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Melbourne Place / Wingate Referral Program

There is a new REALTOR Referral Program for Wingate at Melbourne Place in Pittsfield.  If you refer a friend or client to any Wingate assisted living locations,  you can receive a $3,500 referral bonus check when they become a resident.*  The closest Wingate location is 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield, MA 01201. If you have any

A Thank You Note

A message from REALTOR Lynn Arseneau, about the outpouring from our Realtor community after the passing of her dad.  “Thank you for the card and your kind words. It’s been a very tough month.  I’d like to also thank all my fellow Realtors for the cards. I don’t know if we understand the full impact

Construct, Inc. – Forest Springs

REALTORS attend open house at Construct’s Forest Spring housing development   Located at 316 State Road, the site will be comprised of three building complexes, each with 3 or 4 townhouse-style units to fit well in the neighborhood, situated to encourage community. All units will be energy efficient approaching net zero. A solar array on

MAR Leadership Academy

Congratulations to the MAR Leadership Academy, Class of 2018, and kudos to all who invested their time and talents for our association – and a special shout out to Berkshire Realtor, Barbara Belmont Osborne… we’re so proud of you!! MAR Leadership Academy participants work together in a training course that combines individual study, group sessions,
Live Massachusetts Real Estate Continuing Education Classes - 2 credits each, Berkshire County MA

Is Free Education Really Free?

One of the member benefits that we’re so happy to provide to our Berkshire County Realtors is the opportunity to attend continuing education courses at no cost.  But, is that free education really free?  Well actually, no.  Each program requires an instructor fee, printing costs, room rental fees, food and beverage costs, etc. which the

Our Sympathy to Lynn Arseneau

We offer our condolences to REALTOR Lynn Arseneau of Signature Associates, on the passing of her dad, Francis “Gus” Savko.  He was a retired Sargent with the Pittsfield Police Department and lived in Florida at the time of his death.  If you wish to extend your sympathy to Lynn, you can send cards to her

Our Sympathy to REALTOR Marji Keefner West

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Marji Keefner-West’s daughter, Bonnie S. Trierweiler.  Marji is a broker-associate at Wheeler and Taylor Real Estate in Great Barrington, and a long-time member of the Board.  A celebration of Bonnie’s life will be held at a later date and time in the Spring, to be

New Agent Core Competency Round-table

The New Agent Training Work Group has been working hard to modify the New Member Orientation program, and present new learning opportunities for new and newer real estate agents.  One critical need identified that they decided to solve right away, was some basic, core competency conversations.  We have planned a meeting where new agents can interact with industry professionals, ask questions, listen to other’s questions/answers and discuss issues in a easy format.  We are launching our first Core Competency Round table, Training Beyond the License on March 1st.  So many new agents get their license, attend orientation and then feel lost in a complex world of laws, financing, marketing and ethical standards.  We’re here to help!

March 1st from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  The first session will feature:

  • Learn Financing Best Practices from Lee Bank
  • Ensure you are legally Presenting Contracts with Mike Shepard
  • What a Home Inspector Wants You To Know from Drew Finn
  • Open Discussion for Questions with the Board Office CEO
  • Veteran REALTOR Wrap: What I Wish I knew when I started…from our committee

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.