Core Standards Videos

OAR, along with its local boards/associations, as a condition of membership in NAR, must meet NAR’s Organizational Alignment Core Standards–a set of requirements that fall into six categories:

  • Code of Ethics
  • Advocacy
  • Consumer Outreach
  • Unification Efforts and Support of the REALTOR® Organization
  • Technology
  • Financial Solvency

REALTOR associations must certify compliance with the standards by June 30, 2015—and by June 30 of each subsequent year—or be subject to revocation of their charter.

With this in mind, in late November 2014, OAR invited all of its Association Executives and incoming Board Presidents to take part in a one-day seminar to explain the new NAR Core Standards and what a board needs to do to comply.

The sessions were conducted by OAR leaders and staff. The following videos are broken out by each Core Standard. If you have any questions, please contact OAR for further assistance.

CORE STANDARD #1

Code of Ethics

Hosted by:

  1. Sandy Naragon, EO, Akron Cleveland Association
  2. Nick Popadyn, VP, Membership Services, Dayton Area Board
  3. Peg Ritenour and Ann Swisher, OAR staff

CORE STANDARD #2

Advocacy

Hosted by:

  1. Gavin Blair, EO, Dayton Area Board
  2. David Freitag, EO, Firelands Association
  3. Paul Glass, OAR staff

CORE STANDARD #3

Consumer Outreach

Hosted by:

  1. Megan Meyer Foos, EO, Toledo Board
  2. Marque Bressler, Director of Communications, Columbus REALTORS
  3. Carl Horst, OAR Staff

CORE STANDARD #4

Unification Efforts & Support of the REALTOR Organization

Hosted by:

  1. Sharon Sample, EO, Ashland Board
  2. Barb Murray, EO, Mansfield Association
  3. Roxanne Shaffer, EO, West Central Association

CORE STANDARD #5

Technology

Hosted by:

  1. Jennifer Zeller, EO, Midwestern Ohio Association
  2. Lisa Yelichek, EO, Stark County Association
  3. Nikki Gasbarro, OAR Staff

CORE STANDARD #6

Financial Solvancy

Hosted by:

  • Sara Calo, 2014 OAR Treasurer
  • Barb Tressel-Bangas, EO, Lorain County Association
  • Shauna Brown, OAR Staff

CORE STANDARD DISCUSSION

MERGERS/CONSOLIDATIONS/OTHER OPTIONS

Hosted by:

  1. Stan Collins, EO, Columbus REALTORS
  2. Leslie Besl, EO, Hamilton-Fairfield-Oxford Association
  3. Megan Meyer Foos, EO, Toledo Board