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

Association Update: WOWZA!

As we were sharing an association update with our MAR Western Regional Representative, Barbara Davis Hassan, we couldn’t help but realize that we get so caught up in the work, it’s great to see how much we have going on! If you’re not already working on a project or committee, or attending classes, we sure

Can you help prevent prescription drug abuse?

The Safe Homes Coalition has proven that there is something powerful that REALTORS can do to help their community – educate clients about securing prescription mediation during open houses and showings and the proper storage and disposal of powerful medications when preparing for a move. Massachusetts has one of the worst opioid epidemics in the

REACT Women’s Build for Habitat for Humanity

Berkshire Realtors and Affiliates are invited to swing a hammer on our Habitat for Humanity’s Women’s Build Day. We need at least 10 volunteers and team members are asked to work that day and also raise funds to sponsor the build ($100 goal) MaryJane Dunlop is our team Captain, so please let her know if

Berkshire Realtors’ Housing Summit, 2018!

Get Ready – We’ve got an AWESOME event in the works… we are still working on the details, but we want you to save the date now for SEPTEMBER 20th!  We are happy to share that have planned a major Berkshire Realtors’ 2018 Housing Summit at the Colonial Theater in Pittsfield to offer an opportunity for legislators, town leaders, housing practitioners and the general public to get the latest information on our market, exchange ideas to overcome challenges and build relationships to support a healthy housing market and ultimately a healthy Berkshire economy.

We are still in the planning stages for the detailed agenda but are hoping to secure an AMAZING keynote speaker for this event.  It’s important now, because we know that every successful region has dynamic and diverse neighborhoods with a mix of housing opportunities, legislation that supports a well-balanced housing market, and protection of private property rights for all.  And we need to work together with committed individuals at this crossroad.  Our Housing Summit will:

  • Update and inform the housing community about the current housing state of affairs;
  • Engage participants with different viewpoints in positive conversations;
  • Provide targeted information on barriers to housing production or housing in general;
  • Advise policy makers and housing providers about necessary local changes; and
  • Promote opportunities for action to help our Berkshire housing market.

Community Stakeholders to Be Invited:

  • Legislators on the local, state and national levels.
  • MA Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, MA Office of HUD
  • Town Managers, Councils, and Local Housing Authorities and Trusts
  • Regional Housing Authorities, Boards and Associations.
  • Massachusetts Association of REALTORS, MassHousing, MA Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association’s
  • Real Estate Professionals, Area Builders & Lenders and Interested Members of the General Public

If you have suggestions or input, please send Sandy@BerkshireRealtors.org a message and she will make sure the Government Affairs or Leadership working on the details see it!

REALTOR Logo Facelift is Halted.

We’ve got had a new look! NAR released an updated their logo to modernize and refine the REALTOR “R” this week and the internet blew up.  Visit nar.realtor/brand to view concepts behind the new logo. In a way, we hope this strong member passion heard nationwide about the organization/logo/spending leads to an equally strong engagement

Housing Hero and Berkshire Beautification Awards

Please consider submitting your nomination for our 2 community awards for 2018 – the Berkshire Housing Hero (person or org) and the Berkshire Beautification award.  Here are details about each: Berkshire Housing Hero: The Berkshire County Board of REALTORS is seeking nominations for our new Housing Hero award.  This award is for any individual, community
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