Congratulations to Barbara Osborne for Dedication to Association

We’re happy to announce that Barbara Osborne of Ashmere Realty, Past President and current board member and state director has been selected as the 2014 REALTOR of the YEAR!  Woo-hoo Barbara!  She has dedicated hours and hours of service to the local, state and national associations of REALTORS and has helped us champion home-ownership rights and serve our area REALTORs.  You can send Barbara congratulation to or card to ASHMERE REALTY, INC. PO BOX 966, HINSDALE, MA 01235-

She will be honored at the MAR Conference Awards Banquet and at our Annual Meeting in October.

Here is a brief look at some of her past 18 months of leadership service:

  • President, Berkshire County Board of REALTORS 2013
  • Past President Berkshire County Board of REALTORS 2014
  • MLS Board of Directors, 2013
  • Board Member: 2008-2014
  • State Director, 2012-2014
  • Monthly Communication Spokesperson Calls

Committee Service, Berkshire County Board of REALTORS in the last 18 months

  • Chair: Nominating Committee
  • Member: Professional Standards Committee
  • Member: REALTOR Community Service (REACT) 2013, 2014
  • Member: YPN Advisory Board 2013
  • Member: Finance Committee, 2012-2013
  • Member: Personnel Committee, 2012-2013
  • Member: Strategic Planning Committee, 2014
  • Ex Officio: Investment Committee, 2013
  • Ex Officio: Bylaw Revision Committee, 2013
  • Ex Officio: Litigation Committee, 2013
  • Participant: DR Advisory Group
  • Participant: Past President Advisory Group

Attendance Representing our Board

  • Monthly Board of Directors Meeting
  • Monthly MLS Board Meetings
  • Committee, Task Force and General Meetings
  • State Directors Meetings x 3 times per year
  • Western Massachusetts Caucus, 3 times per year
  • Local Association Presidents Group, 3 times per year
  • MAR Annual Awards Banquet
  • MAR Annual Installation of Officers Dinner
  • MAR Leadership Symposium, 2013
  • REALTOR Day on Beacon Hill
  • Chicago Leadership Summit
  • Orlando NAR Annual Convention and Trade Show
  • San Francisco NAR Annual Convention and Trade Show
  • Washington DC NAR Midyear Meetings


  • RPAC Sterling R Contributor 2014
  • Call to Action Responder
  • Broker Involvement Participant