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Representing Buyers of Properties with a Homeowner’s Association


With Baby Boomers retiring and Millennials entering the real estate market, more buyers are purchasing condominiums or properties with a homeowner’s association. These buyers are looking to avoid the routine maintenance and upkeep that comes with owning a home. These properties are subject to additional restrictions of which buyers should be aware. Below are some… Read more

32 Tried and True Ways to Market Yourself in Real Estate


1. Become a thought-leader Position yourself as the real estate expert you are by starting a blog. Weigh in on the industry and offer reports or guides that your readers can download if they submit their contact info (then use their info for number 10 on this list). Share the latest real estate and mortgage… Read more

5 Essential Contract Clauses to Have on Hand


Most brokerages use form purchase agreements supplied by their local Board of Realtors. Many of those forms have been updated over the years to include the most frequently used contingencies. Namely financing and inspection contingencies. However, in a hot and competitive real estate market, clients are seeking to have other clauses added to their purchase… Read more

8 Habits of a Top Performing Mortgage Loan Officer


If you’re wondering if you have what it takes to become a successful mortgage loan officer (MLO), the answer can be found in your habits. Are you managing your time wisely? Do you have a business plan? When was the last time you networked? These are among many strategies you can implement to become a… Read more

National Association of Realtors (NAR) 2017 Event Recap

Blog, News

Over the weekend, Hondros Education Group attended the 2017 National Association of Realtors (NAR) The Sky’s the Limit Conference and Expo in Chicago, Illinois. We had many corporate associates represent HEG as booth exhibitors and conference attendees. Our overall goal was to develop a greater scope of the current standings of the real estate industry and market. These… Read more

Can You Lose Your License for a “Crime of Moral Turpitude”?


Most licensees know that their license can be in jeopardy if convicted of a felony. What about a misdemeanor? Better yet, what if that misdemeanor involves a crime of moral turpitude? Real estate license law contains a similar provision to other licensed professions. It allows the Real Estate Commission to impose discipline towards a licensee… Read more

Top 5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Appraisal License


Are you stuck in a rut and wish you could advance your appraisal career? Consider an upgrade. Upgrading your appraisal license comes along with many benefits. From increased income potential to leadership opportunities to local market advantage, a license upgrade can offer you a more satisfying career. Here are five reasons to move up in… Read more

Choosing the Best Real Estate School


Is the School Approved and Accredited? What are their Prices? What do their Reviews Look Like? What are your Personal Needs and Priorities? What does their Customer/Student Support Look Like?   Confirming the School’s Legitimacy: 1. Is the school approved? Since real estate licensing happens at the state level, it’s important to know an approved… Read more

Is Your Real Estate Team Violating Federal Law?


We are all familiar with the idea of a real estate team. These groups of several or more agents provide efficient and coordinated real estate services to clients. Many teams hire personnel (licensed or unlicensed) that handle various phases of a transaction. Anything from marketing to showing. They also act as the transaction facilitator or… Read more

Protecting Your Commission From Procuring Cause Claims


Imagine this scenario: You’ve done a superb job as a buyer’s agent. You’ve shown your client the property through photographs and in person, you’ve negotiated the purchase agreement and guided your client to a successful closing… only to find out another agent claims a right to your commission under the theory of procuring cause. Procuring cause… Read more

What Your Clients Really Want in a Home Inspection

Blog, Home Inspection

Selling, buying or building a home can be an emotional experience. It’s important to be a trustworthy, knowledgeable resource during the process of working with real estate agents or home buyers and sellers. A good rule of thumb is to inspect each and every home as if you or your family would be living there…. Read more

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