Members Information

IaREIA Membership Plans
Joining, or renewing is easy.  First, make sure you are logged in (whether a dues paying member, or a guest you must login first).  
Regular Membership Plans: One IaREIA membership allows attending either the Iowa Landlord Association or REI subgroup meetings, or both!   These two groups have different meetings, and a different focus, though both focus on residential, investment real estate.
Membership provides significant benefits and privileges (e.g. access to the Members-Only section of our website -- for forms, members only benefits (tenant screening services, discount cards, loyalty rewards, etc.) with only two obligations: 
1) Members agree to abide by our Code of Ethics
2) Members agree to be bound by our "Agreement for Use of Association Forms" when using our forms. Your membership in IaREIA & Iowa Landlord Association entitles you to membership in National REIA.  Visit to join.  Use Chapter Code <IaREIA> as you register.  
Members with rentals incur a:
  • $1.00, $.75, $.50, or $.35/unit surcharge

for each unit owned or under management. These unit surcharges help offset the overall cost of grass roots lobbying and the expensive infrastructure to support the most massive effort of this nature anyone has ever undertaken in the State of Iowa to advance the cause of the Residential Rental Property Industry.  No one has ever put together such an extensive database of industry stakeholders, nor is any other association likely to take on such an endeavor.  The cost and direct labor involved is nearly mind numbing, and that's the reason we know there is no one even close to providing the level of power to our industry that we do. 

Our collective power is, unfortunately, dependent on constituent's responding to our "Calls to Action" and our members commitment to renewing membership.  New members provide the energy of an association yet renewing members provide the lifeblood for our future success.

PLEASE NOTE: Effective May 20, 2019, there are NO REFUNDS for new memberships.  Your only recourse: 1) Do not join in the first place, or 2) Do not renew at the end of your subscription period.  Why?  Because once you become a member, you immediately have access to a plethora of members-only content, particularly our Iowa specific forms, which are readily accessible here at this website.  Joining IaREIA-ILA is like joining a specialty, online forms supplier and finding one form which may provide value well beyond the cost of an entire year of dues.  

NOW THEREFORE, all membership purchases are final!          

For all membership types, additional members beyond the base may be added for $60/year (e.g. for an owner/vendor who wishes to allow onsite property managers and office or maintenance staff to attend meetings).   

IaREIA-Silver (0-24 units) Annual - $195 Initial ($120 Renewal) - Designed for more entry level members, and includes maintenance of two (2) member accounts (spouse, significant other, business associate).   

IaREIA-Gold (25-99 units) Annual - $255 Initial ($180 Renewal) - Designed for more advanced members, and includes maintenance of three (3) member accounts (spouse, significant other, business associate).   

IaREIA-Platinum (100+ units) Annual - $315 Initial ($240 Renewal) - Designed for advanced, multi-family owners and property managers, and includes maintenance of four (4) member accounts   (spouse, significant other, business associate, community managers or maintenance personnel).  

IaREIA-Titanium (360+ units) Annual - $375 Initial ($300 Renewal) - Designed for advanced, multi-family owners and property managers, and includes maintenance of five (5) member accounts   (spouse, significant other, business associate, community managers or maintenance personnel).  

Add'l Member (or Named Complex) - $60

Online Only-At-Large Membership - $99 Initial ($69 Renewal) - Annual subscription - Designed for maintenance of one "At-Large" membership for up to two (2) members who reside at least 60 miles from an active district meeting of IaREIA.  
Vendor Partner Membership Plans:
Vendor Partner - Small Biz <= 6 Employees - $225 Initial ($150 Renewal) Includes maintenance of membership records for two (2) members.  
Vendor Partner - Large Biz 6+ Employees - $300 Initial ($225 Renewal)
Includes maintenance for up to three (3) member accounts. 

For most meetings where there is a charge, active members may attend at a significant discount, often without charge.  

Effective Sept 1, 2015, Guest Fees subsequent to the first meeting have a standard charge of $30 at the door.

