Berkshire County is one of the most desirable vacation home destinations on the East Coast, attracting residents from New York City and Boston and points in between. The proximity of Berkshire County to the adjoining New York towns of New Lebanon, Canaan, Austerlitz and Hillsdale adds to their draw.
Berkshire County has had a long history of attracting second home owners from New York and Boston going back to the gilded age with the development of huge “cottages.” Many of these cottages have been transformed into inns or condominium complexes. The Boston Symphony’s summer concerts at Tanglewood have help with a rebirth of the “Berkshires” and the towns of Stockbridge, Lenox and Great Barrington have become centers of summer activity.
Recently Pittsfield the largest city in the Berkshires has seen a resurgence, after its decimation by the loss of General Electric and the thousand of jobs it had brought to the area. North Adams and Williamstown are also experiencing growth. Commercial activity follows the population and continues to focus on these areas of development.
Most commercial properties are bought either to house a business or to obtain rental income. Like residential properties, commercial properties range in size from small to huge and from single use to multiple units. Like residential investors, commercial investors prefer to have several units to spread the risk that the facility will be vacant for an extended period. If one tenant leaves the others remain
The value of commercial real estate is affected by a range of factors, including general business climate and location. Location for retail is in large part determined by the traffic flow and the proximity of other businesses that attract consumers. Location for industrial property is dependent upon availability of water, sewer, work force and transportation. Nowadays many businesses choose a location based upon tax considerations and the willingness of local governments to add incentives such as tax abatements for providing local jobs
You will see properties listed by a range of agents from a range of real estate companies. Call the agent directly or if you prefer call our 800 number for immediate assistance. We have agents particularly well versed in the sale and acquisition of commercial properties.
Displayed below are our newest commercial properties. If you select the price search you will see listings displayed with the higher priced properties first. In addition to our listings here you may want to consult the MLS (multiple list system) listings. To search the listings of our MLS (multiple list system) Partners click on the appropriate links in the left margin of this page. Try first the Berkshire County MLS. For listings to the West try the Columbia-Greene-Northern Dutchess MLS or the Capital Region MLS. Searching these MLS systems directly is far superior to using general search sites such as Trulia, Zillow, and Realtor.com, or sites maintained by brokers such as Weichert, Coldwell Banker or Century 21.
By going to the multiple list systems directly you get the most detailed and up-to-date information available in that specific area. Then call us with listing numbers. We can provide you with additional information about specific listings and arrange to show you any listing in these different MLS systems. We are members of all of them – a true Regional Broker.
If you have already contracted with an exclusive listing or buying agent that agent will be responsible for advising you and assisting in the negotiation of the sale. While Sellers are almost always represented by an exclusive agent, the trend toward Buyers retaining an exclusive agent is relatively new in the Berkshires. For more information call 800-398-8802.
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