help: How long should an agent take/wait to submit an offer to the Seller - 07/28/15 05:27 AM
When an offer is presented on a property, what is the average time the Listing Agent should take to submit the offer to the Home Seller? Recently I was representing a buyer, we looked at a new owner occupied listing, wrote a strong offer and presented it. The listing agent replied he would wait a week and present all offers at once. I was puzzled as the MLS remarks stated "priced for quick sale" and Owner motivated to move". A full price offer with no inspection and a pre-approved buyer putting down 20% is pretty motivating.
 
As 2 days ticked off, another … (8 comments)

help: What do you think of the "We Buy Homes Quick" type of Buyer? - 07/23/15 05:10 AM
We do not need a Listing Agent, we will just sell to one of those Buyers who posts "We buy homes Quick" all over every telephone pole in town. That was 4 months ago when this Manchester NH Home Seller decided they could save money by selling them selves to a a company that promised "quick closings".
 
What this Home Owner learned is that every one of the numbers they called sure did offer a quick closing, but at around half of today's market value. There was one who offered to pay about 75% of value, but they would "take over" the sellers mortgage … (26 comments)

help: What are Home Owners in AUBURN NH doing this Summer? - 07/15/15 07:43 AM
What is happening in the AUBURN NH Real Estate Market this Summer? Should Home Owners thinking of selling, list their home for sale now? Should buyers who may want a Home Buy now or wait? Our market as seen values start to rise with a steady flow of buyers and a slight shortage of homes currently listed on the market. That makes NOW a great time to list and sell your property.
 
HOME OWNERS are Listing their Homes with SCOTT GODZYK of the Godzyk Real Estate Services and are HAPPY with the Results. We have prepared a comprehensive Market Report that … (3 comments)

help: Is it that A Buyer Agent cant leave FEEDBACK after a showing or Wont? - 07/10/15 05:14 AM
There is a fierce debate over whether a Buyer broker should give feedback to the listing agent after a showing. Having a flurry of new Owner Occupied Listings, behind each of them is a home seller looking for updates and feedback. A buyer broker told me "it was not their concern that the seller wanted some feedback."
 
We may all agree Buyer agents and their buyers do not want to "tip their hat" per say and say if they really like the home which could affect negotiations if they make an offer.
 
In my opinion however, Buyer agents are missing a common … (22 comments)

help: What options do I have if my offer is not accepted? - 06/11/15 04:56 AM
The phone rings, A hysteric Buyer in full panic mode looking to Buy a Home in the Manchester NH area called to ask "Why all their offers are always rejected?" In due time I learn that they hired a "friend" who works in Real Estate part time to help 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 … (24 comments)

help: What is the RIGHT amount of communication from an agent to a client? - 06/10/15 05:41 AM
The phone rings, it is another frantic caller looking to hire a new agent. There old agent never communicated. Their purchase fell through and now they need to find a new dream home. They ranted. Then they raved, then they ranted some more. I listened and when they were done I simply told them I was sorry for their bad experience and let me tell them on how i do business.
 
Whether first time buyers, buyers moving to  bigger home, buyers moving to a smaller home or a relocation to our great state, all deserve 100% attention.
 
The best way to assist this buyer, … (10 comments)

help: Should you have a Home Inspection BEFORE you list your home? - 05/23/15 05:29 AM
Are their any benefits to Inspecting your home Before you list it for sale? There is a Manchester NH area Agent who a seller reported is making home owners do this. I may not agree with making every home owner go through a full blown inspection before listing. There are certainly some benefits Io inspecting your home however there are also come cons.If a home owner is prepared to fix anything found at any cost that is found during this pre sale inspection, then yes, you should do it. 
 
The con part, could be for a home owner who has an inspector that finds one or … (8 comments)

help: WHY does the buyer need a SECOND SHOWING? They saw the home once - 05/22/15 05:14 AM
Do buyers really need to see a home for a second or even third time? This was a question asked yesterday by a Manchester NH area Home Seller. I was representing the buyer who wanted to see the home for a second time. The listing agent from a big time company has buyer agents contact the seller direct. The seller was no so open to letting us back in. "They have already seen the home, they can buy it or not." boasts the home seller.
 
Obviously the listing agent failed to educate the seller on how the home selling.buying process works. If a buyer … (14 comments)

help: WHY would you only post 1 picture in MLS? - 05/17/15 06:57 AM
I did it, Guilty of placing only 1 picture of a home for my New BANK OWNED LISTING. Why did I only post 1 picture? Well the home was so bad, that every interior picture showed some sort of damage or included a view of the massive amount of personal property left behind. The bank does not allow pictures of damage or personal property to be shown in MLS pictures. 
 
Don't worry though, the lack of pictures dd not keep the cash only buyers away. As with all my new listings, my list of cash buyers was already called to preview the … (36 comments)

help: Home Inspector or Home Wrecker? - 05/12/15 05:46 AM
A Home Inspectors words can make or break a sale despite if what they find is cosmetic, minor or major. They have the power to kill a sale with a few words despite what is reality or common sense. When a Home Inspector sees a 9 year old water heater, that is functioning properly with no signs of anything wrong with it and then states, "the average water heater has a life of about 10 years" can be shattering to a first time home buyer who takes it literally the water heater will last only 1 more year.  
 
