Blog :: 01-2011

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. 

Making the Move Positive| Relocating with a spouse/partner

Making the Move Positive!  Spouse/Partner career opportunity means moving home.

Moving home is complicated and emotionally exhausting in the best of situations.  The best of situations in these economic times can mean your spouse/partner has been offered a great job.  The Catch 22 is that you as the partner in this relationship will also [...]

Relocation Stress Syndrome Helping the Elderly Cope with a Move


Relocation Stress Syndrome: Providing Tender Care.....

Moving is a change that takes more than coordination, and can be quite a burden on the elderly.  These transitions are also difficult for immediate family members.  Assisting an elderly parent or relative in relocation involves both physical and emotional responsibility.  The [...]

Berkshire Home Buy or Sell- Moving with Baby

Moving to the Berkshires from the city or elsewhere can be delightful for all family members.  Buying a home in the Berkshires assures fresh clean air, a greener environment and wonderful schools and colleges in addition to cultural and sport activities.  Here in the Berkshires as elsewhere children are the light of our lives and [...]

Preparing for the eventual sale of your Berkshire Home. 10 tips

Berkshire home for sale.  Checklist to begin preparing for the move.

You have listed your home with a great Berkshire Real Estate agency, you are confident your home will sell within a reasonable amount of time and now you need to know where to start the [...]

You have decided to sell your Berkshire home. NOW WHAT?

When is the best time to put my Berkshire home on the market?

The best time to place your Berkshire home on the market is when you have committed to the decision to sell your home and are firmly committed to moving forward. 

Myths still exist in the real estate business about waiting until spring to place your home on the market.  Why?  [...]

Moving is one of the TOP 3 life stressors. How to cope?


Your Berkshire home has sold and now comes the really hard part.  Moving away, even if that means moving across town or to another state.  The result is stressful.  Moving falls into the category of major life events.  All change is stressful whether the stress is considered good or bad will depend on the cause of the change.  Moving to [...]

Berkshire Homes for sale |5 proactive tips to increase your "sell" chance

5 Things to do Before Putting Your Berkshire Home for sale on the Market

1. Have a pre-sale home inspection.Be proactive by arranging for a pre-sale home inspection. An professional certified home appraiser/inspector will be able to give you a good indication of the trouble areas that will stand out to potential buyers, and you'll be able [...]

Tempting Berkshire Home Buyers in the Winter

Tips for Tempting Winter Season Buyers

          Brightening Your Home for Buyers
  • Use timers and Sensors to your advantage. Set your indoor lights and outdoor lights to be on when buyers are present.
  • Sparkle and Shine!  Clean anything that reflects light such as windows, chandeliers, bath enclosures and tile.  Polish chrome and
  • [...]

History of House. Understanding the why.

Dwelling, habitat, lodging, or home?  How did home become what it is today?  And furthermore why?  Bill Bryson who wrote one of the most read books of the past decade A Short History of  Nearly Everything has tackled these questions and more.  His newest tome is At Home:  A short history of Home Life which reveals the history of [...]

Homes Sweet Berkshire Homes- Buying a Second Home


Home Sweet Berkshire Country Homes

Despite economic challenges over the past year, consumers continue to invest in Berkshire and Southern Vermont second home properties. Many Americans purchase second homes either as vacation retreats or investment properties. According to the National Association of [...]

Berkshire County and Southern Vermont Home Winter Care

Living in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont can be a very chilling experience.  Especially for Northern New England  property owners whose property is exposed to below zero temperatures all winter.  Did you know the most important home investment you can make in the winter season is preventing damage from frozen and burst [...]