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Congratulations to our Round 1 “Board vs. Board” winners…the fight begins anew!

Ohio REALTOR Board vs. Board

Pete Kopf, Ohio REALTORS President

Ohio’s REALTOR community responded to the profession’s most important “Call For Action” ever — one focused on keeping incentives to home ownership in the tax reform package — in a big, big way. Overall, we achieved a record-setting response rate of 24.41 percent.

I would like to extend my personal gratitude the following 18 local Boards/Associations that have surpassed their 20 percent participation goal: Ashland, Coshocton, Delaware County, East Central, Guernsey-Muskingum Valley, Heartland, Knox County, Lake & Geauga Area, Licking County, Marietta, Marion, Midwestern Ohio, Portage County, Springfield, Stark County, Toledo Regional, Wayne-Holmes, and West Central.

Congratulations, as well, to the following “Board vs. Board” category winners in our first-ever internal competition: Toledo Regional (Metro); Stark County (Large); Licking County (Medium); and Ashland (Small).

Our collective voice helped positively influence tax reform in some key areas. Notably, both the House and Senate agreed to maintain deductibilty of state and local property taxes up to $10,000, and to maintain Section 1031 tax-deferred exchanges in their present form for real estate investments. Progress to be sure…but there is still work to do.  That’s why our National Association of REALTORS has launched a new “Call For Action” to continue exerting effort to encourage Congress to help make “tax reform” more favorable to home owners and consumer.

Click here to tell Congress to protect middle-class home owners!

Again, I greatly appreciate the ongoing effort by Ohio’s REALTOR community to protect the American Dream. Our voice has never been strong and I urge you to continue speaking up as we continue the fight for Ohio’s home owners! Below are the final standings for Round 1 of the “Board vs. Board” competition:

Metro Boards (1,200+ members)

  1. Toledo Regional Association — 28.56%
  2. Cincinnati Area Board — 18.85%
  3. Columbus REALTORS — 18.38%
  4. Dayton REALTORS — 16.22%
  5. Akron Cleveland Association — 16.01%

Large Board (450-1,199 members)

  1. Stark County Association — 24.49%
  2. Lake-Geauga Area Association — 23.93%
  3. Firelands Association — 19.71%
  4. Butler-Warren Association — 19.31%
  5. Medina County Board — 19.11%
  6. Youngstown Columbiana Association — 13.0%

Medium Boards (200-449 members)

  1. Licking County Board — 34.96%
  2. East Central Association — 29.75%
  3. Midwestern Ohio Association — 28.35%
  4. Portage County Association — 27.64%
  5. Springfield Board — 26.61%
  6. Wayne-Holmes Association — 22,28%
  7. Guernsey-Muskingum Valley Association — 23.08%
  8. West Central Association — 22.75%
  9. Lorain County Board — 19.54%
  10. Scioto Valley Association — 16.67%
  11. Northwestern Ohio Board — 16.36%
  12. Lancaster Board — 15.32%
  13. Warren Area Board — 14.83%
  14. Southern Ohio Association — 14.36%
  15. Mansfield Association — 12.35%

Small Boards (under 200 members)

  1. Ashland Board — 100%
  2. Marietta Board — 45,24%
  3. Coshocton County Board — 44.83%
  4. Knox County Board — 30.95%
  5. Heartland Board — 26.54%
  6. Marion Board — 26.23%
  7. Delaware County Board — 24.29%
  8. Ashtabula County Board — 19.18%
  9. Beaver Creek Area Association — 18.33%
  10. Athens County Board — 17.31%
  11. Highland County Board — 16.39%
  12. Greater Portsmouth Area — 16.18%
  13. Clinton County Board — 14.81%

Help your Board/Association! Help middle class homeowners! Help save the American Dream! Make your voice heard by clicking here!

 

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