Frequently Asked Questions
FIND WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR
1HOW DO I FIND AN OFFICE OR REALTOR IN MY AREA?
You can either search or browse our list of REALTORS on our site. Click here for the REALTOR List.
2HOW DO I FIND AN AFFILIATE MEMBER?
You can either search or browse our list of AFFILIATES on our site. See the Affiliate List.
3WHERE CAN I FIND INFORMATION ABOUT LEAD PAINT AND OTHER CONCERNS WHEN PURCHASING A HOME?
You can find some useful information on our consumer information page. There you will find information about lead paint, radon, and more.
4HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU?
You can contact the Seacoast Board of REALTORS in a variety of ways, please call our office at 603-433-9990 for more information
5WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN APPRAISAL AND A HOME INSPECTION?
An appraisal is an estimate of value; it is for the protection of the lender. A home inspection is evaluation of the physical condition of the house; it is for the peace of mind for the buyer.
6HOW DO I FILE A COMPLAINT?
All members of the Seacoast Board of REALTORS are expected to adhere to the National Association of REALTORS Code of Ethics. When possible violations occur, the Professional Standards Committee of the Seacoast Board reviews the case and makes recommendations based on the circumstances outlined in the complainant's Form. See Code of Ethics on this website download the current Code of Ethics, complaint forms and other information.
INFORMATION ABOUT AGENTS
1HOW TO OBTAIN A REAL ESTATE LICENSE
The first step in a satisfying career! The New Hampshire Real Estate Commission determines the qualifications and the requirements of all applicants for a NH real estate license. Each applicant is required to provide evidence of honesty, integrity, truthfulness, reputation and competency. Each applicant must pass an examination covering the fundamentals of the English language, arithmetic, bookkeeping, real estate principles and practices, the Rules established by the Real Estate Commission and any other aspect of NH Real Estate License Law considered appropriate.
2WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A REAL ESTATE AGENT AND A REALTOR?
A real estate agent is someone who is licensed by a state licensing body. A REALTOR is a real estate agent who, in addition, belongs to the National Association of REALTORS trade organization. These agents subscribe to professionalism and a code of ethics, and belong to a State Association of REALTORS as well as a Local Board (ie. the Seacoast Board of REALTORS). They use the trademarked (and capitalized) term "REALTOR".
3WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A REAL ESTATE AGENT AND A REAL ESTATE BROKER?
Most states require real estate sales professionals to be licensed by the state, so that they can control education and experience requirements and have a central authority to resolve consumer problems. The terminology used to identify real estate professionals varies a little from state to state. Brokers are generally required to have more education and experience than real estate salespersons or agents. The person you normally deal with is a real estate agent or salesperson. The salesperson is licensed by the state, but must work for a broker. All listings are placed in the broker's name, not the salesperson's. A broker can deal directly with home buyers and sellers, or can have a staff of salespersons or agents working for him or her.