IOWA REAL ESTATE COMMISSION
1920 SE HULSIZER
ANKENY IA 50021
January 13, 2005
Present via Teleconference: James Hughes, Chair, Patty Daniels (joined teleconference
at 9:20am), Laurie Dawley, Donald Marple and Assistant Attorney General Pam Griebel.
Present in Person: James O'Neill, Vice Chair
Others Present in Person: Roger Hansen, Executive Officer; Susan Griffel, Education
Director; Sylvia King, Staff and Jeff Evans, Trust Auditor.
Public: Paul McLaughlin (Iowa Association of Realtors).
The meeting was called to order at 9:03 am.
Motion made by Marple, second O'Neill, to approve reinstatement application on Case
04-170 subject to receipt of letter by applicant explaining omission of discipline. Roll
call vote as follows: Hughes, aye; Dawley, aye; O'Neill, aye and Marple aye (Daniels not
present at time of vote). Motion carried unanimously.
Motion made by Dawley, second Marple, to accept informal settlements on Cases A04-101,
A04-129 and 04-078. Roll call vote as follows: Hughes, aye; Dawley, aye; O'Neill, aye and
Marple aye (Daniels not present at time of vote). Motion carried unanimously.
Motion made by Dawley, second O'Neill, to approve December 2, 2004 minutes, with the
following changes: Under "Commission Reports" section, add the words "who
asked her to join Susan Boe (private attorney) and Rick Skogman (real estate broker) for
lunch" after the words "Dawley reported she spoke with Dan Cornelison (Iowa
Association of Realtors)" and remove "Susan Boe (private attorney) and Rick
Skogman (real estate broker), who requested a lunch meeting". Roll call vote as
follows: Hughes, aye; Dawley, aye; O'Neill, aye and Marple aye (Daniels not present at
time of vote). Motion carried unanimously.
Future IREC meetings are scheduled as follows:
Commission Meetings: Investigative Committee Meetings:
Thursday, February 24, 2005 Wednesday, February 23, 2005
(Daniels and O'Neill)
Thursday, April 14, 2005 Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Thursday, May 26, 2005 Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Thursday, July 14, 2005 Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Thursday, September 15, 2005 Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Thursday, November 3, 2005 Wednesday, November 2, 2005
Thursday, December 8, 2005 Wednesday, December 7, 2005
Hansen and Griffel briefed Commission members on correspondence received from Bruce W.
Davis, Director Test Development, PSI Examination Service, Glendale, California. In his
letter to IREC, Mr. Davis proposed dividing the existing examination into two portions,
consisting of a national portion and state portion. Hansen informed the Commission that a
two-part examination currently exists, which was created by PSI to accommodate Rule 2.3
applicants (now worded as Rule 5.3). He added the current PSI request is no significant
change in operations and can benefit licensees by helping to gain acceptance of a passing
score on the national portion by jurisdictions. Motion made by Daniels, second Marple, to
approve the request as written. Roll call vote as follows: Hughes, aye; Dawley, aye;
O'Neill, aye; Marple aye and Daniels, aye. Motion carried unanimously.
Hughes stated the most recent issue of the Division's Newsletter was excellent, with
great participation by staff. He encouraged all Commissioners to contribute to future
Hughes then reported he attended a continuing education course presented by Brad Hanes on
marketing issues. He stated the course was an excellent class and he strongly recommends
it to all licensees.
Marple stated he prepared an article sent to Hansen and Martin Lee (Iowa Association of
Realtors) addressing a previous Commission discussion on the addition of an entry
addressing the existence of property restrictions (i.e. covenants). More information to
Griffel ascertained that Marple would prepare a newsletter article on the restrictive
covenant addition to the Seller's Property Condition Disclosure form for future
publication. She reminded Commission members that the deadline for this issue's articles
is February 23, 2005.
Hansen reported the Division is close to having their own server and network, separate
from the current situation with the state's Alcoholic Beverage Division. A separate
network will improve operations/responses and establish a back up for contingencies. More
information to follow.
Hansen then reported the renewal cycle is slowing, noting that online renewal
participation was up from just over 100 in past years to just over 625 this year.
McLaughlin reported he had received numerous calls from real estate professionals in
regard to lending practices and contracts. Griebel suggested McLaughlin contact Rob
Reynolds at the Attorney General's office for information on predatory lending practices.
McLauglin advised that as a result of discussion at the last IAR meeting, restrictive
covenant language has been added to the IAR's "Seller Property Condition Disclosure
Form." He added that Spanish language forms have been prepared and available to
members as well.
McLaughlin reported on the following pending legislative issues:
a. An appraisal bill will be presented requiring all properties be appraised prior to
b. A bill is being considered that would require all original and renewal applicants
fingerprinted prior to making application as a real estate salesperson or broker.
c. A bill will be presented requiring statewide inspection of septic tanks prior to the
sale of property.
McLaughlin reminded Commission members that February 15, 2005, is IAR Legislative
"Bus In Day", and invited all to attend.
Motion made by Marple, second Dawley, to adjourn. Roll call vote as follows: Hughes,
aye; Dawley, aye; O'Neill, aye; Marple aye and Daniels, aye. Motion carried unanimously.
Meeting adjourned at 10:30 am.
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