Ohio/Kentucky Annual Convention & Expo
Cincinnati Convention center/Hyatt regency


Saturday, Sept. 23

8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ohio WCR Meeting & Lunch
Ticket price: $50 (See registration form)

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ohio Leadership Academy

Sunday, Sept. 24



8:30 am - Noon
Ohio REALTORS Leadership Academy

8:30 am - 5:00 pm
CRS 120: Converting Leads Into Closings 
Instructor: Chandra Hall
Sponsored by Kentucky REALTORS
Duke Energy Convention Center Cincinnati, OH

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kentucky / Ohio REALTORS Major Investor Hit at the Reds Ballgame

6:15 pm - 6:30
Ohio REALTORS With Heart Unveiling of Donated AED
Location: Newport Aquarium

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kentucky / Ohio REALTORS Newport Aquarium Event
Buses are sponsored by BB & T Mortgage

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
*Kentucky / Ohio Past Presidents Dinner (Metropolitan Club)

Monday, Sept. 25

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kentucky / Ohio REALTORS Registration

8:30 am - 9:00 am
Kentucky / Ohio Convention Orientation

8:30 am - 10:00 am
Ohio/Kentucky Equal Opportunity Diversity Committee

9:00 am - 10:00 am
*Ohio RPAC Trustees

9:00 am - 10:00 am
*Ohio Past Presidents Meeting

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Ohio Products & Services Committee

9:00 am - Noon
Kentucky Committee Meetings

9:00 am - Noon
Kentucky / Ohio REALTORS CONTINUING EDUCATION ( 3 Credit Hours)

  • Terry Watson: The Yelp Effect (Reputation Management) / Residential Track
    This course provides the practitioner with real-world tools to give the public extremely thorough disclosures, realistic and true anticipated costs and procedures, and extremely detailed and honest explanations of what to expect during their real estate transaction, to help the public avoid problems, liabilities, missteps and/or unlawful acts. The practitioner will have tools that will Easify™ the real estate transaction for the public and provide better information helping the public to make informed decisions.
  • Panel: Remodel Your Marketing Strategy / Residential Track
    This session is designed to provide agents with easy and affordable tools and tips that will assist them in innovating their marketing strategy to personally save time while providing value to their clients. Strategically choreographed to engage the agent throughout, a variety of marketing experts, media professionals, and an interactive, high profile innovation panel will shine light on affordable tools and tips that will assist agents in innovating their marketing strategy. Special focus will be to empower the agent with a step-by-step process and skills that they can easy apply today and as a result release the overwhelm and cost felt by the mystery of marketing.
    Panelists: Tarek Kamil, Sara Jackson, Rachel Folz, Glenn Hartong, Jordan Godbey, Matt Doole; Moderated by Steve Stevens
    Sponsor: Discover Publications
  • Adorna Carroll: Shift Happens--Generation & Business Trends / Residential Track
    Real estate brokers and agents do not drive the real estate industry - the consumer and their needs do. This is a mind-blowing reality check that highlights the differences in consumer communication needs with 5 generations of buyers and sellers in the game for the first time. This course helps you realize that we can no longer do things the way we have always done them and continue to survive.

10:00 am - 11:30 am
Ohio Enlarged Legislative Committee

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
*Ohio TLT Luncheon

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kentucky / Ohio REALTORS CONTINUING EDUCATION (3 Credit Hours)

  • Adorna Carroll, Mary Lou Butcher Roth & Heather Dunn. Laura Disney, Randy Newsome: Creating and Finding New Business / Young Professionals & Residential Track
    1st Hour/Adorna Carroll - Before you can generate business you need to clarify and articulate your value.  This portion of the session is an overview of methods to differentiate yourself from your competition.

    2nd Hour/Marilou Butcher-Roth - We all start out with great intentions and yet, sometimes, our actions fall short, leaving us with a less than desirable outcome. In this section of the course we will explore how to easily achieve through consistency.

    3rd Hour/Panel: YPN Panel--Michelle Billings, Heather Dunn, Laura Disney, Randy Newsome

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Terry Watson: Easify 101: Relationship Marketing Made Easy / Residential Track (co-sponsored by CRS)
    This course examines the “real-world”, professional and marketing issues that can sabotage the work of committed, ambitious REALTORS®, and demonstrates why good people consistently fail. Learn how to improve and manage relationships, how to elevate production, how to close transactions efficiently and how to work smarter, not harder.
    Sponsored by Communities First
  • Adorna Carroll: Business Issues Keeping Brokers/Managers Up at Night / Broker, Managers Track
    Running a business and keeping it are two different things.  Owners, Managers and Team Leaders need to keep their eye on some key components and the wrong decisions can cost them their business and agents.  

