RE Business News

Legal Hotline Question

Q.  I want to have someone from my office cover an open house for me – is that allowed? A. Yes, you can have another person from your office cover your open house, as long as you obtain your client’s permission ahead of time. It is critical to have a conversation with your seller prior

Updated: Home Inspectors Facts for Consumers

Just wanted to share that we are in the process of having the Home Inspectors Facts for Consumer flyer updated in Flex forms, Ziplogix and Dotloop.  There was an old reference to UFFI that was out of date (thanks to eagle-eyed Sheila Thunfors for the catch!).  Please make sure you update your files if you

Infrastructure Reform Among 2019 NAR Policy Priorities

NAR is working to be at the forefront of discussions as Congress and the White House seek agreement on a comprehensive national infrastructure package next year. As a new top federal public policy priority (say that three times fast!), NAR will focus on making recent tax law changes better and ensuring REALTORS® have a leading voice

Your Generosity Can Make a Difference, Again

A message from 2019 NAR President, John Smaby and NAR CEO, Bob Goldberg: Dear REALTOR family, Wildfires are destroying homes and lives across the state of California.  So far, we know the Camp and Woolsey fires have claimed 80 lives, while destroying more than 10,000 homes and buildings across 400 square miles.  The Camp Fire

Three Tickets to Anne Meczywor’s MAR Installation for Raffle!

There are three tickets available for raffle to Anne Meczywor’s installation to the position of 2019 Massachusetts Association of REALTORS President.  Interested in attending and want to throw your name into the ‘hat’ for the raffle?  Send an email to Sandy by Monday, November 26th to be entered!  Find the details below: Tuesday, December 4,
Legal Marijuana and Real Estate

New Marijuana Survey Report Released by NAR

NAR has released a new report about what is happening with marijuana sales and leases.  Here is a link to the full report if you’re curious: Currently, only one to two percent of residential respondents where marijuana is legal for medical or for medical and recreational use were aware of their MLS containing a specific

New Member Benefit: Pet Insurance Discount

NAR is always looking for ways to help REALTORS® grow their business and to save money… they know you love your pets (we do too!), so it’s fitting that the latest Realtor discount is for pet health insurance in connection with ASPCA.  The ASPCA® Pet Health Insurance program, available through REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace, offers special rates for
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