Piretti Real Estate Office Policy
PIRETTI REAL ESTATE was begun in May of 1978 by Peter and Mary Jo Piretti to service the real estate needs of the local community and to introduce the area to those interested in making the Berkshires their home. Always aware of the uniqueness of our area, we take pride in our knowledge of the local market and all that our community has to offer. Our purpose is to assist buyers and sellers in the purchase or sale of a home in an honest and forthright manner. We believe that honesty and integrity are of primary importance in our relationship with our clients, customers and colleagues and to that end we offer the following explanation of the Agency relationship that exists when doing business with Realtors in this office:
Fee Structure: It is the belief of Piretti Real Estate that it is in our clients’ best interests to cooperate fully and compensate equally buyers’ agents or facilitators, with the permission of the seller. When Piretti Real Estate acts as an agent of the buyer, they will similarly attempt to have the fee come from the proceeds of the sale, with the permission of the seller and the listing agent. However, if this is not possible, the buyer will be responsible for the fee due their agent.
Our goal is to find the perfect match of buyer to home and make the transition a smooth one for all concerned. We strive to treat all of our clients with professionalism so that the purchase or sale of their home will be a positive experience.This office is a member of the National and Massachusetts Association of Realtors as well as the Berkshire County Board of Realtors and its Multiple Listing Service which provides access to all properties in the County that are listed with the service and affords sellers the opportunity to expose their home to over 500 Realtors locally. We also list our properties on Realtor.com and Pirettirealestate.com, exposing the property to the entire internet community…an excellent marketing approach.
Mary Jo Piretti Miller
Mary Jo Piretti Miller is the Broker/Owner of PIRETTI REAL ESTATE, a graduate of Lenox Memorial High School and a 1971 graduate of the College of New Rochelle with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She is a member of the Massachusetts and National Associations of Realtors and a past member of both Boards of Directors. She completed advance educational requirements for the designation GRI (Graduate, Realtors Institute) in 1993. Mary Jo was chosen as the Berkshire County “Realtor of the Year” for 1997. In addition to her activities in the local and State Associations, she is an active member of the community and served as the President of the Lenox Library Board of Managers from 1999-2002 and is a member of its 150th Anniversary Fundraising Committee, a member of the Lenox Chamber of Commerce, the Central Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, a Director of Legacy Banks and a member of its Credit-ALCO Committee, a member of the Legacy Banks’ Charitable Foundation, former member of the St. Ann’s Parish Council for six years and past President of the Lenox Elementary Parent Teachers’ Organization. She is the mother of three children: Hannah, a social worker and counselor of children and adolescents (and mother of Charlie Josephine), Luke, a Chiropractor in Boston and Conner a graduate of Boston College, now living in Denver and working in property management. She is married to Leonard A. Miller, a retired teacher in the Berkshire Hills Regional School system, owner of Sports School Day Camp and father of Leonard, Jr., Cathleen and Shane, and grandfather of Tyne, Sam, Claire and Ben.
Dave Sefcik is a life long resident of Berkshire County having lived in Williamstown for thirty four years and Lenox for the past twenty five years. A graduate of McCann Tech in North Adams, Dave holds an associate’s degree in computer science from Berkshire Community College and is a Navy veteran. Before launching a career in Real Estate, Dave built a career in Information Systems working for four Berkshire businesses, the last of which was KB Toys for thirty years. At KB Dave held the position of Director of Store Systems and Network Services. Dave’s community activities include ten years as the Finance Officer for the Williamstown Post 152 American Legion; two terms with the Lenox School Committee; past President of the Southern Berkshire Educational Collaborative; and twelve years of teaching religious education with St. Ann’s parish in Lenox. Dave is a serious amateur photographer and is a past president of the Berkshire Museum Camera Club. Dave and his wife Nancy, a second grade teacher in Lenox, have two grown daughters; Emily of Adams, MA and Hilary of Shrewsbury, MA.; two grandchildren and two step grandchildren.
Laura Hazen has enjoyed living in the Berkshires since 1999. Born and raised in New York City, as well as upstate New York, Laura moved from Columbia County where she owned and operated "The Ivy House", an historic interior design firm.
Laura's educational background includes attendance at Syracuse University's Crouse College, with a major in theatre performance. She graduated with honors in theatre and applied sciences/interior design and received her BA degree from Russel Sage College in Troy, New York.
Laura has been a Realtor since 2003 and has found that her membership in ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) has been an invaluable compliment to her real estate career. Laura has served locally as a Board member on the Berkshire Visitors' Bureau and as a fundraiser for the Pittsfield Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, she served as a Board member on the Columbia County Historic Society in Kinderhook, New York, President of the Docents of Columbia County and was selected to participate in the Capital District Vangard Showcase of Homes to benefit the Albany Symphony Orchestra. She is also an actress with Actors' Equity and performs locally as well as outside the Berkshires.
Laura is the mother of Joshua, a student at Lenox Memorial High School.
All information provided to you through our Web site is believed to be accurate, but should be verified prior to purchase. This offering is subject to errors, omissions, change of price, or withdrawal without notice.