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Live Massachusetts Real Estate Continuing Education Classes - 2 credits each, Berkshire County MA

Is Free Education Really Free?

One of the member benefits that we’re so happy to provide to our Berkshire County Realtors is the opportunity to attend continuing education courses at no cost.  But, is that free education really free?  Well actually, no.  Each program requires an instructor fee, printing costs, room rental fees, food and beverage costs, etc. which the

Our Sympathy to Lynn Arseneau

We offer our condolences to REALTOR Lynn Arseneau of Signature Associates, on the passing of her dad, Francis “Gus” Savko.  He was a retired Sargent with the Pittsfield Police Department and lived in Florida at the time of his death.  If you wish to extend your sympathy to Lynn, you can send cards to her

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.


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

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!!