Week of July 31


Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale
A tale of an RPAC trip
That started from a Kentucky port
Aboard The Belle ship.
The prez is a mighty sailin' gal
Her mates are brave and sure.
REALTORS will set sail one day
For a three hour tour ... A three hour tour ...

GET REGISTERED for the Three-Hour Tour on Monday, Sept. 25, from 7-10 pm. The Belle will sail from Newport Landing. Tickets are $100 each and include the Riverboat Cruise aboard The Belle of Cincinnati, dinner, music and other entertainment. All proceeds go to RPAC. This event will be held in conjunction with the Ohio / Kentucky Convention & Expo. See Convention details below...

Convention & Expo

SM-conv-logo.jpgCome to Cincinnati: It’s ‘Where Excellence Meets’
VIDEO: The joint Ohio & Kentucky REALTOR Convention & Expo in Cincinnati, Sept. 24-27, will offer excitement, growth and opportunity from dawn to dusk. During the day you can earn free continuing education credits from the nation’s leading instructors or visit our world class trade show. When the sun begins to set, you can explore the unique sights and sounds of a city on the move — one that celebrates its history with an eye on creating new traditions and lasting memories.

Register today for Ohio/Kentucky REALTORS Convention & Expo, Sept. 24-27, Cincinnati

Legally Speaking

Point of sale inspection case certified as a class action
A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the point of sale inspection ordinance of the City of Bedford, as well as its rental inspection provisions, has been certified as a class action by the federal district court for the northern district of Ohio.

Ohio Market Watch

Ohio housing market records best-ever level of pending sales in June
Ohio REALTORS reports the number of single-family homes and condominiums put under agreement in June 2017 reached a best-ever level for the month, increasing 1.2 percent from the level posted during the month a year ago.

Award Programs

Have your ‘good deeds’ recognized…apply for the Ohio REALTORS 2017 Excellence in Community Service Award!
Have you made a positive difference in your community during the past year…one that has made it a better place to live, work and call home?  Or, perhaps, you know of a fellow REALTOR who should be recognized for their good deeds. If so, we’d like to invite you to participate in one of Ohio REALTORS most prestigious programs--the Excellence in Community Service Award.

Other award programs with deadlines fast approaching are:

Distinguished Service Award (deadline: Aug. 4)
This award is presented to individuals who have been actively involved in the three levels of the REALTOR organization for 25 years or more.

Certificate of Merit Award (deadline: Aug. 4)
This award recognizes a Local Board that has participated in a community service or housing needs program.

Young Professionals Network of the Year Award (deadline: Aug. 15)
The ideal Network of the Year is one that is doing the best job possible in recruiting, involving and representing young professionals in the real estate industry and is living up to the goals and mission of the Young Professionals Network as established by NAR.  Outstanding networks have members who diligently plan, regularly attend and actively participate in local, state, and national activities that include training, charity events, fundraisers, and networking events.

Coaching Corner

The downside of discipline
Discipline--some have it, some don’t. Some want it, some don’t! For me, the central question becomes when is discipline a benefit and when is it a deterrent? There are some people that seem to have been born with the ability to hunker down and stay on track. Well, I was never one of the people born with a check list in their tiny little hands. Discipline can indeed be learned, allowing you to bring your “to do’s” to fruition. But, is it always in your best interest?

Ohio Safety Series

The 10-second rule
One of the most common reasons that people find themselves in dangerous situations is that they weren’t paying attention. Take a few precious seconds during the course of your day to assess your surroundings.


Education Courses

Commercial Property Management Essentials: Teamwork & Evictions ... Aug. 10, Columbus ... Instructors: 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

Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) Designation ... Sept. 12-13, Columbus ... Instructor: Alec Hagerty, ABR, ABRM, BPOR, e-PRO, SFR, SRS

If you missed the recent Handling Multiple Offers Without Losing Your License, or Your Mind webinar with Peg Ritenour, OAR VP of Legal Services, you can still purchase the webinar, simply click on the course title for more information. 

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.

Ohio Association of REALTORS, 200 East Town Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
614-228-6675 | info@ohiorealtors.org

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