Columbus REALTORS® e-notes for March 30, 2018

12th Congressional District Candidate Meet & Greet is next Friday!

Don't miss this special event! The 12th Congressional District Candidate Meet & Greet will be 4/6 at Worthington Hills Country club! All 17 candidates vying for Congressman Tiberi’s seat have been invited to attend. Registration required; attendance is limited to REALTORS® and Affiliate Members.

Awards Lunch quickly approaching on 4/18
The annual Awards Lunch at Villa Milano will recognize Broker of the Year - Lorri Molnar; Salesperson of the Year- Sue Van Woerkom; Rising Star of the Year- Stephanie Rucinski; Affiliate of the Year - Chris Hamilton; Citizen of the Year - Rev. John Edgar; Instructor of the Year - Sean Carpenter; 2018 ’10 Under 40’; and 25, 40 and 50-year members. Tickets are $25; register.

How fair is Fair Housing?
Commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the Fair Housing Act on 4/13 with a special Live Forum at Columbus REALTORS®! The event begins at 11a and will feature a panel discussion on a variety of topics, including why there's a need for Fair Housing, what our legislators are doing to improve Fair Housing, how local agencies are making a difference and more. Event is free; registration required.

Last REALTOR® Standing
OAR and WCR Ohio are hosting Last REALTOR® Standing on 4/9 to benefit RPAC. Our own Sue Van Woerkom will be representing District 1. The event is 7:30-9:30p on 4/9/18 at the Athletic Club downtown. Cost is $30 (RPAC contribution). Register.

REALTOR® Safety Training 4/19
Improve your safety skills in this three-hour interactive workshop on 4/19! The training will review key strategic safety principles for real estate agents. Participants will be able to gain an understanding of workplace violence, respond to an active shooter event, identify their risks and more! Cost: $10 if paid by 4/18/18; $20 on the day of class. Register.

5 surprising stats about buyers
NAR’s 2018 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report bore some surprising results including that boomers are more likely to appreciate virtual tours, find their agent on the internet, and move farther away than millennials. Read more.

Everything But The House has a new referral program for REALTORS®!
Join Everything But The House's Property Perks referral program and you'll be awarded a referral fee for every qualifying sale you refer to EBTH!  To register, use this referral link or call Suzanne Beighley at (614) 441-2391 with any questions.

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