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Complaints on Real Property Valuation

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Property owners that believe their property is worth less than the value assessed by the County Auditor, can file a complaint on the property valuation. The property valuation is used to determine the amount of property taxes an owner pays. Thus, if the property valuation is too high, then the owner is unnecessarily paying higher… Read more

Perks of Taking Real Estate Courses Online

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Long gone are the days when real estate courses could only be taken in a classroom. Today, online learning has made it easier than ever before to study and obtain a license. Study at home on your computer or smartphone and you can learn new skills, climb the career ladder, and network with industry professionals…. Read more

Momentum to Increase Commission Transparency

Blog, Real Estate

The Consumer Federation of American (CFA) has released a report, which estimates only 32% of Americans know a typical commission for a real estate agent. The CFA is an association of non-profit consumer organizations aiming to advance consumer interests through research, advocacy and education. The CFA report studied 263 agent/broker websites in four cities, included… Read more

Background Check Requirement Added to Real Estate Licensure Applications

Blog, Real Estate

Applicants for a real estate salesperson or broker’s license must now complete a background check as part of the application process. The requirement also extends to those “upgrading” their licenses (i.e. from salesperson to broker) and applicants for an appraisal registration, license or certification, but does not include those licensees transferring, renewing or activating their… Read more

What the MLS Clear Cooperation Policy means for Off-Market Listings

Blog, Real Estate, Resources

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has adopted a rule change that will require all members to submit their listings to the multiple listing service (MLS) within one business day of marketing the listing to the public. The rule change was prompted by MLS members hoping to generate more exposure in the marketplace for listings,… Read more

Preparing for a Possible Recession

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It’s hard to turn on the news without hearing economists debate when the next recession will rear its head. The economy has grown steadily for years, but experts are trying to understand whether the U.S. economy is headed for an economic recession or just a period of slow growth. As of autumn 2019, key economic… Read more

Congrats to Our November 2019 Instructor of The Month – Starla McCollum

Blog, Real Estate

We’re happy to announce the winner of November 2019’s Instructor of the month – Starla McCollum! Starla has been working with us for over two years and loves Hondros’ “welcoming and supportive staff.” She was originally drawn to work at Hondros when a co-worker at her insurance company suggested she apply. Starla relished “the opportunity… Read more

Alumni Success Story: Jessie Goodman

Mortgage Lending, Real Estate, Resources, Student Success Stories

Hondros College is proud of our alumni and the hard work they put into achieving their successful new career. We sat down with Jessie Goodman, former mortgage professional, turned real estate agent and later real estate broker, and asked her about her journey. Why did you change from mortgage to your current field? I have… Read more

How to Manage a Busy Real Estate Season

Blog, Real Estate, Resources

As a real estate agent, it is important to understand seasonal trends in the housing market. Research from CNBC shows that homes are usually less expensive in the fall and winter months, but spring and summer typically show a larger inventory that tends to sell faster and for more money. Understanding when is the best… Read more

Division Delays Home Inspector Licensing

Blog, Home Inspection, Real Estate

In a statement issued October 11, 2019, the Division of Real Estate advised that it will not enforce the November 1, 2019 licensing deadline for new home inspectors. The Ohio Home Inspector Program will be on hold until the Division adopts new administrative rules for the program, which are currently pending. The administrative rules, a… Read more

Alumni Success Story: Catching Up with John Lestina

Blog, Real Estate, Resources, Student Success Stories

From taking his real estate courses online while deployed in Puerto Rico, to his first successful year in his real estate career – we had the pleasure of catching up with John Lestina! For a refresher on John’s journey, check out our initial interview when he was just starting out in the real estate industry…. Read more

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