top: Is it OK for an Agent to give the appraiser comps? - 09/22/14 06:06 AM
Can a Buyer, A seller or their agents give comps to an appraiser? First it is more proper if the agent submits them rather than a buyer or seller doing so. Sure an appraiser can accept the comps, but they do not have to use or even look at them.
 
In a purchase, the appraiser is providing an independent assessment of what the property is worth. Some mortgage companies simply ask that the home is worth at least what the buyer is purchasing it for.
 
It is inappropriate that the appraiser accepts any influence to change the value to benefit … (50 comments)

top: Does a Home HAVE to have appliances in order to SELL IT? - 09/19/14 06:14 AM
Can you sell a home without appliances? A Home Owner in a frantic state said "he was told that he could not list his home without a stove." The answer is pretty straight forward, there is no law in NH that states you can not sell a home if the home does not have any appliances. Many Bank Owned homes have no appliances and sell every day.
 
There is a "However" though as some mortgages like FHA do mandate the home has a stove, if a Buyer who is buying uses a FHA mortgage.
 
The bottom line is in … (20 comments)

top: CAUTION - Online confusion Ahead with Real Estate websites - 09/18/14 07:03 AM
Who are you? There is a new trend where online Real Estate sites "sell" the space next to a listing to 3 or so agents whose names appear, which may seem like they are the listing agent. Consumers are asked to click on them fo More information. The problem starts when consumers think they are contacting the listing agent and they in fact are not.
 
Not too long ago a Buyer showed up at one of my listings with an agent. It was assisted showings because if an alarm, pets and seller safety. When I introduced myself as the listing agent … (12 comments)

top: How can you guarantee a quick sale on my home? - 08/31/14 05:35 AM
What is the Secret to Selling a home quickly? This was always a popular question with Home Owners looking for a quick sale, however now they seem to be asking how we can guarantee that home sells. There is no wonder with ads stating they guarantee to sell your home or else.
 
Or else what? After you read the fine print, sure they may buy it if it does not sell in 60 days but at what price. Maybe half off appraised valued. That is not a very good deal for the seller.
 
Simply put there are no … (7 comments)

top: How will the arrival of FALL affect the Real Estate Market? - 08/16/14 06:03 AM
"Should I wait until fall to Buy or Sell a home?" is a common question I have heard this summer. Typically the fall market can rival the Spring market for activity. Real Estate tends to slow in the summer heat when many families take their vacations and tackle outdoor projects. In the Northern half of the USA fall is a wake up call for many buyers who want to be in their new home before winter hits.
 
This is no ordinary or average market, so my answer to every Home Seller is if you are ready to sell, NOW is … (18 comments)

top: WHO pays for any OIL left in the tank at Closing? - 08/15/14 05:17 AM
"How do we know who pays for what?" asked a Home Buyer. They were refusing to pay for the Oil in the tank at closing. Here in NH it is customary for the Buyer to pay a pro-ration to the seller for "fuel in storage." The tank is measured the day before closing and the amount is calculated based on gallons in the tank times the going rate that date at area Oil suppliers.
 
Our standard Purchase and Sales agreement has it already written in that Buyers agree to pay for fuel in storage. They need to cross it out if they … (74 comments)

top: What is the Hooksett NH Condominium Market like the Summer of 2014 - 08/14/14 05:17 AM
What is the Real Estate market like this Summer is a question I am asked everywhere i go. Then I hear, Is now the time to Sell my Hooksett 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 Services has prepared a comprehensive Market Report that has been … (7 comments)

top: Real Estate MAKES my HEAD HURT - 08/11/14 02:23 PM
"What do you do if Selling your home makes your Head Hurt?" asked a Manchester NH area Home Seller who just called. She is at wits end and wants to know what to do. She said her home expires in a few days which may be her saving grace. The simple answer is if you are experiencing that much stress and aggravation you need a new agent who can do things right.
 
Listing your home should not be stressful and aggravating enough for you to bang your head on your walls or pull your hair out. As with anything, there is a … (9 comments)

top: What was the Manchester NH Condominium Market like the Summer of 2014? - 08/11/14 01:12 PM
What is the Real Estate market like this Summer is a question I am asked everywhere i go. Then I hear, 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 Services has prepared a comprehensive Market Report that has been … (2 comments)

top: Should a Listing Agent Schedule Showings on a home For Sale? - 08/09/14 05:48 AM
Why would Buyers or Buyer Agents be calling the Seller of a home that was listed For Sale? More and more in the Manchester NH we are seeing notes to contact the seller direct to set up showings. Although common in some parts of the country, it is not common here. It is resulting in some VERY ANGRY home sellers. 
 
Most commonly practiced by the big national companies around here, it is not practiced by many others and that includes me. When a Home Owner hires a "Full Service" listing agent, they want full service. Most traditional is when a buyer or … (22 comments)

top: What is the SECRET to Setting a proper ASKING PRICE on a new listing? - 08/08/14 05:46 AM
Do you like to tell people "I told you so?" I actually do not, but let me tell you that 6 months ago a Home Seller said to me "If Home Buyers in the Manchester NH are willing to offer more than the asking price, why don't we just set the asking price higher to get a higher price for our home?"
 
