Why List With Jay and Monika

Barkland DriveWhy List With Jay and Monika

Why list with Jay and Monika McGillicuddy? Our very happy sellers tell why!  We love making dreams come true one key at a time. Our sellers of 28 Barkland Drive in Derry NH get to move on to a new and very exciting time in their life, and the new home owners get to start a wonderful journey in a very lovely well maintained and loved home.  Congratulations to all!

Thinking of selling your New Hampshire home? Please call us at 603-944-9172 Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, your full time experienced real estate professionals with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty.

Willy and Melli talk about working with Jay and Monika

 

NH Real Estate Professionals Jay and Monika McGillicuddy


Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, covering southern NH and the Seacoast area. If you’re thinking of selling or buying a southern NH or Seacoast area home give us a call…we’d love to help make your home ownership dreams come true.

Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, NH REALTORS

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty

603-944-9172 direct

603-893-7999 office

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Verani Realty | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices | Coming Soon and We Are Excited!

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 We are very excited to announce we will be known as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty on January 22nd 2014

Jay and I are thrilled to be affiliated with a brand that is respected worldwide, that has a vision and a mission that aligns with our core beliefs and is headed by a man who has a reputation built on trust, excellence and is one of the worlds most influential people…. Warren Buffett, the Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway!

Why Berkshire Hathaway?

We say why not? Why would we not be thrilled and excited to be connected with a worldwide  company that was listed as the # 1 company in Barron’s 2013 ranking the worlds most respected company and headed by Warren Buffet who hands down is respected for his financial acclaim, business sense and whose financial strength is unquestioned.

 

Verani Realty Ownership Remains the same

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We know all real estate is local and are very happy to be able to say that our company is still owned locally by local people who have deep roots in the community they serve!  It’s good to know that we know what’s important to home sellers and buyers and that we are on board with a local company, Verani Realty and a huge national franchise Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices!

We Know

Remember we know the southern New Hampshire real estate market including the  Seacoast area… we know your needs, we know how to make your home ownership dreams come true.

It’s Good To Know That We Know How To Put The Keys of Home Ownership Firmly In Your Hands!

Give us a call…. we would be honored!

Jay and Monika, soon to be BHHS Verani Realty

603-944-9172 Direct

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NH Real Estate Professionals Jay and Monika McGillicuddy


Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, covering southern NH and the Seacoast area. If you’re thinking of selling or buying a southern NH or Seacoast area home give us a call…we’d love to help make your home ownership dreams come true.

Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, NH REALTORS

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty

603-944-9172 direct

603-893-7999 office

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In real estate as in life, the past may not be prologue

Winter in NHReprinted below is Peter Francese’s last article for the New Hampshire Association of REALTORS. We have always enjoyed Peter’s market reports and while we might not have always agreed with him, he definitely has always given us food for thought. And this last post is no different. While things are looking up in the New Hampshire real estate market we can all learn from the past few years of what was a terrible market for many.

In real estate as in life, the past may not be prologue

by Peter Francese

The late Canadian sociologist Marshall McLuhan once said: “We drive into the future using only our rearview mirror.” That may sound like a bad idea, but it can
actually work OK as long as future real estate market conditions are reasonably close to what they have been in the past.

Since I have been writing for you about New Hampshire real estate trends for the past five years, it seems fitting that this, my final column, be a brief review of that period. That to be followed by a discussion of how the next five years might be the same, or might be different enough to suggest a change in market direction.

For a clear picture of the past five year’s residential home sales, please click to view the monthly sales spreadsheet (which actually goes back seven years). The data shows that except for relatively small monthly fluctuations, the median selling price of homes, which was about $250,000 in 2008, fell to about $200,000 in 2009 — where it has stayed for past four years.

That spreadsheet also shows that from 2008 through 2011, unit home sales averaged about 900 a month, but with the usual large seasonal fluctuations. However, in 2012 on average home sales jumped to almost 1,100 per month. That caused a huge $500 million sales volume jump in 2012 over annual volume for the previous four years.

So, the obvious question is: How are market conditions in New Hampshire over the next five years likely to be different, or likely to be the same from the past five years? Was the 2012 surge in sales volume an indication of what’s to come, or might we be returning to the flat sales of the four years before that one year boost?

To answer those questions, here are factors that would tend to drive New Hampshire home sales and home prices higher over the next five years, followed by the factors that could work against growth in our state’s residential real estate market.

New Hampshire is blessed with one of the highest household incomes in the nation. Our state’s median household income is 24 pecent higher than the national median and ranks seventh out of 50 states. That high income is close to that of some other states in the Northeast, but here it is uniquely combined with no state income or sales tax.

