Ohio Realtors


Convention & Expo

Sept. 27-29
Columbus Hilton at Easton


*denotes closed meeting

Saturday, September 25

  • *Ohio REALTORS Leadership Academy

    8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Sunday, September 26

  • *Ohio REALTORS Leadership Academy

    8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

  • WCR Governing Board & General Membership


    10:00 AM to 11:30 PM

  • WCR Luncheon & Installation of 2022 State Officers

    11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

  • *Executive Committee Event

    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • WCR Education Session

    2:00 PM to 4:30 PM


    3:30 PM to 6:00 PM

  • *Past Presidents' Dinner

    6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

  • *Distinguished Service Award Dinner

    6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Monday, September 27


    7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

  • *Past Presidents' Meeting

    7:30 AM to 8:30 AM

  • Professional Standards Forum

    Panel discussion on ethical and professional courtesy issues facing members in this current market.

    7:45 AM to 8:45 AM

  • CE: Legislative Update

    HYBRID EVENT | IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL | 1 hour CE credit

    Join Ohio REALTORS External and Government Affairs Staff as they provide an update on Federal, State, and Local Issues, to include an overview of current legislation and discussion of key real estate policy issues.

    Beth Wanless, AHWD, C2EX, MPPA, RCE, Veronica Cardello, AHWD, MPAP

    8:45 AM to 10:15 AM

  • *Nominating Committee

    9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

  • CE: Legal Issues Forum: Top 10 Multiple Offer & Contract Issues in an Extreme Seller Market

    HYBRID EVENT | IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL | 1.5 hours CE credit

    Join us for this popular annual forum as we dive into the important legal issues impacting real estate. In today’s seller driven market, multiple offers are the norm, tensions are high and agents are coming up with strategies to secure a contract for their client that are creative, but sometimes risky. Escalation clauses, sight unseen offers, inspection waivers, and appraisal gap provisions are just some of the multiple offer strategies that are causing confusion and contract disputes. As two of the leading real estate attorneys in Ohio, your presenters will help you avoid common pitfalls to ensure a smooth transaction and protect the interests of your client.

    Scott Stevenson, JD, William Fergus, JD, Peg Ritenour, JD

    10:45 AM to 12:15 PM

  • *NAR Strategy Committee Lunch

    12:30 PM to 1:45 PM

  • EXPO Hours of Operation

    12:30 PM to 6:00 PM

  • EXPO Opening

    You have the opportunity to mix and mingle with your fellow Ohio REALTORS while visiting vendors offering the latest products and services to help you succeed at the EXPO OPENING! Entertainment along with food & drink stations throughout will make the event a “don’t miss.” This is always one of the biggest and most fun networking evens of the year! All convention attendees are welcome.

    12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

  • CE: Seven Areas of Leadership

    HYBRID EVENT | IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL | 1.5 hours CE credit

    We all have knowledge of great Leadership Principles. The question is, how well do we execute? As we move into the next phase of the pandemic, effective leadership will become the secret formula for growth and success. Join Dan as he challenges you to assess, not your knowledge of leadership, but your actions based on the habits you have developed. In this session, we will look at seven decisive actions you can take to become a visible, decisive leader and a powerful role model for your team.

    Dan Elzer

    1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

  • CE: 7 Construction Facts Appraisers Wish You Knew

    (In Person Only | 1.5 hours CE credit)

    Don’t miss this fast-moving session covering the facts about construction every REALTOR should know. Rich with photographs and specific strategies regarding new and old construction, you’ll learn how to identify key red flags affecting value and functionality.

    Melanie McLane

    1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum

    Combating Bias & Discrimination in Real Estate

    Bryan Greene

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM



    Keynote: The Value of Difference

    Vacation Prize Drawing: Sponsored by First Federal Lakewood | Prize Drawing Rules

    REALTOR of the Year & Good Neighbor Award presentations

    Joseph Gerstandt

    3:15 PM to 5:00 PM

    Sponsored by Ohio Assn. of Community Colleges (OACC), First Federal Lakewood

  • *Political Coordinators & Legislative Steering Committee Reception

    5:00 PM to 6:30 PM


    6:00 PM to 7:00 PM


    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    Sponsored by US Bank Home Mortgage

Tuesday, September 28


    7:00 AM to 5:30 PM

  • *RPAC Breakfast

    Pat Tiberi

    7:30 AM to 8:45 AM

  • CE: Leave Your Mark--How to Earn Top of Mind Awareness from Customers, Clients and Community

    HYBRID EVENT | IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL | 1 hour CE credit

    REALTORS strive to deliver great service in every transaction, but those who can create memorable experiences have a better chance of earning repeat and referral business. Earning “top of mind” awareness with your customers, clients and community is a critical component of a successful business. This session shows you how to achieve this awareness through consistent personal branding, succeeding in the "attention economy," developing a powerful reputation, and leaving a lasting impression.

