• Removing ‘Rose-Colored Glasses’ When Evaluating Cash Flow Pro Forma in Commercial Real Estate Investment

    September 11, 2019

    - By Justine Snyder

    The commercial inventory status and changing requirements of the modern investor’s portfolio demands that the Commercial REALTOR® have the skills to perform more sophisticated due diligence of future gains and a thorough analysis of the deal. Currently, in Massachusetts, there is a glut of inventory and available commercial space, very…
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  • Staying Safe on the Job

    September 9, 2019

    - By Sabrina Lapointe

    Hopefully, an unsafe situation has never presented itself and never will – but in the off chance that it does, here are some tips to help keep you safe. Picture a totally empty house, sometimes in a desolate area, no witnesses, sometimes no one within earshot, and you’re just one…
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  • Which Social Media Platform is Right for You?

    September 7, 2019

    - By Teah Hopper

    You don’t have to be on every single platform! It’s too overwhelming and most likely isn’t necessary for your business. Instead, identify your social media goals and who you are trying to reach with your message. As the list of social media platforms continues to grow, we often feel pressured…
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  • One Thing…

    September 6, 2019

    - By Eric Berman

    Whenever I go to any type of conference like this, I have one goal. That goal is to leave with at least one thing I can put into use the moment I get back to my office. If I get that one thing, then I always feel like the experience…
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  • What’s in Your Dream Neighborhood

    September 5, 2019

    - By Shelby O'Hare

    When your clients describe their dream neighborhood to you, what features do you see being the most popular? A strong school system? Various entertainment options? Accessible public transportation? Bike lanes? Ethnic and cultural diversity? As you’ve probably seen, the idea of a dream neighborhood is different among your clients, with…
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  • From The President: Will I See You There?

    September 4, 2019

    - By Anne Meczywor

    It’s no secret that REALTORS® are well-trained, up-to-date experts. And that doesn’t happen by accident, or by the continuing education requirement. This happens because we strive to learn more, be more, and do more. We aim for excellence and to be the absolute best in the business. It works well…
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  • Staying Out of Trouble With Rental Vouchers

    September 4, 2019

    - By Stephen M. Perry

    For almost 50 years, Massachusetts has prohibited landlords and their agents from discriminating against the recipients of public housing assistance, including those using Section 8 vouchers. In today’s column we are going to look at a longstanding feature of Massachusetts non-discrimination law that is not well understood. This law has…
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  • Finishing Strong

    September 3, 2019

    - By Sabrina Lapointe

    Have you ever watched a TED Talk and left feeling revitalized and empowered to go forward and crush your goals? Well, imagine a Ted Talk on steroids, and you have the annual MAR Conference and Trade Show. This year features 13 impactful speakers with expertise and focuses in all different…
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  • Five Questions With – REALTOR® Safety

    September 3, 2019

    - By Robert Siciliano

    What are some of the risks Realtors® face on a daily basis? A. There are unfortunately many risks that Realtors® face on a daily basis, from their information being targeted in a security breach to becoming victims of physical and violent crimes. An agent would not need to dig deep to find horrific stories of fallen agents. What are some steps Realtors® should take in protecting their…
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  • The REALTOR® Advocate: August/September

    August 30, 2019

    - By The MAR Legal Team

    August is a relatively quiet month with the Legislature out of formal session, but there’s still plenty to talk about. August Highlights 8/ 6 – Blake Decker, CEO of Pretty Picky Properties, Ryan Castle, CEO of CCIAOR, and Jonny Schreiber testified before the Department of Revenue (DOR) on draft short-term rental regulations. The…
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