbying Day

By Kelly Burge CEO, NWIA On February 6, hundreds of REALTOR® members from across Iowa will converge in Des Moines in show of solidarity to advocate for property rights and home ownership in the state. [...]

Recap: Iowa REALTOR Ring Day 2017

January 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Recap: Iowa REALTOR Ring Day 2017

In the world of Iowa REALTORS, the first Friday in December is known for one thing: ringing bells. This is traditionally the day when REALTOR members from across the state have taken time from their w [...]

Upcoming Events

NWIA To Host Democratic Candidates For U.S. House District 4

October 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on NWIA To Host Democratic Candidates For U.S. House District 4

The Northwest Iowa Regional Board of REALTORS® will host a forum featuring the three Democratic candidates for U.S. House District 4 Representative at a luncheon event Thursday, October 19 at Noon. Th [...]

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Karel’s Back For CE Fun!

August 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Karel’s Back For CE Fun!

She's BACK!  Yes folks, the one and only Karel Murray is back this fall to teach four continuing education sessions for us on October 17 and 18.  You won't want to miss these fun and informative sessi [...]

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Local CE August 21 & 22

June 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Local CE August 21 & 22

We've just added some new continuing education classes to our event calendar for August.  If you're in need of hours, be sure to check them out.  Local CE classes are just one of the many benefits of [...]

Board of Directors Spotlight

Meet the REALTOR® members who volunteer to serve on our Board of Directors.


Katie Slater

Serving her first term as an NWIA director, Katie Slater has been around the real estate industry for nearly two decades. As co-owner of multiple business ventures with her husband Neil, Katie’s initial exposure to real estate prompted her to become a licensed agent in 2008 and a broker-associate in 2011.  She is the Broker/owner at NextHome at the Lakes, located in Spirit Lake, Iowa and NextHome TriState Realty based in Sioux City, Iowa.

Katie holds SFR designation and specializes in lakeshore properties and second homes in the Iowa Great Lakes. She has twice served as president of the Iowa Great Lakes Board of REALTORS® and was that association’s REALTOR® of the Year award winner in 2014. On the state level, Katie serves as the IAR Region 1 Regional Vice President, sits on the state RVP/Bylaws, YPN, Legislative and Personnel committees; she has also been an IAR delegate each of the last three years. Katie served on the National Association of REALTORS® Resort and Second Home Real Estate Committee in 2016 and will serve a second term on the Idea Exchange Council for Brokers for the National Association of REALTORS® in 2018.

A resident of the Iowa Great Lakes region for the past 20 years, Katie grew up just east of Sioux City in Correctionville and is excited to return to her roots as a member of NWIA. She is a devoted fan of the Iowa State Cyclones and enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews.

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Meet the Rest of the Board

Resources & Related Links

The following are a list of links to resources that may be of assistance in your real estate-related efforts.

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Why Hire A REALTOR®?

Real estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments most people experience in their lifetime.

IowaReal15 86 copyTransactions today usually exceed $100,000. If you had a $100,000 income tax problem, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of a CPA?If you had a $100,000 legal question, would you deal with it without the help of an attorney?

Considering the small upside cost and the large downside risk, it would be foolish to consider a deal in real estate without the professional assistance of a REALTOR®.

All real estate licensees are not the same. Only real estate licensees who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® are properly called REALTORS®. They proudly display the REALTOR® logo on their business card or other marketing and sales literature.

REALTORS® are committed to treat all parties to a transaction honestly. REALTORS® subscribe to a strict code of ethics and are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate. An independent survey reports that 84% of home buyers would use the same REALTOR® again.