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How to Become a Real Estate Agent in Ohio

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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

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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

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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

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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

Alumni Success Story: Jessie Goodman

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Hondros College is proud of our alumni and the hard work they put into achieving their successful new career. We sat down with Jessie Goodman, former mortgage professional, turned real estate agent and later real estate broker, and asked her about her journey. Why did you change from mortgage to your current field? I have… Read more

How to Manage a Busy Real Estate Season

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As a real estate agent, it is important to understand seasonal trends in the housing market. Research from CNBC shows that homes are usually less expensive in the fall and winter months, but spring and summer typically show a larger inventory that tends to sell faster and for more money. Understanding when is the best… Read more

Division Delays Home Inspector Licensing

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In a statement issued October 11, 2019, the Division of Real Estate advised that it will not enforce the November 1, 2019 licensing deadline for new home inspectors. The Ohio Home Inspector Program will be on hold until the Division adopts new administrative rules for the program, which are currently pending. The administrative rules, a… Read more

Alumni Success Story: Catching Up with John Lestina

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From taking his real estate courses online while deployed in Puerto Rico, to his first successful year in his real estate career – we had the pleasure of catching up with John Lestina! For a refresher on John’s journey, check out our initial interview when he was just starting out in the real estate industry…. Read more

Evaluations: Appraisal Foundation Releases Concept Paper

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According to the Appraisal Foundation, requests for evaluations are on the rise. A concept paper on this subject is the discussion for the TAFAC meeting this October in Arlington, Virginia. The author is Wayne R. Miller, Chair of the Appraisal Standards Board. TAFAC is The Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council, which is composed of 60 non-profit… Read more

Congrats to Our October 2019 Instructor of The Month – Maria Taylor

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We’re happy to announce the winner of October 2019’s Instructor of the month – Maria Taylor! Before working at Hondros, Maria was a Hondros alum, completing her real estate pre and post-licensing with us. She also won our Rookie Instructor award in 2016. “The site staff at the Fairborn campus” has been part of what’s… Read more

Using Broker Lien Law to Protect Commissions

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Commercial Brokers have an added tool available for them to collect an outstanding commission. Ohio’s Broker Lien Law allows a broker to file an affidavit creating a lien against an owner’s property for the amount owed. The lien can then be foreclosed or paid when title transfers to a buyer. The amount of the lien… Read more

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