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