Q: What is The MAR Report?
A: The MAR Report is a monthly audio newsletter from the association. Each episode of The MAR Report will contain a variety of topics including REALTOR® Association news, current real estate industry news, legal and legislative updates that affect the real estate industry, and interviews with prominent individuals in the business.
Q: What is a podcast?
A: Boiled down to the basics, a podcast is just a buzzword for an audio file on the Internet. We could just have easily called it “The official online audio file of the MAR” but that doesn’t have as nice a ring to it.
Q: What if I don’t have an iPod?
A: You do NOT need an iPod to listen to the audio newsletter. Just read the next question for your options.
Q: Can I hear the podcast on a Mac?
A: Yes you can. The embedded audio player is independent of your computer type. What that means is that as long as your browser is relatively current (IE version 6 or higher, Firefox 1.5 or higher, or Opera, Safari, etc) you can listen to the audio through our website.
Q: How do I hear the podcast?
A: There are several ways to listen in.
You can listen online through our website. The webpage for each edition of The MAR Report contains an audio player that will allow you to listen through your computer speakers.
You can download the audio file to your computer and listen offline. The webpage for each edition of The MAR Report contains a direct link to the audio file. You can “right-click” on this link and download the file to your computer; in Internet Explorer you should choose “Save Target As”, and in Firefox you should choose “Save Link As”.
You can subscribe to the podcast through iTunes. If you already have iTunes installed on your computer you can go directly to the subscription page on iTunes
. The link should automatically open iTunes on your computer. If iTunes does not open with this link, you can visit the iTunes store and search for “Massachusetts Association of Realtors” or “Keeping it real the MAR report” to find us.
You can also subscribe to the podcast using our RSS link. RSS is a technology for delivering news and information directly to your computer. Many popular web browsers including Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 2.x, and Opera support RSS.
This FAQ is a work in progress. We will post additional questions and answers as they come up. If you have any questions for staff at The MAR Report, write us at TheMARReport@marealtor.com