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.
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.
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 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.
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).
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.
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. [...]
Purchasing a Williamstown, Lenox, Stockbridge or Great Barrington home soon? Unexpected costs at the closing table.
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 [...]
How to Optimize the Outcome of your Berkshire home sale in a challenging market
- 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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[...]
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[...]
Stockbridge homes for sale this week (October 10, 2014) number around 75. Stockbridge is a small New England town whose population
numbers about 2,000 during the winter months but swells to double that number during the spring, summer and fall as tourists flock to Stockbridge. You are sure to find a castle or[...]
Berkshire home for sale is a property with rustic ambience set on "The Gorge" actually a rushing stream. This home borders a beautiful stream with dramatic rock walls and falls, here is your Berkshire County second home retreat, harking back to a simpler time. No fancy high end granite[...]
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