IAR State Convention


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September 11-14 in Ames, IA

The 2018 IAR Annual Convention will take place in Ames, Iowa this year! 

 Attend classes and events at the Scheman Center on ISU campus and book your room at the Gateway Hotel.

It's Show TIme!

Education is key to growing your business. We will be offering more than 20 hours of CE for you to take advantage of this September! Keynote speaker and Instructor, Bobbi Howe will be joining us from St. Joseph Missouri. Also instructing will be Carrie Little and Holly Mabery. Stay tuned for additional instructors and topics.

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 For additional information or to register, email Heather: heatherf@iowarealtors.com

REALTOR Foundation of Iowa Joan Ballantyne Charity Auction

We are hoping to put 15-20 items in the online auction opening mid-August and up to 30 items in the live auction on September 12th at the Scheman Building during the Convention. A silent auction will be held at Convention as well for smaller items.

Donate an Item

Hotel Information and Shuttle information

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center  (Headquarter Hotel)

Reserve your room today. Room rate is $116.  The hotel will fill up quickly.  

1-800-FOR-AMES  (800-367-2637) and ask for the Iowa Association of REALTORS® Convention room block. 

 Check in is at 4:00 pm and check out is at noon.

Gateway Hotel Amenities include:

  • FREE parking
  • FREE WiFi throughout
  • Large indoor swimming pool, Hot tub and sauna
  • Fitness Room 
  • 20 acres of park grounds with walking trails

The IowaStater is a full service restaurant with a hot breakfast buffet starting at 6:30am and the restaurant/bar open for lunch, dinner and late.  For groups of 8 or more we encourage calling ahead so staff can get a table ready for you.  The direct line is 515-268-2238 and the IowaStater website: http://theiowastaterrestaurant.com/

Radisson Hotel

The Radisson Hotel is next door - within a short walk - to the Gateway Hotel

There is a room block at this hotel with a nightly rate $116 while rooms remain available. Please call (515) 268-8808 and mention Iowa Association of REALTORS® to ensure you receive this rate. 

Enjoy dinner at the on-site restaurant and bar, Bistro 1864. 
Amenities include:

  • Fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Business center
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites 

There is a room block at this hotel with a nightly rate $116 while rooms remain available. Please call (515) 296-2500 and mention Iowa Association of REALTORS® to ensure you receive this rate. 

The Best Western Plus Amenities include:

  • Fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Business center
  • Free parking
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Pet Friendly

Shuttle Service

There will be a shuttle service loop from the Gateway Hotel and Radisson Hotel to the Scheman on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning. The shuttle service schedule will be posted in September. 

Promotional Materials 

11x17 Flyer

Talking Points

8.5x11 Flyer 

Central Iowa Board of Realtors Foundation 18-hole golf tournament

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 the Central Iowa Board of REALTORS Foundation will hold a golf tournament at Coldwater Golf Links.

10:00 Registration Begins

10:45 Welcome

11:00 Shotgun Start

A box lunch will be provided by The Cafe. Cost is $100/person (discounted to $90 if registered by August 20).

Make Checks payable to: CIBR Foundation 

Send form and entry fee to: CIBR Foundation 2515 University BLVD #108, Ames, IA 50010 or email kris@centraliowamls.com for electronic payment.

Questions? Call 515-296-4680