Contracts & Forms

We have a list of all forms that are produced by the Berkshire Board of REALTORS and a handy guide for what the forms are, and when they should be used.  Checkout this great Contract & Forms Resource!

The new contracts and forms for Berkshire County are now available to you at no cost, on-line in electronic format on our MLS system and via Ziplogix, a NAR, MAR and BCBR Member Benefit.  For access, please contact the Board Office Staff.

In addition to the forms, we have placed a ton of agency information on-line for your convenience and have a description of the contract changes available as well.


Don’t Forget the Details

Data entry…accuracy…timing…photos, it’s all so important for the best marketing of your client’s property.  But, don’t forget the details!  Believe it or not, Linda has had a busy week here in the Board Office tracking down signatures on Exclusive Right to Sell contracts.  That’s right!  No signatures…sometimes the seller hasn’t signed, sometimes the broker hasn’t
Appliances Included?

The appliances are included, right?

Question: I don’t have to list the appliances in the P&S agreement because they are included on the MLS listing, sheet, right? WRONG! Only the items listed in the Purchase and Sale agreement are to be transferred as part of the sale price of the property. Anything left “unmentioned” is not included, regardless of what

Ziplogix, Where to Start

As you’ve probably heard, zipLogix is a new benefit for REALTORS.  Together with NAR and MAR, we have made some of our forms available online in this new forms platform software for you to test, learn and explore.  You will have access to complete and send contracts online via of zipLogix Plus, but also the

RESPA / TILA Know Before You Owe – Registration Now OPEN

September 25, 2015 at the Country Club of Pittsfield:  Full breakfast begins at 8:00 a.m., meeting 9:00 a.m. – noon. FREE to BCBR members; $25 non-members Big changes are coming in the closing process and will take effect on October 3, 2015.  Don’t miss your opportunity to hear from a dynamic speaker from the Massachusetts

Fannie Mae Launches HomePath for 1st Time Homebuyers

We first reported in December 2014 that first-time homebuyer closing cost assistance was on the horizon, and on April 14, 2015, Fannie Mae announced the HomePath Ready Buyer program.  Qualifying first-time homebuyers can receive up to three percent of the purchase price in closing cost assistance toward the purchase of a HomePath property, upon completion

Double Check: Are you using the correct Exclusive Right to Sell Contract?

Please check that the Exclusive Right to Sell Contracts you are using says “Last Revision: 6/2014″. We’ve discovered that some members have their contacts and forms folders set up so they continue to reuse old contracts instead of accessing all of the newly updated versions.   We have a simple solution and some direction to make

REMINDER: August 15th, CURRENT Exclusive Right to Sell Contract Required for Submission

The MLS Board met and decided that August 15th, 2014 will be the last date that we will accept OLD Exclusive Right to Sell contracts for submission to the MLS.  Please check that the Exclusive Right to Sell Contracts you are using indicate on the bottom of each page  “Last Revision: 6/2014″.  If old forms are received after August 15th, your

Mandatory Use of CURRENT Exclusive Right to Sell Contract

The MLS Board met and decided that August 15th will be the last date that we will accept OLD Exclusive Right to Sell contracts for submission to the MLS.  Please check that the Exclusive Right to Sell Contracts you are using indicate on the bottom of each page  “Last Revision: 6/2014”.  If old forms are received, your seller