Homes For Sale In Williamstown, Great Barrington, Lenox, Stockbridge

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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.

 

“….I just wanted to say that I think you’re an incredible agent and really know your business! When I do decide to find something I am definitely calling you!”  Dawn Hudlow

Dear Paul,
 
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.

 

Paul, 

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

 

Hi Paul,

 

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.

 

Many thanks,

 


July 29,2011

" Paul



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.



Regards,



 

Dear Paul:
     Last November Jim and I decided to start the search for a retirement home in the Berkshires. We really wanted to be within close proximity to Williams College, good healthcare, Tanglewood, and of course the great outdoors.
    We searched the internet for a good reliable real estate agency, and after reading favorable comments about your agency decided that we would visit Williamstown for the weekend and stop in to see if someone could be of assistance. We were greeted by a very friendly lady who we later discovered was your wife. After explaining all the details of what we were looking for, our friendly visit ended with the exchange of contact information; and so the search began.
Almost every day you forwarded new listings that met our general parameters. Then it was time to physically see some of the homes that we liked. Meeting you Paul for the first time was like meeting an old friend that we hadn’t seen for a long time. You listened intently to our comments and desires of the type of home and lifestyle we envisioned for our retirement. On our second visit, house #5 on the list of appointments was, “The House”. Jim and I shared a glance and both knew that this was it. The only problem was in the asking price as it was a bit beyond our limit. However, an initial offer was made followed by your remarkable expertise of negotiation and expert navigation to finalizing the sale.
Not only are you the “very best” broker we have both encountered but with the myriad of advice, knowledge of home construction, and referrals etc.; you have truly exceeded our expectations.
Please feel free to refer future buyers/sellers for the recommendation of Harsch Real Estate, as this would only be a small token of appreciation in exchange for the huge service you provided us.
At present we are hoping to move by the 2nd or 3rd week of July. As you already know, you have an open invitation to visit at any time.
With many thanks and much appreciation,
 

5-27-2011 

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!

<><>Holly

 

<><>Hi Carolyn,

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.

Regards,

<>Bonita and Cliff

<><>Dec. 2009
 

 

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.

Sincerely,
Neil & Barb Giroux

 

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