RE Business News

Please Report Sales, ONCE

It’s that time again – end of the month and end of a quarter!  Please check the MLS system to make sure all your sales are reported correctly, that your pending listings are marked and the data is accurate.  We’re anxious to run the quarterly report!   This week we have a flurry of double reporting

Dual Agency Class Action Lawsuit

A home buyer in White Plains, N.Y., has filed a class-action lawsuit against real estate brokerage Houlihan Lawrence, accusing the firm of using dual agency as a tactic to maximize its profits and dominate the local market. Dual agency is when both the buyer and seller of a transaction are represented by the same brokerage.

What do I need to know about the new non-compete law?

At the end of the last legislative session, Governor Baker signed into law what has commonly been referred to as the “Grand Bargain.” Included within the Grand Bargain were significant reforms to Massachusetts’ law regarding non-compete agreements. The law applies to all non-compete agreements entered into with Massachusetts residents and Massachusetts employers on or after

Office Closed for Columbus Day

The Board Office will be closed on Monday, October 8th for the Columbus Day holiday. Reminder:  Monday will NOT count in the 2-business day submission for new listings entered into the MLS and sent to the Board Office. We hope you enjoy your day!  

Quick Question Learning: Builder Warranty

It is not uncommon for new construction to come with a home warranty from the builder. A common misconception with these warranties is that anything that goes wrong with the house will be covered by such a warranty. Unfortunately, that is not typically the case. Most warranties offered on new construction will cover only specific

REALTOR Round Table Discussion

You are invited to join us for an informal learning / sharing round-table session to discuss core basics of the business. Through this program, attendees will gain access to industry professionals and best practices, discover methods to build your knowledge base, network with Realtors striving to raise the bar and learn about advanced educational opportunities.

October 30 – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (light lunch provided) at the Board Office, 99 West Street, Pittsfield (TD Bank building, 2nd floor)

  • Learn Septic / Title V Best Practices from Ryan Ray of Berkshire Green Septic Services
  • Oil heat discussions with Susan Janett of Partnership for Realty and Oilheat Success (PRO$)
  • Open Discussion and Emerging Issues with the Board Office CEO, Sandy Carroll
  • Veteran REALTOR Wrap: What I Wish I knew when I started…from our committee

This is a place to listen, share, ask questions  – in a safe and judgement-free environment.  Pre-registration is required as seating is limited.

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