Sheila, a REALTOR® since 1993, became actively involved in the Association in 2001 when she was first elected to serve on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) Board of Directors. In 2003 she was elected to serve as the Vice President of MLS and moved up the officer ranks, serving as President in 2004 and ex officio in 2005. In 2006, the REALTORS® elected her Vice President of the Berkshire County Board of REALTORS®, the parent company of the MLS and Sheila has continued on as President Elect in 2007 and President in 2008.
In 2006 Sheila was the recipient of the REALTOR of the YEAR title for her outstanding service and dedication to our organization. Sheila is no stranger to committee work, and since 1994 has served with pride on the Professional Standards Committee, where she takes re-certification training every two years on the REALTOR® Code of Ethics and the administration of hearings. She served on the MLS Fields, Website Advertising and the Broker-Owner Education Task Forces.
She actively participates in many REALTOR® Community Service events, such as donations for and creation of Thanksgiving baskets for needy families, the Realtor Holiday Elf program for needy children and is a Relay for Life Dream Team Supporter. She serves as an official moderator of the Board’s education classes and speaks at the New Member Orientation, on MLS topics.
Sheila was a Presidential Appointment to serve as a Massachusetts State Director in 2004, 2005, 2007 and was an alternate Director in 2006 before assuming the Presidential Representative position on the state board of directors in 2008. In that capacity, Sheila attends all state meetings, takes part in the regional caucuses and votes on state issues including fiscal matters and budgets, bylaws, governance and the general workings of the state association. Sheila has been an active participant on REALTOR® Day on Beacon Hill in Boston, when REALTORS® gather from throughout Massachusetts to speak to Legislators about issues affecting real estate, growth, the environment and private property rights.
On a national level, Sheila has attended critical leadership meetings, including the National Association of REALTORS® convention and trade show and also the Mid-year Conference in Washington DC. She participated in MLS and REALTOR® Forums, as well as REALTOR® Day on Capital Hill, meeting with the Federal legislators representing Massachusetts and spoke about insurance, banking regulations and more.
In our local community Sheila also serves with distinction. She served as the 2007 President of the Lee Chamber of Commerce and for more than nine years, Sheila has been a member of the Kiwanis Club of Lee, and its treasurer for the past three. Kiwanis is a world wide organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.
She has also been a member of the Beartown Chapter of Ducks Unlimited for 16 years, and treasurer for the last seven. This organization seeks to raise funds to maintain the wetlands for migratory water fowl throughout the world. Sheila is also a member of the Lee Sportsmen’s Association, on the Board of Directors of the Lee Chamber of Commerce and is a past member of the Zoning Board of Appeals.
First licensed in the State of Massachusetts in 1993, Sheila joined Carriage House Real Estate under the capable hands of Frank Brundage. In 1997 Frank retired and Sheila purchased the firm, now located on 135 Main Street in Lee and employs six independent real estate agents.
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