My wife and I would like to sell our home in Londonderry NH and don't know where to start. What is the best way to find a qualified Realtor in?

Asked by Home Owner, Londonderry, NH Wed Jan 5, 2011


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Joe Arnao, Agent, Sanwich, MA
Wed Jan 5, 2011
You came to a good starting point. Most of the agents on Trulia are tech savvy and aggressive. You should interview 2 or 3 that you have researched on line. Who has the most visibility on the internet and uses the most aggressive approaches to get your property visible to the largest audience possible. Don't concentrate on who has the closest office or the most money spent on print. Internet and on location lead capture is what is selling properties now.
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Sergio Herna…, , Naples, FL
Wed Jan 5, 2011
Ask friends and neighbors for some recommendations, then interview at least three Realtors before making a decision.
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Phil Rotondo, Agent, Melbourne, FL
Wed Jan 5, 2011
Hi Home Owner;
See who recently sold a home in the area of your property and interview that Real Estate agent.
Ask someone you know if they can recommend a qualified Realtor to help you with your home.
Contact a Real Estate company in the general proximity of your property.
This should give you the opportunity to interview 3 Real Estate agents.
Compare, see you feel comfortable with and list your property!
I hope this helps.
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Evelyn Pendl…, Agent, Londonderry, NH
Sat Aug 3, 2013
I recommend interviewing a couple of different agents from different brokerage firms, for instance: Compare a boutique agency to a franchise. Most importantly make sure the agent you choose is committed to their work. Often times agents will practice only part time real estate which will hinder your sale.
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Deb White, Agent, Manchester, NH
Fri Dec 7, 2012
Hello Home Sellers,

I recommend that you Interview a few agents to determine what each one has to offer you to strategically get your home $OLD! You can also research the agent's former track record through client testimonials and whether other clients would recommend them again or not! I would be happy to consult with you to answer any questions or concerns you have with regards to getting your home $OLD for top dollar! It is a partnership, and together we are a TEAM, and my commitment to get your home sold is as earnest as your commit to sell! Feel free to call me, I am available 7 days a week.

Warmest regards,
Deb White, Broker
O- 603.669.0001
C- 603.644.1111
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Chuck Braxton, Agent, Meredith, NH
Tue Jan 11, 2011

I am also a REALTOR, but do not serve the Londonderry area. My real estate practice is focused in the Lakes & Mountains Region of NH. I do work with some colleagues in your area who are superb agents. Anyway, here are a few suggestions:

1. Before meeting with agents, determine your goals (e.g. is there a timeline to accomplish the sale, desired time to complete the sale, financial objectives) Consider the range of outcomes that you would be satisfied with on each. More than price is important here.

2. Review the comments below and make a list of the points you want to hear addressed in a meeting with agents. As you meet with agents, ask yourselves "what are the critical success factors" for selling our property so as to meet our goals. You can use any of the suggested ways to find agents to serve you. However, follow through with the points below with each and every one you meet.

3. The first job of a real estate professional should be to provide YOU with information so that you can make decisions. The first decision is not pricing your home, it is whether your goals can be achieved and what tradeoffs you might need to make from your initial ideas. Some agents may try to rush you to "pick them." Is that focusing on your needs?

4. Every agent has access to the same market data so pricing analysis or so-called comparative market analysis if done well should yield similar results among agents. If an agent comes up with a higher opinion of value for your property, just remember the agent will not be buying it themselves, so do not treat it as a bid. You want to hear how an agent is going to defend the value of your property once a pricing decision is made, not see them at the door a few weeks later asking for a price reduction. In most NH markets today, it is crucial for you to select a defensible price and an agent that is armed to defend that decision.

5. In reviewing their pricing analyses, listen how the agents address these questions: What is the profile of the buyer for a property like yours? What is going on in the market right now in that buyer segment? What is the supply and demand situation for those buyers? What is that buying segment looking for in an "ideal" house and how does yours measure up? Are there price point sensitivities? If so, why? How are buyers in this segment behaving right now? Will that segment of buyers appreciate what you view as valuable in your property? Why or why not? In other words, if an agent can relate your property to the competing properties and what the right buyers are looking for, then that agent is showing you marketing savvy.

6. Ask for a marketing and communications plan for your property and what the agent plans to do to communicate with you. Then go over that in detail. Be sure that it is specific to your market, your situation and your goals, this may not be availble at a first meeting. Get specific examples of the ways that your property will be promoted on the internet, in print and other media. Ask how the agent plans to keep your property fresh and sustain interest. What types of updates on the market can you expect?

