help: Should you have a Home Inspection BEFORE you list your home? - 05/23/15 05:29 AM
Are their any benefits to Inspecting your home Before you list it for sale? There is a Manchester NH area Agent who a seller reported is making home owners do this. I may not agree with making every home owner go through a full blown inspection before listing. There are certainly some benefits Io inspecting your home however there are also come cons.If a home owner is prepared to fix anything found at any cost that is found during this pre sale inspection, then yes, you should do it. 
 
The con part, could be for a home owner who has an inspector that finds one or … (8 comments)

help: WHY does the buyer need a SECOND SHOWING? They saw the home once - 05/22/15 05:14 AM
Do buyers really need to see a home for a second or even third time? This was a question asked yesterday by a Manchester NH area Home Seller. I was representing the buyer who wanted to see the home for a second time. The listing agent from a big time company has buyer agents contact the seller direct. The seller was no so open to letting us back in. "They have already seen the home, they can buy it or not." boasts the home seller.
 
Obviously the listing agent failed to educate the seller on how the home selling.buying process works. If a buyer … (14 comments)

help: WHY would you only post 1 picture in MLS? - 05/17/15 06:57 AM
I did it, Guilty of placing only 1 picture of a home for my New BANK OWNED LISTING. Why did I only post 1 picture? Well the home was so bad, that every interior picture showed some sort of damage or included a view of the massive amount of personal property left behind. The bank does not allow pictures of damage or personal property to be shown in MLS pictures. 
 
Don't worry though, the lack of pictures dd not keep the cash only buyers away. As with all my new listings, my list of cash buyers was already called to preview the … (36 comments)

help: Home Inspector or Home Wrecker? - 05/12/15 05:46 AM
A Home Inspectors words can make or break a sale despite if what they find is cosmetic, minor or major. They have the power to kill a sale with a few words despite what is reality or common sense. When a Home Inspector sees a 9 year old water heater, that is functioning properly with no signs of anything wrong with it and then states, "the average water heater has a life of about 10 years" can be shattering to a first time home buyer who takes it literally the water heater will last only 1 more year.  
 
You have a … (18 comments)

help: Is an EXCLUSIVE Buyer agent Better than a Just a Buyers Agent? - 05/08/15 06:12 AM
You mean to tell me there is a difference? asked a buyer. What is the difference between a an "Exclusive" Buyers agent and just a Buyers agent? An exclusive buyers agent just represents buyers and does not list homes, where a buyers agent can represent just a buyer or can take listings and represent just the seller. The debate raged on, with a feature blog by Alan Mays yesterday, so when a buyer asked me today what the difference was, i knew i had to chime in. 
 
As the Buyer asked which was better, I let him know what the responsibilities of a … (19 comments)

help: Can you Buy a Home with Bad Credit? - 05/06/15 05:00 AM
What does it take to purchase a home these days? This frequent question seems to be asked of me every day. There are many different types of mortgages for all kinds of Buyers. The BEST way to begin is to get pre qualified for a mortgage by a local and trusted bank or mortgage company. If you dont know where to start, a GOOD buyer broker can refer you to a GOOD loan officer.
 
There are different types of credit and different levels of "bad" credit. Most buyers do not even know the difference of what is bad, what is average or what is good.
 
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help: Is it possible to sell a Home where Buyers cant see the inside of it? - 05/01/15 05:15 AM
Is it in the Home Sellers best interest to have Buyers see the inside of their home? You bet it is. Although it is possible to find a buyer for home and not let them see the inside, they may only offer half of what it is worth or less. A woman calls to list a property. It was her first home, she got married and moved into the new husbands home. She rented her former home. Now she is ready to sell and the tenant will not allow anyone inside to see it. At least 2 other agents took the listing … (29 comments)

help: Where did the last 100 days go? A changing market with new challenges - 04/30/15 06:08 AM
What is happeing in the Real Estate Market? It is a question I get asked daily. To say that the start of 2015 has been a whirlwind is an understatement. As in most areas there is a shortage of homes to sell with a steady amount of buyers looking to take advantage of the ultra low interest rates to buy their dream home. The record breaking winter slowed owner occupied buyers but investors bought anything and everything right through 8 feet of snow.
 
I set many goals for 2015. To purchase a new office building. To grow by adding agents. To increase the … (14 comments)

help: Can I list my home with multiple agents at the same time? - 04/29/15 05:19 AM
There is no shortage of short cuts people will try to sell their home. A Manchester Nh area home seller called to list their home. Upon arriving they disclosed their plan to list their homes with 4 agents, The biggest company they could find, The agency with most TV ads, A MA company and a locally owned and operated company.
 
His thought was 4 agents equals 4 times the sale power.  I wondered how many agents would accept an open style listing because I sure was not. The answer was the other 3 all took the listing. The reality this seller will face … (13 comments)

help: How would you handle a Buyer that doesnt know what they want in a home - 04/28/15 05:44 AM
Sometimes a Husband and Wife do not agree with what they want in a home. It can pose a great challenge when starting the Buying process. Take a recent relocation Buyer to New Hampshire where the Husband wanted a new home that "needed nothing", move in ready he said. Then came the wife's request of an older home, with character they  could fix up or restore. She wanted a pool, he wanted a garage. She wanted a first floor laundry, he wanted either a finished basement or one that could be finished. She wanted a home close to the highway, he wanted … (10 comments)

help: WHY list a home if you dont do anything to get is SOLD? - 04/24/15 05:27 AM
How angry do you get reading this? Meeting with a local group of residents, the talk turned to me when they found out I was in Real Estate. The question posed was "Why would a big national franchise agent list my home if they were not going to do anything to get it sold?" The answer is simple, some agents and companies work off only selling a percentage of their listings. They need a large number of listing's to reach their goal of a "certain percentage".
 
