Massachusetts Real Estate and More

Follow me
Industry Observer - Greater Boston Association of REALTORS - MA 9505496/Broker
“That’s a violation of the Code of Ethics.”  We’ve all heard it before. Maybe you’ve said it yourself. But what does it really mean when someone says that an action is a violation of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics (the COE)?The COE addresses three distinct duties of all REALTORS®: Duties to Clients ...
New Massachusetts Law Provides Clarity for how long the title can be challenged when buying a foreclosed homeOn November 28, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed An Act clearing titles to foreclosed properties into law. The 2011 Supreme Judicial Court decision,U.S. Bank National Associatio...
Located in the town of Brookline, Massachusetts, this stunning brownstone is nestled between popular Coolidge Corner and Washington Square with access to the city via the Brandon Hall green line T stop right outside your front door. The $665,000 asking price for the the 1,082 (deeded) sq ft of li...
Local News Coming To You From Wellesley MA Earlier this week, Town Planning Director, Michael Zehner wrote an open letter to all Town Residents, Business Owners, Commercial/Residential Developers, and Land Use Attorneys with regard to the Board’s initiative to re-codify the Zoning Bylaw of the To...
Manage your email with just one really, (really) cool tool  I'm going to venture a guess that I'm not the only broker in town that has at some point in time, errantly clicked on a button or registered for a free newsletter or white paper only to find that by doing so, I may have given permission ...
The statute of frauds requires that all contracts for real estate must be in writing.  There is nothing that prevents you from providing timely information to your seller client when a possible offer is on its way, but neither the seller nor his agent should be "negotiating" a sale based on a ver...
Not all kitchen renovations turn out so well... I like to watch programs like "America's Favorite Home Videos" and get a chuckle out of watching video clips of those "poor traumatized" lovers who get spurned by their significant other when they ask them to the prom or propose to them at a public ...
January 2014 REALTORS® Confidence Index Report Just Released   The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) (the guys who warn consumers that "not all real estate agents are REALTORS®) just released the January 2014 edition of The REALTORS® Confidence Index (RCI) Report, which provides monthly inf...
    Why Do Real Estate Agents Still Exist?   Even in today's Internet age, consumers still need us     But seriously, how would you answer this question?  Does the answer change depending upon who the person is that is posing the question?    What if it is your parents - After all, they probably ...
The Wellesley, Massachusetts Department of Public Works (DPW) and the Wellesley Fire-Rescue Department are asking local residents to assist in clearing fire hydrants of snow in their neighborhood. According to the DPW, there are over 1,400 hydrants in Wellesley and each one is potentially vital i...

Martin Kalisker

Professional Standards & Legal Assistant
Ask me a question

Additional Information