Columbus REALTORS® e-notes for November 24, 2017

Buyers eager for new inventory
There were 2760 homes and condos sold during the month of October, which is a 4.4 percent increase over the same month a year ago, although a decline of 2.4 percent from September. This is the highest number of sales on record for the month of October. Read more.

Hurry! Get your tickets for the 2017 President's Ball!
Hurry and get your tickets for the annual President's Ball on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Hyatt Regency! Tickets are $70 and can be purchase here. Wine for your table can also be purchased here and hotel rooms can be reserved here

YPN Holiday Party is 12/13!
Ring in the holiday season with YPN at this festive cocktail and dinner mixer Wednesday, Dec. 13 at Giuseppe's Ritrovo 5p-7p! Guests are asked to bring an unwrapped toy to be donated to the Firefighters for Kids Toy Drive. Tickets are $30 and include a drink ticket, dinner buffet - purchase here. More info.

Yelp: You Can’t Ask Customers for Reviews
The popular business review site says you must get feedback more organically or risk being demoted in its search results. Read more.

How FCC Plan to End Net Neutrality Hurts You

NAR says that without a “neutral online playing field,” real estate companies, multiple listing services, and property data aggregators will be at a disadvantage. Read more.

Savings at the CE Shop for Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Purchase your real estate education with The CE Shop on November 24th or 27th for 40% off sitewide! This discount applies to all courses and packages including pre-licensing, post-licensing and continuing education. Click here and use code BLACKFRIDAY on 11/24 or CYBERMONDAY on 11/27 to save!

News for your clients!
6 Near-Genius Ways to Fool Burglars Into Thinking You’re Home
Your home: You love it, but sometimes you have to leave it. Allowing your biggest investment to fend for itself can be stressful. And it’s a legit concern; when your home looks empty, break-ins happen.  Check out these tips on how to make it look like someone is home all the time.