Columbus REALTORS® e-notes for April 7, 2017

Annual Awards Lunch is next week!
Don't miss the annual Awards Lunch on 4/13 at Villa Milano! This year's honorees include Broker of the Year - John Royer; Salesperson of the Year - Kathy Shiflet; Rising Star of the Year - Nickie Evans; Affiliate of the Year- Marie Smith; Citizen of the Year- Hugh Dorrian, Columbus City Auditor; Instructor of the Year- Sherry Courtney and this year's 10 Under 40 recipients. More info and get tickets.

Guidance for Showings in Today's Hot Market
The Columbus real estate market is hot!  According to the recent TenX study of “healthy markets”, which is based on population and job growth, unemployment, wage growth, inventory and construction activity, Columbus ranks third behind only Tampa and Dallas.  Yes, our market is so “healthy” that we’re experiencing a lot of concurrent showings, where two, three or even more REALTORS® may be showing buyers through the same property at the same time. Read more and about professional courtesies from NAR.

Bowling for Benevolence is 4/27!
Hit a strike for REALTORS® in need, join the Benevolence committee for re-scheduled Bowling for Benevolence, Thursday, April 27 from 5:30-8pm at Columbus Square Bowling Palace. Cost $25 per person/ $125 team, 100% proceeds benefit the program - Click here for more info.

How well do you know Chicago?

Participate in NAR's trivia contest by Apr. 30 for the chance to win one of four Premier Access registrations to the 2017 REALTORS® Conference & Expo! Complete the trivia quiz here.

Why Sellers Are So Stressed in a Seller’s Market

What do home sellers do when the market is so tilted toward sales that their listed home goes quickly but they can't lock in their own destination home? Read more.

Find Out How Noisy Your City Is

A new map from the Department of Transportation shows the level of noise on a county-by-county level across the country to let residents know what their levels of noise pollution are. Check out the map here. More info.

Show a ‘Mini’ Man Cave When Space Is Tight
Bigger isn’t always better with the man cave. The “mini” man cave is starting to catch on. Men’s dedicated spaces may be shrinking from the garage or entire room to now be as small as just a walk-in closet. Read more.

News for your clients!
4 Genius Yard Upgrades Even a Klutz Can Crush
No DIY skills necessary for these outdoor projects. They’re also really, really easy - check them out here.