Lynne is being honored for her commitment to the leadership in the REALTOR® organization and her years of service.
She first joined the Board in 1990, and
has served continuously from 1995 to 2005 on
the Board of Directors!!
She started her tenure as a REALTOR® representative for Northern Berkshire, as Northern Berkshire Council President and in varying leadership roles that lead
to her election to the 2005 Presidential position.
She has served with distinction on the Multiple Listing Service Board of Directors as well as on the Finance, Professional Standards, Good Neighbor, Community Service, Orientation and Berkshire Newcomer Magazine Committees in the last year alone.
Most recently, Lynne was appointed to serve as the Berkshire REALTOR® representative on the Massachusetts REALTORS® Board of Directors in Boston. In her service on the state level, Lynne has been active in meeting with Berkshire legislators on Beacon Hill and Capital Hill in Washington DC, advocating for private property rights.
In her own Words… REALTOR Spirit
“When I became licensed as a salesperson 15 years ago, I had no idea that it was not the same thing as being a REALTOR®. I really didn’t think there was any difference. I started working for Bob Burdick who was a REALTOR®, so therefore I took orientation, paid my dues and became one also. As I started reading more and more, especially our Code of Ethics, I became more aware that there is a big difference.
- It is the difference that has kept me in the business all these years.
- It is the difference that I promote to everyone at all times.
I strongly believe that one must treat everyone with the utmost honest, integrity and fairness, not just in real estate, but in everything.
One of my goals is to see that all our members have the opportunity to grow in character. It would be very naive of me if I thought I could reach everyone and convince them to aspire to these qualities, but I can continue to lead by example and inspire new agents at the new member orientation as best as I can.
I want members to be proud of being a REALTOR® and not take that designation for granted. I will continue to promote education in all relevant fields and if I reach even just one member, and that member reaches just one more and so on and so on, we will be an organization not just large in numbers but strong in character.”
Through RCI Real Estate, Lynne speaks with High School students about the values of a good financial future, home ownership and the importance of maintaining good credit. In the northern Berkshire community, Lynne is supporting member of the Friends of North Adams Library and the North Adams Historical Society. She is a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts of the USA where she was presented with the ‘Thanks Badge’, the highest award bestowed upon an adult member. She is a member of the Williamstown and Berkshire Chambers of Commerce.
Lynne primarily works out of the RCI Real Estate Williamstown branch on Main Street and makes her home in North Adams with her husband Ed. They have two grown children and one granddaughter.
As the 2005 Berkshire County Realtor of the Year, Lynne will now be competing for the Massachusetts REALTOR of the Year title at the Massachusetts Awards Ceremony in September. The following REALTOR® members from Berkshire County have brought home this state award four times since its inception; the late Ester Quinn (1986), Nancy Kalodner (1988), Debbie Dwyer (1998) and Sherry Street (2001).