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Monday, July 6, 2020

Columbus REALTORS® Announcements -- July/August 2020

Second half dues payment extended to August 30
If you only paid one-half of your local dues for 2020, your second-half payment has been extended 60 days from June 30 to Aug. 30, 2020.

You should have received an email in April that includes access to pay your bill online. If you did not receive this email, please contact Brandi Mrugacz at [email protected]. If you wish to pay your invoice online, your login is your license number and lower case `cbr’ is the password. Once you log in from the main menu, you will need to pay your balance of local REALTOR® dues, MLS and Key fees, if applicable. Just check each box for payment.

#RealtorsCount!
The 2020 Census will collect information about those living in every U.S. household—driving funding for schools, hospitals and fire departments while spurring infrastructure improvements our new homes and businesses need. The 2020 Census can be completed over phone (see numbers below), through the mail and for the first time ever—online (my2020Census.gov).

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau temporarily suspended 2020 Census field data collection activities in March and plan to resume field testing beginning June 1. They’ve extended the window for field data collection and self-response to Oct. 31, which will allow for apportionment counts to be delivered to the President by April 30, 2021, and redistricting data to be delivered to the states no later than July 31, 2021.

Please promote completing the 2020 Census to your clients, friends, and family. It’s important!

To complete by phone:
844-330-2020 – English
844-468-2020 – Spanish
844-418-2020 – English (for Puerto Rico residents)
844-426-2020 – Spanish (for Puerto Rico residents)
844-467-2020 – TDD (Telephone Display Device)

License renewal and reactivation deadlines extended
Due to COVID-19 and Governor Mike DeWine’s’ emergency order, the Ohio legislature has passed legislation extending license renewals and reactivations to 90 days after the date the Governor’s emergency order ends or Dec. 1, 2020, whichever comes first. This extension includes renewals due and reactivations that occurred on or after March 9, 2020 (the date the emergency order was issued). For more information, visit ohiorealtors.org/.

Supporting those who support us—In Contract advertisers
We ask that you take a few minutes to send a note to our magazine advertisers to let them know that you saw their ad in our magazine and appreciate their support. And then please send a little business their way. In Contract is supported in part from the advertising dollars we get from our advertisers. It’s important that we continue to support those who support us!

Have you done anything for the community lately?
If so, Columbus REALTORS® is accepting nominations for 2020 Spotlight on Community Service recognition. This recognition honors members for their everyday community service activities, i.e., coaching little league, participation in school/church functions, involvement in charitable organizations, etc. Four members will be selected and featured in the September/October In Contract for their work in the community. If you or a colleague is deserving of this recognition, please nominate yourself or your colleague by sending an email to [email protected] or call (614) 528-1112. We just need a name and the community service activity. The deadline for nominations is Aug. 1, 2020.

Board of Directors Report —5/27/20

  • Membership was 8,152 (as of 4/30/20), up 2.5 percent from the previous year (7,955). New members approved – one corporate affiliate, two sustaining members and 32 REALTORS®.
  • Sales Awards: effective this year, primary members may use evidence of sales production from another MLS.next year, modifications to the Lifetime Achievement Award criteria will go into effect.

Board of Directors Report — 6/24/20

  • Membership was 8,178 (as of 5/31/20), up 1.4 percent from the previous year (8,064). New members approved – two sustaining members and 35

 

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