Members on the Move

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Welcome new members:  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 Associates; Patricia Petricca and Shannon Margraf moved to Barnbrook Realty; Kelley Taylor moved to Century 21 A Perras; Tracie Barry moved to Assist to Sell.

# REALTORS (470 budgeted, 472 billed) 425* # MLS Users (567 budgeted) 577
# REALTORS Unpaid (In collections) 20 # Affiliates Paid to Date (23 budgeted) 21
# REALTOR Resignations 27 # Platinum Sponsors (6 Budgeted) 6
# Provisional Members 2 # Advertiser Sponsors (10 Budgeted) 6
# Offices Dropped / Closed 4 # Appraiser Affiliates (19 budgeted) 9
# New Offices 2 *Awating Code of Ethics Traning 35

Welcome New Offices

Office Name DR Date Opened
Royal Property Group Nate Girard 1/9/2016
Steven Rovithis Rovithis Realty 1/25/2016

Closed Offices

Carriage Barn Realty Jack Machanik 1/5/2017 Retired
Sheldon Gross Realty Sheldon Gross 1/5/2017 Retired
Properties of the Berkshires Wendy Casey 1/5/2017 Resigned
Scalise Realty Tonia Scalise 1/15/2017 Closed Office
Berkshire Pinnacle Realty Mark Roos 1/1/2017 Closed Office

Retired

Richard Billetter Isgood Realty 1/12/2017 Retired
Frances Buckley Steepleview Realty 1/1/2017 Retired
Sheldon Gross Sheldon Gross Realty Inc 1/1/2017 Retired
Carolyn Koch Realty Street 1/1/2017 Retired
Richard Krzynowek Isgood Realty 1/12/2017 Retired
Jack Machanik Carriage Barn Realty 1/1/2017 Retired
Jean Martin Signature Associates 1/1/2017 Retired
Lester Poincelot Bishop West Team Realty 1/1/2017 Retired
Susan Seely Signature Associates 1/1/2017 Retired

Moved out of the Area

Peter Dus Century 21  A Perras 1/7/2016 Moved to Florida
Lora Kozlowski Century 21  A Perras 1/7/2016 Moved to Florida
Neil Maloney Neil Maloney Appraiser 1/1/2017 Moved to Cape Cod
Jeffrey Hiser Key Realty 1/1/2017 Moved to Springfield

No Longer Members

Michael Aitken Assist to Sell Buyers & Sellers 1/1/2017 Resigned
Tim Ashe Southern Berkshire Realty 1/1/2017 Dropped per DR
Donato Bilotta The Kinderhook Group 1/1/2017 Resigned
Shannon Brownson Isgood Realty 11/30/2016 Deceased
Todd Cairns Monarch Realty 1/12/2017 Resigned
Wendy Casey Properties of the Berkshires 1/1/2017 Resigned
Lorena Coggens Properties of the Berkshires 1/1/2017 Office Closed
Louisa Dugan Boulderwood Group 1/16/2017 Dropped per DR
Nancy Fuore Roberts & Associates 1/1/2017 Dropped per DR
Daniel Howard Stone House Properties 1/1/2017 Dropped per DR
Diane Massey Witalisz & Associates, Inc. 1/5/2017 Dropped per DR
Neil McGinnis McFarland Realty Co. 2/8/2017 Resigned
Jaimy Messana Tony Blair Real Estate 2/1/2017 Dropped per DR
Jeffrey Zocchi Greylock Realty 1/12/2017 Dropped per DR

New Members at February 2017 Orientation

Seth Alden Burnham Gold Real Estate 6/21/2016
Rebecca Basnet Berkshire Dream Home 7/15/2016
Tammy Christen Barnbrook Realty 11/1/2016
J. James Finnerty Boulderwood Group 11/1/2016
Migdeliz Girard Royal Property Group 11/8/2016
Frank Goncalves Summit Realty 1/3/2017
Jeff King Berkshire Dream Home 1/1/2017
Jane Larkworthy Berkshire Property Agents 1/4/2017
Richard Needelman Wheeler and Taylor RE 1/4/2017
Karl Mirke Greylock Realty 1/12/2017
Michelle Picard Viale Realty, LLC 1/11/2017
Ann Shacar Berkshire Parkway Realty 1/12/2017
Jason Smegal Berkshire Dream Home 1/20/2017
Wayne Tremblay Bishop West Real Estate 1/9/2017
Melissa Zink Keller Williams Berkshire 1/25/2017

