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


With Sympathy to REALTOR Mary Tyer Kelly

We are saddened to share the passing of Mary Tyer Kelly’s sister-in-law, Samantha Tyer.  Samantha was a resident of Pittsfield, formerly of Ashley Falls, and the mom to three children.  She also leaves behind her husband, Mary’s brother, Billy. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, August 22nd from 4-7 p.m. at the Kelly Funeral

Cortney Dupont Named 2018 Berkshire County REALTOR of the Year

We are happy to announce that 2018 President, Cortney Dupont, has been chosen 2018 Realtor of the Year by a committee of her peers.  This honor is bestowed upon a REALTOR that goes above and beyond in their volunteer service in the REALTOR organization including local, state and national levels, those who give back to the community and believe in the ideals and importance of the REALTOR organization and our impact on the Berkshire community.

Cortney has been a member of the Board since 2009, and became active with the association when she first joined the Board of REALTORS Board of Directors in 2016 as the Vice-President.  She served as President-Elect in 2017 and is the President of the board this year.

Cortney has spent countless hours traveling on our behalf, attending meetings and conferences, and serving on critical MLS Committees. She has led by example and actively serves the local association on many, many key task forces, committees and workgroups for the Board.

In her words, “…mentoring our new agents one-on-one…most satisfying AND necessary.  It’s a wonderful way to always refresh our code of ethics for myself and keep current on every law dictating our business from being allowed to install a dock at the water’s edge to where a carbon monoxide detector should be placed.  As all of you who know me…new agent training, education and being the best we can be is my #1 goal as President of the Board.”

Please join us as we wish Cortney congratulations .. send her a message, a card, a text:

Cortney Dupont
Cohen & White Associates
P.O. Box 1650
Lenox, MA 01240
Office – (413) 637-1086
Mobile – (413) 429-5000
cortney.dupont@gmail.com
http://www.cohenwhiteassoc.com

 

Local Association Activities
President, Berkshire County Board of REALTORS – 2018
President-Elect, Berkshire County Board of REALTORS – 2017
Vice-President, Berkshire County Board of REALTORS – 2016
Ex-Officio, Multiple Listing Service – 2018
75th Anniversary Planning Workgroup – 2016
Volunteer Bartender, REACT Battle of the Bartenders – 2017
Finance Committee  – 2017/2018
Investment Committee  – 2017/2018
Government Affairs Committee  – 2017/2018
Housing Summit Workgroup – 2018
Chair, Leadership Development Workgroup – 2017/2018
New Agent Skills Development Committee – 2017/2018
Personnel Committee – 2017/2018
Professional Standards Committee – 2017/2018
Structure Analysis Workgroup – 2018
MLS Think Tank – 2017/2018
MLS Vendor Selection Workgroup – 2018
MLS Collaboration Workgroup – 2018
Volunteer Tyler Street Better Block Project – 2017
State Association Activities
State Director – 2016-2018
REALTOR Day on Beacon Hill – 2018
REALTOR Day on Capital Hill – 2016/2017
Graduate – MA Leadership Academy – 2017
MAR President Meetings – 2018
MA Conference & Tradeshow – 2016-2018
National Association Activities
National Legislative Meetings – 2016-2018
National Annual Convention – 2016-2018
National Leadership Summit – 2017
Civic Affairs Activities
Board of Directors, Golden Knight Youth Basketball League of South County
Coach – Golden Knight Youth Basketball League of South County
Coach – Golden Knight Youth Basketball League of South County traveling team
Coach – Youth soccer
Coach – High School soccer
Coach – Youth softball
Coach – High School softball
Coach – JV basketball
Coach – varsity basketball
Coach – league basketball
Member of Tanglewood Business Partners
Volunteer Boston University Program
Member of Lenox Chamber of Commerce
Volunteer guide for Venfort Hall
Volunteer Elizabeth Freeman Center
Mentor fostering support for local girls
Volunteer Construct, Inc
Volunteer fundraising for 6-8 local athletes annually
Food drives for local churches
Purchase holiday gifts for underprivileged athletes
Sing at local nursing homes
Serve meals for area senior citizens
Volunteer of the Year for Golden Knight Association
Business Accomplishments
Instrumental in the team marketing Cohen & White Associates, Inc.
Real Estate business mentor at Cohen & White
Referrals generated from satisfied buyer and seller clients

REALTOR Round Table Discussions

You are invited to join us for an informal learning / sharing round-table session to discuss core basics of the business. 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.

August 9, 2018 – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (light lunch provided) at the Board Office, 99 West Street, Pittsfield (TD Bank building, 2nd floor)

  • Learn Financing Best Practices from Jackie McNinch of Adams Community Bank
  • MassLandRecords.com and registry discussions with Patsy Harris, Central Berkshire Registry of Deeds
  • Open Discussion and Emerging Issues with the Board Office CEO, Sandy Carroll
  • Veteran REALTOR Wrap: What I Wish I knew when I started…from our committee

This is a place to listen, share, ask questions  – in a safe and judgement-free environment.  Pre-registration is required as seating is limited.

Count Down to Code of Ethics Requirement – Dec 31, 2018

Did you know…ALL REALTORS must complete Code of Ethics training on a biennial basis, beginning January 1, 2017?  That means that ALL REALTORS must have that mandated education completed by December 31, 2018.  The clock is ticking!  This educational mandate is part of your duties as a member of the National Association of REALTORS.  If

Show Your REALTOR Pride

How about sporting a Welcome Home license plate?  The purchase of this housing themed plate will help provide funds to continue efforts of the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS Charitable Foundation.  It’s great for all members to use (especially since you can try to capture a custom plate #).  Why now?  The MAR Charitable Foundation has

Professional Courtesy and Safe Business Practices

In our busy world of tight schedules, conflicting appointments and other work and family pressures, its important to remember that professional courtesies are a must that will help us all get through our days, and transactions with less stress and conflict.  While its understandable that some situations are unavoidable, please keep in mind that consumers,

Nominate an outstanding REALTOR member for the REALTOR of the YEAR Award!

Reminder: Berkshire candidate nominations must be received by Monday, June 18, 2018!  Please nominate an outstanding REALTOR member who has made the greatest contribution to the advancement of the real estate profession and the community at large from January 1 of the previous year to the present time (the last 18 months).  The award criteria