Meredith – Frank Roche, President of Roche Realty Group with offices in Meredith & Laconia, has reported a record year in sales volume for the 12 months ending December 31, 2017. The firm produced a sales volume of $166,715,670, involving 569 transaction sides. “This figure represents the highest sales achievement in our company’s 26-year history,” Roche indicated, “We surpassed our 2016 sales volume of $161 million, which previously was our strongest year in history. I attribute this record setting year to our dedicated real estate professionals and our hardworking administrative and marketing staff. Their commitment to superior service day in and day out certainly made things happen. The company averaged $3.2 million in sales volume per week during 2017. The average selling price amounted to $293,000.”
Roche continued “We invested a significant amount to improve our worldwide internet exposure. We have continually upgraded our website www.RocheRealty.com, our internet optimization, SEO and our marketing presence on approximately 80 national and international websites. Just recently we launched a brand new and improved state of the art website, which was a huge project. Through our worldwide connections with LuxuryRealEstate.com, LuxuryHomes.com and other portals, we have increased our market reach immensely. RocheRealty.com is one of the most visited websites in the Lakes Region.”
Since 1997, Roche Realty Group has sold $1,983,000,000 of New Hampshire properties, involving 7,372 transaction sides and has ranked in the Top 10 Real Estate Firms in the entire State of New Hampshire out of 2,392 firms statewide reporting sales during this 21-year period.
The company produced a strong showing in 2017 in waterfront sales on many of the lakes throughout the Lakes Region. The semi-retirement and second home markets also produced strong results fueled by a growing economy, strong stock market and low interest rates. Communities such as South Down Shores, Long Bay, Lakehouses at Christmas Island, Misty Harbor, Nature’s View, Samoset, Broadview Condominiums, Gunstock Acres, Winnipesauke Beach Colony Club, Patrician Shores and other water access communities showed excellent activity. The primary home market in our surrounding communities experienced strong demand with increasing prices and declining inventory levels. We were also very productive in land sales all over the state, involving some large tracks as well as smaller parcels. We also sold a number of noteable commercial sales throughout the region.
Frank Roche, a 41-year veteran of Lakes Region Real Estate commented; “I’m very proud the company has continued to maintain a group of very knowledgeable and experienced Realtors®. We’re also fortunate to have several younger associates join our firm who have had an exceptional year. I’m particularly proud that our firm has grown consistently on its own, unaffiliated with any national franchises. We always want to stay a local, family owned, independent firm. Today, we are one of the largest, volume wise, in the entire state of New Hampshire.”