• 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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  • From the Bench: Rent Escrow Payments During the Pendency of an Eviction Action

    September 18, 2019

    - By The MAR Legal Team

    The Question Whether a judge has authority to issue orders for rent escrow payments during the pendency of a summary process eviction action, and, if so, the circumstances under which it is appropriate to exercise that authority. The Case In the case of Davis v. Comerford, SJC-12712, (Mass. Sept. 16,…
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  • Members Take: Commitment to Excellence

    September 16, 2019

    - By Sabrina Lapointe

    The C2EX program isn’t your typical class or course, it’s an endorsement available to REALTORS® who want to distinguish themselves in all areas of real estate. You know the industry is always changing. What are YOU doing to keep up and adapt to the evolving industry? If you’re unsure how…
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  • Notes from the MAR Legal Hotline

    September 13, 2019

    - By The MAR Legal Team

    Q. What, if anything, do I have to disclose to prospective buyers about conditions that are outside the four corners of the property? A. There is no bright-line rule that limits an agent’s disclosure obligations under Chapter 93A to the geographic boundaries of the property. We received guidance on this issue from…
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  • 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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