New Term: Clear Boarding

Kristin Rosan Blog

On Wednesday, Governor Kasich signed legislation that makes Ohio the first state to prohibit the use of plywood to board up vacant properties that are in the process of being foreclosed.  Instead owners will likely use a clear polycarbonate product to board up vacant properties in a process that has been dubbed “Clear Boarding.” Proponents… Read more

Top 5 Year End Considerations for Real Estate Professionals


Year’s end brings more than festivities and celebrations with new and old friends.  It also brings opportunities to defer taxes on income received this year.  Although many such opportunities require advance planning, there are a few items you may still want to consider before ringing in the new year.   Pay your property taxes. You… Read more

A Holiday Reflection from Kristin Rosan


This weekend I had the opportunity to engage once again in a new tradition with my daughter (she’s 7).  It was our 2nd annual cookie baking day!  We pulled out of the cupboard all of the ingredients and placed them on the island.  We had flour, baking powder, sugar, oil, powdered sugar, unsweetened chocolate, eggs… Read more

The Federal Reserve just hiked rates-so now what?


Recent articles in Inman and the New York Times discussed the Federal Reserve’s interest rate action yesterday. The Federal Reserve raised rates at its December meeting by 0.25 percent. Here are a few things you need to know. Mortgage rates did rise after the hike yesterday. No-fee 30-fixed mortgages are just barely holding on to 4.25 percent, going… Read more

4 Ways to Connect with Clients and Make New Contacts This Holiday Season

The Holiday season is such a magical time of year. From connecting with friends and family at Holiday dinners to remembering the reason for the season, there is a lot to celebrate.  The Holidays also are a great opportunity for you to reconnect with past clients in a natural way and build your pipeline with… Read more

Attending the NAR Convention: 3 Conclusions from a First Time Attendee


The National Association of Realtors conference was held November 3rd -7th in Orlando, Florida. Hondros Education Group had a huge presence there this year and I had the exciting opportunity to attend. Here are three thoughts I wanted to share with my fellow real estate agents now that I’m back home. Education is the foundation… Read more

Free Tech Tools That will Help You in Your Real Estate Business


As real estate agents and small business owners, our to-do lists can seem a mile long. Generating leads, showing homes, listing homes, keeping in touch with clients, tracking expenses, marketing, networking; the lists goes on and on. That’s why I love anything I can do to help me stand out as a real estate agent… Read more

Appraisers’ Best Defense is Education


By Tim Dettey, Certified General Real Property Appraiser, AQB Certified USPAP Instructor, Hondros College of Business Appraisal Lead Faculty, Senior Editor, Appraisal Programs – Hondros Learning There are a lot of reasons why appraising is a great profession. One of those reasons is that the profession is rapidly evolving, with new technology and ways of doing things that make… Read more

Why would I want an insurance career?

Blog, Insurance

By: Vince DiBartolo – Director of Insurance programs at Hondros College of Business Before you start a career in any field, it’s important to find out all the major details you could face and should know. While you’ll learn a lot hands-on, a little bit of research can go a long way in preparing you… Read more

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