Ohio Realtors



Sept. 16-18, Cincinnati Hyatt Regency / Duke Energy Convention Center


*denotes closed meeting

PRINT SCHEDULE (coming September 3)

RPAC Auction

Opens: Saturday, September 14, Noon
Closes: Tuesday, September 17, 8:45 pm

Sunday, September 15

  • WCR Meeting, Luncheon

    Promotional Flyer

    9:45 AM to 5:00 PM

  • CiTiRAMA 2019 Home Show

    The Home Builder's Association of Greater Cincinnati would like to offer complimentary admission to CiTiRAMA to all Ohio REALTORS attending the state convention in Cincinnati from Sept. 15-19. CiTiRAMA will be held on Sunday, Sept. 15, Noon-8 pm, at no cost. This complimentary admission is provided by the HBA of Greater Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Area Board of REALTORS. The offer only applies to those registered for the Convention. A business card is required for admission. Only one admission per business card.


    12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • *Past Presidents Dinner

    By invitation only

    6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

  • *Distinguished Service Award Dinner

    By invitation only

    6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Monday, September 16


    7:30 AM to 7:00 PM

  • ORLA Class Grant Presentations

    7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

  • Professional Standards Forum

    Peg Ritenour

    9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

  • *Past Presidents

    9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

  • Appraisal Forum

    9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

  • CE: The Car Key Factor: Creating Your Comfort Zone w/ Communication

    (2 hours CE)

    Effective communication is the “key” to a successful working relationship. When you’re interacting with your clients do you know what motivates them? Do you know what irritates them? Do you know what they want (not what you think they need)? In this fun-filled program, Brian Blasko invites you to discover and examine the four unique personality styles that we assist and communicate with daily. This high-energy session will take you on an unforgettable journey into the mind of the 4x4, Volvo, Sorts Car and Minivan. Come find out what vehicle you are…and more importantly…what your clients are!

    Brian Blasko

    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

  • My REALTOR Party/RPAC Fundraising

    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

  • *Legislative Steering

    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

  • CE: Disclosure and Fraud Issues: a REALTOR’s Worst Nightmare

    (1.5 hours CE)

    Agents and brokers who have been sued or faced disciplinary action usually didn’t intend to do anything wrong. But they got themselves in this situation because of a flawed paper trail, a lack of understanding regarding their agency obligations, or because they just got sloppy. Such conduct can often result in claims involving fraud, misrepresentation, or breach of fiduciary duties.  As a defense attorney representing brokerages and agents, James Brockman will share his insights from the trenches, helping you learn how to reduce your risk of liability and avoid these costly mistakes. Sponsored by the Legal Issues Forum

    James Brockman

    10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

  • *YPN Council Meeting

    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

  • Equal Opportunity and Diversity Forum

    Topic: Source of Income

    Megan Booth, NAR's Director of Federal Housing, Valuation & Commercial Real Estate Policy & Programs, will provide an overview on the topic of buyers/renters "source of income" and why agents and property managers should be concerned.

    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

  • Political Coordinators Meeting

    Are you a Political Coordinator or interested in becoming one? Don’t miss this interactive program from ImprovEdge on executive presence and communication with elected officials! Executive Presence is the differentiating point for high-performance cultures. It is critical for succession, ascension and managing perception. In this program, we push the boundaries of your capabilities and elevate how you are perceived. This is an intense training in managing how you are perceived, understanding and using influence, and communicating like a pro.

    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM


    12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

  • EXPO Open

    12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

  • *Legal Action Luncheon

    12:30 PM to 1:45 PM

  • *TLT Luncheon

    2014 NAR President Steve Brown will speak to Tomorrow's Leaders Today. Ohio REALTORS Officers and Scott Williams, will also be on hand to address the new convention attendees and future leaders.

    12:30 PM to 1:45 PM

  • *Nominating Committee

    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

  • CE: Is Your Team Playing By the Rules?

    (1 hour CE)

    Are you a member of a team or thinking of forming one? Or are you a broker or manager who has agents who work as a team? Teams have become a very successful business model, allowing agents to pool their resources and tap into the skills and experience of fellow licensees to not only expand their business and client base, but to also assure that client needs are being met. However, there are some specific license law and other legal considerations that team members--and the brokers and managers who supervise them--need to know to avoid disciplinary action and other potential legal issues. In this program you’ll learn the do’s and don’ts with respect to the options for structuring your team, compensation issues, team advertising, potential agency conflicts within the team, and all the latest updates.

    Peg Ritenour

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

  • CE: Connecting With Your Clients Using Social Media and Technology

    (3 hours CE)

    Do you struggle keeping up with all the changes when it comes to social media and technology? Ever feel overwhelmed or that there aren't enough hours in the day to learn it all? In this presentation given by social media strategist and author, Katie Lance--you will learn proven strategies for how to leverage social media in a smart way to connect with current clients, past clients and new prospects. Also learn a smart system for maximizing Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube in your business as well--as how you can attract the clients you want to work with using social media (versus chasing leads!) This session is chock-full of resources and tools to take your social media strategy to the next level!

