Marc McMaster

District 8 Vice President

PAR District 8 Vice President Marc McMaster has been a Realtor® for 17 years.

Marc is an Army veteran, serving as a Blackhawk helicopter crew chief. Following his service career, he attended Penn State University. His first course in real estate convinced him to get his license and he began working as a part-time Realtor® while attending college. He made it a full-time career after graduating and became a broker/owner of RE/MAX Centre Realty in 2015.

He is a past president of his local association, the Centre County Association.

He and his wife Stephanie have two dogs, Hayden and Lola, and they enjoy travelling, craft beers and competitive shooting.

Staging Homes Remains Beneficial for Sellers, Agents Agree

More than 90% of buyers’ agents agree that home staging has an effect on at least some buyers, if not the majority.

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How Close is Too Close to Live Near Family?

Sixty-seven percent of more than 2,000 respondents said they wish they lived within a 45-minute drive of their family, which is an increase of 40% from April 2019. However, consumers don’t want to live too close to their families.

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Fair Housing: Are You Unconsciously Steering Clients?

“If an agent is treating one person better than another similarly situated person, and the difference between them is one of the seven categories in the Fair Housing Act, the agent has violated the law,” said Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Bill Dedman in a webinar with Pennsylvania Realtors®.

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Pennsylvania Realtor® Lists Mister Rogers’ Home in Pittsburgh

Fred Rogers, more commonly known as Mister Rogers, and his wife Joanne’s home in the late 1950s and early 1960s was listed in the MLS by Realtor® Linda Corcoran on April 8, and is already under contract after multiple offers, she said.

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House Flipping Sees Decrease in 2020

With 241,630 single-family homes and condos flipped in 2020, these sales represented 5.9% of all home sales last year, down from 6.3% the previous year.

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Love Letters: Full of Risk or Reward?

When the market gets hot, buyers focus on what they can put in an offer package that someone else cannot. That leads to considering writing what some people call a love letter, a letter drafted by the buyer to the seller explaining why they think they are the right buyer for the property. The love letter has a lot of different potential issues, which can vary depending on what side of the deal someone is on.

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