MASSACHUSETTS ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® 256 Second Ave Waltham, MA 02451 www.marealtor.com Ph: (781) 890-3700 Fax: (781) 890-4919 Thank you for joining the Massachusetts each spring at the Massachusetts State House to Association of REALTORS® (MAR). Together with voice industry views on legislation and your local REALTOR® association, MAR is regulations affecting property rights and the uniquely positioned to assist you in making the practice of real estate. most out of your real estate career. Massachusetts REALTORS® Political Action www.marealtor.com is your one-stop-shop for Committee is an integral part of MAR’s efforts to comprehensive industry- and association-related support elected public officials who support news and information, membership resources public policy favorable to the real estate and publications, a calendar featuring online industry. course and event registration, as well as statistical data on the Massachusetts housing Professional Development - MAR offers market, real estate as a career, and consumer numerous education and professional tips. It is also where you can go to find out designation courses around the state each year detailed information about the member benefits to further your career and increase your mentioned below. knowledge in specialty areas of practice. MAR Tech Helpline gives you unlimited access to MAR Conference and Trade Show, held annually a staff of trained technology counselors who can in the fall, features an extensive education assist you in resolving problems with computer curriculum that allows members to attend hardware, software, and more. Available continuing education classes and professional weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at development seminars, as well as the state’s 1-866-232-1837. largest industry trade show. The MAR Legal Hot Line provides office Member Discounts - MAR has partnered with principals, branch managers, their designees, numerous companies that provide special and other qualified members with direct access discounts and rates on a variety of products and to a staff attorney who can provide information services to members including: insurance, office on real estate law and related regulatory and products and services, technology products and ethical matters. The hot line is available services, an MAR credit card, and more. weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 1-800-370-5342. REALTOR® Digest is a monthly email newsletter that contains relevant and timely news briefs, Legal Issues Briefing Papers include a written analysis of the housing market and a calendar of synopsis of relevant law, answers to commonly upcoming education programs being offered asked questions, and other important around the state. considerations for agents/brokers to help limit risk to liability and increase professionalism in “Keeping it Real: The MAR Report” is MAR’s the field of real estate. official monthly Podcast. It is a source of news and information about MAR and the real estate REALTOR® Legislative Action Center includes industry. The show can be listened to and summaries of pending bills and newly-passed downloaded at www.themarreport.com. laws; monitors the progress of state and federal legislation; provides lawmakers’ positions and/or Bay State REALTOR® is a bi-monthly magazine voting records on specific bills; and allows the filled with information that will help you limit ability to send correspondence to legislators and your legal liability, improve your sales and regulatory agencies directly via email. marketing skills, keep you informed of public policy issues affecting property owners and real REALTOR® Day on Beacon Hill annually gathers estate professionals, and more. REALTORS® from across the state as a group
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