2017 Columbus Ohio regional home sales statistics release schedule

Jan. 24 - 2016 housing report
Feb. 22 - January housing report
Mar. 22 - February housing report
Apr. 21 - March housing report
May 24 - April housing report
June 21 - May housing report
July 24 - June housing report
Aug. 24 - July housing report
Sept. 20 - August housing report
Oct. 20 - September housing report
Nov. 21 - October housing report
Dec. 20 - November housing report

Above dates coincide with the National Association of REALTORS® News Release Schedule

News Results


Columbus REALTORS® and Hondros College Collaborate for On-Line Education

In April, a new Ohio law went into effect that now allows for real estate pre-licensing courses to be taken online. To celebrate this exciting change, Columbus REALTORS® and Hondros College of Business are collaborating to offer our members convenient, online courses for both real estate pre-licensing and continuing education.


Flex Full CMA Gets a Facelift: New Design, Charts, Now Generates PDF

On May 30, Flexmls CMAs will have a new look and several improvements. The changes will include: New Design– the new format includes larger text, photos, and maps; New Charts – two new Price Analysis charts are available: List, Sold and Adjusted Prices and Low, Average, Median and High Prices; Automatic PDF – to ensure optimized appearance for printing and emailing, the CMAs will be automatically created as PDF files when possible.


Central Ohio Housing Report - April 2017

Home prices are rising in central Ohio due to increased buyer presence and lack of inventory. Low inventory is also responsible for the dip in April home sales.

Columbus REALTORS® e-notes for May 12, 2017

Columbus REALTORS® e-notes for May 12, 2017

CORPAC Auction is 5/25; Can You Prove You Presented That Offer; Old residential contract removed 6/1/17; Staging for a Cozy, Minimalist Look; Making an Offer: 5 Mistakes to Avoid; Business Benefits of Voice-Assist Devices; Chatbots’ Potential Beyond Lead Generation; 9 Unexpected Ways Paint Can Reboot Your Curb Appeal and more.


Can You Prove You Presented That Offer?

Article 1 is the single most often cited article from NAR's Code of Ethics in ethics complaints filed with your local REALTOR® association. It clearly lays out the REALTOR'S® pledge to protect and promote the interests of their client as well as their obligation to treat all parties honestly.  The Code of Ethics goes on to say that offers and counter-offers must be presented objectively and as quickly as possible, and that the listing REALTOR® must continue to present offers and counter-offers until closing unless the seller has waived this obligation in writing.

Columbus REALTORS® e-notes for April 21, 2017

Columbus REALTORS® e-notes for April 21, 2017

Homes continue to sell quickly; 2017 Congressional Roundtable a tremendous success; Is that listing in contract already; MLS won’t support Microsoft Vista as of 4/11/17; Don't miss Bowling for Benevolence on 4/27; Free Safety Webinar 4/26; What Really Makes a Property Appreciate; Yard Tips So You’ll Never Have to Water Again and more.


Columbus and Knox County REALTORS® Form Key Box and MLS Reciprocity

This week the Knox County Board of REALTORS® and Columbus REALTORS® formed an agreement to make electronic key box and MLS services available to each other’s subscribers under a reciprocity agreement advantageous to the members of both associations.    

Central Ohio Commercial Retail Report 1Q2017

Central Ohio Commercial Retail Report 1Q2017

The Columbus retail market recorded 183,623 square feet of negative net absorption during the first quarter of 2017, according to the first quarter retail report from the Central Ohio Commercial Information Exchange (COCIE), which uses Xceligent as its vendor. Compared to the same quarter a year ago, absorption was down from 60,917 square feet of positive net absorption.


An Update on MLS Listing Syndication

As was detailed in a March 15 post to members, the Columbus and Central Ohio Regional MLS has a long-standing policy that the only destinations to which member listing data is sent in total for public display is Realtor.com and to members’ websites for use in IDX display.

Q1-2017 Lender-Mediated Properties Report

Q1-2017 Lender-Mediated Properties Report

Central Ohio foreclosures in the first quarter of 2017 followed its downtrend, decreasing 63.7 percent from a year ago and down over 93 percent from peak supply levels in 2010 according to the 1Q17 Lender-Mediated Properties Report published by Columbus REALTORS®.