Awards & Recognition

 The Berkshire County Board of REALTORS® is proud to recognize many worthy members, organizations and citizens of Berkshire awardsCounty for outstanding service to our association and our community. Some of the most important achievements are made through the efforts of normally unsung heroes and in this, we are honored to show overdue recognition of their good work.

In addition to offering our thanks and appreciation to various individuals throughout the year, we also annually select a few very deserving REALTORS® for Berkshire County Board of REALTORS® Awards.

Berkshire REALTOR of the YEAR Criteria, Past Award Winners and Nomination Form Berkshire Good Neighbor Criteria, Past Award Winners and Nomination Form










Housing Hero and Berkshire Beautification Awards

Please consider submitting your nomination for our 2 community awards for 2018 – the Berkshire Housing Hero (person or org) and the Berkshire Beautification award.  Here are details about each: Berkshire Housing Hero: The Berkshire County Board of REALTORS is seeking nominations for our new Housing Hero award.  This award is for any individual, community

Volunteering Works Grant & Mentoring Program

We know that Berkshire Realtors not only help their clients achieve the American Dream, but did you know that 7 out of 10* Realtors nationwide also volunteer countless hours to help improve and develop their communities?  Annually, REALTOR® Magazine gives Realtors an opportunity to enhance their charitable work through the Volunteering Works Mentoring Program and

Installation of Officers: Welcome Board President Cortney Dupont and her Leadership Team!

On a very snowy day, in front of a very full room, Rita Coffey – 2018 MAR President, installed Cortney Dupont of Cohen & White Associates as the 2018 Berkshire County Board of REALTORS President, along with all of Cortney’s leadership team.  We had a fun-filled, team event with free throws for charity, raising $400 for various non-profits, and were inspired by Mike Jaffe: The Human Wakeup Call who delivered an awesome presentation and signed copies of his book:  Wake Up!  Your Life is CallingPhotos Posted!!

Anne Meczywor Elected MAR President-Elect in 2018

Congratulations to Anne Meczywor of Roberts & Associates Realty in Lenox on her election to the position of Massachusetts Association of REALTORS President-Elect in 2018.  She will serve in 2018 with President, Rita Coffey; Past-President, Paul Yorkis, and newly elected Treasurer, Kurt Thompson. Meczywor has served on the MAR Board of Directors for the last

Barbara Osborne 1 of only 10 in MA Chosen

We are happy to share the good news that Barbara Osborne, of Bishop West Real Estate has been admitted into the 2017-2018 Massachusetts Leadership Academy.  Barbara is Past President and Past Berkshire ROTY, and in addition to local committee service, also holds a seat on the MAR Finance , the MAR Board of Directors and

Champions of Homeownership

We have had so many REALTOR supporting the initiatives and we want to thank so many for contributing and supporting our efforts. We have dealt with issues such as Energy Scoring, Community Preservation, Transfer Taxes, Home Rental Taxes, PCB Dumps, Train Studies, Smart Growth in Pittsfield (Tyler St. Initiative), advocating for High Speed Broadband, Marijuana

Outstanding REALTORS in the Berkshires!

Last month we were proud to honor local award recipients at our Legislative and Awards Luncheon.  Today we’d like to share with you a brief on each of these deserving individuals and how they’ve helped our industry and you, our members this past year.  Award recipients include:  Franz Forster, REALTOR of the Year, Cindy Poulin

Housing Hero Award Nomination

New!! The Board of Directors just approved a new award… but not for us… for any individual, community leader, legislator and/or organization helping to make Berkshire’s housing diverse, affordable, available, sustainable, safe, and/or healthy. The future of our community depends on filling this critical need.  This is a way for REALTORS to recognize and reward