Members on the Move

NewMembers2-2017

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

We are saddened to have just learned of the passing of Dick Billetter, formerly of Isgood Realty in Great Barrington.  Dick took the year off to care for his ailing wife so we were surprised by this news – he may have been in his early 80’s but competed in the Josh Billings every year

Our Condolences

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of  Joseph Kavanau, Jane Kavanau’s husband (Roberts & Associates Realty) The family held a small, private memorial and will be receiving visitors at 5 Morgan Manor, Apt # 6, Lenox, MA on Thursday June 29, 2017 from 2:00-8:00 and Friday June 30, 2017 from

Welcome to NBT Bank and Jay Bianchi

We’re pleased to welcome Jay Bianchi, Mortgage Originator, and NBT Bank as our newest affiliate member. Jay brings over a decade of banking experience in the Berkshires, providing personal service and industry knowledge in all transactions.  If you see him, please give Jay a warm Berkshire REALTOR welcome!  He’s happy to answer your questions and

Loss of Longtime Realtor Carol White

With a heavy heart, we share that former Realtor Carol White, 84, passed away last week.  Carol worked for Cohen and White (no relation) in Lenox for 15 years until retiring in 2011. In keeping with Carol’s wishes there are no formal services. In thanks for the wonderful care provided by Hospice and the V.N.A.

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