Division of Real Estate announces online license renewal

odre logoThe Ohio Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing announces total online license renewals for real estate brokers and salespersons will begin on July 17, starting at 8 a.m..

Licensees will now be able to upload CE certificates to the eLicense Center, streamlining the license renewal process and allowing for full online completion. Step-by-step instructions will be posted to the eLicense Center.

In order to implement the change, please note that license renewal will not be available from July 14 at 5 p.m. until July 17 at 8 a.m. 

As always, licensees may call (614-466-4100) or email the Division with any questions.

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Have your ‘good deeds’ recognized…apply for the Ohio REALTORS 2017 Excellence in Community Service Award!

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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. Click here to access the easy-to-complete application form!

The award program, established in 1995, honors Ohio REALTOR(s) who demonstrate outstanding participation in planning, implementing or volunteering in a local community service or housing needs project.

The honoree(s) will be recognized during the joint Ohio & Kentucky REALTORS Annual Convention & Expo, Sept. 24-27, in Cincinnati.

Last year, Sam Livingston of Medina County, was presented with the award his many efforts to improve the  in turning a personal tragedy into a loving, meaningful tribute.

Other recent recipients include:

For a complete list of recipients since 1995, click here.

Start the process toward receiving the recognition you deserve by clicking here to access the application form. NOTE: The deadline to apply is August 4.

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Ohio REALTORS webinar: Handling multiple offers without losing your mind…or your license!

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Join Ohio REALTORS Legal Counsel Peg Ritenour for an exciting webinar on handling multiple offers without losing your mind…or your license!

Set for July 12, from 1 to 2 p.m., this unique webinar will feature:

  • Multiple offer do’s and don’ts;
  • How texts and emails can bind your client;
  • Two or more clients want the same house…now what?;
  • Problem solve before an offer is written!

Today’s market is crazy! Low interest rates combined with low inventory levels has resulted in an increasing number of buyers competing for the same limited number of properties. One broker reported receiving 60 offers on a listing in two days!! While this may seem great for sellers, it can be overwhelming for listing agents and the seller. It is also leaving anxious buyers frustrated and upset at losing out on their dream house.

Moreover, many REALTORS are having to deal with fast paced negotiations and are unsure how to handle multiple offer situations properly, especially when representing multiple buyers. Ohio license law, the Code of Ethics, the MLS rules and contract law all play a part in how multiple offers must be handled. From disclosing multiple offers, to acceleration clauses and signature issues, this jam packed webinar will give you the foundation you need to deal with the issues involved in representing your clients in today’s crazy market.

For more details…or to register for this LIVE webinar for the low price of $19…click here!

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Make our marks remarkable

The term REALTOR® is not only a trademark owned by NAR and protected by federal law, it is also a valuable membership benefit that distinguishes members from all others in the real estate business. Watch this entertaining, three-minute video to learn how members can protect the value of the mark by using it properly. Remember, a REALTOR® isn’t “just another real estate agent.” Being a REALTOR® means more.

Watch this video to learn why NAR protects the the value of the REALTOR® trademark.

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Ohio REALTOR legal seminar coming to a locale near you!

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By Garry Moon, Ohio REALTORS Director of Professional Development

In today’s ever-changing climate, it’s more important than ever for Ohio’s REALTOR community to keep abreast of the latest information. Your Ohio REALTORS is offering a don’t miss opportunity to learn about state and federal regulatory issues, license law changes, recent legal decisions and industry trends to reduce your risk and potentially increase your earnings!

The 2017 Industry, Legal & Legislative Update Seminar Series — presented by OAR’s legal team of Peg Ritenour and Lorie Garland — is approved for 3 hours of core law education credit and will be coming to a locale near you:

  • June 6 — Dayton, 1-4:15 p.m.
  • June 12 — Perrysburg, 1-4:15 p.m.
  • June 14 — Cincinnati, 1-4:15 p.m.
  • June 15 — Cambridge, 1-4:15 p.m.
  • June 21 — Broadview Heights, 1-4:15 p.m.
  • June 22 — Columbus, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Click here for more information, as well as an opportunity to register in advance and save $10!

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