Maxfield Real Estate

The Luxury Market in the Lakes Region: Steve and Carol Bush's Skilled Approach

     Did you know that Steve and Carol are among the few designated Elite Agents for Luxury Real Estate in New Hampshire? With their extensive experience working within the luxury market they are able to provide luxury real estate buyers and sellers with the tools and information necessary to make well-informed decisions. Buying or selling premium property requires special skills. There are major resources at stake in such a market, and often these are once-in-a-lifetime investments.
     Steve and Carol fill those needs by offering uncompromised service, delivering a product that is superior to all others, and creating a presence and reputation which is recognized both locally and nationally. In addition, they have superior knowledge of the Lakes Region market, as they are lifelong residents with decades of real estate experience. It is no wonder that Steve and Carol have been top-producing luxury real estate agents in New Hampshire for more than 20 years. In fact, in the last five years alone they have sold more than $45,000,000 in Lakes Region real estate alone.
     Promoting luxury property in the Lakes Region requires local, national and international marketing campaigns. Steve and Carol are skilled at innovative marketing and widespread networking. They reach out to this upscale market through business relationships, targeted marketing, luxury magazine advertising and by attracting well-targeted, motivated traffic to one of their luxury websites:, or is the most-viewed luxury real estate website in the world and receives more than 2.5 million page views per month. It has also been ranked by high-net-worth U.S. consumers as “Best Website,” according to the Luxury Institute LLC, an independent research firm. Compared to other luxury real estate websites, has more than three times the number of properties over $1 million USD. No other website provides access to such detailed content in the luxury real estate niche.
     Whether it is a luxury home, a condominium, commercial property or acreage, Steve and Carol guide their clients through the buying or selling process with unmatched, expert service. In their opinion, first-rate professional treatment is not a client luxury, it is just the right way to do business.

Discover the Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra

Steve and Carol Bush are proud to have been supporters of the Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra (LRSO), a  nonprofit organization that they helped fund through Maxwell Real Estate’s “We Care Program.” Based in Meredith, New Hampshire, the LRSO is comprised of a blend of amateur and semi-professional musicians from 30 towns around the Lakes Region and beyond. Musicians of all ages and abilities come together to create this stellar regional performing company.
Not only does the LRSO provide a wonderful opportunity for musicians to perform, it is also a vehicle for sharing all types of music with community audiences.  In fact, increasing the exposure to, and appreciation of, a range of compositions is part of its mission. Concerts are held fall through spring, including a very popular Holiday Pops Concert, as well as a Youth Concert and Youth Concerto Competition.
Introducing young people to music, and encouraging their musical development, is another important role for the LRSO. For six years now, they have offered a concerto competition and scholarship program for young performing artists. The competition allows these blossoming classical musicians to rehearse and perform with a symphony orchestra. The competition is open to high school students in grades 8 through 11 who play an orchestra instrument, including piano. Students select and record a fast concerto movement from the standard orchestral repertoire and submit this, along with an application, for consideration. Live auditions are then held, and the winning soloists are featured in concert with the LRSO. The top three finishers also receive scholarship funds.
If you are in the Lakes Region this spring, be sure to get tickets to the LRSO’s spring pops concert on May 16th; it will feature “Music from the Movies” and showcase popular works by Marvin Hamlisch, John Williams, Irving Berlin, and many more.

