Columbus REALTORS® e-notes for March 24, 2017

Housing inventory drops further in February
There were 2,528 central Ohio homes and condos added to the market in February, which is a 16.5 percent increase over January, although a 3.6 percent dip from February 2016. This leaves inventory at 4,286, which is a whopping 21.1 percent decrease from the same month last year. Read the full report here.

Don't miss the Awards Lunch on 4/13!

Get your tickets for 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.

Funds need to be wired for closings beginning 4/6

As was discussed in an earlier article, legislation was passed late last year that amends Ohio’s “Good Funds” law. As a result of this legislation, a buyer (or a seller who has to provide funds to close) will no longer be able to bring cash, a personal or cashier’s check or money order to a closing if the aggregate amount exceeds $1,000. Instead, beginning on April 6, 2017, such funds will have to be wired. More info.

New - $20 off TurboTax
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Social Media Marketing Made Easy With RPR
REALTORS® who want to up their game when it comes to social marketing can quickly adapt RPR data into an ongoing campaign that will definitely draw attention from would-be clients. Read more.

Market a Home When the Garden Is Fullest
Waiting to put a house up for sale when flowers, plants, shrubs, and trees are at peak color can make a big difference in how fast a home sells and at what price. Learn more in the latest Voice for Real Estate episode.
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