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511, 2018

License Renewal Coming Up? Read These Tips.

By |November 5th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |Comments Off on License Renewal Coming Up? Read These Tips.

Every year a sizable portion of our membership undergoes the process of renewing their real estate license with the good folks at the Iowa Real Estate Commission.  For 2018, the renewal portal will open online on Friday, November 16 for all renewing licensees.  Unlike last year, licensees will NOT be required to upload continuing education course completion certificates to the portal; however, doing so is strongly encouraged.  Every year a random audit of renewing licensees are pulled for audit, and doing the upload in advance saves you having to get them in later if you are selected for the procedure.

The Iowa Real Estate Commission has provided this document to assist with the license renewal process.  Please read it thoroughly before you begin to go through the online system.  Questions about the process should be directed to the Real Estate Commission at the contact information on the linked document. NWIA does not have authority over any portion of the license renewal process.

2018 Renewal Instructions And Tips
111, 2018

October’s New Members

By |November 1st, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |Comments Off on October’s New Members

Halloween is over, and there are no tricks here.  We’re just happily welcoming several new faces to NWIA this month. As always, it is enjoyable to see our organization grow and have new folks choose to join the real estate profession, or join us as affiliate members.

As always, contact information for these folks and all our NWIA board members can be found in the member directories on our website.

Kylie Stokes Goosmann Law Firm
Kevin Conklin Salem Real Estate
Parker Moos Keller Williams
Tim Longstaff Longstaff Appraisals
Christina Wilkens Farmers State Bank
1110, 2018

NWIA October Board Lunch: With Guest Rick Bertrand

By |October 11th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on NWIA October Board Lunch: With Guest Rick Bertrand

NWIA will host State Senator Rick Bertrand (R-Sioux City) at our next board lunch event on October 19.  Join us from Noon to 1:00 PM at Delta Hotels by Marriott in South Sioux City to hear an update from Senator Bertrand about happenings in state government.

Reservations are not required.  The event is free to NWIA REALTOR members.

210, 2018

Hello, September New Faces

By |October 2nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Hello, September New Faces

We’re happily giving a big NWIA welcome to four new faces this month.  As always, it is enjoyable to see our organization grow and have new folks choose to join the real estate profession.  As always, contact information for these folks and all our NWIA board members can be found in the member directory on our website.

David Westra Professional Home Inspections (Affiliate)
Mark Walker Keller Williams Siouxland
Scott March Mortgage Solutions of Siouxland Inc. (Affiliate)
Anthony Wood Keller Williams Siouxland
1809, 2018

Casanova At Board Lunch In September

By |September 18th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Casanova At Board Lunch In September

As summer shifts to fall, our board activities switch into high gear again.  We are excited to share our speaker for the next NWIA board luncheon will be Casanova Brooks, an award winning real estate agent, investor, speaker, and CEO. Through his journey achieving high level success in the real estate industry as well as marketing and sales, Casanova has figured out the steps to truly building meaningful relationships and convert sales in any industry.

From growing up on the south side of Chicago to defying the odds of poverty, childhood cancer, and a lack of resources, Casanova still managed to develop a mindset allowing him to create a six figure business and ultimately master the art of selling through building relationships. Casanova firmly believes that in order to reach your greatest potential in any aspect of life, you need to have the right mindset.

Our NWIA board lunch will take place Thursday, September 27 from Noon to 1 PM at the Delta Hotel by Marriott in South Sioux City, NE.  The event is free to all NWIA REALTOR members.  Registration is not required, just show up, eat, and be inspired.

The results of our board of directors elections will also be announced at this meeting.

3108, 2018

New Members In August

By |August 31st, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on New Members In August

We wish to extend a big welcome to two new members who joined our board in August.  New faces are always fun to see, and we are excited to have these two ladies as a part of our NWIA family.  As always, contact information for these members, and all of our NWIA folks, can be found in our member directory here on the website.

Know someone who should join us as a Realtor member?  We are offering pre-license classes in Sioux City later in September, so tell your friends to join us and get licensed!

Savannah Hinze NextHome Tri State Realty
Dawn Conover Keller Williams Siouxland
208, 2018

New Faces In June and July

By |August 2nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on New Faces In June and July

Once again, our board is growing.  June and July saw four new faces join the ranks of our REALTOR organization, and we are thrilled to welcome these new members to our family.  Please take time to greet them as you have a chance.  As always, contact information for these folks, and all of our amazing REALTOR professionals can be found in the Member Directory on our website.

