Ohio Realtors


Convention & Expo

Sept. 27-29
Columbus Hilton at Easton


Monday, September 27

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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



    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

Tuesday, September 28

  • 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: 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

  • 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

  • Member Director Forum

    Hybrid Event | In-Person & Virtual

    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Wednesday, September 29

  • 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

  • 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