Pamela Roberts, broker-owner of Roberts & Associates in Lenox has been named the 2002 Berkshire County Realtor of the Year!! Each year the members of the Berkshire County Board of Realtors® nominate their selection for this honor, highlighting those who demonstrate Realtor® sprint, professionalism and
The Realtor Perspective
In the Realtor® family, Pam and her associates at Roberts & Associates actively support the Community Service Committee by participating in many projects (see list at side) In leadership, Pam holds the position of Chairperson of the Berkshire Realtors Government Affairs Committee, serves on the Massachusetts GA Committee and participates in Federal Issues mobilization. Most notably, Pam is coordinator of the Berkshire annual legislative meetings on Beacon Hill in Boston and represented the Association at legislative meetings on Capital Hill in Washington DC. In this position, she serves as our advocate for private property rights, homeownership accessibility and appropriate land use initiatives. Additionally, Pam is a member of the Berkshire Realtor Association’s Personnel Committee, Nominating Committee, Professional Standards Committee and has served in elected positions on the Multiple Listing Service Board of Directors from 1997 to 2000.
The Massachusetts Association of Realtors have appointed her to serve on several critical business committees, namely the state Government Affairs Action Committee, the Local Legislative Issues Committee and the Real Estate Forms & Contracts Committee. Nationally, she served as the 2002 Berkshire representative at national mid-year meetings in Washington D.C.
During her real estate career, Pam has earned many professional designations including Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), Certified Buyer Representative (CBR), Certified Residential Broker (CRB), and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS). Pam is a graduate of the Berkshire Leadership Program and is currently pursuing her masters of Business Administration Degree through the University of Massachusetts.
In addition to her contributions to the Realtor Association, Pam serves in many community positions. She is on the Town of Lenox Finance Committee, is a Trustee of Lee Bank, serves on the Berkshire Leadership Program Alumni Events Committee, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Berkshire Bike Path Council, a member of the Foundation Board of Directors for Berkshire Community College and President of the Zonta Club, a professional organization for the advancement of women. Additionally Pam is celebrating her 15th year as the Co-Director of the Annual Turkey Trot raising money for local charities and has been nominated three times for the prestigious ‘Al Robertson Entrepreneur of the Year Award’. She is a member of the Lenox & Berkshire Chambers of Commerce, the Lenox Historical Society, Business Friends of Tanglewood, Corporate member of Norman Rockwell Museum, Business member of Hancock Shaker Village and participates in youth and outreach programs as a congregant of the Lenox Church on the Hill.
As the 2002 Berkshire County Realtor of the Year, Pam will now be competing for the Massachusetts REALTOR of the Year title at the State event held in September. The following Realtor® members from Berkshire County have brought home this state award four times since it’s inception; the late Esther Quinn (1986), Nancy Kalodner (1988), Debbie Dwyer (1998) and Sherry Street (2001)
18 Month Activities In Brief
Berkshire Board Activities
- Chairperson of the Government Affairs Committee
- Chairperson of RPAC fundraising
- Coordinate legislator meetings for Day on the Hill
- Member of the Personnel Committee
- Member of the Board Nominating Committee
- Completed Professional Standards Tribunal Training
- Member of the Professional Standards Committee
- Past President of the MLS Board (2000)
- Past Elected Officer of MLS Board of Directors
- Coordinate participation in many RCS projects –
- Thanksgiving baskets,
- Easter Baskets,
- Daffodil Days,
- Realtors® Civitan Charity Golf Tournament,
- Christmas Elves Adopt-a-Family program,
- Walk for Hunger, etc..
State Association Activities:
- Member of the Government Affairs Committee
- Member of the “Local Issues” sub-committee
- Member of the Forms Committee
- Annually attend the annual State Conventions
- Attend the ROTY & Installation Banquets
- Contributor to MassRPAC
National Association Activities:
- Annually Attend National Conventions
- Participated in Realtor® Day on Capital Hill
- Attended Mid-Year Meetings in Washington, DC
- Member of the Legislative Network
- Earned the following NAR designations:
- CRB – Certified Residential Broker
- CRS – Certified Residential Specialist
- GRI – Graduate Realtor® Institute
- CBR – Mass. Certified Buyer Rep.
- Contributor to RPAC
- Coursework completed to earn the Certified Relocation Counselor designations through the Women’s Counsel
“As I enter my seventeenth year as a Realtor, I feel like a veteran agent, yet there is never a dull moment. I continue to marvel how every single day in this business brings new, interesting, challenging and every-changing issues.
The one constant over the years has been the strong sense of camaraderie and team work that prevails throughout the Berkshire Realtor network. Whether sales stay together or fall apart, I find it a pleasure to interact with the membership of our local association. Our teamwork and creativity together has saved a number of transactions that might not have stayed together if not for our joint willingness to overcome challenges. Many friendships have been formed that would not have come into existence if not for the Realtor connection.
Participating in other Realtor activities gives us the opportunity to interact on a non-business level and continuously showcases the many talents that members of our local organization possess. It has been quite educational to learn about the incredibly diverse backgrounds that many of us bring to our profession.
However, I will say that attending last year’s National Convention in Chicago and meeting Realtors from across the country was one of the most inspiring experiences. There was a different feeling at the convention last fall, as it was so soon after the tragedies in September. It seemed that everyone was incredibly friendly and feeling some cohesiveness as one large group. Realtors were quick to share their travel experiences to Chicago and the many changes they had experienced.
Listening to our NAR president address the Realtors (over 7000 of us) in the large McCormack Place convention center was truly inspirational. There was not a dry eye as he spoke of Realtor volunteerism and activism post September 11th. The spirit of all Realtors was so evident on that evening. I believe we were all very proud to look around at our fellow Realtors and know that we were together part of something truly remarkable. It was and remains a privilege to be part of the Realtor organization.”