Columbus REALTORS® e-notes for November 9, 2018

Did you vote in the Director Election?
If you didn't receive your ballot in an email from Columbus REALTORS®, please click here.

Foundation Luncheon is 11/15!
Don't miss the Foundation Luncheon next Thursday which is back at the Hollywood Casino! With this year's theme of 'Follow the Yellow Brick road,' be sure to bring your cash and check books as 100% of the day's sales benefit the Columbus REALTORS® Foundation! Tickets are $50 which includes a buffet lunch, signature drink and free on-site parking. Register. Tables of 10 are $375 and can be reserved by contacting Ida Seitter.

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.

Gen Z Is Already Planning for Homeownership
Your next big client pool is getting an earlier start saving for a home than their predecessors did. Read more.

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

The garage isn't obsolete - yet
While many expect vehicle sharing and driverless cars to change the calculation in the future, homeowners still want a lot of garage space.

News for your clients! 
Keeping your house clean with dogs while it’s on the market
You love being home, but sometimes you have to leave. Whether it’s the eight hours a day or eight days on a dreamy beach, allowing your biggest investment to fend for itself can be stressful. And it’s a legit concern; when your home looks empty, break-ins happen. Here's how to make it look like someone's home all the time.