    Katie Lance

    2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

  • CE: Tax Write-Offs for the Real Estate Professional

    (1 hour CE)

    This program will cover the impact of the new tax law on your business and provide important tax strategies to save you time and money. Attend this session to learn about specific business expenses and tax deductions you can use to significantly reduce your state, federal and social security tax liabilities.

    Tony Schweier, Daniel Fales

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

  • Global Business Alliance

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

  • *NAR Directors

    2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

  • *AE Workshop

    Topic: NRDS: National REALTORS Database System

    Chris DeRosa, NAR's Managing Director of Financial Information Systems will present a workshop on the NRDS database system for AEs.

    2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

  • Communications Committee

    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • CE: 7 Things Your Team Needs Right Now

    (2 hours CE)

    The Patriots have Tom Brady, the Justice League has Batman and the dwarves had Snow White. Every successful organization needs a strong leader and your team is no exception.  No matter what challenges your team may face, there are principles that remain constant and will help you effectively navigate the challenges of team life. We’re going to dig into seven of those principles. Whether you’re just building a team, growing a team to keep up with your needs, or nurturing a well-oiled machine, these are aspects of your own development that are vital to the continued relevance and success of your role as their leader.

    Bubba Mills

    3:15 PM to 5:15 PM

  • CE: Retirement and Investment Strategies for REALTORS

    (1 hour CE)

    This session will cover how both REALTORS and their clients can build wealth through rental real estate and retirement plans such as IRAs, 401(k)s or defined benefit plans. You will hear a discussion on the benefits of using tax deferred funds to acquire properties, and how REALTORS may best take advantage of the new tax laws.

    Tony Schweier, Daniel Fales

    3:15 PM to 4:15 PM

  • Enlarged Legislative Committee

    3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

  • ORLA Class Speeches

    4:30 PM to 5:30 PM


    Young Professionals Network and RPAC event

    Ticketed event ($40) includes:

    • Shuttle, Gomez Salsa Taco Bar, Beverage Ticket, DJ Entertainment by Greg Lee

    VIP Tickets ($65) includes:

    • Also includes Rhinegeist pint glass, Brewery Tour, 2nd Beverage Ticket

    7:30 PM to 11:30 PM

    Sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Professional Realty

Tuesday, September 17


    7:30 AM to 6:00 PM

  • *RPAC Recognition Breakfast

    by invitation only

    7:30 AM to 9:30 AM

  • CE: Double Your Business in 1 Year

    (2 hours CE)

    Want to double your business in one year?  I’ll show you how in 4 years as a new agent I went from $130K in 1st year, to $7M my 2nd year, $15M my 3rd year and $25M my 4th year in a brand new city where I didn’t know a single person without cold calling or working expired listings. If I can do it, so can you and this class will teach you exactly how.

    Shay Hata

    8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

  • CE: Ohio Commercial Outlook 2020

    (1 Credit Hour)

    Our panel of experts, moderated by John Rickert, President, Lee & Associates in Cincinnati, is intended to take broader economic data and make it relevant to the Ohio markets and industries. Sponsored by the Ohio CCIM Chapter

    John Rickert

    8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

  • CE: The Art of Reciprocity: Branding, Co-Branding and Expanding Your Influences

    (2 hours CE)

    As members of a service industry, our branding is more about reputation than logo; more about character than color. While there are unique challenges that come with this reality, there are also wonderful opportunities to be recognized. The best is the opportunity to build a strong network of community partners that will build your brand, maximize the experience of your clients and turn those same clients into brand-builders as well. Using the principles of reciprocity, branding and co-branding, I have found that the easiest and most effective way to build your brand is to let others build it for you! Reputation branding is a recession-proof, self-perpetuating lead generation platform...and it’s FREE!

    Bubba Mills

    8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

  • CE: Up in Smoke? Doing Business with Marijuana Industry Participants

    (1 hour CE)

    With over half of all states decriminalizing marijuana, the cannabis industry (and its real estate needs) are growing--leaving agents and clients in a risky position. This course examines the potential pitfalls and associated risk reduction techniques for real estate professionals.

    Trista Curzydlo, JD

    9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

  • CE: Commercial Real Estate & Economic Outlook

    Lawrence Yun Via Live Webinar

    (1 hour CE)

    A commercial real estate and economic outlook will be presented, including consumer and business spending, government spending and deficit impact, inflation and monetary policy, commercial business activity, overviews of market sectors, foreign investments, and an economic forecast.

    Additionally Andrew Deye will discuss the impact of the JobsOhio initiatives on the global/commercial real estate industries.

    Lawrence Yun, Andrew Deye

    9:15 AM to 10:15 AM

  • GRAND SLAM Session

    Keynote Speaker: Pete Rose

    The Grand Slam session will also include:

    Bob Goldberg, CEO, National Association of REALTORS

    REALTOR of Year / Good Neighbor Award / 2019 Leadership Academy Class Graduation

    Vacation Prize Give-a-way...Sponsored by First Federal Lakewood/Winner must be present

    See Vacation Prize Rules

    Bob Goldberg, Pete Rose

    10:15 AM to 12:00 PM

    Sponsored by Ohio Assn. of Community Colleges (OACC)

  • EXPO Open

    12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

  • *Board Presidents/Presidents-elect Luncheon

    12:15 PM to 1:45 PM

  • *AE Luncheon

    Ohio REALTORS CEO Scott Williams will address the AEs followed by a fun exercise on association management.

