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Are Agents Properly Disclosing The Broker Transaction Fee?

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Almost every brokerage has a set transaction fee they contractually charge to both their sellers and buyers. The brokerage fee is designed to offset the cost of the overhead such as office supply expenses and the costs of the salary/hourly non-licensed employees. The broker transaction fee is a set fee, and, on average, they range… Read more

Congrats to Our July 2019 Instructor of The Month – Alfred Rosser

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We’re happy to announce the winner of July 2019’s Instructor of the month – Alfred Rosser! He knew he had a special connection to the Hondros family right from the start! He took his real estate pre-licensing courses at Hondros in 2000! Alfred then joined our team of expert instructors in 2010. He relishes the… Read more

Real Estate Licenses on the Rise in Columbus Ohio

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According to Columbus Business First, as of June 25th of this year, 612 real estate licenses have been issued in Central Ohio. “Today, there are more than 7,600 active agents across Central Ohio.” – Marque Bressler Preininger, Columbus Realtors Since the Great Recession ended, the median price for homes sold has been rising in Central… Read more

How Home Inspectors Help with Stairway Safety

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Research shows that more than 1 million Americans injure themselves on stairways every single year, and more accidents happen on stairs than anywhere else in the home. This is why it’s crucial that you check stair safety when you inspect a property. Here are six ways to do it: 1. Check Lighting Poorly-lit stairs can… Read more

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Ruling Regarding Property Rights          

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Although not widely covered in the mainstream media, the U.S. Supreme Court has issued a ruling that overruled prior Supreme Court precedent that required a landowner to first exhaust property taking cases in state court before suing in federal court. The decision allows plaintiffs that believe a local government has taken their property, to sue… Read more

The Ohio Coalition of Appraisal Professional’s Summer Seminar 2019 Recap

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The Fawcett Center at the Ohio State University was a busy place on June 19th, as a line-up of well-known speakers shared information with a huge audience of appraisers at the annual Summer Seminar, sponsored by the Ohio Coalition of Appraisal Professionals. A highlight of the day was the announcement of the winner of the… Read more

Appellate Court Limits Slander of Title Claim

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Slander of title is a civil claim for damages resulting from the publishing of false information about real property, such that the property is disparaged, or its title is clouded. For example, at its simplest terms, if a person records an affidavit with the county recorder, specifying the person has a legal or equitable interest… Read more

Generating Prospects Through Public Speaking

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For small business owners and the self-employed, generating new prospects is always on our minds. We don’t have the kind of revenue to support large-scale media campaigns, so our prospecting efforts have to be more targeted. Many of us learned the hard way what doesn’t work, and through trial and error have found some things… Read more

Reasons to Become a Broker

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Becoming a real estate broker has many benefits that can take your career to new heights!  Here are our top five reasons to level up from real estate agent to real estate broker. Earn a Higher Income Broadening your career options is great, but another popular reason agents become brokers is so they can make… Read more

Division Re-Introduces Team Advertising Rule

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The Team Advertising Rule, which was inexplicably scrapped from the Division’s rule package enacted earlier this year, has been re-introduced. The rule addresses how teams may advertise and for the first time contains restrictions on what may and may not be included in a team’s name. Until now, the Division has not sought to regulate… Read more

Eight Tools Every Appraiser Needs

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Most professions come with a hefty price tag to get started. You have to rent space or buy inventory, or purchase equipment that comes at a high cost. What if there was a career where you could be your own boss, work the hours you please, and was inexpensive to enter? Welcome to a great… Read more

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