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My story is a bit of a long one, for
those who only skim, I’ll start with the happy ending:
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Salehktou is a
fabulous agent who put me in a fabulous home.

This is a first house for my husband
and me, but she was not my first agent. I came to
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angry and distrustful of...More /> real estate agents. I had learned a hard lesson that a buyer’s agent doesn’t
work for you, they work for themselves. I tell the whole story to prove that my
praise for
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was truly hard won.

Completely new to the process of
home ownership, we were working with an agent at a different company who had no
interest in explaining the process. The P.A. (previous agent) left many details
out, most harmful, the fact that I shouldn’t give notice at my apartment
complex until after the appraisal of the new place. Her commentary when the inspection
turned up both mysterious water damage and a heating/cooling unit on its last
leg was “well what do you want to do”. Without guidance, my husband and I assumed we
would have to budget for surprises and continued packing and planning our
mortgage, rather than re-negotiate the contract. When the appraisal came in
well below the contract price she did not notify us. I got a one line email
from her that said “sign the attached for the return of your deposit". No explanation of why, I had to call my bank
to find out what happened and turn to strangers on how to proceed. P.A. knew I
had moving vans coming in 3 days and no place to go, yet we had to go over her
head and ask someone else to try a re-negotiation. It all fell apart,
everything my husband and I owned went into storage, and we went to live in a
motel.

The next twelve weeks were
uncomfortable and expensive. Our first meeting with
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was frantic. After
asking what we were looking for she said she had a listing which although
currently off the
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(due to street construction) would be perfect when it
became available. My husband and I recognized the address as one we had passed
on a year ago. We had loved it back then but worried about it being 80 years
old. We were surprise it didn’t sell last year, and asked why.
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explained
there was not enough opportunity to show it before the street went under
construction. It sounded plausible, but alarms went off in our head at the prospect
of “our” buyer’s agent being the listing agent as well. Let’s look around a bit
we said.

Over the next weeks we began to
trust
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more and more, mainly because unlike P.A. she showed us everything we
asked to see. We were used to handing over a list of addresses and hearing
“that’s under contract” or “you
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’t want that” (the under contract listings
would continue to pop up in searches and I’m thinking the ones we “didn’t want”
were listed by agents P.A. didn’t want to work with).

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showed us everything, and talked
us through each property. She let us discover on our own the flaws or reasons
to pass. If something was unseen to our novice eye, she taught us about cracked
foundations or the tangle of a short sale and let us come to our own
conclusions. Occasionally she subtly reminded us of the charming
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street
house, but never pushed it.

I tested
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a bit. Remembering a
frustrating conversation with the previous agent about price; I moved my
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range around. P.A. got upset when I wouldn’t raise my bid for a house on a highly
taxed street. When I later asked to see something in the 170 range, P.A.
snapped that “she thought I couldn’t afford that”. I had to explain to my agent
that I was calculating possible monthly payments. P.A didn’t care lower taxes
meant I could afford a higher house price, she was more interested in getting us
into something quick and getting her commission.
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never blinked when I went
up or down in range. As a matter of fact,
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treated my 155 to 175 price range
like I was searching for a mansion. P.A. had given me bottom
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attention,
rarely answering an email with more than one or two syllables.
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was in touch
constantly, she scheduled around our needs and if she could not attend us, she
was sure to have a colleague help. We never lost a viewing opportunity.

Finally, a combination of tired of
motel room, trusting
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a bit more, and the realization that nothing we looked
at stuck in our hearts as much as the 80 year old house; we asked if the owner might
show it again. She did, we loved it, it was charming and to our eyes in perfect
shape.

What wasn’t she telling us we
wondered? What was the real reason it didn’t it sell last year? A house built
in 1934 must have something wrong. Just because she says it has “newer” windows
and plumbing doesn’t mean it has good windows or plumbing. We were much too
novice to know exactly what we were looking at, and it still countered our
bruised senses to fully trust an agent.

We figured we would have to
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out
the money for an inspection and see if the house we loved was a house we could
handle. Still we dithered on it, 400 dollars is a lot of money to throw away if
the inspection revealed problems too big for us. Knowing we needed help,
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let us look at the house a third time with a home owning friend whose opinion
we trusted.

I cried with relief when he told us
the house was solid. From the moment we put in the bid to the day we signed the
papers I have felt elated.
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talked us through everything. Utility changes on
a street under construction gave us more opportunities and
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helped us make
decisions that were wise for us and wise for the house. She cared that we were
happy, and once we were able to believe that, we let her make us happy. And boy
oh boy does the prettiest house on the block make us happy.






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All Real Estate Agents in Rochester, NH

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ALICE KRAFT

46 PLEASANT ST
Concord, NH
Financing available.

AMERICAN FEDERAL MORTGAGE CORP

1 LAUREL DR
Flanders, NJ
Although new to angie's list, american federal has been a recognized leader in the mortgage...

Arthur Thomas Properties

31 Silver St
Dover, NH
Our full service property management offices are located in dover and portsmouth, new...

Auto Transporters Online.com

San Diego, CA
Family owned. fully licensed and bonded freight carrier. we only use carriers with a 95% or...

BEAVER PROPERTY SVC

28 SILVER ST
Rochester, NH

BRADY SULLIVAN PROPERTIES

35 INDUSTRIAL WAY
Rochester, NH

Buyers Central

90 Washington St.
Dover, NH
Buyers central is an exclusive buyer real estate company dedicated to representing the buyer...

