Columbus REALTORS® e-notes for November 23, 2018

Future home sales looking strong in central Ohio
Although down 4.1 percent from a year ago, homes put in contract jumped 3.7 percent from September to October. This was the second highest number of homes in contract in October in 12 years. Read full report.

Dues & fees increases for 2019
Dues invoices were emailed earlier this week and included dues and fees increases deemed necessary to continue to provide the level of service that our membership expects as well as add new features. More information.

Changes to the Residential Purchase Contract
A new version of the Residential Real Estate Purchase Contract (Rev. 9/18) was released on Oct. 1, 2018. A copy of the new contract form with explanatory annotations is available on the Forms page (members only - requires password). Read more. See video

MLS Login change –11/27
There is a change coming to the way you log into the MLS. You may have noticed the message on the FlexMLS Message Board regarding NRDS numbers. The login change is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 27. Your password will not be changed on that day, only your login. Read more.

Fair Housing Symposium – 11/27
Join the Ohio Civil Rights Commission for a robust day of education and contemplation on the legacy of the Federal Fair Housing Act. The symposium will also focus upon the future of fair housing in the United States. Register.

Become a Certified Real Estate Mentor on 12/10!
Spots are still available in this upcoming special 2-day course on Dec. 10-11! By earning the CREM designation you'll be ensuring that knowledge, experience, and wisdom are passed down the next generation. More info and sign up here.

2019 Committee Registration still open!
If you've considered signing for a committee, what are you waiting for?! As a member-driven organization, Columbus REALTORS® relies on membership input through its various committees, councils, boards and forums. Through these groups, members determine MLS rules, education classes, public programs, form modifications, legislative positions, dues/fees, award criteria, discounted services, etc. Sign up and make a difference today! View committees and get registration form.

Interactive quiz matches buyers to ‘spectacular spaces’
Have a client unsure of where to live or what home to buy? This questionnaire may help.

News for your clients! 
How to price your home like the savviest sellers
Home pricing is more of a science than an art, but many homeowners price with their heartstrings instead of cold, hard data. Smart sellers know that crunching the numbers is always the better route to an accurate home price. Here’s how they do it.