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Blog :: 10-2016

At Berkshire Property Agents, we take pride in the advice we provide our clients. Here you'll find a variety of content pertaining to real estate news and tips for home buyers and sellers. If you have questions or would like to learn more, please contact our team. We would love to hear from you!

Autumn In The Berkshires!

The Berkshire region of Massachusetts is a gorgeous place to live. Around autumn, the scenery begins to transform into a crisp colorful pallet of oranges, reds, yellows and browns against a clear blue sky. One of the things we at Berkshire Property Agents hear from our clients most is how scenic this area is, but there are also plenty of fun fall activities you can do that will enable you to get outside and enjoy the autumn setting. People come from throughout the region – and even across the country – to experience a true New England autumn and there are many reasons for that. Make it part of your life every year by finding a perfect home with Berkshire Property Agents.

Fall in the BerkshiresThe Berkshires have everything imaginable, from shopping in the area’s many quaint communities to apple picking on beautiful farms, and experiencing nature on the Mohawk Trail. It is here where you can truly take in the breathtaking New England foliage everyone talks about. Breathe in the crisp autumn air as you are surrounded by the beauty of Massachusetts, or sink your teeth into a freshly picked apple at one of the Berkshires’ many orchards – a favorite activity for everyone from young couples to families and friends.

Hayrides and pumpkin picking are some other autumn activities that can be done at businesses and farms throughout the region. The Berkshires are full of these fall opportunities to get out and enjoy the season, with each made even more special when considering how unique and short-lived the chance to enjoy the days. Whether you prefer enjoying life in the local communities and getting out in nature or simply basking in the crisp air and curling up with a hot drink by the fire in the evening, there’s something for everyone to enjoy during autumn in the Berkshires.

Autumn is a very special time of year here, and while many people pass through or plan a vacation trip, this can be your life when you buy a home in the beautiful Berkshires. Let the team at Berkshire Property Agents be your guide to finding the perfect house for you and your family.

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    Home Inspection: A Guide For Sellers

    When selling your home, it’s important to have everything in order and ready for when the time comes to sell it. However, before you even put it on the market, you should have an inspector come out to take a look at your home.

    One benefit to having an inspection done on your home is that it can be reassuring to prospective buyers. Letting buyers know that you’ve had your property inspected shows that you know the condition of your home quite well and have had a chance to review any flaws or fix any issues prior to putting your house on the market. It shows buyers that you care about offering a high-quality home in good condition and are open and forward about the process so there should be no surprises for anyone making a bid.

    Having your own inspection before listing also allows you to get ahead of any problems that the inspector finds, allowing you a chance to fix any critical systems or structural concerns. Conversely, you can also take the report and offer it to anyone interested in making a bid, providing a clear disclosure of issues when selling a home “as-is” – something commonly done with estate sales or for buyers facing the prospect of a relocation for work or other reasons.

    A home inspection also provides a comprehensive and holistic view of the property from top to bottom. This can allow you to prioritize any needed repairs or identify central systems or issues that could be causing other issues throughout the home. In turn, you can focus your repair or renovation work around the aspects that are most significant or that offer the greatest benefit, allowing sellers to avoid performing duplicate or unnecessary repairs.

    Lastly, if the inspection shows that your home is in great condition and doesn’t require any repairs, you can use that information to more definitively price your property. Knowing the exact condition of your home can help you value it at a fair and confident pricing point. You can then also rely on this report during negotiations with a buyer, as you can rest assured that the condition of your home is great and you don’t need to concede on price given the excellent shape of your property.

    Selling your home can be stressful, so let Berkshire Property Agents help. We work with homebuyers and sellers throughout the region, so we can help comprehensively market your property and show your home to interested and qualified buyers.

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