Iowa Real Estate CE Courses Online (IA License Renewal)

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Online courses to renew Iowa sales agent and broker license with CE classes through Colibri Real Estate

Iowa Real Estate CE Course Packages

IA Salesperson License Renewal Information

Total Hours Required: 36 hrs
Renewal Cycle: 36 months
License Expiration Date: 12/31/2024
Education Cycle: 36 months
Next Education Due Date: 12/31/2024

IA Salesperson CE Course Information

Mandatory Hours: 12 hrs
Elective Hours: 24 hrs

36 total hours every 36 months

License Requirements

IA Salesperson with Core Courses (24 Hrs)

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Why it’s for you:
  • Courses in this package are designed to cover the 12 mandatory hours and 12 hours of electives for your 3-year cycle.
  • Take courses online at your own pace!
  • NAR EthicsThis course was designed to meet the NAR and ethics requirements in Iowa.
  • Accessible Narrated Audio with Adjustable Speeds
What’s included:
Mandatory Hours: 12 hrs
Elective Hours: 12 hrs

Total Hours: 24 hrs
Narrating Audio for Coursework:

Learn how you want – listen to all of your course materials with our narrating audio learning option. With this new learning option, learn how, when, and where you want to stay compliant in Iowa.


Courses:
  • Iowa Real Estate Law Update Course: This course will help you stay up-to-date on legislation that is relevant to Iowa real estate professionals. Highlights include revew of federal and state real estate laws, and recent changes.
  • Ethical Dilemmas for Iowa Real Estate Professionals: In this course, expect to gain useful insights on the ethics and communication in real estate. Highlights include differentiation between legal and ethical standards, and deeper insight into fair housing practices.
  • May the Code Be With You: This course covers the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics, ethical practices, and decision-making in real estate. This course may be approvable for REALTORS® interested in fulfilling NAR’s Code of Ethics requirement. To find out, check with your local REALTORS® association.
  • Handling Multiple Offers: Multiple offers often happen in a seller’s market when competition for residential property is greatest and there are more buyers than there are properties for sale. However, it can occur in any market and especially for properties within an affordable price range. In this course, prepare for how to handle the scenario, no matter the market condition.
  • Implicit Bias Awareness and Cultural Competency: This course explores implicit, unconscious biases and how, by understanding them, we can interact and communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Real Estate Safety: Protect Yourself and Your Clients: This course covers safety protocols that real estate professionals can employ in the field. You’ll explore tips for protecting yourself and your clients, identify safety tips for getting a client’s home ready to sell, and learn how to conduct safe showings.
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IA Salesperson with Elective Courses (24 Hrs)

179
Why it’s for you:
  • Courses in this package are designed to cover the 24 hours of electives for your 3-year cycle.
  • Take courses online at your own pace!
  • NAR EthicsThis course was designed to meet the NAR and ethics requirements in Iowa.
  • Accessible Narrated Audio with Adjustable Speeds
What’s included:
Mandatory Hours: 0 hrs
Elective Hours: 24 hrs

Total Hours: 24 hrs
Narrating Audio for Coursework:

Learn how you want – listen to all of your course materials with our narrating audio learning option. With this new learning option, learn how, when, and where you want to stay compliant in Iowa.


Courses:
  • May the Code Be With You: This course covers the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics, ethical practices, and decision-making in real estate. This course may be approvable for REALTORS® interested in fulfilling NAR’s Code of Ethics requirement. To find out, check with your local REALTORS® association.
  • Handling Multiple Offers: Multiple offers often happen in a seller’s market when competition for residential property is greatest and there are more buyers than there are properties for sale. However, it can occur in any market and especially for properties within an affordable price range. In this course, prepare for how to handle the scenario, no matter the market condition.
  • Implicit Bias Awareness and Cultural Competency: This course explores implicit, unconscious biases and how, by understanding them, we can interact and communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Real Estate Safety: Protect Yourself and Your Clients: This course covers safety protocols that real estate professionals can employ in the field. You’ll explore tips for protecting yourself and your clients, identify safety tips for getting a client’s home ready to sell, and learn how to conduct safe showings.
  • Finding Your Focus: Niche Marketing for Real Estate: Here you will explore real estate specialties suited for your interests, market and skill to transform your real estate business. Other course highlights include strategic development of your specialty, exploration of real estate niches and opportunities, and marketing considerations.
  • Going Green: Elements of an Eco-friendly Home: Nearly 40% of home buyers consider energy efficient features to be “very important.” This course will help you guide homebuyers in their search with insights on how to reduce their environmental footprint, costs of sustainable homes, and pros and cons of eco-friendly materials and homes.
  • Taking the Distress Out of Distressed Properties: Learn from industry experts who have worked closely with distressed property transactions. Though foreclosures and short sale properties aren’t as prevalent as they were following the housing bubble burst, there are still homeowners considering short sales as a way to avoid foreclosure. There are also lenders interested in reducing their inventory of foreclosed properties. In this course, learn how to expand your business while serving the needs of sellers, buyers, and lenders.
  • Educating Homebuyers: This course provides the tools, techniques, and insights needed to guide buyers through the homebuying process. Help buyers find homes in the current market, prepare finances, negotiate, and more.
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How to renew a Real Estate License in Iowa

