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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.
March 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on New Faces In February
NWIA continues to grow, as three new faces joined our organization during the month of February. Welcome to the following members, and best of luck as you embark on this crazy career called real esta [...]
February 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Say “Hey” To Our New Folks!
We had several new members join us in the last month or so. Give these peeps a high five as you have a chance to meet them. Contact information for these folks, and all our NWIA members can always be [...]
February 6th, 2017|Comments Off on NWIA Lobbies For Home Savings Accounts in Iowa
More than 35 Realtors® from around northwest Iowa traveled to Des Moines on Wednesday, February 1 for the Iowa Association of Realtors® annual Legislative Bus-In Day. After an update on statewide issu [...]
February 27th, 2017|Comments Off on NWIA March Board Lunch: 3/9
Make plans to join us for our March board luncheon event one week earlier than normally scheduled. We'll be at the Hilton Garden Inn Sioux City Riverfront (formerly known as Bev's on the River), 1110 [...]
February 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on NWIA South Member Forum: 3/14 In Storm Lake
By Kelly Burge, CEO After two years of hard work, NWIA continues to evolve and grow. Behind the scenes, your board leaders have done a lot of the heavy lifting to make us a well-run organization, and [...]
January 17th, 2017|Comments Off on January’s Board Luncheon
Make plans to join us for lunch on Thursday, January 19 as we kick off 2017 together. Our board luncheon's guest speaker will be Christ McGowan, President of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce. As al [...]
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.