You have a … (18 comments)

help: Is an EXCLUSIVE Buyer agent Better than a Just a Buyers Agent? - 05/08/15 06:12 AM
You mean to tell me there is a difference? asked a buyer. What is the difference between a an "Exclusive" Buyers agent and just a Buyers agent? An exclusive buyers agent just represents buyers and does not list homes, where a buyers agent can represent just a buyer or can take listings and represent just the seller. The debate raged on, with a feature blog by Alan Mays yesterday, so when a buyer asked me today what the difference was, i knew i had to chime in. 
 
As the Buyer asked which was better, I let him know what the responsibilities of a … (19 comments)

help: Can you Buy a Home with Bad Credit? - 05/06/15 05:00 AM
What does it take to purchase a home these days? This frequent question seems to be asked of me every day. There are many different types of mortgages for all kinds of Buyers. The BEST way to begin is to get pre qualified for a mortgage by a local and trusted bank or mortgage company. If you dont know where to start, a GOOD buyer broker can refer you to a GOOD loan officer.
 
There are different types of credit and different levels of "bad" credit. Most buyers do not even know the difference of what is bad, what is average or what is good.
 
1. … (10 comments)

help: Is it possible to sell a Home where Buyers cant see the inside of it? - 05/01/15 05:15 AM
Is it in the Home Sellers best interest to have Buyers see the inside of their home? You bet it is. Although it is possible to find a buyer for home and not let them see the inside, they may only offer half of what it is worth or less. A woman calls to list a property. It was her first home, she got married and moved into the new husbands home. She rented her former home. Now she is ready to sell and the tenant will not allow anyone inside to see it. At least 2 other agents took the listing … (29 comments)

help: Where did the last 100 days go? A changing market with new challenges - 04/30/15 06:08 AM
What is happeing in the Real Estate Market? It is a question I get asked daily. To say that the start of 2015 has been a whirlwind is an understatement. As in most areas there is a shortage of homes to sell with a steady amount of buyers looking to take advantage of the ultra low interest rates to buy their dream home. The record breaking winter slowed owner occupied buyers but investors bought anything and everything right through 8 feet of snow.
 
I set many goals for 2015. To purchase a new office building. To grow by adding agents. To increase the … (14 comments)

help: Can I list my home with multiple agents at the same time? - 04/29/15 05:19 AM
There is no shortage of short cuts people will try to sell their home. A Manchester Nh area home seller called to list their home. Upon arriving they disclosed their plan to list their homes with 4 agents, The biggest company they could find, The agency with most TV ads, A MA company and a locally owned and operated company.
 
His thought was 4 agents equals 4 times the sale power.  I wondered how many agents would accept an open style listing because I sure was not. The answer was the other 3 all took the listing. The reality this seller will face … (13 comments)

help: How would you handle a Buyer that doesnt know what they want in a home - 04/28/15 05:44 AM
Sometimes a Husband and Wife do not agree with what they want in a home. It can pose a great challenge when starting the Buying process. Take a recent relocation Buyer to New Hampshire where the Husband wanted a new home that "needed nothing", move in ready he said. Then came the wife's request of an older home, with character they  could fix up or restore. She wanted a pool, he wanted a garage. She wanted a first floor laundry, he wanted either a finished basement or one that could be finished. She wanted a home close to the highway, he wanted … (10 comments)

help: WHY list a home if you dont do anything to get is SOLD? - 04/24/15 05:27 AM
How angry do you get reading this? Meeting with a local group of residents, the talk turned to me when they found out I was in Real Estate. The question posed was "Why would a big national franchise agent list my home if they were not going to do anything to get it sold?" The answer is simple, some agents and companies work off only selling a percentage of their listings. They need a large number of listing's to reach their goal of a "certain percentage".
 
You often will read in my blogs that "ALL AGENTS ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL." Therefore all agents … (16 comments)

help: WHY is my Home NOT SELLING and why are you yelling at me - 04/23/15 05:27 AM
Every time the phone rings, there can be some excitement on the other end. This time it is a very irate woman screaming "Why her house is not selling?" My first question was who she is and what her address is. It is not one of my listings, so why is she calling me and why is she yelling?
 
She tells me she did everything right, she cleaned her home, de-cluttered, spruced up the yard and hired the biggest company she knew of. Looking up her home on MLS, I asked why she decided to call me.
 
While she was thinking, I was able to find … (11 comments)

help: What do you think of Value Range Pricing in Real Estate? - 04/22/15 05:23 AM
Why would someone offer a home in MLS at a price they were not willing to accept? Recently a Buyer of mine made an offer on a home listed at $250,000 in MLS and in the comments it states it was listed as a "Value Range" Listing of $250,000 to $300,000. The buyer liked it and offered $250,000. The Seller rejected it later countering at $300,000. The result, was an angry buyer who did not under stand why they would list it at a price they would not accept. The seller could not answer why. The listing agent stated that is … (28 comments)

help: How do you know if an Offer to Buy a home is a GOOD one? - 04/20/15 02:06 PM
I do not need my own Buyer Broker, all I have to do is make a GOOD offer boasts a buyer yesterday.  They then turn to me and blurt out "So what is a GOOD offer anyway?" These first time Buyers had no experience with buying and loaded with bad advice, were not going to listen to anyone. They had a plan and they were going to follow through with it.
 
They may be lucky though, because they met me. As they did not want to be represented by a Buyer Broker I shared a secret of what makes a GOOD offer. The … (38 comments)

 
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Scott Godzyk is the Owner/Broker of The Godzyk Real Estate Services located in Manchester NH. With 29 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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