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Kentucky’s Hottest Housing Markets

Blog, Real Estate

  Kentucky is known for more than country music, home cooking, and horse racing. In the past 5 years, the Bluegrass State’s local real estate markets have grown into some of the strongest housing markets in the country. Whether you’re an experienced professional or considering starting your career as a real estate agent, here are… Read more

What Your Appraisal Clients Want

Appraisal, Blog

So, you do your best on every appraisal. You take your time and do thorough research. You carefully analyze the data, support the adjustments, and arrive at well-supported value opinions. And discover that your best client is giving the bulk of their work to your competitor! What’s going on? Just take a moment and look… Read more

Qualities of a Great Insurance Agent

Blog, Insurance

Becoming an insurance agent can be a very rewarding experience. As an agent, you deal with people and/or businesses every day, helping these entities understand their exposure to certain types of risks or life accidents. These events, if not protected by the proper types and amounts of insurance coverage, can destroy a business or place… Read more

Complaints on Real Property Valuation

Blog, Real Estate, Resources

Property owners that believe their property is worth less than the value assessed by the County Auditor, can file a complaint on the property valuation. The property valuation is used to determine the amount of property taxes an owner pays. Thus, if the property valuation is too high, then the owner is unnecessarily paying higher… Read more

Perks of Taking Real Estate Courses Online

Blog, Real Estate, Resources

Long gone are the days when real estate courses could only be taken in a classroom. Today, online learning has made it easier than ever before to study and obtain a license. Study at home on your computer or smartphone and you can learn new skills, climb the career ladder, and network with industry professionals…. Read more

Momentum to Increase Commission Transparency

Blog, Real Estate

The Consumer Federation of American (CFA) has released a report, which estimates only 32% of Americans know a typical commission for a real estate agent. The CFA is an association of non-profit consumer organizations aiming to advance consumer interests through research, advocacy and education. The CFA report studied 263 agent/broker websites in four cities, included… Read more

Background Check Requirement Added to Real Estate Licensure Applications

Blog, Real Estate

Applicants for a real estate salesperson or broker’s license must now complete a background check as part of the application process. The requirement also extends to those “upgrading” their licenses (i.e. from salesperson to broker) and applicants for an appraisal registration, license or certification, but does not include those licensees transferring, renewing or activating their… Read more

How to Become a Real Estate Agent in Ohio

Blog

Complete the Approved Pre-Licensing Education Choose your Sponsoring Broker Turn in your Application Schedule your Test   If you are looking for a rewarding career in real estate, look no further! Hondros College has over 50 years of experience helping students achieve a career of freedom and flexibility. To jump-start your career in real estate,… Read more

What the MLS Clear Cooperation Policy means for Off-Market Listings

Blog, Real Estate, Resources

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has adopted a rule change that will require all members to submit their listings to the multiple listing service (MLS) within one business day of marketing the listing to the public. The rule change was prompted by MLS members hoping to generate more exposure in the marketplace for listings,… Read more

Preparing for a Possible Recession

Blog, Real Estate, Resources

It’s hard to turn on the news without hearing economists debate when the next recession will rear its head. The economy has grown steadily for years, but experts are trying to understand whether the U.S. economy is headed for an economic recession or just a period of slow growth. As of autumn 2019, key economic… Read more

Congrats to Our November 2019 Instructor of The Month – Starla McCollum

Blog, Real Estate

We’re happy to announce the winner of November 2019’s Instructor of the month – Starla McCollum! Starla has been working with us for over two years and loves Hondros’ “welcoming and supportive staff.” She was originally drawn to work at Hondros when a co-worker at her insurance company suggested she apply. Starla relished “the opportunity… Read more

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