Columbus REALTORS® e-notes for May 25, 2018

Columbus ranks as 4th hottest market
Columbus ranked No. 4 last month on's list of the nation's hottest housing markets based on how many hits each home listing gets as well as how quickly homes are selling. The national spotlight found the central Ohio area as showing activity increased 12 percent in April versus the previous month and homes spent just over a month (33 days) on the market during the month of April. Read the full report.

Don't miss REALTOR® Care Day on 6/6!
The 14th annual REALTOR® Care Day is just around the corner on Wednesday, June 6 9a-4p and is your opportunity to celebrate National Homeownership Month by participating in a meaningful community service project! This year the main project focuses 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.

Columbus REALTORS® closed for Memorial Day
Please note that the Columbus REALTORS® office will be closed in honor of Memorial Day on Monday, May 28. Normal business hours will resume at 8:30a on Tuesday, May 29.

Negotiating multiple offers for buyers and sellers on 6/8
Don't miss this class on 6/8 which will help REALTORS® navigate the current market where multiple offers are prevalent. Topics will include xeller negotiation tactics, buyer offer tips, deal killer tips and more! This class will be taught by Katie McCartney, RE/MAX Revealty and Owner of McCartney Consulting. Cost is $20; register.

Defining Professionalism: The Core Skills of Real Estate 6/14
Do you know how to relate the State of Ohio Canons of Ethics and the NAR Code of Ethics to a level of professionalism? You can learn how to do so in this class on 6/14. This course will review people and paperwork in relation to Professional Standards of Conduct and Personal Code of Conduct, Contract Completion and more. Register.

What people would sacrifice to buy a home
A new survey finds buyers are willing to make extreme sacrifices and even give up some basic rights for a chance at homeownership. Read more.

3 pros, 3 cons of buying new construction
Many house hunters are under the mistaken impression that new homes are flawless and, therefore, more valuable than resale property. Here’s the skinny on the advantages and disadvantages of purchasing new.

News for your clients!
Small backyard ideas to make your cramped outdoor space feel like Versailles
Your tiny outdoor spot is actually an opportunity to get creative! To live large with a small footprint, try these functional tweaks to make your minuscule outdoor space feel like a palatial retreat.