CENTURY 21

29 ALBION ST
Wakefield, MA
Real estate, buying, selling, relocation

Chris Conrad

1 Madbury Road
Durham, NH
Chris is a licensed new hampshire realtor and a member of the strafford county board of...

Contractor Jack

13 Curries Way
Brookfield, NH
Contractor jack is recognized for attention to detail, strong work ethic and solid foundation...

Cooper Homes LLC

84 West Broadway
Derry, NH

DECISION REAL ESTATE

20 CHARLES ST
Rochester, NH

ELLIS & MR ED REAL ESTATE

10 S MAIN ST
Rochester, NH

EXECUTIVE PROPERTIES INC

108 WAKEFIELD ST
Rochester, NH

FIELDSTONE VILLAGE COOPERATIVE

49 LIMESTONE LN
Rochester, NH

FRED COLBROTH REAL ESTATE

101 WAKEFIELD ST
Rochester, NH

GOSPORT PROPERTIES

10 MAIN ST
Rochester, NH

Gosselin Realty Group

647 US Rte One
York, ME
Residential and commerical real estate service lic db904369 additional contact number for...

GRACE DRAPEAU REAL ESTATE

1 WINDHAVEN RD
Rochester, NH

Home Sweet Home Realty

8 Commerce Way
Barrington, NH
Real estate

Home Tips For Women

609 Portsmouth Ave #426
Greenland, NH
Homeowner tips written for women. unlike most websites, we start with concepts & terminology,...

HOURIHANE CORMIER & ASSOC

170 S MAIN ST
Rochester, NH

HOUSE MASTER OF AMERICA

1 WAKEFIELD ST
Rochester, NH
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IDEAL Real Estate, LLC

17 Freetown Rd Ste 2
Raymond, NH
Have been in business since 2003. we believe in treating every client with respect and...

Jennifer Laverdiere-Perry

79 Congress St.
Portsmouth, NH
Realtor

Justin W Kelcourse

501 Islington St
Portsmouth, NH
Additional phone number - (603) 610-8907. i am certified in new hamphire and maine and i am...

Kaprice Real Estate Training

PO Box 4374
Sunland, CA
Real estate licensing training, broker courses and continuing education.

KELLER WILLIAMS COASTAL REALTY

750 Lafayette Road
Portsmouth, NH
For sellers: i'm a broker and member of "the institute for luxury home marketing" (ilhm). ...

KODIAK GROUP

5 SAMPSON RD
Rochester, NH

Marc Drapeau

170 South Main St
Rochester, NH
Additional dbas - hc & a, hourihane, cormier & associates. additional email -...

MARSH REALTORS LLC

69 S MAIN ST
Rochester, NH

Melanie Wilson Real Estate Buyer Agent

33 Deer St.
Portsmouth, NH
Additional phone - (603) 427-7104. additional dba - melanie wilson and buyers brokers of the...

Ocean Breeze Rentals Inc

864 Grand Ave
San Diego, CA

OMNI SPECT

45 LAFAYETTE RD
North Hampton, NH
Omnispect is a full service company, one stop shopping for all your inspection needs. we...

PATER REAL ESTATE MGMT CO

82 W BROADWAY
Derry, NH
Pater real estate management company, inc. has licensed agents and brokers; all licensees...

Primary Residential Mortgage

44 Dover Point Road, Unit E
Dover, NH
We are part of a national organization, but have local ownership/management. this structure...

PRO EDGE REALTY

P.O. Box 1137
Rochester, NH
We are a local real estate brokerage. we are specialists in new construction and land...

R W REAL ESTATE LLC

19 CENTRAL ST
Farmington, NH
Nh real estate broker license; nhdes license; usepa license; for years performed commercial...

RE/MAX

124 S MAIN ST
Rochester, NH

RE/MAX EXECUTIVES

9 Colonial Way
Barrington, NH
My team of real estate professionals help people buy and sell homes by referral only. i do...

REALTY EXECUTIVES LILAC GROUP

12 GONIC RD
Rochester, NH

REDMOND REAL ESTATE

PO BOX 7260
Rochester, NH

REMARK REALTY

223 North Rd
Sandown, NH
Remark realty is pronounced (re-mark) realty. the name remark is derived from an acronym for...

RSA REALTY & DEVELOPMENT

60 FARMINGTON RD
Rochester, NH

SALSBURY PROPERTIES INC

PARTRIDGE GREEN
Rochester, NH

Silva Construction Inc.

Atkinson, NH
Info@silvaconstructioninc.com

STEWART PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

33 HIGHLAND ST
Rochester, NH

THE MORTGAGE SPECIALISTS

9 ANDREWS RD
Somersworth, NH
For over 23 years, the mortgage specialists has provided innovative mortgage and loan...

THISTLE HOME INSPECTIONS

83 OLD ROCHESTER RD
Dover, NH
Customized inspections to suit your needs. nationally certified and accredited...

TURN KEY REALTY

58 Flagg Rd
Rochester, NH

United States Title & Escrow Exchange

26 Secord Road
Gilmanton Iron Works, NH
Unites stated title and escrow exchange is an on-line marketing cooperative for title service...

VALYO PROPERTIES

1 OLD DOVER RD
Rochester, NH

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