The Recorder – Cohn & Company Hosts Quonquont Farm Networking Event
Posted: 7/9/2021 15:01:57 PM
WHATELY – Cohn & Company Real Estate welcomes more than 60 realtors from Franklin and Hampshire counties for a Thursday night networking event at Quonquont Farm.
The Greenfield-based real estate company is hosting the event to bring people together after a year of virtual events and to help agents navigate an industry that has been supercharged by the pandemic. The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
“We were talking about doing some type of event to raise awareness,” said Alaska Pinard, office manager for Cohn & Company. “It’s an opportunity after everyone has been very far apart and separated with COVID. … We wanted to organize this as an opportunity for people to meet again.
Participants are encouraged to “mingle and talk” after their arrival. Pinard said there will be a question-and-answer session with a panel of five “top of the market” agents, who will discuss recent trends in real estate and how to help buyers and sellers on the market. current market.
The panel will feature Mary Cohn of Cohn & Company, Susanne Newman of Bean Group, Don Mailloux of Coldwell Banker, Corinne Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald Real Estate and Clinton Stone of Property One.
“We thought it was good to not just have our own people there,” said Pinard. “They can give good advice.
Participants will also hear from the two main sponsors of the event, the Greenfield Cooperative Bank and the Academy Mortgage Corporation.
Pinard said it was a unique opportunity for realtors from all brokerages to meet. She added that they have received “a lot of good feedback” from the companies they have sent invitations to.
“We’ve never done anything like this,” Pinard said, “and as far as I know, no one else in the area has done anything like it.”
The event will feature different levels of COVID-19 health security protocols depending on the comfort level of each individual. Pinard said a tricolor sticker system is in place – green means comfortable with hugs and handshakes, yellow means nudging and red means keeping the distance – and participants will be invited to distance themselves socially when possible.
“We encourage everyone to distance themselves socially,” said Pinard. “All the tables in the room are 10 feet apart, so not everyone will be packed together.”
The networking event serves as a starting point for Cohn & Company’s push into organizing other events. The real estate brokerage firm affiliated with New Jersey-based ERA Real Estate in March. Pinard said part of the arrangement consisted of monthly meetings with ERA Real Estate, which encouraged Cohn & Company to hold such type of events.
“We will be running training seminars every quarter (for any agent who wants to register),” Pinard said. “These are more opportunities to dialogue with all the agents in the region. ”
Chris Larabee can be reached at [email protected] or 413-930-4081.