Columbus REALTORS® e-notes for May 26, 2017

Central Ohio home prices continue to rise
The median list price of new listings for central Ohio homes and condos during the month of April was $199,950, an 8.1 percent increase over April 2016 and a 1.0 percent increase from March. This is a new record high according to the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service. Read more.

CORPAC Auction a smashing success!

The 2017 CORPAC Auction was another tremendous success! Nearly 400 central Ohio real estate professionals braved the rain and came out to support home ownership at St. Charles, utilizing mobile bidding to raise just over $70,000 on nearly 140 live and silent auction items donated by the REALTORS® community.  Check out the pictures here!

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. More info.

Flex Full CMA Gets a Facelift
On May 30, Flexmls CMAs will have a new look and several improvements. The changes will include: New Design; New Charts; List, Sold and Adjusted Prices and Low, Average, Median and High Prices; Automatic PDF and more. Read more.

REALTOR® Care Day is 6/7
Want to make a difference in central Ohio alongside fellow real estate professionals? Sign up to volunteer at the 13th annual REALTOR® Care Day Wednesday, June 7! This year's main project consists of providing improvements to 10 properties and two pocket parks in the Hungarian Village area (E. Woodrow Ave.) of Columbus’ South Side. More info/register. Or volunteer at one of the area association projects - click here

Final notice: 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. As of 6/1/17, members 'must use' the residential purchase contract released last October (REV 9/16).

Don't miss discounted Cameron Mitchell gift cards! 

Discounted Cameron Mitchell gift cards have returned! Orders can be placed here. All order forms and payment must be received by Monday, Jun. 5, at 5pm. 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 Thursday, June 15 after 12pm. Order here.

Build a Better Listing Presentation Package

Sellers want to know your presentation is based on a keen sense of the market, your expertise in determining value, and your ability to bring a deal to close in the shortest time possible and at the highest price. The key to nailing that next listing is to prepare - more thoroughly, more accurately and more creatively than your competition. Here's how.

News for your clients!
The Pros, Cons, and Costs of Different Windows
Here's the break down of the wide world of windows — pros, cons, costs — to help you choose what’s right for your home and budget.

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