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Real Estate Violations Caught on Camera

Industry Articles

We’ve all been tempted, and maybe some of us have given in, to peak into a host’s medicine cabinet or under their sink. Not to steal anything, but just to be nosey. Hidden security cameras capture both the curious and the criminals and real estate licensees are no exception. With the popularity of indoor cameras comes… Read more

Where Insurance Agents Should Put Their Marketing Efforts

Industry Articles

As an insurance agent, marketing is critical for building your business. There is a wide variety of marketing opportunities available to you. All you need to do is set a budget, devote some of your time, and choose the alternatives that make the most sense in your market area. Content Marketing Insurance is one of those… Read more

5 Essential Marketing Videos Every Real Estate Agent Needs

Industry Articles

Nearly 50 percent of real estate buyers polled by Virtuets claimed that they look at virtual tours and other videos during the buying process. To be successful in the real estate industry, you must take advantage of the technology at your disposal. Setting yourself apart from the competition is the only way to attract new home… Read more

Pre and Post-Closing Possession Agreements

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If you represent a buyer that requires immediate housing and wants possession prior to closing, consider a pre-closing possession agreement. The agreement is similar to a lease, whereby the parties agree to certain terms and conditions of the buyer moving in before the buyer actually purchases the property. As with any agreement, it is important… Read more

9 Top Ideas for Promoting Your Business Website

Industry Articles

So you’ve created a website for your budding business? Great! A business website is a fundamental marketing tool in today’s world. The next step is getting people to find it. Gaining web traffic is one of the biggest challenges cited by business owners, but fear not! There are lots of ways to get eyeballs on… Read more

IRS Ruling Cites the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice

Industry Articles, News

According to a press release from The Appraisal Foundation, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a new rule. The Substantiation and Reporting Requirements for Cash and Noncash Charitable Contribution Deductions rule explains how these contributions should be valued. Take note; this rule mentions the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) of The Appraisal Foundation. The Foundation’s… Read more

Ohio Commences Regulation of Appraisal Management Companies

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An appraisal management company is a business that manages or coordinates appraisers and their provision of appraisal services to lender clients. Although the regulation of appraisal management companies is not new nationally, it is to Ohio. In 2015, various federal financial agencies enacted a final rule to implement state requirements for the registration and supervision… Read more

How Do I Start My Own Real Estate Brokerage?

Industry Articles

Starting your own real estate brokerage can prove lucrative. Around 6.2 million Americans purchased a home in 2017, and they all used a brokerage in some capacity to make these moves. Setting up a new business is never easy. But with careful planning, you can increase your chances of success. Here are the steps for… Read more

4 Ways to Balance Family Time When You Own a Business

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Juggling business and family is a constant struggle. We know Americans have a poor work-life balance. As a busy entrepreneur, there are a number of ways you can successfully focus on your career and personal life. Here’s how to do it. 1. Spend More Quality Time With Your Family A job involving owning your own… Read more

Are You Using a Wire Fraud Notice?

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From 2000 through 2017, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has received more than 4 million victim complaints. IC3 is the lead federal agency for investigating cyber-attacks and also provides the public with information about criminal cyber activity. In May of 2018, the IC3 released its Internet Crime Report for 2017. The Report provides… Read more

How MLOs Can Grow Their Referral Sources

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Obtaining a mortgage loan can be a stressful process. Most people don’t share information about their finances with other people. But when they want a loan, they must share all of their financial information with a mortgage loan officer (MLO). They must trust that MLO has their best interests in mind and will find them… Read more

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