Columbus REALTORS® e-notes for May 18, 2018

Business Tech Forum: Supercharge your social media with emotional content 5/23
This special forum on 5/23 will feature Will Duderstadt, marketing and development manager of Web Platforms at M/I Homes who will show you how to incorporate emotion into your social media content and create highly shareable content. Event is free; registration required.

Ethics for Real Estate on 6/1
This class on 6/1 satisfies the core State of Ohio Ethics requirement and the NAR Ethics requirement and is designed to make your required ethics CE a fun experience and also relevant to your real estate life. Course content will cover topics such as what happens when ethics and the law aren't in balance, how to handle multiple offers, how to create your own personal ethics road map and more! Register.

CFPB fixes ‘black hole’ in mortgage rules
The original rules did not contain provisions for how lenders should issue revised disclosures, creating a situation where banks were unable to provide either a revised Loan Estimate or a corrected Closing Disclosure. The amendment now clarifies that lenders will be allowed to reissue a Closing Disclosure as long as it has issued an initial disclosure to the borrower within four days of closing. Read more.

REALTOR® Care Day is 6/6
The 14th annual REALTOR® Care Day is Wednesday, June 6 9a-4p and is your opportunity to celebrate National Homeownership Month by participating in a worthwhile community service project! This year the main project will focus on the Milo-Grogan neighborhood of Columbus which will consist of several homes and community improvement projects. To volunteer for the all day shift at the main project, register here; 9a-12p shift register here or the 1-4p shift here. To volunteer for an area realty association project, click here. Working together we can make a difference! More info on REALTOR® Care Day.

What makes homeowners tackle a remodel
A new survey reveals why homeowners are sprucing up their home. Their reasons are starting to change.

5 tasks to automate for maximum efficiency
Keeping track of clients and performing well-timed interactions with them is a simple recipe for success—but for the busy real estate professional, that’s easier said than done. Read more.

News for your clients! 
7 home remodeling projects with top-dollar returns
Not all home improvements are created equal. These will reward you the most when it comes time to sell.