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2008 Meeting Minutes

 

 

Iowa Real Estate Commission
1920 SE Hulsizer Road
Ankeny, IA 50021
March  20, 2008

MINUTES


Present: James Hughes, Chair, Laurie Dawley, Vice-Chair, Dan Berry, Lori Diehl, Judy Stevens

Absent: Patty Daniels and Jim O'Neill

Others Present: Roger Hansen, Executive Officer; John Lundquist, Assistant Attorney General; David Batts, Compliance Officer; Susan Griffel, Education Director; Sandy Malek, Administrative Assistant; Dana Klisares, Administrative Assistant; and Bill Herman, Peer Reviewer

The meeting was called to order at 9:06 a.m. by Chair Hughes.

PERSONAL APPEARANCE: Dave Bert (Iowa Association of Realtors) - Bert introduced himself as new Executive Vice President at the IAR. Bert stated his goal is to strengthen the relationship and communication between the IAR and the Commission and looks forward to working with the Commission.

Hansen congratulated O’Neill, Daniels, Berry and Diehl for their reappointment to another term with the Real Estate Commission.

MINUTES

Motion by Dawley, seconded by Diehl, to approve the February 14, 2008 minutes. Motion carried unanimously.

MEETING SCHEDULE (Tentative)

Future  IREC meetings are scheduled as follows:

Commission Meetings:                     Investigation Committee Meetings:

Thursday, April 17, 2008                  Wednesday, April 16, 2008
                                                         (Daniels, O'Neill, Hughes)
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
 

STAFF REPORTS

Klisares announced the week of March 31, 2008, Malek and Klisares will be involved in the Kaizen Event which is designed to re-evaluate the licensing process.

Malek reported she was doing 50 audits each month and that trust account questionnaires were sent out recently to all firms and sole proprietors.

Batts reported the number of cases filed is already above the numbers from a year ago.

Hansen reported he was proud to be a part of the commission and thanked the Commission and staff for their hard work throughout the years.

Griffel announced that she is retiring April 25, 2008, and expressed her appreciation for the opportunity to have been real estate education director.

Hansen reported that he is retiring March 21, 2008. Online renewals was a success this year with over 80% renewing online with mailings and email notices assisting greatly in getting the word out to licensees. He noted the IAR assisted in publications and email notifications to membership.

ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL REPORT

Lundquist reported the rules for the new education committee will be ready at the next Commission meeting.

CLOSED SESSION

Motion made by Berry, seconded by Stevens, 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; Stevens, aye and Berry, aye. Motion carried unanimously.

The Commission entered into closed session at 9:48 a.m. and arose therefrom at
11:01 a.m.

OPEN SESSION

Motion made by Dawley, second by Berry to accept signed settlements and/or consent agreements, cease and desist or consent order for cases: 07-239; 07-245; 08-009; 08-010; 08-008; 08-032; 07-290; 07-139.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion made by Dawley, second by Stevens to find probable cause on the following cases:  08-054; 07-300; 08-016; 08-020; 08-022; 08-023; 08-031 and 08-039.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion made by Dawley, second by Berry to close the following cases: 07-286; 07-287; 07-310; 08-006; 08-15; 08-027; 08-042; 08-044; 08-052; 07-298; 08-024; 08-025; 08-028 and 08-029.  Motion carried unanimously.

MEETING ADJOURNED

Motion made by Dawley, seconded by Stevens, to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 11:10 a.m.

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