It is important to understand there is no such thing as an oral agreement in real estate in NH. No “handshake” deals. No “mutual understandings”. Those things have no legal standing in The Granite State. If it isn’t in writing, then it doesn’t exist. A verbal understanding that is not written into the Purchase and Sale Agreement is non-binding.
EVERYTHING that has been agreed upon must be written into your contract.
The relationship between you and your REALTOR is a partnership. Each of you has your respective roles. Your REALTOR will endeavor to ensure that everything that was agreed upon is included in your offer and subsequent counter-proposals. But you are different people who perceive things differently – you may believe something was agreed upon as a Seller concession, whereas your REALTOR may believe it was dropped. Read the offers and counter-offers carefully. Ultimately, it is your responsibility to review the document and ensure all of the agreed upon terms of sale are accurate. Remember, you are partners… you want the same thing… you are in this together. Communication is key: if you have a question or think something is missing from the offer, ask about it.
(NOTE: it is advisable to keep written notes throughout the home-buying process… those notes will be a handy reference as you review your offer, counter-offers, and final contract)