A transaction broker is not considered a dual agent; dual agency involves an agent or broker who works with both parties, but who is working in the best interest of the seller only. A transaction broker does not "work for" either the buyer or seller, but instead acts as a neutral party between both sides. This blog helps you understand the differences in roles your real estate agent can play.
Berkshire Real Estate is our profession. Here at Harsch Associates Real Estate we have sold over $527 Million Dollars of property all over the Berkshires including Williamstown, Lenox, Stockbridge and Great Barrington. As a Realtor Emeritus, Paul Harsch has more than 40 years of experience in guiding sales to closings. Our real estate agents offer the professionalism you expect from Top Producers. Call us today to begin your journey from sale to SOLD.
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The Berkshire & Bennington County Sweet Spot
Safety is Now Added to All the Other Reasons for Choosing to Live Here
Did you know that “according to a report by personal finance Web site WalletHub” as reported by Laurie Kulikowski, Vermont is #1 and Massachusetts is #2 among the 50 states and DC for personal safety? Wow, that doesn’t catch me [...]
Seller’s Property Disclosure Forms – Make This A High Priority
There is a push pull going on right now over the use of seller property disclosure forms in Berkshire County and surrounding areas in Vermont and New York where we are licensed to conduct our real estate business. Some attorneys have been advising their seller clients not to [...]
How to Optimize the Outcome of your Berkshire home sale in a challenging market
- Check your own motivation for selling your home in the Berkshires. Unless you are sincere and have a strong reason for selling you would likely be wasting your time. Selling in hopes of making a huge profit is not an indication of motivation. That is [...]
I like to read tea leaves, astrological signs and phases of the moon to forecast real estate trends.
Actually that is not true however I thought that might catch the reader’s attention. Did it catch yours? Instead I watch two things to develop my forecasts for our region; statistical comparisons year over year and the pulse of activity [...]
What trait do real estate agents and doctors have in common? Both are obligated to do no harm to their clients. The Hippocratic Oath is taken by all physicians. First and foremost this document states the physician "shall do no harm." Real estate agents are ethically bound by the same rule "do no [...]
Williamstown MA and Williams College and Harsch Real Estate can all be found in Northern Berkshire County MA along with The Clark Art Museum, Williamstown Theatre Festival and the renown Taconic Golf Course. Once a Mohican Indiana hunting ground and later used to prevent the Dutch who had settled in New York State from encroaching on [...]
The Berkshires are not Boston. Thank goodness for that! When Governor Baker recently banned all non-essential travel on January 27th in response to the dire warnings from the national weather service of the winter storm "Juno" (when did they start giving names to snow events?), he did so for the entire state of Massachusetts. What he didn't [...]
Once upon a time, a long long time ago a farmer and his wife were facing hard times as their family grew larger but so busy were they that they had no time to look for a larger farm. All the adjoining land in their valley was already owned and being cultivated by other farmers. This is the rest of the[...]
What do I really want when I sell my Stockbridge MA home?
These are a few of the things I certainly want. I want an excellent price when I sell my Stockbridge MA home. Preferably a specific price for my Stockbridge house because I am a seller who knows the value of property in Stockbridge[...]
Stockbridge homes for sale this week (October 10, 2014) number around 75. Stockbridge is a small New England town whose population
numbers about 2,000 during the winter months but swells to double that number during the spring, summer and fall as tourists flock to Stockbridge. You are sure to find a castle or[...]
The Best Small Town in America Williamstown MA
Everyone has their own favorite and usually it's the town they grew up in or live in, or at least I hope many can feel that way about where they live. For me, Williamstown MA is the best small town in America and I thought I'd[...]
Clark Art Institute Williamstown MA will host a grand opening July 4, 2014. Thousands are expected in Williamstown to view this architectural delight and the collections. The information that follows courtesy of[...]
Berkshire home for sale is a property with rustic ambience set on "The Gorge" actually a rushing stream. This home borders a beautiful stream with dramatic rock walls and falls, here is your Berkshire County second home retreat, harking back to a simpler time. No fancy high end granite[...]
Business for sale in Pittsfield MA neighborhood bar and tavern located on Madison Ave. This very well run Pittsfield bar business has enjoyed a peaceful reputation, steady growth and a loyal following over many years. Now after being in the same family for 24 years it's[...]
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