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HOLDERNESS, NH — Eric Turchon, a new sales agent in the Holderness office of Badger Peabody & Smith Realty, admits that he is a "work hard, play hard" type of agent.

A resident of the Granite State since 2007, he has embraced "its authentic lifestyle and its many recreational opportunities," like boating on Squam Lake, snowboarding at Loon Mountain and hiking all 48 4,000 footers. "I love sharing my passion and knowledge of the area with my clients." he says.

Turchon graduated with a business degree from Plymouth State University. He gained years of valuable sales and customer service experience working as a buyer/manager in the snow sports industry. His background as a freelance photographer has also been an asset to his real estate career bringing "a creative element to my workflow."

Turchon was previously a successful agent at another real estate company, but joined Badger Peabody & Smith Realty after sitting down with Andy Smith, the company's President, and listening to his business philosophy. "I wanted to join a firm that has a reputation for results but also values elements like caring and consistency and giving back to the community, as well as accountability," he says. "That appeals to me."

"We're delighted to welcome Eric to the Badger Peabody & Smith team," says Smith. "His strong background in real estate and customer service and his in-depth knowledge of the Holderness and the surrounding region are invaluable qualities that will benefit our buyers and sellers."

Badger Peabody & Smith Realty is the North Country, Mt. Washington Valley, Lakes Region of NH, Western Maine and Northeast Kingdom of Vermont representative of LeadingRE ( With a membership that spans six continents, LeadingRE connects more than 550 firms and 135,000 sales associates who produce over 1.1 million real estate transactions each year. With combined resources of over 60 full time agents, and eight offices, Badger Peabody & Smith Realty can be reached online at 


A lake home is one of the most peaceful and relaxing places to live. Central New Hampshire features some of the cleanest and most serene lakes around from Lake Winnipesaukee to Newfound Lake to Squam Lake. Whether you are looking for a vacation dream home or a year-round residence, there are plenty of gorgeous options for waterfront homes in New Hampshire. Here are seven things to consider when looking for a new lake home with your NH real estate agent.

1. Outdoor Living Spaces

Whether your home offers lake frontage or lake access, outdoor living spaces add to the enjoyment and value of your lake home. Decks, patios, and porches offer places to cook, dine, entertain, and relax. Look for outdoor living spaces with exterior lighting that adds to safety and extends the number of hours you can be outside.

2. A Fireplace

A must-have for any New Hampshire home, fireplaces add to the cozy charm of a lake house while heating up the rooms.

3. A Private Dock or Access to Dock or Boat Ramp

Homes with private docks offer space for boats and a golden opportunity to spread out and watch the sunset. No private dock and you own a boat? Look for homes with access to docks and boat ramps. Be sure to plot route and distance from the property to the water. It's also a good idea to check whether boat access points are private or public.

4.  Extra Bedrooms for Guests

Your lake home will attract friends and family. To ensure your privacy and give guests the space they need, look for lake homes with bedrooms you can designate for guests. A bedroom with a private bathroom becomes a guest suite. Add a couple of luggage racks and a stock of extra towels.

5. Access to Necessities Like Medical Care, Grocery Stores, Restaurants

Think about the practical side of owning a lake house. As you look at properties, take note of locations for the nearest hospital, grocery store, pharmacy, and hardware store. Do online research or drive around the area to explore restaurants and other community amenities.

6. Large Windows to Enjoy the View

Nothing compares to the breathtaking views seen from New Hampshire lake homes. Large windows throughout the house help showcase the lake.

7. A Garage, Shed, or Boathouse

The New Hampshire boating lifestyle comes with a lot of equipment from boat trailers to life jackets. You'll need a garage for vehicles, plus a boathouse or shed for boating gear and equipment.

For more information on New Hampshire waterfront real estate,  please contact us today and speak with a NH real estate agent.