New Hampshire is also fortunate to rank very high in quality of life measures, and very low in crime rates or poverty rates. As a result, our state is often called a great  place to either retire or own a vacation home. Our state has a robust second home market and ranks third in the nation in percent of second homes to all homes.

On the other side of the ledger, here are a few factors that may work against continued positive growth in our state’s residential real estate market during the next five years.

First must be that New Hampshire is now the nation’s third oldest state in terms of median age (41.5 years, behind only Maine and Vermont).

It has not always been so. Since 1990, when our state’s median age was about the same as the nation’s, New Hampshire has had the distinction of aging faster than any other state. In median age, our state has now become older than Florida. That’s not because we have higher numbers of old people like Florida, but because we have way too few young adults, due to high out-migration of them in the past two decades.

I don’t think I have to remind any New Hampshire REALTOR that a major cause of that out-migration has been the lack of affordable rental or owner-occupied housing. Part of our high cost of housing is due to high and rising school and municipal property taxes, that despite declining school enrollment in nearly every district.

As is well known by now, members of the next big “generation” after the Baby Boomers are called Millennials. Nationwide, there are more Millennials than Baby Boomers. But due to past out-migration from our state, we have about 50,000 fewer Millennials than we would have if our state had a more normal age distribution.

Millennials are just 30 percent of New Hampshire adults, compared to 40 percent who are Baby Boomers.

Over the next five to 10 years, that deficit of younger first-time home buyers is likely to be a serious drag on home sales. But even if there were enough young first-time home buyers, too many young adults in New Hampshire already have a heavy mortgage without a home, in the form of the nation’s highest student loan amounts.

The relationship between home sales, home prices and the cost of a state college education may not be obvious. But unless more young adults here can get a college education without taking on so much debt, more of them will have to leave for states where they can earn more and not have to pay so much for a place to live.

In any case, there will probably be a larger than normal number of homes for sale in our state over the next five years, as some Baby Boomers reach retirement age and maybe want to sell their home. But with so many fewer Millennials here, there may not be enough home buyers to match the number of Baby Boomer home sellers.

Perhaps the most important thing New Hampshire REALTORS can do over the next five years is to prevail upon our state university system to find a way to greatly lower tuition for those students who want to stay here and work here. Young people, whether they are college graduates or not, are not a problem, they are our future.

Instead of just watching young adults leave our state, perhaps we should be trying harder to get them to stay. One way to do that might be to offer them the same kind of higher density affordable housing that is often provided for anyone over age 55.

The bottom line is that despite the substantial New Hampshire advantages, the next five years may present REALTORS with challenges different enough to require new ways of thinking about where future home buyers and home sellers will come from and who they will be.

Finally, I wish to thank the NHAR Communications Committee and all of you who have supported my writing for you over the past five years. It has be a privilege and an honor to have been given this opportunity. But I’m not leaving Exeter anytime soon. If I can ever help any of you in your work, please do not hesitate to call or email.

My thanks and very best wishes to you all.

Peter Francese can be reached at peter@francese.com or 603-778-1779.

NH Real Estate Professionals Jay and Monika McGillicuddy


Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, covering southern NH and the Seacoast area. If you’re thinking of selling or buying a southern NH or Seacoast area home give us a call…we’d love to help make your home ownership dreams come true.

Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, NH REALTORS

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty

603-944-9172 direct

603-893-7999 office

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SEO Expert Advice | Don’t Listen to it

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Bad SEO Advice

A big mistake I see many REALTORS making when venturing out in the Social Media realm is to take the advice of well-meaning SEO NJ Experts. We all want to be found on the net and we all want that competitive edge but sometimes taking that advice can get you into deep trouble.

Top Fatal Mistakes REALTORS Make

Recently I spoke at the Seacoast Board of REALTORS membership meeting and my topic was “top fatal mistakes REALTORS make” and I have to say that one mistake I see often is taking the advice of a SEO expert!  Just because you hired them to build you a website, a blog or maybe even a Facebook business page does not mean you should just do everything they tell you to do. If you want to learn about the entrepreneur industry, I recommend Lee Rosen Website, CEO of healthy bees business. You need to remember that often the SEO experts, while knowing their stuff,  have no real clue about the rules and regulations we have to abide by and how our industry really works so please use some common sense and evaluate the advice before you jump into it.  Certain things like Fair Housing, Steering, talking about schools, churches and failing to mention your brokerage firm are all violations and can result in getting you into trouble.

