Dorothy Verani, REALTOR®

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Portsmouth, NH

26 Congress St
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Office: 603-772-0600

Licensed In


About Dorothy

With over 25 years of proven experience in sales, marketing, negotiation, and strategic thinking, I am committed to making your real estate transaction as enjoyable and seamless as possible. Buying or selling a home is one of the biggest decisions you will make and you want to work with someone that you can trust. I am committed to making sure every client feels that they are receiving superior personalized service and honest communication throughout the entire real estate transaction.

Growing up in Westport, a coastal town in Connecticut, I learned how wonderful it is to reside in an area close to the water. After attending Boston College with a degree in Marketing, I spent time working and living in the Boston area until I moved to New Hampshire almost 17 years ago. Living in Stratham New Hampshire with my husband, who also has a background in real estate, and our two daughters, both in the SAU-16 school district, I am able to share lots of information about the local area.  I am also a Co-Leader of the Exeter Chapter of the Women's Business League. 

I love providing my clients with staging assistance and if you follow me on social media, you will see that I love sharing home tips as well! 

My goal as a realtor is to provide a 5-star experience to each and every client. Please consider giving me the opportunity to assist you!


We cannot overstate how amazing our experience working with Dorothy was. We were in the unfortunate position of looking for a home in the Seacoast from our apartment in Washington DC. The market was in too much of a frenzy for it to be viable for us to come and see things in person. Dorothy was never fazed by this. After only meeting us virtually, Dorothy set right to work finding us potential homes and going through the additional work of take us on video tours from her phone. It was truly above and beyond. She never tried to force anything on us. If anything at times she was brutally honest about when a home just wasn’t right for us. She somehow added a personal touch even from 500 miles away. We couldn’t be happier with the home we landed in and we give 100 credit to Dorothy. She’s the best. I’d recommend her to literally anyone in the area looking for an agent.

- Jr. D

I needed help finding a home in Southern NH when living out of state. I was so VERY lucky to have the opportunity to work with Dorothy. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Dorothy listened to my needs and worked very closely with me to find my new home. She took into account the area and price range I was looking for, as well as many other factors. She was extremely responsive to my inquiries, and she reached out to me whenever she found anything that might interest me. I have told anyone who will listen what a great experience it was to work with such a caring and compassionate professional.

- Donna H

Dorothy is the very best! We are very happy we went with Dorothy Verani as our agent. Dorothy treated us like family and found us the right house, in the right neighborhood, at the right price. She went the extra mile for us every day and stuck with it in a very trying market. Can't say enough good things about Dorothy. If you are looking for a home in Southern New Hampshire ask Dorothy to be your agent. You will not be disappointed.

- NH B

We cannot speak highly enough about Dorothy Verani. She is a pleasure to work with and supported us through the entire process of purchasing our new home. She was always available to provide advice, answer questions, do research, and continuously went above and beyond the call of duty. In fact, we are several months past closing and she is still a great resource for our family. Her local knowledge and relationships were a huge asset that should not be underestimated. We recommend her to all and will certainly continue to work with her for all our future real estate needs

- NH A

Although we loved our home, our kids had grown up and we knew it was time to downsize. Dorothy listened to our goals, then she made recommendations for getting our house ready to sell that really made the house look great. Throughout the process, she gave us great advice and guidance without pressure. Dorothy is honest, she always worked hard on our behalf and in the end, we were more than happy with the outcome. If you are looking for a realtor you can trust, I highly recommend Dorothy Verani.

- NH C

My husband and I had already sold our current home and were in a bit of a time crunch to find our new home (amidst Covid pandemic). Dorothy was right on top of every listing that came to her that fit what we were looking for. We were a little far away from most of the towns we were looking to move  to, so Dorothy went to open houses for us and sent us detailed videos and provided her honest feedback on if she thought we'd like the house or not. We ended up in a multi offer situation with our current home and Dorothy helped pull out all the stops to ensure that we got the home, and we did! Dorothy did what you would want your realtor to do -- sell your story. I would recommend Dorothy to any one of my family or friends, she is an excellent realtor!

- NH M

Dorothy's #1 priority was selling our home and we felt that way throughout the process. She was also a tremendous help in staging our home and assisting with minor updates that resulted in receiving multiple offers and selling for over asking price!