NOTE: For those with rentals, at your first registration, the Unit Surcharge may be invoiced separately, should you register online without accomplishing the following:   Please add, by clicking on "Products, Tickets, & Services" menu option on the left sidebar, then choosing "Unit Surcharge" from the available items.  Adjust the Unit Count, press the recalculate button, then complete your payment.    This actual surcharge fee is commensurate with your membership level, effective Feb 1, 2016 ($1.00, $.75, or $.50 per unit).   Funds received above $.25 per unit are being allocated to a Building Foundation Fund.   

 Membership TypePriceRecurringRecurring PricePer Unit Surcharge
SelectIaREIA-Silver 0-24u Annual$195.00Annually$120.00$1.00
SelectIaREIA-Gold 25-99u Annual$255.00Annually$180.00$0.75
SelectIaREIA-Platinum 100+u Annual$315.00Annually$240.00$0.50
SelectIaREIA-Titanium 360+Units Annual$375.00Annually$300.00$0.35
SelectIaREIA-Silver (Annl w/Qrtly Pymt)$65.00Quarterly$50.00$1.00
SelectIaREIA-Gold (Annl w/Qrtly Pymt)$75.00Quarterly$60.00$0.75
SelectOnline "At-Large Silver Annual Membership"$99.00Annually$69.00$1.00
SelectOnline "At-Large Gold Annl Membership"$99.00Annually$69.00$0.75
SelectOnline "At-Large Platinum Annl Membership"$99.00Annually$69.00$0.50
SelectIaREIA-VP <6 Employees Annual$225.00Annually$150.00$1.00
SelectIaREIA-VP 6+ Employees Annual$300.00Annually$225.00$0.75
SelectIaREIA-VP <4 Emps-(Annl w/Qtrly Pymt)$60.00Quarterly$60.00$0.25
SelectIaREIA-VP "Online At Large" Out-of-State-Annual$150.00Annually$100.00 
SelectAdditional Member$60.00Annually$60.00 

Membership has its Benefits!


