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by Richard Mann Principal/Exec VP Red River Company on The Pope of Realty
Tough market, Great sale! Kudos!

Over the course of buying and selling many many residential properties, we knew that enlisting the help of a successful, professional real estate broker was essential to a successful sale.The Monadnock region can be a tough market, and we have seen properties languish on the market for many seasons and often more than one year.After talking with many people, there was consensus in our market and price point, and that was Buddy.Here is what Buddy did:-He responded very quickly to our inquiry. We found that this is Buddy's MO: he is always responsive.-He came out to talk to us about listing and selling our house. Buddy was very professional and walked us through the process as he saw it. This is also Buddy's MO: He communicates well- he gets the big picture and he gets the small details. Throughout our engagement, Buddy checked in just the right amount- he clearly understood what we wanted regarding communication and he was consistent in his checking in and updating us.-While Buddy is super responsive, he doesn't oversell or use pressure. He is the kind of guy who wants to make sure that there is a good fit. In our case, he told us what we could expect from him and from the process. This is exactly what we got. No surprises. Well, one surprise, but I'll save that for the end.-Buddy doesn't make promises that he cant deliver on. He does not set up false expectations. He did a very professional market survey, not only educating himself on our property and our micro market, but he was also educating us. We worked out a pricing strategy and because he did this from a deep market survey, we felt really comfortable with the pricing strategy.-We got the impression that Buddy would advocate for us, while at the same time treating any potential buyer with respect and consideration. This is exactly what we wanted: a broker who would be honest and ethical. Buddy was honest and ethical throughout from start to finish.-I could go on in detail about the ways Buddy helped to facilitate our sale: how he suggested we price and present the house; how to market; what improvements we should make, etc etc.-When offers came in on the house, Buddy calmly and professionally helped us to negotiate the successful sale of our property. No drama, no histrionics.Our one surprise? A wonderful surprise. We had an excellent offer, a drama free sale, all within a timeframe far far more quickly than we ever could have expected.Kudos to Buddy. We recommend him with complete confidence.Richard MannPrinciple/ Exec. VP.Red River Company, Inc.

Impressed

For our recent home purchase, we went through the home buying process without a real estate agent. Buddy was representing the sellers of the home that we ultimately purchased, and we were impressed with him from the start. The listing for the property we were interested in really caught my eye because of the professional photos and walk through video, which Buddy has in place for all the properties that he sells. The walk through video is one feature that I have not seen on many other agent's listings, and I think it is an extremely valuable selling tool. Upon initial contact with Buddy, I knew he was someone that I would be happy to work with. He was extremely helpful with all my questions and requests, promptly answering emails at all hours of the day and night. We looked at the property a few times and he even offered to give us a tour of the town since we were not from the area. Buddy really went above and beyond to sell us on the area and the home we were buying. Our sale was not a typical one, as it was a process that was drawn out over many months, but Buddy was very patient and willing to coordinate everything for us during that time. Even after our sale was finalized, Buddy was still available to answer additional questions I had and help with some items that came up after the fact. I think he is an asset to anyone buying or selling a home. We are currently renting out our existing home, but when the time is right for us to sell, we will definitely be enlisting Buddy as our selling agent!

by Ted Kempf on The Pope of Realty
honesty, integrity, caring, competent

Buddy Pope is not simply A Realtor. He is THE Realtor in my book. I heard of him by word of mouth after other Realtors failed to sell my house. I perused his website and read testimonials and never dreamed I would be writing one so enthusiastically myself!

He doesn't merely obtain your exclusive contract, list your house, then sit back and wait. With Buddy, you do have a real BUDDY on your side. ...he works to market your home with monthly exposure and scores of websites and one never doubts that getting the best price available is his goal all while educating you to the current market. He understands your needs, and aggressively goes for the sale.

My sale was difficult and unusual, and I was physically absent. Buddy was right there anticipating, consulting, working through issues, taking care of details, and getting it done. Words like honesty, integrity, caring, competent, and detail oriented fall short of describing Buddy.

His performance for me was over the top. Buddy Pope, THE Realtor. You'd be well advised to call and meet with him prior to listing with any other agent. Absorb his marketing presentation. You'll be glad you did.

by Samuel and Louisa Kayman, Founders of Stonyfield Yogurt on The Pope of Realty
Great Service

We just sold our house after many months on the market. Throughout all those months we got to know Buddy and found him to be most helpful. We were in contact often and we received excellent attention. In fact we often felt that we were his only clients-----knowing full well that this was not the case!

Any issue that arose was always explained thoroughly and with attention to details. Emails and phone calls to Buddy were answered quickly------ never keeping us waiting. We were notified when there was to be a showing and 99% of the showings were attended by Buddy. Because we don’t live in NH it was comforting to know our Realtor was at our house to make sure all was taken care of properly and the home locked afterwards.

We are very happy with all the interactions and service we received from Buddy. He is patient, thoughtful, kind and considerate and very knowledgeable. We recommend Buddy wholeheartedly!!

by William D. Dearstyne, Company Group Chairman, (Retired), Johnson & Johnson on The Pope of Realty
Exceptional

It is with great satisfaction & gratitude that I write this letter of recommendation for Harold "Buddy' Pope. Only because of his thorough & hard work were we able to find both a home & a location that we had been seeking to meet our objectives in moving from NJ to NH in the early 2nd Quarter of 2005.

