How dare you answer your own Phone?

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Real Estate Agent with Godzyk Real Estate Services

 Over the weekend I had an interesting conversation when an agent from a big national franchise who called and upon my answering the phone, asked me if I always answered my own phone. I said of Course. He immediately said that is what a receptionist and automated call answering machine are for, to weed out the calls and free up his time. I immediately thought to myself that is why I can never get through to you when I have a buyer for one of your listings becuase you make it near impossible to reach you with 1 call. As I though t to myself he blurts out "You are doing business the Old Fashioned Way." I refrained from answer and as then stated he wanted to see the home i just showed, I stayed put and decided to put his negativity aside. I logged on to AR on my Ipad. I read a blog "What mobile device allows me to remain on the go." I sat up straight as this blog is exactly what I just experienced.

Yesterday I brought some buyers out only to be faced with an agent who would not stop answering her phone, check out my newest blog to see how you can answer your phone too much Don't watch the time - Watch your Manners!!!

In Real Estate, communication is key. I have a mobile office and it is my New Grand Jeep Cherokee. Inside you will find everything I need to conduct business. When I leave my office I forward my call to my Iphone 4s, so no matter where I am you can reach me. The only time you may get my voice mail is when I am with a client, courtesy states I give them my full attention on an appointment and not continously answer the phone. But I will call you back as soon as I am done.

The Iphone not only allows me to reached instantly it has superfast processing to read emails, log onto a website to send direct messages to asset managers or banks. I can take picture of a problem and near instantly send it, get a response and get it fixed without driving back to my office and back to the property.

My Iphone saves me time, gas, money and clients. More than half of new callers comment how impressed they are that I answered my own phone whether it be night, evening or weekend. One of the best features is the map button. I am on the road all day and when not quite sure where to go becuase the GPS insists i take a left into the woods, i hit map and it tells me where I am and where to go. When you need to find something on the web, no need to type, just ask SIRI.

I do not know how we got by without Iphones but i do know it makes my life easier now. If you want an old fashioned agent who works full time, offers full service, is well experienced in NH Real Estate Sales and actually answers their own phone. I am the one you should hire to assist you to guide you through each step of the Buying or Selling process.



It does not take magic to turn your "For Sale" sign into a "Sold" sign. it takes a full time Local Agent who specializes in Listing homes like yours.

 

If you need to sell your home and you owe more than your house is worth, i may be able to help. I specialize in working with home owners to get your home sold. There are many options such as a short sale whcih may be able to help you.

Please try and avoid out of state or out of town agents and companies that make "out of this world promises". We are local agents with experience who never charge any up front fees. WE GET RESULTS!!!

 

We stand by you through every step in selling your home.

 


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If you are Looking for a Real Estate Agent you have come to the right place. Scott Godzyk is a Full Time and Local agent ready to serve all of your Real Estate needs through each step of the buying or selling process. We are proud to be locally owned and operated.

If you owe more than your house is worth, If you are behind in your payments, I may be able to help. Call me to find out how you may be able to sell your home at no additional cost to you.

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 Ssles, 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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I answer 90% of the time. Time can be of the essence in our current society. Connectivity is expected and often required. That being said if I don't expect something to happen for a few hours, I do take technology breaks, need to unplug from time to time. It's important for a balance life.

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Scott, I am on the phone a lot because I do answer all my phone calls but it really gets some people frustrated because it does go into my message center. Actually, I have caller ID on so that I can decide whose phone call to answer and who to go into voice mail. I can download my messages and save any that are important to be filed away.

June 20, 2012 10:17 PM
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Scott, like you I answer my phone.  The caller appreciates it and I'll gotten business that I would not have gotten it I hadn't answered my phone.  I recently called another agents office, input that persons extension and the person who answered the phone ask me 20 questions.  I felt like I was on trial.  When I finally talked to the person I was calling for, I was frustrated and impatient.  I don't want my clients and other agents to go through that.  So I answer my own phone.

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I'm betting this guy doesn't get many repeat clients. I certainly wouldn't use someone that never answers their phone and probably doesn't return phone calls very promptly either.

June 26, 2012 08:33 PM
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I am not a fan of having to speak to an agent's receptionist or when they have the message machine that then directs you to the right person and then they don't answer.  Drives me crazy actually.  I will not do it simply because I know how I feel when my calls are answered that way. -Kasey

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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.