Columbus REALTORS® e-notes for October 5, 2018

Appraisal Forum to address sales concessions
Don't miss this popular forum on Oct. 11 which aims to field common questions and misunderstandings regarding appraisals and to foster a "We're in this together" mentality. During this forum, appraisers will address sales concessions, new construction challenges, affordable housing challenges and more. Cost is $20 by 10/10. Register.

Employees of the Month
Thanks to their excellent service to our members and our association, Sade Noble and Kelly Bright have been selected as Employees of the Month for September and October! Sade and Kelly put for an extra effort in preparing and presenting staff with the "“Emergency Response Plan.” Hopefully it will never be needed other than for practice, but it is a great comfort to know that our staff has knowledge to help rescue each other and members of our association in the event of an emergency situation. When you get a chance, be sure to congratulate Sade and Kelly!
Mortgage Loans & Challenged Credit Scores
There's still spots left in this interactive program on Oct.12 which will address solutions for obstacles clients confront when preparing for the home buying process. Attendees will take a deep dive into credit education, credit management, credit and debt laws, decoding the credit scoring algorithm and much more. Cost: $20 if paid by 10/11. Register.

Real estate licensees must now report suspected elder abuse
A law went into effect on Sept. 29, 2018 that requires real estate licensees (along with other professionals including attorneys and those in the medical and financial professions) to report suspected elder abuse to the county department of job and family services. Elder abuse can include physical, emotional or financial abuse of an older adult. To report suspected elder abuse 24/7, call 1-855-OHIO-APS. Read more.

Homeowners wait on prices to leverage current home
Some homeowners are holding back on selling, hoping they’ll be able to afford a larger down payment on their next home.

Worthington is 7th hottest zip code
According to, Worthington is 7th most popular zip code in America. Read more.

Amazon partners with builders to put Alexa in new homes
The online retailer aims to make its voice assistant a standard smart-home feature in newly constructed properties.
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