The Number One Least Asked Question in Social Media…Why?

The Number One Least Asked Question in Social Media…Why?

When Brian Solis asked, “Why do you think it is that people line up for Apple products when they’re released?”, it really got me thinking. I’m one of those people who wants new apple products like a kid in a candy store – wide-eyed, impossible to resist. So taking that thought an applying it to the members I’m trying to serve…. The Number One Least Asked Question in Social Media…Why? - Brian Solis The number one least asked question in social media is also the most important…  Asking “why” in all aspects of business and life in general is unexploited. Day in and day out I help businesses understand the opportunity that lies within new media, not because of Twitter or Facebook. I do so because opportunity is...

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Annual Meeting

Call of the Annual Meeting of Berkshire County Board of REALTORS®and Multiple Listing Service, Inc. October 26th at the Country Club from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m.) The bylaws for the Board and MLS both require that the membership meet in October to vote in the coming year’s elected leadership, discuss goverance changes and to review the annual budget proposed. It’s an important opportunity for you to vote on governance and leadership, become informed about industry issues and learn how we are providing you with the tools you need to succeed. And, we’re planning a great breakfast, networking and a bit of fun too! We hope to see you there!If you haven’t already registered for the informational pre-meeting caucus on...

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Fern Fronds Online!

Fern Fronds Online!

Hurray! For everyone who has asked me about the custom jewelry my sister makes, she finally put up a Facebook page linked to wholesale prices for friends and family. Gorg stuff. Just thought I’d share… FernFronds: www.Facebook.com/FernFronds or www.FernFrondsDesign.com  Berkshire Artisan Susan Carroll:  ”Nature inspired me to create jewelry that has a unique and natural look and feel, but that also has elegance in its simplicity. I started making pieces using semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls, crystals, and real leaves that have been electroplated. Solid Sterling silver and copper are used on the majority of my jewelry and I’ve recently begun working with glass beads as well. Thank you to the glass artists for providing us with such...

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Berkshire Resident Hosts Heirloom Meals on PBS

Berkshire Resident Hosts Heirloom Meals on PBS

Heirloom Meals, Savoring Yesterday’s Traditions Today in Stockbridge hosts a homemade ketchup-making class on Sunday, September 25th (1- 3 pm) led by founder Carole Murko. (also a REALTOR!) RSVP to Carole@heirloommeals.com or 413.298.0173 Carole just wrapped filming of Heirloom Meals Thanksgiving Special ….November is around the corner so check your local public television PBS listings to check out our Berkshire friend. Thankful, indeed! via Heirloom Meals. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterPrint

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RE Technology launches VScreen Training Videos

RE Technology launches VScreen Training Videos

    RE Technology launches VScreen Training Videos by WAV Group Consulting Leading real estate technology media site, RE Technology, has partnered with VScreen to create agent training videos from top industry trainers. Arroyo Grande, CA (September 2011) – As a leading technology resource for the real estate industry, no one understands the value of video for websites better than the team at RE Technology. The company has partnered with VScreen, a leader in real estate training video creation and distribution, to improve their website’s home page: www.RETechnology.com. “We’ve published many articles about video on our website,” [...] Keep Reading Share...

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Leading from the Heart, With a Little Bit of Soul, Too

Presentation at the NAR Leaderhsip Summit in August, based on the book, The Leadership Challenge, written more than 25 years ago that still offers valuable insight for leaders today - By Otto Catrina, 2011 Vice Chair, NAR Leadership Academy. Conduct a Self Inventory. Each of us has to find our own voice as a leader. The best way to do that is to conduct a self inventory of our leadership skills. Do this on a daily basis, even though it’s hard to admit to making mistakes. It’s hard to be perfect. So be vulnerable, because that’s part of what constitutes being a human being. And, don’t try to compare yourself to others. Learn what leadership traits you have and where you are in your career. Each of us has to have his or her own voice. Recognize these four...

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I Live in the Future and Here’s How it Works

I Live in the Future and Here’s How it Works

I Live in the Future & Here’s How It Works: Why Your World, Work, and Brain Are Being Creatively Disrupted by Nick Bilton. This is a great, quick read that can open your eyes to the speed and power of technology changes, and how it is impacting the way we have to provide service to our potential customers today and tomorrow.  I felt like a dinosaur reading the hard cover book instead of the eBook… but now I can lend it to anyone interested! “Nick Bilton has written a rollicking, upbeat guide to the digital world—a peek into our near future, where news, storytelling, and even human identity are transformed. It’s a fascinating book from a man who has helped pilot the New York Times into a new age of online journalism. If you’re...

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Wall Photos

Wall Photos

Photo of just a few of the 50+ Realtors at Barrington Stage last night. What a great show! Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterPrint

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Berkshire Organics Home Delivery

Berkshire Organics Home Delivery

Berkshire Organics basket was just delivered! Looks great… but my only memories of eating rhubarb are while hiding in the bushes with my mothers sugar bowl with the rest of the neighborhood kids. Ah, those were the days. — with Berkshire Organics. It’s shaping up to be a fantastic summer! Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterPrint

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Relay for Life: Walk for Hope June 18th

Relay for Life: Walk for Hope June 18th

Let’s hope the weather holds out for the Relay for Life kick-off benefiting American Cancer Society… rain or shine, Onota Lake. Full schedule & details: I always walk for my Dad who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in 1987… this is the first year not walking with my Mom Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterPrint

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BerkshireRealtors.org Named Best Assn Website in US!

BerkshireRealtors.org Named Best Assn Website in US!

Ats right, we bad... We've worked so hard to keep our website current, relevant and engaging, and it was a fantastic surprise to be recognized as one of the best in the US! We've heard the value of the information and tools from Berkshire Realtors, state leaders and now this....

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Elizabeth Freeman Center

Elizabeth Freeman Center

Thanks to the Elizabeth Freeman Center for presenting the Berkshire Board of Realtors with a lovely recognition. This award was presented, “In the name of Elizabeth Freeman and countless women who have struggled before us, and for the sake of their families and the generations yet to come.The EFC commits to working toward a world free from violence and all forms of oppression.” — with Elizabeth Freeman and elizabeth freeman center. This is in recognition of the grant we were able to secure in the amount of $1,500 to help with their front line emergency services for women and families in crisis. The Elizabeth Freeman Center (EFC) has been providing frontline emergency and ongoing support services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault...

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