We Care: How Steve and Carol Bush, Realtors at Maxfield Real Estate give back to Lakes Region Nonprofit Orginizations

            We believe it is important to play an active role in helping the people and organizations in the region we call "home." This is why we are actively involved in Maxfield Real Estate's "We Care Program."
            Established in 1999, the We Care Program was meant to be a one-year charitable program in honor of Maxfield Real Estate's 45th year in business. The program was created as a way of giving back to the local community. A percentage of each commission dollar would be donated to non-profit organizations located within the company's service area. However, the funds raised by that one-year effort became such a significant force for good that the We Care Program has remained a vital part of the company.
            We have personally seen how these contributions have enriched and improved the quality of life for area residents. Maxfield Real Estate has three offices, in Alton, Center Harbor and Wolfeboro, and we have found it very rewarding to see how these donations have made a difference in each town.
            The We Care Program is a way for Maxfield Real Estate to express gratitude to the people who use our real estate company. By aiding local nonprofits, we have helped a diverse and vital group of organizations, including the Appalachian Mountain Teen Project, the Central New Hampshire VNA Hospice, the Friends of Abenaki Ski Area, the Great Waters Music Festival, the Lakes Region Conservation Trust, the Lake Wentworth Foundation, the Lakes Region Humane Society, Life Ministries Food Pantry, the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance and many others.
            Upon closing the purchase or sale of your home, we will happily donate to the local charity of your choosing. To date, the We Care Program has raised over $718,000 for more than 275 local charities. In the last three years, we are pleased to announce that Steve and Carol have donated more than $14,000 on behalf of our clients.
            We are proud to be part of the We Care Program! --Steve and Carol Bush

Successfully Market Your Property to SELL in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire

Youve been seriously thinking about selling your property and are now ready to list it on the open market. One of the most important decisions for any seller is to decide which company and which Realtors will provide the most aggressive marketing plan and which have a proven record. Ninety to ninety-five percent of buyers search for real estate online. A major online presence for your property is critical to getting the message out to buyers so they find your property and then request a showing of your property.

Market Your Lakes Region Property Online

Having an aggressive marketing campaign executed on the internet and in print by your Realtor is step one. Not all websites and real estate companies are equal. After exploring the website of a real estate company check out the individual website(s) of the Realtors you are considering. It doesnt take long to realize that a well built and maintained real estate website is current, complete and easy to use. At Maxfield Real Estate we are very proud of our website and Realtors Steve and Carol Bush take special pride in their personal real estate websites and Check any of these sites - were confident that youll find them to be, if not the best, some of the best.

A Marketing Plan Designed for Success

Below is a marketing plan that Realtors Steve and Carol Bush have prepared for Lake Winnipesaukee waterfront properties. This will give a good overview of the degree of expertise and skill that we as Realtors provide our clients. If youre on a non-waterfront home we still provide much of what is listed here minus the boat/water components. Photography
  • Professional Photography (Obeo Virtual Tours)
  • Photos of your Winnipesaukee property by boat
  • Virtual tour added to YouTube Real Estate channel for &
Print Marketing
  • We seasonally purchase pages in Homes and Land magazine and we will advertise your property in this magazine particularly during the summer months. This magazine reaches upwards of 20,000 people interested in real estate in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.
  • Outside of the extensive Maxfield advertising we personally will advertise your property seasonally in newspapers around the Lakes Region as well as in The Laker and Homes & Land Magazine.
  • Maxfield company ads in all papers around Lake Winnipesaukee
  • Brochures for customers
  • QR Codes on all print materials (QR codes bring the customer to pictures and listing information when they use a bar code scanner on a smart phone or iPad)
Social Media / Internet - your property will be advertised on the following sites:
  • We are two of the very few Realtors listed as Elite Agents for Luxury Real Estate in New Hampshire and your property would be on Please check us out on this website!
  • FaceBook
  • Twitter
  • Craigs List
  • All real estate websites including,,  Northern New England Real Estate Network (Multiple Listing Services),,,  Trulia,  Zillow,,, etc.
  • Your property will have its own URL. Example
  • We provide a broker open house, tours, information packets, as well as DVDs of the virtual tour to the Realtors and listing information to buyers each time we show the property
  • We have the ability to take clients out in our Cobalt 242 boat to view and then tour your property from the lake
When deciding which Realtors to market and sell your property, please consider contacting Steve and Carol Bush of Maxfield Real Estate.

