nh: How many Agents should I list my home with to get a quick sale? - 09/29/14 07:21 AM
"If I list with 10 agents, I will get 10 times the amount selling power and sell my home quicker?" Right? This was a question by a Home Owner this morning asking if I would come by to list his home. He said he needed a quick sale so he would contact several agents such as 20, to get 10 times the selling power than listing with just 1 agent.
 
I went to the appointment because I wanted to be standing with him to see if this was for real. Perhaps candid camera would jump out. Well he was for real. He really … (15 comments)

nh: An eye Opening look at "RENT TO OWN" aka Lease Purchases? - 09/28/14 04:49 PM
What is the number 1 short cut to Home Ownership? I can tell you what is not and that is "Rent to Own". This type of program separates more people from their money faster than anything. Some sure are scams straight and simple. However there are some real Lease Purchase opportunities.
 
You see more when there is a Buyers market and a flood of homes for sale. With many markets having a shortage of homes for sales, Home Owners simply do not have to rent them as they can just sell them outright.
 
A LEASE/PURCHASE is meant for a Buyer … (18 comments)

nh: Who usually pays for Closing Costs? - 09/28/14 04:30 PM
Where do you start when Buying a Home? One trend I am seeing is First time Buyers entering the market in droves trying to take advantage of the ultra low interest rates. The questions can come fast and furious. Many have received BAD advice from everyone including the internet and crazy not so Reality Real Estate shows.,
 
Today's question is Who has to pay for the closing costs? The simple answer is that the Buyer will have closing costs associated with the buying side and the Seller will have their own set of closing costs associated with selling. A buyer can … (14 comments)

nh: Does it cost EXTRA to Hire a Buyer Broker? - 09/18/14 05:13 AM
Will I be paying more if I hire a Buyer Broker to help me but a Manchester NH area Home? This is a question asked by many Buyers. I am happy to report that in most cases you can hire a Buyer agent at no additional cost to you. Simply put a Buyer Broker gets paid their fee from an amount the listing agent offers in the MLS.
 
The purpose and goal of a Buyer Agent is not to just locate and show you homes listed for sale. It is to guide you through the buying process while looking out … (20 comments)

nh: ZOMBIE Foreclosures - Are they for REAL? - 09/17/14 05:15 AM
Have you seen them? You may drive by one every day. You may have one in your neighborhood. This is not the Walking Dead but could be your home town. Homes where the Owner simply leaves. They go vacant and are left to sit empty. The bank has not foreclosed yet so they do not own them. No one is maintaining them. The grass grows tall. Vandals break windows. Thieves steal the copper. Winter freezes the pipes. Spring thaws them bringing life to mold.
 
Why should you care? Because they are bringing  down values in these neighborhoods. They are attracting crime. … (21 comments)

nh: How far in advance should I start looking for a Home to Buy? - 09/14/14 04:30 PM
What are the secrets to Buying a home? How far ahead of being ready to buy should I start. What can i afford? There are no shortage of questions by First Time Home Buyers looking to purchase homes in the Manchester NH area.  The first two steps are hiring the BEST Buyer broker and a Local and trusted Loan officer.
 
Basically when it comes when to start the process, If you know you have good credit and a good savings 3-4 months is plenty, however if you dont know what your credit is or dont have much saved, 4-6 months in … (8 comments)

nh: What was the Manchester NH Condominium Market like in August 2014? - 09/14/14 03:26 PM
What the start of fall in New England, we are about to enter one of the busiest times of year for home sales. Everywhere i go, I am asked if now Is now the time to Sell my Manchester NH Condominium? The question of whether to sell is being pondered by many area Home Owners. Our market as seen values start to rise with a steady flow of buyers and a shortage of homes currently listed on the market. That makes NOW a great time to list and sell your condominium.
 
.Scott Godzyk Owner/Broker of the Godzyk Real Estate … (5 comments)

nh: What is the ONE TIP that will get a home Sold FAST? - 09/12/14 05:02 AM
Can you pick just one tip that will get a home sold quickly? When a Manchester NH area Home Owner called in tears that she needed to sell her home quickly and what would I recommend. She said she was calling area agents and asking them all for 1 tip to get her home sold and would chose an agent to get her listing.
 
The answer to her question was that her process of choosing an agent was flawed. No 1 tip alone will help you get your home sold. It takes a short list of tasks to increase your odds … (20 comments)

nh: What is the BEST type of property to Invest in? Single, Multi, Condo? - 09/08/14 05:34 AM
How can I make money in Real Estate? What is the BEST way to start investing in Real Estate? One of the most common questions is what type of property they should purchase. Both new and established Investors hear that now is a great time to buy, so they want to jump into the Real Estate game.
 
Before "jumping in" to the market, you need to know what is the right property for you. What is right for one investor may not be right for another. Are you looking for the most monthly income or looking to build equity?
 
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nh: Is it possible to sell my home if I owe more than it is Worth? - 09/07/14 05:09 PM
Is there a SECRET to getting a Home Sold if I owe more than my house is worth in today's market? Although values of increased most  MANCHESTER NH areas, but some Home owners feel left behind and do not know where to turn. A SHORT SALE remains as a viable option. The problem is most sellers do not know what a Short Sale really involves.
 
Not every Real Estate agent is willing or able to List, negotiate and Sell Short Sales.
 