Real Estate Investors Uniting for Success


  • WHO WE ARE: After 35 years as the Iowa Landlord Association (ILA), and 9 years as Two Rivers REIA of Central Iowa (TRREIA), we are merging these two organizations under one umbrella organization – IaREIA.   We have focused on three primary benefits Education, Legislation, and Member Benefits (ELM) for several years now, and there is enough overlap in the focus of both groups, that merging was logical.  Both organizations now form a Chapter of the National REIA (NaREIA).  We are proud of our Charter Chapter status, and the national awards we have won --  in 2014  for "Legislative Affairs" and two awards in 2015, for "Legislative Affairs" and "Education".  We are committed to offering best-in-class services in Iowa. 
  • ABOUT ELM:  We proactively implement technology to enhance member benefits -- now, at an unprecedented level. This path is not without its speed bumps, but to be best-in-class in Iowa with forms, training, access to timely information of direct value to members, accounting system and property management training, ready access to other members for networking, listings of investment property for sale, and access to top notch Vendor Partners, we felt it necessary to get caught up with the top performers in the nation!    ELM is simply the acronym which best describes our primary focus.    
  • OUR NATIONAL AFFILIATIONS:  National REIA, with 45+ Chapters across the US, supporting nearly 40,000 members and nearly 200 affiliate groups, provides outstanding leadership in education and networking opportunities for our leadership.  They provide a framework and coaching to help us elevate our approach to education (PHP and IaCHP), association leadership training (Mid-Year Leadership conferences), Federal level lobbying, and services which simply would not be available were we not a member.  In addition, we are continually enhancing our relationships with our Tier-1 “National Account” Vendor Partners and local Vendor Partners — to increase the tangible ROI of your membership investment.
  • WHO WE SERVE: We serve Rental Property Owners and Property Managers of residential rental property across Iowa, from the Missouri to the Mississippi River, and from Kansas to Minnesota – through the Iowa Landlord Association subgroup.   We also serve real estate entrepreneurs in the same region, through Two Rivers REIA.   In those areas where we do not currently offer district meetings, we offer an internet only membership which provides access to the "Members-Only" portions of our web resources, including access to association forms.  
  • OUR MEMBERS and MEMBERSHIPS:  Our members include active stakeholders in the industry, primarily owners and property managers, as well as Vendor Partners who serve those industries.  We no longer (as of Aug 1, 2015) offer separate memberships to ILA or TRREIA -- when you join IaREIA, you automatically have access to meetings of both subgroups (except "At Large, Online Only").  Our “At Large” membership is for those who live more than 60 miles from a local, district meeting.  You’ll find more details under membership type.
  • SCOPE OF SERVICE:  Our association is extending our outreach across Iowa primarily to enhance our effectiveness at the State General Assembly level.   We have a 50-Senate District and 100-House District strategy to accomplish our objectives, so we serve members across the entire state.    Because many rental property owners are looking for new and creative ways to expand their real estate investment portfolio (best accomplished by attending subgroup meetings of ILA) and to create income generating opportunities (best accomplished by attending subgroup meetings of TRREIA), we have merged the two membership types.  Now, both groups benefit from our lobbying efforts to create fair and balanced legislation at the State Level.  We serve members from “River to River”.    No other organization in the state offers this mix of opportunity for networking and professional, industry specific education.   
  • STATEWIDE PAC: Through the Iowa Rental Property Owners Political Action Committee (IARPO-PAC) and our lobbying activities, we assist in the creation and modification of State Laws for a fair and balanced approach to benefit our members.  We share this PAC operations and funds allocation with other groups in the state.  We are very committed to ensuring funds are distributed in a non-partisan manner.   What we hope for, and often enjoy, is a seat at the table when legislative issues effecting investment property owners and managers are being consider.   We want our Legislators to spend more time legislating and less time fundraising!  The designation of funds distribution is shared with Landlords of Iowa.   
  • APPLICANT SCREENING SERVICES:   One of our Tier-1 Vendor Partners is Contemporary Information Corporation (CIC), for whom we have been a marketing affiliate for over five(5) years.   We hear these services rate as best in the nation from our members, barring none, for timely response and accuracy.   When you add in our support, willingness to be an "online requester" for small operations, and that we waive the $75 setup fee for our members, this service is mission critical for many. CIC creates "raving fans" of our members.  IaREIA-ILA is proud to be the exclusive representative for CIC in Iowa, and no account is too far away for us to setup.  In fact, Apply Connect is available to landlords all over the nation!   And landlord or property manager, in the country! -- can get started here, today!!! 
  • LOCAL LOBBYING THROUGH DISTRICT GROUPS: Through “District Sub-Groups”, that can operate like a franchise, we help local leaders to be freed up to focus on their local issues.   Instead of being burdened with administrative headaches, which will accrue to any organization over time, we enable our District leaders to focus on what really matters — helping their groups deal with local ordinances and education for members to achieve more success.   We feel this is a more effective business model, reducing tensions between “competing” chapters.  We strive to create a “we’re all in this together” attitude.
  • ASSISTANCE TO OUR DISTRICTS:  The daily grind for administrative responsibilities can be overwhelming.   We serve to assist, not to control.  Though there are many administrative functions which are handled better with centralized responsibility, accountability, and authority, we come to our district meetings with the commitment to “assist” local leadership, not to take over.   We couldn’t be nearly as effective without local leadership!
  • MEMBERS ONLY & ONLINE DOCUMENTS: As an active member, you will have access to numerous forms and association trademarked assets which aid members in running a rental property business.  Premium forms and products are available, providing “best in class” resources to run your business at an even higher level.  Our forms are now “online” through Tenant Technologies.   For more information, contact the office.
  • EDUCATION and CERTIFICATIONS: We provide for our members the nationally recognized “Professional Housing Provider” (PHP) certification (a NaREIA-sponsored program) of 60-hours and the “Iowa Certified Housing Professional” certification (IaCHP - 36-hours of classroom training), designed for owners and managers of Iowa residential property.   We capture hours for members they may be viewed at any time, in your profile record.   
  • AFFILIATE MEMBERS:  Our Master Vendor Partners, Vendor Partners and Vendor Affiliates offer products and services of direct benefit for members.  We screen our vendor partners to ensure that professional services and high quality products are being provided to our members, yielding a “Speed of Trust” dividend for those who do business with our Vendor Partners.  We keep striving for "best in class" vendor partners, which we know can be very helpful to our members.

