The Ohio Division of Real Estate fall 2018 newsletter is now available. As an Ohio real estate license holder, you know that you must stay current on real estate license laws and changes and this is NOT an option. This newsletter is a great compliance tool, and you can click here to find this newsletter online.
Ohio real estate license holders have a new responsibility
Ohio Revised Code section 5101.63 states that as of September 2018, Ohio real estate license holders are now "mandatory reporters” of potential adult abuse, exploitation, and neglect. You can report suspected abuse by calling 1-855-OHIOAPS. You can also report to your county department of job and family services. Remember, elder abuse reports are confidential and not a public record.
From July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017, a total of 16,579 reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation were received by county departments of job and family services for adults 18 years of age and older. Of the 16,579 reports, 16,241 were reports for adults age 60 and older.
You can also learn more about elder abuse by visiting the National Council on Aging (NCOA).
Social Media Advertising
Social media is a great way to reach your customer/client base, however, you have to make sure you do not violate advertising regulations. The current edition of the Division's newsletter features a section on social media advertising.
Common social media non-compliance issues are:
- identifying a franchise name, but not including the affiliated brokerage by name
- posting a property for sale on a personal/business account, however, not properly obtaining consent
- from an authorized party and/or properly identifying the listing brokerage
- posts with improper name identification, as in how the name appears on a license
- failing to include agent ownership of a property
- failure to remove and/or update outdated posts.
You can also review OH Administrative Code 1301:5-1-02 Advertising for further clarification.
Helpful tools: Newsletters
Compliance is made easy when you have the right tools, and commission newsletters are a great score of information. You can also sign up to receive the future newsletter via email. Past editions are also available online by clicking here.
Ohio real estate license holders, check out our CE courses
Staying educated and informed will ensure you have the tools you need to be successful, and RealEstateCE can help with our fantastic selection of Ohio real estate license renewal courses.
Our Ohio online real estate classes contain several elective courses to choose from as well as the mandatory Real Estate Canons of Ethics, Core Law Class in Ohio, and Civil Rights courses. We also have the Ohio Broker Responsibilities course to help brokers satisfy their Ohio real estate continuing education requirements. You can also click here to view all of our Ohio real estate continuing education course offerings.
RealEstateCE has the Ohio online real estate continuing education courses you need to be in compliance, call us to register today.
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This information current as of November 2018.