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November 2015 CEO Report

CEO Report to Board

My report for November will begin with information on the 2016 NAR Legal Seminar held November 3rd at the NAR Convention. Topics discussed were;

  • Annual Antitrust Compliance Program
  • A video on maintaining the REALTOR brand for the next 100 years.
  • Texting members and the TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act)
  • Regulatory Roundup (ADA websites, Criminal History, Drones, and Overtime rules)
  • Real Estate Listings & Copyright
  • A Core Standards Update
  • Policy Update
  • Multi-Board Directors & Conflict of Interest Panel

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October 2016 CEO Report

CEO Report to Board

Since the last Directors meeting we have had a jam pack schedule of meetings and events. The 2016 OAR convention was held in Cleveland from September 18th thru 21st and I will summarize below.

On Monday morning I attended the enlarged legislative meeting and Scott Williams gave an update on both our progress in the State House on the ODR’s license law changes and the climate of the 2016 elections.

The RPAC luncheon was held also that day and the speakers were Congressman Bob Gibbs and Congressman Jim Renacci. They both explained the state of the Congress and the challenges that the country is facing. Both of these speakers are strong supporters of our Association.

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NAR Code of Ethics Class Requirements

As part of your membership in The Firelands Association of REALTORS® all members are required to have an ethics class certificate on file with your local board by December 31, 2016.

This requirement includes all Appraiser Members.

REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within four-year cycles. The training must meet specific learning objectives and criteria established by the National Association of REALTORS®. The current four-year cycle will end Dec. 31, 2016.

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