Should you have further questions, please contact our office.  You will want to have the most current information to start your ROI for investing in membership in IaREIA, today!  The Iowa Real Estate Investors Association.  We are "Real Estate Investors Uniting for Success".   


Succeeding in business is about smart relationships. That’s why we created National REIA’s Office Depot/OfficeMax program.  Participating in this program provides you with great savings, award winning service, and the ability to shop the way you like (online, by phone, or in-store).  As a member, you receive discounts of up to 45% off retail everyday prices, FREE next-day delivery when you spend a minimum of $50 and exclusive Copy & Print pricing
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Our National REIA Sponsors:

 Log into Your Account to See Special Discounts for Several of the National REIA Sponsors.
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Home Depot Pro

Volume Pricing and the Pro Bid Room:
The National Real Estate Investors Association teamed up with The Home Depot to offer all of its members a Material Purchase Rebate Incentive Program (see below for more details). This program is available to all members and offers unbeatable Volume Pricing. This amazing benefit is designed to offer real estate investors and contractors the lowest price possible on job lot quantities. In most cases, a minimum order threshold of only $1,500 is required. * Currently, the average savings through Volume Pricing exceeds 10% nationwide. (depending on products & quantity, visit your local Pro Desk for more details!)

Simple quotes can be returned within seconds and Contractor Services associates can help you compile and submit your bids. Home Depot now also provides National REIA members commercial credit/financing services, direct to job site delivery and "will-call" pickup options! Whatever you're looking for - lumber, building supplies, plumbing, electrical or hardware items your order of $1,500 or more may be eligible for volume pricing.*

Go to National REIA Home Depot Pro Website
In addition, to volume pricing through the Pro Bid Room, the partnership between the Home Depot and National REIA offer the following four programs:

Home Depot Paint and Appliance Programs: Home Depot has put together an amazing Paint and Appliance Program for the Members of National REIA!


Here are some of the insurance program highlights designed exclusively for National REIA Members: Property Program Highlights:

  • Simplistic Underwriting
  • No Photos or Inspections required
  • Packaged Coverage for Property & General Liability
  • For Vacant or Occupied Dwellings
  • Fully Pro-Rated Insurance
  • Availability in All States

Renters Program Highlights:

  • Dual Coverage for Renters Contents & Liability
  • Pays the Renter for Direct Physical Damage to Personal Property

Landlord Supplemental Protection (LSP) Program Highlights:

  • Reduces the Need for Collections
  • Protects Cash Flow Due to Uninsured Losses

Equity Trust

Exclusively for National REIA Members – Free Self-Directed IRA for one year! Open a new Equity Trust account and pay only a $99 annual account maintenance fee for one full year.

Your $99 Self-Directed IRA Account for 1-Full Year account includes:
  • Complimentary National REIA Gold Level Service for 1-Full Year
  • Free Download of Building Retirement Wealth Through Alternative Investments (Book)
  • 2 Free Expedited Processing Certificates ($150 value)
  • 2 Free Wire Transfer Certificates ($60 value)
  • 2 Free Wealth Building Workshop Ticket ($144 value)

Open your Self-Directed IRA with Equity Trust Company and use your retirement money to fund investments in real estate, notes, tax liens, and more.

Equity Trust Company, a leader in Self-Directed IRAs, provides you with the opportunity to take control of your financial future with tax-advantaged accounts. As a National REIA member you will have access to dedicated investment liaisons, an online account management system, and education resources complete with an online investor community.

Equity Trust is a passive custodian and does not provide tax, legal or investment advice. Any information communicated by Equity Trust is for educational purposes only, and should not be construed as tax, legal or investment advice. Whenever making an investment decision, please consult with your tax attorney or financial professional.


