Stephen Schoenfeld

Stephen Schoenfeld

Real Estate Salesperson

Great Barrington

306 Main Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Lenox

34 Church Street
Lenox, MA 01240

Stephen spent the first forty-two years of his professional life in the financial services industry. At Lehman Brothers he was a managing director; part of his job was managing the floors of the New York Stock Exchange and the American Stock Exchange for Lehman Brothers. After working for several other firms, Schwab and State Street Global Markets, where he ran institutional sales, Stephen started his own discount brokerage firm. His sales expertise and his management capabilities helped him raise the necessary funds to launch an independent business.

After retiring from the financial services industry, Stephen moved full time to the Berkshires and began his second career in real estate. For the past six years he has focused on residential sales working with buyers and sellers. He has sold homes worth between $100,000 and $4.6 million. One of Stephen’s interests is helping clients to envision what changes can be made to a house to make it most suitable and unique for them.

With his love of the Berkshires Stephen jumped at the opportunity to be on the Egremont Finance Committee for 5 years and to be on the Board of Realtors for Berkshire County where his role was Secretary/Treasurer. Now he continues to serve on the Investment Committee of the Board of Realtors. His interests also include being a community member of the French Park Fund which provides recreation space and equipment for the neighborhood children as well as being involved with Construct, an agency that supports less fortunate families in South County.

Stephen came to the Berkshires in 1981 while still working in New York. He bought his first house in 1987; in the intervening 30 years Stephen bought and sold several homes and currently lives full time in South Egremont with his wife Penny and their Bernese Mountain dog, Sophie. Together they have 5 children and 11 grandchildren. His passion for golf occupies his free time at both Wyantenuck and Stockbridge Golf Clubs. 

Stephen spent the first forty-two years of his professional life in the financial services industry. At Lehman Brothers he was a managing director; part of his job was managing the floors of the New York Stock Exchange and the American Stock Exchange for Lehman Brothers. After working for several other firms, Schwab and State Street Global Markets, where he ran institutional sales, Stephen started his own discount brokerage firm. His sales expertise and his management capabilities helped him raise the necessary funds to launch an independent business.

After retiring from the financial services industry, Stephen moved full time to the Berkshires and began his second career in real estate. For the past six years he has focused on residential sales working with buyers and sellers. He has sold homes worth between $100,000 and $4.6 million. One of Stephen’s interests is helping clients to envision what changes can be made to a house to make it most suitable and unique for them.

With his love of the Berkshires Stephen jumped at the opportunity to be on the Egremont Finance Committee for 5 years and to be on the Board of Realtors for Berkshire County where his role was Secretary/Treasurer. Now he continues to serve on the Investment Committee of the Board of Realtors. His interests also include being a community member of the French Park Fund which provides recreation space and equipment for the neighborhood children as well as being involved with Construct, an agency that supports less fortunate families in South County.

Stephen came to the Berkshires in 1981 while still working in New York. He bought his first house in 1987; in the intervening 30 years Stephen bought and sold several homes and currently lives full time in South Egremont with his wife Penny and their Bernese Mountain dog, Sophie. Together they have 5 children and 11 grandchildren. His passion for golf occupies his free time at both Wyantenuck and Stockbridge Golf Clubs. 

Stephen spent the first forty-two years of his professional life in the financial services industry. At Lehman Brothers he was a managing director; part of his job was managing the floors of the New York Stock Exchange and the American Stock Exchange for Lehman Brothers. After working for several other firms, Schwab and State Street Global Markets, where he ran institutional sales, Stephen started his own discount brokerage firm. His sales expertise and his management capabilities helped him raise the necessary funds to launch an independent business.

After retiring from the financial services industry, Stephen moved full time to the Berkshires and began his second career in real estate. For the past six years he has focused on residential sales working with buyers and sellers. He has sold homes worth between $100,000 and $4.6 million. One of Stephen’s interests is helping clients to envision what changes can be made to a house to make it most suitable and unique for them.

