Nearly 200 Ohio REALTORS®, including 8 members of the Firelands Association of REALTORS®, gathered for the
Ohio Association of REALTORS® Legislative Conference to discuss issues affecting Ohio’s property owners and to
meet with legislators to review issues of local concern. The Conference was March 2-3 at the Columbus Renaissance
The Honorable Thomas Moyer, Chief Justice, Ohio Supreme Court, served as the Conference’s opening keynote
Those who attended the two-day conference and pictured above from the left were Scott Biechele, Vacationland Realty,
Inc.; Leonard Partin, Jack Bradley Realty; Jeff Berquist, President, Stadtmiller Realty; Tammy Steinle, Wendt Key
Team Realty; Ruth DeHenning, CEO; State Representative Dennis Murray; Glenda Ward, Jack Bradley Realty and
Leonard Partin, Jack Bradley Realty. Absent from the picture was District 2 Senator Mark Wagoner, who did attend a
dinner meeting with the group from Firelands.
REALTOR® Insight OBJECTIVE NEW MEMBERS
FAR’s REALTOR® Insight is pub- Martin V. Carlysle, RE/MAX Quality Realty,
The REALTOR® Insight is the offi- lished by and for the education infor-
cial publication of the Firelands mation and benefit of its members Tarina Oglesby, Stadtmiller Realty, Sandusky,
Association of REALTORS®, 2710 and devoted to news of the real es- OH
Campbell Street, Sandusky, OH tate industry and other related and David Tully, Stadtmiller Realty, Sandusky, OH
44870. allied interest.
Dawn Ousley, Danhoff Donnamiller Realty,
The Firelands Association serves LLC, Willard, OH
five counties: Advertisements of general interest
are accepted, but in no way should be New MLS Office
Erie, Huron, Ottawa, Sandusky construed as an endorsement by the
and Seneca. Firelands Association of REAL- Daniel J. DiSalle, DiSalle Real Estate Co., Mau-
TORS®. FAR makes every effort to
ensure the accuracy of the informa- MLS Salesperson
OFFICERS tion published but assumes no re-
Ann Mahon, DiSalle Real Estate Co., Maumee,
Jeff Berquist, President sponsibility for damages due to er- OH
rors or omissions.
Donna Schoonmaker, Vice Presi-
dent All copies for publication should be
David Biechele, 2010 Treasurer sent to the Editor by the 20th of each
month, rates available upon request.
Ruth DeHenning, CEO
All copies submitted are subject to
editing at the Editors discretion.
Dianne Level, 2010 Executive Officer/Publisher
Tony Leber, Affiliate Ruth DeHenning RCE
Sara Wingart. 2012
Anthony Taylor, 2012 MLS Administrator
Norma Schaechterle, 2012 E-mail: Linda@faor.com
Tammy Steinle, 2010
Admin. Assistant/Web Admin.
Scott Biechele, 2012
Joanne Berardi, 2012 E-mail: Connie@faor.com
Leonard Partin, Past President
We began billing the Special Assessments in quarterly installments in March. Of-
fices will be billed $66 per agent due April 1st.
In June 2010, you will be billed for $65 (1/2 yr) Participation Fee. This will be due
by July 1st. Your MLS Participation will not be due again until July 1, 2011.
Mark Your Calendars
18 CE—9 AM—3:30 PM, REALTOR® Hall
23 Member Services Committee Meeting, 1:30 PM, REALTOR® Hall
23 RPAC Committee Meeting, 2:30 PM, REALTOR® Hall
25 Directors Meeting, 9:30 AM, REALTOR® Hall
25 Community Service Committee Meeting, 1:00 PM, REALTOR® Hall
31 CE– 10 AM—2:30 PM, REALTOR ® Hall
2 Good Friday, Board Office will close at Noon
6 CE, 9 AM—3:30 PM, REALTOR® Hall
10-11 REALTOR® Nationwide Open House
14 REP Luncheon—More details available soon
16-20 AE National Meetings—Quebec City
29 CE—9 AM—2:30 PM, REALTOR® Hall
5 REP—All Area Auditors, 9 AM Breakfast at Board Office,
10-15 Washington, D.C. Meetings
18 Affiliate Appreciation BBQ, Shaffoe Shelter
20 RPAC Auction
22-29 Resort Properties Week
23-25 Spring Meetings—Hilton, Easton
31 Memorial Day—Board Office Closed
5 reasons to hold an Open
1. The odds are low but sometimes
open houses lead to a sale.