7. Did the agent ask you what you would do if the first person to see the property made an offer that was acceptable? Did they ask what your goals are before talking about themselves? Did they present you with an agency disclosure at the start of the first business meeting?

8. How much of the agent's time will your property receive? How will an agent with a lot of listings serve your needs? Does the agent have similar properties listed for sale? How will the agent ensure MAXIMUM exposure of and access to your property to every agent in your area? How will the agent qualify prospective buyers and their agents so that worthwhile showings take place?

9. As one of the answers points out, did tne marketing plan clearly illustrate the sales process and what the agency and agent would be doing for you. Was there a schedule for the actions? Did the agents speak candidly about any needed preparation of your property for market? Did the agent demonstrate knowledge and questions about your deed/ownership, other recorded property documents, local and state approvals,financial considerations, etc. If not, when was that agent planning to be informed about your property?

Since I do not have a dog in this fight as they say, I would be glad to discuss your path forward with you and the experiences you encounter. Best of Luck!

Warm Regards,
Chuck Braxton, REALTOR GRI

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Suzanne Quir…, , Londonderry, NH
Wed Jan 5, 2011
Good evening Mr. & Mrs. Home Seller. My name is Suzanne Quirke and I am a Realtor with Prudential Verani in Londonderry. Thoughts of putting your home on the market can be overwelming, but it is a process. The first thing is to have an experienced agent come to your home and give you a free Comparable Martket Analysis (CMA) as to the value of your home in today's market place. I would welcome the opportunity to assist you!!! Look forward to hearing from you!! Please feel free to call my cell phone at 603-548-6338 at your convenience and I will put your mind at ease. Suzanne Quirke (Associate Broker)
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Marge Badois, Agent, Londonderry, NH
Wed Jan 5, 2011
Asking friends or relatives that have had recent real estate transactions will give you a good idea of how their agent worked with them. Everyone has their own style and personality. You will feel most comfortable working with an agent who has a style that compliments your own. Do not choose an agent just because they recommend listing at a higher price that any other agent. You are actually the one who decides on how much to ask for your property. A good agent will answer your questions, and provide you with all the information you need to make your best decisions. You could potentially be working with this person for several months, requiring their advice on many aspects of the home selling process. You want to feel that they will have your best interests in mind at all times.

I have lived in Londonderry for 25 years, am currently with Keller Williams Realty, and would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you about your plans. Marge Badois 770-4690

Best Regards,

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Stacy St Geo…, Agent, Hooksett, NH
Wed Jan 5, 2011
Closing on a house in Londonderry next Friday. Market is great in Londonderry! Tons of showings! Call me on my cell 867-6137 and I will be happy to come out and give you a CMA.
I can tell you exactly what the buyers are looking for!
Check out my website @ for more information about my marketing services!
Look forward to hearing from you, Stacy St.George RE/MAX Elite 867-6137
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Elizabeth Ja…, Agent, Nashua, NH
Wed Jan 5, 2011
I am a Realtor servicing Southern NH concentrating in the Nashua and surrounding areas. I'd appreciate the opportunity to discuss the prospect of selling your home.

Elizabeth Jarman
Better Homes and Gardens RE/TMG
603-459-1761 (Direct)
603-582-2231 (Cell)
Web Reference:  http://www.LizJarman.Com
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Kate Adler, Agent, Portsmouth, NH
Wed Jan 5, 2011
Hi there - I would say google real estate in NH and see what websites come up first and go with an agent that has a large web presence and knowledge in your area!
- I would be happy to give you individual reccomendation having bought and sold real estate in Derry myself - and as a Seacoast NH Realtor -
Best - Kate Adler
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Todd VanDyke, Agent, Great Valley, NY
Wed Jan 5, 2011
Home Seller,

I would suggest checking with

That is the website for the National Association of Realtors. You can search by area and find a qualified rep by you. *Realtors* agree to a high standard of ethics. Most undergo continuing education to stay on top of issues, laws, trends, etc. Also, referrals are a very good way to find a good agent. Anyone can say anything in an ad, but referrals will tell you who actually follows through. Once you find someone you are comfortable with, you can discuss the details.

Thank you.
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Bill Burke, Agent, Salem, NH
Wed Jan 5, 2011
I am happy to meet with you and talk about my marketing plan and see if we would be a fit to work together. I would suggest meeting with 2-3 Realtors and then decide who you feel would be a good fit. Feel free to contact me. We are the number one company in NH right now selling the most houses over anyone else.

Bill Burke
Keller Williams
(603) 232-8282 x 2621
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