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How to Switch from Residential to Commercial Real Estate

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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

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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

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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

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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

Division of Real Estate Adopts New Administrative Rules

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The Division of Real Estate has adopted a series of rule changes that went in to effect February 10, 2019. The rules address implementation of HB 532, which among other things established Principal Brokers, Associate Brokers, and Management Level Brokers & Salespersons. The rules also provide a series of other changes affecting advertising, continuing education,… Read more

7 Marketing Tips for Mortgage Loan Officers

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The mortgage loan industry is extremely competitive. This means you’ll need to make the most of every marketing opportunity available. The following are several marketing tips to give you a competitive edge. 1. Update Your Website Updating your website on a regular basis is a necessity when trying to stay relevant in the digital age…. 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

Understanding Land Banks

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Another consequence of the mortgage loan crisis was the incursion of vacant, abandoned and unsafe properties. These blighted properties adversely impact communities and neighborhoods. The property values of nearby properties are negatively impacted, as a result of overrun yards, trash accumulation, vandalism, squatters, and crime. Blighted properties are also associated with health concerns, such as… Read more

Real Estate Agent and Appraisers – Why Can’t We Be Friends?

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There’s chatter online these days concerning the “rotten appraiser” who “killed my last deal”. Those agents will make sure appraisers never get assigned another appraisal for their sales. Are agents and appraisers really destined to be adversaries? Let’s take a look at a typical transaction: As the listing agent, your first contact with the appraiser… 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

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