HKS Associates Inc. is located in New Hampshire's beautiful Monadnock region, in the state's Southwestern corner, home to the world's second most climbed mountain, Mount Monadnock. This area is only a few hours drive from metropolitan Montreal and New York
City, but still keeps a relaxed, old-world feel. A certain
snugness or closeness pervades the entire Cheshire County landscape. The comforting hills, the miles of back roads and twisting streams offer everything for the outdoor enthusiast.
At the same time, the area's central city of Keene has many modern conveniences including a thriving arts scene, excellent schools, a highly-respected college, top-quality shopping and friendly, experienced medical services. Many of the employers in the region are in cutting-edge technology industries, ranging from robotic design, agricultural resources, aeronautical and space components, and advanced textile research.
While vibrant and growing, this area can still offer the pleasure of personal contact. HKS Associates Inc., un- clouded by the impersonality of larger real estate firms, cherishes this traditional atmosphere yet the people at HKS give their clients
world-wide scope and long-range experience
So, for all facets of real estate -- buying or selling, management, Residential, Business, Farm, Land, remember HKS means...
I had the pleasure of meeting Gail after my parents had passed away and had to sell some property. She was very pleasant, professional and reachable at all times, never did a phone call not get returned in a timely manner. Gail went the extra mile for me and my family in selling our property. I would highly recommend her if there is property to be sold in the Keene/Fitzwilliam area. She made a difficult situation go as smooth as possible with a professional/personal touch that I will never forget.
Steve Howe Woburn MA
Steve Howe Woburn MA
Gail is very knowledgeable of Southwest New Hampshire, local
neighborhoods and history. Right away I was struck by her personality and knowledge of NH on the phone. She actively screens and provides several great options to investigate. Once interested in a property to go view, I just let her know of my availability and she gladly took care of the rest.
She knows the entire process from start to finish very well and was able to answer all of the questions I had. Gail is extremely knowledgeable in the NH market, has an intimate understanding of laws and various tricks of the trade, and is
well connected and capable and willing to go out of her way to dig on information that other agents simply haven't done for me in previous home searches.
But most of all, Gail treats you like a friend and will take great care of you. I would recommend her as the best agent I've worked with!
RG Keene NH via TX
RG Keene NH via TX
Gail is an expert in all phases of real estate and has a wealth of knowledge to assist clients in both the buying and selling process. She cares about her clients and consistently will go above and beyond to get it done.
Mortgage Loan Officer at People’s United Bank
I worked with Gail on 2 separate property transactions (the 2nd was due to her awesome work during my initial work with her).
During both experiences, I was amazed by Gail's dedication to helping her clients, her excellent follow-through, & consistent communication. In addition, she always went over & above the call of duty in helping market the property & work the deal through to closing.
I could not think of a realtor who I could more heartily recommend than Gail. If you are looking for a property in the regional location that she covers, you owe it to yourself to contract Gail as your real estate professional. You will be as happy with her work as I have been.
C.P., Nashua NH
C.P., Nashua NH
I've been doing business with HKS for (over) 12 years. All my transactions have been handled by Gail Therriault. Through
Gail I have purchased my first and then my current NH home. My son also bought his condo (and first home) through Gail. I have also bought two apt buildings and all the buildings housing my businesses …….I would not dream of using another Realtor. Gail has always advised me well and done her due diligence. I wholeheartedly recommend her services as a Realtor.
Anna Schierioth, Office Manager –
Dear Anna -
We want you to know how amazing our out-of-area-sale experience has been with Gail Therriault. We have never met Gail in person, all our dealings have been by phone and fax, yet we feel she is a good friend.
Gail approached the sale of (our property in Peterborough NH) with total concern that we get the most we could for the property, not wanting us to just quickly sell it at a loss which we discussed with her due to the distance. She volunteered to take on responsibility for getting inspections, repair work done, checking on painting etc. that would have made our lives quite difficult without her. And thanks to her, we had two offers within two days of the property going on sale, one of which we accepted.
