About Us

About Us

Vision Statement:

"We are the trusted voice in real estate for information, advocacy and professionalism." 

Mission Statement:

“We exist to help our members be more successful in real estate.”

Strategic Plan:

2015 Iowa Association of REALTORS® Strategic Plan

Who We Are

The Iowa Association of REALTORS® (IAR) is the leading advocate for more than 6,800 real estate professionals in Iowa. Representing all facets of the industry, the IAR is proud to serve as a resource of services and opportunities for its members.

What We Do

IAR works with REALTORS® in a variety of ways:

  • We offer professional development (continuing education) courses through the IAR School Real Estate, taught by our expert instructors
  • Legal counseling
  • Governmental advocacy and representation through RPAC (REALTORS® Political Action Committee)
  • Advertising and public awareness of the differences between a licensed REALTOR® and a real estate agent
  • Benefits to our members, including:
    - Health Insurance Program
    - Valuable members savings from our Benefits Partners
    - Conventions, conferences, updates, etc.


Only a REALTOR® is a member of the local, state, and National Association of REALTORS® and makes a pledge to uphold a strict Code of Ethics.

IAR Structure

Because the IAR is an advocate and voice for Iowa’s real estate professionals, it is important that we are represented by the dynamic leaders of our industry. The IAR is comprised of a delegate body that is elected by our members to serve in the best interest of REALTORS®.

View our Leadership and Committee Directory


IAR a leading supporter of the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC). RPAC was organized by the IAR for the purpose of collecting political contributions and providing assistance to candidates who support issues important to the real estate profession. RPAC is neither a Republican nor a Democratic organization. In fact, RPAC is the most bipartisan PAC in Iowa and in the country today, supporting REALTOR® friends regardless of political party. RPAC is a vital way for REALTORS® to speak in a unified voice. More