Joyce Harsch

Buyer's Remorse or "What was I thinking????"

Berkshire Property Sold

Congratulations, you bought a Berkshires property! That’s something to celebrate…right? Right?! Well, unfortunately, not every buyer feels like popping bubbly after they’ve closed on their Berkshires residence. “The grass is always greener” mentality may set in right after you shake hands with the sellers and part ways. Or right after you have made an offer on that Berkshire land or residence.  Maybe it’s after the chandelier has dulled its shine, or the fireplace has lost its spark. Whatever the cause, second thoughts are so common that it they have become known as “Home Buyer’s Remorse”. So, what to do if you’ve signed the dotted line but wish you hadn’t?  We have some ideas for you.  

Photography and Berkshire Real Estate Market Online Viewing

Williamstown Real Estate For Sale Photography

Photography Tips for Marketing Your Berkshire Home For Sale.    Selling Williamstown Real Estate and marketing your Berkshire Home to potential buyers can means the first look they have at your Berkshire home makes the most important first impression.  Most first looks are found online and the property is judged by the quality of the photography.   Harsch Real Estate wants to offer your home for sale in the very best way. We have compiled a short list of how you can guarantee that your Williamstown Home will get second and third looks on the many real estate websites out there.

Best Kept Secret of the Berkshires- The Best Place to Live and Flourish

Those of us fortunate enough to live in Williamstown are really rather reluctant to tell too many people about it because, well, we like it like this. Everyone knows how beautiful Martha's Vineyard and Block Island are, how swanky the Hamptons are, how upscale Newport is, and just how crowded and expensive they all are but well, again, we really would rather keep Williamstown the way it is.

Moving in or Moving Out of the Berkshires, find out which states are most active. We can help sell your home quickly.

National Moving Data showing which states people are moving to

Buying a home in The Berkshires of Massachusetts?  Or selling to  move to warmer climates???  No matter, Harsch is here to help you sell at the best price in the most efficient time to match your needs.  We also help new buyers to get the home they want at the right price that meets your budget.  We have some of the most experienced real estate agents in the industry and in the BERKSHIRES.  Give us a call to begin your next real estate transaction.  We can get the job done- right price, right time and right location.

Read more about data from United Van Lines describing where people are moving to and from by clicking the photo to right.  We provide a small screen shot of 2018 figures for Massachusetts.  Information courtesy of United Van Lines.

Williamstown and Berkshires Luxury Property Markets and Marketing 2019

Berkshire County Real Estate For Sale

The broader picture for all of Berkshire County tells a similar story. There are presently 4 pending sales in the Berkshires  that are listed over $1 million (no guarantee they all will sell over the $1 million dollar listing price). So far as of this date we have 7 total sales in 2019 over $1 million dollars.  This leaves a total of 113 Berkshire County MLS properties as active listings in the price range at or above $1.5M.   The total number of sales over $1 million last year (2018) was 23 for all of Berkshire County.

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

Paul A. Harsch 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?

Berkshire Home Sold Couple Happy

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

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 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

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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

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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.

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

The Berkshire & Bennington County Sweet Spot

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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 [...]