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Real Estate Agents Need to Mind Their Auto-Correct

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Real estate is a fast-paced, always changing career – agents use a variety of ways to communicate with their clients and others involved in the buying or selling process. The problem when some agents forgo proper communication skills in favor of being more casual and approachable. The results are misunderstood statements, contractual errors, dissension between… Read more

Agency Agreements Explained         

Blog, Real Estate

As real estate agents continue to evolve in how they represent clients and how they are compensated, the types of agency relationships and agreements remain unchanged. Understanding the duties and obligations that come with each type of agency relationship is important when evaluating how your practice will advance in an ever-changing real estate landscape. Three… Read more

Alumni Success Story: Hasina Nelson

Blog, Real Estate, Student Success Stories

For 50 years, Hondros has educated some of the top real estate agents in Ohio. We are proud of our alumni and seek active relationships with them well after they pass their exams. We sat down with Hondros Alum, Hasina Nelson of Vylla Home and asked about her first year, so far, in the real… Read more

Should You Hire Independent Contractors or Full-Time Employees for Your Insurance Team

Blog, Insurance

Independent contractors will make up half of the American workforce by the year 2020, and many insurance agencies are hiring these staff on a short-term basis to take advantage of their specialized skill sets or to cover a busy period. As an insurance agent, you might be thinking about hiring a contractor (or two) in… Read more

Ohio Federal Court Dismisses Foreclosure in Favor of Borrower

Blog, Real Estate

The U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, has issued a ruling that resulted in the dismissal of a foreclosure case against a borrower. The decision effectively allows the borrower to retain the property despite defaulting on the underlying $125,000.00 note. At issue in the case was the lender’s ability to demonstrate the… Read more

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

Blog, Real Estate

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

Blog, Real Estate

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

4 Things First-Time Buyers Look for in a Mortgage Loan Officer

Mortgage Lending, Real Estate, Resources

Thirty-three percent of all people who purchased a home in the United States in 2018 were first-time buyers (according to Statista), and many of these used a mortgage loan officer to finance their move. If you work in the mortgage or financial services industries, it is important to know what first-timers look for when applying… 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          

Blog, Real Estate

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

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