Home, Land, and Property Buyer Services
Choosing a NH real estate Agent
The home buying process begins by selecting a licensed real estate professional to work with from the initial home search to moving day. While you consider hiring me as your real estate professional to assist you through your home search, make sure you also consider the following:
- Availability: How available is the agent if you need to contact them? What methods of communication will be used and how frequently will the agent check in with you, email, text message, snail mail?
- Knowledge: Does the agent or company have local area knowledge of where you are looking to buy real estate? Do you require an agent with specific property experience, such as historic homes, condos, land or new construction? Is the agent a member of the National Association of REALTORS®?
- Tools: Does the agent (or company) offer you tools to make the search easier? Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty has tools to help you sort all the Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire real estate offerings by price, beds, baths, special features, etc.
- One Stop Shopping: Can you get all the real estate services you need in one place: mortgage services, title services, and relocation assistance?
Contact me and schedule your one-on-one appointment so I can answer your questions!
Here are several defintions to provide you with some insight on how I can help assist you through your home buying or selling process.
- Buyer's Agent: Represents the buyer during the home buying process—from offering loyalty and confidentiality to locating properties and negotiating a transaction suitable to the buyer's specific needs.
- Seller's Agent: Represents the seller during the home selling process—from offering loyalty and confidentiality to assisting the seller in locating a buyer and negotiating a transaction suitable to the seller's specific needs.
- Disclosed Dual Agent: Represents the interest of both the buyer and the seller, during the same transaction and must act in the best interests of both parties.
- Facilitator: In a facilitator relationship, the real estate professional can perform only certain acts, such as showing the customer houses that are available. In this facilitator relationship, the real estate professional will not be acting on anyone's behalf and you are a customer of the real estate professional, not a client.
*definitions provided from New Hampshire real estate law
1. Initial Consultation
- Understanding your needs and expectations
- New Hampshire Real Estate Commission
- Choices in agency relationships
- Facilitator vs. Buyer Agent
- My role as your sales professional
2. Home Search Plan
- Choosing the right community for you
- Finding the right style of home
- Listing preferences
- Wants vs. needs
3. Mortgage & Financing
- Mortage basics
- Pre-qualification vs. Pre-approval
- Your home financing strategy
- Criteria for choosing the right mortgage for you
4. Offers & Agreements
- Preparing and submitting an offer
- Forms, agreements, and disclosures
5. Preclosing & Settling
- Completing the process
- A smooth transition into your new home
If you are considering a big move to the well appreciated and beautiful New Hampshire, Massachusetts, or Maine area's and want to learn more about schools, communities or amenities, I can help! Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty provides full-service Certified Relocation Agents who understand relocating buyers' unique needs and requirements. Contact me to learn more about relocating to New Hampshire.