Dan Alden

Real Estate Broker

Dan Alden

Dan Alden

Real Estate Broker

Great Barrington

306 Main Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Lenox

34 Church Street
Lenox, MA 01240
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Born and raised in the Berkshires, I graduated from Berkshire School and attended The University of Chicago before returning to the area to start my business career as a sales & customer service manager in the gift & home decor business.

In retrospect and across a range of businesses from retail to startups, my experience working for the legendary Bill Bradford at Bradford Auction Gallery in Sheffield, MA has been most formative to my real estate career in many ways.

From an early age, I was able to experience the finest estates & antique homes in the area, gain a deep appreciation for the sales and appraisal of fine objects, and be immersed with antiques, art,  and books in a high-energy sales environment...

Born and raised in the Berkshires, I graduated from Berkshire School and attended The University of Chicago before returning to the area to start my business career as a sales & customer service manager in the gift & home decor business.

In retrospect and across a range of businesses from retail to startups, my experience working for the legendary Bill Bradford at Bradford Auction Gallery in Sheffield, MA has been most formative to my real estate career in many ways.

From an early age, I was able to experience the finest estates & antique homes in the area, gain a deep appreciation for the sales and appraisal of fine objects, and be immersed with antiques, art,  and books in a high-energy sales environment. Bill was a true gentleman and treated everyone, rich & poor, with mutual respect. He had a kind word for everyone he met and always put on a great show.

In 2005, I serendipitously discovered my real estate career through the process of building my own house coupled with the desire to apply my sales and marketing skills to a product and marketplace I truly love, the beautiful homes and dynamic properties of the Berkshire Hills.

When the opportunity arose to be part of opening the first Sotheby’s International Realty office in the Berkshires in 2012, I leapt at the chance to couple my real estate experience with the standards & expertise of the Sotheby’s brand and bring my early auction house experience full-circle.

With 13 years experience and over $85 million in career transactions, I offer all my clients a wealth of local knowledge and connections, and I pride myself on bringing the highest level of professionalism and care to each transaction regardless of price point.

Licensed Broker Associate in MA, CT & NY

Client Testimonials

“My land had been on the market with another realty company for 12 years without a single offer. I listed it with Dan and within 7 months it was sold! His enthusiasm and optimism were infectious.” – L.R.

“We used Dan for all our properties in the Berkshires. We would continue to use him for future transactions. He is easy to work with, knows the 'landscape' and keeps the interest of his clients paramount.” – S.W.

 “He brings market knowledge and professionalism together with superb people skills and the ability to make things happen. I experienced first hand his efficiency and savvy when selling a property in the area in 2018. He is the go-to person in the Berkshires.” – R.K.

“Dan helped us sell our house and purchase a new home. He is very knowledgeable, patient, and diplomatic. We were very happy with the entire process, so much so that we recommended his services to my sister and he sold her house as well. We would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone buying or  selling a house in our area.” – N.B.

“Dan's an excellent real estate professional with solid expertise on both the local and national scene. He understands the buyers and/or the sellers, respectively, the market and the community. He's personable, passionate, and extraordinarily responsive. Dan has great communication skills and is  a consummate professional.” – S.B.

“Dan Alden has handled both sides of buying and selling houses for us here in the Berkshires. He was and is indispensable to us for all our real estate endeavors in this area. Dan is a sophisticated advocate and ally with transactional skills and considerable local knowledge. He is also an attentive listener and is able to translate thoughts into action. Dan provides an "extra level of service" not easily found in any geographic area. He is a solid professional. We have recommended Dan to many of our friends and will continue to do so.” – W.B.

Born and raised in the Berkshires, I graduated from Berkshire School and attended The University of Chicago before returning to the area to start my business career as a sales & customer service manager in the gift & home decor business.

In retrospect and across a range of businesses from retail to startups, my experience working for the legendary Bill Bradford at Bradford Auction Gallery in Sheffield, MA has been most formative to my real estate career in many ways.