2. Home sellers like them. They
like seeing their real estate profes-
sional working hard for them.
3. Visitor feedback is good for sell-
4. Other real estate practitioners tour
open houses and they sometimes
5. Open houses engage people, in-
cluding friends and neighbors
who might bring in a buyer.
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The committees have been busy
Mark Your Calendars…
meeting getting their agendas ready
April 10 & 11,2010 for this years events.
The Member Services Committee
Showcase your listings prior to the tax
credit expiring in this Nationwide has decided to change their Affiliate
Open House Weekend. Tribute Breakfast to a new Affiliate
Invite your buyers to “look for the blue BBQ and Picnic Supper in the new
balloons” the weekend of April 10-11! Shaffoe Shelter on May 18th. The
Tell them to look for the blue REAL-
TOR balloons on yard signs that week-
special surprise of the evening will
end—OAR will be shipping balloons be the world famous “ Berardi
to local Boards/Associations in mid- French Fries.”
March that REALTORS can pick up
for free and display on their signs to
indicate the home is OPEN! RPAC has set the date for their
Live and Silent Auctions Fund
This event is timed to help you get
more inventory under contract BE- Raiser for May 20th. It’s always a
FORE the tax credit expires on April good season, to support RPAC.
We have lots of CE hours sched-
uled for April and May. If you need
hours or not, these sessions are full
of good information, nothing wrong
with taking classes, just to learn
Don’t forget the “Grand Open-
ing” of the Shaffoe Shelter on July
20th, we will be hosting an Erie
Update your winter listing
County Chamber of Commerce
photos with fresh Spring Business After Hours.
Condolences to the
Carol Houlett,, Bolte Real
H. Howard Printy, father
of Sally Routh of Cold-
well Banker Routh Realty
Jane Rhoad, Former REAL
TOR®, March 2010 Idea Lab:
Rapattoni launched a new online community for
MLS staff members. Rapattoni customers will have
Becky Olrick, wife of Ron the ability to contribute, discuss, track and even vote
Olrick on ideas for the Rapattoni system. Staffers are also
able to search through ideas submitted by other cus-
tomers, add feedback through comments, and give
“kudos” to ideas they like. The more “kudos” given
to an idea, the higher that idea will rise on the Idea
Lab’s list. The top ideas will be visible with a sin-
gle click and will be used by Rapattoni management
team to help guide the future of the Rapattoni MLS
software. So if you have any ideas or suggestions
you would like added, please email or fax your ideas
to the Board Office.
When you enter a Condo listing, the PROPERTY
SUBTYPE should be CONDOMINIUM. Property
Subtype is a REQUIRED field, BUT you should not
use both of the property subtype fields.
A lot of agents have complained when searching
for a condo, that residential house listings also show
up. This is because when a Condo listing is entered,
the agent/office assistant is entering in the Property
Subtype 1) condominium and in Property Subtype
2) residential house (or vise versa).
This will also hold true to MOBILE HOMES and
BOATHOUSES. So unless you want your
CONDO, MOBILE HOME or BOATHOUSE to
show up in both searches, PLEASE do not use both
of the Property Subtypes.
The Trustees of the Trust met at Mon Ami
on Friday, March 5th for their annual face to
face meeting. Those present were: Glenda
Ward, Jeff Morgan, Marti Redmond, Judy
Twarek, Bernie Hammer and Ruth DeHen-
ning, CEO. Deanna Johnson was absent.
Two Trustees terms were ending, a motion
was made, seconded and passed to appoint
Glenda Ward and Jeff Morgan each to 3
They have received scholarship applications
from Port Clinton and Danbury High
Schools, they are checking with Oak Harbor
to see if their applications have been com-
pleted. They will review the applications
and then decide which students (1 from each
school) will receive the Annual $1.000
There being no further business the meeting
REP Schedule 2010
March 10th—Big Brothers/Big Sis-
ters with Amy Roldan. Sandusky
Yacht Club $15. Buffet/Lunch
April 14th—Artisans Tour, Lunch-
eon—More details available soon.
