CURRENT ISSUE
  • A Lock and Key Is Not Enough

    Feb 25, 2015
    In recent years, computer hackers have accessed customer information and employee data at Home Depot, Target, Staples, and Sony Pictures Entertainment to name a few. Their efforts have compromised credit cards, social security numbers, bank accounts, and other financial records.
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  • Growing a Business to Last: Top Brokerages and Their Staying Power

    Feb 25, 2015
    Every experienced REALTOR® knows that housing markets constantly evolve. While some REALTORS® and brokerages get in and out of the market with speed, others manage to withstand economic pressure and stay in business for 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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