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Real Estate Sales & Brokers

Real estate salespeople and brokers in Iowa are under the regulation of the Iowa Real Estate Commission. Browse the resources available here to renew your license, view education requirements for real estate professionals, and more.

Disciplinary action against non-licensees and discipline against licensees can be found in our online index. Search the index to locate information about a specific action.

Browse the Real Estate Disciplinary Index

Original license fee and renewal fees are as follows:

License Type Associated Costs
Salesperson $125.00  
Broker $170.00 
Firm $170.00
Branch Office $50.00
Trade Name $50.00
Additional Broker Officer License $50.00
Pre License Determination  $25.00

Please note that the renewal fee for a salesperson or a broker are the same regardless of current licensure status (active or inactive). 

The mission of the Iowa Real Estate Commission is to protect the public through the examination, licensing, and regulation of real estate brokers, salespersons, and firms pursuant to Iowa Code Chapter 543B.

The Commission is a policy-making body with authority to promulgate rules for the regulation of the real estate industry consistent with all applicable statutes. Rules promulgated by the Commission are published under Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 193E.

Brokers & Salespeople

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Jim Clingman, Chair

Broker; Ottumwa, IA
Appointed First Term: May 1, 2018
Reappointed Second Term: May 1, 2020
Current Term Expires: April 30, 2023

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Janet DeMott, Salesperson

Bedford, IA
Appointed First Term: May 1, 2014
Reappointed Second Term: May 1, 2017
Reappointed Third Term: May 1, 2020
Current Term Expires: April 30, 2023

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Helen Kimes, Broker

Osceola, IA
Appointed First Term: May 1, 2014
Reappointed Second Term: May 1, 2017
Reappointed Third Term: May 1, 2020
Current Term Expires: April 30, 2023

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Dakotah Reed, Vice Chair

Broker; Ankeny, IA
Appointed First Term: May 1, 2021
Current Term Expires: April 30, 2024

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John Sweeney, Broker

Waukon, IA
Appointed First Term: May 1, 2022
Current Term Expires: April 30, 2025
 

Public Members

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Wendy Carminhato

Fairfield, IA
Appointed First Term: May 1, 2020
Current Term Expires: April 30, 2023

Board Staff

Danielle Bartkiw, Licensing Specialist—515-725-9027
Vacant, Background Coordinator—
Colleen Goddard, Trust Account Auditor—515-725-9036
​Ashley Thompson, PLB Investigator—515-725-9035
Renee Paulsen, Education Director—515-725-9028
Jeff Evans, Executive Officer—515-725-9026
John Lundquist, Assistant Attorney General

You may also email RealEstateCommission@iowa.gov to correspond with any staff member.

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

2021 2022

December

December

  • December 1 meeting agenda
  • December 1 meeting minutes

 

 

November 

November

  • November 3 meeting agenda
  • November 3 meeting minutes

October 

October

  • October 6 meeting agenda
  • October 6 meeting minutes

September

September

  • September 8 meeting agenda
  • September 8 meeting minutes

August

August

June

June

May

No May meeting 

 

 

April

April

 

 

 

    March

    March

      February

      February

       


      Agency Rules Administrator

      The Agency Rules Administrator is the official responsible for the administration of the agency rulemaking process. If you have any questions about current or pending agency rules for the Board, contact the Agency Rules Administrator:

      Agency Rules Administrator
      Real Estate Commission
      200 E Grand Ave, Ste. 350
      Des Moines, IA 50309
      Phone: (515) 725-9022
      Fax: (515) 725-9032
      Email: RealEstateCommission@iowa.gov

      The Iowa Legislature has tools available in order to keep up-to-date with the rulemaking process.

      Checklists and Instructions for Applications

      The links below will take you to a checklist of requirements or instructions for each application. The actual application is to be done on your PLB Account. 

      Reinstatement Checklists

      Change of status or transfer

      • Request to Change Affiliated Licensee Status to Inactive - This must be submitted by the employing broker to change the status of a licensee assigned to him/her to inactive status. A salesperson or broker associate cannot place their own license on inactive status.  The broker will be asked for the license number of the individual going inactive at the "Submit for Review" feature.
      • Change of Status from Inactive to Active - This must be submitted by the licensee that wants to change his/her status from inactive to active.
      • Transfer Form - To be submitted by the licensee that wants to transfer directly from his/her current company to another licensed company.

      Change of Designated Broker of a Firm or Branch Office

      • Request to Change Designated Broker - To be submitted only by a broker officer to change the designated broker (broker in charge) of either the main office or a branch office.

      Closing of Offices or Cancellation of Licenses

      Trust Account Forms

      First choose Other Application – Attach Scanned Copy of a Paper Version. You will then need to attach the appropriate completed form:

      Trust Resources

      ​If closing a trust account, use this application type:
      Notice of Closed Trust Account - Submit this whenever you close a trust account.

      Criminal History Background / Fingerprint packet

      Reference the Criminal History Background Index for further information concerning the background process, including a FAQ link.

      General Forms