You often will read in my blogs that "ALL AGENTS ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL." Therefore all agents … (16 comments)

help: WHY is my Home NOT SELLING and why are you yelling at me - 04/23/15 05:27 AM
Every time the phone rings, there can be some excitement on the other end. This time it is a very irate woman screaming "Why her house is not selling?" My first question was who she is and what her address is. It is not one of my listings, so why is she calling me and why is she yelling?
 
She tells me she did everything right, she cleaned her home, de-cluttered, spruced up the yard and hired the biggest company she knew of. Looking up her home on MLS, I asked why she decided to call me.
 
While she was thinking, I was able to find … (11 comments)

help: What do you think of Value Range Pricing in Real Estate? - 04/22/15 05:23 AM
Why would someone offer a home in MLS at a price they were not willing to accept? Recently a Buyer of mine made an offer on a home listed at $250,000 in MLS and in the comments it states it was listed as a "Value Range" Listing of $250,000 to $300,000. The buyer liked it and offered $250,000. The Seller rejected it later countering at $300,000. The result, was an angry buyer who did not under stand why they would list it at a price they would not accept. The seller could not answer why. The listing agent stated that is … (28 comments)

help: How do you know if an Offer to Buy a home is a GOOD one? - 04/20/15 02:06 PM
I do not need my own Buyer Broker, all I have to do is make a GOOD offer boasts a buyer yesterday.  They then turn to me and blurt out "So what is a GOOD offer anyway?" These first time Buyers had no experience with buying and loaded with bad advice, were not going to listen to anyone. They had a plan and they were going to follow through with it.
 
They may be lucky though, because they met me. As they did not want to be represented by a Buyer Broker I shared a secret of what makes a GOOD offer. The … (38 comments)

help: How Many Homes can a Buyer make an offer on at the same time? - 04/19/15 05:44 AM
 Can a Home Buyer make an offer on two different homes at the same time? This particular Buyer saw my listing yesterday and soon with their agent. A couple hours later wanted to see it again and said they were bringing an offer. It was assisted, so i met them there, Looking at the name on the offer it was similar to a name on an offer I received on a bank owned listing of mine the day before. I asked their agent if they put in an offer yesterday, she said no.

As they looked over the home again I pulled the offer … (37 comments)

help: Is Facebook a Deal Maker or a Deal Breaker in Real Estate? - 04/16/15 06:22 AM
Ismple search of their name and a great deal was had by my Buyer.
 
In summary a Listing Agent or Buyer Broker's job is to work with their Buyer or Seller through each step of the buying OR Selling process. That includes discussing how negotiations work, what to say and what not to say. SO thank you Facebook for another great sale.   LEARN THIS ONE FACT: One should know that All Agents are not created equal and every buyer or seller should take the time to hire the BEST not just the biggest Agent or Company. It is important to Hire the BEST Agent. In NH … (30 comments)

help: How important is having and using a Telephone in Real Estate? - 04/16/15 05:28 AM
Has the telephone gone the way of the pagers, faxes, dinosaur's and travel agents? Yesterday after trying for near 6 hours to reach a Listing Agent I stopped into their office.  They were there and when told I have been calling them all day to get something for our closing, they said "exactly, you didn't reach me because you didn't text me, I don't answer a phone any longer. Get with the times." My response was short and swift for them to get me what is needed to close or this is not closing.
 
Last night as I sat pondering this conversation, my phone rang.  I answered … (29 comments)

help: Manchester NH Spring Clean up Information Released - 04/09/15 12:13 PM
Public notice that weekly curb side pick up of yard waste will start the week of April 13, 2015 and continue weekly until May 22, 2015. After which it will be every other week on your regular trash pick up day.
 
Yard waste must be in either an approved container with a maximum of 33 gallons and 75lbs. Biodegradable paper yard bags may be used. No plastic bags will be accepted.  For branches, they must be under 3 inches in diameter and be bundled together but not more than 2 feet by 3 feet. No stumps or branches greater than 3 inches are accepted,.
 
This Public … (7 comments)

help: If I dont get a buyer agent, can their fee pay my closing costs? - 04/08/15 05:15 AM
Why would any Buyer think this would work? A Manchester NH area buyer stated they were not hiring a Buyer Agent and would like the fee they would have received used to pay their closing costs. They said they saw it in TV. In NH, a buyer does need their own Buyer Agent. An agent can act as a facilitator or what is known as a "non agent" in some circles. A buyer received an agency disclosure form that explains what each type of agent means and what the duties of each is.
 
 
 
The Seller hires the listing agent at a set fee. The … (27 comments)

help: What do you do if the Real Estate phone rings on Easter? - 04/06/15 05:22 AM
It is 8am on Easter, your business phone rings... What do you do? For me, I answered it. It was a home buyer in town visiting relatives who saw a home I have listed. They are leaving after Easter dinner to head home, is there any way they could see it. Lucky for them the seller is away and I was ready to roll. After asking the key questions to make sure they were ready, willing and able to buy a home, I headed to let them in,
 
It went well and soon enough I was back home and heading … (34 comments)

 
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Scott Godzyk is the Owner/Broker of The Godzyk Real Estate Services located in Manchester NH. With 25 years of Real Estate experience Scott specializes in Listing and Selling Bank Owned Homes, Short Sales, Residential Properties, Condominiums, New Construction and Investment Properties. Scott services the counties of Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham and Belknap. To contact Scott Godzyk please call 603-661-2121 or email sctprop@aol.com. his website is www.ScottSellsNH.com.


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