Columbus REALTORS® e-notes for May 20, 2016

Inventory finally inching up in central Ohio
Inventory finally began inching up during the month of April in central Ohio, with the total inventory coming in at 5,361. This is a 1.2 percent increase over the previous month, although still down 23.4 percent from April 2015. Read more.

Wire Fraud is still occurring - what you should do 
Wire fraud is unfortunately still occurring right here in central Ohio. If you or a colleague have fallen victim to a possible wire fraud, please report the instance to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). If there was some kind of loss involved, please contact local FBI office immediately at 614/849-1827.

CORPAC Auction, Mobile Bidding & Mingle with the PAC!

The CORPAC Auction is less than a week away! Don’t miss out and join nearly 500 of your fellow REALTORS® and affiliate members on Thursday, May 26 from 6-9p at St. Charles Prep, as we go the distance and strive for excellence for CORPAC and home ownership! Tickets are $35 and can be purchased here. New for 2016 is mobile app bidding! Click here for more info. And don't forget YPN will hold it's annual Mingle with the PAC legislative mixer prior to the Auction at Old Bag of Nails from 4p-6p. The mixer will feature a legislative hot topic update from Senator Frank LaRose of Ohio's 27th Senate District. More info.

Congratulations to the 2015-16 Leadership Academy Graduates!

Congratulations to our 2015-16 Leadership Academy class who graduated earlier this month. To see their profiles and class video, click here. If you’re interested in applying for the 2016-17 Academy, click here for application and details.

Sign up for REALTOR® Care Day on June 8!
It's truly amazing what we can accomplish when we come together as a community! Make a difference in central Ohio by volunteering at the 12th annual REALTOR® Care Day on Wednesday, June 8! This year's main project consists of making improvements to several homes and a community garden in the Reeb-Hosack neighborhood of Columbus’ South Side. Get more info here. Register for the all-day shift (9a-4p) here, 9a-12p shift here, or the 1-4p shift here.

Upcoming class - RPR Training Tools to Enhance Your Business
If you missed RPR training the first time around, you're in luck! RPR training is being offered once again on June 2 with 3 (1-hour) sessions: Register for 9:30a- 10:30a here, register for the 11a-12p class here, or the 1:30 to 2:30p class here. Cost: $10 to reserve your place in the class. If you want the 1-hour CE credit, there is no additional charge. More info.

Women are a tougher sell then men, survey indicates

Women clients may need a confidence boost when it comes to the home buying process, a new survey finds.  More info.

News for your clients!
Staging Secrets: How to Sell for Top Dollar
The best way to help buyers imagine themselves in your space? Staging. Here’s how room by room.