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Ohio CI Committee

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
*Kentucky / Ohio REALTORS NAR Directors
Conducted by Charlie Oppler and Sherri Meadows

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Ohio/Kentucky AE Workshop
Advocacy Grants & Core Standards
Guest Speaker: Bill Malkasian, NAR VP, Political Strategic Planning

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
*Ohio Nominating Committee

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Ohio Cocktail Reception to Install 2018 Officers
Hyatt Regency

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kentucky Installation for 2018 President Steve Cline

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ohio/Kentucky Installation Boat Cruise
Join OAR's newly-installed officers for a three-hour tour boat cruise along the Ohio River

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Joint Installation After Party with Soul Circus

Tuesday, Sept. 26

7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Kentucky / Ohio REALTORS Registration

7:30 am - 9:30 am
*Ohio RPAC Recognition Breakfast
Featuring Charlie Cook

Charlie Cook, is considered one of the nation's leading authorities on U.S. elections and American political trends. Cook is Editor and Publisher of the Cook Political Report and a political analyst for National Journal magazine, where he writes a twice-weekly column. Over the years Charlie has served as an election night analyst for CBS, CNN and NBC. In 2010, Cook was the co-recipient of the American Political Science Association's prestigious Carey McWilliams Award for outstanding contribution to understanding American politics. Further in 2013, he was a recipient fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvar'd John F. Kennedy School of Government.

8:00 am - 10:00 am
Kentucky Board of Directors Meeting

8:00 am - 11:00 am
Kentucky / Ohio REALTORS CONTINUING EDUCATION (3 Credit Hours)

  • Bruce Aydt: Stay Out of Court & Stay in Business / Commercial, Brokers, Managers Track
    (NAR appropriate for commercial and residential)

    Learn to avoid common mistakes that might lead to getting into a property disclosure claim for fraud, misrepresentation or negligence! Property disclosure and condition issues are the leading cause of lawsuits and claims against real estate licensees! This course examines what the risks are and how to manage and reduce mistakes by understanding the concepts of property disclosure. Rather than simply talking about what “the law” is, this course gives you practical tools to stay out of those claims and stay out of court!

10:00 am - Noon
Kentucky / Ohio REALTORS GRAND SESSION: Where Excellence Meets

Keynote Speaker: Greg Wooldridge, Navy Blue Angels

Keynote Speaker:
Greg Wooldridge, Navy Blue Angels

Announcing the KYR/Ohio REALTOR of the Year

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Kentucky / Ohio Lunch Box for Techies with Amy Schmittaur

Vlog Like a Boss: How to Kill It Online With Video Blogging
Do you need a video strategy that cuts through the noise? There are so many options for video today (and so many brands doing it poorly) that it can be difficult to know where to start and how to stand out. Amy Schmittauer is a business owner, YouTuber and best selling author of the book Vlog Like a Boss: How to Kill It Online with Video Blogging. Discover her blueprint for personal connection and brand awareness through "vlogging" with actionable tactics that will position you as the leading resource in your field, and more importantly activate a rabidly-loyal community who will lift you up for a lifetime. 

  • Designing programming that sustains consistency 
  • Developing on-camera talent
  • Delivering effective content via Amy’s Authority Video Formula

Sponsored by Ohio Housing Finance Agency

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Kentucky  /Ohio REALTORS Combined AE Luncheon

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Kentucky / Ohio REALTORS Board Presidents/Presidents-elect Luncheon

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
*Ohio Legal Action Luncheon

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (1.5 credit hours)
Kentucky / Ohio REALTORS CONTINUING EDUCATION (1.5 Credit Hours)
RESPA: Is There Such a Thing as a Free Lunch?
Instructor: Phil Schulman
Sponsored by: Ohio Legal Issues Forum

  • Could your relationship with lenders and title companies get you into hot water? In today’s market it is not uncommon for REALTORS to be approached by other industry players for referrals and  leads or to engage in joint marketing. But could such arrangements with lenders and title companies get you into hot water under federal law?  In this fast paced program, you will hear from D.C. attorney and national expert, Philip Schulman, about recent RESPA enforcement activities by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and how these rulings could apply to you. If you’ve  never  heard Phil speak on this topic, you are in for an eye opening session. Whether you lease desk space in your office to a lender or title company, share the cost of website advertising, or are thinking about entering into a marketing agreement, this program will break down all of the do’s  and don’ts for staying out of trouble.

