The Board and MLS succeed in maintaining order in the Berkshire real estate marketplace through our adoption and enforcement of policies. Our polices always seek to protect your right to earn a living, be treated fairly, while upholding the code of ethics and ensuring consumers are protected by the law. Friendly reminders about these policies are based on phone calls to the Board Office, information obtained from the National Association and general reminders of issues frequently on the MAR Legal Hotline.  Below are our governing documents.

Message from the Board of Directors

A Message from the Board of Directors:  Dear Members, We had a large and important task before us – to help chart the course for the future of the Board and MLS.  During this last year, we have been investigating opportunities to expand the Board, consolidate our MLS with larger entities and change our service

Interesting Changes from the Top: NAR Restructuring

On Tuesday, NAR President Bob Goldberg shared some big news about his staff restructuring. He says, “We’re moving rapidly to bring about organizational realignment, reduce bottlenecks, and drive efficiency. Tuesday, I posted news in The Hub about the consolidation of our marketing, events, and communications teams under Matt Lombardi and the consolidation of our political

Barb Hassan Elected MAR Regional Vice President

We would like to offer our congratulations to Barb Hassan of Barb Hassan Real Estate In Pittsfield.  At the regional meeting last week, Barb was elected to serve as the 2018-2019 Western Region Vice President for the Massachusetts Association of Realtors (MAR).   The MAR Regional Vice President works to support the state association’s programs, seminars,

Our Berkshire REALTORS had a lot to say!

What do you think consumers need to know about our business that they don’t already know?  What educational topics will the membership most benefit from in the year ahead?  What are the biggest challenges facing home sellers in the next few years that we could collectively help address?  These were some of the questions we asked the 120+ attendees at our Installation of Officers this week.  The answers will be so helpful in shaping our strategic initiatives this year – we want to hear your voice … read the discussion summary here and contribute your views to the conversation here!

Last Call for Ethics

Last call – if you’re missing your ethics class, high-tail it down to the board office this morning for the last live class in the Berkshires… December 2, 2016 in the Board Office Conference Room 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  (seating is limited) worth 2 CE credits for license renewal as well. Missed that?  Here