Cultures, Customs and Contracts: A Panel Discussion

(2 CE credit hours)

Join Columbus REALTORS® and Columbus Women's Council of REALTORS® to explore ways realtors are crossing cultural barriers to bring the dream of home ownership to more Central Ohio residents!

  • 11:30 a.m.- Registration/Boxed Lunch
  • 11:55 a.m. to 2:15 p.m - Class
Panel Members: Patrick Terrien, President & CEO, Columbus Council on World Affairs; Kristine Aldemir, Multi-lingual sales agent, HER, REALTORS®; Daniel Roggiero, Assistant Director, Homes on the Hill; and Durga Timsina, Multi-lingual sales agent, Carleton Realty, LLC

This class is a panel discussion to raise awareness of cultural differences, how cultural misunderstandings may affect real estate transactions, and some ways to avoid problems and bridge communication gaps. Content includes:

  • First-hand examples of REALTORS® regarding potential problems and solutions to working with clients from other cultures
  • Information with suggestions about how to ensure communication is clear, and expectations and procedures are explained and understood
  • Discussion of a home buyer's education program to prepare first time English and Spanish-speaking home buyers for the home purchase process
  • Information about a program for low and middle income consumers that will help them with financial planning in preparation for home buying (English and Spanish), as well as, information of some home buying assistance programs
  • Explanation of the concept of Global Fluency and statistics on Columbus population growth of the international segment of property buyers

    Cost: $30 to be paid by 2:00 p.m. 8/14 (includes boxed lunch)


    Special Accommodations
    If you have disabilities that require special accommodations, including the need for auxiliary aids and services, please indicate requirements in the ‘Special Requests’ box at the time of registration.

    Cancellation Policy
    Unless otherwise noted above, tuition/registration fee will be refunded if cancellation is received at least 24 hours prior to the day of class. Weather Cancellation Policy


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    Wednesday, August 15, 2018
    11:30 AM - 2:15 PM
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    2700 Airport Dr., Columbus, OH 43219

    Registration Status: Registration Closed

    Additional Information

    • Seats Available: 34
    • Cost: $30.00