8/28/18 Broker Forum - Recap

On Aug. 28, 2018, the Columbus REALTORS® Broker Council held a Broker Forum on Transaction Management. 

With over fifty in attendance, CEO Stan Collins reviewed some of the legal resources that are easily available to members by visiting the Ohio Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing website, the Ohio REALTORS® website, and the National Association of REALTORS® website.

Collins also reminded attendees that brokers and managers have free access to the Ohio REALTORS® Legal Assistance Hotline. For more information about the hotline, brokers can contact Arica Jones at the Ohio REALTORS® headquarters at (614) 228-6218 for their password, or to register an office manager for the service. 

Valuable links to online legal resources include:

Senior Vice President of Administrative Services Corey Skinner then gave a quick overview of the automated forms vendors currently available to Columbus REALTORS® members, which include: Forms-R-Us, DotLoop and ZipLogix.   

Skinner then introduced representatives from Forms-R-Us and ZipLogix, who then presented live demonstrations of their transaction management products.

The highlight of the forum was a panel discussion, moderated by Broker Advisory Council Chair Bob Kutschbach, about how brokerage transaction document management is being aided through the use of transaction management products like those demonstrated. 

Panel members included:

  • Don Van Steyn, Chief Operating Officer of RE/MAX Premier Choice
  • Chris Gregory, Principal Broker of Rolls Realty
  • Ashley Leonard, eMarketing Manager for Coldwell Banker King Thompson
  • Sarah Tilson, Operations Manager for Coldwell Banker King Thompson

Many thanks to Moderator Kutschbach and all the participants, as members in attendance gained valuable insight to some of the products currently available to Columbus REALTORS® members, and how an organized document management system can help save both time and money in the management of important brokerage records.

More detail about the forms services available to Columbus REALTORS® members can be found here