With his love of the Berkshires Stephen jumped at the opportunity to be on the Egremont Finance Committee for 5 years and to be on the Board of Realtors for Berkshire County where his role was Secretary/Treasurer. Now he continues to serve on the Investment Committee of the Board of Realtors. His interests also include being a community member of the French Park Fund which provides recreation space and equipment for the neighborhood children as well as being involved with Construct, an agency that supports less fortunate families in South County.

Stephen came to the Berkshires in 1981 while still working in New York. He bought his first house in 1987; in the intervening 30 years Stephen bought and sold several homes and currently lives full time in South Egremont with his wife Penny and their Bernese Mountain dog, Sophie. Together they have 5 children and 11 grandchildren. His passion for golf occupies his free time at both Wyantenuck and Stockbridge Golf Clubs. 

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Testimonials

Stephen Schoenfeld is a great guy, know the work, professional and got me the deal i couldn't get myself.

Avishay Nachon

Stephen Schoenfeld was very professional and provided excellent service from start to finish. We highly recommend him!!!

Richard Rose Grace Rose

Joanna Szwyd and Stephen Schoenfeld kept me informed through every aspect of the sale of my home. I appreciated their honesty and ability to communicate in a timely and effective manner. It was a pleasure working with both of them seamlessly. The photography was especially amazing . If I were going to buy or sell any other property, they would be the first and only agents I would call. I highly recommend William Pitt Sothebys International Agency.

Penelope P. Hudnut Trust Stephen Schoenfeld

Stephen and Joanna,I really appreciate all of the hard work and perseverance from both of you on getting my house sold. You did a great job!Hope you both have a safe, happy and healthy New Year!Thanks Again,Alex

Alex Jiron

My husband and I purchased a home in Egremont for which Stephen was the broker and we ended up using him as the buyer's representative as well. I thought he managed the somewhat complicated process of representing both the seller and us incredibly well, and always felt that he kept our best interests in mind (while still getting a more than fair price for the seller). There were a couple of times in the transaction where I mentioned something in passing that I needed in connection with the sale. When I went back a month later to remind Stephen, it turned out it was already taken care of! Stephen is low key and not pushy, but also very effective. Just what you might want in a broker but often can't find! He is also a very generous and caring person, which makes working with him the utmost pleasure. I would recommend Stephen unconditionally if you are considering selling your home or having him represent you as a buyer.

Aliana Spungen

When my late husband and I thought about selling our house one name came to mind, Stephen Schoenfeld. Why?  Good question. Determined, sincere, truthful, educated, knowledgeable, concerned, respected and a real nice guy! Stephen was with me as I encountered this process as a widow.  He guided me and listened to my questions.  He stood by me and helped me on this journey to sell and buy a house in the Berkshires. I felt comfortable with my decisions knowing that Stephen “had my back” at all times. I’m grateful to really know Stephen Schoenfeld and Sotheby’s is fortunate to have him as part of their organization.Anne Schnesel

Anne Schnesel

I want to express how grateful I am to Stephen Schoenfeld and Joanna Szwyd for their help with our recent purchase of a property in Egremont. They were the most amazing real estate team I have ever had the luck to work with! Stephen Schoenfeld was a lifesaver, as well as an absolute gem. Stephen brought the perfect property to our attention, and then facilitated complex communication to help us acquire our dream house. He went WAY above and beyond to be helpful—with the buyer in one part of the state, the property in another part, and the sellers in another state altogether, Stephen’s expertise was essential every step of the way. Stephen is also so kind and personable, he was an absolute pleasure to work with. His sidekick Sophie--the sweetest Burmese Mountain Dog ever—brought joy and levity to the situation as well! Joanna was abroad while the negotiations for our dream house were underway, but she seemed to be available 24 hours a day. Joanna brought a calming, expert presence into every stressful moment. I knew I could reach out to her for effective advice and reassurance any time.We now own our dream property and we could not be happier. We understand that the sellers were extremely happy as well. We are so grateful that Stephen and Joanna so gracefully facilitated the transfer of a treasured family property from the former owners to us. We would go to them again for any real estate dealings in the Berkshires in a heartbeat.

Heather Thompson-Brenner, Ph.D. & Daniel Brenner, M.D.

Sales process just beginning, but we are optimistic. Stephen is hard working and knowledgable, and fun to work with. Selling our home probably will require a special approach, and Stephen is good at coming up with new ideas and enthusiastic and diligent about trying them.

