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

Appraisal, Blog

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

Blog, Real Estate

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

Blog, Real Estate

 Higher Income Run your Own Brokerage Receive Better Commission Splits and Management Options Run Property Management Companies Increase your Marketing Opportunities – The “Broker” Title has Value   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… 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

New Insurance Customers: 11 Things to Include in Their Welcome Kit

Insurance, Resources

As an insurance agent, you’ll need to build a welcome kit for new insurance customers. Basically, a welcome kit is a folder with all those crucial documents customers need when they take out insurance — stuff like business cards, important phone numbers, policy papers, you name it. Sure, you’ll have all of these things on… Read more

Eight Tools Every Appraiser Needs

Appraisal, Blog, Real Estate

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

Division of Real Estate Releases Discipline Summaries

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With its Spring 2019 Newsletter, the Division of Real Estate has released disciplinary summaries of Real Estate Commission actions against real estate salespersons, brokers, and unlicensed persons and entities. The summaries reveal a continued pattern of cases involving agents permitting unsupervised access to properties, failure to cooperate with Division personnel in investigations and agents signing… Read more

How Home Inspectors Build Relationships with Real Estate Agents

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In a perfect world, home inspectors and real estate agents would work together in an effort to provide assistance for home buyers and ensure they can make knowledgeable decisions about the properties they should purchase. In some cases, this is what actually happens. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Sometimes, real estate agents want to… Read more

Congrats to Our June 2019 Instructor of The Month – Amy Gilpin

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We’re happy to announce the winner of June 2019’s Instructor of the month – Amy Gilpin! She knew she wanted to be a part of the Hondros family right from the first phone interview. Amy enjoyed the down to earth conversation and “since that initial experience, it’s only gotten better. I truly feel like everyone… Read more

Are Homeowners Required to a Join HOA? Or Pay Assessments?

Real Estate, Resources

Generally, Homeowner’s Associations or HOAs collect dues from members to maintain and improve its members’ properties. Whether an owner is a member of the HOA depends on whether their property is included in the governing document (or Declaration) for the HOA Community and whether the owner’s deed references as an exception to ownership for “zoning… Read more

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