Real Estate Advice

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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Berkshires Home Market Snapshot for the first 117 days of 2015

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 [...]

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 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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Berkshire Home. To list or SELL. That is the question.

A "for sale" sign on a Berkshire property does not always mean the owner wants to SELL the home.  Owner motivation has everything to do with whether or not a property is positioned in the market to sell actually SELL. The owner may want to receive a price for the home unrelated to the actual market value of the [...]

Berkshire Home-Inspect to Protect


Inspect to Protect

In Berkshire County Real Estate it is routine to have various inspections performed when purchasing a home. In Massachusetts one inspection is mandatory and that is the Title Five Septic Inspection.   For buyers seeking a bank mortgage other inspections may be required. The types of  Berkshire real estate inspections vary

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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 [...]

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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Vermont Real Estate Bennington|Customed design for the five star buyer

Bennington Vermont home for sale will fit you like a glove.    A five star quality is found in this Bennington property you will agree when you see the gambrel style colonial sitting on a rolling lush green knoll overlooking western views of Monument Avenue in Bennington Vermont.  The land comes with standard sized apple trees on the lower [...]

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 | Carolyn Umlauf

Carolyn Umlauf is a licensed Massachusetts real estate agent and Broker in Berkshire County.  Carolyn is also licensed as a real estate agent in Southern Vermont.  As a Berkshire real estate agent I share my knowledge of the Berkshires in general  along with the special features of each Berkshire County town especially Williamstown where [...]

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 MA - Adams

Adams MA , Berkshire MA , Western MA.   What do the Abrams tank,, voting women, the game of monopoly, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,  Dr. Seuss, Field's Department Store, graham crackers  and the Smith &Wesson brand all have in common?  Each and every one of these items owe their beginning to a person born in Western MA and a few in [...]

Berkshires Williamstown MA Real Estate

Williamstown MA real estate market July 2013.  Berkshire Real Estate Agency and Market data for Williamstown MA.  In ancient times being a messenger of bad news to your king could cost you your life. I have heard that weather forecasters today who bring news of impending severe weather always get an increase of hate mail, even threats. With [...]

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 [...]

Williamstown MA and Peter White mentioned in Huffington Post Blog

Here in Williamstown MA we believe in the work ethic and it doesn't stop at retirment age.  Many of our community members continue to serve in business, culture, arts, entertainment and other professional arenas.  This Huffington Post Blog quotes Williamstown MA resident Peter White and his great attitude to continuing to serve our [...]

Berkshire Realtor Top 10 Tips for Buyers

Top 10 Tips for Buyers

Tip #1

Engage an experienced Berkshire Realtor with a wide variety of knowledge - the more years of proven success and experience the better as your Exclusive Buyer's Representative:

  • Has a genuine knowledge of construction as well as the market so they can help you assess the quality of the homes under consideration as well as location pros and
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Berkshire College Towns

Williamstown Real Estate- College Town Living

Williamstown MA real estate agency Harsch Associates offers our readers this  article from the Canada Free Press.   The article appeared on July 31, 2012 and offers the benefits of living in a college town.

Williamstown MA and North Adam s MA are home to several colleges.  Harsch Associates has been serving Berkshire County since 1979 and with over 3000 homes sold.  Visit our  [...]

Sweet Farm Subdivision Williamstown MA Land Available

Williamstown MA Sweet Farm Subdivision owners are rolling back prices to before 2008 levels.   Owners say "We want to promote this beautiful land overlooking Williamstown and we are ready to discount to do it!"  Sweet Farm subdivision has the finest lots available.  Located on a mountain side overlooking  Williamstown and Williams [...]

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 [...]