Columbus REALTORS® e-notes for September 15, 2017

YPN Scavenger Hunt almost sold out!
Discover and explore Downtown Columbus in the 7th annual YPN Scavenger Hunt on Tuesday, Sept. 19! Teams will walk throughout the capital city uncovering clues while learning and experiencing all the new development and sights! Tickets are $50 and include lunch, drink tickets, After Party admission and more! Register individually here. Teams of 8 can be registered by contacting YPN Liaison Beth Sacks (614) 475 -4000. If you can't join us until later, snag a ticket for the After Party at PINS Mechanical Company! Numerous sponsorship opportunities are also available! More info.

CORPAC Golf Outing a tremendous success!
The annual CORPAC Golf Outing earlier this week was once again a tremendous success raising over $25,000 to support home ownership! Check out the pictures from the event here.

In Memoriam – Myrna Kobre, past president of Columbus REALTORS®

Myrna Kobre, a past president of Columbus REALTORS® and of the Ohio Association of REALTORS®, passed away this week with her son and daughter by her side. She was the 71st president of Columbus REALTORS® and the first woman elected to this position. Under her leadership, there were numerous accomplishments, including a scholarship program for college students majoring in real estate, the adoption of the Affirmative Marketing  Agreement with HUD, the  Association’s participation in the Adopt-A-School Program. Read more.

Fall Scholarship Deadline 9/22!
Know someone interested in getting licensed? Thinking of getting your broker’s license? Spread the word the John G. & Linda Hondros Licensing scholarship fall deadline is fast-approaching, click here for more information about the Columbus REALTORS® Foundation scholarship program or to apply online. 

Live Video: Spotting and Avoiding Cyberattacks
NAR Associate Counsel Jessica Edgerton will provide an update on the types of cybercrime that are impacting the real estate industry and explain how to identify and avoid online attacks in a Facebook Live video on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m. Central time.         

Survey: Kids Have Big Say in Home Choice

Your toughest critics may very well be the children of your clients. Read more.

YouTube’s Redesign Will Make Your Videos Look Better

Updates to the 12-year-old platform will soon mean no more black bars on the sides of your vertical smartphone videos. Learn what other features are being added for a better viewing experience.

News for your clients!
Staging Tips That Help Buyers Fall in Love
Staging your house can make you money. Seventy-one percent of sellers’ agents believe a well-staged environment increases the dollar value buyers are willing to offer, according to the NAR Profile of Home Staging. Check out these great staging tips that will help buyers see your home at its best.