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2020 Economic Summit - Columbus, Feb. 12
7-Hour USPAP (2020-21 Edition) - Columbus, Feb. 19 / Dayton, March 24
Current Issues in Appraisal Practice - Columbus, Feb. 20 / Dayton, March 25
Property Management - Columbus, Feb. 25
20-Hour Post Licensure for Salespeople - Dayton, Feb. 25-27 / Columbus, March 24-26
Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) - Cincinnati, Feb. 26-27
Broker Summit - Columbus, March 3
GRI 200 - Columbus, March 10,11,17, 18
Avoiding Legal Pitfalls - Medina, March 25
Live 2-Part Webinar Series
Commercial Brokerage Due Diligence in the Sale of Real Estate

Jan. 21 & 23 - 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
(Complimentary recordings Included with registration)

This program is geared to the commercial real estate broker, covering the proper due diligence of the purchase or sale of commercial real estate. Such due diligence items include environmental, physical, financial and legal considerations. We will detail the “nitty-gritty” issues that many have long forgotten or have never performed. How can we enhance the selling prospects of our listings in the best interest of our clients? What are the deal killers that can easily be avoided and save your client-buyer time and money? What are the essentials and advanced homework that a commercial broker should conduct and counsel his/her client with a selling package? What information can a listing broker perform to save the client from embarrassment?

We want to expose the pitfalls and the contingencies in the drafting of an offer for buyers. The course material will also help to understand the various underwriting of bank financing and the information that a lender would require in a loan package. A “take-home” due diligence checklist will be included.

Instructor:  Rob Nahigian, FRICS, SIOR, CRE, MCR
Rob Nahigian, Principal with Auburndale Realty Co. in Newton, Massachusetts has 38 years in commercial/industrial real estate experience as an advisor, developer and broker. He has handled approximately $5 billion of real estate totaling 40 million square feet. Rob serves on the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) National Board of Directors, has been honored 5 times by the Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® as “SIOR National Instructor of the Year”.

For more details and to register for this 2-part series webinar for the low price of $38 ... CLICK HERE!
Live Webinar
Win-Win or No Deal: Collaborative Negotiation Strategies

Jan. 28 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
(Complimentary recording Included with registration)

In this webinar learn how to build an effective working relationship with the other agent in your transaction and put together a deal that "sticks." Leave the client and other agent with a positive experience, so they want to work with you in the future. Achieve a win-win outcome via the application of communication strategies and principled negotiation.

This program will instruct you to:
  • Differentiate between tangible and intangible benefits in a negotiation in order to add value without giving up what is most important to you and your client
  • Identify five possible outcomes in a negotiation - when and how to seek each outcome
  • Adopt the four collaborative negotiation principles that increase the likelihood of reaching a win-win deal
  • Use language that promotes collaboration with the other negotiator.

Instructor:   Evan Fuchs, ABR, AHWD, CRB, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, PSA, RENE, RSPS, SRS
Evan is the broker/owner of a top-producing real estate company who speaks nationally on leadership, strategic planning, and sales. He combines his business and leadership experience with a down-to-earth, interactive style to deliver engaging and actionable programs. In addition to teaching designations and certifications, such as Accredited Buyer Representative, Certified Residential Broker, and Real Estate Negotiation Expert, Evan is also a John Maxwell certified trainer, and has developed custom leadership and training programs for multiple organizations and brokerages.

A past state president, four-time REALTOR® of the Year, proud dad, accomplished concertgoer, and lifelong learner, Evan loves training and collaborating with individuals and teams who aspire to produce their best work.

For more details and to register for this webinar for the low price of $19 ... CLICK HERE!
Live 2-Part Webinar Series
Best Practices in Property Management: Mining for Gold Isn't Easy

Feb. 4 & 6 - 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
(Complimentary recordings Included with registration)

Attendees will explore a wide variety of management techniques and property types. Hotbed issues like the Housing Choice Voucher Program, Service Animals/ Emotional Support Animals, Crime-Free Addenda, and medical/recreational marijuana use will be covered. The course will then explore ways to leverage property management assignments to create a long-term sustainable business for commercial brokers.

This program is perfect for both newer and experienced commercial agent.

Instructor:   John LeTourneau, ABR, CIPS, CRS, e-PRO, GRI
As a recognized leader and international educator in the real estate community, John LeTourneau brings over a decade of practical experience to real estate training. He has authored a series of highly entertaining, yet poignantly effective sales skill development courses. A certified instructor for NAR, RPR, and REBAC, his commercial course work prepares new agents for the commercial real estate world; while offering experienced agents the chance to learn new skills and up their game.

The hallmarks of his real estate practice are exceptional service and unmatched client communication. In today's ever changing technological landscape, John is able to achieve consistent results for his clients by using the most cutting edge marketing tools available.

