Columbus REALTORS® e-notes for April 13, 2018

Awards Lunch is next Wednesday!
The annual Awards Lunch at Villa Milano will recognize Broker of the Year - Lorri Molnar; Salesperson of the Year- Sue Van Woerkom; Rising Star of the Year- Stephanie Rucinski; Affiliate of the Year - Chris Hamilton; Citizen of the Year - Rev. John Edgar; Instructor of the Year - Sean Carpenter; 2018 ’10 Under 40’; and 25, 40 and 50-year members. Tickets are $25; register.

Fair Housing Act 50th Anniversary
Fair housing is more than a list of dos and don’ts, rights and penalties, and mandatory continuing education. As stewards of the right to own, use and transfer private property, fair housing protects our livelihood and business as REALTORS® and depends on a free, open market that embraces equal opportunity.
  • Fair housing makes us stronger.
  • Check out what our members had to say on what Fair Housing means to them.
  • The At Home With Diversity® online certification course is also available for 25 percent off this month.
  • Upcoming class - Fair Housing Foundations 5/15; register
  • Additional Fair Housing info.

Realist Downtime:  System Maintenance - Saturday, April 14 - 11pm
CoreLogic will be performing system maintenance the evening of Saturday, April 14, 2018 during the designated maintenance window from 11:00 PM to 3:00 AM the following morning.  Realist may be intermittently unavailable during this maintenance period.

Don't miss Bowling for Benevolence 4/25
Hit a strike for REALTORS® in need at the annual Bowling for Benevolence team competition at Columbus Square Bowling Palace on 4/25! Compete in teams of (up to) five and see who will be this year's champion! Cost: $25 per / $125 team  More info and register.

CORPAC Auction 5/10
This year's CORPAC Auction is inspired by everyone's favorite high-stakes property game, Monopoly! Tickets include heavy hors d'oeuvres, parking, cash bar and access to all auction items. Register. Group pricing is available at a discounted rate,10 for $325. To purchase, contact Ida Seitter (614) 475-4000 ext. 247. Note: Group rate does NOT include reserved table seating. Click here to sponsor the event, or donate an auction item.

Tax Reform: What it means for you & your clients
This class on 5/3 is designed to cover important tax information for real estate professionals to efficiently and profitably administer their real estate business to be able to maintain solvency and to continue to provide professional services to customers and clients. Content will cover individual and business tax changes, Ohio tax considerations and more. Cost: $20 for members if paid by 05/02/18; $40 day of class. Register.

Getting to know Grove City
Do you live or work in Grove City? Would you like to learn more about this bustling community? On 4/26, learn about Grove City 2050 from Mayor Ike Stage and Community Development Manager, Kimberly Shields. They'll discuss business and economic development activity, housing stock, neighborhood revitalization projects, parks and outdoor recreation amenities and more so that you can help your buyers and clients! Cost: $10 if paid by 4/25/18; $20 day of class. Register.

New email scam targeting REALTORS®
A phishing email, purportedly from the “REALTOR® Party via DocuSign,” has been sent to some NAR members. NAR says recipients should delete it. More info.

Volunteer with YPN at Habitat for Humanity! 
Make a difference in the lives of central Ohio residents and volunteer with YPN at Habitat for Humanity on 4/30 1p-4p and enjoy happy hour after at the new Short North BrewDog! More info. To sign up, RSVP to YPN Liaison Beth Sacks (614) 475-4000 x251.

News for your clients! 
Stylish Ways to Turn Doors Into Show-Stoppers
Doors are perfect for a little customizing and personalizing! Plus, they’re a great way to enter the world of home improvement. Their small, flat square footage is a breeze to work with. And if you goof it up, you really haven’t hurt your home’s value because a door is easy to replace. Check out these ideas.