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Our Condolences to Sarah Fleury

We extend our deepest condolences to Sarah Fleury, Associate at Burnham Gold Real Estate in Williamson (and Vice President of the Board of REALTORS) on the passing of her dad, “Jack” Fleury.  A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, March 18, at 6:00 P.M. in the Sanctuary at 777 Main St. Williamstown,

March Membership Report

After dues billing is completed, we said farewell to 32 members who retired, left the business or were dropped by their office for payment issues.  We did have 15 new REALTORS attend our February orientation program and welcome another 5 new members this month.  Tracie Barry moved to Assist to Sell Realty, Shannon Margraf moved

Lead Paint Poll!

Last year we took a poll about mandatory lead paint forms.  83 members viewed the poll, and 8 voted.  What’s up with that?  Please tell us what you think! As you know, the lead paint form needs to be completed by the seller and signed by the buyer (of homes built before 1978) BEFORE the

Seeking Nominations for the Berkshire County Good Neighbor Award!

Do you know someone who has shown extraordinary commitment to community service?  We are seeking nominations for the 2017 Good Neighbor Awards. The awards—now entering their 19th year—recognize members of the The National Association of REALTORS® who dedicate themselves to volunteer service.  One winner will be chosen as the ‘Berkshire Good Neighbor’ by a selection

Members on the Move!

Hot off the presses:  Click to check out the 2017 Membership Report that shows the members who have retired, moved on or opened/closed a real estate office.  We have 425 members paid to date, but are still working to get 35 of those to attend a Code of Ethics Training class. Sigh. We are very happy to welcome new members in February:  Seth Alden of Burnham Gold Real Estate LLC; Rebecca Basnet of Berkshire Dream Homes; Tammy Christen of Barnbrook; J. James Finnerty of Boulderwood Group; Migdeliz Girard of Royal Property Group; Frank Goncalves of Summit Realty; Jeff King of Berkshire Dream Homes; Jane Larkworthy of Berkshire Property Agents; Richard Needelman of Wheeler and Taylor; Karl Mirke of Greylock Realty ; Michelle Picard of Viale Realty of LLC; Ann Shacar of Berkshire Parkway Realty; Jason Smegal of Berkshire Dream Home; Wayne Tremblay of Bishop West; Melissa Zink of Keller Williams

Also of congratulations to our members on the move… Barbara Levesque on her move to Monarch Realty; Mark Roos and Bonnie Parsons moved to The Kinderhook Group; Kellie Perrault and Lynn Soldato moved to Signature Associates; Tonia Scalise and Stephanie McNair moved to William Pitt Sotheby’s; Vivienne Jaffe moved to Steepleview Realty; Stacy Chojnowski moved to Roberts and Associates; Patricia Petricca and Shannon Margraf moved to Barnbrook Realty; Kelley Taylor moved to Century 21 A Perras; and Tracie Barry moved to Assist to Sell.  Read the full report here

Speaking of Taxes…

Did you know that as a member of NAR you have access to discounts for both QuickBooks® Self-Employed + TurboTax®.  You can get discounts on either program or both! Manage your business with an App!   To get started: selfemployed.intuit.com/NAR QuickBooks Self-Employed Benefit:  50% off retail price for the first 12 months TurboTax Benefit: TurboTax Deluxe: annual
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1099 MISC forms Q&A for commission paid in 2016?

Ah, the first of the year and time to think TAXES!  Brokers/brokerages must issue and file a 1099 MISC for each person paid at least $600 during the previous year. Remember you pay the broker of record in cooperative sales, not the agent!  Below are the most frequently asked questions we receive about filing 1099s.

Friday is Massachusetts zipLogix Training Day

zipLogix is a free, digital signature service provided to REALTORS by the National Association of REALTORS as a member benefit.  Massachusetts zipLogix Digital Ink® and zipTMS™ Training is being offered the next four Fridays in December.  To view the zipLogix training calendar, please click here.  In addition to the Massachusetts training, there are other general

Listing Submission Reminder

Key to submitting a listing to the MLS is the fact that it is exclusively listed with a REALTOR member.  Please remember, for an exclusive right to sell or an exclusive agency agreement to be valid, all signatures must be obtained.  These are two-party contracts, meaning they are not valid (and therefore you do not