manchester: What do you think about Flat Fee Listings? Good or bad for the Seller? - 05/27/14 06:02 AM
Do you really get what you pay for in Real Estate? There are different approaches to List and Sell homes. Some may work well and others may be disastrous. One trend that comes and goes only to come back again is the "Flat Fee" Listing. Sellers pay one fee whether the listing sells or not. Every Home Owner would like to save money when selling their home. However what most articles may not tell you, is the amount of work, the amount of risk and potential losses when things are not done right?
 
It takes far more work than placing … (26 comments)

manchester: Land of the Free, Because of the Brave. Happy Memorial Day - 05/26/14 06:29 AM
On this Memorial Day, we send out a special Thank You as we honor and remember our service men and women. We are in deed blessed to live in the land of the free because of the Brave. It is through the sacrifice of the American Soldier and their families that we can live the lives we do. I extend a thank you to my friends, relatives and neighbors who have served. Our country should not only remember your service today, but every day. May our government support you and treat you as you deserve... Hero's.
 
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manchester: What do you say when the buyers relatives or friends start the bashing - 05/25/14 06:47 AM
Some days the easiest part of selling a home is finding a buyer and the hardest parts of any sale is to getting the home to close. In some cases it happens before they buyer makes an offer, but in others, it may happen after the offer has already been accepted, The buyer brings in their parents, or in some cases their children, they bring in their uncle, cousin, co-worker and perhaps friends. They all have an opinion and soon start to confuse and sometimes scare the buyer.
 
How do you handle the "spoilers"?
 
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manchester: Should I sell my Condo now? The answer is in the 2014 Market Report - 05/24/14 06:39 AM
Is now the time to Sell your 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 shared through out the area to show you what is happening in different Communities in NH.
 
Condominiums are more than … (7 comments)

manchester: Are you feeling LUCKY? - 05/23/14 05:16 AM
How LUCKY does a Home Buyer have to be to get their offer accepted? This was a statement recently made on one of my new listings by a Buyer and their agent, the buyer simply said I hope we are lucky enough they accept our offer. The HARD FACT is that luck may have nothing to do if your offer is accepted.
 
A good offer will usually yield good results. Here in the Manchester NH area we are seeing a small increase in new listings, however there is still a shortage of good listings compared to the amount of … (13 comments)

manchester: What does it take to Buy a Home in today;s Market anyway? - 05/22/14 05:52 AM
 
Are you seeing an increase in Home Buyers Ready to buy? I sure am, however with an increase in Buyers ready and willing to buy, why are they not able to buy? Many do not know where to start. Even more do not know there is a right way and a wrong way to go about getting a mortgage and hiring a Buyer Broker. Many more do not know a GOOD Buyer broker will guide you through each step of the Buying process including get pre-qualified at no cost to them.
 
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manchester: Do you know the SECRET to becoming an Active Rain Millionaire? - 05/20/14 06:06 AM
Today will be the day I hit 1 MILLION POINTS here on Active Rain. It has been a rewarding journey and quite a learning experience. I get many comments and questions how to earn points, how to get them to add up quicker and what do the points mean.
 
Ac tive rain is just not about points. point are a way to measure yourself against other agents in your city, state and the nation. Points are a motivating factor to get one started. the points themselves will not make you friends or money, but the process to get them will. … (82 comments)

manchester: How mad does it make you if someone says Real Estate agents are lazy? - 05/19/14 05:46 AM
A feature blog today angered me but then when I thought about it more and more, it was similar to something a Home Seller asked me this weekend who I called as their listing at expired. Mr. Home Seller asked, "Why would Mr. Big time Agent list my home if they were not going to do anything to get it sold?" What can you do better?
 
You often will read in my blogs that "ALL AGENTS ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL." Therefore all agents are not lazy and titles such as that are misleading. There are some very hard working agents … (57 comments)

manchester: Should Buyers base their offers on the assessed Value of the property? - 05/18/14 06:24 AM
Every Home Buyer wants the best deal, the lowest price and to find their dream home. One such Buyer though is basing all their offers on the assessed value from the city tax card. Is this recommended? Is this the best way to not over pay on a home? and what is an assessed value anyway asked his wife?
 
The assessed value is what a town or city uses to base property taxes on. They can be set every 5 years or more though. Some towns adjust the assessed value higher than true market value and some reduce it to … (16 comments)

manchester: The Manchester Girls Softball Night with the NH FISHER CATS only $10 - 05/17/14 05:25 PM
The MANCHESTER NH GIRLS SOFTBALL LEAGUE Invites YOU to it's 2nd annual MGSL night at the New Hampshire Fisher Cats Minor League Baseball team. It will be on Saturday JUNE 7, 2014 at 5 pm. Tickets are only $10 each and $4 gets donated back to the Manchester Girls Softball League. 
 
EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ENJOY THIS SPECIAL NIGHT
Players, parents, friends, relatives and the general public can enjoy a great game and help support local youth sports.

