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MABA Pledge to its Clients: The Home Buyer in MA

MABA agents are committed to buyer agency. As members of a non-profit organization, every MABA agent has taken a pledge of undivided loyalty to each client: the home buyer in MA. This commitment separates MABA buyer agents from the majority of buyer agents. Specifically, that MABA agents practice true fiduciary agency and no one else in your agent's office will be representing the seller of the home you want to buy.

As a MABA Agent, I promise that I and my firm will:

  • ALWAYS put the Buyer Client's interests first and negotiate for the lowest price and most favorable terms possible.
  • ALWAYS disclose any potential conflicts of interest as soon as they arise, including any relationships with property sellers, i.e. for sale by owner advertising, facilitator agreements, or represented sellers, before entering into a service agreement with a prospective Buyer Client.
  • ALWAYS disclose any interest I and/or my firm may have in real property that may be for sale during the term of a Client's service agreement that would be located in my service area before entering into a service agreement with a prospective Buyer Client.
  • ALWAYS disclose any interest I and/or my firm may have in any other real estate firm located in my service area before entering into a service agreement with a prospective Buyer Client.
  • NEVER represent both the Buyer and the Seller in the same transaction.
  • NEVER accept incentives to show or to sell any specific property without full disclosure and specific informed consent of the Client.
  • NEVER accept incentives to refer a Buyer Client to any specific lender, inspector, lawyer or any other service provider without the full disclosure and specific informed consent of the Client.
  • NEVER ask a Buyer Client to waive his/her right to full buyer representation.
 
 
 

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  • Pending Sales for Massachusetts Homebuyers Maintain Steady Year-Over-Year Increases for Almost Four Years This February

    WALTHAM, Mass. – March 14, 2017 – The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that ongoing buyer demand pushed pending sales up three percent over last year. Pending sales have been up 47 of the last 48 months, marking almost four years of positive gains in single family homes put under agreement. Realtors® confidence both in the market and in home prices was positive in February. 

     February Pending Sales:  

    Single Family February 2017 February 2016 % Change
    Sales 3,967 3,852 3.0%
    Median Price $330,000 $309,000 6.8%
    • Pending sales have been up 47 of the last 48 months  
    Condominium February 2017 February 2016 % Change
    Sales 1,558 1,566 -0.5%
    Median Price $313,000 $290,000 7.9%
    • Pending sales have been up or flat 17 of the last 18 months  

    “Buyers have been tireless these past four years, showing that the desire to live and work in Massachusetts is strong despite dwindling inventory and rising prices,” said 2017 MAR President Paul Yorkis, president of Patriot Real Estate in Medway.  

     Realtor® Market and Price Confidence Indexes:  

    Confidence Index February 2017 February 2016 %Change
    Market 75.20 68.66 10%
    Price 77.00 75.70 2%
    • The Realtor® Market Confidence Index was up for the 11th straight month
    • Measured on a 100-point scale, a score of 50 is the midpoint between a “strong” (100 points) and a “weak” (0 points) market condition  

    “This is the highest recording Market Confidence Index for the month of February since we began recording the data in 2008,” said Yorkis. “This speaks to the strength of the market this past year, as well as looking ahead to the spring market of 2017."