Then we left the country and when complications arose, Gail handled them, contacting us in Mexico. Thanks to Gail we figure we got at least $25,000 more than we expected for the property.
This letter is really a love letter to our realtor, now how many of those do sellers write.
G and A –
G and A
Dear Gail –
Thanks to you and Susan for all you did in the sale of my home. It was a long road and I appreciate your persistence!
Have a wonderful Holiday-
Thanks again –
M.I., Dublin NH
M.I., Dublin NH
To Whom it May Concern,
My wife and I recently purchased our first home and were represented by Bruce Murphy as our buyer agent. We began our search well over a year
ago, and were shown nearly a dozen homes by Bruce. Throughout the process, Bruce was a patient and trustworthy advocate for us, lending confidence where we were lacking and always guiding the process from his strong sense of ethical responsibility. We were especially impressed with the space he gave us to form our own opinions on the homes we were
viewing, while being completely candid when asked for his opinion. As first time home buyers, the process was foreign to us and as with any significant investment, somewhat daunting. Bruce has a very calm and easy demeanor and was able to alleviate our anxieties at every turn. Through nearly a dozen showings, 3 offers, 2 contracts (with inspections), and finally one closing, Bruce was an invaluable asset to us and has become a friend as well.
Austin and Greer Ward
Austin and Greer Ward
Always knew you could do it! Thank goodness, in my lifetime!
Woodman's Florist, Inc.
The flowers at the Bean Block are beautiful! All three of the window boxes look great with the different colors and the little patch in the front of Good n' Baked adds a nice touch.
to a job well done!
July 19th '94
I enjoyed working with you on the Harrison house. Rauseleubacks will be happy
there, and will add to the community.
10 May 1999
HKS Assoc. Inc.
You are, without a doubt, one of the nicest, and most
consistant realtors we've ever known! You're very good at your job!
We have entered into a contract on the Fitz William house we saw in our earlier search before we viewed yours.
However, we highly appreciate your hard-work and update you have supplied us with! If there is such a thing as a
questionaire on realtors, I'd love you to send me one so I can fill it out.
Thank you, again, Joanne, and good luck on the success of your business!
Linda & Neil Vincent
July 9, 2003
Here are two photos that were taken at Troy Heritage Day which we thought you might enjoy.
Thank you so very much for your wonderful addition to the day's program. Your spectacular entrance and presentation to Marcia
It was a special day for Troy and you contributed so much to it.
Marion Austin, Chair.
Troy Heritage Commission
Mr. Herman Schierioth, C.R.B.
H.K.S. Associates, Inc.
694 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire, 03431
Thank you for the outstanding job you and your team did marketing our property.
You sold it in a tough market, when one of your competitors was
and met all of our demanding needs as a third party real estate company.
The marketing reports you sent kept us informed so sound decisions could be made to minimize costs to our client.
I hope we are soon able to work together again.
I'd be glad to recommend Anna and HKS for any future relocation assignments.
Deborah Jansen Director,
Organizational Development & Training The Main Street America Group
Thanks for all your help in making our first must rent property very successful!
Don + Carol
Don + Carol
November 13, 2009
Recently we had a business dealing with your agent Bruce Murphy at Farmstead Condominiums 238 Base Hill Road Unit 30. We were very pleased
by his performance. Bruce had great communication skills, was organized, reliable, with sound
judgement and very professional and he put a great deal of effort into helping us. We just wanted to make sure his hard work and good performance did not go unnoticed. We
appricate all he did for us. You are fortunate to have such a great agent working for your company. Because of Bruce we will always do business with and recommend HKS Associates.
With Warm Regards,
Raymond Donata & Carla Lamoureux
Raymond Donata & Carla Lamoureux
Dear Peta -
Thank you so very much for helping to make our first house a reality for us!
Best wishes for a special Christmas and a New Year filled with Happiness!
David + Michelle Ray
It certainly seems like not enough to say Thank You. Great job by you all the way around. The whole thing was so simple and
stress free. You must take all the credit for that. I wish we could have spent more time together, you have a great soothing personality!
