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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:

  • Seller's Agent: when listing a property for sale, Piretti Real Estate and its associates represent the seller.  The agent owes the seller undivided loyalty, reasonable care, disclosure, obedience to lawful instruction, confidentiality and accountability, provided, however, that the agent must disclose known material defects in the real estate.  The agent must put the sellers’ interests first and negotiate for the best price and terms for their client, the seller.  An “Agency Disclosure” form must be signed  prior to listing a home for sale with a Seller.
  • Sub-Agent: Piretti Real Estate does not act as a sub-agent when viewing other agencies listing, but rather acts as a buyer’s agent.    They also do not offer compensation to sub-agents who are working with buyer-customers to view Piretti Real Estate listings, due to the potential for “vicarious liability” for the seller (both Seller and Seller’s Agent are liable for the acts of the sub-agent with regard to their transaction when sub-agency is allowed).  
  • Buyer-Agents: Buyers working with Realtors of this office will be represented as “buyer-clients” and their best interests will be our prime objective, unless viewing properties that are listed with this office.  In which case, the following type of agency will apply, with permission of all parties:

    Disclosed Dual Agency: It is the preference of Piretti Real Estate to represent only one party in a transaction.  Our intent is to act as a single agent because it is very difficult to represent both the Seller and the Buyer without a conflict of interest.  However, there are situations which arise that could create a dual agency relationship (such as when we act as a buyer agent and show a property that has been listed by this office). If such a situation should occur during the marketing of your property or the showing of property as a Buyer-Agent to a buyer client, we will disclose it to all parties, discuss the situation and then at that time have all parties to the transaction acknowledge and assent to our role as a disclosed dual agent.  All this will be done with written permission and full knowledge of what role Piretti Real Estate will play if we act as a dual agent: under a dual agency relationship, the agent limits his/her fiduciary duties by not disclosing ay confidential information or by advocating for either party to the detriment of the other party in the transaction.  When listing a buyer or seller, disclosure is made to them that company policy is one of disclosed dual agency should the buyer decide to purchase a seller client’s property.  At the time of the listing, a “consent to dual agency” shall be signed, in case the situation should arise.  When dual agency does occur, all parties are required to sign an additional form,  “notice of dual agency”. 

    Limited Agency, Non-Agency and Transactional Brokerage are not commonly practiced by this office but may be reviewed on a case by case basis.

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 as 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 the former Legacy Banks and a member of its Audit Committee and the Legacy Banks Charitable Foundation, former member of the St. Ann’s Parish Council for six years, past President of the Lenox Elementary Parent Teachers’ Organization and current Trustee of Adams Community Bank. She has served the Town of Lenox as a member of the search committee for the Town Manager and as a member of the Charter Review Committee. She is the mother of three children: Hannah, a social worker and counselor of children and adolescents (and mother of Charlie, Colman & Race), Luke, a Chiropractor in Boston and Daddy to Harper Jo and Conner a graduate of Boston College, now living in Denver and working in commercial real estate. 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, Ben, Bo and Weston.

Mary Jo may be reached at 413-822-9536 or berkrealtr@aol.com

Evan B. Collins

Evan is a life long native of Berkshire County and has solid connections to a diverse range of southern Berkshire county residents. He attended Isenberg School of Management at University of Massachusetts earning a degree in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing. Evan holds his Certification as a Pricing Strategy Advisor in Real Estate. He also holds a degree in Criminal Justice. 

Evan’s strength is the connection he makes with his clients. In his first few years in Real Estate, Evan has successfully represented Buyers & Sellers towards $11 Million dollars of Residential and Land Sales. His thorough approach and strong problem solving skills continue to be an enormous asset in his work. 

Evan has a strong construction background and a passion for carpentry and home design. He enjoys the challenge of finding the highest potential a home or a space within a home has to offer. He finds Real Estate in Berkshire County to be an ideal career. Evan lives in Lenox with his wife and two daughters. 

Evan can be reached at: Evanbcollins@gmail or 413-281-6775 

Client Testimonials 

"Evan is incredibly knowledgeable of the Lenox/Lee area and refreshingly honest. He was quick to respond to requests and schedule showings, but most importantly he listened to our wants and needs and made us feel like a priority. He used his knowledge of the market and his negotiation skills to close on our house within a month!" - J.G. & A. P. 

"Evan Collins represented me in the sale of my Lee home. His professional approach yet friendly mannerisms made him approachable and pleasant to work with. It was clear from the get go that he enjoyed his job and was knowledgeable about the local market. He was responsive above and beyond...quickly getting back to me on questions day or night. I quickly developed a strong trust in Evan, and knew I was in good hands. His advice during the negotiation phase was spot on and I don't think I could have been any better represented." - T.M. 

“Evan was our perfect realtor. I wanted a condo, my husband wanted a gentleman's farm. Evan worked patiently with us, allowing us to narrow our focus and ultimately decide on the perfect place. He was very forthcoming with information about various properties under consideration and always enthusiastic about taking us out for yet-another viewing. He responded to all our questions promptly and professionally. From being our realtor, we now consider Evan our friend.” - S.F. 

"Evan Collins goes above and beyond. We moved to the Berkshires from out of state and knew no one. Evan is a true local, and when we looked at the house we wanted to see, he shared fond memories of the area, the history of the town, and even the neighbors came out to see him. Evan was there for us as we adjusted to our new home and new business, both in which he played a big hand. We hold him with high respect, and know he'll always work his hardest to do his best for his clients, which he really treats as friends." - J. & S. W.