manchester: Do Loan Officers really think ALL Real Estate Agents are that bad? - 07/08/13 05:44 PM
Reading the featured blogs today got me a little steamed that Loan Officers would lump ALL Real Estate Agents together as in this feature blog Realtors, please STOP allowing this.  Joseph makes a great statement that every agent should spend a week attached to a loan officer and every loan officer spend a week with a Real Estate Agent.  I WANT TO TELL YOU that any GOOD BUYER BROKER probably already did that without anyone telling them they should or need to. A GOOD BUYER BROKER will know the mortgage process as well as they know their own duties.
 
I make … (6 comments)

manchester: Does it take longer to close your sale now that Real Estate is busier - 07/06/13 05:33 AM
With an increase in Sales, Buyers in the Manchester NH area wonder if the time it takes to buy a home is longer these days. The answer whether a slow or busy market though is the same. When a Buyer hires the right agent, gets pre-qualified and does their due diligence, the home buying poriocess will go alot smoother than for those who skip steps, try to rush teh process or hire the "wrong" agent. 

My philosophy is simple, provide more personal and professional service to guide my clients through each step of the buying or selling process. All Agents … (6 comments)

manchester: Summer is for All Stars here in Manchester NH - 07/06/13 05:27 AM
One of the best parts of Summer is All Star Travel games. The MANCHESTER GIRLS SOFTBALL LEAGUE (MGSL)  located in Manchester NH supports the Manchester Vipers. The U10 and U12 teams start their All Star play with the New Hampshire District Tournament this weekend.  With such a busy schedule in Real Estate, it is nice to be able to coach such a great group of girls. Some of the best players from 4 teams in the Junior division join together as one to play in the U12 division.  The Vipers squad also consist of a U10 and U14 division. We play … (1 comments)

manchester: How soon after I make an offer can I move In? - 07/05/13 05:39 AM
A Buyer looking to Buy a Home in the Manchester NH area asked "how soon they could move in after making an Offer?" The buyer was getting a little ahead of themselves as an Offer is not a contract that comes with any rights until it is accepted by the Seller. The Buyers "Buyer Broker" was no where to be found. They sent this First time Buyer" out on their own.

I had to inform this buyer that finding your dream home should have been the second step, the first was getting  pre-qualified with a Local and trusted lender. "Wait … (13 comments)

manchester: Happy 4th of July as today we show we are PROUD to be an AMERICAN - 07/04/13 05:32 AM
I would like to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July. The sun is finally shining in New England and it promises to be a Great day. I would like to leave you with the words of Lee Greenwood to remember as you celebrate your 4th of July today.
 
If tomorrow all the things were gone, I’d worked for all my life.
And I had to start again, with just my children and my wife.
I’d thank my lucky stars, to be livin here today.
 Cause the flag still stands for freedom, and they can’t take that away.
And I’m proud to be an … (19 comments)

manchester: How can a Buyers decision explode like a 4th of July Firework - 07/03/13 05:41 AM
When you are Buying a Home, choosing a Home Inspector in the Manchester NH area is not the time or place to try to save money by hiring the one that will inspect your home for the cheapest fee. Yes, you heard it right, if a buyer is spending $250,000 for a home (or any amount for that matter), choosing a Home Inspector to save $135 on a complete inspection, may not be the right place to save money.

When it comes to the Buying process you searched High and Low for your dream home, you found it, you made … (10 comments)

manchester: The SECRET to getting featured on Active Rain hit me like a brick? - 07/02/13 06:35 AM
The end of last week I wrote a blog asking  What is the SECRET to getting featured on Active Rain? You see I was knocking at the door to become #1 in the state of New Hampshire for FEATURED BLOGS on ACTIVE RAIN. I received lots of comments and even more Private messages and emails with all sorts of tips. I was quite dismayed that my blogs such as that one were overlooked. Just when I gave up boom a Feature and then another one on it's heels putting nme at 61 Feature Blogs. 

You are now looking at the New … (17 comments)

manchester: The way to an Amazing Open House - 07/01/13 03:51 PM
Do OPEN HOUSES work? The answer whether or not you Love them or hate them is YES, they work great but only if done right and done on the right property. I have learned all Manchester NH area Home do not make great hosts for an Open House. Almost just as all agents are not meant to sit through an Open House either. 

Whenever I list a home I do my own survey to see if it is a good candidate to hold an Open House. I like to tell my Home sellers whether an Open House is a great … (6 comments)

manchester: My Techno Secret will "Light up" your world - 07/01/13 05:57 AM
While scanning the Active Rain contest page, i came across the Techno Challenge. For me i am going into homes every single day, whether to show them them, list them or complete a BPO for the Bank. With a pad of paper in one hand and a pen  in the other as well as my camera hanging from my wrist, there is just no room to carry a flash light. When I did, I never needed it.

Most homes there is no disclosure if the electricity is on or off, it is usually when you check out the 1st floor, … (44 comments)

manchester: CONGRATULATIONS to the 1st Place Godzyk Real Estate Softball Team. - 06/30/13 03:38 PM
The Godzyk Real Estate Softball team in Junior division of the MANCHESTER GIRLS SOFTBALL LEAGUE (MGSL) located in Manchester NH finished the regular Season is 1st PLACE. Congratulations to all of the girls who worked hard, played hard and had a great season. We just finished the 2013 Playoffs and came in 2nd. I thank the parents, players, assistant coaches and all our fans for their support.


The MGSL strives to provide girls age 4 to 18 a fun and challenging fast pitch softball league. Our league is designed for girls to learn the basics and improve these skills throughout … (10 comments)

manchester: Neighbors who drive people to SELL are boosting area listings - 06/30/13 06:27 AM
Some times you just cant believe why someone wants to Sell their Manchester NH area home. I had an 8am appointment this morning to list a home. The Home Owner was referred to me by another neighbor who found my blog here on active Rain and said they read it frequently and enjoy my stories. He told me he had a story that would "rocket my ratings." 