Real estate agents need to renew their licenses at regular intervals as a requirement by the Iowa Real Estate Commission. The process of renewing your real estate license in Iowa is fairly simple and includes the following steps:

The first step towards your Iowa real estate license renewal is completing the required state-approved Iowa Continuing Education course.

Once you have completed your continuing education course and course exam, you need to go to the Iowa Real Estate Commission website and update your course completion numbers.

Lastly, you need to pay the renewal fees to complete the renewal process.

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Mandatory

Ethical Dilemmas for Iowa Real Estate Professionals

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Gain useful insights on the ethics and communication in real estate. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Learn how to differentiate between legal and ethical standards
  • Advance your knowledge of Fair Housing practices
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Online
Mandatory

Iowa Real Estate Law Update Course

8
Stay up-to-date on legislation that is relevant to Iowa real estate professionals. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Review several federal and state real estate laws 
  • Learn about recent changes made to real estate laws
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Online
Elective

A New Look at Contract Law

3
Gain valuable insights on the least understood – and most-used document in real estate: the contract. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Take a unique look at contracts including their history, evolution and definitions 
  • Learn how to create a valid contract and the proper format
  • Gain insights on contract types and Statute of Frauds 
  • Learn how to recognize a breach of contract
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Online
Elective

Charting Your Success: The Code of Ethics, Buyer Representation, and Your Value Proposition

3

ABRIDGED DESCRIPTION: 

Continuing education in ethics is a requirement for all real estate licensees and the NAR also requires its members to complete and approved ethics course every three years. The three-hour Charting Your Success: The Code of Ethics, Buyer Representation, and Your Value Proposition is designed to meet the continuing education in ethics curriculum requirements as well as the NAR Code of Ethics requirement. The chapters cover the purpose, structure, and applicability of the Code of Ethics with an in-depth look at Articles 1 and 3 against the backdrop of recent litigation aimed at the real estate industry’s cooperative compensation model. The course demonstrates how buyer representation and ethical practice are part of a licensee’s value proposition and provides perspective on how high ethical standards can be used when adapting to market changes. Case studies and examples help bring the content to life and help licensees apply ethics to their real estate practice.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • The purpose of the National Association of REALTORS®, and the overall structure of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
  • How the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice aligns with and yet differs from general business codes of conduct.
  • Aspirational concepts contained within the Preamble to the Code of Ethics.
  • The role of the professional standards enforcement process of NAR boards and association when an ethics complaint is lodged.
  • An overview of Articles applying to duties to clients, customers, the public, and REALTORS® and their Standards of Practice.
  • An in-depth look at Article 1, violations of Article 1, and its applicability to today’s real estate landscape.
  • An in-depth look at Article 3, cooperation, possible violations of Article 3, and its applicability to today’s real estate market.
  • A review of the ethics of buyer representation.
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Online
Elective

Cybersecurity: Protecting the Real Estate Transaction

3

Do you feel prepared for a cyber attack? This course will help you to identify scams and how cybercriminals gain access to organizations’ network systems with the intention of stealing data or holding files hostage. You will learn why real estate organizations are targeted, preventative measures to protect your data, and guidelines for establishing a cybersecurity policy manual.

