My husband, Christopher Bagg, and I live in Cummington. We love being out in the woods and in our garden. We ski, bike, hike, swim and love exploring all the back roads and trails. We are board members for Greenwood Music Camp in Cummington. I'm chair of the Cummington Historical Commissioner for the town and help run our fabulous museum, The Kingman Tavern. I am also chair of the Cummington Zoning Board of Appeals. I studied art and history in college and taught social studies at the middle school level before becoming a real estate agent. My background and interest in art and history continue to inform me as a Realtor. I have extensive knowledge of antique homes. My creative eye and experience can help find a true "diamond in the rough" and other real estate gems.
Teaching taught me good communication and mediation skills. Buying or selling real estate can be a very emotional process. Sometimes buyers and sellers find themselves in antagonistic positions. It is good to have someone who is looking out for your best interest without emotional involvement, someone who can clearly explain both sides of an issue to help you make an informed decision. As an experienced Realtor who cares, I'm a good choice to be that someone.
Whether you are buying or selling, you need an experienced dedicated agent whom you can trust. Let me be that agent, I will not disappoint you. Let my knowledge of the market, communication skills and creative ability work for you. Please call or email, [email protected], with any of your real estate questions or needs. I'd love to help.
Testimonial from Ed
"I don’t know if you were at the closing Friday or not. Unfortunately my sister and I had planned other events long before the closing date was scheduled. Sorry I did not get to express my thanks in person. I want to thank you for all the help. It was truly greatly appreciated. Since we did not and have not for a long time lived in or near Leeds your assistance with finding contractors and making sure all was done correctly was great.
Let me know if I can ever supply a recommendation.”
Testimonial from David Veleta
"I wanted to thank you so much for all your efforts to sell the property at 298 Williamsburg Road. Your price point was right on, and we were able to almost get the asking price, which was great given the market conditions. Although I suppose it is typical for real estate transactions, it seemed like there were more than the usual number of details to work out and attend to. We’re delighted.”
Testimonial from Julia Lynch
"I want to thank you for all the time and energy you put in to help me buy the 2 Ring Road house. Your "Hilltowner” knowledge was invaluable Mostly, though, I want to say thanks for your patience and kindness. I know it was a long, drawn out process. "
Testimonial from Cherylann Richards
"Thank you so much for all the help & support you offered during that supreme effort you made to sell my house. You went above & beyond the call of duty and I am so glad to not own it now. Especially after I heard of the more than 2 feet of snow you all got! I so appreciate everything you did!”
Testimonial from Schwick and Adelhaide von Goeler, Haydenville, MA
"When we recently decided to move near our daughter and her husband, who live in Northampton, they highly recommended their super Realtor Carla Ness, who helped them with the purchase of their home, and who – in the process – became their friend.
Finding a home with Carla was a most pleasurable experience. She is highly professional, but not aggressive. She listens to you, has infinite patience, and she always makes herself available. She has an excellent understanding of the complex financial and emotional concerns that make up real estate transactions, and helped us throughout the process.
Her knowledge of local neighborhoods is impressive. She has a keen understanding of architecture and old homes as well as accurate information on schools, taxes and zoning. Her knowledge in technical matters is phenomenal. She was able to point out small, but important details that often aren’t revealed until home inspection. Her contractor recommendations, several of whom we have used, were excellent.
With Carla’s help, we have now settled into a very nice house on Horse Mountain in Haydenville which we tremendously enjoy. Thank you, Carla! "
Testimonial from Bill LaTerz
"Carla Ness and I have a working relationship that goes back many years. I have a great respect for her market sense and sharp eye for value when it comes to investing in real estate. Carla and I have been through 5 purchase and sale situations and I have always felt confident doing business with her. I would add that she is very patient (I looked at a lot of property before I purchased) and a great listener. The next time I am in the position to invest in property, Carla will be my first and only choice.”
Testimonial from Terry & Karen Tierney
"Thank you so much for all that you have done for Karen and me to make this sale a successful one. Your dedication was obvious and appreciated. I don’t think this would have happened without you!!! We were so lucky to have met you at the Magri house and our judgement about your skills were so right. You are an excellent agent and we hope you continue on helping others like us make their dreams come true for many years to come. "
Testimonial from Carrie and Joshua
"We stopped by to say we love our house at 29 Jackson and thank you for all you help finding and getting it.”