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How an Appraiser Can Wow Their Clients


There are many types of real estate appraisers today. Some are certified to appraise residential real estate, while others appraise property for federally related transactions. If you’re interested in becoming an appraiser, you may aim to be one that serves high-end, luxury clients and appraises upscale properties. If you’re looking to become a top-shelf appraiser,… Read more

Opportunities Found in the Appraisal Industry


It’s a good time to become a real estate appraiser! For a variety of reasons, trained and certified appraisers are in higher demand than ever before. According to the Appraisal Institute, the number of licensed professional appraisers in the U.S. has declined each year for at least the past five years. Many professionals currently in… Read more

How to Build Your Brand Identity and Improve Your Online Presence


As a real estate agent, what you really are is an entrepreneur. True, you work for a broker, but in reality, you’re building your own business from the ground up. This means you need to generate your own customers and create your own brand. The good news is it’s never too early to start. Branding… Read more

How Insurance Agents Can Attract New Customers


Whether you’re new to the insurance field or a veteran agent with years of experience, the lifeblood of your business is the customer. You can never have too many. However, finding them isn’t as easy as it used to be. Today, there’s more competition, more transparency, and more specialties in the industry. To help your… Read more

How MLOs and Real Estate Agents Make a Great Team


Purchasing a home can be a tedious, complicated process for home buyers. Not to mention, it’s a pretty big deal! Amidst the life-changing decisions, having support from trustworthy professionals (cough, cough: a quality mortgage loan officer and real estate agent team) will help to make the process as seamless as possible for the buyers. You… Read more

Powerful Networking: The 3 Golden Rules


You’ve probably heard it before: It’s not what you know, but who you know. Networking is invaluable to entrepreneurs. It allows you to learn from the experiences of others, gain new clients and promote yourself and your business. In turn, the value you provide to your connections will deem you an influential professional. To get… Read more

How Real Estate Agents Can Manage Difficult Home Buyers


Whether you’re a seasoned agent or just starting out at a real estate school, one thing that all agents need to learn is how to handle difficult home buyers. How to Recognize Difficult Home Buyers There are several warning signs to look for when you are working with buyers. Rigid Requirements Every buyer should know… Read more

How the Buyer’s Market will Support Your Home Inspection Career


In real estate, a buyer’s market is as simple as a market that is beneficial to the buyer. Prices are relatively low because supply exceeds demand. So, if you’re interested in purchasing a home, and the state of the market is favorable for buyers, you’ll likely be able to pick and choose what’s right for… Read more

32 Tried and True Ways to Market Yourself in Real Estate


1. Become a thought-leader Position yourself as the real estate expert you are by starting a blog. Weigh in on the industry and offer reports or guides that your readers can download if they submit their contact info (then use their info for number 10 on this list). Share the latest real estate and mortgage… Read more

Top 5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Appraisal License


Are you stuck in a rut and wish you could advance your appraisal career? Consider an upgrade. Upgrading your appraisal license comes along with many benefits. From increased income potential to leadership opportunities to local market advantage, a license upgrade can offer you a more satisfying career. Here are five reasons to move up in… Read more

Hondros Education Group REEA Conference Recap 2017


This past June, Hondros Education Group had the pleasure of attending the 2017 Annual REEA Conference in Miami, Florida. We had several corporate associates and instructors represent HEG as event speakers, booth exhibitors, and conference attendees. Our overall goal was to improve our instructional skills and best practices, learn from national regulators and educators, and… Read more

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