Easy Home Buying Information

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

Let our seacoast exclusive buyer agents help you navigate your options for buying a home in this economy and region.

Top 5 FAQs of Exclusive Buyer Agency

1. If I am considering using your services, when should I contact you?

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].

2. How does your interview process work?

You can call or e-mail [info@buyeragents4u.com] 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.

3. If you don't list properties for sale, how do you find properties?

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.

4. How do you get paid?

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.

 

5. If you are paid a % of the purchase price, what incentive do you have to negotiate a better price on my behalf?

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.

Schools and Universities

Southern New Hampshire Public Schools

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

New Hampshire Private Schools and Universities
Philips Exeter Academy

Phillips Exeter Academy –local & boarding students grade 9 -12 & post-graduate  level – located in Exeter, NH

Portsmouth Christian Academy

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

Universities of Distinction
UNH

University of New Hampshire– located in Durham, NH

Southern Maine Public Schools

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

Southern Maine Private Schools and Universities
Berwick Academy, Maine

Berwick Academy – preK through 12thgrade – located in South Berwick, Maine

Universities of Distinction
UNH

University of New England– located inBiddeford, Maine

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Home Buyer Links

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.

DO YOU NEED A "QUICKIE" (SHORT TOUR OF THE AREA)?

our quickie tour of your seacoast town of preference will give you a better idea of the area

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.

Here are some reasons that might make The Quickie important to you!

  • You are here interviewing for a position, so getting to know the housing market here is essential - not to mention the neighborhoods, school and commute.
  • You are visiting but thinking about possibly moving here. This is the fun way to window shop for your next living space - no pressure!
  • You are attending a conference locally, like the vibe and want to know more.
  • You are vacationing here and have decided you would like a second or retirement home here.
  • You are returning to the seacoast after years of being away and need to reacquaint yourself with the area.
  • You got off I-95 and discovered paradise! (This is not that unusual...)
  • You are ready to make the move but have to convince someone else.

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.