Joanna Szwyd

Real Estate Broker

Joanna Szwyd

Joanna Szwyd

Real Estate Broker

Great Barrington

306 Main Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Lenox

34 Church Street
Lenox, MA 01240
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Having moved from Krakow, Poland to the Berkshires 33 years ago, I am fluent in English and Polish, along with some knowledge of Russian and French.  In addition to learning a number of languages as part of my educational experience, I also had the experience of growing up in what was at one time a “Soviet Block Country.”  I feel like those years gave me a solid base to who I am now. Life-long friendships and family are very important to me and keeping in touch is the key to everyone’s health and happiness...

Having moved from Krakow, Poland to the Berkshires 33 years ago, I am fluent in English and Polish, along with some knowledge of Russian and French.  In addition to learning a number of languages as part of my educational experience, I also had the experience of growing up in what was at one time a “Soviet Block Country.”  I feel like those years gave me a solid base to who I am now. Life-long friendships and family are very important to me and keeping in touch is the key to everyone’s health and happiness.

After moving to the U.S., I met my husband and started a family. While my sons were growing up, I was able to work as a personal trainer.  I really enjoyed this work, and I found it a useful way to help individuals to realize their dreams. 

The idea of helping people realize their dreams led me in 2005 to a career in real estate.  What can be a better or more important dream than owning a home in which to raise a family?  Over the last 17 years, I have helped many Buyers and Sellers realize their real estate related dreams.  Although it may seem somewhat trite, I look at every closing as a dream come true for each and every client.  My goal is to make buying or selling a house as stress free and as smooth as possible.

From day one, you can count on my knowledge of the current market, my accessibility, and my positive outlook. You will always get weekly updates if you are a Seller and prompt responses to your calls or emails if you are a Buyer. Helping my clients is my passion.

I love the Berkshires and the experiences of the four seasons.  Keeping active in all seasons - whether is it skiing, hiking or road cycling, are just some of my treasured activities.  Enjoying ballroom dancing as well, I was a member of  the board of directors of Berkshire Ballroom, a local chapter of USA Dance. This  beautiful place we call home has everything to offer those who are lucky enough to live here.

I look forward to working with and for you. Please call or email me with any questions that you may have regarding your real estate interests and needs.

Having moved from Krakow, Poland to the Berkshires 33 years ago, I am fluent in English and Polish, along with some knowledge of Russian and French.  In addition to learning a number of languages as part of my educational experience, I also had the experience of growing up in what was at one time a “Soviet Block Country.”  I feel like those years gave me a solid base to who I am now. Life-long friendships and family are very important to me and keeping in touch is the key to everyone’s health and happiness.

After moving to the U.S., I met my husband and started a family. While my sons were growing up, I was able to work as a personal trainer.  I really enjoyed this work, and I found it a useful way to help individuals to realize their dreams. 

The idea of helping people realize their dreams led me in 2005 to a career in real estate.  What can be a better or more important dream than owning a home in which to raise a family?  Over the last 17 years, I have helped many Buyers and Sellers realize their real estate related dreams.  Although it may seem somewhat trite, I look at every closing as a dream come true for each and every client.  My goal is to make buying or selling a house as stress free and as smooth as possible.

From day one, you can count on my knowledge of the current market, my accessibility, and my positive outlook. You will always get weekly updates if you are a Seller and prompt responses to your calls or emails if you are a Buyer. Helping my clients is my passion.

I love the Berkshires and the experiences of the four seasons.  Keeping active in all seasons - whether is it skiing, hiking or road cycling, are just some of my treasured activities.  Enjoying ballroom dancing as well, I was a member of  the board of directors of Berkshire Ballroom, a local chapter of USA Dance. This  beautiful place we call home has everything to offer those who are lucky enough to live here.

I look forward to working with and for you. Please call or email me with any questions that you may have regarding your real estate interests and needs.

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Testimonials

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

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

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

Joanna and Stephen worked diligently and overtime to make sure that property sold and I remain extremely thankful for their time and help.

Matt Gaston

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.

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 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

One afternoon, I picked up the phone and called Stone House Properties, and Stephen Schoenfeld answered. 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

Joanna Szwyd and Stephen Schoenfeld 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
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