Columbus REALTORS® e-notes for September 7, 2018

Getting to know the City of Whitehall
Do you live or work in Whitehall? Learn more about this bustling community, what the permitting process entails, business and economic development activity, housing stock and much more in this class on 9/13! Cost: $10 if paid by 09/12/18; $20 on day of class. Register.

Next Ethics class is 9/20!
Every REALTOR® must complete at least 2.5 hours of ethics every two years to maintain their membership, according to NAR. The next Ethics course is 9/20 - sign up today! Get more info on the ethics requirement here

Fall Scholarship deadline approaching – 9/28!
Do you know someone who would be a fantastic REALTOR®? Have you considered getting your broker’s license or continuing your education? Don’t wait! The fall Columbus REALTORS® Foundation Scholarship deadline is right around the corner (9/28). Click here for more information or to apply today, multiple awards available.

Commercial Lunch & Learn: When SBA 504 Financing Makes a Difference 9/12
In this course you'll learn the basics of the SBA 504 lending program. Topics include eligibility, what's considered an owner-occupied building, down payment requirements, and how the program works with a local Community Development Corporation and a lender. Open to all members. Cost is $20 and includes boxed lunch; must be paid by 09/11 at 2:00p. Register.

Free safety webinar
NAR is hosting a free safety webinar on 9/12/18t 1:00 pm CDT featuring Cheryl Knowlton who is passionate about REALTOR® Safety, and teaches how to easily adopt good habits that help keep you safe on the job. Register now.

Discounted Cameron Mitchell gift cards available!
Place your order for discounted Cameron Mitchell gift cards today! Orders can be placed here. All order forms and payment must be received by Monday, June 11, at 5pm. This order form can be emailed to Member Services or faxed to (614) 337-7559. Gift cards will be available for pickup in the Columbus REALTORS® Member Services Center on Monday, June 18 after 12pm. Order here.

Use moving day to cement client loyalty
Extend your customer service beyond the sale. Try these four methods for helping sellers achieve a stress-free move, and you’ll breed lifelong fans who will send you referrals.

Downsizing doesn’t always lower housing expenses
A smaller home doesn’t always come with a smaller mortgage. In an effort to trim housing costs, some homeowners may be looking to switch to a smaller house, but economists say that’s not always a cost-saving move. More info.  

News for your clients! 
Can you pick out the problems with this house? 
You’ve closed on your first home. You got your keys. You got your rose-colored glasses. When you’re a new homeowner, excitement, optimism, and simply not-knowing-what you-don’t-know can make you look right past big problems in plain sight. Discover some advice for new homeowners with this illustration of a home that has nine maintenance problems.