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Columbus CEO Magazine Names Hondros Family of Companies a Winner of the Columbus Top Workplaces 2019 Award

Blog, News

(Columbus, OH April 29, 2019) Hondros Family of Companies has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by Columbus CEO Magazine. The Top Workplaces list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several… Read more

Ohio Supreme Court Declines to Hear Hybrid Commissions Case


  The Ohio Supreme Court had declined jurisdiction to hear Smythe Cramer’s appeal from trial and appellate court opinions certifying a class action lawsuit against it for fraud and unjust enrichment. The underlying lawsuit stems from a case filed in 2012, wherein the plaintiffs allege that Smythe Cramer’s practice of collecting a $225 administrative or… Read more

5 More Marketing Tips for Mortgage Loan Officers

Blog, Mortgage Lending

Marketing is a part of business that many people struggle with. As a mortgage loan officer, you likely face many of the same challenges when it comes to finding new clients. While a strong marketing strategy is key to growth, laying one out will take time along with a good deal of trial-and-error. Here are… Read more

Ohio Real Estate Market Included in Class Action Lawsuit


A group of home sellers has filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and some of the nation’s largest brokerage firms, alleging antitrust violations. The brokerage firms named include Realogy (franchisor of Better Homes Real Estate, Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA Real Estate and Sotheby’s brands), Home Services of America… Read more

Texting Your Real Estate License Into a Suspension


Text messaging has become ingrained in our daily lives. Not a day goes by that a person does not send or receive at least one text message from coworkers, friends, or family. The content of the texts varies from “what’s for dinner” to “did you pick up my dry cleaning?” to “I think we should… Read more

The Appraisal Qualifications Board Nationally Approves Hondros College of Business for Associate Degree Program

Blog, News

(April 12, 2019) – Hondros College of Business, part of Hondros Education Group, now offers the only associate degree program recognized by the Appraiser Qualifications Board as an approved education provider for real property appraisers in the United States. These appraisal qualifying education courses are included in the Hondros College of Business’ online degree program…. Read more

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

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