With special discounts and the highest levels of service there's never been a better reason to rent with Avis! And low rates are just the beginning... they go the extra mile for you with special offers and personalized, attentive service that will put a smile on your face, too. Rates and Reservations are available online 24-7! On you can request a rate, create, modify, review or cancel a reservation. Our National REIA Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) is included, and will automatically shop for the lowest rate available. When completed, you'll get instant confirmation of your reservation online and via e-mail.


Looking to save money on car rentals? Then Budget's got a deal for you. Reserve your rental car online and your Budget Customer Discount (BCD) will automatically shop for the best available rate. Complete your rental car reservation and receive instant online and email confirmation of your travel plans! Also, take advantage of great Member Specials - Whether you're renting at the airport or in your neighborhood, Budget always offers great coupons on top of your member discount. Use one of your next getaway or business trip!


CallFire offers one of the world’s most trusted communications platforms for voice and text messaging. Use CallFire to compose and send SMS text and voice broadcasts in minutes. Reach all of your customers instantly to communicate information, offer promotions to keep them engaged, and generate new leads – all while saving valuable time and money. With your National REIA membership, you will receive specially negotiated rates of 3 cents per Voice Broadcast, 2.5 cents for Text Messages.

Constant Contact

One tool, for all your marketing. That’s the Constant Contact Toolkit. Our customers get real results through marketing campaigns like email newsletters, surveys, events, Facebook promotions, online listings, and more. But it’s not just about the product: award-winning support and free marketing resources are there to make the path to success smoother.

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FedEx Powered by Partner Ship

The National REIA Shipping Program, managed by PartnerShip®, provides members with the following benefits:

  • Highly discounted Small Package shipping services with select services from FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, and FedEx Home Delivery®
  • Affordable LTL Freight shipping options with reputable national and regional carriers
  • Cost-effective Tradeshow shipping solutions, with guaranteed on-time delivery connects smart real estate investors with the best discounted — and off-market — distressed property deals located throughout the United States.

NREIA members receive 25% off our monthly subscription fee, securing exclusive behind-the-scenes access to our nationwide database of profit-rich foreclosure, preforeclosure, bankruptcy, short sale and wholesale investment opportunities.

Local Market Monitor
National REIA members receive 25% off all purchases of Personal Investor Market Reports.

Local Market Monitor provides decision tools for residential real estate investors with straightforward logic and real time information for opportunity analysis.

Member Access Details:
  • SPC Account # xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Office Depot - OfficeMax
Achieve BIG Savings on Printing & Office Supplies

Office Depot / Office Max offers tremendous savings, award winning customer service, and the ability to shop the way you like (online, by phone, or in-store) with up to 55% off retail office supply, cleaning & breakroom items; 10% off average savings on technology solutions; 10% off an expansive in-store assortment of 6,000+ items; Up to 20% off printer ink & toner; special pricing on finishing, printing and copies; and free next day delivery on order over $50.

Program Benefits:
  • Up to 55% off retail on office supply, cleaning & breakroom items
  • 10% off average savings on technology solutions
  • 10% off an expansive in-store assortment of 6,000+ items (pretty much the entire store!!!)
  • Free next day delivery on order over $50.00
  • Up to 20% off printer ink & toner
  • Dedicated Account Manager
Special Pricing on Copy & Print:
  • $0.027 Black & White copies
  • $0.29 Color copies
  • 40% off Finishing Services - including laminating, binding, [a[er upgrades, etc.

National REIAU

With National REIAU, we have made learning from some of the best fast, easy and inexpensive. National REIAU delivers great low-cost, high-quality investor training on exactly the subject you want, exactly when you want it.

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Uniting Investors

Uniting Investors is National REIA's online platform for members to talk to each other and network with others.

Benefits of Joining

  • Knowledge and Expertise - Chat with your fellow National REIA members, discussing blog articles, and using polls and surveys.
  • Networking - Access to a member directory of other Uniting Investors, accessing focus groups, and events organized by these groups.
  • Resources and Tools - Use the Resource Library to access the other National REIA's benefits providers, as well as learning more about House Canary.

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*** Membership in IaREIA includes membership in National REIA.