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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

5 Trends Every Appraiser Should Watch for in 2019

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To be ahead of the real estate market, seasoned appraisers cannot afford to become stagnant regarding the current trends. They must get out in front of them if possible to maintain that advantage edge. In this article, we’ll discuss several trends that are prone to have an impact on the appraising industry. By the end… Read more

Real Estate Division Taskforce Decides on Property Management Credential

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In late 2016, the Ohio Division of Real Estate Property Management Taskforce began meeting as a follow up to the Division’s Ohio Licensing Structure Taskforce that culminated in H.B. 532 (which was enacted in April of 2017). The Ohio Real Estate Commission charged the taskforce with determining whether a real estate licensee should obtain a… Read more

How to Fine-Tune Your Freelance Business Model

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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

Top Tips for Recruiting Freelancers

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In the real estate business, you work with freelancers every day. You might contract work out to inspectors, electricians, handymen, videographers, or real-estate marketers. As more real estate businesses utilize the huge freelance market, how do you source the best talent? How do you recruit the right workers remotely? There are many websites to hire… Read more

What To Do When Your Digital Work Is Stolen

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One of a licensee’s largest professional expenditures is on self and client marketing and promotion. Licensee’s spend significant time and resources on developing their brand, whether it be through designing a website, publishing a blog, or displaying photographs. When a competitor pirates your work, it can be detrimental not only to your brand but also… Read more

How to Know Whether a Client Qualifies for a USDA Loan

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As a mortgage loan officer (MLO), you will have clients in all different types of situations. They will be looking to you to provide the information they need to make an informed decision about how they’ll finance their home. A conventional loan may not be the right answer for every client. For example, if you… Read more

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