What are Home Sellers Asking Santa for this Christmas?

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Real Estate Agent with Godzyk Real Estate Services NH License 033394

The best kept secret may be that those Home Owners in the Manchester NH area who have their homes listed through the Holiday Season are seeing an increase in showings. Many buyers are trying to get a home under contract before interest rates rise again. Some Sellers though... are asking where the buyers are for their homes? Why their homes have not sold? Why they cant even get anyone inside to see it?

 

The difference between a home that will sell and one that wont is usually the Listing Agent. 

 

The common question from Home Sellers this Holiday Season is "HOW CAN WE CHOOSE THE BEST LISTING AGENT?"

 

Make a "bad" choice and you may get "Bad" results. Choose a "Good' Agent, and you may sell your home faster and at the best price obtainable.

 

Bigger is not better and all agents are not created equal. You as the consumer have the power to choose the right agent. I leave you with now infamous philosophy, which is simple, to provide more personal and professional service to guide my clients through each step of the buying or selling process. 

 

.Our TOP TIPS IF YOU WANT YOUR HOME SOLD IN TODAY'S MARKET

 

1. CHOOSE THE RIGHT LISTING AGENT: As a home owner in this market you need every advantage you can to get your home sold. It starts with choosing the right agent.

a. Ask for a Full time agent whose sole job is to sell homes.

b. Ask for a Full service agent who will guide you through each step of the selling process. Discount brokers often equal discount services.

c. Ask for a Local agent who knows your neighborhood and is readily available when you need them is a must. Out of town agents can leave you high and dry in your time of need.

d. Ask for a well experienced Listing Agent can give you the advantages you need when selling your home. Not all agents are created equal. Choose only the best.

 

2. Ask to PRICE THE HOME CORRECTLY: One of the most important things that can help you sell your home is pricing it right. . List prices need to be priced at or near market value. The simple truth is over priced listings are one of the only segments of the market that are not selling. A great agent will study the recent sales, study what is on the market and use trends and comparables to place a value on your property.

 

3. Ask for an agent with a great marketing program - GETTING A BUYER TO SEE YOUR LISTING: Before anyone can view your home, they have to know it is for sale. Using an agent with an extensive marketing and advertising program is the best start to get your home the exposure it needs and deserves. Some agents whose sole marketing plan is placing a sign in your yard and placing the home in MLS is not a sound marketing plan.

 

4. Ask for help to GET YOUR HOME READY FOR A BUYER TO SEE IT: A listing agent can guide a buyer to your front door, but the can not make them go inside. You need to prepare your house for sale.

a. THE EXTERIOR: Your lawn should be mowed, bushes trimmed, debris, toys or belongings picked up and removed from the yard. In the winter shovel your walk and driveway, sand and or salt and knock those icicles off your roof. Make sure your screen/storm door is in working order, it is the first thing they will touch and a storm door with a missing handle or off it's hinges will drive buyers away.

b. THE INTERIOR: Remove anything from your house you are not using, often called "decluttering". Clear off the counters, bureaus and floors. Make sure walls are free of marks or holes. Freshly painted walls in a neutral color are always a plus. Make sure all faucets and toilets run properly, no drips, no leaks and the toilets should not always run. Clean your carpets, remove pet items and during showings your pets should be taken out of the House

 

IN CONCLUSION: There is a lot of behind the scenes work going on to get a house on the market, marketed, get an offer, go through the buyers mortgage process, appraisal, inspections and get to the closing of the home. If you did not notice most of these steps, I did a great job. With the decrease in Listings, there is pressure on Listing Agents to provide more service. For agents who have been providing a great service to their clients throughout the last 4-5 years they are being rewarded as home sellers and buyers talk, they let each other know who did the great job or who dropped the ball. As you see it is no accident a home sells. It is through the hard work of the agent.

 

If you are looking to SELL a property in NH, you can choose ME. I strive to offer the best in personal and professional service through EACH step of the 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.

 

 

 

                                 

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.

 

 To CONTACT Scott Godzyk please call 603.661.2121 or EMAIL: Sctprop@aol.com .

 

About the Author: Scott Godzyk is the Owner/Broker of the Godzyk Real Estate Services in Manchester NH. Proud to be locally owned and operated with 30 years of experience, Scott is a leading Agent for Listing and Selling Homes in this area.We are Full Time Agents ready to serve all of your Real Estate needs with an infamous philosophy, which is simple: To provide more personal and professional service to guide my clients through each step of the buying or selling process. 

 

You can search for Manchester area Homes For Sale by clicking here. what is for sale by clicking here.

 

 

 

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Nina Hollander
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Good morning, Scott... all sellers ask for the same thing at the end of the day... a quick sale at top dollar. Now here in Charlotte, where we are tight on inventory, they are also asking to find their new home quickly!

Dec 22, 2016 06:21 AM #1
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Scott Godzyk
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Most sellers here ask the same thing Nina Hollander however quite a few sellers do not get that quick sale by the choices they make such as their list price to who they choose to market their property

Dec 22, 2016 06:29 AM #2
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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INteresting information.   Thank you for sharing and happy holidays too!

Dec 22, 2016 06:42 AM #3
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Ed Silva
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Not all agents work the same and some will agree to everything a seller presents so as to get the listing and then it sits.  Truth may not always be appreciated but f the home doesn't sell what is the cost of lying?

Dec 22, 2016 06:55 AM #4
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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Good advice for all potential sellers. Ours are asking about finding their new home and whether to list first or buy first...with little or no inventory on the market it is all a matter of what they are comfortable with.

Dec 22, 2016 07:23 AM #5
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
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Scott,  You know it well that it all has to do with hiring the right Agent!

Dec 22, 2016 07:26 AM #6
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Scott Godzyk
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Thank you for the comment Kristin Johnston - REALTOR® 

Dec 22, 2016 08:07 AM #7
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Scott Godzyk
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Exactly Ed Silva, thanks for the comment

Dec 22, 2016 08:08 AM #8
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Scott Godzyk
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Same here Nick & Trudy Vandekar many home owners want to buy a new home, but need to sell, dont want to sell without finding a home but cant buy without selling it either. I like to give pros, cons and reality to each client to see what is bet for them

Dec 22, 2016 08:10 AM #9
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Scott Godzyk
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Exactly Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 , now just to spread the word

Dec 22, 2016 08:11 AM #10
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Nathan Gesner
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Good article, Scott Godzyk. And what do agents want? A realistic seller! HAHA! Have a Merry Christmas!

Dec 22, 2016 08:52 AM #11
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Hi Scott - You're right. Getting started with the right agent is the single best move a seller can make. And it's obvious that you're that agent for home sellers in NH.

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 My sellers have simple needs and the number one request for Christmas is a qualified buyer who loves the house as much as they did Scott Godzyk 

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