Oppose Disguised Dual Agency in Massachusetts
I ask the elected representatives of Massachusetts to REJECT the proposal by the Massachusetts Association of Realtors (MAR) to change the agency law in Massachusetts. I believe that the proposed designated dual agency legislation is a complicated and unnecessary change. The confusing proposal is difficult for the majority of rank and file real estate agents to implement. The inherent conflicts of interest contained in the proposal exposes individual real estate agents and especially owner/brokers to a risk of greater personal liability. Further, I believe the effect of the proposed legislation is that large, franchised offices will increase market share in the residential real estate marketplace at the expense of the numerous, independent small business men and women in our Commonwealth. Therefore, I ask my elected representative and other members of the Massachusetts Legislature to: 1. Put their constituents\' best interests ahead of large, corporate interests by preserving the existing agency law in the Commonwealth. 2. Resist political pressure from the Massachusetts Association of Realtors to pass their proposal that will unfairly advantage the largest real estate corporations. 3. STOP THIS UNNECESSARY BILL IN COMMITTEE, AS THE STATE LEGISLATURE SO WISELY DID IN 1997!