For more details and to register for this 2-part webinar series for the low price of $38 ... CLICK HERE!

February 12 @Greater Columbus Convention Center
The Ohio REALTORS is pleased to partner with the Ohio Bankers League to present the 11th annual Economic Summit scheduled for Feb. 12 in Columbus. With economic turmoil in Asia, potential conflict in the Gulf and election year uncertainty here at home, the timing for this event could not be better.

The summit agenda includes a one-hour networking reception and luncheon and features an economic forecast from Lawrence Yun, chief economist and senior vice president of research at the National Association of Realtors, and a regional analysis from one of Ohio’s top economists, Regionomics’ Bill LaFayette.

Yun will provide attendees the inside track on Markets, Mortgages and Recession Risk in 2020 and beyond. He’ll reveal the direction of home prices in the next 12 to 24 months, offer an in-depth comparison with past housing cycles, as well as a detailed look at the future direction for business and government spending.

LaFayette will go region-specific by breaking down the state into six sectors before detailing 2020 economic prospects for each region. He will offer a detailed analysis of Ohio’s outlook versus the national picture, as well as prospects for employment growth and distribution.

Who Should Attend
Ohio REALTORS agents, brokers and owners will benefit from attending this program alongside banking CEOs, senior management, commercial lenders, and bank small business owners. This is a valuable program where industry partners have an opportunity to connect.Seating is limited to register today!
7-Hour USPAP (2020-21) Edition
Identify and discuss the latest changes and updates to USPAP, analyze the changes in USPAP and how they affect you and review pertinent existing USPAP rules. This course is required of all Appraisal Licensees by the Appraisal Foundation and State of Ohio every 2 years. All current USPAP materials are included. (7 hours appraisal credit, 6 hours real estate credit)
Current Issues in Appraisal Practice
March 25 @Dayton REALTORS
Attendees will become familiar with current issues and trends in the Appraisal Industry, including the latest changes, rulings and announcements by the Ohio Appraisal Board, Appraisal Foundation, Fannie Mae guidelines and the Ohio AMC law. The growing trend of hybrid appraisals will be discussed. Legal issues relative to real property and how to deal with them in appraisal reports will be reviewed. A brief summary of USPAP changes will be provided, along with a review of recent ODRE enforcement activity with examples of violations and sanctions. Scope of work, Fannie Mae Collateral Underwriting and forms updates, and AQB proposed training alternatives will also be discussed. Finally attendees will discuss “Where do we go from here?” (7 hours appraisal credit, 7 hours real estate credit)

Take advantage of our multi-program discount of  $369 when you register for both programs!
The CE Shop Offers 30% Discount in January
Leap into the new year with 30% off The CE Shop’s entire Continuing Education catalog. Available during the month of January, CLICK HERE and enter promo code LEAPAHEAD .
Property Management
February 25 @Holiday Inn Columbus Dwtn-Capitol Sq.
This program will cover all real estate license law requirements for property managers, including required property management accounts, advertising requirements and tenant security deposit requirements. Federal and state fair housing requirements will be discussed with an emphasis on accommodation requests for Emotional Support Animals. Emerging issues in property management such as managing short term rentals and medical marijuana will be reviewed. To better understand the real world issues involved in property management a review of recent court decisions will provide guidance on the eviction process, landlord/tenant law and the unauthorized practice of law. (3 hours core law credit)
20 Hour Post Licensure for Salespeople

February 25-27 @Dayton REALTORS
This course is required of all newly licensed salespeople and is to be completed within twelve months of the date you were licensed. 
As you embark on your new career, it is important for you to understand fully the seriousness of the responsibility you accept when assisting others with real estate transactions. This class will serve as a foundation for the legal and ethical obligations you face. (Not for ce credit)
Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) Designation

February 26-27 @Cincinnati Area Board of REALTORS
Whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned veteran, the SRS Course will redefine your ‘normal’ and reinvent the way you represent sellers. Come learn tips and tools that will equip you to list in today’s marketplace! (12 hours real estate credit)
2020 Ohio REALTORS Broker Summit
Columbus Marriott Northwest
5405 Blazer Pkwy, Dublin, OH 43017
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Ohio REALTORS ®  is excited to announce our 2 nd Annual Broker Summit, bringing together hundreds of brokers, managers and owners from around the state to network, address vital issues, and delve into market trends impacting real estate.  Attendees will gather to gain insight into critical business strategies and tools to successfully run their brokerage. Click Here to see the full agenda and register for just $149!
What are the major challenges in real estate for today and tomorrow? What are the threats and opportunities facing our industry? How and where can you best compete in the new landscape?  REAL Trends President and Co-founder Steve Murray will cover the key decisions facing industry leaders in his keynote address Data. Driven. Decisions. How to Build a Successful Brokerage and Increase its Value .
New at this year’s Broker Summit, we’ll host a Networking Reception from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, March 2nd – the evening before our program. Included with conference registration, come in early and build meaningful connections with fellow Brokers!

