top: It's my Birthday and I'll cry if i want to - 11/14/14 09:54 PM
The day is here, November 15 and I remain 33, where I have been stuck for just over a decade. I do not have much Real Estate wisdom to share to today. The Polar Vortex has me wishing I was on a warm Beach anywhere. But there is 2 offers to write on 2 of my listings, where Buyers want to be in before Christmas. It has been one of the busiest weeks ever this late in November for Real Estate here in Manchester NH.
Normally I would share a story to inform educate or entertain my readers. Today … (23 comments)

top: Does this House SMELL? - 11/09/14 12:18 AM
If you want the Hard truth, ask a Child. One of my Buyer's called asking to see a new Listing. The whole family would be coming. They are old fashioned, straight forward, well mannered and tell you like it is. Their kids don't have cell phones, ipods or video games. They are very creative and like the "old days", make up their own games to entertain themselves. Today everything the girls would day, they said was in the form of a rhyme.
We were greeted by the sellers which was a surprise. They said their listing agent didn't care … (17 comments)

top: I Cannot Believe I Just Did THAT! - 11/08/14 11:07 PM
Real Estate is full of EXCITEMENT so when I saw the November ActiveRain Contest - I Cannot Believe I Just Did THAT! by Kathleen Daniels, I knew exactly the story to share. When it comes down to it, I do what needs to be done to make my client happy and get homes Sold. On a Walk Through of a home closing that day. The buyer noticed a large branch had fallen in the nights storm, it ripped a shutter off and peeled off a piece of siding. They wer enot closing unless it was fixed. The seller was older, they could not … (19 comments)

top: Another Manchester NH Home SOLD to a First time buyer - 11/01/14 06:28 AM
The happiest moments sometimes come from smiling faces. There is new home owner in the neighborhood purchasing their FIRST HOME. The News Release out of Manchester NH, stated that Scott Godzyk with the Godzyk Real Estate Services assisted as a Buyer Agent for the SALE of this home in Manchester NH. Seeing the home quickly when it hit the market, making a good initial offer got this home under contract quickly. A fine attention to detail, patience and persistence got the mortgage to close. A special Thank you to Tim Amsden from RMS for the great service as our Loan Officer.
Congratulations … (6 comments)

top: Is the Seller trying to TRICK me by asking more than assessed value? - 10/29/14 10:22 PM
I NEED to know if the Home Owner is trying to Trick me by placing an asking price over what the town has the property assessed for? Should I run from this sale? These were 2 of the many questions from a Manchester NH area home Buyer who wanted to base their offer on the assessed value thinking that is what the home is worth.
My answer is that assessed values usually have no relation to what a home is worth in today's market. Here in NH assessed values go through re-evaluation every 5 years. Most towns therefore have values set … (13 comments)

top: SHOULD every Agent ATTEND the HOME INSPECTION? - 10/20/14 07:07 AM
We have a PROBLEM and we need YOUR opinion. I will break this down later by the view of a Listing Agent and by the view of a Buyer Broker. Should Agents be attending the Home Inspection? This question was quite the talk of another Real Estate web site that was so down and dirty, I refused to leave a comment. But did feel strongly enough to wrote this blog. It may have something to do with what the tradition is for your part of the country how you may answer this. Here in NH, it common for agents to attend inspections, the … (25 comments)

top: Fall 2014 Spotlight for the Bedford NH condo market - 10/15/14 02:43 AM
How is the Real Estate market this Fall in BEDFORD NH? Which is a question I am asked everywhere i go. Then I hear, Is now the time to Sell my Home? 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 … (3 comments)

top: WHY dont Online Searches ever send me any homes that meet my criteria? - 10/09/14 10:06 AM
Is it possible to get GOOD results from online Real Estate searches? Why are so many homes sold, sale pending or off the market? These are a few of the many questions I get from Buyers in the Manchester NH area. The most simplest answer is you get what you pay for. Many searches are simply there to gather your information in which is sold to area agents to hound you. Many sites are not updated instantly and therefore are not current.
Buyers love browsing homes online before they start their home search. That is great for entertainment purposes, however if you are … (12 comments)

top: How to prepare for the Fall & Winter Real Estate market - 10/05/14 11:13 PM
Should I bother to List my home in the Winter? Here in NH winter usually does mean an overall slow down in sales. However it could be the best time of year to sell. There is less homes for sales as competition and Buyers looking in the winter, are serious usually ready to buy on the spot when they see what they want.
This is my entry into Active Rain's contest "How do I prepare my business for Fall and Winter." Last year was my best winter market in 29 years of Real Estate. Weather is a big part of it and so … (10 comments)

top: Is it ILLEGAL for a Home Seller NOT to make a Counter Offer? - 10/04/14 07:28 AM
Is it LEGAL for a Home Seller to REJECT a buyers Offer without even making a Counter Offer? That was a question from a buyer after my Seller Rejected their offer for what they said "being unreasonable".
I inform all Home Sellers when I List their homes, that there may be good offers and some bad offers. That no matter what we should counter any and every offer as you can not have a sale without an offer.
Now to answer that Buyers question it is not "ILLEGAL" for the seller to simply reject their offer with out a … (17 comments)

top: WHY would Home Sellers MAKE IT UP about receiving additional offers? - 10/04/14 06:53 AM
Should Home buyers feel that the whole world is against them? One buyer thinks just that as they ask "If a Buyer can make up a story about having another offer to make them pay more?" While anything is possible, in most cases of Homes listed by an agent, the Agent will not be making up stories.
It is very common when an offer comes in, that listing agents call all the buyer or buyer agents that have seen the home and showed interest to tell them an offer is on the way or in, and if they are interested they … (10 comments)

top: Does a SMOKE FREE home Help a Sale? - 10/02/14 10:46 PM
Why did a husband banish his wife to the cold outside? SO she would not smoke inside the home. Mr. Home Owner had asked years ago if a "Smoke Free" Home would help with it's sale. He knew they would be there for 5 years or less and be moving on, so everything he did was to make sure the home sale would be a an easy process.
The wife thought it was a "crock of Bananas" but was not giving it up, she went outside so not to smoke in front of her kids.
Is there any truth that … (22 comments)

top: How many Agents should I list my home with to get a quick sale? - 09/29/14 12:21 AM
"If I list with 10 agents, I will get 10 times the amount selling power and sell my home quicker?" Right? This was a question by a Home Owner this morning asking if I would come by to list his home. He said he needed a quick sale so he would contact several agents such as 20, to get 10 times the selling power than listing with just 1 agent.
I went to the appointment because I wanted to be standing with him to see if this was for real. Perhaps candid camera would jump out. Well he was for real. He really … (16 comments)

top: Who usually pays for Closing Costs? - 09/28/14 09:30 AM
Where do you start when Buying a Home? One trend I am seeing is First time Buyers entering the market in droves trying to take advantage of the ultra low interest rates. The questions can come fast and furious. Many have received BAD advice from everyone including the internet and crazy not so Reality Real Estate shows.,
Today's question is Who has to pay for the closing costs? The simple answer is that the Buyer will have closing costs associated with the buying side and the Seller will have their own set of closing costs associated with selling. A buyer can … (16 comments)

top: Is it OK for an Agent to give the appraiser comps? - 09/21/14 11:06 PM
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 … (51 comments)

top: Does a Home HAVE to have appliances in order to SELL IT? - 09/18/14 11:14 PM
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 12:03 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? - 08/30/14 10:35 PM
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? - 08/15/14 11:03 PM
"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? - 08/14/14 10:17 PM
"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)

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One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

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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 his website is




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