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This blog (The MAR Report) is provided by the Massachusetts Association of Realtors® to give visitors and members the opportunity to read about MAR and the real estate industry in general.

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This blog may be changed without notice and its information is not guaranteed to be complete, correct or up-to-date. The opinions expressed on this blog are the opinions of the individual authors and should not be construed as reflecting the opinions of MAR members, staff or the Association. While MAR makes every effort to present accurate and reliable information on this blog, MAR does not endorse, approve, or certify such information, nor does it guarantee its accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness.

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Topics that may give an appearance of an agreement to violate the antitrust laws may not be discussed on this blog. Users shall not discuss with any competitor their individual company policies relating to prices or related types of sensitive information, including (a) commission levels, fees, business expenses or other business information or policies which would allow or encourage price fixing or maintenance; (b) bids on contracts for particular properties or any information which would allow or encourage bid rigging; (c) a firm’s competitive business decisions; (d) duration or types of listing agreements the firm will enter into or the form of compensation the firm will accept or negotiate; (e) the compensation offered or paid to a firm’s agents or employees; (f) plans concerning any proposed or existing customers, clients or territories; (g) any other actions that might be construed as concerted attempts to restrain competition, including joint attempts to control or affect prices, market conditions, marketing practices, customer choice, or the like. It is the responsibility of each user to avoid raising improper subjects for discussion. However, if discussion of any inappropriate topics occurs on this blog, all users participating in the discussion should openly disassociate themselves from such discussions, and inform MAR staff immediately.