Columbus REALTORS® e-notes for June 23, 2017

Big Flex Change in June: Customizable Menus
Soon you will have access to a new, easy to use menu in Flexmls. The new design provides a modern look, and allows one-click access to your favorite menu items. This update will be rolled out June 27. More info.

Home prices setting records in central Ohio 
The average sales price of home during the month of May in central Ohio was $227,783, which is 8 percent higher than one year ago (May 2016). Year to date (January through May 2017), the average sale price of a home in central Ohio is $209,217, which is 6.3 percent higher than the same period in 2016. These home prices are setting records. Read more.

Leadership Academy: Learn more, inspire others and make a difference!
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. Are you looking to grow your leadership skills and become a better, more effective leader? Then you should apply to the Leadership Academy! The Leadership Academy is for members interested in developing their personal and professional leadership skills and/or becoming a leader in their company, community, philanthropy, etc. Application deadline is Aug. 1 for the 2017-2018 class. More information/application. Check out the video here!

Global Business Initiative
Go global with Columbus REALTORS® on June 28!  Enjoy an international lunch and learn about changing demographic trends from the Columbus Foundation’s Michael Wilkos. Additionally, you'll  discover how the CIPS designation and upcoming At Home With Diversity class can open doors for you to learn, earn, and give back – globally! This event is free, however registration is required. Watch a special promotional video here. More info and register.

Americans Want to Hear More on Affordability
Nine out of 10 say it’s important to find solutions to the lack of affordable housing, with affordability easily topping other housing concerns such as safety and quality. More info.

Could Paint Be an Energy Source for Homes?
“Solar paint,” which absorbs sunlight and produces hydrogen fuel from solar energy and moist air, may become available to consumers in the next few years. Read more.
News for your clients!
Refacing Your Kitchen Cabinets: The Options and Costs
Refacing might be “superficial,” but the results and savings are dramatic. Read more.