Association Highlights

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In this section of our website, “Association Highlights” you will discover the spirit of Board of REALTORS®, our service to the membership, community and beyond. We have provided a comprehensive resource that contains not only our formal missions, governing documents and history, but also the fun and informative part of the Board. You can read about the volunteers that are currently serving the association and find our how you can take part – whether you are considering joining as a REALTOR® member of our Board, or if you are already a member and thinking of getting involved.

We hope you enjoy your exploration

Pittsfield School Districts by Street

When entering a school for the City of Pittsfield … PLEASE don’t guess, check the “school directory by street name” to confirm that you are sharing accurate information.  It’s a very important piece of information that buyers rely on and we have seen errors that have created problems in a deal where there shouldn’t have

BCC Scholarship Thank you Letter

We just received this wonderful message from our scholarship award winner, Nicole Ledoux.  Our scholarship grants a $750 scholarship to annually to a BCC student, and is one of the oldest on record for the college.  This young woman is going places, based on her commitment and touching thanks extended to Berkshire Realtors… “I would

Anne Meczywor to be Installed as 2019 President of the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS

Congratulations to Anne Meczywor, broker-associate at Roberts & Associates Realty, LLC in Lenox on her upcoming installation to the position of President of the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS.  Please join us in giving her a hearty WHOOP-WHOOP and a big shout out for achieving this prestigious position within the REALTOR family.  The Berkshires are prouder

Cortney Dupont Named 2018 Berkshire County REALTOR of the Year

We are happy to announce that 2018 President, Cortney Dupont, has been chosen 2018 Realtor of the Year by a committee of her peers.  This honor is bestowed upon a REALTOR that goes above and beyond in their volunteer service in the REALTOR organization including local, state and national levels, those who give back to the community and believe in the ideals and importance of the REALTOR organization and our impact on the Berkshire community.

Cortney has been a member of the Board since 2009, and became active with the association when she first joined the Board of REALTORS Board of Directors in 2016 as the Vice-President.  She served as President-Elect in 2017 and is the President of the board this year.

Cortney has spent countless hours traveling on our behalf, attending meetings and conferences, and serving on critical MLS Committees. She has led by example and actively serves the local association on many, many key task forces, committees and workgroups for the Board.

In her words, “…mentoring our new agents one-on-one…most satisfying AND necessary.  It’s a wonderful way to always refresh our code of ethics for myself and keep current on every law dictating our business from being allowed to install a dock at the water’s edge to where a carbon monoxide detector should be placed.  As all of you who know me…new agent training, education and being the best we can be is my #1 goal as President of the Board.”

Please join us as we wish Cortney congratulations .. send her a message, a card, a text:

Cortney Dupont
Cohen & White Associates
P.O. Box 1650
Lenox, MA 01240
Office – (413) 637-1086
Mobile – (413) 429-5000
cortney.dupont@gmail.com
http://www.cohenwhiteassoc.com

 

Local Association Activities
President, Berkshire County Board of REALTORS – 2018
President-Elect, Berkshire County Board of REALTORS – 2017
Vice-President, Berkshire County Board of REALTORS – 2016
Ex-Officio, Multiple Listing Service – 2018
75th Anniversary Planning Workgroup – 2016
Volunteer Bartender, REACT Battle of the Bartenders – 2017
Finance Committee  – 2017/2018
Investment Committee  – 2017/2018
Government Affairs Committee  – 2017/2018
Housing Summit Workgroup – 2018
Chair, Leadership Development Workgroup – 2017/2018
New Agent Skills Development Committee – 2017/2018
Personnel Committee – 2017/2018
Professional Standards Committee – 2017/2018
Structure Analysis Workgroup – 2018
MLS Think Tank – 2017/2018
MLS Vendor Selection Workgroup – 2018
MLS Collaboration Workgroup – 2018
Volunteer Tyler Street Better Block Project – 2017
State Association Activities
State Director – 2016-2018
REALTOR Day on Beacon Hill – 2018
REALTOR Day on Capital Hill – 2016/2017
Graduate – MA Leadership Academy – 2017
MAR President Meetings – 2018
MA Conference & Tradeshow – 2016-2018
National Association Activities
National Legislative Meetings – 2016-2018
National Annual Convention – 2016-2018
National Leadership Summit – 2017
Civic Affairs Activities
Board of Directors, Golden Knight Youth Basketball League of South County
Coach – Golden Knight Youth Basketball League of South County
Coach – Golden Knight Youth Basketball League of South County traveling team
Coach – Youth soccer
Coach – High School soccer
Coach – Youth softball
Coach – High School softball
Coach – JV basketball
Coach – varsity basketball
Coach – league basketball
Member of Tanglewood Business Partners
Volunteer Boston University Program
Member of Lenox Chamber of Commerce
Volunteer guide for Venfort Hall
Volunteer Elizabeth Freeman Center
Mentor fostering support for local girls
Volunteer Construct, Inc
Volunteer fundraising for 6-8 local athletes annually
Food drives for local churches
Purchase holiday gifts for underprivileged athletes
Sing at local nursing homes
Serve meals for area senior citizens
Volunteer of the Year for Golden Knight Association
Business Accomplishments
Instrumental in the team marketing Cohen & White Associates, Inc.
Real Estate business mentor at Cohen & White
Referrals generated from satisfied buyer and seller clients

Help Build a Berkshire Basket

We need your help in two ways – we are building a “Berkshire Basket” to donate to the MAR Charitable Foundation to raffle off for their Housing Grant program.  We have taken advantage of this fund many times to help support Berkshire non-profits that are working so hard to provide housing to a vulnerable population. 

Berkshire Housing Summit Goes Viral

We are happy to share that our President and CEO were featured on the cover of Berkshire Magazine’s Biz413 on our Housing Summit.  We have our website up and running, www.BerkshireHousingSummit.com, where we will continue to post updates.  Happy to share we have Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, Jay Ash, confirmed to be

Scam Alert: Email Phishing Attempt

WARNING: If you receive an email appearing to be under the REALTOR® Party banner, it is not from NAR. The email is a solicitation to help “Jim” with a financial donation. This solicitation is not from the REALTOR® Party or the National Association of REALTORS®. NAR will never solicit donations for personal or individual charities. All donations
2018 REACT Taskforce

REACT: Making a Difference in our Community

What a lovely thank-you card and letter we received from Construct today!  Including checks made directly payable to Construct, Inc. at the Battle of the Bartenders, our event raised $4700 for the Cara Davis Project Home fund, providing support services including emergency assistance, transitional housing, workforce development, housing and financial counseling and adult education. Thank

Other Award Nominations

Thank to all who shared a nomination for the REALTOR of the Year Award.  While we have the committee working to determine that most signficant honor, we also have some other wonderful awards that you should consider your colleagues for…. Easy Nomination Here for any of the following Good Neighbor – for the one who

Funny Story Tellers Needed!

We need a few members with comedic, story-telling skills to help us – we have an awesome plan to educate through funny, quick videos on a bunch of topics that come up over, and over, and over and over again. Help us make memorable messages!   We will have 1 brainstorming session to develop some
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