Columbus REALTORS® e-notes for November 2, 2018

Director Election approaching next week!
This year's Director election will take place Nov. 6-13 and will include election of four (4) REALTOR® directors and one (1) Affiliate director. Please watch your email for a notification of the election. View 2018 candidate bios and get more info. More info on Columbus REALTORS® Elections.

Thirst for Equality is next week!
This special event is quickly approaching! Come experience one neighborhood’s fight for clean water and justice in the uncomfortably recent U.S. District Court decision, Kennedy vs. City of Zanesville (2008). This unique event and class will feature a live reenactment of the landmark case. Cost is $20 and includes three hours Civil Rights CE. Register

Proposed dues/fees increase
It has been five years (2013) since our last dues increase. Columbus REALTORS® has been dedicated to finding ways to balance increasing costs alongside funding important services to our membership. In the end, the only way to continue to provide the level of service that our membership expects was to raise the dues for 2019 for both Columbus REALTORS® and Columbus MLS. Read more.

Designing Homes that Make Life Easier
Don't miss this special class that's a combination course and tour of the nationally-acclaimed Universal Design Living Laboratory offered both on Nov. 14 and Nov. 27. The class is designed to feature components that better accommodate people with accessibility issues, while also inspiring the idea of aging in place more affordably. These are elements every REALTOR® should know when assisting their clients. Cost: $50 (by Nov. 9). Seating is limited to 22/class. Register for Nov. 14 class. Register for Nov. 27 class.

Employee of the Month: Samuel Brody-Boyd
Columbus REALTORS® is proud to announce that Samuel Brody-Boyd is recognized as our November employee of the month!  Samuel is recognized for his exceptional service to our members and association, and for his quick action using his knowledge of first aid to assist a member in distress while she was visiting our membership headquarters, Samuel is very deserving of our thanks and recognition. Be sure to congratulate Samuel when you have a chance!

Have you signed up for a committee in 2019?
As a member-driven organization, Columbus REALTORS® relies on membership input through its various committees, councils, boards and forums. Through these groups, members determine MLS rules, education classes, public programs, form modifications, legislative positions, dues/fees, award criteria, discounted services, etc. Make a difference and connect with others by joining a committee in 2019! View committees and get registration form

Thanks for backing the Columbus Crew SC!
In appreciation for helping back the Crew and for your help spreading the news, Columbus REALTORS® can purchase discount tickets for the Crew’s Eastern Conference playoff match to be played Sunday, November 4 at MAPFRE Stadium. Click here to secure your discounted tickets and join other Columbus REALTORS® in cheering our Columbus Crew on to victory! #SavedtheCrew

REALTORS® to Make Waves in Midterm Election
With strong voter registration numbers and turnout for early voting so far, the nation’s 1.3 million REALTORS® are poised to have a significant impact. Read more.

News for your clients! 
Keeping your house clean with dogs while it’s on the market
Houses that smell or look like pets have lived in them are just harder to sell. Here’s how to spruce up your house before putting it on the market — and how to keep it that way while you sell.