Certified Finance Specialists Dover NH

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Faye Doria
Financial Guidance Associates, Inc
(603) 742-8102
86 Locust St
Dover, NH
Expertises
Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Middle Income Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, College/Education Planning, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, CFP®, EA

Jill Boynton
Cornerstone Financial Planning, LLC
(603) 431-1133
70 Old Post Road
Newington, NH
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Divorce Planning, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, CDFA, CFP®

Jeffrey Bogue
Bogue Asset Management
(207) 646-2478
74 Merriland Ridge Road
Wells, ME
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Advising Medical Professionals, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®

Howard Cadwell
Northeast Passage Financial Advisors
(603) 772-8729
One Liberty Lane East
Hampton, NH
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Special Needs Planning, College/Education Planning, Financial Issues Between Generations, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AIF, CFP®, MHA

Granite Bay Wealth Management
(855) 539-5696
1 New Hampshire AveSuite 330
Portsmouth, NH
 
William Simpson
Azimuth Financial Planning, LLC
(603) 373-8793
One New Hampshire Avenue, Suite 125
Portsmouth, NH
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, College/Education Planning, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, High Net Worth Client Needs, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, MBA

Rozanna Patane
Rozanna Patane, Financial Advisor
(207) 363-7744
29 Sentry Hill Road
York Harbor, ME
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Socially Responsible Investments, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Warren Mackensen
Mackensen & Company, Inc.
(603) 926-1775
6 Merrill Drive
Hampton, NH
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Tax Planning, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Financial Issues Between Generations, Estate & Generational Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, MBA, MS

David Mayes
Mackensen & Company, Inc.
(603) 926-1775
6 Merrill Drive
Hampton, NH
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Advising Medical Professionals, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Professional Athletes or Entertainers, Divorce Planning, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CRPC, EA, MA

John Dulmage
Financial Pathways
(603) 821-1450
50 Nashua Road 112 Londonderry Square
Londonderry, NH
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning, Real Estate Investments, Socially Responsible Investments, High Net Worth Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, EA

Become a Finance Specialist

by Blanche Evans

As real estate agents search for new ways to brand themselves as specialists in the real estate transaction, training in the financial aspects of real estate buying and selling is more important than ever. A designation offered by the Residential Financing Council could be an important factor for agents who want to keep themselves at the center of the transaction.

The "Certified Finance Specialist (CFS(r) designation is designed to signify competence and experience in the area of real estate finance, says says Charles Dahlheimer, president of North American Consulting Group, Inc., and former president of REBAC and cofounder of the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designation. Open to real estate and mortgage professionals, the designation is designed to bridge the link between the growth of buyer agency and a new focus on financing.

"The successful agent of the future will be recognized as a professional counselor and negotiator, one who can help the consumer interpret and evaluate information, provide advice and counsel, structure negotiating strategies and manage all aspects of the real estate transaction," says Dahlheimer.

As consumers become empowered with vast amounts of property information via the Internet, their confidence in agents hasn't necessarily grown. Brokers and agents complain across the country of commission compression, and competition from limited service or discount brokerages has put more pressure on traditional agents to distinguish themselves from low-cost competitors in new ways.

According to the "Future of Real Estate Brokerage," a study commissioned by the NAR, the number of real estate transactions has increased, but brokers are not reporting a comparable rise in profitability. In order to restore and enhance profitability, the broker will employ higher-cost technologies to serve consumers more efficiently and develop ancillary services to reduce dependence on commissions as revenue generators, all of which could result in a "a shift of power away from the agent toward the brokerage firm."

Dahlheimer sees an agent well-versed in finance as an asset to the consumer and the brokerage. The proliferation of loan products and the increase in unprincipled lenders using predatory practices, and the rise in buyer's agency all point the way to him that finance is the next great consumer opportunity.

"If the real estate agent is truly representing the buyer's best interests in the transaction, it is necessary for the agent to know what options may be available and to counsel the buyer not only in seeking out the best options, but also in helping them interpret the data that is available," says Dahlheimer.

The designation course is designed to teach agents how to detect and assist the buyer to challenge "junk" fees, to educate them about credit scoring and "A", "B" and "C" paper loans, and how to help buyers pick the loan that's best for their circumstances. Seller's agents are instructed to off...

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