Ohio Realtors

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Ohio Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing

The Ohio Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing is a part of the Ohio Department of Commerce; the Division is the official licensing agency for all 45,000 real estate licensees in Ohio. The Division is staffed by 40 professionals in Columbus and Cleveland who carry out rules handed down during the monthly Real Estate Commission meetings.

Staffers process initial applications and renewals of more than 45,000 real estate licensees annually, monitor the quality of continuing education courses and ensure the necessary credit has been obtained by license renewals.

Ohio Real Estate Commission

The Ohio Real Estate Commission is a five-member group, appointed by the Governor, that meets once a month in the Division offices. Four of the five must be active brokers. Commissioners set licensing requirements, make rules concerning licensees, handle complaints about violations of state laws and regulations and suspend and revoke licenses. Commissioners also certify courses for continuing education credit and oversee the special Recovery Account.

The members of the Commission are:

R.S. (Tre') Giller III, President
C.E.O. & President - Village Communities
470 Olde Worthington Rd., Suite 100
Westerville, OH 43082
Work: 614.540.2410
Email:
Term: 7/1/2016-6/30/2021

Diane Carnes, Vice President
Carnes Realty
27 W Second St.
Chillicothe, OH 45601-2504
Work: 740.775-1112
Email:
Term: 7/1/2017-6/30/2022

Kristine Burdick
Howard Hanna
6000 Parkland Blvd
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124-6120
216.447-4477

7/1/2016 - 6/30/2021

Courtney Combs
Combs Group DC Realty
311 Nilles Rd Ste F
Fairfield, OH 45014-2621
(513) 829-8222

Term: 7/1/2015-6/30/2020

Mary TenEyck Taylor
MTE Taylor Law Firm, LLC
903 S. Remington Rd.
Columbus, OH 43209
614.231-3551

Term: 9/8/2014 - 6/30/2019

Peter McLinden
Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council
1385 Tennesse Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45229
513.421.1846 (office)

Term: 9/8/2014 - 6/30/2019

Ohio Real Estate Appraiser Board

The Ohio Real Estate Appraiser Board functions like the Ohio Real Estate Commission. The Board is the last stop for disputes over licenses and over licensees’ actions. It can choose to renew licenses for appraisers who miss renewal deadlines; it can revoke or suspend licenses when it determines appraisers violated appraisal laws.

The Board is a Governor-appointed panel with rule making authority over the group it regulates--the appraisers. The state Legislature enacts laws concerning appraisers, such as how many hours the state requires for licensing and certification;

Board members set specific policies to carry out those laws. Its Cleveland based staff of five--known as the Appraisal Section--is an arm of the Ohio Division of Real Estate. Members include:

William Fall
Valuation Partners
300 Madison Ave, Suite 900
Toledo, OH 43604
419.418.5251 (Work)

Term: 7/1/2018 - 6/30/2021

Suzie Hahn
614.975.0592 (mobile)

Term: 7/1/2016-6/30/2018

John J. Lynch
KW Greater Cleveland W
1341 W 112th St
Cleveland, OH 44102-1412
440.892.2211

Term: 7/17/17- 6/30/2020

Steven Rench
Third Federal Savings
7007 Broadway Ave
Cleveland, OH 44109-1490
216.429.5024

Term: 7/1/2016-6/30/2019

Guy Wesselkamper
Signature Appraisal Service
7932 Shelldale Way
Cincinnati, OH 45242-6431
513.891.1500

Term: 7/1/18- 6/30/2021