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For over 90 years, the Greater Idaho Falls Association of REALTORS® has been dedicated to serving the needs of REALTOR®, Affiliate and Licensed Appraiser members in the Idaho Falls MSA. GIFAR is a majority stockholder in the Snake River Regional Multiple Listing Service which provides information on thousands of properties in Eastern Idaho.

Our original charter was granted by the NATIONAL Board of REALTORS® (now the National Association of REALTORS®) in 1924. The Greater Idaho Falls Association of REALTORS® is a non-profit corporation serving the needs of its members. We are members of the Idaho REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®.

Our Association and members also participate in numerous charitable and public service events in Eastern Idaho benefittingour local community and the general public. We are proud many of our members are active in local charities and organizations, giving back to the community where we all live and work.

We are proud of our local history and our growing involvement in advocating for homeownership and private property rights. Serving with integrity since 1924!



The mission of the Greater Idaho Falls Association of REALTORS® is to advance the business interests of its membership, to promote and maintain high standards of conduct as expressed in the Code of Ethics and to further private property rights and real property ownership.


The Greater Idaho Falls Association of REALTORS® is responsive to changes in the real estate industry, focusing on delivering high value services and support to its members.


Strategic Goals

  • Advocacy – GIFAR will build strong relationships with government officials and become a valued voice in their decision-making process.
  • Consumer Outreach/Public Relations – GIFAR will enhance the reputation and visibility of REALTORS® and promote the positive contributions REALTORS® make to the quality of life in Bonneville County.
  • Code of Ethics – GIFAR will enhance member ethics and improve consumer confidence through a robust professional standards program.
  • Education – GIFAR members and nearby REALTORS® will highly value and regularly participate in the high-quality training programs offered by GIFAR.
  • Technology – GIFAR will recognize and accommodate new and emerging technologies in the delivery of services to the real estate industry.
  • Operations – GIFAR will improve association operations through updated procedures, enhanced financial and managerial oversight.


2019 Board of Directors

Jennifer McCulloch, President

Brett Magleby, Past-President

Renee Spurgeon, President-Elect/State Director (2019)

Kyle Hope, Secretary/Treasurer

Dave Nelson, Secretary/Treasurer-Elect

Katie Staples, Director (2019)

Chad Murdock, Director (2019)

Julie Anglesey, State Director (2019)

Kathy Carroll, Director (2021)

Juan Contreras, Director (2020)

Radley Buxton, Director (2021)

Jana Merkley, Chief Executive Officer

Jana Merkley, CEO came to GIFAR with over 25 years of Administrative experience.  Jana has degrees in  Human Development and Life Span Developmental Psychology.   Jana has been with the Association now for 6 and a half years and joined GIFAR in 2011.

Diana Dahl

Diana Dahl, Membership Director/Finance, has been with the Association for over 20 years.  She has a vast amount of knowledge in many roles within the company.

Elana Belgard

Elana Belgard Receptionist/Co-Director Education and Events.  Elana came to GIFAR with experience in the Insurance Industry and Financial Planning.  She has a BA in English and joined GIFAR early in 2017.


Chief Executive Officer

Jana Merkley


Diana Dahl

Membership, Education and Events

Elana Belgard

Administrative Assistant

Amber Rodriguez