On April 6th, OAR’s major legislative initiative, HB 532 becomes effective. Whether you are a broker, manager or agent, you won’t want to miss this webinar explaining how the new license law provisions impact you. As a broker, will you take on the new role of “principal broker” for your brokerage? If so, it’s crucial for you to understand the duties that will come with this position. HB 532 also provides new opportunities included in HB 532 for a brokerage to use additional business names and for a broker to run more than one company. Moreover, you will learn about the expanded educational requirements for brokers, managers and newly licensed agents and when those become effective. Finally, all REALTORS will now need to comply with new procedures for buyers agents who write offers on the same property from multiple buyers. This webinar will breakdown exactly how to handle this situation without violating your agency obligations under the license law.
Margaret J. Ritenour is Vice President of Legal Services & Administration for the Ohio Association of REALTORS. In this position, Ms. Ritenour oversees the operation of the Association’s Legal Assistance Hotline and serves as executive staff liaison to OAR’s Legal Action Committee and Legal Issues Forum. She also works closely with OAR’s Public Policy Group, analyzing and testifying on legislation. She is a frequent continuing education instructor, speaker and author on legal topics for real estate brokers and agents across the state.
Prior to joining the Association, Ms. Ritenour acted as legal counsel at the Ohio Division of Real Estate for 10 years. For the last four of those years, she served as the Superintendent of this agency. In that capacity, she was responsible for directing and coordinating all the activities of the agency’s 40-person staff; overseeing the testing, licensing and education of 50,000 real estate licensees and the regulation of the real estate industry in the State of Ohio. Ms. Ritenour is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law. She is a member of both the Columbus and Ohio Bar Association’s Real Property Sections.