We had been looking without success for a home in NH since Nov., 2004 and were rapidly becoming disenchanted with the process, feeling that our buying criteria were not being sufficiently considered.

Through the recommendation of our realtor, we were then put in touch with Buddy. From the moment I saw & perused his website at www.popesays.com I knew that here at last was someone with whom I would like to do business.

After 2 comprehensive telephone conversations, getting to know each other & setting forth our objectives, Buddy went to work - and work he did, in a most comprehensive & professional fashion. By the time we met he had thoroughly researched the area, lined up a complete range of properties to view, analyzed their pros & cons vs. our objectives ,& was then fully prepared to lead us through the viewing process.

It took us just 2 hours to agree that 1 of his prime recommendations was the home for us. Thereafter, he guided us carefully through the negotiation process right up to the final closing. His direction & recommendations were flawless & without his guidance the procedure could not have been completed as smoothly as it was.

For both my wife & I, Buddy was a real pleasure to work with from initial contact through & beyond the closing. Should the need arise we would use him again without hesitation .He is a true professional, hard working, totally dependable, fun to work with & with the experience, confidence & self assurance to meet our needs.

It is with great pleasure & satisfaction that I unequivocally recommend Buddy as a truly unique & exceptionally capable REALTOR.

by Paul & Elaine on The Pope of Realty
You're the Best

Hello! Buddy,
Just a quick note to thank you for the exceptional degree of help you you provided in selling our home. Your commitment and professionalism exceeded our expectations and was the key factor in the sale. We would not hesitate to refer friends or family members to you. We wish you continued success. YOU'RE THE BEST.

by Brian Michaud, VP Client Services Northeast, ADP on The Pope of Realty
Exceeded Expectations

The corporate relocation process can be a daunting one. From our first contact with Buddy to the closing of our new home, I can say that Buddy far exceeded our expectations as a realtor and delivered exceptional customer service. Our family is settled in our new community and we have Buddy to thank. He receives an A++ from the Michaud family. Buddy, you are a consummate professional and have indeed earned our respect!

by David Tuck, President, Celerasys Corporation on The Pope of Realty
A True Pleasure

It was a true pleasure to have Buddy Pope as our real-estate agent. His professionalism, experience and skill truly helped us as we were searching for a property with severe time constraints and baby on way! Not only did he handle his obligations to us but he always went that extra mile to make sure my wife’s comfort and our timing needs were met. He always put us first. We are very pleased with the property and so happy that it is now our new home. I would recommend Buddy to anyone needing to get right down to business in their home buying process.

by Meg Fuschetti on The Pope of Realty
Dedicated & Warm-hearted

It is my pleasure to tell others what a wonderfully dedicated, warmhearted and thoroughly professional person Buddy Pope is. It was through his diligence and experience that we were able to accomplish something almost impossible in today’s market— a quick close and a good price on the sale of our home.

I thought for sure when we listed our house with Buddy that we were in for a long winter’s wait for the right buyer to come along. We had already been through one round of unsuccessful marketing with another realtor the previous year, and knowing full well that the market had declined even further over the last 12 months I suspected that our goal of a quick close would be impossible. But I knew right away that working with Buddy was going to be different. Not only did he ask important questions about our goals and priorities, he listened to our answers. And then Buddy went to work for us in a way that no agent, buyers or sellers, had ever worked for us before.

He made finding the buyer for our house look ridiculously easy. Less than a week after we listed our house with him we had an offer. Not only one offer, but the prospect of two offers lay before us. What a position to be in! I almost felt guilty! The next few weeks of negotiations and inspections were handled with a thoroughness and diligence that was amazing. Every question was answered, every problem addressed promptly and professionally.

Buddy is a pleasure to work with, and I recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone looking for a capable, thorough and responsive realtor who knows his stuff, and is fun to work with to boot.

by Karen Tatro on The Pope of Realty
Can't Say Enough

What makes a good realtor? It's the most important question a home owner is faced with when making the decision to list their home. For all of us, our homes are a personal reflection, and they have great value, both monetarily and emotionally. Finding a realtor to make the most of your hard earned investment needs to be taken seriously. I really feel your realtor has to get to know you on a personal basis as well as a professional one, since they are your spokesperson. They are negotiating on your behalf about the most financially valuable asset you have, your home.

I did not know the value of this when I first started searching for realtors. I came across Buddy after our first non-productive listing experience. Buddy was extremely knowledgeable and experienced and set us straight on price with a list of comparable properties. Experience does matter, as there are many rules, regulations, loopholes and marketing strategies to consider. Buddy took charge of our situation and desire to sell our home. Buddy always made me feel like our home was his top priority. His devotion to return calls, attract customers with open houses, emails to other offices, advertising, door to door flyers... you name it he did it. Ours was a difficult property to sell as it would appeal to only a limited type of buyer. We had many, many showings despite some difficulties with location. He took a real interest in our personal needs and made note of what was important to us and what wasn't. Selling or buying a home is a very personal experience and can be a stressful one. The right realtor makes a huge difference in how well the whole process goes and in your peace of mind.

I can not say enough of how satisfied I was with Buddy. I highly recommend him to anyone either selling or buying homes in Southern NH.

With sincere thanks to you Buddy

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