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Licensees Offer More than Just Selling Real Estate – Deductions for Destroyed Property


Potential consumers oftentimes seek consultation on issues that don’t involve buying or selling a home. Examples are questions on everything from HOA dues, homeowners insurance, and property taxes. Expanding your knowledge on general real estate topics will help you better serve your clients and may open the door to new customers. Today, I wanted to… Read more

Tips for High Quality Real Estate Photography


When looking at real estate listings, can you guess where a prospective home buyer’s eyes go first? The photos. Real estate photography is at the forefront of the decision-making process for home buyers. As a real estate agent, high-quality photography is your first chance to pull a potential buyer in. Beautiful imagery will compel that… Read more

Can the Real Estate Commission Discipline You for Your Personal Facebook Page?


  The Ohio Real Estate Commission will soon be considering a case concerning a licensee’s Facebook page. The Division of Real Estate is seeking to discipline an Ohio licensee for comments she made on her personal (but public) Facebook page. The basis of the charges is: The licensee’s comments did not reflect high standards of… Read more

5 Lead-Boosting Tips for Mortgage Loan Officers


For mortgage loan officers (MLOs), lead generation and customer value are significant parts of the business. MLOs that have an entrepreneurial spirit must know how to market themselves. And there’s never a wrong time to reassess your marketing strategy. If you’re ready to ramp it up or change your tactics, here are five ways mortgage loan officers… Read more

Online Post-Licensing Courses Now Available


Both brokers and salespeople now have the choice to take their post-licensing education online or in the classroom – you choose! The ability of licensees to take online post-licensure education helps busy professionals get the education needed for a successful practice. I mean who wouldn’t prefer to take their classes early in the morning in… Read more

How Medical Marijuana Will Change Your Practice


Medical marijuana has been decriminalized in some states. However, under federal law, landlords are permitted to decline rent to a user of medical marijuana. So where does Ohio stand? Here we’ll go over the Cole Memo, Ohio’s law in response, and how this law change may affect the Ohio real estate industry. Understanding medical marijuana… Read more

Alumni Association Event Recap


The Alumni Association at Hondros College of Business hosted a 2-day CE event August 29th-30th. Alumni members had free admittance. Attendees nibbled appetizers and sipped refreshments while earning CE credit. Here’s what we covered and what you need to know! Hot Topics for 2017: Medical Marijuana and How it Affects Real Estate Goal: To learn… Read more

6 Ways to Promote Your Next Open House


You want to create buzz about a new house you’re selling that just hit the market, so you’ve decided to host an open house. You’ve already instructed the sellers to do the basics: declutter the rooms and make sure the space appears well-maintained. But how do you ensure serious buyers will walk through the door… Read more

6 Steps to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur


Becoming a successful entrepreneur takes hard work and devotion. Staying successful, even more so. Many entrepreneurs naturally exude certain qualities such as persistence and optimism. However, there are certain actions that will help anyone wanting to become an entrepreneur find success. Here are six steps to keep in mind as you jumpstart your entrepreneurship: 1. Put… Read more

20 Tools Every Home Inspector Needs


When learning to become a home inspector, it’s helpful to have tools on hand to get a clearer scope of a home’s condition. Beyond the typical screwdriver and tape measure, here is a list of tools that you’ll want to have on hand to ensure a safe and successful home inspection. The Basics Flashlight –… Read more

Choosing a Real Estate Brokerage Firm


During your first year in real estate, you will have plenty of questions and curiosities. Be sure you’re choosing a real estate brokerage that will be there with you every step of the way. Interview with several different brokerages. You should also be interviewing them to see if it’s a good fit for you. Keep… Read more

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