Joyce Harsch

Governor of Vermont appoints Paul A. Harsch to the Vermont Real Estate Commission

Realtor Paul A. Harsch III, the founder and president of Harsch Associates of Williamstown, has been appointed to the seven member Vermont Real Estate Commission by Vermont Governor Phillip B. Scott.

Homes for Sale in the Berkshires| Best Buys Begin in January?

Berkshire home sellers that remain on the market during the winter often have a more urgent need to sell which can be anything from a new job in another location outside of the Berkshires to deciding that they no longer have need of a second home in the Berkshires. 

Buying and Selling a Home in Massachusetts| Your Rights as a Buyer or Seller

The most common real estate listing contract in Massachusetts is an "exclusive right to sell" agreement. Under an "exclusive right to sell" agreement the listing broker is given the right to earn a fee for professional services if the property is sold by anyone, including to a buyer located solely through the efforts of the owner.

Buy a Berkshire Home?

Buying Berkshire County Lenox or Stockbridge real estate is most cost-effective when the owner plans on staying put for at least a few years. If you’re uncertain of your future and cannot commit to one location for a few years, buying a home may not be the smartest move.

Log Home Berkshires- For Sale Now- Fabulous Area and Spectacularly Maintained

Log home in  Southern Vermont Berkshire Mountains. For Sale Now.  Close to Williamstown MA, North Adams MA, Bennington VT, and all the ski resorts and cultural events offered by the Berkshires.

Williamstown Theater Festival 2018 Season- Word Finder Puzzle and solutions

Harsch Associates Berkshire Real Estates has created this Word Find Puzzle for those of you who love The Williamstown Theater Festival 2018.  You will find the names of the stars, the names of the plays and the much more theater speak.  PLUS..solve the puzzle and receive a $10 check to the Williamstown Restaurant of your choice.

Buying A Home Guide Free Download

 Take this Homebuyers Guide with you as you begin your Berkshires search and save your self hours of searching.  Find the right new home for you with a minimum of appointments and disappointments.

When Is The Right Time To Buy A House

To Buy or not to Buy…That is the Question

Buying a house is a big decision and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. The debate between knowing when to rent and when to take the “buying plunge” is one of life’s many obstacles. Young, first-time owners may go back and forth between choosing to sign another lease or invest in their own home. [...]

Williamstown MA Real Estate Report Up to Date and On Target 2017

There are currently 15 pending sales ranging in list price from $115,000 to $899,000 in Williamstown Massachusetts.  Located in Northern Berkshire County easily accessible to The Clark, Williams College and MCLA.

Berkshire Radical Realtor Promoting Equality At The Table Through Transaction Brokerage

A transaction broker is not considered a dual agent; dual agency involves an agent or broker who works with both parties, but who is working in the best interest of the seller only. A transaction broker does not "work for" either the buyer or seller, but instead acts as a neutral party between both sides. This blog helps you understand the differences in roles your real estate agent can play.

Berkshires Condomium- Contemporary cutting edge design that will make Berkshire Living everything and anything but the ordinary.

Berkshires Condomium- Contemporary cutting edge design that will make Berkshire Living everything and anything but the ordinary.

The Berkshire & Bennington County Sweet Spot

The Berkshire & Bennington County Sweet Spot

Safety is Now Added to All the Other Reasons for Choosing to Live Here

Did you know that “according to a report by personal finance Web site WalletHub” as reported by Laurie Kulikowski, Vermont is #1 and Massachusetts is #2 among the 50 states and DC for personal safety? Wow, that doesn’t catch me [...]

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 [...]

Real Estate Agents and Doctors Have a Common Trait

What trait do real estate agents and doctors have in common?  Both are obligated to do no harm to their clients.  The Hippocratic Oath is taken by all physicians.  First and foremost this document states the physician "shall do no harm."  Real estate agents are ethically bound by the same rule "do no [...]

Buy a Home in the Berkshires| Where to Start

Buy a home in the Berkshires...  You have thought about for a while now.  You want a place in the country where your family can relax, have fun in any season and experience to closeness of nature.  You want a home in The Berkshires and now you want to begin the search.  Where to start?   Start here.  Easily search through The Berkshires [...]

Buy Berkshire Property in 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 [...]

The Berkshires where we love snow.

The Berkshires are not Boston. Thank goodness for that! When Governor Baker recently banned all non-essential travel on January 27th in response to the dire warnings from the national weather service of the winter storm "Juno" (when did they start giving names to snow events?), he did so for the entire state of Massachusetts. What he didn't [...]

History of Real Estate Agency

 


Trudy the real estate matchmaker
 

Once upon a time, a long long time ago a farmer and his wife were facing hard times as their family grew larger but so busy were they that they had no time to look for a larger farm. All the adjoining land in their valley was already owned and being cultivated by other farmers.  This is the rest of the


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Stockbridge MA Home


Stockbridge MA Main Street in Holiday Dress
 

What do I really want when I sell my Stockbridge MA  home?

These are a few of the things I certainly want.   I want an excellent price when I sell my Stockbridge MA  home.  Preferably a  specific price for my Stockbridge house because I am a seller who knows the value of property in Stockbridge


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