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


Dues Reminder!

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, we want to remind you that 2019 Board Dues are due and payable by December 31st. Invoices can be viewed, printed and/or paid online through the member portal.  The following will also work! Call any member of the Board Office staff to provide your debit or

Last Call for Code of Ethics!

Please don’t forget…you must complete Code of Ethics training between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018.  If you haven’t, membership services from the National, MA and Berkshire associations must be suspended, which includes access to the MLS.  We’d hate for this to happen to you! Training can be taken through the Board on December

The Berkshire REALTORS EVERYTHING EVENT!

You are cordially invited to The Berkshire REALTORS EVERYTHING EVENT!  December 19th at the Country Club of Pittsfield in Pittsfield.  5:30-9:30 p.m. Berkshire REALTOR Holiday Bash Volunteer Appreciation Celebration Installation of Officers Soiree Get Your Boogie On Dance Ball with DJ Robbie Dwyer Cocktails, Food and Raffle Festivity Toys for Tots Fun-raiser … and anything

Buy me a Gift Card, please. NOT

FYI about this clever scam… You get an email from what looks like a friend, family or acquaintance asking you to buy a gift card for them and they will pay you back.  If you actually look at the email address, it is not their real account (just using their name) and this request is

Our Condolences to Maureen McFarland

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Safety Alert: Targeted to Realtors

This safety alert was released from a neighboring association. Please share with all your colleagues. Someone is targeting female real estate agents in the Southeastern Massachusetts area and is trying to start-up a conversations with them, AND in multiple instances, tried to setup a private meeting. In two cases, the REALTOR® received a text message from

2019 Dues Invoices are Available on the Portal!

It’s dues renewal time, and you can find a copy of your invoice for viewing and/or printing on the Membership Portal.  As a reminder, we do not mail or email out invoices; you can view and/or print your invoice from the website.  If you require assistance, contact a member of staff, and we’ll be happy

November Notes from the MAR Legal Hotline

Justin Davidson, MAR General Counsel and Catherine Taylor, MAR Associate Counsel have prepared notes from calls they’ve taken through the legal hotline.  Below are two questions they’ve received and answered: Q.  I listed a house that had a material defect.  The seller did not want to disclose that fact to potential buyers and fired me.