Jan. 14, 2007
This is a belated thank you for the effort, speed and detailed response to my request for a counter response to the town's reappraisal of my property.
Years ago, I requested the same aid from your father. He helped me quite a bit. This time it was not much of a stretch to once again call on HKS.
I am in Florida until April, that is the reason for my delay in thanking you. Preparing for the trip was very hectic.
I was very impressed by the speed and
dpeth of your response. I'll let you know how the appeal proceeds.
I am enclosing a check as an attempt to
remberse you for your time and effort in helping me in this matter.
Please accept our
outmost shining compliments to your company's recent performance.
Let me explain. Our family is going through some very tough decisions of selling the camp in Fitzwilliam as my dad is in need of cash for his health care. The family appointed me to research a quick valuation and sale.
I had the pleasure of calling on one of your finest, Anna Schierioth. Her ability to assess the
situation, put a comprehensive list of tasks needed to be completed and referencing valued people in the community to "Get the job done right and fast!" was incredible. Within 1 month she had the place completely turned around.
She did the necessary comparables, reviewed it with us so we could fairly depict the situation to the entire family for review. She was extremely
knowledgable and an absolute pleasure to work with. Anna is the best realtor I have ever worked with in both my professional and personal life. She is an expert in her field. Her compassion and ability to size the situation up and
action it quickly so it is the best for her client - that is true customer service with levels we never see anymore.
Anna was a breath of fresh air in a situation that was gloomy at best for our family.
The situation has enlightened us such that we will do everything in our powers to infuse cash to dad's
care, while keeping a treasured memory with us in the camp.
Anna lost the opportunity for an immediate sale, but she has gained for herself and your organization a reference that will permeate the region with accolades and exuberance.
Thank you for the experience to work with such a quality organization that shows much more than just a realtor in the region.
West Lake Consulting, Inc.
To Whom it may concern,
Working with Bruce made life easy. My girlfriend and I came into the housing market quite hesitant. We tried to maintain as informed and cautious as possible, having a friend who previously worked in the industry made this easy. Our friend accompanied us to our first showings with Bruce. We then went on three other separate showings with Bruce with three separate guests all with the intent to get some kind of gauge of how our guests felt about the entire situation. I'm sure many other realtors would have been quite frustrated due to the lack of trust and commitment we presented towards the beginning of the process.
Bruce however was not. Bruce remained friendly and professional throughout the entire process. In addition to Bruce's
nature he was also quite tentative and responsive to the many many inquiries we had of him. In some
cases we would email him at 10 PM and have a reply marked 6 AM the next morning. Let's be honest purchasing a house isn't just about seeing places, there is a lot more involved than that,
fortunately Bruce was more than willing to guide us through the process and answer any and all questions we had therein. Bruce also handled my cynicism well. At one point in the process when we were settling on making an offer I bluntly said to him "You are making a
profite based on the price the property is being sold at, how do I know the offer we make is in our best interest?" to which he replied "You can't, you can only try to trust that we (
realestate agents) are sworn to a code of ethics and I follow them". It is that kind of honesty that helped us feel comfortable with the entire process. We are in our third month of living in our new dwelling and Bruce still frequently emails us checking to make sure we are happy and things are going well. We fully intend to recommend Bruce to any person we encounter interested in real-estate.
Paul Boyd and Heather Cummings.
Thank you for all your help on purchasing Pleasant St.
Jennie + Steve
Jennie + Steve Crawlli
I am remembering the recommendation/evaluation thing and will send it soon.
Also will send a thank you! for the gift certificate to my favorite place, Maple Hill. Thank you very much. Turns out there are little blueberry bushes everywhere - that may or may not actually be blueberry bearing, time will tell, - and I may get a Rose of Sharon and hibiscus for the front west corner of the house. They will be lovely.
My younger son and his wife decided - quicker than I did - to buy a big barn of a place, literally, in Brattleboro so I've been making trips to Brattleboro for emotional support and because I'm endlessly fascinated by houses. The home inspection took 3 solid hours and the results make my house look like a weekend project. Ah, youth.
