Columbus REALTORS® e-notes for November 10, 2018

Foundation Luncheon is next Thursday!
Mark your calendar and get your checks books ready for the annual Foundation Luncheon next Thursday, Nov.16 at the Hollywood Casino! All proceeds benefit the Columbus REALTORS® Foundation (CRF), click here to view the Foundation's amazing story and see its impact. Be a sponsorBuy your ticket(s)!

What’s going on with Zillow?
Columbus REALTORS® leadership is negotiating in good faith with Zillow Group to identify, by year end, a mutually acceptable solution for Broker-directed listing syndication. Based on this commitment, Zillow Group is postponing their shutoff of any current feeds until Jan 31. We’ll keep you updated.

Reminder - vote in the Director Election 
This year's Director election is currently underway until Nov. 14 and will include election of four (4) REALTOR® directors. View slate of candidates. Election information

It’s ‘Mentor’ (not ‘Member’)  
The cover of the latest In Contract magazine bore the incorrect headline of “Certified Real Estate Member (CREM) Designation Course Debut!”. The headline should have read “Certified Real Estate Mentor (CREM) Designation Course Debut!” Please accept our apologies as ‘Mentor’ is the key component for this new offering! Read the article.

Volunteer at the O-Zone tailgate!
The Columbus REALTORS® Foundation has been selected as the charity of choice for the Nov. 18 O-zone tailgate on Lane Avenue and we need your help! There will be shifts coordinated and specific activities assigned prior to the game but all volunteers should plan to arrive by 7:30 a.m. on-site (364 W. Lane Ave). Proceeds from this event will benefit the Foundation and its commitment to central Ohio housing. More info & sign up.

It’s time to winter-proof your home
As temperatures dip, remind homeowners of the importance of weatherizing their home for colder days ahead. More info.

Investors eye parking spaces for bigger profit
Real estate investors are utilizing parking spaces as lucrative investments in some major metros across the country. Read more.

Homes are more affordable than 20 years ago
When buyers complain about home prices, you may want to cite this new study showing that homes are actually more affordable now than they were in the late 1990s. 

Homeowners: Don’t call it ‘aging in place’

Consumers may appreciate the features that allow them to remain comfortable in their homes as they age, but you might want to avoid using industry terminology to describe such improvements. Read more.

News for your clients!
10 photos of hyper-organized kitchens that’ll make you swoon
Some people have a special knack for making everything seem so put-together in their kitchen, so prettily organized — without buying expensive things. How do they do it? Find out here.