Course Highlights

•    Learn about types of cybersecurity attacks
•    Understand why cybersecurity is necessary
•    Explore why real estate organizations are targeted for cyber crimes
•    Gain knowledge on how to prevent cyber attacks
•    Learn how to establish a cybersecurity policy
 

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Online
Elective

Educating Homebuyers

3
Do you feel confident teaching your clients about the homebuying process? This course provides you with tools, techniques, and ideas to educate buyers and guide them through the homebuying process, so they know exactly what to expect and what they need to do to successfully find and purchase the home they want.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Gain confidence teaching buyers about the buying process 
  • Learn to show buyers how to get their finances to purchase a home
  • Know how to help buyers systematically search for a home in in their current market 
  • Understand how to teach buyers how to negotiate like a pro 
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Online
Elective

Educating Sellers

2
Being a listing agent is a huge responsibility. Do you feel confident educating your sellers about the process? In this course, we will provide you with tools and information to help you educate sellers so that you can secure listings and smoothly guide your sellers to successful closings. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Educate your sellers during the listing presentation. 
  • Teach your clients of the importance of staging to sell.
  • Help sellers understand strategies when their home hasn’t sold.
  • Teach sellers how to evaluate and handle multiple offers.
  • Help sellers better navigate contract negotiations.
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Online
Elective

Ethics in the Age of Disruption

3
This course was created and designed to train and instruct REALTORS® on the practical application of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics and fulfills the REALTOR® Triennial Ethics Requirement.
Every three years, the National Association of REALTORS® requires members to complete a REALTOR® Code of Ethics course in order to remain in good standing with their local, state, and national associations.
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Online
Elective

Fair Housing Laws and Compliance

2

Fair and equitable treatment in housing and real estate transactions is a right by law. This course covers information to ensure licensees comply with the federal Fair Housing Act, including protected classes, exemptions, prohibited conduct, and enforcement. The course is approved for two hours of continuing education.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Learn why fair housing laws are necessary by learning about the history of housing discrimination and its lasting impact.
  • Review the laws that make housing discrimination illegal, and the actions prohibited and required by these laws in the business of real estate.
  • Recognize the personal characteristics that federal law protects from discrimination in housing, and state and local government protections that may exceed federal protections.
  • Gain an understanding of what steering is and strategies to avoid it.
  • Recognize the danger in making assumptions based on stereotypes, and the importance of allowing consumers to choose which communities/neighborhoods they want to live in.
  • Describe what reasonable accommodations and modifications for people with disabilities may be required by fair housing laws.
  • Apply best practices in fair housing marketing and advertising.
  • Use interventions to aid in the interruption of implicit biases so that consumers are treated with equal concern, respect, and fairness.
  • Discover fair housing resources to assistance your clients.
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Online
Elective

Fair Housing

4
Gain a working knowledge of the history and key points of both federal and state-specific fair housing laws. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Discuss fair housing law developments through the years
  • Examine advertising policies and exemptions through case studies
  • Pocket useful tips on how to stay clear of discriminatory practices in sales, rentals, and financing of real estate
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Online
Elective

Finding Your Focus: Niche Marketing for Real Estate

3
Transform your real estate business by exploring and identifying a real estate specialty suited for your interests, market, and skills. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Uncover processes for thinking strategically about developing a real estate specialty 
  • Explore different real estate niches and their potential opportunities 
  • Identify strategies for marketing your niche
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Online
Elective

Going Green: Elements of an Eco-friendly Home

3
Nearly 40% of home buyers consider energy efficient features to be “very important.” This course will help you grow your knowledge of the ins and outs of eco-friendly living. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Learn how homebuyers can reduce their environmental footprint 
  • Examine the costs of sustainable materials 
  • Explore pros and cons to eco-friendly materials and homes
39
Online
Elective

Handling Multiple Offers

2
Multiple offers often happen in a seller’s market when competition for residential property is greatest and there are more buyers than there are properties for sale. However, it can occur in any market and especially for properties within an affordable price range.
29
Online
Elective

Implicit Bias Awareness and Cultural Competency

4
This course describes implicit (unconscious) biases, how they are created, and how by understanding them we can interact and communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures. No matter if you are new to the business or are a veteran real estate agent, your success depends on your ability to work with other people. And now those people are multifaceted, multiracial, and multicultural.
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Elective

May the Code Be With You

3
This continuing education course addresses the specifics of the National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics and ethical practices and decision-making for real estate professionals. Additionally, this course may potentially be approvable for REALTORS® who wish to fulfill Code of Ethics requirement from the National Association of REALTORS®. Check with your local REALTORS® association.
39
Online
Elective

