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How New Agents Can Optimize Facebook For Better Lead Generation

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Facebook has a lot to offer in real estate. It includes a potential audience of more than 2 billion users, including 68 percent of all adults in the U.S. It also includes robust features to subset your leads and provide targeted marketing campaigns. As a new real estate agent, you are well placed to cash… Read more

Division of Real Estate Releases Mid-Year Discipline Summaries

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The Division of Real Estate has released discipline summaries for enforcement cases before the Real Estate Commission from January through May of 2019. During the first five months of this year, the Commission revoked 9 licenses and issued some combination of suspensions, fines, and education against 15 licensees. The Commission also issued civil fines against… Read more

Must-Read Productivity Hacks for Insurance Agents

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Feel unproductive as an insurance agent? You’re not the only one. Research suggests that only 7 percent of workers feel productive during work hours. The remaining 93 percent? Well, like you, they feel unmotivated, uninspired, and unambitious at work. A little organization will get you back on track and make you feel like a happier,… Read more

Congrats to Our September 2019 Instructor of The Month – Ron Eatmon

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We’re happy to announce the winner of September 2019’s Instructor of the month – Ron Eatmon! On top of working with the Hondros family for nine years, he started his own insurance agency in Columbus 20 years ago – now that’s an experienced instructor! Ron first learned about Hondros during an Open House event and… Read more

Navigating the Statute of Frauds

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Generally, a statute of frauds is a law that requires certain types of contracts to be in writing and signed by the parties. Although laws vary from state to state, it is nearly universal that contracts involving the sale of real estate have to be in writing. If the contract is not in writing, then… Read more

Is the Appraisal Management Company (AMC) Model Broken

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It’s a common subject in appraiser forums, chat rooms, and Facebook pages – a discussion of the pros and cons of working with appraisal management companies (AMC). For those appraisers who have been appraising long enough to have only worked with “direct lenders”, the desire for the “good old days” is strong. Let’s take a… Read more

When Do Real Estate Agents Offer a Selling Bonus?

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More and more, Realtors are seeing listing agents offering bonuses to buying agents if homes are placed under contract by a certain date. Bonus opportunities are not permitted to be mentioned in the “Public Remarks”. Rather, they can only be found in the “Broker’s Remarks”. This is a seller’s market and, with such a depleted… Read more

7 Ways to Show Your Clients You Appreciate Them

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As a small business owner, it’s important for you to thank your clients for their business. Thanking customers show them that you really do appreciate them for doing business with you. It can also help you to generate future business at the same time. Thanking your customers in unique ways help ensure that the customers… Read more

New Appraisal Law Benefiting the Consumer

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New York state’s law regulating appraisal management companies recently became active and its contents are big news in the appraisal world. This is mainly due to it requiring transparency regarding the fees paid to appraisers, a big step in advocating for consumer interests. The New York State AMC law was proposed in 2015, introduced as… Read more

UPDATED: Licensing Fee Increases and More in New Ohio Budget Bill

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As part of the 2019-2020 budget, many of the fees the Division assesses to real estate licensees for applications increased. Also included in the budget were changes to fingerprinting requirements for Ohio applicants for licensure and clarification on real estate transactions for medical marijuana. Some of the proposed fee increases are as follows: New Fingerprinting… Read more

What to Look for in a Pre-Drywall Inspection

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Home inspection is an essential part of the construction process. A high-quality build should have a thorough review before the team hangs the drywall. That’s to make sure everything is up to code and meets the developer’s standards. Drywall can hide many deficiencies in the beams, insulation and other foundational parts of the home. This… Read more

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