Handling Multiple Offers Without Losing Your Mind, or Your License

Ohio REALTORS Peg Ritenour, VP of Legal Services will show you the ...

... Do’s and don’ts of handling multiple offers;
... When text messages or emails can bind your client;
... What to do when 2 of your clients want the same house; and
... How to head off problems before you write an offer.

July 12, 1 pm - 2 pm ... Register today!

Week of July 10


Help! Two of my buyers want the same house!!
In today’s market it’s not unusual for an agent to represent more than one buyer looking at the same property. But what if two buyers you represent both want to make offers to purchase the same property at the same time? How do you handle this situation without violating your agency duties to each of those buyers?


Division of Real Estate announces online license renewal
The Ohio Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing announces total online license renewals for real estate brokers and salespersons will begin on July 17, starting at 8 a.m.

NAR’s Window to the Law

Protecting yourself from a copyright claim
Learn about the new requirement that all copyright agents must be digitally registered with the U.S. Copyright Office by the end of 2017. (Source: NAR)

Ohio’s June Housing Report

Housing.jpgShrinking inventory, rising prices and a quicker sales pace
The latest review of the Ohio housing marketplace shows rising list prices and a quickened pace of sales compared to June 2016. Overall, the Buckeye State is continuing to confront the challenges posed by extremely tight inventory levels of homes listed for sale.

Home purchase agreements across Ohio reach near record level in May
Ohio REALTORS report the number of single-family homes and condominiums put under agreement in May 2017 held steady with the level posted during the month a year ago.

Public Policy

OhioLegislature.jpgGeneral Assembly breaks for summer recess after busy first half of year
The Ohio legislature has wrapped up the first six months of the 132nd General Assembly and is now headed off for a long summer recess before returning in the fall. While the bulk of the last six months has been occupied by deliberations on the state’s operating budget, there have been significant issues discussed in and around the statehouse. However, less than 20 bills were enacted and sent to the governor for his consideration. Of these, three were budget bills containing many policy issues.

Ohio budget includes many REALTOR-backed measures
Ohio lawmakers are poised to approve the state’s 2018-19 biennial budget containing a number of significant provisions of interest to the real estate profession, including a possible common-sense fix to the antiquated system of municipal income tax collection.

flood.jpgCapitol Hill Update

National Flood Insurance reauthorization
Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) remains a top priority of the National Association of REALTORS.  The past two weeks have seen a flurry of legislative activity. In order to provide you with the latest information on the status of NFIP, NAR has updated the NFIP legislative analysis page.  This page will be updated as events warrant and will be your one-stop NFIP resource on www.nar.realtor

Coaching Corner

Freedom vs. routine
We recently celebrated our country’s birthday, our collective freedom. We all love the idea of being and feeling free, don’t we? So, how does freedom fit in with the idea of a routine? Routines equal structure and discipline, which appear to be contrary to our individual freedom!

Beauty and your beast
Today is a good day! Yesterday, however, sucked! For most of the day, I felt cranky and uncomfortable in my own skin. This may feel familiar to you as well. The bigger problem was that I was feeling agitated by how I felt, so it just got worse! This is how things work — when we continue to put our attention on something we do not like, it just gets bigger! The good news is that it works in the positive as well. But apparently I was not having any of it yesterday!

Education Courses

Live Webinar: Handling Multiple Offers Without Losing Your Mind...or Your License ... July 12 ... Instructor: Peg Ritenour, VP Legal Services, Ohio REALTORS

Commercial Property Management Essentials: Teamwork & Evictions ... Aug. 10, Columbus ... Instructor: Jack S. Levey, Senior Attorney/Plunkett Cooney and David L. Van Slyke, Partner/Plunkett Cooney

Property Management ... Aug. 17, Columbus ... Instructor: Lorie Garland, J.D./Assistant V.P. of Legal Services for the Ohio REALTORS

10-Hour Post Licensure for Salespeople ... Aug. 22-23, Columbus ... Instructor: Joyce Willson

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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