From an early age, I was able to experience the finest estates & antique homes in the area, gain a deep appreciation for the sales and appraisal of fine objects, and be immersed with antiques, art,  and books in a high-energy sales environment. Bill was a true gentleman and treated everyone, rich & poor, with mutual respect. He had a kind word for everyone he met and always put on a great show.

In 2005, I serendipitously discovered my real estate career through the process of building my own house coupled with the desire to apply my sales and marketing skills to a product and marketplace I truly love, the beautiful homes and dynamic properties of the Berkshire Hills.

When the opportunity arose to be part of opening the first Sotheby’s International Realty office in the Berkshires in 2012, I leapt at the chance to couple my real estate experience with the standards & expertise of the Sotheby’s brand and bring my early auction house experience full-circle.

With 13 years experience and over $85 million in career transactions, I offer all my clients a wealth of local knowledge and connections, and I pride myself on bringing the highest level of professionalism and care to each transaction regardless of price point.

Licensed Broker Associate in MA, CT & NY

Client Testimonials

“My land had been on the market with another realty company for 12 years without a single offer. I listed it with Dan and within 7 months it was sold! His enthusiasm and optimism were infectious.” – L.R.

“We used Dan for all our properties in the Berkshires. We would continue to use him for future transactions. He is easy to work with, knows the 'landscape' and keeps the interest of his clients paramount.” – S.W.

 “He brings market knowledge and professionalism together with superb people skills and the ability to make things happen. I experienced first hand his efficiency and savvy when selling a property in the area in 2018. He is the go-to person in the Berkshires.” – R.K.

“Dan helped us sell our house and purchase a new home. He is very knowledgeable, patient, and diplomatic. We were very happy with the entire process, so much so that we recommended his services to my sister and he sold her house as well. We would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone buying or  selling a house in our area.” – N.B.

“Dan's an excellent real estate professional with solid expertise on both the local and national scene. He understands the buyers and/or the sellers, respectively, the market and the community. He's personable, passionate, and extraordinarily responsive. Dan has great communication skills and is  a consummate professional.” – S.B.

“Dan Alden has handled both sides of buying and selling houses for us here in the Berkshires. He was and is indispensable to us for all our real estate endeavors in this area. Dan is a sophisticated advocate and ally with transactional skills and considerable local knowledge. He is also an attentive listener and is able to translate thoughts into action. Dan provides an "extra level of service" not easily found in any geographic area. He is a solid professional. We have recommended Dan to many of our friends and will continue to do so.” – W.B.

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  • Awards
    • 2014 Gold Award, #1 Office Dollar Volume, #2 Units
    • 2015 Gold Award, #1 Office Units, #2 Dollar Volume
    • 2016 Gold Award, #2 Office Units
    • 2017 Platinum Award, #1 Office Dollar Volume, #1 Units
  • Specialities
    • Estates
    • Antique Homes
    • Farms
    • Acreage
    • Listing Makeovers
    • Digital Marketing
    • Complex Transactions

Testimonials

Being from out of town, we were extremely lost when it came to buying a cabin in the Berkshires. We contacted Dan Alden with a haphazard list of homes we randomly found on the internet. He met with our famil y, listened to our wants and needs, and helped us hone in on the perfect vacation home for our family. Dan so clearly has a passion for the Berkshires, pointing out activities and locales that our family couldn't help but get excited about. With the same enthusiasm, he walked us through the sales process, providing excellent recommendations of local insurers, lawyers, inspectors, and contractors. Almost two years later, we still contact Dan when we need a trusted opinion and a friendly voice.

