Renewing Your Ohio Real Estate License

How do I renew my Ohio real estate license?

  1. Complete 30-Hours of approved continuing education
  2. Log in to the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Real Estate eLicense Center
  3. Enter your license information and pay the appropriate fee

What is the fee for renewing my Ohio real estate license?

  • Salespersons: $135
  • Brokers: $180

How do I tell which continuing education requirements I have completed?

The certification number includes a letter that serves as a course-type designator

  • D – Core Law
  • G – Civil Rights
  • C – Canon of Ethics
  • E – Elective*
  • F – Computer Specific Elective*
  • B – Computer Basic Elective*
    *A licensee may only take a maximum of 15 hours of computer electives

How can I find my Ohio real estate continuing education due date?

Visit www.com.ohio.gov/real to look up your license requirements

Do my 10-hour post-education courses count towards my 30 hours of continuing education?

No, the state of Ohio requires you to complete the 10-hour pre-licensure course and 30 hours of continuing education.

I have extra continuing education credits; can I use them for the next renewal cycle?

You may roll over 10 hours. These hours will count for elective courses, they will not count towards the 9 core course hours.

Where can I find Ohio real estate continuing education?

Visit www.realestatetraininginstitute.com and choose from the selection of state-approved courses.

Who Submits Completed Continued Education?

Ohio Division of Real Estate requires that both the course sponsor and the licensee submit certificates of completion. Real Estate Training Institute reports course completions to the Division within two business days of completion. A course completion certificate will be available to print immediately upon completion of the course. It is the licensee's responsibility to submit all completed continuing education certificates to the Division when renewing their license.

ONLINE OHIO APPROVED REAL ESTATE CONTINUING EDUCATION

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Real Estate Farming, Choose The Right Soil!

Real Estate farming, Choose the right soil!

What is Real Estate Farming?
Real estate farming is the act of focusing your marketing efforts on a certain geographic area “geographic farming” or certain types of clients “demographic farming” to add the most value for clients in the specific area.

Real Estate farming is very simple and can be applied to many areas of real estate. Think of your marketing strategy as the seeds you plant on your farm. Like a literal farm, there are two imperative elements to an abundant harvest. You need to tend to your seeds by watering them and removing weeds. You also need time for the seeds to grow.

How do I Choose the Right Farm Area?
Because it may take a noticeable amount of time to see a decent return from your farm area, your choice is very important. Here’s how to make sure you pick a productive farm area.

  1. Stay Close to Home
    If you are just getting started, staying close to home is most likely your best option. In fact, the neighborhood you live in is probably one of your best options.

Why should I farm close to home?

  • Your family, friends, and people they know are likely to be concentrated nearby, you probably know local business owners, and best of all, you can genuinely recommend the neighborhood.
  • You’ll have greater flexibility to offer last-minute showings and previews. That means last minute showings won’t be an issue, and clients with busy schedules will respond better if you are available at a moment’s notice.
  1. Do Your Research
    Another important element to choosing your farm area is the local demographics. Before you begin farming, you need to know as much as possible about the area. This will assure you can make it’s someplace you’ll be happy working in. Here are some things to research:

    What do I research when looking for my farm?
    • Average income
    • Average age
    • Is it a commuter area?
    • Employers
    • The types of homes in the area
    • Amenities
    • Transportation options

Once you choose a geographic farm, you may also wish to narrow down a specific demographic that you want to work with. For example, you might want to focus on homes of a certain value, or a particular community. Researching the local demographics will help you make this choice.

  1. Choose an Area with Well Defined Boundaries
    Whenever possible, try to pick a neighborhood with well-defined boundaries to help market your listings. If you do, you'll have a much easier time marketing. You don’t want to farm in Dayton and then show clients a home in Beavercreek. This may be too far if they are expecting to see homes in Dayton.
  1. Make Sure it’s the Right Size
    In real estate farming, size matters. You need to make sure the area is large enough to ensure a decent response but small enough that you can build a name for yourself there. A good farm area would have around 400 or fewer properties. More than that may send your marketing budget sky high.

DO YOU NEED TO RENEW YOUR REAL ESTATE LICENSE?
We provide state-approved online video courses for license renewal.

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