There are several ways, in today's modern world, that buyers are finding Realtors in NH. Buyers who are relocating for employment are often times affiliated with a relocation department which may or may not offer them relocation benefits. In such a case, the Realtor and the agency are recommended to them on a referral basis. I am a Cartus certified agent, representing buyers, prospective tenants and sellers alike as they relocate to and from Keene NH due to a change in their employment. I have assisted buyers and sellers with their relocation real estate transactions so they an make their move without hassels of worrying about their transaction. I recently helped a corporate buyer find a home by creating a video "showing" for them, as they were buying from out of state. They purchased this home and physically saw the house for the first time 2 days prior to closing!
During the past 5 years, many of my buyers looking for homes for sale in Keene NH have arrived through an online source after reading an agent's testimonial on Zillow or Trulia. After reading a blog or online article I've written on Rural Development financing or on how to buy or sell a short sale property, a potential client will often call me to discuss their personal situation. After getting to know them a bit, I am best able to advise them and help them take those first steps toward making their real estate goals come true.
Buyers are educating themselves on the process of buying a home and sometimes arrive at an agent's profile online. After selecting their agent, buyer will then call and ask to view a property. Before viewing properties, agents will recommend all buyers are preapproved with a reputable lender. This is often a local lender with whom many of the Realtor's clients has had success with. This means the lender was available when there were issues, the buyer was able to meet with the loan officer face to face, and the loan closed on time with little to no major hurdles. That is key to a low-stress home purchase/sale.
A great Realtor will have good rapport with several contractors in the region who they can call on for work that needs to be done rather quickly, oftentimes to satisfy conditions on the home purchase/sale. This benefits the buyer in that the sales transaction is as smooth and timely as possible.
Word of mouth is another way that customers are finding well qualified Realtors in NH for buyers and sellers. Oftentimes a Realtor will be hired by a client after a strong recommendation is made by a friend, coworker or family member. This is the best business for Realtors as we all know the best clients come from our referral stream!
It is an enjoyable experience for me to close on a house with a new client who arrived to me as a referral. I always feel doubly fulfilled as I feel I have not only satisfied the client, but also my former client who may have referred them!
I want to thank everybody I worked with this past year. I look forward to many more years of continued service in the real estate industry. Happy holidays!