Living In Southern Vermont

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

Berkshire Property Sold

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.  

Governor of Vermont appoints Paul A. Harsch to the Vermont Real Estate Commission

Paul A. Harsch 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.

The Berkshire & Bennington County Sweet Spot

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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 [...]

Berkshire College Towns

Williamstown Real Estate- College Town Living

Williamstown MA real estate agency Harsch Associates offers our readers this  article from the Canada Free Press.   The article appeared on July 31, 2012 and offers the benefits of living in a college town.

Williamstown MA and North Adam s MA are home to several colleges.  Harsch Associates has been serving Berkshire County since 1979 and with over 3000 homes sold.  Visit our  [...]

Williamstown Real Estate agency announces Donation Recipients

Harsch Associates Real Estate is pleased to announce the Spring 2012 recipients of the real estate firm's Charitable Gifting Program.


Harsch Associates sets aside 1% of its gross pretax income from each sale and the buyer/seller chooses their favorite charity organizations to receive the money. Listing property or buying property through a [...]

Home Newsletter April 2011-House-onality Quizzes


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Berkshire Real Estate Agent Facilitation Brokerage |What is it?


Anyone in Williamstown or Berkshire County who expects to collect a fee for selling real estate in Massachusetts MUST be Licensed in Massachusetts.  A large percentage of real estate licensees are members of the National Association of Realtors (registered trademark), the trade organization of the profession.  Only members of [...]

10 Personality Quizzes | Which house personality are you?

Harsch Real Estate of Williamstown MA gives you links to help you find your House Personality with online Quizzes.  With so many Berkshire homes and decorating themes to choose from the average Williamstown or Great Barrington home buyer can become overwhelmed.  How can you decide which Berkshire County house will fit your personality


Spring Fever in the Berkshires- Seven Tip for Selling your Berkshire Home

Spring has officially sprung and mud season is upon the Berkshires.  Williamstown, Stockbridge, Lenox, Great Barrington,  and the Berkshires in general are thawing and the smell of fresh green is in the air.  Shopping for a new nest is what spring is all about.  Sunshine and warm weather causes buyers to feel that  same longing for a new [...]

Making your Universe safe- Universal Home Design

Picture this:  you arrive home late from a long day at work, you have an armful of groceries along with the mail  and your trying to turn that door knob and get in without dropping everything.  Sounds pretty routine doesn't it?     It would be much easier if the door had a lever style handle that you could just push down.  Also a wider [...]

Delicate Balance

Delicate Balance 

The Berkshires are a spectacular geographical location that blends culture, proximity to urban amenities yet sufficient distance from urban sprawl along with unmatched natural scenic splendor.  Apparently, the experts agree since the Berkshires are cited in National Geographic's Traveler magazine as one of the top 10 [...]

Heart and Home and You


As Valentines Day approaches we at Harsch Associates Berkshire Real Estate think of candy, roses, hearts, and the color red. February is the month we celebrate love and pay homage to Cupid.  It is also American Heart Health month. Most people are aware that heart disease is the number one killer in the United States, yet we still seem to [...]

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 [...]

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?  [...]

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 [...]