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Unlicensed Staff in Residential Property Management


Managers of multi-unit residential rental properties invariably will need to utilize unlicensed staff in performing services for their landlord clients. Brokers routinely inquire about what their unlicensed staff can and cannot do in the course of property management. This article clarifies those activities that unlicensed staff can perform and those activities only a licensed professional… Read more

An Honest Mistake; Lies and Litigation

Kristin Rosan Blog, Uncategorized

Unfortunately, many professionals are not given the luxury of making an honest mistake. The real estate profession is one such profession. Where a mistake is not a mistake, but a lie. Some clients inherently distrust real estate agents (car salesmen and lawyers as well). This distrust leads to an expectation of perfection. Any mistake will… Read more

Home Inspector Licensing Could Be a Requirement Soon


The Ohio Legislature is one step closer to licensing home inspectors. Last week the House Economic Development, Commerce and Labor Committee approved a substitute version of H.B. 211, Ohio’s Home Inspector Law. The proposed legislation would require those wishing to perform home inspection services to obtain a license from the Ohio Department of Commerce, Division… Read more

Auctioning Real Estate


Auctioning of real estate has become an increasingly popular way to sell real estate. Distressed properties are auctioned as a matter of course, but the market is starting to see more traditional real estate auctions. The pros are that a higher sale price and a quicker sale. Cons are a no sale and resulting stigma…. Read more

Court Reverses Ohio Real Estate Commission


In a recent decision, a Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge reversed the Ohio Real Estate Commission decision to revoke the real estate salesperson license of Tony V. Sekulovski. The Court found the Commission’s decision violated Mr. Sekulovski’s due process rights and the Commission’s interpretation of license law statutes was contrary to law. The… Read more

Copyright Updates to Protect Your Website


In the millennial age, it has become a necessity for licensees seeking success to have a website that displays personal information, services the licensee offers and, of course, listings.  A lot of time and effort go into creating both the visual aspects as well as the content on a website.  The end result is a… Read more

Tiny House Movement Meets Slow Progress


The tiny house movement has continued to grow in popularity over the last few years.  Now we have the United Tiny House Association, a Tiny House Conference, and brokerages that specialize in selling tiny homes.  Tiny houses are even the subject of television and reality tv shows.  Unfortunately, the proliferation of these tiny homes has… Read more

Understanding Home Construction Contracts


Due to the tight real estate market, your clients may be contemplating building a custom home or building a home through a tract home builder. In either scenario, it is important that you understand the differences between the two main types of home construction contracts. Your clients should also always be directed to consult with… Read more

The New Tax Law and Your Real Estate Business


As you probably already know, the 2017 “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” is now law.  What you may not know is how to implement those tax changes to maximize the profitability of your real estate business.  Below are some highlights of the new law so you can be sure you are taking every advantage of… Read more

Managing Vacation Rental Homes


With the rise of vacation rental home websites, like Airbnb and others, many have sought to expand their practice to include the management of vacation rentals.  There is a difference between a vacation property management and traditional property management.  One difference is that a vacation rental is for a short-term (usually a week) while a… Read more

Dying with Real Estate


Much of estate planning is tailored to those items that can pass outside of probate and those that cannot.  An example of something that can transfer outside of probate is real estate. Others include insurance proceeds, investments, and bank accounts.  Upon the death of the decedent, these items will transfer to previously named beneficiaries, notwithstanding… Read more

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