I will happily tell everyone that you are the person to go to if they are buying or selling. Nancy Proctor out, Bruce Murphy in.
May all your For Sale signs turn to Sold,
20 Jan 07
I was pleasantly surprised to receive your thank you + gift certificate! (I shouldn't be surprised - that's how you are!) I've been wanting to try Sunflowers Cafe since I read of their opening. Now I have a perfect reason to do so. Thank you so much!
There is no need to thank me though. When you told me Roland wanted to sell the house, (he never contacted me) I was scared and unsure about so much. You made it all so easy for me. I will never forget your help and kindness to me. So you see, it is I who owe the thanks. I have seen your work ethic and integrity first hand.
So of course I tell many people about you. I see Leon (my oldest son) every Tues. during his break. I don't know if he contacted you or not. Last Tues. he told me Ocean Bank (very nice, he said) gave them a scenario of a $2000 mortgage. So he has basically given up for now. They are disappointed. I will talk with him Tues.
Thank you again. Happy New Year!
We just can't thank you enough for all your help in marketing our house! Your advice on what needed doing was right on the mark. I saw that you kept up your interest in the property through the ups and downs of the process. It was obvious that you were talking it up whenever possible. From disposing of the forgotten roast to taking your notary on a road trip - I would be pleased to recommend HKS at any time. You
truely have a "full service" agency and we really appreciate all your efforts on our behalf.
I want to thank you very much for the most
extraordenary efforts you undertook with the property on Prospect Street. You are to be commended.
Saul + BJ
Saul + BJ Niele
Bless your heart for being so nice.
What can I say that I haven't said before? It would've been a horrible experience if I had to work w/anyone but you. Losing + leaving the house was not easy, but you eased the hurt by your wonderfulness. (is that a word?) Come see my new "pad" sometime. May God bless you + Keep you prosperous!
With Heartfelt Thanks,
Anna enclosed is a check for $325.00 for a Trash Dumpster as per telephone conversation on 8-2-1999. Once again may I thank you ever so much for everything you have done to put Closure on the sale of my property in Jaffrey. It wasn't easy and you had to work pretty hard in the final days but at
last it is done. Again Thanks. :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Timothy R Clyne
Timothy R Clyne
I am very please with the way Anna handled everything from start to finish. She was honest, professional and kept us informed. I would highly recommend Anna. There is no one else that I would have trusted to sell my house.
We bought a home and two commercial properties from Anna. We found her to be a consummate professional who is always on top of the latest market and property trends. She regularly attends seminars to keep up with the latest legal, liability, and mortgage issues and thoroughly researches regional property to tailor showings to her
clients needs. Once a client decides on a property she is a vigilant advocate to obtain that property at the best possible price, informs the client of every step of the process and is continually an advocate for the
clients interests. Anna also handled the sale of both commercial properties and obtained "best price" and we were fully protected by her skilled negotiations. She guards her client's privacy with a similar efficiency. I highly
I have recently purchased a home with Anna acting as my buyer agent. I found her to be thorough, extremely knowledgeable with years of experience and
aware of current market trends. The process of searching and locating just the right home for me was accomplished with dedication without any pushiness on her part. Her breadth of knowledge covers not only the market itself but also the construction and workings of the various systems within a home. She listened to what was important to me to
insure that the eventual home of my choice would meet my needs I highly recommend her to anyone looking for an honest, competent real estate agent.
Elaine San Soucie Jaffrey, NH 03452
I began looking for a home in Keene for my daughter in October 2012. At that time I met Bruce Murphy and began the search in earnest. Bruce did a complete profile of just what type of home was in my budget as well as what would fit the needs of the family which included 4 school aged children. The concerns I had were obviously location,
house, costs, safety, investment return and more. After seeing several potentials we came across a home in Keene that was on paper a "perfect" fit. The home was a bank owned property and knowing nothing about the details involved I put my trust in Bruce to navigate the process. Bruce advised me on what an acceptable offer would entail and I put an offer in. Little did I know at the time the trials of working with a bank not located in the area. I'll spare the details, but suffice to say it was not a smooth purchase and had Bruce not been my advocate I doubt the transaction would ever have been completed. The list of problems ranged from title issues to repairs that might have killed the deal early without Bruce's deft handling of each situation as they arose. The deal was eventually sealed, but not until 4 months later! At times we were disheartened, other times just plain angry at the seller and the system. Each time Bruce acted as the referee and continued to lend his support and experience to the process... he kept me in the game where other agents would have recommended another course and for that I am grateful.
