Homes For Sale In Williamstown, Great Barrington, Lenox, Stockbridge
Here's what our satisfied customers are saying about us:
My realtor, Paul Harsch, was an invaluable guide on the path to my Vermont home purchase. He is a New England resident, and lives a resonant life with respect for the values of sustainability, creativity, and community. From Bennington to Egremont, I’ve witnessed other realtors awestruck by his gently shared knowledge of historical authenticity, timeless craftsmanship practices, and contemporary building codes.
Coming from the west, with no awareness of the nuances of ice build-up on rooftops or the lifespan of a boiler, Paul respectfully answered questions, listened to concerns, and offered visionary solutions to some of the less efficient situations we came across. He is supportive of imaginative renovation ideas, and quick to coordinate meetings with contractors and architects to discuss remodeling before the contract phase. But Paul truly impressed me with his facilitation skills once contract negotiation began.
The realtor’s listing for my Bennington home contained innumerable “alternative facts,” including inflated square footage, and was followed up with the seller’s “disclosure” paperwork, equally shockingly deceptive. Paul pushed for accuracy, researched comps and pricing valuations, and coordinated multiple inspections to unearth enough factual information to negotiate a price for me that was $50,000 below ask.
More importantly, his sleuthing exposed a life-threatening, decade-old chimney violation—which, had it not killed me, would certainly have precluded insurance coverage! Having Paul as my realtor gave me the confidence to explore homesteading throughout NY, MA, and VT and enabled me to feel empowered about the price and potential of my wonderful new home.
What a wonderful experience working with you to find our vacation home! We feel so fortunate to have found you. Your competence in every realm--the ins and outs of the real estate market, knowledge of how homes are constructed and maintained, staying on top of every detail along the way--was impressive. We have worked with many good real estate agents over the years, but you stand out as someone who is truly gifted. You negotiated on our behalf in a manner that was impressively hard-nosed yet gracious. Through our eighteen months of looking, your enthusiasm and unflappability ensured that we always enjoyed our outings. We very enthusiastically recommend you to our friends and family. Thank you!
Jennifer Ellwood and Steven Cooper, Jan 2011
Received on July 19, 2012 from a very satisfied seller. Our thanks for the compliment. We offer this kind of service to every seller as a matter of course and our way of doing business.
Thank-you very much for your kind comments below and I can only echo Tryggvi’s earlier statement regarding your services in the congregation’s behalf. We were very fortunate to find and work with someone who consistently exhibited such a high degree of professionalism and commitment. Given the impossibly challenging limitations of this particular property, I will have to say that your steadiness, positive attitude, and timely encouragement to keep pressing forward were among the most significant factors contributing to this successful outcome.
With genuine appreciation,
July 18, 2012
I don’t think that any of us can express our gratitude for all your hard work and persistence. It’s not been an easy property to work with, however, you stuck with it when many would have thrown in the towel. I’ll continue to recommend you to anyone in the Berkshires looking to sell or buy.
Thanks for all your efforts with making this property work. I rarely see a
broker put so much effort into a property. Without question you are the broker
that I will recommend in all the areas that you cover.
Dear Paul, Your check is enclosed. Thank you again for all your hard work in gettting a closing for us within 1 year-great job! It was a pleasure to work with you and we love recommending you to others. Joanne and AL
<><>I <>realy enjoyed touring homes in Berkshire County with my Harsch Associates agent. It was like an expedition. I'm glad we both had had a good time too. Don't forget to write that book for first time home buyers - I think it's a great idea. Thanks for all your help!
Well, we got through the closing, with drama rearing up even at the last minute!
We just wanted to make sure you know how much we valued your agency, your assistance and your good humor throughout these weeks, that have quite probably seemed longer to us than to you.
You did a great job for us, and we are grateful for your help, and glad to have worked with you.
<>Bonita and Cliff
RE: Listing and Sale of 696 West Shaft Road, North Adams, MA 01247
Dear Mr. Harsch:
Barb and I are simply amazed that your listing of our home, and your expert guidance in this matter, were the major factors in our sale on November 21, 2008, and with a satisfactory sale price given the present housing market turmoil.
Our initial instincts in asking you to assist us proved to be sound, and my 35 years of law practice in North Adams ratified our selection. Your constant reminders of our need to be cooperative, patient and flexible were heeded, and proved to be well founded. Thank you for that guidance.
Your office also found us our interim location at 20 Haley Street, Williamstown, MA., and we are happy and satisfied here as well. Your experience, style and skills were major factors in our success. We heartily recommend you to others who expect quality from a Real Estate Broker.
Once again, our sincere thanks.
Neil & Barb Giroux