Columbus REALTORS® e-notes for June 9, 2017

REALTOR® Care Day was a tremendous success!
The 13th annual REALTOR® Care Day was another tremendous success! There were over 600 volunteers working on 45 projects across central Ohio. The total investment dollars this year was over $73,300! More info. Check out the pictures here.

YPN Volleyball Tournament is next week!
Get your team of 6 together and sign up for the YPN Volleyball Tournament next Thursday, Jun. 15 at Flannagan's! Teams are $150 and can be registered by contacting YPN Liaison Beth Sacks (614) 475 - 4000 x251; individual registration is $25 and can be done here. Prizes for 1st and 2nd place! More info.

Virtually Staged Photos allowed in the MLS
Virtually staged photos of interior rooms are now allowed in the MLS. The virtually staged photo must be clearly marked and appear adjacent to the same area’s un-staged photo. Details/more info.

Accessibility Features Worksheet Must Now Be Attached – Beginning July 1
Beginning July 1, 2017, the Accessibility Features worksheet will be required and must be attached to the listing when Yes is selected in the Accessible Features Y/N field. This requirement is for any property with Accessibility Features. More info.

Amended credit reports could open doors to home ownership
After significant pressure, the three major credit bureaus have agreed to make changes which may help as many as 12 million Americans qualify for a home beginning in July. Read more

Homeownership May Enable a More Comfortable Retirement

Home equity is an important part of the assets that families depend on later in life, according to new research. Read more.

News for your clients!

Simple Ideas for People who Hate Yard Work
Yards are meant for fun times — not chores. Check out these tips.