IAR Office Closure and Coronavirus Guide for Realtors

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Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Iowa Association of REALTORS® is closing the office to follow the CDC and Iowa Department of Health's recommendations on limiting events and meetings that require close contact. IAR Office will be closing Tuesday, March 17 at 4:30pm.  IAR staff will work remotely to provide services during this time. IAR will remain closed through March 29.  IAR staff will continue to monitor the changes in this challenging time and will make a decision the week of March 23 regarding the re-opening of the office.  These changes impact the local services provided to the Des Moines Area of Association of REALTORS (DMAAR) members. DMAAR members please read this important article.  

Please scroll below to read Coronavirus Guide for Realtors. 

Operational Changes to the Legal Hotline

The IAR Legal Hotline will continue to operate during its COVID-19 precautions being currently taken. However, all inquiries must be asked and will only be answered through email. Please email any legal hotline questions to These inquiries will continue to be monitored and responded to during the scheduled hotline hours by email only. Please do not leave a voicemail as it will not be monitored and no voicemails will be returned. 



Classroom Courses  

All classroom courses previously scheduled through April 12 have been postponed.  Our Education staff are looking at ways to offer live streaming classes remotely. More information will be shared at a later time.  

REsmarts  - Online Courses

 IAR offers a variety of online courses through REsmarts from 1 hour CE elective courses to mandatory courses like Law and Ethics. Click here to learn more.  Look for more classes to be added this Spring/Summer. 

If you have any questions regarding education classes, please contact IAR staff at 

Other Questions

For other questions regarding IAR and its services, please email or connect with the staff member listed here by department.

Guide for REALTORS and Brokers

The National Association of REALTORS published a valuable guide for Brokers and Realtors to help all of us during this challenging time. 

Topics discussed:

  • Preventative Measures
  • Unique Issues in the Real Estate Industry
  • Dos and Don'ts and how it relates to Fair Housing
  • Precautions for Brokers and offices

Please take a few minutes to review this Guide carefully

Further Resources:

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Iowa Department of Public Health's Coronavirus (COVID-19) home page:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Coronavirus (COVID-19) home page:

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Iowa Association of REALTORS

This article was written as a collaboration of IAR Staff members or invited subject matter experts.