Why Skogman Realty?

Skogman Realty is a family-owned real estate company serving the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City areas. We are the market leader, continually striving to improve and exceed our clients’ expectations. Our team is comprised of the most successful and well-networked professionals in the industry. We maximize their potential by providing stellar education and an inspiring culture of success. Interested in learning more? Contact Denise Miller at (319) 631-2603 or denisemiller@skogman.com.

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Experience

We are the largest company in the Corridor and consistently rank in the 300 companies in the United States by Real Trends. We are a family of services with a home building, insurance and escrow company and partners in mortgage lending and home warranty.

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Mobile Technology

At Skogman, we believe today’s agent is mobile. We equip you with everything you need to do your business while on the go! With our industry leading, cloud based CRM and transaction manager application our agents are can work smarter and sell more homes.

Education & Training

We offer some of the most comprehensive training in the industry. Our EdgeUcation Center offers all of the educational programs that help to develop your career as a real estate agent. From pre-licensing classes to continuing education, it’s all housed at the EdgeUcation center at no cost to the agent!

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A Ninja Company

In 2015, Skogman Realty has embraced Ninja Selling as a sales system and as a mindset. The system is based on the philosophy of building relationships with people in your sphere and helping them achieve their goals of purchasing a home. It is less about selling and more about helping people find the home of their dreams.

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Marketing

We understand that real estate is not just selling a brand, it is partnering with, and promoting its agents. At Skogman, we offer a full-time marketing coordinator to help build your brand and market yourself and your properties. We also offer a wide array of tools that help our agents to be prepared, organized and professional when meeting with their clients.

Market Leader

Skogman Realty is the market leader in the Corridor with offices in both Cedar Rapids and Iowa City areas. In Cedar Rapids, we are larger than the next two companies combined. In Iowa City, we are among the top 3 companies. Combine the two areas and we do more real estate in the Corridor than any other company.

Career Simulator

Skogman Realty Personality Profile

Skogman Realty offers a free personality test that is a quick way to determine your personality type, (takes approximately 8 minutes.) It’s interesting, fun and unique. Immediate feedback reports are available also.

The Personality Profile measures:

  • Sociability
  • Assertiveness
  • Achievement
  • Dependability
  • Emotional Resilience

Real Estate Career Simulator

In addition, Skogman Realty provides a Real Estate Career Simulator evaluation to determine how you would do in a real estate career. The Career Simulator is an interactive tool for those not currently in real estate, which allows you to preview “real life” situations and challenges a real estate agent encounters. The Career Simulator takes approximately 30-45 minutes to complete.

Skills evaluated:

  • Building Rapport & Acquiring Information
  • Listening & Comprehension
  • Managing the Sales Process
  • Closing Skills

The Skogman EdgeUcation Center

Our EdgeUcation Center is the cutting ‘EDGE’ in education. It’s a place that teaches us all the ins and outs of becoming a real estate agent and offers real-life scenarios to help you become the best. We also offer continuing education and other state required certification course throughout the year.

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Pre-license Class

Our class prepares you to take the state real estate exam. Our next pre-license class begins on July 25th. Please see the details below.

SkillPath

SkillPath provides the additional 36 hours of education required by the State to obtain your license. These classes expand on the basics of real estate and start you on your way to understanding everything you need to know about a career in real estate. SkillPath classes include buying practices, listing practices, and developing professionalism.  

  • Buying Practices - 12 Hours of CEU
    • September 26 & 27
      8:30a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Developing Professionalism and Ethics
    • September 28 & 29
      8:30a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Listing Practices
    • October 3 & 4
      8:30a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Development Center

After learning the basics of the industry in SkillPath, you then learn how to apply your knowledge. The Development Center concentrates on everyday situations and brings the confidence you need to start your career. The Development Center is 8 weeks of hands-on training where you will improve your skills with role-plays, prospecting assignments, and other activities to keep you focused on developing good habits.


Continuing Education

Education is one of our core values. Once you join Skogman Realty, you never pay for education. It’s free for life. In the past year, we have offered more than 464 total hours of education to our agents.

