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2004 Meeting Minutes

Iowa Real Estate Commission
1920 SE Hulsizer Road
Ankeny, IA 50021
May 06, 2004


Present:  James Hughes, Chair; James O’Neill, Donald Marple; Patty Daniels; Laurie Dawley

Others Present:  Roger Hansen, Executive Officer; Pam Griebel, Assistant Attorney General; Susan Griffel, Education Director; Sylvia King, Staff; Jeff Evans, Staff

 Public:  Paul McLaughlin, Iowa Association of Realtors.  Tim Erickson, Iowa Interactive, Inc.; Tammy Reames, Iowa Interactive, Inc. joined the meeting at 10:25 a.m.

The meeting was called to order at 9:05 a.m.


Hughes introduced and welcomed Don Marple, new Industry Member. 


 Motion made by Dawley, second Daniels, to enter into closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5(1)(d) and 21.5 (1)(f).  Roll call vote as follows:  O’Neill, aye; Marple, aye; Daniels, aye; Dawley, aye and Hughes, aye.  Commission entered into closed session at 9:07 a.m. and arose therefrom at 10:20 a.m.


Motion made by Dawley, second Daniels, to grant State’s application to amend charges on Case 03-018.  Motion carried unanimously.

 Motion made by Daniels, second Marple, to accept informal settlement on Cases 03-058,  03-100 and 03-102.  Motion carried unanimously.

 Motion made by Daniels, second Woline, to close cases 03-034, 03-038, 03-039, 03-083, 03-109, 03-134, 03-146, 03-148, 04-006, 04-008, 04-013, 04-015 and 04-016 and to find probable cause in Cases 03-142 and 03-152.  Motion carried unanimously.

 Motion made by Marple, second Daniels, to deny Respondent’s request to amend the proposed settlement in Case 03-071.   Motion carried unanimously.


Motion made by Dawley, second O’Neill, to approve February 26, 2004 with correction.  Motion carried unanimously.


Future IREC meetings are scheduled as follows:

Commission Meetings:                       Investigative Committee Meetings:

Thursday, June 17, 2004                    Wednesday, June 16, 2004 (O’Neill, Daniels)
Thursday, July 22, 2004                       Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Thursday, September 16, 2004             Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Thursday, November 4, 2004                 Wednesday, November 3, 2004
Thursday, December 9, 2004                 Wednesday, December 8, 2004


Hansen introduced Tim Erickson and Tammy Reames of Iowa Interactive Inc., who reported on the Division’s ongoing conversion from the current Mainframe system to a web-based recordkeeping system.  Hansen will keep the Commission posted as updates occur.


Griffel reported on the UNI Advisory Committee Meeting.  Highlights included accreditation and director review.

 Evans reported on the status of ongoing field audits.  To date, 40 audits have been conducted with various brokerages in Iowa.  Formal reports will be presented to the Commission as needed.  Evans stated he would prepare newspaper articles for the Division’s newsletter to educate and inform brokers on the audit process.

Hansen reported on a possible license reciprocity agreement with Pennsylvania and the license database conversion and its benefits to staff, the Commission and licensees.  He also reported that the complaint process appears to be flowing smoothly.  In addition, he briefed the Commission on the April ARELLO Conference highlights. 


Griffel reported no feedback has been received on the proposed administrative rule changes concerning broker post license education requirements.

 Dawley moved, second O’Neill to adopt the proposed administrative rule change as it reads.  Motion carried unanimously.


McLaughlin advised the IAR Midyear Meeting is scheduled for the 8th through the 10th   2004 in Clive, the IAR Annual Convention is scheduled for October 10th through October 14th 2004 in Cedar Rapids, and the 2004 UNI Real Estate Education Program Golf Tournament is scheduled for July 27, 2004. 

 McLaughlin reported the IAR has hired Lora Shreve as Education Director and Nicole Wenning as Assistant Education Director.  

 McLaughlin briefly reported on enforcement and jurisdiction changes resulting from recently signed IAR sponsored legislation pertaining to license exempted activities of auctioneers and persons operating without a real estate license.


Motion made by O’Neill, second Marple, to elect Hughes as Chair.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion made by Hughes, second Daniels, to elect O’Neill as Vice Chair.  Motion carried unanimously.


Motion made by Dawley, second O’Neill, to adjourn.   Motion carried unanimously.  Meeting adjourned at 11:45 a.m.


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