I would recommend Bruce to anyone looking for a professional, caring and well- seasoned agent either to purchase their first home or their last home. He's an advocate for his clients and more than that he actually cares
for his clients and their families. Buying a home can be a daunting experience for anyone, but it's people like Bruce that give buyers renewed faith in that experience.
Richard McGravey - March
Please forgive me for not sending this sooner; we have been busy decorating our new home and exploring the lovely property. Since I am a firm believer that a job well done should not go unnoticed, I am sending you a thank you note that you may use as a reference for future clients. However, I am not too sure if you need a reference because I know you have a reputation for being a superior realtor, in both aspects of selling and buying homes. We really appreciate your services with selling our home and purchasing our new property. When we established a contract with you to sell our home in late 2011, we thought that finding a buyer would be a difficult process because of the economic downturn. Thankfully, you eased our worries by selling our house within months and for a satisfactory price. Because we were uncertain of our next move, you allowed us plenty of time to explore our options. You have a gift for patiently allowing people to inquire about different real estate avenues and then providing sound advice in regards to the inquiries. Finally, a year after selling our home, we purchased a new property that met our expectations. We have a lovely home, in a desirable location with a great school system, and we made a fantastic investment. When people visit our home, we frequently receive a comment that we got a great deal. It's a great feeling to purchase a desirable home, and if we decide to sell it, we know we can count on you to facilitate the sale!
Margo and Aaron Ott
Margo and Aaron Ott, Surry, NH
Thanks for your help marketing this property. You made selling a difficult property painless.
Thank you! Thank you for just being our friend and getting us through this. We really appreciate that we could be ourselves with you - good and bad, calm and frustrated. You just went with it and kept us going. It was such a better process having you go through it with us. I loved that we could simply be real with each other, it made it such a better process. Thank you for being our friend and for walking us through the sale and onto our new phase in Pennsylvania. We cannot wait for you and Jim to visit us!!
With love and a really big hug!!
I would be very happy to give Lisa M. Hall my highest recommendation for anyone desiring to sell their property and buy a new one. Lisa knows her market extremely well; she is diligent, responsive, and very patient. She is both very professional and personable. Lisa clearly takes pride in doing a good job.
Lisa was able to sell my property in a very short period of time. When it was time to look for a new house my husband and I had very different visions of what we wanted and Lisa was able to find us the perfect property. In addition, in my particular case as a buyer of a home, there were many rough spots on the road to closing and in every
instance Lisa was a great help.
It would be hard to envision someone doing a better job than Lisa or being anything but happy in choosing to work with her.
I wanted to write a review about Anna Schierioth. My husband and I live in the Midwest and wanted to move to New Hampshire. We had a plan to come to NH and view homes. We found Anna, by requesting some info on one of her listings.
We met with Anna and spent one entire Saturday in March looking at 18 homes. She was a trooper! Prior to working with
Anna we had chatted with numerous real estate agents in the surrounding areas. No one had the knowledge or experience we desired. We have bought and sold many homes over the years and we knew what we wanted in a Realtor. Anna had it all.
We did not find the house of our dreams that day, but Anna stuck in there with us. A few months later we found our dream house online, flew out and looked at it one weekend and made an offer. The rest of the sales process was all done remote.
We could not have asked for a better expert to start and complete this sales process with. She had the contacts we needed for inspection, septic, and house cleaning. Above all, she is enjoyable to work with.
I know there are many agents to look at when buying or selling a house. But I truly believe you will be happy with what Anna has to offer for knowledge,
attitude and experience.