Columbus REALTORS® e-notes for April 27, 2018

Inventory, closed sales on the rise in central Ohio
During the month of March, there were 3,485 homes and condos for sale in central Ohio, inching up over February by 3.2 percent. However, compared to a year ago, inventory is still down 17.3 percent. This left central Ohio with a 1.3 months supply of inventory at the current sales pace. Full report.

Shortage of inventory affecting distressed properties sales 
During the first quarter of 2018, the share of distressed inventory, sales and new listings was roughly one in twenty for central Ohio according to the Q1-2018 Lender-Mediated Properties report. Read more

Bowling for Benevolence a smashing success!
Over 200 bowlers came out Wednesday to raise over $5000 to benefit the Benevolence Fund and REALTORS® in need! Check out the pics here!

CORPAC Auction is 5/10!
The 2018 CORPAC Auction is 5/10 and this year it's inspired by everyone's favorite high-stakes property game - Monopoly! Tickets include heavy hors d'oeuvres, parking, cash bar and access to all auction items. Register. Group pricing is available at a discounted rate,10 for $325. To purchase, contact Ida Seitter (614) 475-4000 ext. 247. Note: Group rate does NOT include reserved table seating. Click here to sponsor the event, or donate an auction item.

Class: Tax Reform - what it means for you & your clients
Don't miss this class on 5/3 that will cover important tax information for real estate professionals to efficiently and profitably administer their real estate business to be able to maintain solvency and to continue to provide professional services to customers and clients. Content will cover individual and business tax changes, Ohio tax considerations and more. Cost: $20 for members if paid by 05/02/18; $40 day of class. Register.

Don’t Let Neighbors Downgrade Your Listing
When the house next door is an eyesore, take measures to upgrade your sellers’ curb appeal and keep the attention on the strengths of their property. Learn more.

News for your clients! 
The best choices you can nake for a practically hassle-free yard
Having a yard doesn’t have to suck up every a moment of your life. The trick is picking plants and landscaping materials that don’t need tons of help from you to look good. Here’s what to plant so you can reclaim some time.