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How to Build a Truly Cohesive Team

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Over 32 percent of businesses polled in a recent survey claimed that employee engagement was one of their main challenges. If your employees do not feel engaged, chances are they will not stay loyal to your company. While 78 percent of companies have a documented employee engagement strategy, only around 50 percent of them keep… Read more

Flat Fee, Minimum Service, and A La Carte Brokers

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The same strategy that low-cost airlines utilize is also becoming more common in the real estate industry. Consumers find it attractive to only pay for what they need. If they aren’t traveling with luggage, why should they pay the same price as a passenger that does? For buyers and sellers, why not do some of… Read more

How Do I Develop a Training Program for My Staff?

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Over $500 billion is lost each year due to employee disengagement. Failing to properly train and engage your employees can lead to big problems in the future. As the world of technology grows, you will have to work on utilizing the latest tools to grow your company. If your employees are out of the loop… Read more

Can I Do Real Estate Part-Time?

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As I teach pre-license, post-license and CE classes for Hondros College, students often ask me if they can work “part-time” in the real estate industry.  My answer to that question is usually, “maybe.”  In other words, maybe and maybe not… First, it is difficult for anyone to jump from the security of a full-time job with… Read more

Are Your Commissions Subject to Garnishment?

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Many licensees believe that because they are independent contractors, their commissions cannot be garnished. This is incorrect. Ohio has several statutes that apply to a judgment creditor’s collection on its judgment from a judgment debtor. One is garnishment of personal earnings and the other is garnishment of property other than personal earnings. The former is… Read more

Insuring a Tiny House

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One popular trend in residential real estate today is the tiny house. According to tiny house expert The Tiny Life, a typical tiny house has between 100 and 400 square feet, while a traditional American home has an average of 2,600 square feet. Tiny homes offer people the ability to be sheltered and protected without… Read more

Congrats to Our September 2018 Instructor of The Month – Larry Press

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Hondros College is proud to announce our September 2018 Instructor of the Month – Larry Press! Teaching real estate law with us for the past 14 years, Larry is the proud recipient of Instructor of the year in 2014. He is also Vice President of First American Title Insurance Company – specializing in title and… Read more

E&O Policy Claim Dismissed: Statute of Limitations

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The Ohio Supreme Court recently issued a decision clarifying when the statute of limitations starts to run for claims against insurance companies regarding professional liability insurance policies. The case stems from a real estate company’s lawsuit against their insurance agent for negligence in failing to procure an appropriate E&O policy for the brokerage and negligently… Read more

How to Grab Attention with Digital Property Listings

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Each day in the United States, 14,027 houses are sold. As a real estate agent, you likely want part of that “pie.” However, with so much competition in this industry, standing out and having your listing noticed above others is extremely challenging. The good news is there are strategies and tactics you can use to help… Read more

How Zillow is Entering the Mortgage Lending Business

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Zillow promises to be a one-stop shop for homebuyers if its announced acquisition of Mortgage Lenders of America goes through. The August 6, 2018 announcement heralds a new integration for real estate giant, Zillow. Already strong in buying, selling, and renting homes, apartments, and condominiums, the real estate clearinghouse has always advised prospective customers on… Read more

Blockchain: The New Real Estate Frontier

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The Franklin County Auditor’s Office recently announced a pilot project to use blockchain technology to transfer a real estate deed. Ohio is not the first state to explore the technology for real estate transactions. In July of this year, California became the first state to conduct a blockchain only real estate deal. Similar to the… Read more

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