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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. 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 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 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  [...]

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 [...]

Williamstown Home Sales Upswing First Quarter of 2012

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 [...]

3 Magic Words to Sell or Buy the Home you Want

Is there a rule of thumb in the Berkshire Real Estate  market for how much below the asking pricea potential buyer should initially offer for a listing? 10 percent below? 20 percent below?

This seems like an easy question, but unfortunately quick fix answers will  not work in the Williamstown MA real estate market.   The magic words to begin the process of negotiation are [...]

Minimum home improvements to make before you sell

Patch all holes and cracks in walls and ceilings. Check with your local Home Depot or Hardware store for the items needed to make these easy do it yourself repairs.   Inspect every room for spider webs and lint clinging to ceilings.  A simple long handled duster will make short work and give a cheap face lift to an aging room.  Don't forget [...]

10 Easy Ways to Save Money on selling your Home.

Neutrality Sells. As a general rule homeowners are shocked by buyers first impression of their home.  The seller associates " home" with a lifestyle they cherish which may include  family members (kids/parents/friends), pets, vocations/avocations and the many objects they have collected for each unique interest.  It can be slightly [...]

Home Newsletter April 2011-House-onality Quizzes

 

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Berkshire Real Estate Agent Facilitation Brokerage |What is it?

 

Anyone in Williamstown or Berkshire County who expects to collect a fee for selling real estate in Massachusetts MUST be Licensed in Massachusetts.  A large percentage of real estate licensees are members of the National Association of Realtors (registered trademark), the trade organization of the profession.  Only members of [...]

10 Personality Quizzes | Which house personality are you?

Harsch Real Estate of Williamstown MA gives you links to help you find your House Personality with online Quizzes.  With so many Berkshire homes and decorating themes to choose from the average Williamstown or Great Barrington home buyer can become overwhelmed.  How can you decide which Berkshire County house will fit your personality

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Spring Fever in the Berkshires- Seven Tip for Selling your Berkshire Home

Spring has officially sprung and mud season is upon the Berkshires.  Williamstown, Stockbridge, Lenox, Great Barrington,  and the Berkshires in general are thawing and the smell of fresh green is in the air.  Shopping for a new nest is what spring is all about.  Sunshine and warm weather causes buyers to feel that  same longing for a new [...]

Berkshire Real Estate Comparative Market Analysis

 

A comparative Market Value Analysis or "CMA" in Realtor speak is a Broker price opinion based on the current real estate Market in Williamstown or the  Berkshires or your real estate location.  "Your location" is the key word here.  The same home in Palm Springs Florida may sell for far more than a similar home in Hancock MA.   Location  [...]

Making your Universe safe- Universal Home Design

Picture this:  you arrive home late from a long day at work, you have an armful of groceries along with the mail  and your trying to turn that door knob and get in without dropping everything.  Sounds pretty routine doesn't it?     It would be much easier if the door had a lever style handle that you could just push down.  Also a wider [...]