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Columbus Ranked #1 Hottest Real Estate Market in the Nation


This past March, Realtor.com® put Columbus at number 1 on their list of hottest markets – beating out Boston as well as Sacramento! These rankings are based on the number of hits each home listing received and how quickly the homes were selling in cities around the U.S. For cities like Columbus, this is an… Read more

New Appraisal Requirements – Updated April 2019

Appraisal, Blog

UPDATE: This appraisal education requirement change means you can become an appraiser with an Associate Degree from our affiliate company, Hondros College of Business. Hondros College of Business offers the only Associate Degree program recognized by the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) as a nationally approved education provider for appraisal. Graduates of approved programs (like the Associate… Read more

Congrats to Our April 2019 Instructor of The Month – Belinda Fulton


We’re happy to announce the winner of April 2019’s Instructor of the month – Belinda Fulton! She has worked with us as an instructor for 20 years. Before joining us at Hondros, Belinda worked in Intelligence at the United States Air Force. She first learned about Hondros when she became a student in 1993! Belinda… Read more

Appellate Court Rules on Legality of Commission Rebates


Last month the 10th District Court of Appeals in Franklin County issued a ruling denying a commission rebate because the recipient, a principal in the transaction, was not a licensed real estate broker. The decision is a departure from the current practice of agents occasionally rebating commissions to principals in a transaction, provided the rebate… Read more

Appraisal Valuation Expo Convention 2019 Recap

Appraisal, Blog

March brought the annual Valuation Expo convention at the Palmer House in Chicago, a great opportunity to get updated on all the appraisal changes. Speakers at the Expo included representation from VA, FHA, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, Moody’s, CoreLogic, and many others. Here’s some of the news coming out of the convention: Comments from Freddie… Read more

James Dwyer Memorial Scholarship 2019 Winner: TiaVonna Bing


The James Dwyer Scholarship is awarded to individuals who share his passion for the pursuit of excellence in the real estate industry. Scholarships, as a whole, are earned by those who wish to invest in their careers and their future via education. This is what we believe at Hondros College and we strive to contribute… Read more

Wholesaling Real Estate – Is it Legal?


We’ve all seen the signs, “We Buy Houses.” Chances are the buyers are really investors seeking to wholesale property. Real Estate Wholesalers enter into a purchase agreement with a seller and then try to find an end buyer for the seller’s property. These investors are called Wholesalers because at any point in time they have… Read more

How to Switch from Residential to Commercial Real Estate


The real estate industry offers many choices to licensed agents; they can work with buyers or sellers or both, they can help facilitate sales, rentals, or both types of transactions, and they can work in residential or commercial real estate (CRE). If you’re currently working in residential real estate and considering a switch to commercial,… Read more

Courting the Prospect: 3 Steps to Getting the Lead


Stop wasting time and money on courses, gurus, masterclasses and marketing firms that want you to create lead magnets to “standout” in your market. Ignore the debates over what is most effective: email series, video series, or white papers. Today the market, any market, for every industry is oversaturated with stuff from your competition. Being… Read more

Division of Real Estate Issues Home Inspector Program Update

Blog, Home Inspection

The Division of Real Estate has issued an update on the implementation of the new Ohio Home Inspector Program, which was signed in to law on January 4, 2019. The law mandates licensure of any provider of home inspection services. The law becomes effective on April 5, 2019, but is not operational until the Governor… Read more

How to Sell Value-Based Insurance

Blog, Insurance

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

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