Berkshire Home

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

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

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.

Investing in Berkshire County Condos, Homes or Land - Top 10 Tips

Berkshire County Investment properties including second homes and condos.  Be prepared to act quickly when opportunity strikes.  Buying Berkshire property can be a great investment with the right value, clarity and insight prior to signing the P&S.  

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.

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.

Harsch Real Estate|Preparing Your Home For Winter- An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure

Get ready for winter. For owners of Berkshire homes that will be vacant over the coming winter months, it is strongly advised that an individual or service company be hired to routinely check on the home or condo to insure everything remains in working order.

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.

The River Houses Condominiums at Cable Mills| Berkshires Living PLUS Urban Style!

 

The River Houses at Cable Mills will provide all new construction, allowing for a wonderful opportunity to add custom upgrade options prior to completion.

New construction is equated with new appliances and energy systems and therefore lower utility bills. A newly built home also requires less maintenance as everything is new, which often can translate  to lower maintenance costs overall.

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.

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.

Real Estate Berkshires- Paying the cost to be the boss unexpected expenses

Purchasing a Williamstown, Lenox, Stockbridge or Great Barrington home soon?  Unexpected costs at the closing table.

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 [...]

Williamstown real estate agent| Seller's of property disclosure form high priority

Seller’s Property Disclosure Forms  –   Make This A High Priority

There is a push pull going on right now over the use of seller property disclosure forms in Berkshire County and surrounding areas in Vermont and New York where we are licensed to conduct our real estate business. Some attorneys have been advising their seller clients not to [...]

Berkshire Home Sale: How to optimize the sale of your home.

How to Optimize the Outcome of your Berkshire home sale in a challenging market

  1. Check your own motivation for selling your home in the Berkshires. Unless you are sincere and have a strong reason for selling you would likely be wasting your time. Selling in hopes of making a huge profit is not an indication of motivation. That is
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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 [...]