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Real Estate Designation and Certification Courses!

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The National Association of Realtors encourages members to increase their professionalism, proficiency, marketability and income through pursuing of an officially endorsed NAR designation or certification.  Besides the many professional benefits and quality education these courses offer, many of these courses have already been approved for continuing education credits.

Here are some of the Designation Courses:  Accredited Buyer's Representative  Designation (ABR)

Accredited Land Consultant (ALC)


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New Agent Training Webinar!


The Massachusetts Association of Realtors hosted a Webinar on New Agent Training with Kate Lanagan MacGregor, broker-owner of Bold Moves Real Estate, Agent Rising Real Estate School and Beyond Bold Media.

The Webinar ran Wednesday, February 11, 2015 from 10am-11am.   Over 90 people enrolled to watch the Webinar and there was great participation.  New agents as well as seasoned agents attended and found it very informative and enlightening.

The 10 Strategies to Success Highlighted in the Webinar:


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According to NAR, Home Prices Expected to Increase Modestly!

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The National Association of Realtors sent out a 2014 Realtors Confidence Index Survey to Realtors.  With the rising inventory and the strong price recovery since 2012, Realtors expected home prices to increase modestly in the next 12months,with the median at about 3%.

 First-time home buyers appear to be slowly re-entering the market at 31% from 28% a year ago.

Another plus is the drop in 30-year mortgage rates to about 4% since the middle of the year.

Many buyers are still having trouble obtainin…

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Who is a Typical Realtor?

Scorecard bookWhat makes a Typical Realtor?  The National Association of Realtors  (NAR), just published a 2014 Member Profile Report.    The "Typical Realtor":  Has a Median Gross Income of $47,700

    Sales Volume:  %1.8 Million

Transactions: 12

What types of Transactions?Forty-six % of residential brokerage specialists had a transaction involving a foreclosure and 42% had a transaction involving  a short saleTwenty-two % of residential brokerage specialists had at least one commercial transaction si…

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MAR Conference 2014 in Falmouth!

Agent RisingThe MAR Conference 2014 is up and running in Falmouth, MA yesterday and today.   The first day started off with a bang with a great Mobile App for the realtors to post pictures and videos.  Kate Lanagan MacGregor, our great leader from Bold Moves Real Estate, Agent Rising Real Estate School, Beyond Bold Media, and Destination Southcoast was in the lead with picture and video posting.  It's a great way for the realtors to connect and see what is going on at the conference.

Beyond Bold Media was …

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Differences between Real Estate Agents, Brokers, and Brokers Associates

There are many types of real estate terms, such as real estate agent, associate, consultant, or  REALTOR, broker and broker associate.

What do they all mean? 

A real estate broker generally has more education than an agent, but not always.   A real estate broker must be 18 years of age and must reside in Massachusetts at least  one year prior to the issuance of the license.  The applicant needs to submit proof of having been actively affiliated with a Massachusetts real estate broker as a salesper…

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What Makes a Good Real Estate Agent?

What makes a good real estate agent?  Do you have what it takes?

Here are some skills you may want to develop and work on.

Problem solver.  You need to know how to properly showcase a house to make it marketable and ready to sell.

You have to be self-motivated.  You have to have the drive to help your clients buy or sell their home.

You have to be honest and practice high ethical standards.

You have to have the hustle and tenacity to market your client's house to sell.  You have to not necessarily wo…

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