Berkshire Real Estate

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.

Williamstown and Berkshires Luxury Property Markets and Marketing 2019

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.

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.  

Massachusetts Berkshire County Real Estate Agents and Disclosure of Representation

Berkshire County Real Estate Agents.  What does your agent do for you?  Find it here with the Massachusetts Licensee Disclosure Form.  Read to to get the full story of Real Estate Representation in the Berkshires.

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.

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.

Berkshire Real Estate Agent| She Works Hard For The Money And So Does He

Berkshire Realtor| She Works Hard For The Money... A breakdown of the work Harsch Associates Berkshire Full Service Real Estate Agents perform for each client.  It is a 24-7 job and we do it proudly.  Finally an answer to how your agent earns his/her salary (easy answer = hard work).

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.

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 [...]