 

Interested in learning more about our classes?

Contact Denise Miller at  (319) 631-2603 or denisemiller@skogman.com.

 

Real Estate Pre-License Class

The first step in starting your real estate career is to complete the Pre-License Class. This course will prepare you to take the state real estate exam.

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60-Hour Real Estate Agent Pre-License Course

Cost: $500 (Includes workbook & two pre-exams)

Schedule: We hold approximately four pre-license classes per year. Our next class will begin on October 3rd and ends on November 12th. This class allows you to complete your 60-hour requirement effectively and efficiently. Classes will be taught Monday and Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to noon.

Location: The Edge Development Center, 1110 Dina Ct, Hiawatha, IA 52233

Course Description: This Iowa Real Estate Commission-approved course is required before you may take the Real Estate Exam. This 60-hour classroom based course is taught by a highly experienced real estate professionals and will prepare you for the Iowa Real Estate Exam. Our class was created to provide the most comprehensive coverage of all required aspects of the real estate industry; giving you a concrete foundation to pass your test and build your real estate career.

Instructors: Nancy Pasker, Kyle Kloft, Lesley Vancura, and Joni Eubank.
Our Pre-License Team of Instructors have over 70 years of combined real estate experience. They display a passion for their profession and for mentoring others to be successful in real estate. Each class offers a pre-and-post quiz. The quizzes are used to gauge the progress of each student and the class as we move through each section of the course. Our classes are dedicated to giving all the information you need to pass your Iowa real estate license exam. Our Team of Instructors believe in "passing the exam the first time" and that shows through our 80% pass/fail rate. 

The completion of our pre-license class will qualify you to take the real estate exam, which is administered locally by a company called PSI. The cost to take the exam is $100. Only after the student passes the exam and takes the following: 12-hours Developing Professionalism and Ethical Practices, 12-hours Buying Practices and 12-hours Listing Practices, can they affiliate with a broker and work with customers and clients. This must all be done within 12 months.

The student does not have to affiliate with Skogman Realty in order to take this class.

If you are interested in attending the class please request an application below or send an email to denisemiller@skogman.com 

**Refund policy: Skogman will refund an attendee's money after the first class if the attendee decides to not complete the course and has returned all class materials to the instructor. 

Online Real Estate Class

Do you have a hectic schedule? Busy juggling family and work? Then the online Real Estate Class may be your ticket to getting into the real estate business. The class consists of National and Iowa Real Estate Principles.

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Agent Testimonials

 

Awards

#1 Large Company in Coolest Places to work

Best Residential & Commercial Real Estate Company in the Corridor

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FAQ'S

Do I earn a salary in real estate? 

No – Skogman Realty agents are paid strictly on commission using our commission schedule. The harder you work and the more you sell, the more money you will make. Your income potential is limitless.

Are there any insurance benefits in real estate? 

Each sales associate is responsible for his or her own insurance. You have the choice to pick whichever carrier you would like, or you can use a spouse’s insurance plan if that is an option.

What are my hours? 

Once you graduate from the Development Center, you are able to set your own hours. But keep in mind that much of your prospecting comes from holding open houses on Saturdays and Sundays. Another large portion of your hours will be working when it is convenient for your clients, which is usually after 5 pm and on the weekends.

I don’t know anything about Real Estate, what do I do? 

The Skogman EdgeUcation Center will give you all the tools you need to be successful in the real estate business.

How many people actually succeed in real estate? 

According to the National Association of Realtors, only 30% of Realtors will succeed. However, at Skogman the graduates of the Development Center have an astonishing 82% success rate!

How do I pay my taxes? 

As an Independent Contractor, Skogman Realty does not withhold taxes. Many of your expenses are tax deductible items, including your mileage! Most agents file quarterly tax returns, but everyone is encouraged to contact their personal tax advisor.

When can I start selling? 

As soon as you get your license and are affiliated with a broker, you are ready to start selling!

Are there monthly fees? 

Yes, there are monthly fees to be associated with the Cedar Rapids and/or Iowa City Association of Realtors. There is also a nominal Skogman Realty service fee.

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