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2008 Meeting Minutes

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

January 17, 2008
Meeting Conducted by Telephone Conference Call


Present: James Hughes, Chair, James O’Neill, Dan Berry

Present via Telephone because it was not practical to personally attend due to inclement weather: Laurie Dawley, Vice-Chair; Lori Diehl

Absent: Patty Daniels, Judy Stevens

Others Present: Roger Hansen, Executive Officer; John Lundquist, Assistant Attorney General; Jeff Evans, Auditor; David Batts, Compliance Officer; Susan Griffel, Education Director; Sandy Malek, Administrative Assistant and Dana Klisares, Administrative Assistant

Public: Paul McLaughlin (Iowa Association of Realtors)

The meeting was called to order at 9:07 a.m. by Chair Hughes.


Motion made by Berry, seconded by O’Neill, to approve the December 13, 2007 minutes. Motion carried unanimously.


Future IREC meetings are scheduled as follows:

Commission Meetings: Investigation Committee Meetings:

Thursday, February 14, 2008             Wednesday, February 13, 2008 
                                                                ( Hughes, Dawley, Diehl)
Thursday, March 19, 2008                 Wednesday, March 20, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008                   Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008                    Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008                    Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008                     Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008          Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Thursday, October 09, 2008              Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008          Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008          Wednesday, December 10, 2008


O’Neill reported he attended the ARELLO meeting and it was business as usual.


Klisares reported on line renewal was successful with 83% of renewals done online this year as compared to 28% last year.

Malek reported that 499 continuing education audits were done in 2007 and 12 were not in compliance. She also reported 56 firms and 294 individuals were audited in 2007 for E&O Insurance and of those, 10 firms and 46 individuals were not compliant.

Batts handed out a chart reviewing the statistics for the last three years showing an increase in complaints each year.

Hansen reported that the Commission’s E&O Insurance Program would go out for bid this year.


McLaughlin reported the IAR legislative Bus-in Day scheduled in February. He also reported on IAR legislative committee issues to be pursued in 2008: the water lien bill, changes to 543B.15(3a), and a repeat offender bill.


Motion made by Dawley, seconded by O’Neill, to enter into closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5(1)(d) and 21.5(1)(f) to discuss informal settlements, consent agreements/orders or Consent Orders. Roll call as follows: Hughes, aye; Dawley, aye; Diehl, aye; O’Neill, aye and Berry, aye. Motion carried unanimously.

The Commission entered into closed session at 9:29 a.m. and arose therefrom at
10:37 a.m.


Motion made by Dawley, second by O’Neill to accept signed settlements and/or consent agreements, cease and desist or consent order for cases: 07-158; A07-019; 07-250; 07-218; 07-225; 07-256; 07-281; 07-046; A07-025; 07-258; 07-272; 07-269; 07-255; 07-267; 07-268; 07-156; A07-023; 07-155; 07-278; A07-022; 07-229; 07-243; 07-232; 07-169 and 07-024. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion made by Berry, second by O’Neill to find probable cause on the following cases: 07-276; 07-266; 07-282; 07-293; 07-305; 07-308; 07-314; 07-289; 07-309; 07-299;
08-004; A08-001 and 07-024. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion made by Hughes, second by Berry to close the following cases: 07-220; 07-227; 07-242; 07-257; 07-277; 07-151; 07-291; 07-294; 07-296; 07-273; 07-292; 07-283; 07-288; 07-301; 07-303; 07-236; 07-259; 07-109; 07-130 and 07-190. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion made by O’Neill, seconded by Berry to deny the application for salesperson license in case 07-249. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion made by Dawley, seconded by Diehl to grant an extension for payment on case 07-232. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion made by Berry, seconded by Diehl to grant this request and allow the two companies to license the same trade name. Motion carried unanimously.


Motion made by Berry, seconded by O’Neill, to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 10:45 a.m.

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