• How to Create Valuable Content for Your Audience

    June 15, 2021

    - By Teah Hopper

    When it comes to social media, knowing what to post can be hard! And nothing is more frustrating than putting in the work of posting consistently only to get crickets back. If your posts aren’t getting the engagement you hoped for, you can guarantee your content isn’t valuable to your…
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  • June is National Homeownership Month!

    June 11, 2021

    - By Sabrina Lapointe

    We believe that every person deserves the opportunity to become a homeowner, and this month, we celebrate that American Dream. Whether you’re looking to buy, sell or maintain your home, homeownership is important to so many Americans. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2015-2019 the owner-occupied housing rate in…
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  • How to Define Your Target Audience

    June 8, 2021

    - By Teah Hopper

    Defining your target audience is one of the things that many people skip right over. It’s tempting to go straight to creating content, which is one of the most exciting parts of social media. But if you don’t know who you are creating that content for, your message won’t be…
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  • Mandatory Vaccination Policies

    June 3, 2021

    - By Stephen M. Perry

    Now that most adults in Massachusetts have been vaccinated, businesses are formulating their reopening and return-to-normalcy policies. In a normal world, real estate agents spend a lot of time indoors meeting with customers and other brokers. But many vaccinated adults are only beginning to emerge from their cocoons and still…
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  • Notes from the Legal Hotline: June 2021

    May 28, 2021

    - By The MAR Legal Team

    Q. Is a broker able to associate with more than one brokerage? A. Yes, the single affiliation requirement contained within Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 112, Section 87RR speaks only to individuals licensed as salespersons. As the law is silent in this regard as to those licensed as real estate brokers,…
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  • The C2EX Challenge is Underway!

    May 24, 2021

    - By Sabrina Lapointe

    If you didn’t hear about it last year, MAR rallied to win the C2EX Challenge for the large association category. The challenge is a contest among state associations to become the association with the most C2EX participants. How it works: Associations can earn points two ways: between April 1 and…
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  • May 17 Reopening Announcement

    May 18, 2021

    - By The MAR Legal Team

    On May 17, 2021, the Baker-Polito Administration announced the final stage of reopening Massachusetts. As of May 29, 2021, all industry restrictions and capacity limitations will be rescinded. The Department...
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  • CDC Eviction Moratorium Remains in Place

    May 17, 2021

    - By The MAR Legal Team

    On May 14 a U.S. District Court judge ruled to keep the CDC eviction moratorium in place during an appeal of the case challenging its existence. On May 5, the same judge previously issued a decision striking down...
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  • Eviction Moratorium Update

    May 7, 2021

    - By The MAR Legal Team

    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) eviction moratorium remains in place for now. On May 5, a U.S. District Court judge issued a decision striking down the federal eviction moratorium. However, the next day the court issued a temporary order keeping the moratorium in place...
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  • Notes from the Legal Hotline: May 2021

    May 3, 2021

    - By The MAR Legal Team

    Q: What information am I able to provide clients when they ask a legal question? A: Due to the nature of the real estate business, REALTORS® often receive requests from clients for what amounts to legal advice. In an industry controlled by contracts, this is unsurprising. REALTORS® must walk a…
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