Association News

Division temporarily moves office location; operations resume today

Posted on: June 3rd, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Division temporarily moves office location; operations resume today Please be advised that the Ohio Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing was relocated to a temporary state office location today due to the unrest that was occurring in Downtown Columbus. The Division, which closed its office at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 29, has reopened… Read More »

CABR Board of Directors Candidate Nominations

Posted on: June 2nd, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

CABR Board of Directors Candidate Nominations “One person can make a difference and everyone should try.” – John F. Kennedy Have you ever participated on a Committee at CABR, OR or NAR?  Have you ever told yourself or others, “I wish I could be a part of the decision-making process of the Board?”  Well, maybe… Read More »

Disclosing a negative inspection report

Posted on: May 18th, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Disclosing a negative inspection report May 15, 2020 By Peg Ritenour, Ohio REALTORS Vice President of Legal Services It has been the longstanding position of the Ohio Real Estate Commission that when a transaction is terminated because of a negative inspection report that the defects included in that report need to be disclosed to subsequent… Read More »

Ohio opens Pandemic Unemployment Assistance registration

Posted on: May 13th, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Ohio opens Pandemic Unemployment Assistance registration Ohio’s Department of Job and Family Services has opened registration for the new federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (or “PUA”) program that provides benefits for many individuals ineligible for state unemployment benefits, including self-employed workers, 1099 tax filers and part-time workers. CLICK HERE to access the application — you can… Read More »

Sample COVID-19 Contract Addendum Updated

Posted on: May 8th, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Sample COVID-19 Contract Addendum Updated By Peg Ritenour, Ohio REALTORS Vice President of Legal Services Last March Ohio REALTORS provided its members with a sample purchase contract addendum that could be used to extend the closing date for COVID-19 related reasons. That form was drafted to be used for contracts that were already in place,… Read More »

FAQs: Purchase Contracts

Posted on: May 8th, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

FAQs: Purchase Contracts 1. If a contract to purchase does not specify a closing date, is the contract void? A: No. If a contract doesn’t specify a date or time of performance, a reasonable time will be implied. 2. Do you have to present a verbal offer to purchase to a seller? A: Yes, you… Read More »

Are your employees/customers required to wear masks?

Posted on: May 4th, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Are your employees/customers required to wear masks? Apr 30, 2020 By Peg Ritenour, Ohio REALTORS Vice President of Legal Services As brokerages and local Boards plan to re-open their offices, it is important to establish policies that comply with the Governor’s Responsible RestartOhio program. One of the areas that must be addressed in your policy… Read More »

Ohio updates pre-registration process for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance benefits

Posted on: April 29th, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Ohio updates pre-registration process for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance benefits Apr 28, 2020 The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) has simplified and streamlined the process for REALTORS and other 1099 employees to apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance that opened for pre-registration on Friday, April 24. Once you click the link, press the “Get Started… Read More »

Could you be liable if your client gets COVID-19?

Posted on: April 29th, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Could you be liable if your client gets COVID-19? Apr 28, 2020 By Peg Ritenour, Ohio REALTORS Vice President of Legal Services Many REALTORS have asked about their potential liability if a client claims they contracted COVID-19 as a result of a showing. This could be a seller who alleges they got the virus from… Read More »

CABR partners with Freestore Foodbank

Posted on: April 28th, 2020 by Andrew Clark No Comments

Cincinnati Area Board of REALTORS® partners with Freestore Foodbank to help feed our community’s hungry The Cincinnati Area Board of REALTORS® has partnered with the Freestore Foodbank to help support their mission of feeding our community’s hungry. Your donation of just $5 could buy 15 cans of soup, $10 could buy 14 boxes of oatmeal,… Read More »