How to Hire the Best Agent to Help You Buy or Sell Your Home

By Phillip MacArthur

There are a number of key elements that allow for a successful real estate transaction. One that is often overlooked is hiring the best agent possible who is most qualified and experienced in your specific type of transaction. Some consumers might, for example, hire an agent because he or she is a friend or family member. It’s always great to support those you know in the business but that agent may not be the best one for the job. Here are a few things to think about as you interview an agent to hire:

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Real Estate: A College Student’s Investment in the Future

By Phillip MacArthur

Are you a current college student looking for an opportunity to build your own business, gain more experience, and earn more money than you ever could by working a typical part-time job? Do you want to start paying your student loan debt while you are still in school? If so, you should forget about working at the university dining hall or a local restaurant near campus and start thinking about getting your real estate license!

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Thoughts on Leadership: Motivated in Massachusetts

By Gino Blefari

“Now the first of December was covered with snow, and so was the turnpike from Stockton to Boston. The Berkshires seemed dream-like on account of that frosting, with ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to go.” – James Taylor, Sweet Baby James, 1970

This week my travels find me all around Massachusetts and the entire experience feels just like a return home. Yes, it’s true that I’m a mere 50 miles from my hometown of Pittsfield, MA, a city shaped by vast swathes of picturesque countryside and tucked into the heart of the Berkshires, but beyond the familiar New England locale, it’s really the warmth of the people I’ve met that makes this trip seem familiar as a good old James Taylor song. 

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