Applicants on File

Nichole Calautti Berkshire Access Realty 11/7/2016
Karl Mirke Greylock Realty 1/4/2017

Members on the Move

First Name Last Name Old Office New Office
Mark Roos Pinnacle The Kinderhook Group
Kellie Perrault Scalise Realty Signature Associates
Lynn Soldato Scalise Realty Signature Associates
Tonia Scalise Scalise Realty William Pitt Sotheby’s
Vivienne Jaffe Burnham Gold Steepleview Realty
Stacy Chojnowski Scalise Realty Roberts
Bonnie Parsons Steepleview The Kinderhook Group
Patricia Petricca Berkshire Parkway Barnbrook
Stephanie McNair Harvest Moon Realty William Pitt Sotheby’s
Barbara Levesque Scalise Realty Monarch Realty
Kelley Taylor Tony Blair Century 21 A Perras
Tracie Barry Jan Perry Assist to Sell
Shannon Margraf Harvest Moon Realty Barnbrook Realty

Code Training Required for Continued Membership

Andrus, Carol
Callahan, Richard
Dietschler, Thomas
DiGrigoli, Donna
Domaney, Joseph
Franklin, Jerome
Friedman, Frederick
George, Emil
Godwin, John
Grull, Elizabeth
Hopkins, Kelley
Jennings, Joseph
Keenan, Karen
Lake, John
Plaine, Rachael
Randall, Christina
Raymer, Mary Ellen
Righi, Alan
Schnopp, Andrew
Sprague, Neil
Stephen, Sean
VanPeterson, Margo
West, Abbie
Wezevitz, Chuck
White, Kevin

Platinum Affiliates

Academy Mortgage Jamie Pollard
Berkshire Bank April West, Louann Harvey and Kathy Kelly
Greylock Federal Credit Union Lisa Trybus, Erin Carlotto
Lee Bank Jackie McNinch, Kaylin Choquette, Marge Pero, Bonnie Masefield
Mountain One Bank Darlynn Viner, Sarah Gaffey, Mary O’Connell
Pittsfield Cooperative Bank Michael Barbieri, Jay Anderson, Tim Kiley

Advertising Affiliates

Adams Community Bank Rick Gurney
Berkshire Green Septic Ryan Ray
Greylock Insurance Agency Lori Goodell
Plimpton & Hills James Peacock
Trustco Bank Wayne Harris, Margaret Miller
Village Mortgage Company Alesia Warner

Basic Affiliate

All-ways Moving & Storage Terry Morin
Caring Transitions of the Berkshires Kendra MacLeod
Colt Insurance Agency Carla Prendergast
Farm Credit East, ASA Paul Herrington
Homestead Funding Corp Aaron Casanova
Mass Housing Oneida Fuentes, Rocco Leone
Michael J. Shepard, P.C. Michael Shepard
New England Dynamark Security Center Kathryn Mickle
Salisbury Bank & Trust, Co. Spring Burke


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.

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REALTOR Benefits: Electronics

Did you remember you have great benefits on electronics?  You can stay current with the latest in tablet, laptop, PC, printer, and smartphone technology from industry leaders, and receive exclusive pricing on the hottest tech and mobile services. Dell:  Receive up to 40% off on select consumer and business class electronics and accessories. Lenovo:  Save

Member Benefit: Turbo Tax and Quickbooks Self-Employed

Member Benefit Reminder:  Organize your finances and make tax prep a breeze with exclusive savings from Intuit, the leader in financial management software, on their signature products QuickBooks® Self-Employed and TurboTax®.  There are three ways to save on QuickBooks Self-Employed and TurboTax! This benefit is well-designed to meet the unique needs of real estate professionals and offers exclusive discounts to
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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!!

Thank You – 2018 Affiliates!

Because of their major support, we are able to provide our members with outstanding education opportunities and events throughout the year .  Next time you see our amazing platinum affiliates, please give them a hearty ‘Thank You!’ for all they do!!   Thank you to our returning advertising and basic affiliates who support our endeavors,

2018 Dues Invoices Payable by December 31st

Don’t forget, if you haven’t already paid your dues invoice or joined in the payment plan, dues invoices for 2018 are payable no later than December 31, 2017.  You can view, print and/or pay your invoice online through the Member Portal, or can proceed with one of the following options.  Payments must be received, as