• Real Social – Legal Social Media Risks for REALTORS®

    May 12, 2020

    - By Teah Hopper

    Social media is a revolutionary, life-changing tool with so many benefits. In just a few years it has completely changed the way that we communicate, interact, keep in touch with old friends and connect with new ones. Social media is great in business and in real estate. It provides easy…
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  • Notes From the MAR Legal Hotline: May 2020

    May 4, 2020

    - By The MAR Legal Team

    The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt real estate transactions and has raised many questions from our members. These are just a few of the many questions we know you have. MAR is here to help you navigate through these uncertain times with the latest information and updates. Please watch…
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  • The REALTOR® Advocate: April/May

    April 30, 2020

    - By The MAR Legal Team

    The second month of the current COVID-19 state of emergency brought several significant advocacy victories. We are proud of the role we played in the following (see below for more details): Many Realtors® are eligible for unemployment benefits. The new COVID-19 housing law includes significant protections for homeowners including mortgage forbearance and a foreclosure moratorium. The Legislature passed the remote notarization…
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  • Facebook Live with NAR & Weekly MAR Town Hall

    April 6, 2020

    - By MAR Staff

    We know many of you have questions, we want to help you get answers. We encourage all of you to join NAR leaders on Facebook live on Wednesday, April 8 at 1 p.m. as they break down the CARES Act and stimulus package to help independent contractors and small business…
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  • Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness

    April 4, 2020

    - By Sabrina Lapointe

    Maintaining your finances is a top concern for many people right now. The Center for Realtor® Financial Wellness is a resource for Realtors® designed to meet your specific financial needs. You can prepare for the future by using the step-by-step guide and learn new ways to diversify your savings. This…
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  • Opening Up to Virtual Open Houses

    April 1, 2020

    - By Sabrina Lapointe

    MAR is continuously looking at ways to help its members. We all know an important part of a real estate transaction is the open house process. But what happens when limitations are put into place and people can’t hold traditional open houses? While MAR strongly encourages members NOT to host…
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  • Notes From the MAR Legal Hotline: April 2020

    March 31, 2020

    - By The MAR Legal Team

    This month’s edition of the Notes from the Legal Hotline focuses on disruptions to the real estate industry as a result of COVID-19. These are just a few of the many questions we know you have. MAR is here to help you navigate through these uncertain times with the latest…
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  • March 31 Updates from Governor Baker

    March 31, 2020

    - By MAR Staff

    On March 31, Governor Baker made two important announcements concerning REALTORS®: The essential business list has been updated and now includes residential and commercial real estate. This means that in addition to continuing regular practice within current health and safety guidelines, REALTORS® may open their brick and mortar offices to…
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  • The REALTOR® Advocate March/April

    March 30, 2020

    - By The MAR Legal Team

    What a difference a month makes. Following successful and fun Realtor Party Training in the first week of the month, things quickly started shutting down to address COVID-19, with a state of emergency declared in the state on March 10. Since then, it has been a whirlwind as the MAR…
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  • Unemployment Benefits for Independent Contractors

    March 30, 2020

    - By MAR Staff

    On March 27, the Federal Government enacted the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” or the “CARES Act” which extends unemployment insurance benefits to individuals who are self-employed, independent contractors, or would otherwise not qualify for regular unemployment benefits. The unemployment benefits program created by this bill will be…
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