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Old 12-12-2016, 10:22 AM
 
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I'm looking for real estate agent recommendations for the Whitefield, Bethlehem, Carroll, Lincoln, and Franconia area. Any reviews, both good or bad, would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your help!
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Old 12-12-2016, 11:12 AM
 
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Do you have specific needs or requirements?


Are you buying, selling, or renting?
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Old 12-12-2016, 11:47 AM
 
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Looking to buy with someone who is familiar with that area.
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Old 12-12-2016, 04:54 PM
 
Location: West Madison^WMHT
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I used a buyer's agent from the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents.
I went with an exclusive buyers agent because I was house hunting remotely and wanted to be comfortable that I was working with an agent who would suggest houses based on my criteria, I've had bad experiences in other states with agents that tended to favor listings in their agency or otherwise associated with friends and coworkers.

That might be less of a concern if you are somewhat local.

For your first step, I would recommend taking a full weekend and hit a bunch of open houses around the towns you are looking at, get a feel for what is available and how the towns differ. As Valerie C says, don't sign anything until you have met with at least a couple of agents.
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Old 12-14-2016, 04:28 AM
 
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A Buyers Agent is an excellent suggestion.


Probably the question should be recommendations for a good Home Inspector.


All homes are Multiple Listing now. So you can view all homes for sale online in the warmth of your own home where you are now. With the exception of an exclusive or a private sale - which are there but rare.


If you are paying cash for this home then go for it. If getting a mortgage then renting would be much cheaper. If you are planning to retire in the ski areas that's different. But just remember, that area of the state is in the boonies. Yes, the folks that live there love it. But the older ones that can afford it - get a winter home in Florida.


Maybe you should look at rentals first. Then you can drive around the area at your leisure.
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Old 12-24-2016, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Two good clues to look for is to see if first of all they are a REALTOR, that is, a member of the National Association of REALTORS. Not all real estate licensees are REALTORS.

Second, see if they have earned any additional designations specifically ones that better quality them to work with buyers.

Two designations to look for are:

Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR)

and the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
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Old 01-08-2017, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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That is a moderately to very cold part of the State. I suggest getting a small easily heated home to reduce carrying costs if you plan on using the "hibernate" method of surviving winter. The other good option is to "migrate" to someplace warm.
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