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Criminal Convictions and Real Estate Licensure


Consider this: you make the financial investment and commit the time necessary to take all of the courses in order to obtain a real estate salesperson license. Next, you complete the formal application to sit for the examination. On the application, you disclose a decades-old criminal conviction. You think, certainly, this is not disqualifying for… Read more

Congrats to our February 2019 Instructor of the Month – Tom Williams


We’re happy to announce the winner of February 2019’s Instructor of the month – Tom Williams! Tom has been teaching at Hondros for over five years. Before working at Hondros, Tom’s company developed land and built quality homes for customers. He learned about Hondros from Realtors in his circle who had previously attended. Hondros’ ability… Read more

How Loan Officers Can Build Trust with Realtors


If you’re a mortgage lender or thinking of becoming one, it pays to build relationships with real estate agents. Real estate agents and mortgage lenders often work closely together. More than just showing potential places to live, realtors, and real estate agents help buyers throughout the entire process. That includes guiding them on how and… Read more

New Ohio Law Pertaining to Oil and Gas Land Professionals


On December 19, 2018, Governor Kasich signed S.B. 263, which among other things, created an exemption for oil and gas land professionals from obtaining an Ohio real estate broker or salesperson license. The exemption was to address the Ohio Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Dundics v. Eric Petro. Corp. In that case, the Ohio Supreme… Read more

Congrats to our January 2019 Instructor of the Month – Jackie VanDorn


We’re happy to announce our first Instructor of the Month for 2019 – Jackie VanDorn! We got the chance to interview Jackie about her time at Hondros, what it takes to succeed in the real estate industry, and thrive as an instructor. This 2016 Instructor of the Year winner has been an active seller and… Read more

Benefits and Disadvantages of Freelancing


Being a freelancer is amazing. You set your own schedule, pick your own projects and be your own boss. However, things can get a little complex when tax time rolls around, and finding clients can be a scramble! Here are some of the top considerations about being a freelancer. Benefit: You Make the Rules If… Read more

Superintendent Addresses MLS Issues in Advisory Letters


Although the Superintendent of the Division of Real Estate does not enforce Multiple Listing Service (“MLS”) Rules, the publicly disseminated information in the MLS can be viewed as advertising. License law requires licensees to refrain from publishing any advertising that can be misleading or misrepresents any properties, terms, values, policies, or services of the business… Read more

Should I Hire a Real Estate Photographer?


Photographs and videos can play key roles in improving your real estate sales. For instance, you can use videos to establish yourself as an authority in your real estate niche and make how-to videos for new homeowners. You can also use several types of marketing videos to attract more clients. When it comes to taking… Read more

How to Fine-Tune Your Freelance Business Model


The future, outlets like Entrepreneur proclaim, is freelance. “More than half of all U.S. workers are expected to freelance by 2027,” the source predicts, and for the intrepid souls who are new to freelancing, some advice on how to maximize their business would be beneficial. That’s where this short guide comes into play. Today, we’re… Read more

Congrats to Our December 2018 Instructor of The Month – Craig Gatzulis

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We’re happy to announce the winner of December 2018’s Instructor of the month – Craig Gatzulis! This two-time winner of the Hondros Instructor of the month has been with us for 19 years. Before working at Hondros, Craig managed a real estate office for 10 years. There, he learned a lot from other agents and… Read more

How to Explain Adjustable Rate Mortgages to Your Client


Buyers can easily get overwhelmed by the number of financing options available to them. Your job, as a mortgage loan officer (MLO), is to make sure that your clients obtain the type of loan that is best suited for their financial situation and their goals. Adjustable rate mortgages can look very attractive to home buyers,… Read more

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