May 5th—Auditors Panel….HOW
much is my house worth? Auditors
from all of our counties. Breakfast
Meeting, 9 a.m. at the Board Office.
July 14th—Christmas in July, Peg
Blanton’s cottage Pot Luck Dinner.
Oct. 28th—Charity Auction/Italian
Cook-Off, Board Office Dinner, 5:00
Chamber of Commerce
Business After Hours—
Grand Opening of Shaffoe Shelter
July 20th 5:15 to 7:00 p.m. -
Hug Your REALTOR Week
We will be hosting a business after hours to introduce our New Shaffoe
Shelter and also provide tours of our current facility. Many different com-
mittees, members and friends will be asked to help in this event. We will have fun, food and
prizes for all in attendance. How about a nice big sign (since it is National Hug somebody week)
HUG YOUR REALTOR…? Sound interesting.
Keep your calendar open for the evening of July 20th. We will have a D.J. along with some
home grown entertainment. Do you have a talent you would like to show off? Call or email
Ruth at the board office.
RESIDENTIAL SOLD STATISTICS
Month Average Sales Price Number of Sales
Jan. 1, 2009—Jan. 31, 2009 $97,487 89
Jan. 1, 2010—Jan 31, 2010 $117,309 103
So far 30 boards in Ohio are participating in the
Nationwide Open House event!
Here is the list:
1. Ashland Board of REALTORS®
2. Ashtabula County Board of REALTORS®
3. Athens County Board of REALTORS®
4. Beaver Creek Area Association of REALTORS®
5. Belmont County Board of REALTORS®
6. Bucyrus Board of REALTORS®
7. Cambridge Board of REALTORS®
8. Cincinnati Board of REALTORS®
9. Cleveland Area Board of REALTORS®
10. Columbus Board of REALTORS®
11. Darke County Board Association of REALTORS®
12. Dayton Area Board of REALTORS®
13. Firelands Association of REALTORS®
14. Galion Board of REALTORS®
15. Greater Portsmouth Area Board of REALTORS®
16. Hamilton Fairfield Oxford Board of REALTORS®
17. Heartland Board of REALTORS®
18. Lake & Geauga Area Board of REALTORS®
19. Lancaster Board of REALTORS®
20. Licking County Board of REALTORS®
21. Marietta Board of REALTORS®
22. Northwestern Ohio Board of REALTORS®
23. Marion Board of REALTORS®
24. Portage County Association of REALTORS®
25. Stark County Association of REALTORS®
26. Steubenville Area Board of REALTORS®
27. Toledo Board of REALTORS®
28. Warren Area Board of REALTORS®
29. Wayne-Homes Association of REALTORS®
30. Youngstown Columbiana Association of REAL-
FAR Profiles—Joe Hayberger
Joseph A. Hayberger was born in Lorain, Ohio under the zodiac sign of Scorpio. He is a
REALTOR® with Strayer Group. His family members include his wife Kathy, sons
Troy (wife-Kerry-Madison and Hannah) and Trevor (wife Wendy—Hunter, Mason and
Joe knew he wanted to be a REALTOR® when his fascination with older homes led to a
desire to begin a new career. Fate, divine intervention, pushed him into being an Educa-
tor, however, he chose to be a REALTOR®. He has been very blessed to enjoy the bene-
fits of both careers.
Joe got his license back in the old days. Not exactly sure when, 1976. When he is not working he enjoys
movies, music, dancing, sports (playing and watching) and time with the family and grandkids. What sur-
prises people most about me is that despite bad knees, he can still play a very good game of basketball. His
pet peeve is being caught by the trains on Venice Road! The last book he read was Becoming an Invitational
Leader: A New Approach to Professional and Personal Success. Most people don’t know that he is shy, if
you believe that then he has a bridge to Canada he would like to sell you!
His next personal goal he is working on is an on-going occurrence….continue to learn and get better. Joe
feels the three words that best describe him are Inquisitive, Listener and Forthright. If he were not working
now, he would be taking a long overdue vacation. His favorite restaurant is a tough choice since he has
three—Better Half, Jolly Doughnuts and Port Sandusky.
Joe feels the benefits of his membership in FAR is the opportunity to network with all in order to become
better in all aspects of real estate.
Firelands Association of REALTORS®
2710 Campbell Street
Sandusky, OH 44870