GBAR Legal Counsel, William G. Mullen III, replies to inquiries on brokerage and real estate business practice (ie: agency, disclosure, procuring cause, ethics and arbitration). He can be reached at 617-399-7869 or BrokerageCounselingHotLine@gbreb.com
. Our goal is to provide timely, accurate information of a general nature; no attorney-client relationship is created or intended. Members needing legal assistance with specific problems should contact their own legal counsel.
For a complete overview of the Brokerage Counseling Hot Line click here.
Booking Community- Discounted Travel
Discount travel and hotel room rates for GBAR Members that are up to 70% lower than any other public online travel website or hotel website at over 1,000,000 participating hotels and resorts worldwide.
We are so thrilled to be able to offer this very unique and valuable benefit to our members and we hope you take full advantage of it for all your travel needs. Click here to start saving!
EyeSpy360 Virtual Tours
Introduced in June 2020, through our partnership with EyeSpy360, we can now offer our members unlimited 360° virtual property tours, 3D models, and 2D floor plans with room measurements for a discounted monthly subscription price of under $20 per month.
The EyeSpyLive technology allows our REALTORS® to host multi-property and multi-person remote viewing sessions on any mobile device or computer. Additionally, you can personalize tours with your brokerage’s branding and can add-in street maps, customized hotspots within a room to navigate, and info labels that enable you to provide additional information on specific appliances or other notable home features. Click Here to find out more!
Housing Data Dashboard
The Greater Boston Association of REALTORS® (GBAR) housing market data dashboard is an interactive platform which provides 24/7 customizable search and reporting capabilities for active inventory and sold properties in the detached single-family home, condominium, and multi-family housing markets. The dashboard is a powerful, new resource for REALTORS® that enables agents and brokers to monitor, research and report on current market performance and historical trends to their clients and customers. Specifically, it allows you to track variations in sales, selling price, inventory levels, market time and more on a monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis, and filter the data and trend lines by geographic area (region, town, neighborhood), property type, price range, lot size, living area, and number of bedrooms. There is also a dashboard for market pricing analysis, and a separate dashboard for a one-page town summary
Data in the dashboard is populated from the MLS Property Information Network (MLS PIN) for the previous four years, and is available for nearly 90 communities in Eastern Massachusetts, including all 64 communities. More Information & Dashboard Access.
GBAR is pleased to partner with Master Lock to bring a new lock box product into local marketplace. Effective January 1, 2021, GBAR members will be able to purchase portable and wall mount versions of the Master Lock Vault Enterprise Lock Box at a special reduced price of $119.99. In addition, for a limited time, existing members will be able to order Vault Enterprise Local Boxes with a subscription to Showing Time’s Secure Access Service included at the discounted price of $144.99 with all monthly fees waived. These special promotional rates with increase after May 31, 2021. Learn More.
To order products, access this online order form.
Unique Sign Riders
Looking to attract more attention to your listings? One inexpensive way to do so is through the use of colorful and creative signage provided by Unique Sign Riders
, GBAR’s newest member benefit partner. With over 70 options to choose from, Unique Sign Riders can help you showcase the features that will best market your properties, whether it be acreage, water access, or a chef’s kitchen. From eye-catching messages to visually-appealing graphics, these products are sure to capture the attention of buyers in your market. Additionally, the sign riders are made of durable, double-sided plastic with pre-drilled holes, making them easy to mount and hang.
Greater Boston REALTORS® are eligible to receive a 10% discount off the standard purchase price for product orders as a member of GBAR. Simply use the promotional coupon code Boston10. Sign riders are mailed within 2-5 business days and shipping is a flat fee no matter the quantity purchased.
Visit the Unique Sign Riders website
to view the inventory of sign riders available, and begin shopping using the custom GBAR member benefit coupon code to save 10% off product purchases.
Websites & Resources from Placester
Through our partnership with Placester, our members can launch a professional, mobile-ready website to both strengthen their personal brand and highlight their success as a REALTOR®. Placester also offers a variety of resources for online branding, social media, video marketing and more. Learn more here.
Timely Industry Information
Through GBAR’s website, electronic newsletters, publications and seminars, you will have the information you need to stay abreast of business, economic, and industry issues, and business practice and trends. Industry News.
Quality Education Programming
From Continuing Education programs that fulfill basic license renewal requirements to designation and certification courses like the ABR®, SRS®, SRES®, GREEN, and certifications such as RENE, PSA and e-PRO, GBAR can help you achieve your career development and life long learning goals. Click under education and events for current offerings. Upcoming Education & Events.
Standard Forms & Contracts
The Greater Boston Real Estate Board supplies the real estate and legal communities with standard forms that provide you the ultimate in legal protection and GBREB Standard Forms are available online 24 hours per day through GBAR’s Internet based forms inventory. For more information visit this site.
High Ethical Standards
GBAR members subscribe to the REALTOR® Code of Ethics, which stands for honor, integrity, competency and professionalism. GBAR administers the procedures for responding to ethical complaints and disputes through mediation and arbitration. Code of Ethics Homepage
Each year thousands of proposals that will affect property owners and the real estate industry are introduced by local, state and national government lawmakers and regulators. GBAR acts as your legislative watch dog and advocate. GBREB Legal & Advocacy Homepage.
Peer & Public Recognition
GBAR is focused on your success! GBAR supports recognition programs that remind both the industry and the public of the importance of working with a REALTOR®. Annually, GBAR recognizes a REALTOR® of the Year for outstanding contributions to the profession, the REALTOR® organization and the local community. GBAR also recognizes several other awards: Andrew F. Hickey Distinguished Service Award, REALTOR® Spirit Award, Affiliate Member of the Year Award and Good Neighbor Award.