top: HOW do I know what a home is really worth? - 02/18/14 05:30 AM
How do you know what the value of a home is? We get calls and emails from both buyers and Sellers wanting tio know what a home is really worth. Some are just home Owner's who are curious, some home owners want to sel and other need to sell. From the buyer side, home buyers want to know what a home is worth so they know what to offer. The key is to acknowledge that value in a buyers eyes may be different from a value in a home owners eyes. Here in the MANCHESTER NH. area, we are one of … (9 comments)

top: How many BUYERS does it take to SELL a Home? - 02/17/14 05:44 AM
How many Buyers should you let see a home before you accept an offer? That was the question of the weekend for a new listing. To set the scene a new listing hits the market. They ask for a few days to get the home ready before showings can start. I( have buyers ready, willing and able to buy in this very neighborhood. The home was listed at the higher end of the market value based on the homes the same age , same size and all in the same neighborhood. With a shortage of homes listed for sale in the … (16 comments)

top: Where can you find GOLD in New Hampshire? - 02/15/14 05:49 AM
The USA has Gold fever and buyers and Investors from around the country want to know where they can get their share of the gold. NH may not be known for Gold Mines but we do have some wonderful Diamonds. Home buyers are following the lead of Investors and heading to the MANCHESTER NH. area for a bountiful supply of "Diamonds in the rough". With no income or sales tax tax, affordable sales prices and how much you can get for your dollar. The Investor market has flourished the last 5 years. Now buyers looking for their owner occupied dream homes … (10 comments)

top: Can i use the buyer Agent commission as my down payment? - 02/13/14 05:33 AM
One particular Buyer asked if they skip using a Buyer broker, can the commission that buyer Agent would have earned be used as their deposit. Buyers are Looking for any way they can to take advantage of the ultra low interest rates by buying a home now. Some are misguided in the shortcuts they are looking to take. Here in the MANCHESTER NH. area and throughout virtually every state, it is illegal to pay a person who does not hold a valid Real Estate license a commission. In reality the Listing agent has to do twice the work when a buyer … (8 comments)

top: HOW do you expect me to Sell your home? - 02/12/14 05:10 AM
Can houses really sell themselves? Simply put no... so when a Home Seller stays home to follow us around their home during a showing asking if i will be selling her home and asking the buyer if they will be buying was kind of irritating. We were her first showing in near 6 months and she is lucky we were there. the potential buyer was related to a buyer who i sold a home to in this popular MANCHESTER NH. neighborhood. Otherwise we probably would have over looked this home. You want to know why? The owner told me they have … (15 comments)

top: HOW do i know if I can get a Mortgage to buy a Home? - 02/11/14 04:37 AM
One of the most common questions I am hearing these days is "Can I get a mortgage?" There are many MANCHESTER NH area residents who would like to BUY A HOME to take advantage of the Ultra Low interest rates and affordable home prices.

Why are some Buyers getting to take advantage of the Ultra Low interest rates and Buy their dream Homes while other Buyers can not?

It starts with their financing and ends with the quality of Offer they made.Some are trying on their own, some are getting little guidance from the agent they did hire, some … (5 comments)

top: Do I have to tell a Buyer if i know something is wrong with my house? - 02/10/14 06:02 AM
What do you have to disclose and what can you hide? Asked a Home Owner looking to List their Home. I was interviewing with the owner when they asked me this. The correct answer is a seller has to disclose everything they know. They did not like my answer and told me another agent from a BIG company told they did not have to say anything. lI let them know that whether selling a home in the MANCHESTER NH AREA,. or anywhere, the correct thing to do is to disclose everything on the Seller property Information report.
 
 
They … (25 comments)

top: Is there such thing as the PERFECT HOME in a Buyers eyes? - 02/07/14 05:09 AM
Should a Buyer hold off Buying until the find the "PERFECT HOME? The answer to what is a Perfect Home" may be different to each person that answers it. The needs and wants of one buyer may not be the same as another. What is perfect for one person may not be for another. Here in the MANCHESTER NH area, A Home buyer had refused top put in an offer on ANY home they have been seen as they HOLD OUT for a PERFECT Home. Here in our area there is a Shortage of homes currently listed For Sale. No home … (9 comments)

top: Is this the END of SHORT SALES? - 02/06/14 05:59 AM
Are we seeing the end of Short Sales in Real Estate? What is the trend? The answer will certain depend on what part of the country you live in. Here in the Manchester NH area we see a sharp decline in both Short Sales and Bank Owned Homes. This does not mean though that Short Sales will disappear for ever overnight. A Short Sale is simply a tool that Home owners who owe more than their houses are worth, can use to sell their homes at today's market value despite what they owe.
 
I have a WARNING though to anyone who is looking … (5 comments)

top: Is it LEGAL for a Seller to pay 4% Seller concession to the Buyer? - 02/03/14 06:18 AM
What can and can't a Home Seller pay or credit the Buyer for? Last week I wrote about why Sellers should offer to pay Buyers closing costs? The phone and emails lit up but one question stood out. from a MANCHESTER NH area Buyer. How can it be legal for Sellers to pay concessions to a buyer?
 