Ian Minushkin

Being from out of town, we were extremely lost when it came to buying a cabin in the Berkshires. We contacted Dan Alden with a haphazard list of homes we randomly found on the internet. He met with our famil y, listened to our wants and needs, and helped us hone in on the perfect vacation home for our family. Dan so clearly has a passion for the Berkshires, pointing out activities and locales that our family couldn't help but get excited about. With the same enthusiasm, he walked us through the sales process, providing excellent recommendations of local insurers, lawyers, inspectors, and contractors. Almost two years later, we still contact Dan when we need a trusted opinion and a friendly voice.

Ian Minushkin

We worked with Dan on our property search and he was the broker for the home that we ultimately purchased. He is incredibly passionate about his work, his clients and the Berkshires- one could not be in better hands. Throughout the process Dan was proactive, professional and full of great information and advice. His energy and passion are inspiring and make him so great at what he does.

Michael Alper and Bruce Moore, Red House Design

As second home buyers new to the Berkshires, Dan gave us invaluable advice on the market. He did not push properties on us but took the time to find us the right fit. He was a delight to work with.

Jane and Charlie Johnson

Words are hard to find to accurately describe the sense of appreciation we have for the work you accomplished in selling our house. Your recognition of the stress we were experiencing and ability to meet all the marketing demands with competence and compassion were truly outstanding.

James & Barbara Shiminski

I first met Dan Alden through his writing in a local real estate publication. His articles on various real estate topics came across as honest, intelligent, and knowledgeable. So when it came time to seek out a realtor, the choice was clear. Throughout the process of buying a property, Dan was everything his writing had suggested and more. He was patient and respectful, listening to my needs but not afraid to protect me from potential mistakes. As I was buying a modest piece of land, I thought that I must be the least important client he had at the time, yet he gave me his full attention and shared his expertise generously. Dan Alden is the consummate professional and an important asset to the Southern Berkshires.

Josephine Halvorson

Dan Alden has handled both sides of buying and selling houses for us here in the Berkshires. As a former New York based professional, my wife and I became accustomed to a certain level of competence and expertise which I felt might not be readily available in this region. What a surprise and pleasure it was to find Dan. He was and is indispensable to us for all our real estate endeavors in this area. Dan is a sophisticated advocate and ally with transactional skills and considerable local knowledge. He is also an attentive listener and is able to translate thoughts into action. Dan provides an "extra level of service" not easily found in any geographic area. He is a solid professional. We have recommended Dan to many of our friends and will continue to do so.

William R. Burger, Phd.
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My Listings

Hupi Rd
Monterey, MA $1,750,000

Hupi Rd

Monterey, MA

$1,750,000
  • 15.18 Acres
591 Breezy Hill Rd
Hillsdale, NY $1,650,000

591 Breezy Hill Rd

Hillsdale, NY

$1,650,000
  • 4 Beds
  • 5/2 Baths
  • 7,163 Sqft
153 Two Town Rd
Craryville, NY $1,599,000

153 Two Town Rd

Craryville, NY

$1,599,000
  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 6,122 Sqft
1469 Clayton Mill River Rd
New Marlborough, MA $995,000

1469 Clayton Mill River Rd

New Marlborough, MA

$995,000
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,004 Sqft

My Sales

151 Walker St
Lenox, MA $3,575,000
SOLD

151 Walker St

Lenox, MA

$3,575,000
  • 10 Beds
  • 8/2 Baths
  • 6,934 Sqft
514 Rannapo Rd
Sheffield, MA $1,875,000
SOLD

514 Rannapo Rd

Sheffield, MA

$1,875,000
  • 4 Beds
  • 3/1 Baths
  • 4,892 Sqft
6 Glendale Rd
Stockbridge, MA $1,775,000
SOLD

6 Glendale Rd

Stockbridge, MA

$1,775,000
  • 5 Beds
  • 4/2 Baths
  • 5,092 Sqft
6 Glendale Rd
Stockbridge, MA $1,775,000
SOLD

6 Glendale Rd

Stockbridge, MA

$1,775,000
  • 5 Beds
  • 4/2 Baths
  • 5,092 Sqft

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