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Ohio REALTORS: It’s time to stand for homeownership!

Ohio REALTOR Board vs. Board

By Pete Kopf, Ohio REALTORS President

The current state of response by Ohio REALTORS to one of the profession’s most important “Call For Actions” — one that urges Congress to keep incentives to homeownership and protect the American Dream — offers a mixed bag of good and not-so-good news.

First the good news:

  • Our current category leaders in the Ohio “Board vs. Board” competition include a new #1, with Lake & Geauga Area Association jumping to the top spot in the “Large Board” category. Other leaders include: “Small Board” pace-setter Ashland Board with an amazing participation rate of 81.03 percent, Licking County topping the “Medium Board” category, and Toledo Regional Association leading the “Metro Boards.”
  • A total of 14 of Ohio’s Boards/Associations have attained/surpassed the goal of 20 percent participation. Kudos to the REALTORS in Ashland, Coshocton County, East Central, Heartland, Knox County, Licking County, Marietta, Marion, Midwestern Ohio, Portage County, Springfield, Toledo Regional, Wayne-Holmes, and West Central.

And the it-could-be-better news:

  • Statewide only 18.87 percent of Ohio’s REALTOR community has participated in the effort to say no to a “reform” plan that is a direct threat to consumers, to homeowners and to our business. In fact we are one of only 12 states that have yet to reach our 20 percent participation goal.
  • Further, Ohio REALTORS are losing to our peers from the state up north. Michigan REALTORS currently have a participation rate of 21.07 percent.

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Here are the current Ohio “Board vs. Board” standings:

Metro Boards (1,200+ members)

  1. Toledo Regional Association — 26.58%
  2. Cincinnati Area Board — 15.1%
  3. Columbus REALTORS — 14.44%
  4. Dayton REALTORS — 13.43%
  5. Akron Cleveland Association — 12.9%

Large Board (450-1,199 members)

  1. Lake-Geauga Area Association — 18.56%
  2. Medina County Board — 16.84%
  3. Butler-Warren Association — 16.46%
  4. Firelands Association — 16.43%
  5. Stark County Association — 16.17%
  6. Youngstown Columbiana Association — 8.54%

Medium Boards (200-449 members)

  1. Licking County Board — 32.79%
  2. Midwestern Ohio Association — 24.44%
  3. Springfield Board — 23.39%
  4. East Central Association — 22.44%
  5. Wayne-Holmes Association — 21.74%
  6. Portage County Association — 20.16%
  7. West Central Association — 20%
  8. Northwestern Ohio Board — 15.52%
  9. Scioto Valley Association — 14.78%
  10. Lorain County Board — 14.43%
  11. Southern Ohio Association — 12.77%
  12. Lancaster Board — 12.1%
  13. Warren Area Board — 10.43%
  14. Mansfield Association — 10.4%
  15. Guernsey-Muskingum Valley Association — 8.62%

Small Boards (under 200 members)

  1. Ashland Board — 81.03%
  2. Marietta Board — 38.1%
  3. Knox County Board — 29.27%
  4. Coshocton County Board — 27.59%
  5. Heartland Board — 25.2%
  6. Marion Board — 24.19%
  7. Ashtabula County Board — 16.9%
  8. Highland County Board — 14.75%
  9. Beaver Creek Area Association — 13.56%
  10. Athens County Board — 13.46%
  11. Clinton County Board — 12%
  12. Greater Portsmouth Area — 10.14%
  13. Delaware County Board — 8.7%

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