William Harris

Stephen is a seasoned professional with significant knowledge of the Berkshires. He showed us several properties that were magnificent. His business background adds negotiating expertise that helps facilitate any transaction. Stephen is a particularly generous guy with a wonderful personality. He  is a pleasure to work with. If you are looking for a home in the Berkshires, you must talk to Stephen Schonfield.

Richard Rose

Stephen has listed 1 property for us and is going to be listing another within the month. He is smart, resourceful, engaging and very professional. He has made excellent suggestions to help increase viewings etc.Jonathan Taylor

Jonathan Taylor

Now that we are settled in our new apartment I want to take the time to thank both of you for all you did in the sale of our home. From our initial interview I was certain that you had our best interests at heart.  We had your help in setting up our initial price.  You went to considerable effort to be sure that our Zillow page presented the best possible picture. In doing that you spent a great deal of time and effort with great success.  Your advice on how to stage our home for the showings was invaluable. Once we had a contract of sale you assumed the responsibility of guiding us in the handling of every issue right up to the closing.  In every instance this was done with a full heart and a desire to make the emotional and difficult task of selling our home easier for us. We cannot thank you enough.

W. & I. R.

Stephen Schoenfeld and Joanna Szwyd of Stone House Properties came aboard as our agent to sell our home in Mill River village in the Berkshire Hills area of Massachusetts after the original agent was unable to produce any meaningful prospects.They first produced a set of “virtual” scenes to show what the interior could look like instead of empty rooms.They gave us the impression that we were their primary and most important client and proceeded from there.  A number of potential buyers showed interest with one particular client leading. Stephen and Joanna worked around answering questions and solving issues and brought the procedure to a successful conclusion.

MJ and KJ

... We immediately connected, and I knew we had found the perfect agent. He is so much more than a realtor - he's an incredibly kind human with a keen eye for EXACTLY what his clients are looking for, and his joie de vivre is absolutely infectious. He and his partner Joanna Szwyd helped us find our dream home in the Berkshires, and went above and beyond every step of the way. They gave us careful instruction and guidance on the local market, helped us find a lawyer and inspector, and even supervised our movers when we couldn't be on site. Stephen and Joanna were the absolute best real estate agents - they are the definition of people who go out of their way to build community in this market. We highly recommend them... to anyone searching for a home in the Berkshires.

Aoife & Eric Jacobsen, Richmond, MA

Stephen and Joanna are excellent real estate agents. They both understand that their job is not only to get you the house that fits your needs, but also to support your efforts along the way. We were able to get a home that exactly fit what we were looking for through Joanna's endless patience, at a fair price guided by Stephen with the support and direction of both. They go above and beyond helping you acclimate even after you have already made your home purchase. You could never ask for better!

Heidi and Michael, The Berkshires

My Listings

211 Pine St $349,900 link

211 Pine St

Great Barrington, MA 01236 | Berkshire County
$349,900
3 Beds 1 Baths 1,416 Sqft 0.16 Acres

Home Sweet Home. Perched on the quiet hill in the village of Housatonic, this charming home has been owned and loved by the same family for many years. Large kitchen with two cooking...

3
bed
1
bath
1,416
sqft
0 Mt. Hunger Rd $875,000 link

0 Mt. Hunger Rd

Monterey, MA 01245 | Berkshire County
$875,000
193.7 Acres

Almost two hundred of beautiful wooded acres close to Lake Garfield and center of Monterey. The lot can be purchased as one 193 acre lot or four smaller, 46-50 acre lots. 

193.70
acre

My Sales

27 South Baldwin Hill Rd $4,600,000 link

27 South Baldwin Hill Rd

Egremont, MA 01258 | Berkshire County
$4,600,000
4 Beds 4/2 Baths 5,716 Sqft 15.53 Acres

Follow A Tree-lined Driveway. At one of the most sought after addresses past the tennis/basketball court to a spectacular home. The shingle style, four bedroom, four and two half...