Property Condition Discovery and Disclosure Compliance

3

This course covers information to aid real estate licensees in better understanding how to comply with the laws the govern real estate property condition disclosure. This course covers the obligations of sellers, buyers, and agents in the discovery and disclosure of residential property conditions. Focus is given to requirements for making environmental hazard disclosures and handling stigmatized property disclosure exceptions.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

•    Recall material facts and defects that require seller disclosure is most states.
•    Describe the obligations of sellers and seller agents in providing property condition disclosures to potential buyers.
•    Describe the obligations of buyer agents in ensuring clients understand the seller’s disclosure process and important steps in buyer due diligence.
•    Learn about the health risks and disclosure requirements for potential internal and external environmental hazards.
•    Review how to handle inquires and disclosure exceptions related to stigmatized property, HIV/AIDs exposure, and sex offenders.
•    Read case information to learn how courts have ruled in different states and under different circumstance in handling complaints related to the property disclosure obligations and liabilities of individuals involved in a real estate sales transaction.
 

39
Online
Elective

Real Estate Investing: Beyond the Basics

4
Take your real estate business to the level by expanding your knowledge of real estate investing. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Narration
  • Learn how to use an investment property worksheet to analyze a property 
  • Explore how to determine a property’s investment value quickly and effectively 
  • Uncover the ins and outs of the passive loss rules 
  • Examine how to maximize the tax-savings benefits of depreciation through a bifurcation strategy
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Online
Elective

Real Estate Safety: Protect Yourself and Your Clients

3
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Learn safety protocols real estate professionals can employ in the field. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS: 
  • Explore tips for protecting yourself and your clients
  • Identify safety tips for getting a client’s home ready to sell
  • Learn how to conduct safe showings
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Elective

Service, Support and Companion Animals

2

Real estate licensees should have some familiarity with the laws that prohibit discrimination against persons who have a disability and their animals. This course covers how to comply with the anti-discriminatory provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act that protect persons with disabilities and their animals. 

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Online
Elective

Serving Generational Clients

3

Real estate professionals need to stay aware of demographic shifts that impact consumers’ home buying and selling. This course focuses on the demographics and home buying and selling trends for six generation groups: Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, and Generations X, Y, Z, and A. Based on four important generation home buying trends, specific focus is given to environmentally-friendly home features, multi-generational home solutions, planned unit developments, and first-time home buyer preparedness. 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Learn the birth dates that define each generation group and gain an understanding of the major life experiences that shaped the attitudes and behaviors of group members.
  • Discover current home buying and selling trends for each generation group.
  • Review detailed information about features that make a home energy-efficient and resources for helping your buyer-clients assess if a home satisfies their environmentally-friendly needs.  
  • Learn why and how accessory dwelling units may be a solution for clients seeking multi-generational home solutions.
  • Be better prepared to guide first-time Gen Xer and Millennial home buyers through the complex home purchase process with a focus on preparedness for mortgage loan approval. 
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Online
Elective

Taking the Distress Out of Distressed Properties

3
You’ll learn from experts who have prospered in their real estate careers by working with distressed property transactions. Foreclosed and short sale properties were very prevalent after the housing bubble burst, but their numbers are much lower today. Still, there are homeowners who want to consider short sales as a way to avoid foreclosure, and there are lenders that want to reduce their inventory of foreclosed properties. This real estate market is one way to expand your business while serving the needs of sellers, buyers, and lenders.
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Online
Elective

Workforce Housing: Solutions for Homes and Financing

4

The purpose of this course is to provide real estate licensees a foundational understanding of workforce housing. This course first defines workforce housing and its purpose. Licensees learn about creative workforce housing projects initiated and funded by employers and other stakeholders. Focus is given to financing options available to low- and middle-income homebuyers.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Gain an understanding of how workforce housing is defined and how it can improve current worker shortage and affordable housing challenges.
  • Learn about creative and diverse methods that have been used by employers to provide affordable housing options that attract and retain workers.
  • Discover why and how real estate developers, nonprofits, and other key stakeholders have worked together to offer affordable housing solutions in areas where home prices are out of reach for middle-income workers.
  • Gain an understanding of different types of mortgage loan programs that are structured to provide affordable home financing options to homebuyers who have low or moderate income, including how buyers qualify for a loan and key loan features and benefits. 
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CNE: Certified Negotiation Expert

