• Member Benefit: Travel Insurance

    November 6, 2019

    - By Sabrina Lapointe

    Your bags are packed, they’re sitting out by your door. Your head hits the pillow, you can barely contain your excitement for your long-awaited trip to the Caribbean. You wake up the next morning, completely nauseous. You try and try to muster up the strength, but you realize, there’s no…
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  • REALTOR® Advocate – October November

    November 4, 2019

    - By The MAR Legal Team

    Welcome to the October-November 2019 edition of The REALTOR® Advocate. For some helpful background information, check out our 3rd quarter update podcast, featuring MAR Government Affairs Chair, Amy Wallick.  If you ever have any questions or comments on our advocacy efforts or just want to chat about a recent or upcoming meeting with your…
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  • How to Start Blogging

    November 1, 2019

    - By Sabrina Lapointe

    Starting a blog may be easier than you think. Consider what you as a buyer or seller would want to read about and start writing about those topics. Maybe you’ve thought about starting a blog. Maybe you’ve written a few blog posts, but never fully committed to it. Maybe you’ve…
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  • Real Social: Why Posting Consistently Matters on Social Media

    October 29, 2019

    - By Teah Hopper

    Social media is ALL about consistency. One of the most important things when it comes to having success on social media is posting consistently. In fact, I think it may be the most important thing. I often see REALTORS® get excited about social media and post every single day consistently…
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  • Tech Trends to Expect in 2020

    October 8, 2019

    - By Sabrina Lapointe

    I still remember waiting for my parents to hang up the phone so I could hop onto the internet and see that AOL homepage (let’s not forget the awful noise that came along with it). Considering where we are today, we’ve come a long way since the days of AIM…
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  • The REALTOR® Advocate: July/August

    October 8, 2019

    - By The MAR Legal Team

    Welcome to the first edition of The REALTOR® Advocate!  We’re excited to provide you with this new monthly resource containing updates on MAR advocacy. Before reading further, we hope you’ll check out our First and Second Quarter Updates for a primer on our 2019 advocacy efforts thus far. Now that you’re up…
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  • Enhance Your Career With a GRI Designation

    October 2, 2019

    - By Lauren Antone

    With social media, online reviews, real estate websites, and technology, it has become increasingly difficult to differentiate yourself as a REALTOR®. In today’s competitive market, clients want a savvy agent; so how do you show your expertise? The Graduate REALTOR® Institute designation (or “GRI”) has a lot of value to…
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  • The REALTOR® Advocate September/October – AE Edition

    September 30, 2019

    - By The MAR Legal Team

    For much of September, the Legislature focused on education funding reform, leaving us to wait-and-see what will happen on our issues in the coming months.  We continue to predict that the Senate will put forth their climate resiliency proposal this fall, especially in the wake of climate protests in late September.  We continue to support GreenWorks, a climate resiliency…
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  • Notes from the MAR Legal Hotline: October 2019

    September 30, 2019

    - By The MAR Legal Team

    Q.  I’ve listed a house that is rumored to be haunted – does this need to be disclosed to prospective buyers? A. Disclosure in this situation is only required if asked. Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 93, Section 114 specifically states “[t]he fact or suspicion that real property may be or is…
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  • 5 Communication Tips to Help Strengthen Relationships with Clients

    September 26, 2019

    - By Sabrina Lapointe

    Communicating is something we all do throughout our day and yet few of us have actually perfected the art. Here five ways we can start working on improving our skills. 1. Be authentic Humans best connect with natural conversation. Share experiences and stories with your clients, show them you too,…
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