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Great Barrington Real Estate
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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[...]
Berkshire Real Estate Agent Salaries
How much gross income does a Berkshire Real Estate agent make. It varies everywhere. However Point2 which provides internet marketing to Berkshire Real Estate Agents has done the math for us using the median salary found on Salary.com. A Berkshire real estate agent would need to sell 8.45 homes at a [...]
Spring in the Berkshires! Take a moment to experience Berkshire County living through these articles and photos from Western Massachusetts. We invite inquiries about Berkshire County and the properties for sale in the Berkshires. We are a locally owned real estate agency in business for more than 40[...]
Do You Want to List Your Berkshire County property or SELL it?
If seller places their Berkshire County property for sale on the market they absolutely want to sell.
Hiring a Berkshire County Realtor®, putting out the "for sale" sign, placing a "multiple listing service" entry, requesting[...]
Berkshires Fair Market Value Defined and Revisited in 2013
OK, so Berkshire County home sellers are depressed and teeter between hope and worry. Meanwhile local Berkshire home buyers are confused and hesitant. Most Berkshire real estate agents and brokers fall somewhere in the middle[...]
Are You Represented in your Berkshire Property sale or purchase?
What's all the fuss about Berkshire buyer and seller's agents, facilitators, designated agents, dual agents, limited agents? Confused? So are many real estate licensees. It's a bewildering set of options most people[...]
Berkshire homes for sale with descriptions of cathedral ceilings, vaulted ceilings and coffered ceilings can be confusing. Here are a few simple tips to distinguish the difference in ceilings.
The most common type of fancy ceiling in the Berkshires is the cathedral ceiling. Home buyers know a cathedral ceiling because the ceiling [...]
"I have been a real estate Broker in the Berkshires for 39 years. I founded Harsch Associates in 1979 and have served as the President of the agency since that time. Allow me to share [...]
1987 sales compared with 2012 sales in Berkshire County
The silver lining in the present Berkshire County real estate market is the trend we see in rising numbers of transactions leading sellers to believe optimistically that the bottom of the market has been reached. . Total closed sales in Williamstown through May this year were 19, up [...]
The Plight of Today's Seller of Real Estate
The typical seller in today's Berkshire real estate market reflects the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and finally acceptance....that the values and their life savings along with those former values, have tumbled beyond recovery in the foreseeable [...]
Harsch Associates Real Estate is pleased to announce the Spring 2012 recipients of the real estate firm's Charitable Gifting Program.
Harsch Associates sets aside 1% of its gross pretax income from each sale and the buyer/seller chooses their favorite charity organizations to receive the money. Listing property or buying property through a [...]
Winners and Losers in Real Estate
How Much Is That Person's Coffee Mug ( Seller's Property) Worth?
Why is it more difficult now to bring buyers and sellers together in real estate transactions than just a few years ago? Princeton economist Daniel Kahneman, Nobel Prize winning author of Thinking Fast and Thinking Slow sheds light on this seemingly perplexing question. Take a simple coffee mug for [...]
The Article Below is Courtesy of www.iBerkshires.com an online news source for Berkshire County MA residents
Berkshire County Housing Market On Upswing
By Stephen Dravis Special to iBerkshires 07:10PM / Saturday, April 07, 2012
Berkshire County Real Estate as well as Williamstown Real Estate is showing anecdotal evidence of a good start in [...]
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