Columbus REALTORS® e-notes for July 21, 2017

Leadership Academy deadline approaching!
Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better. Are you ready 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 2017-2018 class. More information/application. Check out the video here!

5 Phrases to Help Buyers Commit
The first step in making an offer on a home can be overwhelming. Use these cues to better guide your client’s purchase.

3 Strategies Will Improve Your Negotiations
Know your best case, your worst case, and what your clients will settle for, and you'll be in the lead as you work through a transaction. More info.

Report: Down Payment Myths Prevail
A new survey from NAR shows many consumers are assuming they have to pay a bigger down payment than they actually need. Read more.

Calm Sellers’ Nerves Over Contingencies
Manage conflict when buyer demands put your seller on the defensive. Read more.

The Tech That’s Essential to Your Business
Check out these key tech tools to stay top of mind with clients while running an efficient, well-organized business.

News for your clients!
Plants you almost never have to water
Gorgeous, cheap, and practically care-free — what’s not to love?! Check out these easy to care for plants here.