This is another gathering place of information to get you started on the buying process. We offer a no-strings counseling session (603) 436-6636 - 5 MINUTES NOW CAN SAVE YOU $5k LATER
The sooner the better, ideally as soon as you start to consider a purchase. Although we can be brought into the process at any point, by waiting until you have located and/or viewed the property may result in important lost counseling and possible additional costs to you. [see below 4. How We Get Paid].
You can call or e-mail [firstname.lastname@example.org] us to set up an initial no obligation 1-2 hour counseling session. This can be done at the office, by phone, or on-line. It should include all the parties considering the purchase. Our agent will assess your wants and needs and address how he/she can help you. You will have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have and will receive materials to take home to review as well. This initial two-way interview assures both the agent and the buyer client prospect that both parties are ready and comfortable with working together as a team. Although the agent will generally schedule a follow-up call, in most cases the buyer initiates the next meeting if they are ready and wish to sign-up with us.
We are members of the NH and Maine Multiple Listing Services [MLS], which almost all Realtors use to place their listings and provide members access. We also keep a pulse on the For Sale By Owner [FSBO] market as well as Short Sale & Foreclosures. Because we represent the buyer, we can approach any potential seller who may have a property that meets your needs.
We generally get paid out of the transaction.
If the property has been listed with a real estate agency, that listing agency has agreed to:
a) market the home for sale and b) bring the seller a ready, willing and able buyer. The seller has in turn agreed to pay the listing agency X% of the purchase price at closing once a and b have occurred. IF our agency provides You as the ready, willing and able buyer the listing agency will offer part of the X% as a co-broke split or fee to our agency for completing b above.
When You sign up for buyer representation with our agency You agree that we will be paid for representing you. That payment is established and is due at closing. It is rare that a buyer owes our agency more than that co-broke fee, but You will always know how and what Our Agency is being paid because our agency works directly for you.
In cases where You are considering a purchase from a seller directly [FSBO], we will prepare and present an offer on your behalf that includes our agency fee. It is common in real estate transactions for commissions to be rolled into the price to allow buyers to pay them over time in their mortgage loan.
Over 90% of Our business is based on referral and repeat business. If we can save You $10,000 in the purchase price [as an example only] Our commission might diminish about $250. Is it worth $250 to our agency to receive referral buyers from Your family and friends? Absolutely. Although the savings many times is reflected in the purchase price, Your total savings may be through counseling tips and other concessions that might have never been introduced into the offer had we not been involved. These savings go directly to you with no impact on our agency commission.
Alton, NH = Alton School District
Portsmouth, NH = Portsmouth Schools
Barrington, NH = SAU74.org
Brentwood, E. Kingston, Exeter, Stratham,Newfields, and Kensington, NH = SAU16.org
Chester, NH = ChesterNH.org
Dover , NH = Dover.k12.NH.us
Durham, Madbury, and Lee, NH = ORCSD.org
Epping, NH = SAU14.org
Farmington and Middleton NH = SAU61.org
Fremont , NH = SAU83.org
Greenland, New Castle,Newington, and Rye, NH = SAU50.org
Hampton, Hampton Falls,No Hampton, So Hampton, Seabrook, NH = SAU21.k12.NH.us
Hampstead, NH = Hampstead.k12.NH.us
Kingston, Sanborn, Newton, NH = SAU17.org
New Durham, NH = GovWentworth.k12.NH.us
Newmarket, NH = Newmarket.k12.NH.us
Northwood, Nottingham, and Strafford, NH = SAU44.org
Raymond, NH = SAU33.com
Rochester, NH = RochesterSchools.com
Atkinson, Danville, Plaistow, and Sandown , NH = Timberlane.net
Somersworth, Rollinsford, NH = SAU56.org
Phillips Exeter Academy –local & boarding students grade 9 -12 & post-graduate level – located in Exeter, NH
Portsmouth Christian Academy – Pre-school through 12th grade - located in Dover, NH
Sacred Heart School – Pre-k through 8th grade – located in Hampton, NH
Saint Patrick School – grades E.C. 3 through 8 – located in Portsmouth, NH
St. Mary Academy – Pre K through 8thgrade – located in Dover, NH
St. Thomas Aquinas High School – grades 9 -12 – located in Dover, NH
University of New Hampshire– located in Durham, NH
Berwick, N.Berwick (Maine) = BerwickMaine.org
Eliot, South Berwick (Maine) = MSAD35.net
Kittery (Maine) = KitterySchools.org
Wells, Ogunquit (Maine) = WOCSD.org
York (Maine) = YorkSchools.org
Berwick Academy – preK through 12thgrade – located in South Berwick, Maine
University of New England– located inBiddeford, Maine
Buying a home can be complicated, but fortunately a lot of expert advice is available to help people navigate the experience. These online resources can help make the process smoother.
The Quickie is a short tour of one or more seacoast towns by car, or an overview of the entire area in our office. It takes about an hour and is available with an appointment.
Contact our office and speak with one of our experienced buyer agents, we can set up either an office consultation or short car tour to help you in making the best relocation decision. Since we represent no sellers’ properties, we have no interest in a particular development, project or area. Instead, we are unbiased in helping you focus on a local solution that meets your wants and needs.