Columbus REALTORS® e-notes for November 3, 2017

Reminder - Director Election approaching
This year's Director election is next week (Nov. 7-14, 2017) and will include election of four (4) REALTOR® directors. View slate of candidates. Election information

Foundation Luncheon is 11/16!
Mark your calendar and get your checks books ready for the annual Foundation Luncheon on Nov.16! All proceeds benefit the Columbus REALTORS® Foundation (CRF), click here to view the Foundation's amazing story and see its impact. Sponsorship info is available here. Tickets to this year's event include buffet lunch, signature drink and free on-site parking. Register here.

YPN Mastermind: Past President's panel is 11/9
Pick the brains of central Ohio real estate industry leaders about anything and everything you've always wanted to know in this special Mastermind event on Thursday, Nov. 9! This special panel features 2017 President Mic Gordon, 2004 President Skip Weiler, 1994 President Charlotte Van Steyn and 2007 President Brad Bennett. Submit your questions anonymously here or bring them with you! Tickets are $5 and include 1 drink ticket and appetizers. Register here.

Costco REALTOR® Appreciation Event is today!
Join CostCo Polaris today for a special non-member REALTOR® shop day! Special REALTOR® incentives will be available all day including an all-day happy hour with Matt the Miller! There will be a special drawing and incentives so be sure to bring your business cards! No registration required just show up ready to shop between 9:30am-8:30pm! For more info contact Tracy Russell (614) 981-1900 x405.

Despite Odds, Ownership Rate Moves Higher

More households are finding ways to purchase a home even within an environment of tight housing inventories and rising home prices. Read more.

When to Drop Your Listing Price
Though low inventory is prompting buyers to raise their offers in order to beat out competitors, you still want your sellers to know: an overpriced listing will linger on the market. Read more.

How Your Attractiveness Affects the Sale
Learn what researchers discovered about whether an agent’s looks could influence buyers’ overall impression of online property listings.

News for your clients!
Simple Comforts Every Houseguest Will Adore You For
You’re expecting houseguests. Fun! You want them to feel welcome, comfortable, and maybe even a tad envious of your hosting prowess. Check out these easy ideas ideas to turn your guest quarters into a vacation haven.