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Congrats to Our July 2019 Instructor of The Month – Alfred Rosser


We’re happy to announce the winner of July 2019’s Instructor of the month – Alfred Rosser! He knew He had a special connection to the Hondros family right from the start! He took his real estate pre-licensing courses at Hondros in 2000! Alfred then joined our team of expert instructors in 2010. He relishes the… Read more

Real Estate Licenses on the Rise in Columbus Ohio


According to Columbus Business First, as of June 25th of this year, 612 real estate licenses have been issued in Central Ohio. “Today, there are more than 7,600 active agents across Central Ohio.” – Marque Bressler Preininger, Columbus Realtors Since the Great Recession ended, the median price for homes sold has been rising in Central… Read more

4 Things First-Time Buyers Look for in a Mortgage Loan Officer


Thirty-three percent of all people who purchased a home in the United States in 2018 were first-time buyers (according to Statista), and many of these used a mortgage loan officer to finance their move. If you work in the mortgage or financial services industries, it is important to know what first-timers look for when applying… Read more

How Home Inspectors Help with Stairway Safety


Research shows that more than 1 million Americans injure themselves on stairways every single year, and more accidents happen on stairs than anywhere else in the home. This is why it’s crucial that you check stair safety when you inspect a property. Here are six ways to do it: 1. Check Lighting Poorly-lit stairs can… Read more

Generating Prospects Through Public Speaking


For small business owners and the self-employed, generating new prospects is always on our minds. We don’t have the kind of revenue to support large-scale media campaigns, so our prospecting efforts have to be more targeted. Many of us learned the hard way what doesn’t work, and through trial and error have found some things… Read more

Reasons to Become a Broker


Becoming a real estate broker has many benefits that can take your career to new heights!  Here are our top five reasons to level up from real estate agent to real estate broker. Earn a Higher Income Broadening your career options is great, but another popular reason agents become brokers is so they can make… Read more

New Insurance Customers: 11 Things to Include in Their Welcome Kit


As an insurance agent, you’ll need to build a welcome kit for new insurance customers. Basically, a welcome kit is a folder with all those crucial documents customers need when they take out insurance — stuff like business cards, important phone numbers, policy papers, you name it. Sure, you’ll have all of these things on… Read more

Division of Real Estate Releases Discipline Summaries


With its Spring 2019 Newsletter, the Division of Real Estate has released disciplinary summaries of Real Estate Commission actions against real estate salespersons, brokers, and unlicensed persons and entities. The summaries reveal a continued pattern of cases involving agents permitting unsupervised access to properties, failure to cooperate with Division personnel in investigations and agents signing… Read more

How Home Inspectors Build Relationships with Real Estate Agents


In a perfect world, home inspectors and real estate agents would work together in an effort to provide assistance for home buyers and ensure they can make knowledgeable decisions about the properties they should purchase. In some cases, this is what actually happens. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Sometimes, real estate agents want to… Read more

Congrats to Our June 2019 Instructor of The Month – Amy Gilpin


We’re happy to announce the winner of June 2019’s Instructor of the month – Amy Gilpin! She knew she wanted to be a part of the Hondros family right from the first phone interview. Amy enjoyed the down to earth conversation and “since that initial experience, it’s only gotten better. I truly feel like everyone… Read more

Home Inspectors: Accurate Mold Testing


Many homeowners are unaware that mold can be lurking throughout their home without them knowing it. Mold testing is crucial because it needs to be remedied properly if it is found in a house before it can be sold. The following guide walks you through what you need to know to accurately test for mold… Read more

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