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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.
September 1st, 2017|Comments Off on New Faces In August
August was a relatively cool month weather-wise, but we were steaming up the office processing new members into the board. Five new faces joining our association of real estate professionals last mon [...]
August 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Who Was New In July?
July was a hoppin' month for new faces around the NWIA, with ten new faces joining our association of real estate professionals. Join us in welcoming the following agents! As always, find contact in [...]
July 18th, 2017|Comments Off on IAR Broker Summit: July 26
HEY BROKERS! Make plans to be in the Des Moines area on Wednesday, July 26th from 9am-3pm for the 2017 Broker Summit! IAR is bringing in two, nationally acclaimed, featured speakers for this one day e [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
May 15th, 2017|Comments Off on May 18 Board Luncheon
Make plans to join us Thursday, May 18 at the Hilton Garden Inn/Crave Restaurant in Sioux City at Noon for our final board luncheon of the spring. Our speaker this month will be a representative from [...]
Board of Directors Spotlight
Meet the REALTOR® members who volunteer to serve on our Board of Directors.
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.
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/Byalws, 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 is a member of the Idea Exchange Council for Brokers for the National Association of REALTORS® in 2017.
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.
Real estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments most people experience in their lifetime.
Transactions 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.