The Berkshire County Board of REALTORS® is proud to recognize many worthy members, organizations and citizens of Berkshire County for outstanding service to our association and our community. Some of the most important achievements are made through the efforts of normally unsung heroes and in this, we are honored to show overdue recognition of their good work.
Mary McDermott [above], broker-owner of McDermott Realty in Pittsfield Massachusetts, is the Berkshire REALTOR® member with the longest continuous service record in the Berkshire Board, and was also the first women elected into Board leadership in 1962. She served with distinction in many leadership capacities throughout the years but is most admired for her determination to run a successful business and serve as an elected leader in a traditionally male-dominated industry. She opened doors for other women to join, contribute and succeed.
Supporting her children, Mary didn't let anyone stand in her way to make a comfortable living in the real estate industry and participate in the decision making as well. With over forty years of service to the association, Mary has earned life membership in the REALTOR family and was honored at the presentation ceremony in 2010.