April 17, 2017


Preparing your buyers for a multiple offer situation
Low interest rates combined with low inventory levels has resulted in an increasing number of buyers competing for the same limited number of properties. In some hot markets, there have even been accounts of sellers receiving as many as 15 offers the day the for-sale sign goes up. While this is great for sellers, it’s leaving many anxious buyers frustrated and upset at losing out on their dream house.

Public Policy

Get political at the Annual Spring Legislative Conference!
Join us for the opportunity to gain insights on what’s happening at the Ohio State House and on Capitol Hill from leading political figures. OAR's Annual Spring Legislative Conference is set for April 24-26, at the Columbus Renaissance Hotel, in Downtown Columbus.

Ohio Market Watch

Ohio millennials’ interest in buying bumps up
Almost three-quarters (73 percent) of Ohio REALTORS responding to OAR’s March housing confidence survey are seeing a substantial (13 percent) or slight (60 percent) increase in the number of millennials (buyers aged 36 or younger) expressing an interest in purchasing a home. Last year, when the same question was asked, 69 percent indicated a substantial or slight increase.


Safe business = smart business
Developed in partnership with NAR’s REALTOR Safety Program, OAR's Professional Development Group is offering an online, three-hour course that teaches real estate professionals how to limit risk and increase safety for themselves and their clients.


Which commercial niche is right for you?
You’re intrigued by the prospect of branching into a new business environment, but not all specialties will be a great fit. Whether you’re a rookie or veteran residential agent, here’s what it takes to excel in each of the main commercial sectors.

Coaching Corner

Is pride getting in your way of happiness?
As the years seem to be flying by, I am acutely aware how short life actually is…and how precious! Make this holiday, and every day, the very best it can be — we all deserve this! Happy Passover, Easter, Easterover or Peaster!!

Nationwide Insurance Benefit
With Nationwide Insurance, combining just your auto and home policies could save you up to 20%. We have insurance available for other things too, including motorcycles. You'll love the convenience of insuring more with a single insurance company. Plus you'll save with an additional discount you get just for being an OAR member.

Education Courses

Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) ... May 1, Columbus ... Instructor: Ali Whitley, Certified SRES Instructor

Keeping it Straight ... May 4, Kirtland, OH ... Instructor: Peg Ritenour, J.D., Vice President of Legal Services/Ohio Association of REALTORS

2017 Tech Tour ... VIDEO ... May 10, Columbus (1-day, 2 sessions) Instructor: Craig Grant, featured speaker for the NAR Tech Edge series

2017 Tech Tour ... VIDEO ... May 11, Akron/Cleveland (1-day, 2 sessions) Instructor: Craig Grant, featured speaker for the NAR Tech Edge series

7-Hour USPAP ... May 23, Columbus ... Instructor: Andrew Leirer, AQB Certified USPAP Instructor

Exploration of ABP Advisory Options ... May 24, Columbus ... Instructor: Andrew Leirer, AQB Certified USPAP Instructor

Online Education ... Appraisal and real estate c.e. courses are available online. OAR has a number of options to fit your needs. Courses available 24/7 in any combination from different providers. 30-hour & 9-hour packages are available plus individual courses.

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614-228-6675 | info@ohiorealtors.org

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