The first-quarter market watch report for Berkshire County sales has an interesting tale to tell. With sales rates stronger than the past 10 years, the Berkshire real estate market was robust in the first quarter. We do note that there are micro trends in regional data and property types that are different from the overall countywide numbers. It is important now more than ever to dig deeper and to look at individual markets and property types, in addition to blanket statements about the Berkshire real estate market. Check out the report! If you want just a tidbit of the big picture: Berkshire REALTORS transacted $65 million in the first quarter of 2016, the highest rate since 2008. By region, Central and Northern Berkshire showed strong games and an overall trend of improvement. Southern Berkshire sales were better than 2015 but did not keep pace with 2013 and 2014 dollar volume. Overall, the growth countywide is steady.