Blog :: 2013

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. 

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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Berkshires Living in Adams MA

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Berkshire contemporary with dramatic flair

Living in Adams MA Berkshires in the fall and winter.  Living in Adams MA.  Berkshires or Berkshire County as our area of Massachusetts is known to those visiting in the summer, fall and winter season is famous for the nature events, nature hikes, preserved natural forests, historical sites, and

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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 Williamstown MA |Moving a Home

April 1987 the Walden House was moved from its former home on Spring Street Williamstown MA to 311 Main Street to become the new location of Harsch Associates Harsch Associates Berkshire Real Estate.  On October 19th at the Williamstown Historical Museum Paul Harsch will talk about the move of the Walden House and include video taken that [...]

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 | 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 [...]

Berkshires|Williamstown MA

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 [...]

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 [...]

Williamstown MA Real Estate Featured Home of the Week

Williamstown real estate featured home of the week for August 22 is this delightful craftsman cottage style home with 3 -4 bedrooms and more.  If you have been waiting to purchase a Berkshires home in Williamstown MA this single family in immaculate condition is your chance.   The home features a two car attached oversized garage with auto [...]

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 [...]