"I have been a real estate Broker in the Berkshires for 39 years. I founded Harsch Associates in 1979 and have served as the President of the agency since that time. Allow me to share some
background history with you please.
I came to Williamstown in the Berkshires in 1967 to attend Williams College following a family tradition that began with my father Joseph C. Harsch a World War 2 war correspondent and journalist for the Christian Science Monitor. Williams college was my father's alma mater and also my two brothers attended Williams. I loved the region so much I stayed.
Williamstown is a quintessential New England college town. We are blessed with bucolic views, hiking trails, abundant wildlife, cultural attractions that rival New York and Boston, the finest chefs in the state, and above all wonderful people who live here year round.
I reside in Williamstown with my wonderful wife Joyce. Although her career path began in nursing with a Masters degree, she has chosen to work closely with us here at Harsch Associates optimizing our website and creating a marketing program without compare in our region. She is also a licensed Broker.
My 4 kids are now grown and have migrated to other parts of the country. I have a daughter in Boston, a daughter in upstate New York, a daughter in Colorado and a son in Colorado. We have four lovely grandkids.
My Berkshires career in real estate began in 1975 following a very brief time in retail sales then five years of teaching. I have also worked construction, renovating historic buildings, tree work and landscaping, land development and subdivision, and wildlife preservation.
My hobby of sailing and boating comes from my early youth on the seashore in Rhode Island. I now enjoy the area's lakes and rivers for swimming, sailing, kayaking. Winter or summer, rain or shine, the Berkshires is a blessed area in scenic beauty. Although I have seen a good share of the world, I still delight in calling the Berkshires "home".
Clients seek me out for my skills in working through sometimes complex issues involving legal, environmental or financial challenges. I enjoy a broad base of knowledge gathered from many years as a Berkshires Real Estate Broker working in Berkshire county in real estate. I look forward to assisting you in your next Berkshire real estate transaction.
My credentials include: Massachusetts Realtor Institute-GRI Designation, Certified Residential Specialist, Certified Residential Brokerage Manager, Certified Business Intermediary, American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers-Course 1A, Western New England College- Real Estate Appraisal II. I am a member of the Berkshire County Board of Realtors, member of the National Association of Realtors, Member of the Southwestern Vermont Board of Realtors, member of the New York State Capital Multiple Listing Service.