Your Guide to Buying a Home


Buy a Home with Verani

Finding and buying a home is a very personal process that works best when your objectives, priorities, and needs are met. While our role will involve economic analysis, strong negotiations, and addressing dozens of details around the closing process, our primary role is to support you as we seek to fulfill your real estate goals.

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Choosing the Right REALTOR® for You:
When buying a home, consider the following questions when choosing your potential REALTOR®. It will help set expectations and determine if it will be a good fit for your unique homebuying experience.

  • How available are you if I need to contact you?
  • What method of communication will work best for us – text, email, phone call?
  • Do you or your brokerage have local market knowledge and experience in the area where I’m looking to buy?
  • What type of systems do you (or your company) have to make the home search easier?
  • Do you have any connections to other home vendors, such as mortgage lenders, title services, or relocation assistance?
  • Can you provide me with a home buying guide to review?


Choices in Agency Relationships

*definitions provided from New Hampshire real estate law

Buyer's Agent

The Buyer’s Agent represents the buyer during the home buying process—from offering loyalty and confidentiality to locating properties and negotiating a transaction suitable to the buyer’s specific needs.

Seller's Agent

The Seller’s Agent represents the seller during the home selling process—from offering loyalty and confidentiality to assisting the seller in locating a buyer and negotiating a transaction suitable to the seller’s specific needs.

Disclosed Dual Agent

The Disclosed Dual Agent represents the interest of both the buyer and the seller, during the same transaction and must act in the best interests of both parties.


In a facilitator relationship, the real estate professional can perform only certain acts, such as showing the customer houses that are available. In this facilitator relationship, the real estate professional will not be acting on anyone’s behalf and you are a customer of the real estate professional, not a client.


What to Expect


Meet with Me

home plan

Agree on Home Search Plan

mortgage pre-approval

Get Mortgate Pre-Approval

visit homes

Visit Homes

choose a home

Identify "The One"

write an offer

Write and Submit Offer

negotiate with seller

Negotiate with Seller

submit counter offer

Submit Counter Offer

accept offer

Accept Offer

get home inspection

Finalize Inspection

request repairs

Request Repairs

get appraisal

Get Appraisal

complete closing

Complete Closing Process

walk-thru checklist

Do Final Walk-Thru

sign closing documents

Sign Closing Papers

welcome home

Welcome Home!

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Recommend Us

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Relocating to New England

If you are considering a move to New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, or Maine and want to learn more about schools, communities or amenities we can help. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty provides full-service Certified Relocation Agents who understand relocating buyers’ unique needs and requirements. Please visit our Relocation Services section to learn more about Relocating to New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, or Maine.