Join Skogman

Why Skogman?

Skogman Realty is a family-owned real estate company. 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.

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.

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!

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.

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 area. 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.

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 the 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.

Pre-license Class

Pre-license Class

Our class prepares you to take the state real estate exam.
Skillpath

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.
Development Center

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

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.

Career Simulator

Skogman Realty Personality Profile

Skogman Realty is offering 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

Pre-License Class

The next pre-license class starts August 28th and goes every weekday from 9:00 to 3:00 until you have completed the necessary 60 hours on September 15th. The students must complete the entire 60 hours in order to receive credit for the class.

The classes are offered at Skogman EdgeUcation Center three to four times per year. The EdgeUcation Center is located at our Hiawatha office: 1110 Dina Court, Hiawatha. The cost of the class is $500.00 which includes the book “Modern Real Estate Practices”, and a classroom workbook. The workbook includes many handouts and mock tests to help you prepare for the real estate exam. It is recommended that you purchase a three-inch, three-ring binder to bring with you to class. Full payment must be received prior to the first class.

The pre-license class completion 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 $100.00. 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.

**Refund policy: Skogman will refund attendees money after the first class should the attendee decide to not go any further with the classes and once all materials are returned.

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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FAQ'S

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.


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.


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.


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


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!


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 adviser.


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


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.


Contact Us

For the Cedar Rapids Area Contact:

Cedar Rapids Area Contact

Brian Hoel
Cedar Rapids Area
Mobile: 319-440-0916
Email: brianhoel@skogman.com

For the Iowa City Area Contact:

Iowa City Area Contact

Jerad Ruth
Iowa City Area
Mobile: 319-538-6063
Email: jeradruth@skogman.com