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With Sympathy to REALTOR Mary Tyer Kelly

We are saddened to share the passing of Mary Tyer Kelly’s sister-in-law, Samantha Tyer.  Samantha was a resident of Pittsfield, formerly of Ashley Falls, and the mom to three children.  She also leaves behind her husband, Mary’s brother, Billy. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, August 22nd from 4-7 p.m. at the Kelly Funeral

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

REALTOR Round Table Discussions

You are invited to join us for an informal learning / sharing round-table session to discuss core basics of the business. Through this program, attendees will gain access to industry professionals and best practices, discover methods to build your knowledge base, network with Realtors striving to raise the bar and learn about advanced educational opportunities.

August 9, 2018 – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (light lunch provided) at the Board Office, 99 West Street, Pittsfield (TD Bank building, 2nd floor)

  • Learn Financing Best Practices from Jackie McNinch of Adams Community Bank
  • MassLandRecords.com and registry discussions with Patsy Harris, Central Berkshire Registry of Deeds
  • Open Discussion and Emerging Issues with the Board Office CEO, Sandy Carroll
  • Veteran REALTOR Wrap: What I Wish I knew when I started…from our committee

This is a place to listen, share, ask questions  – in a safe and judgement-free environment.  Pre-registration is required as seating is limited.

Count Down to Code of Ethics Requirement – Dec 31, 2018

Did you know…ALL REALTORS must complete Code of Ethics training on a biennial basis, beginning January 1, 2017?  That means that ALL REALTORS must have that mandated education completed by December 31, 2018.  The clock is ticking!  This educational mandate is part of your duties as a member of the National Association of REALTORS.  If

Show Your REALTOR Pride

How about sporting a Welcome Home license plate?  The purchase of this housing themed plate will help provide funds to continue efforts of the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS Charitable Foundation.  It’s great for all members to use (especially since you can try to capture a custom plate #).  Why now?  The MAR Charitable Foundation has

Professional Courtesy and Safe Business Practices

In our busy world of tight schedules, conflicting appointments and other work and family pressures, its important to remember that professional courtesies are a must that will help us all get through our days, and transactions with less stress and conflict.  While its understandable that some situations are unavoidable, please keep in mind that consumers,

Nominate an outstanding REALTOR member for the REALTOR of the YEAR Award!

Reminder: Berkshire candidate nominations must be received by Monday, June 18, 2018!  Please nominate an outstanding REALTOR member who has made the greatest contribution to the advancement of the real estate profession and the community at large from January 1 of the previous year to the present time (the last 18 months).  The award criteria