After letting the owner know what her home was worth, what she should set for an asking price and what price she would probably get, she very rudely and abruptly told me another agent at a national firm … (17 comments)

top: WHAT is the BEST way to set a LIST PRICE on a Home FOR SALE? - 08/06/14 06:12 AM
Is there a secret in setting an asking price that will help sell a property quickly? There sure is. It is a skill and an art some people say to be able to set a correct value on a home to get is under contract quickly but get the seller the highest amount possible. When a Manchester NH area Home Seller called and said they were interviewing 5-6 agents to list their home, I was excited but cautious over their initial number of agents.
 
Most agents will ask the seller how much they want for the house and poof that … (25 comments)

top: I made a VERBAL offer on a home, Am I getting a Good Deal? - 08/05/14 05:35 AM
You will not see the twist coming in this story. What would you say of you got this call from a Manchester NH area Home Buyer?  First thing to note is that verbal offers are worthless, they are not enforceable and must be in writing and signed to be valid.
 
The second answer was, it is near impossible to give a value on a property you have not seen. Any answer to whether a home is a good deal without seeing it is just a guess.
 
Now most agents would then tell this Buyer that this is why Buyers … (19 comments)

top: WHY do so many Home Buyers offers get rejected or outbid? - 08/04/14 06:00 AM
Why are we seeing so many offers being outright rejected without a counter offer? A Manchester NH are Home Buyer wanted to know why they got outbid on one of my Listings. They had a big time franchise agent yet they have not been able to get an offer accepted to find a home.
 
The simple answer is the just did not make a good enough offer. Offers are not just the price that you offer, but sellers look at closing date, the type of mortgage you are getting, if your offer contains a pre-approval letter, how much you are … (14 comments)

top: Another Manchester NH area home sold in ONLY 6 DAYS - 08/03/14 03:17 PM
Selling homes in MAnchester NH is what I do. Another home in 03104 put under contract in ONLY 6 days is now SOLD and closed. We found a wonderful buyer who was so happy to close on this home. It is always a joy to to see big smiles. There is 3 bedrooms, 1 bath and a nice level lot. There is a 1 car detached garage. It is not Bank Owned and NOT a short sale so no hassles that you may find with them. available for a quick closing.
 
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top: Whatever happened to the AMERICAN DREAM? - 08/02/14 11:28 AM
You often hear what is this world coming too? Where did the American Dream go? Going to school, studying hard, getting a job, working hard and saving for a home... A simple formula for perhaps more simpler times. Before cash out refinances, before entitlements, before wanting something for nothing, before doing only enough to get by and perhaps before, in a time where hard work was rewarded.
 
Not all is lost my good people. There is still people who have that eye of the tiger, with a will to work hard, study, save and take chances to open their own … (14 comments)

top: Does Real Estate slow down in the Summer time? - 08/01/14 04:51 AM
Does the time of year affect how busy the Real Estate market is? There may be no simple answer as the area you are in may be affected differently by what season it is.  In NH, Summer usually does experience a slow down in the market. This year is no ordinary year as we are not in an ordinary Real Estate market.
 
Some towns and cities are experiencing a shortage of homes For Sale while other towns are adding new listings at a faster pace than they are being sold. In the cities of NH we find in neighborhoods with … (17 comments)

top: Does an offer have a better chance to be accepted at end of the month? - 07/31/14 06:04 AM
A Buyer wanted to know if they waited until the end of the month to make an offer on a home for sale in the Manchester NH area, would it have a better chance of getting accepted?
 
I was sorry to tell him that only works with car sales... There is no need to wait until the end of the month to make an offer on a home, you can make an offer any day of the month. you should though however make a "GOOD" offer to give it a better chance of being accepted.
 
 
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top: Do YOU ROCK or ROLL? - 07/30/14 05:31 AM
Before you think we will break into song, There is certainly a good way and a "not so good" way to Rock and Roll in Real Estate. As a consumer you certainly want to hire an agent who "Rocks". Nothing but the best should be your goal. You will also want to "Roll" with punches. There are many variables that happen whether Buying or Selling Real Estate that are beyond your control. The first step is never panic and let your agent show you how well they can work by tackling each step of process while standing by you, informing you and … (18 comments)

top: BOOM - Out go the lights - 07/28/14 06:30 AM
How can you purchase a home that does not have working electricity? Many banks choose not to turn the electricity on in vacant homes. There are many valid reasons. Buyers however, can get their hands tied and end up in deep financial trouble if they want to purchase such a home. With a shortage of listings, many owner occupied buyers are looking at Bank Owned homes. Having a buyer broker who is WELL experienced in bank homes is not just a suggestion, it is a MUST.
 
Take a recent purchase of a REO home. Listed by another agent, I was representing … (8 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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