As a Home Seller in this market you need every advantage you can to get your … (3 comments)

nh: Will the start of the NFL Season slow down Real Estate on Sunday's? - 09/06/14 05:51 AM
What happens on Sunday when football season starts? asked a passionate NE Patriots fan looking to sell his home. In areas where football is a way of life, much like Saturday's for many big college teams, life can stand still during game time. However in Real Estate, work goes on despite the game. 
 
Here in New England there is definitely a slow down in calls and inquiries during game time. There is also an increase before and after the game.
 
Sunday mornings can be very busy with a great slow down in the afternoon. Saturdays tend to be busier than … (52 comments)

nh: Does this home look "Ready to show" to you? - 09/05/14 05:59 AM
People often wonder why their home is not selling. When looking at this home yesterday can you tell me why this home may still be on the market? Perhaps from the mouth of a child that blurted out "this homes a mess, if we moved here there is no where to put our stuff."
 
A home has to be "ready to show" when you start bringing potential buyers through out.
 
My blame goes straight to the listing agent who should know better. Sellers may be living their lives and leave the home as they live day to … (26 comments)

nh: A whole new meaning to a Foreclosure being a pile of poop. - 08/30/14 07:08 AM
If you you think Listing and Selling Foreclosed and REO Homes is easy, you may want to read this. One particular bank asks agents to attend the Foreclosure auction usually held in front of the property. If the bank buys the home back, the listing is assigned. On this special day arriving early to a ruckus. It was the auctioneer, a couple of investors and now myself. The home owner was in the process of smearing dog poo on the stairs and hand rails.
 
He was yelling, his wife was yelling at him and we all stood back. The auctioneers phone rings, … (44 comments)

nh: Anyone ready for the Fair? - 08/28/14 05:10 PM
With the end of Summer comes one of the most beloved times of year. that is the start top County Fair Season. Running from now straight through fall are a series of small to large fairs. Enjoy local artisans, tons of foods, games, entertainment, rides and "Fair Food". 

NH does not have a "State Fair", we do things smaller, easier to get to and less waiting around in lines.
You will see animals, go into petting zoos and see record setting pumpkins in the fall.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hopkinton State Fair
Date: Friday, August 29 – … (5 comments)

nh: Manchester NH Schools announce their 2014 OPEN HOUSE Schedule - 08/25/14 04:10 PM
The Manchester Nh School District has announced their 2014 OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE.
 
2014 School Open House Schedule   All Manchester schools have set their family open house dates and times. Please check the schedule below so you can plan ahead to visit your students' schools.
 
 
 
Click here for Manchester area Homes For Sale by clicking here. what is for sale by clicking here.
 
 
If you are looking to Buy or Sell a home in New Hampshire, call one of the local experts. The most critical part of Buying or Selling a home is the … (2 comments)

nh: Has the color of a home ever scared you or your Buyer? - 08/25/14 05:37 AM
I had a Buyer who refused to even see a dark Blue colored home? Can the color of a home really keep buyers from looking at it? There is a neighborhood of newer homes here in Manchester NH, all Colonial style homes with 2 car garages. Same size, same age, same layouts and built by teh same builder. The only thing that makes a home different than another is if the owner painted it after they purchased it.  
 
When the home they wanted went under contract it only left this home left for sale in that area. Although this … (27 comments)

nh: Is it worth it offering Incentives when Listing a house for sale? - 08/24/14 06:38 AM
What is the best tip you can offer a person wanting to SELL their home? Sellers want an edge and want to know what the secret to a quick sale is. Many offer advice to offer incentives when Listing a home? Many more offer incentives after a home as been on the market for a long time.
The BEST advice is to list the house at the proper price, which is the current market value. 
Forget about tricks, incentives or secrets....

 
Click here for Manchester area Homes For Sale by clicking here. what is for sale by clicking here.
 
The … (27 comments)

nh: How many offers do you need to sell a home? - 08/23/14 04:14 AM
Should a Seller Wait for a certain number of offers before accepting one?Once again upon a buyer making an offer, a seller and their agent responded by saying "they are waiting for a couple of more offers before answering them."
 
To be blunt, What is wrong with some people to use such a bad plan when selling your home. Every Home Seller would love to have a bidding war on their home, however it takes a certain type of home and having it under priced to draw multiple offers over asking price.
 
Some times the first offer is … (23 comments)

nh: Is there a SECRET to getting a Mortgage in today's market? - 08/22/14 06:09 AM
How do you know if you can get a mortgage? Most Buyers are not sure where to start. There is a right way and a wrong way to start the mortgage process though. 
There is not many days that go by here in Manchester NH where a potential buyer does not email or call asking me if they can get a mortgage. Normally is starts with "my credit score is xxx, can i get a mortgage?" Most are first time buyers just starting the process while there are starting to be quite a few potential buyers who lost homes at the start of recession. My reply … (8 comments)

nh: Does a Buyer HAVE to be pre-approved prior to seeing a home For Sale? - 08/21/14 06:08 AM
Must a Buyer be pre-approved for a mortgage before they can view homes for Sale? When I tell you they may not have to be "Pre-approved" but must be "Pre-qualified" many may scratch their heads asking what is the difference. Getting pre-qualified is a process usually done over the phone where the buyer tells the loan officer how much they make, what their expenses are and gives permission to pull their credit obtaining their credit score.
 
For most Sellers and listing agents being pre-qualified is an absolute must before a buyer can get into to see a home for sale.
 
The next … (18 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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