Attendees will receive 5.5 hours of real estate CE. All real estate professionals are welcome to attend.

Hotel rooms are available at a discount rate of $129 plus tax. Contact the hotel at 1-888-801-7133 and ask for the Ohio REALTORS discount rate - Reservation deadline: 2/10/2020.

GRI 200 Program

Reimagine your real estate experience.
In today's competitive business environment, it often takes more than just motivation and initiative to succeed. Earning the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation is a way to stand out to prospective home buyers and sellers as a REALTOR® who has gained in-depth knowledge on technical subjects as well as the fundamentals of real estate.
Register now for the GRI 200 program offered during the month of March in Columbus. The focus of the GRI 200 is Negotiating; Technology; Marketing; Social Media and Risk Management.
For your convenience we have divided the program into 4 individual days as listed below:
Day 1: Tuesday, March 10 – 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Day 2: Wednesday, March 11 – 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Day 3: Tuesday, March 17 – 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Day 4: Wednesday, March 18 – 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
The Graduate REALTOR ® Institute (GRI) designation program consists of two courses, the GRI 100 (equivalency exam online) and the GRI 200. These courses can be taken in any sequence, and are designed to meet the needs of both the experienced and inexperienced agent.  
Click here  for more information on taking the GRI 100 Equivalency Exam online for only $79.
The 4-day GRI 200 program is approved for 30 hours of real estate credit (includes 3.5 hours of core law, 26.5 elective hours), and is instructed by Sean Carpenter, Louise Potter, Alec Hagerty, Peg Ritenour, J.D., and Marlene Burkhart.  (You must be a member in good standing of the National Association of REALTORS ®  to hold the GRI designation).     
Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE) Certification
March 10-11 @Youngstown Columbiana Association of REALTORS/Youngstown
This 2-day Course is an interactive experience to help negotiators elevate their game! The course examines all types of negotiation formats and methods so that today’s negotiators can play the game to win. A full spectrum of tips, tools, techniques and advantages will be provided so that negotiators can provide effective results for their client.
The second day of the course focuses on real-world field scenarios to help negotiators apply the power tools, techniques and tactics learned on the first day. (12 hrs real estate credit)
Brokerage Management: Understanding Your Duties
March 24 @Akron Cleveland Area Board of REALTORS/Broadview Heights
If you are a broker or manager, it is more crucial than ever that your understand your duties in overseeing your brokerage activities. From trust account requirements to oversight of agents and teams, the license law now lays out 14 different areas of responsibility. This 3-hour course will make sure that you have the information you need to stay on the right side of the Division of Real Estate. This course will meet the continuing education requirement for a separate course on broker responsibility required for principal brokers, managers and associate brokers. (3 hours broker/manager credit)  
Avoiding Legal Pitfalls
March 25 @Medina County Board of REALTORS/Medina
(Cosponsored with the Medina County Board of REALTORS)
This course includes the latest information on legal issues relevant to today’s real estate marketplace. You’ll receive an update on the proposed new license law administrative rules, and an overview of common areas for disciplinary action.  Peg Ritenour, J.D., Ohio REALTORS vice president of legal services, will discuss issues surrounding licensees working together, and hot topics such as the use of surveillance equipment in listings, buyer’s photography/videoing, multiple offer issues, and advertising & social media challenges. Additionally, you’ll hear about the latest legislative activity and case law impacting your business. (3-hours core law credit)
Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) Certification
March 31 @Holiday Inn Columbus Dwtn-Capitol Sq.
Whether you've been a REALTOR for years or just listed your first house, it's essential to price homes accurately. Now is the time to master this essential skill by becoming a Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA).
This certification will make you an invaluable resource for your clients by:
·      Creating Comparative Market Analyses (CMAs)
·      Working with appraisers
·      Using the latest technology
·      Addressing home pricing misperceptions
Determine a home pricing strategy with confidence. Learn the skills that result in accurate prices. (6 hours real estate credit)
Attention Brokers and Managers:
Are you trying to recruit new agents to your brokerage? 

Ohio REALTORS partners with the Ohio Association of Community Colleges to provide affordable, accessible training of your new recruits. With convenient locations in every part of the state and online options, Ohio's community colleges provide the pre-licensing classes new agents need to enter the real estate profession and contribute to your brokerage's success...All at the lowest tuition rates in the state.
Direct new recruits to our list of Pre-licensure Course Providers for information on the community college course offerings in your area.

Many of these community colleges also offer real estate degrees and the required courses to obtain broker licensure . For information on Ohio's community colleges that offer real estate degrees and the courses required to qualify for broker licensure, Click Here .
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