12
06/25/2024 10:00AM
06/26/2024 5:00PM EDT
Mike Everett

The Certified Negotiation Expert course is part of our series of negotiation courses from the Real Estate Negotiation Institute (RENI), where we transform real estate agents into highly successful negotiators. Our mission is to make YOU the expert. We achieve this through a unique, structured, and disciplined planning methodology with practical applications to all phases of the real estate transaction. Upon completion, you will earn the CNE Designation and receive the logo with a marketing pack to easily share with prospective clients and colleagues.

 

Why this course is for you:

For Real Estate Agents who want to be expert negotiators. The premier foundational real estate negotiation training program transforms you into an expert negotiator. Master proven negotiation tactics that you can apply to all phases of the real estate transaction lifecycle, from Client Acquisition to Listing and Offer to Purchase Contract to Close.

 

Do you struggle with:

Generating and converting leads?

Effectively managing client expectations?

Negotiating better outcomes for clients?

Achieving successful closings?

Getting client testimonials and referrals?

Building client confidence?

 

In today’s market, you need:

A superior competitive advantage

Increased self-confidence

Sizeable business growth

Proven approaches and systems

 

In this course, you’ll learn:

How to handle different negotiation styles

How to build trust – your Secret Weapon

Proven persuasion approaches for greater success

Dozens of Lead Generation & Conversion approaches

How to persuade potential home buyers/sellers to contact you vs other agents.

Influencing with logic and emotions

How to create a superior value proposition 

300
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Non-Credit

CHBS: Certified Home Buyer Specialist

6
07/10/2024 10:00AM
5:00PM EDT
Mike Everett

The Certified Home Buyer Specialist course is part of our series of negotiation courses from the Real Estate Negotiation Institute (RENI), where we transform real estate agents into highly successful negotiators. Our mission is to make YOU the expert. We achieve this through a unique, structured, and disciplined planning methodology with practical applications to all phases of the real estate transaction. Upon completion, you will earn the CHBS Designation and receive the logo with a marketing pack to easily share with prospective clients and colleagues.

 

Why this is for you:

For Real Estate Agents who want the tools to win buyers in the new world. Take control of your career and learn how to define and convey your unique strengths as a Buyer’s Agent, ensuring you stand out in the market and become the preferred choice for buyers.

 

In this course, you’ll learn how to:

Create an unbeatable value proposition for your buyer prospects.

Prepare for the new era of buyer representation with tactics you can immediately incorporate into your presentation and process.

Effectively communicate your value with unique marketing materials.

Maximize buyer results through your superior value.

Use your Unbeatable Value Proposition as the foundation in your compensation discussions with your buyers

 

You will receive:

6 hours of professional training with RENI Certified Expert Instructors.

70-page student workbook.

Structured exercises to help create your Unbeatable Value Proposition.

15 additional forms, summaries, and worksheets to use in your business.

The Certified Home Buyer Specialist (CHBS) designation.

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I found the Ethics Course was very interesting and thorough. The examples were helpful.

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Iowa

FAQs

Why is real estate continuing education needed in Iowa?

Continuing Education or CE courses are required for retaining and renewing your real estate license. Colibri offers a range of accredited real estate CE courses and classes for your real estate license renewal in Iowa.

How many hours of continuing education are required for Iowa real estate license?

Below are the credit hour requirements to renew your real estate license in Iowa:
– Salesperson: 36 hours
– Broker: 36 hours

How do I renew my real estate license in Iowa?

Your Iowa Real Estate license must be renewed online through the Iowa Real Estate Commission after completing your Iowa state-approved CE courses.

How much does it cost to renew your real estate license in Iowa?

License renewal cost for Iowa Salesperson license renewal:
– Course Fee: $179
– License Renewal Fee: $125
– Late Fee: $25 per month, up to a maximum of $900

License renewal cost for Iowa Broker license renewal:
– Course Fee: $179
– License Renewal Fee: $170
– Late Fee: $25 per month, up to a maximum of $900

How often do you have to renew your real estate license in Iowa?

Here’s how often you need to renew your real estate license in Iowa:
– Salesperson: Every 36 months
– Broker: Every 36 months

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