Week of September 5


Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale ... A tale of a fun-filled trip
That'll launch from the riverbank ... Aboard a mighty ship

Ohio REALTORS are settin' sail ... To celebrate...invest...and more
With food & drinks & non-stop fun ... For a three-hour tour ... A three-hour tour

'Neath the cover of a moonlit sky ... the boat will cruise upstream
REALTORS will raise a glass ... And toast its leadership team

By the time we reach Cincy's shore ... Our RPAC voice will roar
As we honor a real ball of fire ... Ohio's own Tiffany Meyer


See invitation VIDEO of Tiffany Meyer on the Cincinnati Belle

Come and help raise money for RPAC! The cost is $100 and all proceeds go to RPAC. Join your fellow REALTORS to eat, drink and be merry aboard the Belle of Cincinnati Riverboat on Sept. 25. The event is being held in conjunction with the Ohio/Kentucky Convention & Expo. See more Convention details below...

Convention & Expo

SM-conv-logo.jpg Experience the Cincinnati ‘boom’ this September!
Location! Location! Location!
The tried and true axiom regarding real estate certainly hits the mark when it comes to the locale where thousands of REALTORS from Ohio and Kentucky will be converging Sept. 24-27, according to a recent piece by the New York Times.

If you haven't already done so, it's time to get registered. Continuing education sessions are timely and relevant; The Grand Session promises not to disappoint; There are more Exhibitors than ever before; Here's a chance to meet your Kentucky counterparts in a fun-filled, event-heavy Convention. Visit the Convention site...See a quick Schedule-At-A-Glance

The winners of the YPN’s Night on the Rhine special drawing are…
Congratulations to the REALTORS (listed in story) who were randomly selected to receive a copy of Starlight by The Right Now, headliners of our “sold out” Ohio Young Professionals Network’s Night on the Rhine event.

Public Policy

It’s time for Ohio REALTORS to ACT and show our Buckeye pride!
As of today, LESS THAN 10 percent of our membership has responded to the National Association of REALTORS Call For Action to extend the National Flood Insurance Program. This low response rate places Ohio well below the level achieved by states of similar size. More importantly, it puts an extension of an important program in jeopardy.

Talking points can be found at https://www.nar.realtor/political-advocacy.  Make your voice heard.

flood.jpgOhio REALTORS join relief effort to help Texas; seek extension of National Flood Insurance Program
The Ohio REALTOR community stands united with our industry peers from across our nation in providing support to those affected by devastation and unfolding tragedy in Texas. At its meeting on Aug. 28, your Executive Committee voted unanimously to make a financial contribution to the REALTOR Relief Foundation, a collaborative outreach of NAR to harness the collective power of the nation’s 1.2 million REALTOR members to make a positive difference on those affected by this natural disaster.

Legally Speaking

Is your team violating Ohio License Law?
Are you a member of a team or thinking of forming one? Or are you a broker or manager who has agents who work as a team? Teams have become a very successful business model for many Ohio REALTORS for a variety of reasons. However there are some specific license law provisions that apply to teams as well as agency and commission issues that team members--and the brokers and managers who supervise them--must be aware of to avoid license law violations.

Ohio Market Watch

Purchase contract signings reach best-ever level in July
Ohio REALTORS reports the number of single-family homes and condominiums put under agreement in July 2017 reached a best-ever level for the month, increasing 0.4 percent from the level posted during the month a year ago.

Ohio housing market experiences rise in sales and average price in July
The number of homes sold across Ohio in July increased 0.6 percent from the level posted during the month a year ago, according to Ohio REALTORS.

We Are Ohio REALTORS Video Series

Honesty & Integrity
Ohio REALTORS is proud to present “Honesty & Integrity,” part of its year-long video series celebrating the many attributes REALTORS possess. This video series highlights the important role REALTORS play in boosting our communities and advancing the American Dream.

Coaching Corner

The power of clearing
REALTORS help people move every day, and each move requires the person moving to examine what they have to move and determine if it will be packed to go with them, or sent off in another direction. But, what about those of us who are not moving? What about the years of bringing items into our homes? Most of us do not send off as much as we are bringing in, and consequently, our homes can become full of all of our prized possessions!

Grumble, grumble, grumble
We’ve all done it — complained about situations that are not to our liking. Think about it, do you honestly feel better after venting about your upset? Do you find comfort and ease by re-creating the unhappy event? Well, you might actually say yes to those questions. Now, try this one…does your comfort and ease continue? For me, the answer is no! I might find temporary relief in my initial rant, and then it goes downhill from there. Complaining for the sake of complaining is not going to get you what you want!

Education Courses

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

Tech Tour ... Oct. 3, Columbus ... Instructor: Craig Grant, featured speaker for the NAR Tech Edge series

Tech Tour ... Oct. 4, Akron/Cleveland ... Instructor: Craig Grant, featured speaker for the NAR Tech Edge series

Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) ... Oct. 11-12, Columbus ... Instructor: Alec Hagerty, ABR, ABRM, BPOR, e-PRO, SFR, SRS

LIVE Webinar: The ABCs of Lead Generation ... Oct. 26, ... Instructor: Sean Carpenter, Social Media Expert

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.

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614-228-6675 | info@ohiorealtors.org

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