    Sean Carpenter

    9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

  • CE: Post Pandemic Commercial Market Overview

    (In-Person Only | 1.5 hours CE credit)

    The impact of COVID-19 on the global economy and the CRE industry has made the past year the most memorable year in recent history. 2020 will be remembered in commercial real estate for many things, but perhaps none more so than an acceleration of certain trends that benefited some sectors but punished others. This program will dive into which sectors may continue to thrive and which may lag in recovery, and how industry leaders are strategizing to overcome formidable challenges and gain momentum as we move forward in the coming year.

    Matt Vance

    9:30 AM to 11:00 AM

  • CE: Embracing Diversity: The Steps REALTORS Can Take to Form a More Inclusive Business

    HYBRID EVENT | IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL | 1 hour CE credit

    In this program you will learn how to lean into diversity and inclusion, and why it matters. We will also review the historical facts around systemic racism in real estate, and the data on disparities in homeownership amongst different ethnic groups.

    Harrison Beacher

    10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

    Sponsored by Rocket Mortgage

  • EXPO Hours of Operation

    12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    Sponsored by Northwest Title

  • AE Luncheon

    From the Ground Up: How to Build a Business and Life Worth Living

    Sean Carpenter

    12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

  • Board President, President-elect Luncheon

    12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

  • CE: Age in Place: Accessible Design, Smart Houses and the Agent

    HYBRID EVENT | IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL | 2 hours CE credit

    Do you plan on working with Millennials, Boomers, or the generations in between? This course is for you. The aging Baby Boomer population and advancing technology is changing both new construction and existing housing. Builders, agents, and others in the industry will be challenged to find housing designed for all of life’s stages, abilities, and sophistications. Smart Home amenities will help aging or disabled populations stay in their homes while also enticing Millennials and others with enhanced control and comfort. Find out about these new consumer demands, accessible design features, trending technology and the value cost benefit so you’re ready for any generation.

    Melanie McLane

    1:45 PM to 3:45 PM

    Sponsored by HomeTeam Inspection Service

  • CE: 7 Deadly Sins in Commercial Real Estate Transactions

    (In Person Only | 2 hours CE credit)

    Chris Finney has practiced real estate law and been a real estate investor himself for more than 33 years. He has won multiple cases at the Ohio Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court, and yet he says that he and his clients have learned every lesson in life “the hard way.” Finney has assembled the Seven Deadly Sins of Commercial Real Estate so you can learn from other’s mistakes and avoid the major pitfalls of commercial real estate investing.

    Christopher Finney, JD

    1:45 PM to 3:45 PM

  • CE: Close 50 Buyers--Acing Your Buyer Consultation

    (In-Person Only | 1.5 hours CE credit)

    Harrison Beacher is a sought-after national speaker on the subjects of millennials and mindset, real estate marketing, young professionals, real estate sales maximization, networking, and social media optimization. In this program he’ll take a deep dive into how you can ace your buyer consultation.

    Sponsored by Business Technology Forum and Young Professionals Network

    Harrison Beacher

    2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

  • *Finance Committee

    2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

  • Member Director Forum

    Hybrid Event | In-Person & Virtual

    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

  • *TLT Reception

    The 20th anniversary of the Tomorrow’s Leaders Today program will be celebrated with a reception for alumni of the program along with the 2021 Class

    5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

  • EXPO Prize Drawing

    5:15 PM to 5:30 PM

  • C/I Global Reception & Program

    Join us for a special FREE reception and program--hosted by Ohio REALTORS Commercial/Industrial and Global Business Advisory Committees--that will involve the opportunity to network and learn about the evolution of the mixed-use development at Easton Town Center, one of the nation’s premier private-public partnerships.


    Columbus City Councilman & REALTOR Emmanuel Remy will be joined by Jonathan Schmerin from the Georgetown Group in sharing the history and future vision of this landmark lifestyle development during a period of significant change in the commercial real estate market. He will discuss the public private partnership and the economic development tools necessary to make this project a reality.