Statistics Don't Lie. Maxfield Real Estate is the #1 Real Estate Office in Wolfeboro and Alton for 2011 Sales!

For the year 2011 the Wolfeboro office of Maxfield Real Estate is the number 1 office for sales out of the eight real estate offices in Wolfeboro, and the Maxfield Alton office is the number 1 real estate office in that town for 2011 sales. Heady numbers attained in an extremely competitive business, but richly deserved!
2011 Sales Report Wolfeboro & Alton Area Real Estate Companies

2011 Sales Report Wolfeboro & Alton Area Real Estate Companies

In Wolfeboro, Maxfield Real Estate was 45% ahead of the closest competitive real estate office in Wolfeboro. That's a dollar volume for the Wolfeboro office of over twenty-three million dollars in combined sales over that closest competitor. When there have been a string of difficult years in real estate sales due to the economy, why is Maxfield  Real Estate able to remain a continual leader in real estate market share of transactions? The simple answer is that working for an  independent family run company, with over 55 years in Wolfeboro, and with leadership that is "fair and balanced", as Bill O'Reilly likes to say on FOX, has inspired exceptional people to work in the Maxfield offices.

You're only as good as your agents

At Maxfield Real Estate the Realtors are highly skilled in the principals of sound real estate commerce. Year after year agents such as Carol Bush, Randy Parker, Bill Regan and Denise Williams are Top Producers. The team of agents at Maxfield are not only extremely intelligent about real estate in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, but they bring all the tools needed for a successful customer experience whether buying or selling. Their ability to market effectively and over many mediums, use technology to their customer's advantage, and negotiate efficiently and successfully on their clients behalf are well known throughout the Lakes Region. Maybe being consistently leaders in their communities for supporting non-profits also says what kind of individuals Maxfield agents are.

Looking to Sell Your Lakes Region Property or Buy Lakes Region Property?

If you are looking to buy or sell real estate in the Lakes Region, please give Maxfield Real Estate the opportunity to assist you and call or email Carol or Steve Bush. We know you will find working with us a positive experience. Our priorities are simple, they're yours.

Carol Bush is a 2011 New Hampshire Five Star Real Estate Agent

Five Star Award Winner Carol Bush of Maxfield Real Estate

2011 Five Star Award Winner Carol Bush of Maxfield Real Estate

Carol Bush, Realtor at Maxfield Real Estate in Wolfeboro, has been selected by New Hampshire Magazine as a 2011 New Hampshire Five Star Real Estate Agent, and she is recognized as a top real estate professional in their December 2011 issue. New Hampshire Magazine partnered with Five Star Professional who surveyed New Hampshire residents who purchased a home in the past 36 months as well as 1,000 subscribers of New Hampshire Magazine and 250 surveys that were sent to mortgage and title companies. The final list of 2011 New Hampshire Five Star Real Estate Agents is a select group representing less than 6% of the more than 5,900 active real estate agents in the State. Criteria rated by those who participated in the survey included knowledge, integrity, communication and customer service. Of the over 5,900 active real estate agents in New Hampshire Carol is in the top 4% (NNEREN 1/1/11-11/28/11) of these agents in total sales. Carol Bush partners at Maxfield Real Estate in Wolfeboro with her husband Steve. Contact Carol at 603-387-4733, or to learn more about her, go to her website

Holiday Parties, the Economy, and Food Pantries

We at Maxfield Real Estate in the three offices (Wolfeboro, Center Harbor and Alton) around the Lakes Region of New Hampshire voted unanimously to do away with our traditional Holiday Christmas Party and donate the money that would have been spent to the food pantries in the towns our offices reside in. With the economic hardship so many are facing and the food banks running consistently low on food, it is another reason why working at Maxfield Real Estate and the men and women there once again showed that we care about our communities.

Maxfield Real Estate has a We Care Program that has for many years donated a portion of every commission to a local non-profit of the buyer's or seller's choice. In 2008 over $50,000 was turned over to these non-profits.