Born and raised in Massachusetts, I have been fortunate enough to live in a number of different states. After graduating from UMass with a degree in Forestry, I moved to California and worked for the US Forest Service for nine years. My husband, Rick Flint, and I, both skiers, relocated to a ski resort in southern NH, then to western Maine at Sunday River, and then lived up in the mountains of southern Utah at 10,000 ft. at a ski resort town called Brian Head. In 2000, we moved to New London and have happily lived here ever since. I have been a full-time licensed REALTOR® since 1994, starting in Utah and continuing on in the New London area.

    I'm low key, even-tempered and enjoy working with people who have a sense of humor. I feel my attention to detail and responsiveness to my clients is the key to my success. Whether buying or selling, my years of experience will help you avoid the common pitfalls of real estate and make your home-buying process as smooth as possible .

    Feel free to email me at donna@donnaforest.com

    My Experience

    • 2018, 2019, & 2020 Production Award Better Homes & Gardens (top 3%)
    • 2017 & 2016 Production Award Better Homes & Gardens (top 15%)
    • Certified Real Estate Negotiation Expert 2017
    • 2015 Production Award in Coldwell Banker International Sterling Society (top 20%)
    • 2011 Recipient of NH Five Star Real Estate Agents
    • Full time licensed real estate professional since 1994

    My Credentials and Memberships

    • Certified Seller Representative Specialist * Accredited Buyer Representative *Treasurer for Sunapee Region Board of Realtors * 2012 Past President for Sunapee Region Board of Realtors *Member of the NH Association of Realtors Honor Society since 2010 *2013 Realtor of the Year for the Sunapee Region Board of Realtors

    My Community Involvement

    • Volunteer driver for Council on Aging *Portion of every commission donated to the Ausbon Sargent Land Trust and the Lake Sunapee Visiting Nurses Association

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    My Blog

    Are Multiple Offers Still the Norm?

    Despite rising mortgage rates, multiple offers are still prevalent according to the March Realtors Confidence Index Survey.  In this survey, Realtors reported an average of nearly 5 offers on each home that sold in March.  Home buying demand is still outpacing supply. The shortage of homes for sale will continue to make this a competitive market for buyers. Gay Cororaton, research economist at the National Assoc. of Realtors, writes "…properties typically stayed on the market...
    May 06, 2022 Tips and Advice

    What Is Your House Worth?

    In this unique sellers' market, it seems like you can put any crazy number on a house and it will sell. In reality, determining market value is still crucial if you are serious about selling. Overpriced properties take longer to sell and sell for less than if priced correctly from the start. Below are the common approaches for determining value.1.       Automated Valuation – Companies like Zillow calculate value using software based on mathematic...
    Apr 09, 2022 Tips and Advice

    Are Home Prices Still Going Up?

    Given the war in Ukraine, rising mortgage rates, COVID, inflation at 7.9%, etc., you might be wondering if home prices will still be increasing or if we are in a housing bubble that might burst at any moment. We are definitely NOT in a housing bubble. It is simply the law of supply and demand at work where there are more buyers than houses for sale. The lack of inventory means buyers will be forced to bid up prices if they hope to land a home. In NH, new listings are down 17%...
    Mar 22, 2022 Tips and Advice

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