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  • Leveraging Online Reviews to Your Advantage

    Dec 31, 2014
    How to take an effective and proactive approach to the stuff that your customers are saying about you on web-based review and rating sites.
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  • Understanding the Massachusetts Security Deposit Law

    Dec 31, 2014
    Few laws are more protective of tenants than the Massachusetts Security Deposit Law, General Laws Chapter 186, Section 15B. The Security Deposit Law was enacted more than 45 years ago. It governs all charges by landlords on or before commencement of a tenancy, not just security deposits.
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  • How to Tap the ‘House-Buying Generation’

    Dec 31, 2014
    A few weeks ago the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reported that despite an improving job market and low interest rates, the share of first-time buyers fell to its lowest point in nearly three decades.
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LATEST NEWS
  • Rental Notices and Your License Card

    Jul 01, 2014
    Answers to agents’ questions regarding real estate licensing in Massachusetts.
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  • 7 Ways Real Estate Agents Can Integrate Technology into Their Business

    Jul 01, 2014
    The Internet along with the mass development of mobile technologies has completely swept the real estate industry off its feet. The industry is in the midst of a total technological transformation. Historically, real estate agents have fought off technology. They were chained to their office desk with papers stacked miles high around the office and their landline telephones were practically glued to their hands. Today, agents can fit their office files in their pockets.
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  • A Refresher on Evictions

    Jul 01, 2014
    Whether renting a property or selling a rental property, it is important for every real estate agent to be familiar with the procedure for evicting tenants. It is often a condition of closing a sale that the property be vacant. If a licensee participates in a wrongful eviction, the licensee and a broker with whom the agent is affiliated may be subject to liability. Even providing legal advice to a property owner concerning the process for evicting a tenant could lead to liability. Refer a client who needs legal advice to a qualified attorney.
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  • Marketing Green Homes

    Jul 01, 2014
    When a Needham town house hit the market in March of 2013, the new property had lots of appeal: plenty of living space, a fenced-in yard, garage parking, ceramic tile, granite countertops, all in a great location. But those items weren’t the biggest attraction: loaded with energy efficient features, future occupants could look forward to low utility bills, efficient cooling and heating, and smart, healthy living.
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  • Know Your Buyers and Sellers

    Jun 30, 2014
    The Massachusetts oversampling report of the 2013 NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers provides insights into today’s consumers that can help REALTORS® improve listing strategies and entice buyers by understanding their demographic and home buying needs. Highlights from the report are as follows:
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