 
It is a common practice and even recommended for Buyers to ask for a Credit from the seller at closing for their closing costs. There is however a need to do it right. A good Buyer agent and a good loan … (5 comments)

top: Is it acceptable to ask a seller to pay closing costs in todays market - 02/01/14 07:06 AM
What should a Buyer do if they need the Seller to Pay closing costs? Are sellers still saying yes to this in this market? I like to inform all of my Home Sellers regarding crediting the Buyer for the Buyer's closing costs before we start showing the home. Here in the MANCHESTER NH area it is common for Sellers to credit the buyer with Closing cost. There is a HOWEVER and that is that Buyers need to realize with a shortage of listings for sale in most markets, Sellers are no longer accepting low ball offers and willing to give away … (15 comments)

top: WHY are you wasting your time Blogging and what is Weltanschauung? - 01/29/14 06:18 AM
Some days get a little more exciting when other agents try to figure out WHY I am on Active Rain writing Blogs and leaving comments. It was their comments that i found more comical when he stated "You must be pretty slow to have the time to write a blog a every day?" He followed it up with why would you take time to leave comments for people in other states, what do they have to do with selling Real Estate in MANCHESTER NH? I chose to answer him in a blog and what a better way to introduce him to Weltanschauung. … (34 comments)

top: Does offering a SELLING AGENT a BONUS attract more Buyers? - 01/17/14 06:18 AM
What is the SECRET to getting a Home Sold? Is offering a BONUS to the Selling Agent the key to getting a home sold? A Home Seller called this morning to discuss the sale of his home. It was listed with one of those big time national companies the last 6 months and still has not sold. He peppered me with question after question. He did not even let up to allow me to answer when he paused long enough for me to politely interupt. I asked him the address of the MANCHESTER NH area home he had FOR SALE.
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top: Are you ready to Sell Your Home? Because Buyers are ready to Buy - 01/16/14 05:30 AM
When is the BEST time of year to List my home For Sale? It is a common question I am hearing from Home Owners in the MANCHESTER NH area who were thinking of Selling their homes this year. The simple answer is "Any time you are ready to sell, may be best for you. However as we kick of 2014, there is a shortage of homes listed for sale and a strong amount of Buyers looking to take advantage of the "Ultra" Low interest rates. That makes now the BEST time to sell if you are ready. Less competition and Buyers … (10 comments)

top: What is the most requested feature Home Buyers seek? - 01/15/14 06:10 AM
Is there 1 common Home feature all Home buyers want, seek or need? It may vary depending on what part of the country you are in, a warm climate or an area with real winters. It could be a garage, basement, finished basement, fireplace, wood stove, pellet stove, central air, pool, deck, patio and such... Here in the MANCHESTER NH area i am seeing many Buyers relocating here for our great jobs. Therefore the request for features or amenities is quite different than we are used. Some of the items on buyers lists ar enot common to NH or called by … (9 comments)

top: How am I supposed to sell Homes when it is -6 Degrees out? - 01/04/14 05:06 AM
What do you do when the weather turns the coldest in 20 years? I had a message on my voice mail this morning. It was a woman who wants to sell her home, and another agent cancelled their appointment due to the cold. I just called her back and she would like me to come out this morning. I can not really believe an agent would cancel for cold, It is cold, but a home owner has a home to sell. For me, I simply dress warm and do what I do, Sell homes.
 
The weather is a large factor in not only … (18 comments)

top: WHY wont the Seller answer our VERBAL OFFER? - 01/02/14 05:47 AM
How did we lose our Dream house asked a Manchester NH area Buyer? "Why would the Seller would not respond to our offer?" You see, their Buyer agent did not have time to write an offer, so they called in a VERBAL Offer. As the Buyer agent was told we could not accept a Verbal Offer and they would need to submit it in writing. The agent said they just did not have time, they were going to Movies and it would have to wait. A day goes by, another offer comes in that is in writing, is accompanied with a … (15 comments)

top: Twas the Night Before Christmas - A Home Sellers Story - 12/24/13 06:42 AM
Twas the Night before Christmas and all I could see, is a MANCHESTER NH area Home Seller kneeling by his tree. The Seller looked up at the stars so bright, they wished for Santa to bring them a Listing agent that would try with all their might. 
 

They had it for sale before without even a bite. No one came and and no one could see, this beautiful house with this magnificent tree.
 
Stockings were hung on the fireplace so nice, Gleaming hardwood floors all at such a good price.
 
A new kitchen, a new roof but did it matter? … (16 comments)

top: What are Home Buyers asking for this Christmas? - 12/22/13 06:37 AM
What do you think is the most common question from Home buyers is? The mortgage process? finding homes tio see? Making an offer? The inspection process? For those that think all of them, you may be right but the most confusing parts of Buying a Home in the  Manchester NH area is HOW TO START. Some Home Buyers are not sure they need their own agent while others hire the First agent they speak with. EVERY Buyer should know the Listing Agent works for the Seller and therefore looks out for the seller. Buyers should therefore have their own agent who can … (12 comments)

top: I said a "Fixer Upper" NOT a Home without a kitchen or a Bathroom - 12/16/13 06:07 AM
With a decrease in the amount of Homes Listed For Sale in the Manchester NH area, some buyers are asking to see homes considered "Fixer Uppers." There is a tremendous opportunity to buy a home that needs work, get it at a great price and be able to fix it the way you want. The problem is a lot of Buyers do not have a realistic expectation of what a "fixer upper is, until they start seeing some. The second problem is many buyers can not estimate properly what repairs cost. A home that needs the most cosmetic work, can cost less than a better looking … (36 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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