Why Work With Us?
Here's what our satisfied customers are saying about us:
Nice to meet another animal/horse person who knows the lake so well!!!! And the fact you got us full asking price! (Something that wasn't true for a lot of homes in the neighborhood). And you had a great idea re: garage in new house, something that never occurred to us and something I thought would be outrageously expensive! What you did was awesome!
J. and G. Caron
I cannot even begin to describe how fortunate I was to stumble across Nicole and engage her as my Buyer's Agent. For a relatively small ($500K+) purchase of an island home on Lake Winnipesaukee which was a real mess and very complicated, convoluted transaction which took ~6 months to close, Nicole did 51 (fifty-one) phone calls with me for which I have notes (and dozens of others for which I did not take notes); she personally visited the island spot multiple times during very rough winter weather conditions; I can see 122 emails from Nicole in my inbox during this period. She was incredibly responsive (often multiple phone calls per day) and very clearly prioritized enabling my personal dream of owning a place on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. I believe any other real estate agent would have walked away from this incredibly complicated and relatively small transaction. Nicole took a genuine interest in understanding the complexities of the situation and invested the time and willpower to overcome each and every difficulty. Through her network of local connections - several of whom indicated they would do anything to help out Nicole and sometimes described her as "a dear friend" - she helped to discover a solution to a Septic issue of which even the local septic company was unaware, and then Nicole invested the time to convince that firm of this possibility, which succeeded in the end. In the process Nicole quickly came to understand what was important to my wife and children and explained to me much of the Lake history and current trends, while also clearly highlighting the potential financial risks of the situation. My sense is that Nicole is motivated by enabling your hopes and dreams to come true, 100% honest to the very core, and is clearly willing to sacrifice her own time and expense to achieve a successful outcome. She put in about 100x more time and effort into this transaction than any other real estate agent I've worked with in the past decade, while other agents viewed this situation as a complete waste of time. She is a lovely personality to work with, deserving of complete trust, has the best interests of the lake community at heart, and it seems to me that she is just a wonderful human being. Would give 6 stars if Zillow allowed me to!!
I cannot recommend Nicole highly enough. She made our process of buying our home in Moultonborough smooth and timely. She is knowledgeable and caring and seemed to always be available when we needed her. She handles challenging negotiations with poise and sound advice.
She knows many of the home improvement contractors in the region and was instrumental in getting timely estimates and work done to the house before closing.
In our experience she is the best real estate agent that we have used and will certainly use her again for any future real estate needs
Nicole Watkins has an in depth knowledge of the lake area, the differences between different towns on the lakes and the advantages of living there. She committed to a marketing program and executed well with qualified buyers. She always followed up and listened to my concerns. All of her efforts in a very satisfactory sale.
One quality Nicole has, not listed here, is the ability to keep a client's personal information confidential. I think clients will appreciate especially the confidence Nicole inspires in them.
Nicole also has the empathy necessary to help client's weather the frequently wild swings of emotion which often accompany the sale or purchase of a home. She helped me sell a house during a very bad selling period, and assisted my son in the purchase of his first home; both experiences were fraught with anxiety.
I cannot recommend Nicole highly enough!
Nicole handled the sale of my Meredith, NH property. She was professional, accessible, and a pleasure to deal with. Her understanding of internet marketing was excellent, which was key to the sale.
Nicole Watkins provided the best, most professional real estate service we could have hoped for. She went above and beyond our highest expectations. Nicole was excellent at all phases of the process, and her knowledge of Lake Winnipesaukee real estate and all the people involved in a complex transaction was truly remarkable. It became increasingly clear, as we moved through the process of looking and then buying property and choosing to build, that we had found a uniquely knowledgeable and highly respected real estate professional. She took great care of us from start to finish. She is a master diplomat and negotiator. In addition to knowing everything about the real estate transaction, she also guided us in the process of figuring out the complexities of building, and finding the best design and build team. With Nicole's diligence and wise guidance, everything went smoothly, and we are now about halfway through building our new lake house. We give Nicole our highest recommendation.
Nicole Watkins is outstanding in all respects as a fine person & as the very best real estate agent in the Lakes Region & beyond!
We felt very lucky to have Nicole accept our listing & I know that the people who bought our property feel the same way!
Norway Pt. K Campbell
My husband and I have sold 6 homes over the years. Nicole is by far the most capable, honest, thorough agent that we have used. She works very hard at selling your home, negotiating professionally with the buyers to get the best deal. As soon as we listed we had many showings until that one buyer came to make the deal. Our home was unique making it harder to find that perfect match.
Through this experience, Nicole remained positive, connected and easy to talk to. Her years selling on the Lakes region of NH makes her the best possible choice for listing or buying your home.
Nicole was an absolute pleasure to have as our partner. She was extremely knowledgeable, educated, and probably the most prompt person I have ever dealt with while doing business. As a matter of fact, I would even say that out of any professional I have ever worked with, she was the best. However, her most important quality is that she is kind!