Who We Are, What We Do
Henry A. Hagenah, Broker
By all accounts, Henry has a wealth of relevant professional experience having been a real estate attorney, licensed contractor and private investigator. In the late 90’s he was the broker/owner of Southern Berkshire Buyer Brokers, concentrating on the selection, evaluation and purchase of primary, vacation and waterfront properties.
Since that time he has also been associated with Stone House Properties, Benchmark RE, and Cohen and White Associates, specializing in commercial, residential and land transactions. Berkshire Buyer Brokers was established in 2019 in response to a perceived demand for unbiased buyer representation that provides more informed, detailed, research and analysis.
As an attorney Henry has extensive experience with the closing process, survey and title examination, federal, state and municipal law, agency practice and procedure as well as all aspects of negotiation and litigation. He routinely drafts contracts and related addenda and conducts due diligence research of property boundaries, wetlands, building setbacks, conservation, assessor’s, board of health, building department records. Henry also assists in preparing a preliminary site plan for each undeveloped property. A comprehensive review of all town and association bylaws will also be communicated to buyers so the subject property’s potential may be evaluated.
For many years Henry was a restoration contractor (October Mountain Restoration Company), expert in all aspects of residential construction. He uses his knowledge of construction and design to help assess property condition and the potential for desired improvements.
A native of Stockbridge, Henry has great familiarity with the numerous Berkshire towns and cities, vacation communities, ponds and lakes as well as its many other educational, cultural and recreational opportunities. He is a long time ski patrolman, mountain runner, triathlete, alpine touring (backcountry) skier and high peaks hiker, frequently escaping to the White Mountains and Adirondacks.
He is also a current and previous executive board member (president) for the Lee Community Tennis Association, Josh Billings Runaground, Lee Bike-Path Committee, Becket Conservation Commission, tennis and soccer coach and serves as a legal consultant to many non-profit organizations. He lives with his wife Anne, son Graham, and a couple of poorly trained terriers in a post and beam home that he constructed in the Yokum Pond community of Becket.