Kerri Maxon Keller Williams Siouxland
Ashley Saras ISB Services
Darren Van’t Hul Vision Realty
Gabriela (Gabby) Herrera United Real Estate Solutions
2507, 2018

October CE Classes With Karel Murray

By |July 25th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on October CE Classes With Karel Murray

Photo of Karel MurrayWe are excited to announce that we have secured the teaching services of Ms. Karel Murray, DREI, one last time before she rides off into the retirement sunset.  Yes folks, that’s right, after a long career in the real estate education arena, Karel is hanging up her teacher’s hat.  We know she has been a popular instructor for us over the years, and she will be missed in the future.

So, MAKE A POINT to get your seat reserved for these great sessions on October 25 and 26.  They will be the FINAL FOUR classes she will be conducting in our board. Each class is just $30 for 3 hours of elective CE credit.

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Did you get a postcard in the mail about these classes?
Register for classes here online through the NAR.realtor portal.
You will need your NAR username and password to log in.
This is the same username and password you use in the fall to pay membership dues.

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Get A Grip: Finding Your Balance Without Losing It
Thursday, October 25
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, Sioux City
9 am – 12 noon
$30, 3 elective CE credits available.  Full course description and detail here.
Register for classes here online through the NAR.realtor portal

Stop pleading insanity and Get a Grip! This fast paced, content packed presentation identifies the internal and external influences that create chaos and stress in our daily lives. Get real life suggestions on establishing balance. Examine change, motivation, personal accountability, stress survival, time management, and how to diagnose your “stumbling blocks.”

There’s No Such Thing As A One Person Tango
Thursday, October 25
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, Sioux City
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$30, 3 elective CE credits available.  Full course description and detail here.
Register for classes here online through the NAR.realtor portal

Effectively connecting with your Sellers and Buyers (and prevent “stepping on toes”) is the single best communication skill you can develop! What does your handshake say about you? What elements affect that all important first impression? Enhance your interactive style and ability to decode signals by attending this fun and fascinating session. After all, it takes two to tango . . . or to communicate and collaborate.

Mind the Gap: Minimizing Generational Conflict
Friday, October 26
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, Sioux City
9 am – 12 noon
$30, 3 elective CE credits available. Full course description and detail here.
Register for classes here online through the NAR.realtor portal

In Europe, stepping on to a subway is preceded by a recorded warning “Mind the Gap”. Now, more than ever, real estate licensees are working with a highly diverse group of consumers. Licensees no longer can expect to achieve measurable results in their marketing efforts by operating in an information vacuum and not acknowledging the impact of generational influences. Bridge the gap between generations by developing a targeted For Sale by Owner and Expired prospecting campaign with the intent of making YOU the information resource when it comes to real estate. Get specific in designing your approach to the different generations and uncover your overall effectiveness by initiating a personal procedural audit process that will help ensure your career stays aligned with a changing marketplace. Targeting communication to the needs of different generations will help create powerful, meaningful connections with the consumer and will build your referral base. When you “mind the gap” everyone wins.

Preserving Dignity
Friday, October 26
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, Sioux City
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$30, 3 elective CE credits available.  Full course description and detail here.
Register for classes here online through the NAR.realtor portal

A highly interactive ethics and law update course where students gain competency in handling real estate transactions related to Fair Housing issues.  Participants will be actively involved in viable case studies, as well as group discussion regarding ethics issues.

Register for classes here online through the NAR.realtor portal.  You will need your NAR username and password to log in.  This is the same username and password you use in the fall to pay membership dues.

1106, 2018

New Faces In May

By |June 11th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on New Faces In May

NWIA was delighted to have have several new members join us during the month of May and early in June.  Please welcome these folks to our board as you have opportunity to interact.  As always, member contact information can be found in the member directory here on our website.

Priscilla Andersen Century 21 ProLink
Shelly Glissman NextHome Tri State Realty
Tammy Bertrand Keller Williams Siouxland
Justin Davis Weaver Realtors
Nickie Quinn Century 21 ProLink
Rebecca Evans NextHome Tri State Realty
405, 2018

Who Joined Us In April?

By |May 4th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Who Joined Us In April?

Even though the weather was such that April felt like February, we were still happy to welcome several new members to the Northwest Iowa Regional Board of REALTORS during the month.  It was a certainty that spring would eventually show up, and with it, the busy season.  Congratulations to these new agents for making the choice to join NWIA.  Please greet them and make them feel welcome as you have a chance.  As always contact information for these members can be found in our membership website directory

Cynthia Swingen Century 21 ProLink
Tiffany Hansen J & M Real Estate
Tyler Andersen Keller Williams Siouxland
Brittni Ashton Keller Williams Siouxland