About Harold “Buddy” Pope
Hundreds of properties sold!
I am a full-time, 20 years experienced, Real Estate REALTOR based in Bedford, New Hampshire. Using an NH native with vast LOCAL and overall New Hampshire knowledge is to your benefit. My clients learn from my intimate knowledge of Southern NH and my computer-guided sales and marketing approach. I can serve as your hands-on guide as you consider your next buying or selling experience in this southern-most portion of our gorgeous state, from the Seacoast to the Connecticut River.
I work primarily with discriminating buyers and sellers of prestigious homes and those seeking residential homes, multi-family homes, land, farmhouses, or country & equine homes.. Long before Airbnb, I once renovated a 1790s farmhouse and created an authentic early American Colonial living experience by renting the home as a vacation rental property, attracting customers the world over. I bring that same marketing experience and computer savvy to my present-day position when marketing your home. Never worry that your listing will not be seen, both through my organic SEO presence and Bean Group marketing, Facebook/META ads, Linkedin posts, Twitter posts, local Facebook Groups, Instagram posts, specialty websites for niche marketing, professionally shot videos, and real-time IDX feeds from our NH MLS allowing for robust buyer search capabilities on all my real estate websites. I cover the internet. Add to that the BEAN GROUP’s internet muscle, its fine back-office team and you have branding 2 ways for your home listing!
For sellers: A strong Google, Facebook, Instagram, and other Social media site presence is the challenge and I have met that challenge. Additionally, I insist on free full-length video and professional photography for all of my listings. For adequately priced homes, the WSJ and NYTIMES sites and others like LUXVT. ALSO, Specialty equine sites and older homes sites like historicproperties.com. Let me give you a personal demo of what we do here at the BEAN GROUP. Real Estate marketing isn’t what it used to be! Your home is guaranteed at least 600 first-page placements through my site on Google, Bing, and Yahoo per month.
For Buyers: Want the inside scoop on the difference between (say) Amherst and Peterborough, NH or need to know if Keene NH would work for your needs? Need instant highway access for a commute to Boston, Northward, or Eastward to the Seacoast Call me! Please read my testimonials at http://www.thepopesaysrealty.com/testimonials/. Not familiar with the area? Then allow me to spend the day giving you a free tour with lunch on me! My job as a buyer agent will be to help ensure you stay out of trouble. I share with you any listings of interest perhaps just outside your comfort zone of commuting, I research a fair offering price through the MLS, research the town file for discrepancies or obvious permit violations, offer you alternative properties to consider, and ensure you have a smooth transaction with a stellar inspector and title company and if needed, give you alternate lenders to consider and speak with to get the best rate and tailor the loan product to your needs. Some properties need renovations in order to be suitable. Renovations can be financed, the work completed and then the amount borrowed for the renovations gets rolled into a standard 30-year mortgage, FHA or CONVENTIONAL. This can even be done on foreclosure sales! Been there done that. I can ALSO give opinions on obvious house defects, provide listing history for previous attempts to sell the property of interest, and very importantly I will make sure all the required paperwork is solid and complete with added protections for you built into any offer you may decide to make. It’s a competitive market right now. Understand your choices in presenting an offer so you stand the BEST chance of being the buyer who OBTAINS THE HOME. Buyer agency makes sense.
General: My education is one thing that I value dearly- I majored in Mathematics at Bates College and then obtained a Master’s in Computer Science at Boston Univarsity, working as an application a programmer and programming systems analyst at Sander’s Associates (now BAE), Peerless insurance Company, EnergyNorth Inc (former Manchester, Nashua and Concord NH natural gas and propane companies), LL. Bean (as a contactor), CMP (Central Maine Power, Maine as a contractor), Liberty mutual (as a contractor) and at Keane Inc. all prior to becoming a Realtor in 2002. I have been the recipient of an International Sterling Society Award and a Director’s Award for superior sales achievement. I am often in the top 50 Bean Group agents in terms of yearly sales volume. The majority of my buying clients come from out of state. I will get you the most the market can bear for your home on the selling side. First-time buyers are also welcome as well as retirees looking to downsize in NH. 2nd homes are becoming quite common in NH these days.
Finally, I believe strongly in outreach to help one’s neighbors here and across the globe and have served on the Development Committee of Sustainable Harvest International (www.sustainableharvest.org), a non-profit organization working across several Central American Countries to stop slash and burn farming techniques, replant deforested mountainsides and help local farmers develop sustainable organic farming techniques while creating markets for their produce. Want to get involved? Call me and I will tell you how. Eco-tourism trips are available through SHI, like the ones I helped broker through THE ST. PAUL’S school in Concord, NH. I will have the privilege this summer of introducing SHI’s President and founder, Florence Reed to the Amos Fortune lecture series in Peterborough NH this August 2022.
M.S., Computer Science Boston University
B.A. Degree, Mathematics Bates College
HIGH SCHOOL diploma (National Honor Society) Derryfield School, Manchester, NH
K-Pin Keane Inc.
NH Real Estate license NH Real Estate Commission
Coldwell Banker Ashton-Kilgore multiple times top performing agent
Coldwell Banker Sterling Society Inductee Coldwell Banker
Director’s Club Sales Achievement Virtual Homes Real Estate/BEANGROUP
Within the top 50 agents for sales achievement in 2013 and 2016 at BEAN GROUP
Real estate sales agent, Bean Group, BEDFORD, NH – CURRENT
Coldwell Banker Sterling Society Inductee (2006) for outstanding sales achievement. Multiple times top producing agent at Coldwell Banker Ashton Kilgore Realty Inc. Marketed homes through an array of Google Adword campaigns, video site saturation, press releases, direct mailings, newspaper interviews, blogging and social media. Developed superior negotiating and customer service skills through listening and working with clients at all walks of life. Listings featured on the TODAY show with Barbara Corcoran/Al Roker and the NYTIMES WEBSITE (2011). Virtual Homes Real Estate acquired by Bean Group April 2012. Within the top 50 agents for sales achievement in 2013and 2016 with BEAN GROUP.
(Volunteer) Former co-chair of the Internet Development Subcommittee and member of the Development Committee at Sustainable Harvest International (SHI)
Setup meeting between St. Paul school and Florence Reed, founder of Sustainable Harvest International, to address the St. Paul’s School’s advanced study program (ASP) to align SHI’s “smaller world” eco-tourism program with St. Paul’s interests; meeting resulted in bi-annual trips with St. Paul students to Central American farming communities for volunteer work through SHI. Traveled to Honduras in Jan 2012 with the SHI board on special invite for a first-hand look at SHI’s programs and site visit. Former member of the SHI Communications Task Force.
Continuing supporter and volunteer friend to SHI at www.sustainableharvest.org