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How to Sell Value-Based Insurance

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Selling value-based insurance design (V-BID) can prove lucrative. Launched in 2017, Medicare V-BID will roll out across the United States over the new few years and should increase in popularity. Getting acquainted with the ins and outs of V-BID right now, however, could provide you with exciting new career opportunities in the future. As an… Read more

USPAP Update in 4th Exposure Draft

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Appraisers know that from, time-to-time, an exposure draft is initiated by the Appraisal Foundation, offering proposed changes to USPAP for public comments. And they also know that these are often mundane proposals, specific to one discipline of appraisal, or tweaks to definitions. What is different this time is that the Appraisal Foundation has issued a… Read more

Congrats to Our March 2019 Instructor of The Month – Larry Pope

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We’re happy to announce the winner of March 2019’s Instructor of the month – Larry Pope! This former marine has been with us for a year and a half. Before working at Hondros, Larry was a Hondros alum, completing his real estate pre and post-licensing with us. Hondros’ ability to “interact with individuals from various… Read more

How Home Inspectors Cross-Promote with Local Businesses

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Have you ever bought a hamburger at McDonald’s and automatically bought a Coca-Cola to go with it? You have been touched by cross-promotion. Think how your home inspection business would thrive if other businesses included you in their marketing plan, without charging you a dime. Think how fast your name would spread if it appeared… Read more

How Real Estate Agents Can Reach Millennials

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1. Who are millennials? Millennials, born between 1980 and 2000, are more tech-savvy than their parents. As a result, they are basically constantly connected online and to each other. They have grown up seeing social and financial crises in America. In their formative years, they’ve witnessed the Great Recession, 9/11, and ongoing political conflict. It… Read more

Criminal Convictions and Real Estate Licensure

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Consider this: you make the financial investment and commit the time necessary to take all of the courses in order to obtain a real estate salesperson license. Next, you complete the formal application to sit for the examination. On the application, you disclose a decades-old criminal conviction. You think, certainly, this is not disqualifying for… Read more

Manipulating the Multiple Listing Service

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There is a growing trend in real estate where listing agents are taking their fledgling listings off of the market as “Withdrawn With Release”. They then immediately put them back on the market as “Active”. Along with this, there’s a new Multiple Listing Service number, sometimes a new property description, and possibly new photos. But… Read more

How to Market Your Home Inspection Business

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Being a home inspector can be a very rewarding job. Having success in this industry will require you to provide excellent customer service and to have a bit of marketing savvy. Edging out your competition will be much easier when developing a comprehensive marketing strategy. Studies show that companies who have a consistent brand presentation… Read more

Congrats to Our February 2019 Instructor of the Month – Tom Williams

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We’re happy to announce the winner of February 2019’s Instructor of the month – Tom Williams! Tom has been teaching at Hondros for over five years. Before working at Hondros, Tom’s company developed land and built quality homes for customers. He learned about Hondros from Realtors in his circle who had previously attended. Hondros’ ability… Read more

Why You Should Accommodate Assistant Animals

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In 2018, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) saw increasing numbers of complaints regarding refusals to provide reasonable accommodation for assistant animals. The Fair Housing Act requires housing providers to make reasonable accommodations when a person with a disability requires such accommodation. The reasonable accommodation provision applies when persons with disabilities seek… Read more

Appraisal Review: A Necessary Evil or A Profit Center?

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The term “appraisal review”, is likely to elicit annoyed groans from the appraisal community. Why is it that appraisers have a negative view? The world of appraisal includes all levels of review – from routine, daily review of residential reports by an AMC or client, to an appraisal review assignment on a fee basis. Fee… Read more

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