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2011 

Play it Safe by Staying Safe When Hurricane Irene Visits Massachusetts   The strongest storm to hit the East Coast in decades is upon us.  Please be prepared. Experts are calling this storm an "Extraordinary Threat for New England" becasue Massachusetts is 190 miles wide and this storm is 430 mil...
08/26/2011
    New FTC Rule May Impact Brokerages The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has recently issued its Mortgage Acts and Practices - Advertising, or “MAP”, rule (“Rule”). The Rule imposes requirements on anyone that provides information about mortgage credit products to consumers by prohibiting misr...
08/24/2011
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Every week at our office meeting, our agents practice dialogues, we role-play client "objections" and renew our "purpose".  It is an exercise that never gets old.  Yesterday, one of my agents shouted at another agent to "Treat Real Estate like your job and not a $#@?# hobby."  This got me thinki...
08/19/2011
This is an excellent reminder for all consumers and their real estate agents that practicing law by negotiating short sales is NOT within our level of competence and things can really go bad for both the consumer and the real estate agent (expecially  REALTORS®) if a short sale is negotiated inco...
08/19/2011
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