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kentucky / Ohio CONTINUING EDUCATION (3 Credit Hours)

  • Juanita McDowell: YouTube/Video Marketing & Data Security / Residential, Brokers, Managers Track
    (Co-sponsored by CRS)
    Time to take your business to the next level by implementing a video marketing strategy and ensuring you stay safe online. The first half of this highly entertaining and informative program will show you how to use videos to generate leads and gain customer loyalty. The second half will help you put proper safeguards in place to prevent malware and viruses from destroying your real estate business. Don’t miss this highly informative program!
  • Tom Lundstedt: Big League Hard Ball: A Workshop on C/I Real Estate / Commercial Track

    This is the perfect solution for commercial-investment professionals who are tired of attending seminars that focus on issues related to residential REALTORS®. All across America there are real estate investors who have owned their property for many years. The property might even be totally paid for. Many of these investors believe themselves to be investment geniuses! 

    This session demonstrates that property owners can greatly boost the rate of return – and increase their wealth – by moving the equity from their current property to one, or more, new properties. It's a powerful way to increase listings, plus make more sales.

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Ohio Young Professionals Meeting

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
*Ohio Finance Committee

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kentucky / Ohio CONTINUING EDUCATION (3 Credit Hours)

  • Bruce Aydt: Ethics: The Measure of Professionalism / Commercial, Residential Track (3 hours ethics credit)
    The student will identify common themes and articles of the Code and Canons of Ethics, strive to be informed on issues affecting real estate and identify and take steps to eliminate bad business practices in protecting the public. The student will demonstrate knowledge of the enforcement process, disciplinary actions possible and analyze in depth case study examples.
    Sponsor: InFocus Real Estate Group

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ohio Member & Director Forum

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Kentucky Regional Caucus Meetings

5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky / Ohio A Most Excellent EXPO Opening Reception and Party

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ohio's Excellent President's Sales Club Dinner

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
*Ohio Distinguished Service Award Dinner

8:30 pm - Midnight
Kentucky / Ohio Young Professionals Party
Lachey's is located in the trendy Over the Rhine area
sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway

Wednesday, Sept. 27

8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kentucky / Ohio Registration

8:00 am - 9:00 am
Continental Breakfast in the EXPO
Sponsor: PNC Bank

8:00 am - 9:30 am
Kentucky / Ohio MLS Forum

8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ohio/Kentucky EXPO Open

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kentucky / Ohio CONTINUING EDUCATION (3 Credit Hours)

  • Pam Ermen: Team Dynamics for Brokers / Broker, Managers Track
    Get prepared for the Team Dynamic! Your top producers want to grow and team formation can be an enticing and rewarding way to do it…if you’re ready for it. Find out how preparation and planning can develop teams that contribute to the growth, recruitment, retention, and profitability of your office. You’ll learn about the 5 Growth Stages of Teams, developing policies and procedures, and how to maximize this dynamic into a positive force!
  • Chris Finney:  22 Compelling Issues in Real Estate / Core Law Ohio
    Review listing and contract fundamentals as well as purchase contract provisions. Also discussed will be scams and how to avoid them, the CFPB forms and procedures, the Good Funds law in Ohio and advertising rules.
  • Jason Vaughn: Scared Straight: How to Avoid the Disclosure Lawsuit / 3 hours Kentucky Law
    This course gives an inside look at disclosure issues ranging from patent and latent defects, liabilities and due diligence to the various types of fraud that can occur in real estate. The course also touches on the serious issues that can arise from the Seller Disclosure of Property Condition Form if not handled correctly and the main causes that trigger a problem. Don’t let yourself or your clients fall into a lawsuit trap during a real estate transaction. This course will help prevent that from happening.

9:00 am - 11:00 am
*OAR Executive Committee

Noon - 1:00 pm
Ohio/Kentucky Lunch & EXPO door prize giveaway
Lunch Sponsor: Century 21

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Ohio Director Check-In

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ohio Board of Directors

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Kentucky Delegate Body, Annual Meeting & Awards