Columbus REALTORS® e-notes for May 4, 2018

CORPAC Auction is 5/10!
The 2018 CORPAC Auction is 5/10 at St. Charles Preparatory School and this year it's 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. Prior to the Auction, be sure to stop by Mingle with the PAC at Old Bag of Nails 4p-6p for a political update date from REALTOR® and Columbus City Councilman Emmanuel Remy!

Class: Tax Reform - what it means for you & your clients
Don't miss this class on 5/3 that will 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.

Fair Housing Foundations class on 5/15 
This course will take a historical view at Fair Housing and Civil Rights, examining the details of current housing, advertising and lending laws in addition to review how OHFA (Ohio Housing Finance Agency) Home Ownership programs can reduce barriers to home ownership. This course is 3 CE credit hours and satisfies the civil rights requirement. If you or your agents would like to sign up, class is free; registration required.

Do you conduct land transactions? 
Are you interested in learning how to diversify and increase your client base by gaining the expertise to conduct land transactions? The REALTORS® Land Institute is hosting a 9-day LANDU Education Week in Arlington, TX, from June 2-10. This is a great opportunity to complete up to six of the courses required to earn the elite Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) Designation in one place. More info.

New Class: Drones and Real Estate Marketing
Don't miss this class on 5/17! It will discuss FAA approved unmanned systems for real estate for use in real estate marketing. Dennis Fisher will instruct this course and has over 40 years as a Still Photographer, Cinematographer and Range Optics Manager/Engineer. Cost: $20 if paid by 05/16/17; $30 day of class. Register.

RPR Residential Webinars in May 
Don't miss these great RPR residential webinars offered throughout May!

3 Ways to Beat Your Competition
With a tight market this spring, competition for listings and buyers will be fiercer among real estate professionals. So how can you show clients you’d be the best representative for their housing needs? Find out here.
News for your clients! 
Make your backyard staycation-worthy
You may spend plenty of time in your backyard, but if it’s all boot camp and no getaway, you may not be feeling the love for your home that you once did. These ideas will turn your labor-loving yard into a leisure-loving one and may even enhance your home’s value. Let the backyard staycations begin with these ideas!