Joseph Aube, realtor from Real Estate Specialists and member of the United Counties Board of Realtors has earned a gold Individiual Achievement Award from the Iowa Association of Realtors. The IAR individual Achievement Awards were initiated in 1988 to recognize excellence in real estate activities. Any Realtor or Realtor-Associate member of the Iowa Association of Realtors is eligible. Eligible members who participated in 1-2.49 million, 2.5-4.99 million, 5-7.49 million, 7.5-9.99 million and over 10 million dollars worth of sales, leases and/or listings closed and commissions earned during 2007 were able to win the pretigious Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond Individual Achievement Awards. "I want to thank so many people that send referrals to me each year, which really makes this a group effort," said Aube. The Iowa Association of Realtors is the state's largest real estate professional organization.