Columbus REALTORS® e-notes for June 29, 2018

Columbus REALTORS® Closed 7/4
Please note that the Columbus REALTORS® office will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. The office will reopen Thursday at 8:30a. 

Home Inspector Licensing passes House!
HB 211 passed the Ohio House this past Wednesday (74 to 6). The bill now moves to the Senate when they return after Summer recess. Thanks to all of you who responded to the call to action last week! We’ll keep you posted.

Apply for the Leadership Academy!
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 2018-2019 class. More information/application.  

Understanding the Residential Real Estate Purchase Contract
Whether you're a new or seasoned agent, don't miss this class on 7/11 which will review the key concepts and clauses in the residential purchase contract and associated forms. Additionally, it will emphasize the notice requirements and contingency clauses as well as the mechanics of the Inspections and Tests section and more. Cost: $30 if paid by 07/10/18; $40 on the day of the class. Register.

Representing Non-US Citizens in Real Estate Transactions  
Mark your calendar for this special class on 7/10 which will review topics such as Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act, Ohio's Alien Land Registration Act, Notarization of documents executed in foreign jurisdictions and more. COST: 'Free' of charge; register.

Will driverless cars affect change in home values?
Fully autonomous vehicles could render garage space obsolete for many homeowners. Read more.
News for your clients! 
8 myths new homeowners fall for
As you open the door to your exciting new life as a homeowner, steer clear of these eight common home ownership myths. Avoiding them will save you time, money, and protect your home value.