    During the program, officials will discuss current and future aspects of retail, office, multifamily and hospitality real estate plus potential traffic generators which could create value in lifestyle projects in the future. Make sure to register for this free event, which is open to all Convention attendees.

    Emmanuel Remy, Jonathan Schmerin

    5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

    Sponsored by Coldwell Banker, Georgetown Company


    7:30 PM to 11:00 PM

    Sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Professional Realty

Wednesday, September 29


    7:00 AM to 9:30 AM

  • District Caucus'

    District #1 | Room TBD

    District #2 | Room TBD

    District #3 | Room TBD

    District #4 | Room TBD

    District #5 | Room TBD

    7:30 AM to 8:45 AM

  • CE: How to be a Great Real Estate Agent: The Principles of Client-Oriented Real Estate

    (In-Person Only | 2 hours CE credit)

    In this program Joe Rand shows you how to take a client-oriented approach to every aspect of your real estate business:

    • How to generate leads by providing creative services to people, rather than trying to manipulate them.
    • How to turn your boring presentations relying on an outdated value proposition into engaging client consultations explaining the core services you actually provide.
    • How to provide amazing client experiences by thinking expansively about what clients need, creatively about how to give it to them, and then executing well.

    Because when you’re great at your job, your listings sell, your buyers buy, your deals close, and your clients rave about you. How to Be a Great Real Estate Agent will change the way you think about the industry, making you a better real estate agent--and a better person.

    Joseph Rand

    9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

  • CE: Why Join the Sustainability Conversation?

    HYBRID EVENT | IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL | 2 hours CE credit

    Green technology panelists will define sustainability, why it should be important to you and your real estate business, discuss green features and delve into the positive environmental and financial impact of adopting green real estate practices.

    Paul Yankie, Mark Pottenbaum, Craig Foley, Sandra Adomatis

    9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

  • Retrieve Winning RPAC Auction Items

    9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

  • *AE Workshop

    Dues Administration Updates

    Cherie Murray, e-Pro

    9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

  • MLS Forum

    Panel discussion with MLS Executives. Topics will include:

    • Clear cooperation;
    • Recent MLS Best Practices passed by NAR Board of Directors;
    • MLS policy change regarding property addresses.

    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

  • *Executive Committee Luncheon

    11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

  • Director Check-In

    1:30 PM to 2:00 PM

  • Board of Directors

    Meeting will be available for viewing. Must be present to participate

    Sponsor of boxed lunches: Sentrilock

    2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    Sponsored by SentriLock LLC

Thursday, September 30

  • CE: To Boldly Go Where No Ethics CE Class Has Gone Before

    ETHICS APPROVED | VIRTUAL ONLY | 3 hours CE credit

    In this program we will:

    • Look down memory lane concerning WHY Ethics was adopted in the first place and how the early 19th century shaped the need for a National Association of REALTORS.
    • Examine the process of submitting an Ethics Complaint.
    • Touch on the Ohio Canons of Ethics.
    • Delve in the NAR Code of Ethics and discuss recent updates.
    • Finally, do a Mock Grievance Committee.

    Katie McCartney

    9:00 AM to 12:15 PM

Thursday, October 07

  • CE: Let Me Tell You About the Man Cave: The Fair Housing Act for Today's Agent


    The Fair Housing Act might not have changed in the last decade, but real estate agents and consumers have. This course looks at recent technological developments in the real estate industry and their interplay with the Fair Housing Act as well as recent cases involving real estate professionals.

    Trista Curzydlo, JD

    9:00 AM to 12:15 PM

Thursday, October 14

  • CE: I Don't Give a Twit...Social Media Risk Management

    CORE LAW APPROVED | VIRTUAL ONLY | 3 hours CE credit

    Are you in danger of being “dooced?” 90% of homebuyers used the internet in their home search, making the internet and social media an important part of your real estate practice. It is important to understand how the entities regulating the real estate industry view social media. This session examines potential violations of advertising rules, RESPA, the Fair Housing Act, intellectual property laws, and anti-trust. "I Don't Give a Twit" provides you with the tools necessary to create and implement risk reduction techniques in your business.

    Trista Curzydlo, JD

    9:00 AM to 12:15 PM

*denotes closed meeting