Several West Central Iowa Regional Board of REALTORS® members participated in distributing water bottles that shared Fair Housing information during the RAGBRAI overnight stop in Carroll, IA in late July. Water bottles with the REALTOR® logo were filled with Fair Housing information and given out to all who stopped by the booth. Many good conversations were enjoyed regarding Fair Housing. We had visitors/riders from all over the nation.
Atlantic High School student Bryan York was one of the recipients of the 2022 Stevens High School Scholarship through the REALTOR® Foundation of Iowa. Students were evaluated not solely upon academic or athletic abilities but upon a general sense of the student, including qualities such as good character, community service, volunteerism, work ethic, and more. Congratulations to Bryan, grandson of WCIRBOR member Janell McIntyre of Shenandoah, who happily presented Bryan with the scholarship. We all wish you the very best in your continued education.
The 2022 WCIRBOR Officers and Directors were recently installed by Byron Menke, 2022 President of the Iowa Association of REALTORS® at the November 9, 2021 membership meeting in Atlantic, Iowa. Pictured from left to right: 2022 IAR President Byron Menke, WCIRBOR President Kiki Scarberry, President-Elect Jamie McManis, Secretary/Treasurer Eric Rosener, Director Melissa Ihnen, Director Kirstie Thomas, Director Sheri Wederquist and Director Dave Wiges. Not pictured were: Directors Wanda Hosfield, Janelle McIntyre and Carrie Riesberg.
RPAC RPAC stands for the REALTORS® Political Action Committee. IAR organized RPAC to collect political contributions and provide assistance to candidates who support issues important to the real estate profession. RPAC is — and always will be — a fair, legal and vital way for REALTORS® to speak in a unified voice. RPEC is the REALTORS® Political Education Committee. RPEC contributions are used to further the political education and awareness of our membership and the public. The contributions are also used for issues mobilization, coalition building and the development of brochures and position papers. RPEC money cannot be used for campaign contributions. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WHY IS RPAC IMPORTANT? Because public policy shapes our business — No matter where you live or how far it seems from the state capital or Washington, D.C., laws affecting the real estate industry are passed every year. Elected officials regularly pass laws on taxation, [...]
Mike Franey, of Mid-Iowa Insurance & Real Estate in Carroll, presented a check for $1000.00 to Melea Axman of Carroll, on behalf of the REALTOR® Foundation of Iowa. Melea is the daughter of WCIRBOR member Terry Axman. We wish Melea much success!
REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC) is a voluntary political action committee whose membership consists of REALTORS® interested in actively and effectively protecting the real estate industry and the dream of homeownership by participating in government affairs at the local, state and federal levels. RPAC is the muscle of REALTORS® in Washington, D.C. RPAC represents over 1,100,000 politically active REALTORS® that Members of Congress want as their friends. Because of the combined strength of our members who contribute, through RPAC NAR has achieved many legislative and regulatory successes. To learn more about what RPAC is and does and how you can be a part/donate, visit Click here
The Iowa Association of REALTORS® stands united with all of our communities to condemn racism in all its forms. As Realtors we are called through our Code of Ethics to be advocates for all and champions of equality and inclusion. We have the power and responsibility to act on that commitment and make our communities better. We will continue to work to be a part of the solution, to strengthen the values that bind us, and to be active participants as we rebuild communities to ensure that all families and individuals have a right to live safely and securely in our state. IAR is creating a Diversity Committee to help us ensure we are part of the solution! If you or a Realtor you know would like to serve on the Diversity Committee, please sign up here or share this link! IAR 2020 Leadership Team Scott Wendl, President Jen Burkamper, [...]
The Iowa Association of REALTORS is working with other entities such as the National Association of REALTORS and local partners to communicate important updates regarding the COVID-19 ( coronavirus) and its impact on the real estate industry. We wish everyone the best and hope you and your family are healthy in this challenging time. Visit https://www.iowarealtors.com/news/coronavirus
Why is NAR issuing this guidance? In response to the growing concerns about COVID-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus, NAR is providing this guidance to help REALTORS® respond to the coronavirus’s potential impact on the real estate industry. As of March 4, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued Level 3 Travel Warnings for all of China, South Korea, Italy, and Iran, and a Level 2 Travel Warning for Japan. However, the situation is rapidly evolving. Be sure to refer to the CDC’s website for up-to-date information about travel warnings (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html), as well as information about the coronavirus’s current impact in the United States (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html). Daily updates about the coronavirus are also available from the World Health Organization (https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019). What is Coronavirus? The CDC is responding to an outbreak of a respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus outbreak. While the outbreak started in Wuhan, [...]