    12:15 PM to 1:45 PM

  • Commercial Industrial/Catylist

    Will provide a status of its statewide commercial information exchange initiative

    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

  • CE: 11 Ways to Lose Your License

    (3 hours core law credit)

    While a creative agent can find more than 11 ways to get in serious trouble, this course looks at the most frequent violations of the law regulating the real estate industry. Topics include: avoiding the unauthorized practice of law when guiding a client through a complicated transaction; identifying risk management techniques to decrease potential conflicts of interest; and a review of how social media and changing markets are changing the way licensees practice.

    Trista Curzydlo, JD

    2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

  • CE: How I Close 75 Transactions a Year Without Paying for Leads

    (2 hours CE)

    Want to increase your business without buying leads from places like Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com? Hate cold calling and working expireds?  As an introvert, having to pick up the phone and talk to a potential cold lead terrifies me.  Rather I’ve built my $25M a year business in just 4 years without having to pay for leads, door knock, farm a neighborhood or cold call.  During this presentation I’ll show you how to dramatically increase the number of transactions you close each year without spending a fortune on lead generation through 15 unique lead generation strategies.

    Shay Hata

    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • CE: Take Stress Out & Put Success in When Working with Seniors

    (1 hour CE)

    The Franklin County Office on Aging provides many services of benefit to seniors as they seek to remain in their homes, to include: home delivered meals, homemaker services, personal care, respite care, adult day care, transportation, emergency response systems, minor home repair and information and advocacy. These services are offered either through a local county Aging Office or an Area Office on Aging.  Michelle Missler will describe how these programs may be of benefit to seniors. Additionally, REALTOR Kathie Currier, SRES, serving senior clientele will share how to counsel seniors in selling their family home, buying rental property and moving to a senior community, among other issues.

    Michelle Missler, Kathie Currier, SRES

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

  • *Finance Committee

    2:00 PM to 3:45 PM

  • *RPAC Trustees

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

  • MLS Forum

    Topic: The future of MLS and update on MLS Issues & Trends

    Chris Carillo, President/CEO of the MetroMLS in Milwaukee, WI and 2019 Chair of CMLS will present an update on MLS issues and trends and also discuss the future of MLS.

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

  • CE: I Smell What You're Stepping In

    (2 hours CE)

    The tools the public needs keep changing.  Real estate is experiencing an information explosion, in real time.  If ever there was a time to recharge, reinvent and refocus...it is now.  Unfortunately, most agents are working IN their business, instead of ON their business.  Not being current harms the public. Learn how to list and identify the most common real estate situations that negatively harm and impact customers, clients and members of the public. 

    Terry Watson

    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

  • Local Government Forum

    The University of Cincinnati Economics Center will present their findings on Point-of-Sale ordinances and its effect on housing markets.

    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • Member Director Forum

    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM


    This will be a night to remember ... For the first time ever, we have joined our President's Sales Club Awards dinner with our Inaugural Banquet. Watch top sales agents and teams get the recognition they deserve and take part in the installation of your 2020 Leadership Team! A don't miss. 

    6:00 pm ... Reception
    6:30 pm ... Program & Dinner
    8:45 pm ... Entertainment & Dancing featuring Agent 99

    Cocktail attire/Black-tie optional ... Ticketed event

    6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Wednesday, September 18

  • *Board Presidents-elect meeting

    Meeting with President-elect Chris Reese

    7:00 AM to 8:00 AM

  • CE: The Four C's--Cooperation, Compensation, Canons and Code of Ethics

    (3 hours ethics credit)

    This updated course is designed to meet the NAR Code of Ethics training requirements as well as the Ohio Division of Real Estate Canon’s of Ethics. The course emphasizes how the Code of Ethics is the REALTORS guide to professional conduct in the real estate business. Through lecture, game shows, case studies and student interaction, students come away with an appreciation of how the Code / Canons of Ethics and Pathways to Professionalism interact with their day to day business practices. Diane has a real passion for this subject and will convince her audience that the following the Code is the only way to conduct business!

    Diane Disbrow

    8:00 AM to 11:00 AM


    8:00 AM to 10:30 AM

  • CE: 120 Idea$ in 120 Minute$

    (2 hours CE)

    REALTOR Karen Schlosser will share 120 business enhancing ideas with you in 120 minutes. Attendees will leave with a list of ideas designed to make your real estate world a better place!

    Karen Schlosser

    9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

  • *Executive Committee

    9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

  • Director Check-In

    12:30 PM to 1:00 PM

  • Board of Directors

    NAR Regional VP & NAR Directors Candidates for Office

    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

*denotes closed meeting