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How to Grow Your Home Inspection Business

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Over 5 million pre-existing homes are sold each year. Homes that are being purchased with a mortgage loan will have to be inspected. If you are a home inspector, you know all too well how competitive this industry is. Finding ways to make your business stand out from others in your area is essential. Are… Read more

How Real Estate Agents Can Reach Millennials

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1. Who are millennials? Millennials, born between 1980 and 2000, are more tech-savvy than their parents. As a result, they are basically constantly connected online and to each other. They have grown up seeing social and financial crises in America. In their formative years, they’ve witnessed the Great Recession, 9/11, and ongoing political conflict. It… Read more

Is Your Cyber-House Secure?

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With the new year comes renewed concern on whether businesses are prepared to combat cyber threats from both national and international operatives. The FBI has identified the business email compromise as a sophisticated scam that is growing and targeting small, medium, and even large businesses. It reports between December 2016 and May 2018, there was… Read more

Sales Tips for Insurance Agents

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Have you ever sold something? Lemonade when you were a kid? An old comic book collection over the internet? Even credit card insurance over the phone? While that’s great, none of these selling techniques are going to work when it comes time to selling insurance. Why? Because, insurance is a unique beast, and, as a… Read more

Three Important Trends for Mortgage Lenders to Know

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Mortgage lenders have an important role to play in the financial sector. They help people identify how much they can spend on a new home, thereby providing an invaluable service to people making one of the most important financial commitments they will ever make. Finding and retaining clients is nonetheless challenging for many lenders, as… Read more

Criminal Convictions and Real Estate Licensure

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Consider this: you make the financial investment and commit the time necessary to take all of the courses in order to obtain a real estate salesperson license. Next, you complete the formal application to sit for the examination. On the application, you disclose a decades-old criminal conviction. You think, certainly, this is not disqualifying for… Read more

Manipulating the Multiple Listing Service

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There is a growing trend in real estate where listing agents are taking their fledgling listings off of the market as “Withdrawn With Release”. They then immediately put them back on the market as “Active”. Along with this, there’s a new Multiple Listing Service number, sometimes a new property description, and possibly new photos. But… Read more

How to Market Your Home Inspection Business

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Being a home inspector can be a very rewarding job. Having success in this industry will require you to provide excellent customer service and to have a bit of marketing savvy. Edging out your competition will be much easier when developing a comprehensive marketing strategy. Studies show that companies who have a consistent brand presentation… Read more

Congrats to Our February 2019 Instructor of the Month – Tom Williams

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We’re happy to announce the winner of February 2019’s Instructor of the month – Tom Williams! Tom has been teaching at Hondros for over five years. Before working at Hondros, Tom’s company developed land and built quality homes for customers. He learned about Hondros from Realtors in his circle who had previously attended. Hondros’ ability… Read more

Why You Should Accommodate Assistant Animals

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In 2018, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) saw increasing numbers of complaints regarding refusals to provide reasonable accommodation for assistant animals. The Fair Housing Act requires housing providers to make reasonable accommodations when a person with a disability requires such accommodation. The reasonable accommodation provision applies when persons with disabilities seek… Read more

Appraisal Review: A Necessary Evil or A Profit Center?

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The term “appraisal review”, is likely to elicit annoyed groans from the appraisal community. Why is it that appraisers have a negative view? The world of appraisal includes all levels of review – from routine, daily review of residential reports by an AMC or client, to an appraisal review assignment on a fee basis. Fee… Read more

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