 
PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE AT www.MGSLNH.com

Tickets can be purchased on our web site using your credit card, debit car or … (2 comments)

manchester: Can a Buyer Agent do all the paperwork if you are selling FSBO? - 05/17/14 06:31 AM
Every one like to save money, so when a Home Owner Selling their home themselves asks if the Buyer Agent can "write up" all the paperwork, you may see the savings may turn to loss quickly. Buyer agents work for the buyer and look to get the buyers the best deal, lowest price and best terms. A listing agent does more than just "write" paperwork. They guide the seller through each step of the selling process.
 
It starts by the Listing Agent assisting in setting a reasonable listing price while trying to obtain the best sales price. They make … (8 comments)

manchester: Can Neighbors really make or break a Real Estate Sale? - 05/16/14 05:27 AM
How powerful is the almighty Neighbor? They can make a Home Owner sell and they can keep a Buyer from Buying. Yesterday I had a nice couple from MA who are relocating to NH. We went to look at some upscale condominiums. During one of the showings a dog was barking as we approached. We went inside and they liked the unit. As we exited the neighbor came out and apologized for the dog barking saying the dog only barks at strangers. She said the dog is a good watch dog and even barked when all the cars in the parking … (17 comments)

manchester: TELL ME, Does this look like a newly remodeled Home? - 05/15/14 05:57 AM
There are some terms in Real Estate that can men different things. One that is pretty standard is "Remodeled". Sometimes you see the words completely, total or newly in front of it. Therefore you would expect a newly remodeled bath to be new, current and updated? right? well not always...
 
Check out the picture below. This newly remodeled bathroom simply had pictures, murals, artwork or what ever you want to call it painted on the old toilet and old sink???
 
You can search for Manchester area Homes For Sale by clicking here. what is for sale by clicking … (13 comments)

manchester: How asking for personal property can KILL your sale dead in its tracks - 05/14/14 05:31 AM
Did you ever hear the story how a Swing set almost killed a closing? Yesterday I wrote about why Buyers should refrain from including personal property in their offers. An agent can offer all the advice in the world, but some buyers and sellers can not gather how it affects them, and may want to try it anyway. In a recent sale, this happened to me and i would like to share the story as a learning experiencing for everyone else.
 
You can search for Manchester area Homes For Sale by clicking here. what is for sale by clicking … (21 comments)

manchester: Which States have the BEST SCHOOLS? - 05/13/14 02:18 PM
There is a new study out to find which states have the "Smartest Students". One of the proud states in NEW HAMPSHIRE. The students with the best scores hailed from states that include New Hampshire, Minnesota and Massachusetts. The worst scores came out of Arkansas and Mississippi. Research Engine  http://www.findthebest.com compiled a list based on American students standardized test scores. See the whole story here.
 
To create the map, researchers looked at each state's scores for the SAT, ACT, AP and National Assessment of Educational Progress tests. They sourced this information from each state's department of education.
 
 
 
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manchester: What should the buyer ask to be included in their offer to purchase? - 05/13/14 05:40 AM
What should A Home buyer ask for when making an offer on a home for sale? You may hear many Real Estate shows and even Buyer brokers telling buyers to ask for everything both nailed down and tnot nailed down. I have recently seen buyers asking for not only the window treatments but the dining room furniture, the pool table, the lawn mower and even a boat.
 
In most markets with a shortage of homes for sale, and as in my case, many offers within days of listing, what a buyers ask for can result in a rejected offer. … (15 comments)

manchester: How can you sell a home if you can not show it to Home buyers? - 05/12/14 06:08 AM
Is it possible to get a home sold of home buyers can not get inside to see it? The simple answer is not really. A buyer has to see a home to be able to like It enough to make an offer. Therefore if the home owner is not letting showings happen on the home, chances are the home will not sell. The most common reason sellers deny showings is pets. Most experts will say to remove pets from a home when you place it for sale, but that is not always an option.
 
This situation can surely hurt … (11 comments)

manchester: WHY do some offers get rejected in Real Estate anyway? - 05/11/14 05:21 AM
Why do some offers get accepted while others get rejected? "What do I need to do to get my dream home: asked a Manchester NH area Home Buyer. If buyers could get as emotional when making an offer as they get when their offer gets rejected, maybe we would see better offers.
 
As with many of my new listings, I often see multiple offers in the first few days. That leaves quite a few buyers whose offers did not get accepted. Simply and candidly, It is the job of the Buyer Broker to advise their clients properly to make a … (15 comments)

manchester: Do you HAVE to hire a relative or friend when Buying or Selling a home - 05/10/14 05:28 AM
When it is time to Buy or to Sell a home, who should you hire to represent you? Well that question can get more complicated when you have a relative or a friend that sells Real Estate. The answer however should be simple. In most things we do we always want the best. You would want the hardest worker, some one local, some experienced in the area you are looking to buy or sell and lastly a full time person who will look out for your best interest..
 
 
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manchester: WHAT happens to the vegetable or flower garden when you sell? - 05/09/14 06:08 AM
When you sell your home, can you take the vegetable or flower garden with you? A Manchester NH area home owner called me about listing their home. He said meet him out back when i got there as he was planting his garden. Upon arriving I noticed his yard could double for any flower show out there. It was very well landscaped with flowering trees, bushes and plants. Out back was an elaborate vegetable garden.
 
It was no surprise when he asked how much of his plants and vegetables he could take with him when he moved?
 
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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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