• Create Advertisements with Fair Housing in Mind

    April 14, 2021

    - By NAR Contributing Article

    Advertising your services to a broad audience helps your business succeed, but intentionally or unintentionally creating discriminatory advertisements can not only harm your business...
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  • NAR Applauds House Vote to Secure Housing Rights for LGBTQ Americans

    April 7, 2021

    - By NAR Contributing Article

    WASHINGTON (February 24, 2021) – National Association of REALTORS® President Charlie Oppler issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed...
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  • Notes from the Legal Hotline: April 2021

    April 2, 2021

    - By The MAR Legal Team

    Q: If the MLS states that all offers are due by a specific date and time and my buyer submits an offer after that, does the listing agent need to present that offer? A: Maybe. The Massachusetts Real Estate Regulations require that a licensee submit all offers to purchase or…
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  • Important Update: REALTORS® Gain PPP State Tax Benefits

    April 2, 2021

    - By The MAR Legal Team

    On April 1st, Governor Baker signed a new bill into law that secures REALTOR® tax benefits (H.90). MAR advocated in support of a key component of this bill that extends state tax exemption to all loans...
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  • NAR and the Past, Present and Future of Fair Housing

    April 1, 2021

    - By Sehar Siddiqi

    Every year, in February, we celebrate Black History Month and the transformative contributions Black Americans have made to this country. These achievements are even more remarkable in light of how centuries of...
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  • Get Out of A Social Media Rut With These 4 Easy Tips

    March 29, 2021

    - By Teah Hopper

    We’re a few months into 2021, and now is the time when our beginning-of-the-year goals really start to take a backburner. But if one of your goals was to improve your social media presence, it’s so important to keep posting consistently — even if you feel like you’re in a…
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  • Join Us for an Emergency Rental Assistance Training Session

    March 23, 2021

    - By The MAR Legal Team

    You are invited to join a training session on the new Federal Emergency Rental Assistance program on April 8, 2021 at 12:30pm.  This 75-minute session will...
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  • Update to Business Capacity and Gathering Limits

    March 22, 2021

    - By The MAR Legal Team

    Effective March 1, Massachusetts will move into Phase 3, Step 2 of the state’s reopening plan. This will allow indoor performance venues and indoor recreational activities to reopen in accordance with capacity restrictions...
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  • COVID-19 Vaccination Update

    March 17, 2021

    - By The MAR Legal Team

    Governor Baker announced that the state will be continuing with its vaccine plan to protect the state’s most vulnerable people and maintain health care capacity and released the following additional details...
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  • Notes From the Legal Hotline: March 2021

    March 2, 2021

    - By The MAR Legal Team

    Q: I’ve seen listings that place limitations on the types of offers that will be presented to the seller. Is this legal? A: Yes, listings may include parameters for submitted offers, however, such parameters must be placed by the seller, not the agent or brokerage policy. The Massachusetts Regulations contained…
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