- NH M

Dorothy is fabulous. She is responsive, passionate and truly goes above and beyond for her clients. She is honest and knowledgeable about the home buying process. In the months we worked with Dorothy in the building and purchasing our dream home, I felt like a top priority. Dorothy is thorough and considerate and takes into consideration the emotional aspect (in addition the financial aspect) of home buying. I would strongly recommend Dorothy and would work with her in a heartbeat!

- NH M

I cannot say enough about the amazing experience we had selling our house with the help and guidance from Dorothy. She is extremely knowledgeable about the current market and was able to negotiate a very competitive offer. She guided us through every aspect of selling our home, from the initial market analysis to helping us stage the house. Dorothy was always available to answer any and all questions that we had along the way. We have the utmost confidence in Dorothy and would highly recommend her to any family selling or buying!

- NH M

When my husband and I began looking for our first home, it quickly became clear that it was not going to be an easy feat in the current market. However, as soon as we began working with Dorothy Verani, our worries subsided. We immediately knew that we were in the hands of an expert. Dorothy was extremely reliable, attentive, and made us feel as though we were the only clients she was working with. She listened to our likes and dislikes, worked meticulously with our budget, and never did we feel as though she was steering us in the wrong direction. Dorothy was a true advocate for us in all aspects of our purchase. One of the greatest things about working with Dorothy was her ability to make finding a home feel like a personalized process. Dorothy was in constant contact with us as she actively sought out homes that worked with our requirements and our budget. We truly couldn't be happier and we are so thrilled we had Dorothy to guide us throughout the process. We stand behind Dorothy Verani 100% and would recommend her to family and friends without hesitation.

- NH G

Whoever said buying a home is stressful, has not worked with Dorothy!! From the first phone call to the last check-in to see how I am settling in text, I had the guidance, support, and information provided to me every step of the way. Dorothy was helpful and honest and very quick to respond any day or time I reached out. Buying my home by myself I was unsure of what I really wanted and Dorothy helped guide me to and from houses that came on the market, was very quick in the hours of negotiating with the selling agent and was able to coach me into getting my offer package perfect, while keeping my budget, and family needs in mind the entire time. I am in a great location that I love, my kids love are loving it, and it's all exactly in the price range I needed to be in!

- NH M

Dorothy Verani was our Buyer's agent when we purchased our new home in New Hampshire during the period of February 2017 to August 2017. Dorothy is absolutely great agent and a wonderful person! In our lifetime we dealt with several real estate agents on previous house transactions and we had a good understanding of what a good agent should be. After working with Dorothy it is really hard for us to imagine a better agent. We were relocating from another state and our case was more complex as we were still in the process of selling our previous home while we were trying to buy a new one. Not an easy process, especially as we had to buy a new home contingent on the successful sale of our old home and all this in a very difficult market. Dorothy was up to the challenge, she helped us with every single step, always with good judgment, great enthusiasm, smile and professionalism and always put our interest first! Dorothy helped us with finding and purchasing a home in a very difficult Sellers' market where there was a lot of Buyer competition on the available homes (we placed a contingent offer, as our previous home just went under contract). She showed us various other homes, quickly developed a great sense for what we were looking for, found good matches and quickly brought these to us. When we really liked one home very much, Dorothy's super timing and great communication skills along with strong negotiation skills made our dreams come true. We were truly impressed on many occasions how Dorothy went above and beyond what most agents will do: few examples are: researching each home and giving us the most information possible about deeds, restrictive covenants; researching documents in the city registry, related to the permitting of major building modifications done and the list goes on. Dorothy is well connected and well respected in the agent's community as she is a very honest and trustworthy person. We would absolutely recommend Dorothy to anyone looking for a real estate agent!! Thank you! 

- Boris M

I had the pleasure of working with Dorothy during the process of finding our first home. She helped us find the right fit for my family. Dorothy was extremely helpful and great to work with.

- Rochester, r

Dorothy was fabulous for our home buying experience. She recognized that we were rookies when it came to home buying. She was attentive, responsive, professional and always had our best interest at the forefront. We bought a great home that we are very happy with. She was patient with our many questions, helped us through the negotiations and prepared us for each step as we went through the process. Dorothy's instincts, experience, and acumen were all outstanding. We strongly recommend Dorothy as a person who will stand by a home buyer throughout the entire effort. ***** 5 STARS *****

- NH D