Attention REALTORS- CALL TO ACTION
Are you and your accountant pulling your hair out on the way you must file your taxes in every city that you earn income?
Earlier this month Gov. John Kasich unveiled his Fiscal Years ’18-’19 Ohio budget. In an ongoing effort to reform the state’s tax policies and make Ohio a more attractive place to do business the Governor has proposed a positive change to our municipal income tax collection system.
Currently, REALTORS must file municipal income taxes based upon where the property sold is located. REALTORS must file multiple returns for each taxing jurisdiction in which they successfully complete a sale.
By moving to a method of single filing, business costs for REALTORS will be significantly reduced while still allowing cities to collect taxes vital to their existence. I encourage you to adopt meaningful change in simplifying what is a cumbersome system of local taxation.
What's At Stake:
1. Uncomplicated single-filing system for municipal tax returns.
I encourage you to respond and let your voice be heard.
REAL ESTATE SAFETY MATTERS
SAFE BUSINESS=SMART BUSINESS
3 Hours Approved Online CE
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Developed in partnership with NAR’s REALTOR® Safety Program, this online three-hour course teaches real estate professionals how to limit risk and increase safety for themselves and their clients. Students will learn how to assess potential risks and develop safety protocols for client meetings, open houses, showings, online interactions, and other business activities. The course will guide students through strategies for data security, including protecting personal and electronic information for real estate professionals and the clients they serve. As a practical resource, this course offers easy-to-remember strategies for responding to threats and attacks and when facing potentially dangerous situations.
Your Ohio Association of REALTORS is pleased to launch a
ground-breaking, year-long video series in 2017, spotlighting the
many attributesof a real estate professional. The series is designed to
give voice to the very ideals that each of us aspire to in our day-to-day practice and reinforce the importance of treating each other with
respect and professionalism
Medina County Board of REALTORS®
Improve, Invest in Community with REALTOR®
With nearly 800 members keeping their ears to the ground, the Medina County Board of REALTORS® (MCBOR) never has to wonder what the needs of the community might be. In 2016, it met three such needs with funding assistance from the REALTOR® Party’s Housing Opportunity Grants and a Placemaking Grant. Ranging from housing for disabled veterans, to vegetable gardens for low-income citizens, to improving a bike path for the public, these projects demonstrate the deep level of investment these MCBOR REALTOR® professionals have in their community.
Sherry Stell, MCBOR's Association Executive, explains that her organization has strong Housing Opportunity and Legislative Committees, but that its community service issues emerge organically, without any systematic approach. "If the need is there, members will call it to our attention, and we'll try to find out if it is possible to obtain a grant
within the REALTOR® Party program," said Stell. For example, a MCBOR committee member who serves as a trustee of one of Medina County's townships recognized an opportunity for the REALTORS® to contribute to public fitness when a former golf course in his township was being converted to a public park and required funding to transform golf cart paths to mountain bike paths. The Placemaking Grant program does not fund repair work on existing paths, but this fall, MCBOR succeeded in securing a $1,300 grant for a park map and information display case branded with the Medina County Board of REALTOR®S name and REALTOR® logo, along with a "Saddle Buddy" mountain bike repair and cleaning station.
Another significant community service project for MCBOR came about when one of its members handled the sale of a property to an organization that planned to convert the home to housing for disabled veterans requiring round-the-clock care. "That's how we found out about Newbridge Veterans Place," says Stell. "Our membership is more than happy to support our veterans. Newbridge Veterans Place became the beneficiary of our Annual Charity Bowl-a-Thon, which attracted more than 140 participants and raised more than $3,000." Along with a $5,000 NAR Housing Opportunity Grant and three REALTOR® Care Days, MCBOR volunteers donated their time and skill to help the organization get the property up and running. "So much was needed in this seven-bedroom home to get it ready to house low income/homeless and disabled veterans," notes Stell. "Our members helped with painting, hanging blinds and setting up the kitchen, in addition to purchasing and moving furniture into the home."
Yet another project arose because of MCBOR's longstanding support of Medina Creative Housing, an organization that promotes the development and management of permanent affordable housing for people with disabilities. In the past, the REALTORS® have received a REALTOR® Party Housing Opportunity Grant to support the programmatic goals of the charity's Life Skills Lodge as a comprehensive occupational therapy environment. "This year," reports Stell, "they wanted help installing raised garden beds, to help residents to grow their own produce and sell the
excess at the farmers’ market for income. Our community is so fortunate to have this amazing organization, and this project, in particular, helps the broader population by providing fresh locally grown vegetables. It's a real win-win."
On a hot day this summer, a team of MCBOR members got together and met at the site to build the garden beds, with materials paid for by a Placemaking Grant. As always, Stell put the word out among her affiliate members, who not only pitched in to help, but provided coffee, donuts and pizza. "Our members are very supportive of each other
in these efforts," she adds, "whether it's with hard labor or coffee service. Knowing that the REALTOR® Party is behind them with all its resources, makes all of us feel like we really can make a difference when these needs arise."
The National Association of REALTORS® Ethics course requirement has changed from a 4 year cycle to a 2 year cycle. What this means is that all REALTORS® must complete at least 2.5 hours of ethics training (NAR Code of Ethics) in 2017 or 2018.
This is a separate requirement than the 3 hours of Ethics that you must take for your license renewal. This is an NAR requirement.
The next deadline is December 30, 2018.
If you need to take an ethics course, Hondros College offers Ethics online -
with a 35% discount if you go through the medinarealtors.com.
The purpose of RPAC is clear:
REALTORS® raise and spend money to elect candidates who understand and support their interests.
The money to accomplish this comes from voluntary contributions made by REALTORS®.
DO YOUR CLIENTS ASK:
WHICH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IS THIS HOUSE WITH?
Medina City Schools has launched a new website to help you
determine which school (elementary/middle/parochial or high)
are eligible for a home.
No more calls to the schools or Board of Education.
Go to: www.MedinaBees.org and click on WebQuery Routing Info.
Insert the home address / Select a grade
school information is provided, along with bus pick up information.
Click on the school for a map of that particular school's district.
FOR REALTORS FROM NAR's REALTOR BENEFITS
NAR REALTOR BENEFITS
The NAR REALTORS Benefits Program is your official member benefits resource, with discounts and offers on products and services just for REALTORS
OR Click on the image below to go directly to the Discount Catalog
DO YOU KNOW WHEN
YOUR LICENCE AND CE'S ARE DUE?
DO YOU KNOW WHAT
CLASSES YOU HAVE TAKEN AND
WHAT CLASSES YOU STILL NEED?
CONTINUING EDUCATION CERTIFICATE CODES:
Letter Key for CE Certificates:
C: Code of Ethics (ODRE required 3 hours)
D: Core Law (ODRE required 3 hours)
G: Civil Rights Fair Housing (ODRE required 3 hours)
This letter is located on all certificates, located in the middle of the certificate number.
In order to fulfil the NAR Quadrennial Ethics Requirement....
If you take an Ethics class at a location other than MCBOR,
please fax or email your Ethics Certificate to the board office... thank you
Playhouse Square Corporate Exclusive Online Ticketing was designed to give you the exclusive convenience of purchasing
your show tickets online at a special discount and often before the general public.
To order tickets for a show, enter the Promo Code; CLETIX and follow the prompts.
You will be sent a confirmation via email with notification as to where to pick up your tickets.
(there is a small ticketing fee ($7 per order).
Keep checking the website as shows are consistently being added.
MCBOR Committee Meeting Minutes are avail. to members on request.
Meetings, Events & CE