4
bed
4/2
bath
5,716
sqft
87 Shun Toll Rd $2,949,500 link

87 Shun Toll Rd

Egremont, MA 01230 | Berkshire County
$2,949,500
5 Beds 5/1 Baths 6,820 Sqft 53.29 Acres

Magnificent Property on one of the most sought after roads in Berkshire County. Endless Tri-State views and complete privacy on over 50 acres. Minutes from downtown Great Barrington...

5
bed
5/1
bath
6,820
sqft
282 Brewer Hill Rd $2,550,000 link

282 Brewer Hill Rd

New Marlborough, MA 01230 | Berkshire County
$2,550,000
4 Beds 4/1 Baths 6,284 Sqft 32.69 Acres

A Masterfully Crafted Country Home. Sited on 32 private acres with 360 degree views of pastures and the Berkshires beyond, this 4 bedroom, 4 bath home is filled with natural light...

4
bed
4/1
bath
6,284
sqft
4 & 8 Boice Rd $2,549,000 link

4 & 8 Boice Rd

Egremont, MA 01252 | Berkshire County
$2,549,000
6 Beds 6/2 Baths 6,337 Sqft 9.3 Acres

Nine glorious park-like acres set on a broad expanse of the pristine Green River. Tastefully renovated in 2020 and impeccably maintained since, the main house (4BD, 5BA) and the...

6
bed
6/2
bath
6,337
sqft
26 Millard Rd $2,300,000 link

26 Millard Rd

Egremont, MA 01252 | Berkshire County
$2,300,000
4 Beds 4/1 Baths 6,762 Sqft 14.63 Acres

Light Filled Living, 6300 sf. On the most desired of roads with breathtaking views of three states. Masterfully crafted with state of the art mechanicals and central air. A gourmet...

4
bed
4/1
bath
6,762
sqft
50 Shun Toll Rd $1,900,000 link

50 Shun Toll Rd

Egremont, MA 01252 | Berkshire County
$1,900,000
5 Beds 4/1 Baths 4,757 Sqft 57.08 Acres

Recently renovated this elegant and unique farm will appeal to the most discriminating buyer. Located in one of the most sought after areas in the Berkshires, on a quiet country...

5
bed
4/1
bath
4,757
sqft
22 Millard Rd $1,430,000 link

22 Millard Rd

Egremont, MA 01230 | Berkshire County
$1,430,000
5 Beds 5/1 Baths 3,790 Sqft 12.54 Acres

With a ten mile view this magnificent home is situated on Millard Road, a country town road in North Egremont. From almost every room one can see Prospect Lake and the rolling...

5
bed
5/1
bath
3,790
sqft
37 Nicholson Rd $1,412,500 link

37 Nicholson Rd

Hillsdale, NY 12529
$1,412,500
14/4 Baths 2,500 Sqft 7 Acres

Swiss Hutte - a true icon of the Berkshires and the surrounding area. A well established restaurant, lovingly maintained and cared for over 30 years by the same owners. A place...

14/4
bath
2,500
sqft
29 Creamery Rd $1,400,000 link

29 Creamery Rd

Egremont, MA 01258 | Berkshire County
$1,400,000
5 Beds 5/1 Baths 3,382 Sqft 3 Acres

Simply elegant one level living. This sophisticated home, located on one of the most sought after roads in South Berkshires, offers elegance and coziness in every room, whether...

5
bed
5/1
bath
3,382
sqft
4 Gleneagles Dr $1,292,193 link

4 Gleneagles Dr

Lenox, MA 01240 | Berkshire County
$1,292,193
4 Beds 4/1 Baths 4,491 Sqft

One of 7 free-standing homes in the beautifully landscaped Gleneagles section of the Coldbrooke South Estates along the Cranwell Golf course. Spacious well laid out floor plan...

4
bed
4/1
bath
4,491
sqft
38 Rowe Rd $1,020,000 link

38 Rowe Rd

Egremont, MA 01230 | Berkshire County
$1,020,000
4 Beds 3 Baths 2,200 Sqft 5.6 Acres

Located on over 5.5 beautiful and private acres on one of the most sought after roads in the town of Egremont, this saltbox style home is full of sunshine. Tranquil setting and...

4
bed
3
bath
2,200
sqft