April 3, 2020


April 3, 2020

Next COVID-19 Update Meeting -- Monday April 6 at 1:00 pm

We will be joined by Joanne Goguen from Great East Title and Mark McCauley of CMG Financial.


Let us know what topics you'd like to hear them address. Send in your questions ahead of time to marketing@masiello.com.

CARES Act


For questions related to unemployment or small business loans for independent contractors under the CARES Act, please consult your financial advisor or tax accountant. Information regarding the CARES Act can be found by clicking the following links:

NAR Guidance: https://www.nar.realtor/political-advocacy/coronavirus-sba-cares-act-faqs

New Hampshire: https://www.nhar.org/cares-for-realtors

Maine: https://www.mainerealtors.com/covid-19-resources


Also, view this CARES Act video shared by Mark McCauley of CMG Financial re: Mortgage Forbearance - What You Need to Know:

Competitive Listing Advantage - getting a jump on a recovery market

Recently, our MLS's have altered the rules around allowing active listings to be posted (and therefore syndicated to all the sites: Masiello.com, Realtor.com, Zillow, etc) even if sellers do not want to entertain showings.

This is a unique opportunity for prospective sellers with plans to sell in 2020 to get a jump on a recovery market

Please check with your Sales Director and Business Support Specialist for advice on how to:

  • list properties using virtual tools

  • produce, share and post on-line video walk-throughs

  • hold virtual showings & open houses

  • accept & present virtual offers

Currently, here is a synopsis of the various MLS rules for active listings:

  • NEREN (NH & VT): allows for a 30 day no-showing period for active listings

  • MREIS (ME): listings can be active and not allow for showings at this time

  • MLSPIN (MA): for the duration of the Governor's emergency order, listings can be posted as active without showings

Anyone considering putting their home on the market this Spring should be aware of this competitive advantage now.

Please see your Sales Director for more info.

Learning Sessions

As mentioned yesterday, we're running a series of learning sessions over the next coming weeks. These short sessions on a variety of topics you can use right now while working remotely.


We've put a calendar at the top of the COVID-19 page. Click on each event to find the Zoom link. Each event will be recorded, and we will post the recordings right in that same calendar for easy reference. Recordings will also be posted to our searchable Learning Library.


In case you missed today's session all about Zoom:

NEW - set your personal options for doing Virtual Showings

Customers now have the option to request a Virtual Showing of your properties from your website. You can make available to them whatever live chat platforms you are familiar with using (Zoom, FaceTime, Google Duo, etc.).


This quick video explains more:

Anita joins our Sanford office from the Grove Group.

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Photo courtesy of Diane Jenkins

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