Columbus REALTORS® e-notes for November 30, 2018

Interested in Mentoring? Sign up for CREM 12/10!
Make a difference in helping shape future generations of REALTORS® by signing up for this special 2-day course on Dec. 10-11! By earning the Certified Real Estate Mentor (CREM) designation you'll be ensuring that knowledge, experience, and wisdom are passed down the next generation. More info and sign up here.

YPN Holiday Party 12/5
Deck the halls with YPN at the annual Holiday Party Wednesday, Dec. 5 at Giuseppe's in Bexley! Tickets are $30 and include heavy appetizers and one drink ticket. Guests are asked to bring an unwrapped toy to be donated to the Toys for Tots toy drive. Get tickets here.

REALTOR® Ethics class due 12/31/18!
Have you fulfilled your Ethics class requirement that's due Dec. 31? There's still time and options left! All the Columbus REALTORS® remaining “in person” classes are full, however other online courses, through NAR, and other course providers are still available.  Any real estate ethics course that satisfies the state of Ohio core real estate requirement, taken in the last two years, since January 1, 2017, will satisfy the 2-year NAR ethics requirement.  After this is completed, you should send your certificate to Lucy Buzzee, or fax: (614) 475-4091. Columbus REALTORS® will report to NAR that you have complied. More info.

Discounted Cameron Mitchell & City Barbecue gift cards are back!
Place your order for discounted Cameron Mitchell or City Barbecue gift cards today! Orders can be placed here for Cameron Mitchell and here for City Barbecue. All order forms and payment must be received by Monday, Dec. 10 at 5p. This order form can be emailed to Member Services or faxed to (614) 337-7559. Gift cards will be available for pickup in the Columbus REALTORS® Member Services Center on Tuesday, Dec. 18 after 12p. 

Free webinar from Ohio REALTORS® and Taxbot 12/5
Don't miss this free upcoming webinar from Ohio REALTORS® and Taxbot: Last Minute Tax Strategies for the Win, on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 at 12p. Register here.

Dues & fees increases for 2019
Please be aware that dues invoices were emailed last 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
Are you familiar with the new version of the Residential Real Estate Purchase Contract (Rev. 9/18) that was released on Oct. 1? A copy of the new contract form with explanatory annotations is available on the Forms page (members only - requires password). Read more. See video

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.

News for your clients! 
Nine habits for a home to make it always feel neat & fresh
Check out this infographic quick for 2-minute tips on how to keep your home tidy. You'll never be embarrassed when company just happens to drop in again.