Columbus REALTORS® e-notes for May 12, 2017

CORPAC Auction is 5/25!
Learn, earn & give back at this year's CORPAC Auction on Thursday, May 25 6p-8:30p at St. Charles Preparatory School! Tickets are $35 and include heavy hors d'oeouvres, on-site parking, an affordable cash bar and access to all auction items. More info and get tickets here.

Can You Prove You Presented That Offer?
Did you know that 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.  Read more.

Old residential contract removed 6/1/17

On June 1, 2017, the old 2014 Residential Purchase Contract will be removed from the web site and forms vendors. In conjunction, the Columbus REALTORS® and Columbus Bar Association’s logos must also be removed. At this point, members should be using the residential purchase contract released last October (REV 9/16).

Staging for a Cozy, Minimalist Look

Real estate agents often have to work with either barren rooms or sloppy, overstuffed spaces. But what’s truly attracting the most buyers right now is a deft balance of tidy austerity and a comfortable, lived-in feel. Read more.

Making an Offer: 5 Mistakes to Avoid
In competitive housing markets across the country, making an offer that sticks has become increasingly difficult. Here are some pointers to share with your clients. 

Business Benefits of Voice-Assist Devices
Artificial intelligence gadgets such as Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant are providing a new avenue to connect with clients and alleviate basic office tasks. Read more.

Chatbots’ Potential Beyond Lead Generation
Re-modelers are reporting increasing demand for aging-in-place modifications. Read more.

News for your clients!
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Paint your concrete porch, front door, and more for uber good looks from the street.