Columbus REALTORS® e-notes for March 17, 2017

YPN Mastermind tickets selling out!
The first ever Mastermind Event is quickly approaching on Thursday, Mar. 23 from 4p-7p at Brick in the Brewery District! Don't miss a dynamic line up of speakers including Columbus REALTORS® Past President Milt Lustnauer, Columbus REALTORS® Secretary Andy Mills, Financial Adviser Jonathan Hlavac and industry veteran Tony Thomas. The speakers will share their insight, personal experiences and answer questions from the audience. Tickets are $5 and include a drink ticket and appetizers - reserve yours here

Foundation Wine Tasting a tremendous success!
The 2017 Foundation Wine Tasting event was yet another smashing success! Nearly 300 REALTORS® and affiliates sipped wine and noshed on decadent hors d'oeuvres at the newly renovated Valley Dale Ballroom raising nearly $15,000 for the Foundation's four areas of focus, including the Benevolence Fund, Community Grants, REALTOR® Care Day and Scholarships. Check out the pictures on Facebook here!

Spring Scholarship Deadline 3/31!

Know someone interested in getting licensed? Thinking of getting your broker’s license? Spread the word the Columbus REALTORS® Foundation spring scholarship deadline is fast-approaching. Click here for more information/ apply online. 

Limited MLS Tech support March 17 & 20

The major renovations going on at the association building include moving the MLS department from the lower level (basement) to the first floor (where the computer lab was). This portion is now complete so the MLS staff will be moving in to their new offices today and Monday. While they move, there will be delays in reaching MLS and Technical Support staff by phone or email. But they'll follow up as soon as they can. Read more on the renovations. View pictures of the renovations in progress.

Listing syndication revisited by MLS
During its March 13 meeting, the MLS Board of Directors decided to maintain the existing MLS policy which provides direct listing syndication to only and IDX feeds to member websites.  This decision supports the local member website with an IDX display and as the best places for consumers to find accurate, up-to-date listings of property that is for sale in our central Ohio market. Read more.

Awards Lunch is 4/13!
The annual Awards Lunch is just around the corner 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.

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