Every day at 7am the neighbor starts working in their yard. Today, Sunday it was mowing the lawn. Over the week it is using the leaf blower, pressure washer or building something with a … (33 comments)

manchester: Is the market strong enough that Sellers can just reject low offers? - 06/28/13 05:31 AM
A Home Seller proceeded to reject 4 offers on their Manchester NH area Home stating "In this market the Seller is king and Buyers need to make better offers if they want me to respond." The home listed with a "big time" agency and listing agent seemingly no where in sight. One offer was from my buyer that was at asking price and a common request to credit the Buyer 3% towards their closing costs for a FHA mortgage. The only contingencies were a home inspection with results within 10 days and a mortgage contingency. The offer was accompanied with a pre-approval … (14 comments)

manchester: What to do if the Home Seller wants to List higher than market value? - 06/27/13 05:51 AM
A Home Owner that was going to list with another firm called to ask advice on what to do as their Listing Agent wants them to list at a price Lower than they think their house in the Manchester NH area is worth. Before I answered them, my question was if they had signed the Listing agreement yet. She said no.  I asked if they were given a market Analysis, they replied no. i asked them how the agent arrived at this price and they replied they were not sure, they didn't explain that to them.

Unfortunately they had been led … (9 comments)

manchester: What Options do I have if my Offer gets REJECTED? - 06/26/13 06:11 AM
A Buyer in full panic mode looking to Buy a Home in the Manchester NH area called to ask "Why their offer was rejected?" In that conversation I soon learned they are using a "friend" who works in Real Estate part time and is helping them write offers. They look at the homes themselves and then has this agent write the offer. I asked if the agent is accompanying them or even seeing the home. They replied with "NO". The key problem is an agent who does not see a home, can not make an educated or informed offer based on … (15 comments)

manchester: How do you know if your Home is OVER PRICED? - 06/25/13 05:37 AM
An interesting call from a Home Seller in the Manchester NH area called to ask "How they should know if their home is over priced?"  Before I answered my question was if their home was listed. They told me "not yet" but they had decided to have an agent from each of the BIG national companies come by and give them a value along with their sales pitch. The problem was that none of values were the same. They were told to list with the company that gave them the highest value so they could get the highest price for their … (11 comments)

manchester: Is it RIGHT to accompany a letter to a Home Seller with your offer? - 06/24/13 05:30 AM
A Seller in the Manchester NH area asked "If the Buyer lost their mind" to write a letter to them. There is front page articles, news stories on TV and featured blogs on Active Rain all telling buyers to make their offer "more personal" by writing and submitting a letter to the Home Seller "to give your offer a better chance of being accepted." Does it work? Does the Buyer really have a better chance? Maybe, but at what cost?

The trend of Buyer letters is not new, but is increasing as the Media features the trend nation wide. Sure … (17 comments)

manchester: EASTWOOD CONDOMINIUMS in Manchester NH 2013 Market Report & For Sale - 06/23/13 05:09 PM
EASTWOOD CONDOMINIUMS located in Manchester NH is a small desired community of Townhouse style Condominiums. Look out over the well lanscaped area and enjoy everything this area has to offer.
This desired neighborhood is close to I-93, Schools, Shopping, Restaurants while being located in a neighborhood set back from the road.
The Godzyk Real Estate Servces is proud to be a Leading Real Estate Agent servicing our community. Please contact SCOTT GODZYK of the Godzyk Real Estate Services if you are Looking to Buy or Sell a Home in this wonderful Neighborhood.
 
EASTWOOD CONDOMINIUMS
features Townhouse style Condominiums.
2 Bedrooms
Sliders … (4 comments)

manchester: Should Buyers be using ADJUSTABLE RATE MORTGAGES to buy a Home today? - 06/22/13 05:31 AM
Buyers want to know what is the BEST type of Mortgage to get when Buying a Home in the Manchester NH area. With a steady increase in buyers, i was at "awe" the amount of Adjustable Rate types of Mortgages being pushed to Buyers. They can choose a 30 year fixed around 3.5% or an adjustable rate for around 2.5 to 3%. Buyers are actually choosing the adjustable rate because it is lower. Is this a wise choice?

Just this week we have seen the fixed rate edge up to 4.375% and the Adjustable rate go to 3 to 3.25%. … (10 comments)

manchester: Did ANYONE see a SPRING Market this year? - 06/21/13 05:04 AM
Summer arrived today but we seem to be missing our "Spring" Market. A traditional Spring market sees a great increase in Listings and sales but here in the Manchester NH area, it stayed steady with no great rise in Buyers until that is "this week." Home Sellers are seeing the news and are learning that the increase in values can now allow them to sell their homes as they no longer owe more than the houses value.

It leaked over the weekend that interest rates would soon rise like the Summer heat. My phone was ringing of the hook with … (9 comments)

manchester: Eastwind Estates Manchester NH 2013 Market Report and Homes For Sale - 06/20/13 05:49 AM
As I was out showing buyers relocating to the Manchester NH area, one of their favorite neighborhoods was EASTWIND ESTATE. It is an upscale and desired community in North Manchester. It has easy access to Schools, Shopping and Highways. The neighborhood is layed out with many cul-de-sacs. 
The majority of homes were built in and after 1997. They offer many different types of amenities, upgrades and features such as 2 car garage, farmers porch, fireplace, family rooms, formal dining rooms, finished basements, pools and more...
The amount of homes available and upgrades at any one time varies.
This complex sits on … (3 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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