The violations are running wild on the net | a short video by Monika McGillicuddy

NH Real Estate Professionals Jay and Monika McGillicuddy

Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, covering southern NH and the Seacoast area. If you’re thinking of selling or buying a southern NH or Seacoast area home give us a call…we’d love to help make your home ownership dreams come true.

Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, NH REALTORS

603-944-9172 direct

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NH Real Estate Professionals Jay and Monika McGillicuddy


Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, covering southern NH and the Seacoast area. If you’re thinking of selling or buying a southern NH or Seacoast area home give us a call…we’d love to help make your home ownership dreams come true.

Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, NH REALTORS

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty

603-944-9172 direct

603-893-7999 office

E-mail Jay and Monika

Buying a Southern NH or Seacoast Area Home | Creating Memories

Creating Memories and a lifestyle

Buying a Southern NH and Seacoast Area home is more than just buying a home, you’re buying a lifestyle and creating treasured memories for you and your loved ones. We understand how important those treasured memories are, the kind that puts a smile on your face when you think of them years later, the kind that legends are built from.  Making that decision is an important one and one that shouldn’t be trusted with just anyone.

Jay and Monika McGillicuddy Southern NH and the Seacoast Area Real Estate Pros

Why us you may ask, when there are hundreds of other agents to choose from?  Jay and I have been real estate professionals in Southern NH and the Seacoast area for 27 years, we live in the area, in a small town called Hampstead and have enjoyed the beach and communities surrounding our town for many years. Our History;  both of us grew up in the area and share a deep knowledge of the area, we bike, hike, camp and love exploring and experiencing everything New Hampshire has to offer. We have been licensed New Hampshire real estate professionals for 27 years and our love of the New Hampshire lifestyle make us uniquely qualified to help you find that perfect place to call home so you can get busy creating those special memories!

Jay and Monika 603-944-9172  or via e-mail at jayandmonika@gmail.com

 

NH Real Estate Professionals Jay and Monika McGillicuddy


Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, covering southern NH and the Seacoast area. If you’re thinking of selling or buying a southern NH or Seacoast area home give us a call…we’d love to help make your home ownership dreams come true.

Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, NH REALTORS

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty

603-944-9172 direct

603-893-7999 office

E-mail Jay and Monika

Southern NH Tech Savvy Agents

Jay and Monika McGillicuddy

Jay and Monika McGillicuddy

Serving Rockingham County and the Seacoast area of New Hampshire including the NH towns of Atkinson, Chester, Danville, Hampstead, Kingston and Sandown, NH, We’ve often told people that we love what we do even after doing it for 26 years and that is the plain truth.

During our career as Southern New Hampshire REALTOR’S we’ve seen many changes in our industry. Not only have we lived through a few Southern New Hampshire real estate market crashes but we have also learned from them. Thinking outside the box and being an early adapter in technology in real estate has benefited our clients allowing them to minimize their stress and make smarter home buying and selling decisions. It’s all in an aggressive effort to stay one step ahead of the technological changes that effect our Southern New Hampshire real estate market.

Visionary Leadership in Southern New Hampshire Real Estate

As a tech savvy REALTOR’S,  we work as part of a Southern New Hampshire real estate team for Prudential Verani Realty.  Jay and I, sensing a huge change was coming to the New Hampshire real estate market in 2004 shifted our online marketing strategies to reflect the “new” ways consumers could engage and connect with REALTORS. This in turn led to greater exposure for our properties and increased success for our clients. We started our Southern New Hampshire real estate blog in 2006 and we leveraged social media tools like Twitter and Facebook long before these portals became popular.

Implementing Maximum Exposure for YOU!

As members of the Tech Savvy Agent community also known as the RE.net community we stay ahead of the curve by implementing such things as video, virtual tours, and single property websites for our listings, multiple blogs, a Southern New Hampshire photo blog, Trulia and REALTOR.com to name a few. Plus we use QR codes and build community sites around our listings. We believe in telling a story about your home, building emotional connections with our marketing. We’ll never claim to be #1 but we’ll always make you #1.  If you are buying or selling real estate in Southern New Hampshire and the Seacoast area you are invited to connect and engage with us to help you achieve your real estate goals.

Contact Jay and I via email or by calling us direct at 603-548-7728 today!

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NH Real Estate Professionals Jay and Monika McGillicuddy


Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, covering southern NH and the Seacoast area. If you’re thinking of selling or buying a southern NH or Seacoast area home give us a call…we’d love to help make your home ownership dreams come true.

Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, NH REALTORS

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty

603-944-9172 direct

603-893-7999 office

E-mail Jay and Monika