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Williamstown real estate agent| Seller's of property disclosure form high priority

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 [...]

Berkshire Home Sale: How to optimize the sale of your home.

How to Optimize the Outcome of your Berkshire home sale in a challenging market

  1. 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
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Real Estate Agents and Doctors Have a Common Trait

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 [...]

Buy a Home in the Berkshires| Where to Start

Buy a home in the Berkshires...  You have thought about for a while now.  You want a place in the country where your family can relax, have fun in any season and experience to closeness of nature.  You want a home in The Berkshires and now you want to begin the search.  Where to start?   Start here.  Easily search through The Berkshires [...]

Berkshire Home for sale "The Gorge"


New Ashford Rustic Retreat called "The Gorge"

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

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Berkshire Home Value- Guarding it

The value of your Berkshire home is precious to you.  We searched the web for you to find ways to enhance that value and protect it.  When you are ready to buy a Berkshire home or sell your Berkshire property we are here for [...]

Berkshire Real Estate Agent -How much to real estate agents make?

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 [...]

Berkshire County Spring equals adventures New England Style


Berkshire County New England living.

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

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Berkshire County Real Estate|The difference between listing and selling


What do you see? What does a buyer see?

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.

Right?

Maybe.

Hiring a Berkshire County Realtor®, putting out the "for sale" sign, placing a "multiple listing service" entry, requesting

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Berkshires Williamstown Holiday Walk 2013 Reindog Parade and Holiday Trees

  Williamstown Holiday Walk 2013 was smashing.  Williamstown MA celebrated the 30th annual Reindog Parade as hundreds lined Spring Street by Williams College to watch as the dogs walked their owners.  The costumes were in good taste and the finale included a fire truck bearing Santa to [...]

Berkshires Fair Market Value pricing for Sellers


Comparing a recently listed home with local trends.

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

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Are you represented in your Berkshire Property Sale or Purchase?

Are You Represented in your Berkshire Property sale or purchase?


Are you represented in your Berkshires property 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

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Berkshire Homes Ceiling styles | Cathedral, Vaulted, Coffered Ceilings

 

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 [...]

Berkshire Real Estate Agent Williamstown MA|Kevin White

Real Estate Agent | Broker in Williamstown MA.  Kevin White joined Harsch Associates to direct the sales of the new Cable Mills Condominiums on Water Street that are being developed by Mitchell Properties of Boston. While Cable Mills remains Kevin's focus, is also available to clients buying Berkshire County properties or selling their Berkshire [...]

Berkshire Real Estate Agent |Paul Harsch III

Williamstown Real Estate Agent owner and Designated Broker for Harsch Associates Real Estate.  Paul A. Harsch III gives you some background history on his life in the Berkshires.

"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 [...]

Berkshire County Real Estate| Selling your home.

Williamstown Real Estate Market  Value Opinions.  BEWARE of agents promising big profits.

Sellers of Williamstown MA real estate tend to seek the advice of several local Realtors ® who will  provide them with guidance and a market value opinion upon which to base a starting listing price for the property.  SELLER BEWARE! Home valuation [...]

Berkshire County Real Estate Market 2012

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 [...]

Berkshire Real Estate| Good Investment?

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 [...]

Williamstown Real Estate agency announces Donation Recipients

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 [...]

How much is my Property Worth| Williamstown and the Berkshires Real Estate

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 [...]