Governing Documents

Code of Ethics

The Code of Ethics is a set of principles to which all REALTOR® members subscribe, and includes duties to clients and customers, duties to the public, and duties to other REALTORS®.

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Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws

The Articles of Incorporation and bylaws are two governing documents for the association.
The Articles have the founding principles, purpose and mission of the association, and have the basic foundation for membership categories, committees, officers and their election, and other corporate structures. The Articles may only be amended at the annual convention.

The Bylaws get into the details on how the association operates including how the various committees are structured and operated, the dues formula and its application, the association staff, the operation of the board of directors, meeting protocol, and professional standards.  The bylaws can be amended by the bylaws committee at any time.

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Committee Manual


Model MLS Rules

Model MLS Policy from the National Association of REALTORS®

REALTOR® Logo and Trademark Rules

Download the REALTOR logo and access policies regarding use of the REALTOR logo

Additional Governing Documents

Appraiser Exemption to Iowa Association of REALTORS® 

Professional Standards Optional Policies

Statement of Policy