The 7 reasons your HOUSE may NOT sell or close in 2017

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Real Estate Agent with Godzyk Real Estate Services NH License 033394
http://actvra.in/4ZbZ

The one trend from 2016 no one wants to continue is the length of time it takes close a sale. New banking regulations, a nightmare called TRID and such are all equally part to blame. Some may be asking what am I talking about? Home owners looking to sell their homes right away in 2017, and they are ready to try anything to sell it. While some homes listed sell in mere days others may never sell at all. It may take a New Years resolution for Home Sellers to change their ways, skip the short cuts, skip the out of town listing agents and do not leave your home sale up to chance.

 

THE TOP 10 NEW YEAR RESOLUTION FOR SELLERS

1. Avoid listing with your friend from works wife, who just got her license and wants to learn how to sell homes by listing your home.

2. Avoid out of town agents who caught your attention with their big flashy TV commercial that's says if they don't sell it,m they will buy it.... Really?

3. Avoid the thought on not bothering to clean or removing the clutter because you think buyers wont notice..

4. Avoid postponing or not allowing buyers in to see your home when they want to see the home. Without a showing there can be no offer.

5. Avoid choosing the agent who gives you the highest value, perhaps one way over what any neighbors houses have sold for. It is to get your listing but if you want the home sold, price it right to start.

6. Avoid agents who do not enter a complete listing in MLS, and who do not put in a realistic description. As well avoid an agent who fails to use plenty of good photos showing off it's special features.

7. If you see something that needs to be fixed, fix it. Don't think the buyer wont notice the screen door still that hangs off its hinges

8. If you have pets, clean up after them. Don't think the buyer wont notice the spots where your pet "did their business" on the carpet which may be still there,

9. Don't think that a quick offer is bad. Sometimes the best offer is the first offer. Never say "it was too soon" to accept that almost full price offer we got right after listing and here we are 6 months later with no other offers.

10. Avoid demanding to be home for every showing and avoid trying to follow the buyer around as they look at the home.

 

In the end "The MORAL to this story" is that a great agent can bring great results.

 

THE BOTTOM LINE is that the BEST way to go about any home sale or purchase is to know that the consumer should not choose just any agent. All Agents are not created equal and every buyer or seller should take the time to hire the BEST not just the biggest. By using a philosophy, which is simple, to provide more personal and professional service to guide my clients through each step of the buying or selling process, I can help you find your dream home or sell your property.

 

 

                                 

 

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. Servicing Hillsborugh, Rockingham, Merrimack and Belknap counties. 

 

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

 

 

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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

It is something I do with all my buyers and sellers, knowing what to expect, what the market is like, what is needed from them and what outcomes will be given different scenarios is a must these days Andrew Mooers

Jan 27, 2017 04:27 PM #25
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

That would be nice Amy Gutschow , thanks for the comment

Jan 27, 2017 04:28 PM #26
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Thank you for the comment Chris Lima 

Jan 27, 2017 04:28 PM #27
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Thank you for the comment Clark Niblock 

Jan 27, 2017 04:28 PM #28
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Melissa E. Spittel
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Westminster, MD
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"Skip the out of town listing agents"...great words. I'm often baffled when a home in my area is listed by an agent who is isn't remotely familiar with our area. I realize the agent could have a direct connection with the seller, but they are rarely truly familiar with our market. 

Jan 27, 2017 05:53 PM #29
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Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton

Dear Scott,

Sounds like you are back to basics. Consistent & boring works every time, eh?

Jan 27, 2017 07:32 PM #30
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

Good advice for all sellers and I love your finale. Well done.

Jan 28, 2017 04:47 AM #31
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M SQUARE
Realty One Group Alliance - San Mateo, CA
Broker Associate & Licensed Architect

Well said! Great advice. Thank you for sharing. 

Jan 28, 2017 05:54 AM #32
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Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Hi Scott

Congratulations on the feature. There are certainly many ways that sellers can sabotage their sales and I'd say you covered them pretty well.  This could be turned into a terrific marketing piece as well, or just share the link.

Jeff

Jan 28, 2017 08:18 AM #33
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Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
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Wise advice Scott! I hope I did my part this week by convincing an acquaintance that he should NOT try to list his property with an out-of-area agent just because they had done a good job for him in a different community.

I gave him a referral to a local Active Rain member who did a good job the last time I sent her a referral. I hope he listens!

Jan 28, 2017 12:02 PM #34
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

That is good advice Marte Cliff and most people find out the hard way when they try out of town agents and are left to wonder why ther home is not selling. 

Jan 28, 2017 02:50 PM #35
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Thank you for the comment Jeff Dowler 

Jan 28, 2017 02:50 PM #36
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Thank you for the comment M SQUARE 

Jan 28, 2017 02:51 PM #37
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Thank you Nick & Trudy Vandekar . glad you like my finale, it is meant to leave a lasting inpression

Jan 28, 2017 02:52 PM #38
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

We have seen a sharp increase in MA agents coming up to list homes in NH and it puzzles me every time Melissa E. Spittel 

Jan 28, 2017 02:53 PM #39
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John Wiley
Jones & Co. Realty - Cape Coral, FL
Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,SFR,PSA

Congratulations on the Feature. This is a great list that should be mandatory for all Sellers to read. Any one of the reasons could sabotage the sale.

Thanks

Jan 29, 2017 02:48 PM #40
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Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
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Lots of good advice, yet, the best advice for sellers IMO is to heed the advice of their agent. Unfortunately, most agents heed the terms and conditions of the seller simply to secure the listing. So, who should be hired usually isn't the agent who is hired, don't you agree or am I incorrect? 

Jan 29, 2017 02:59 PM #41
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Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
Broker Associate, ABR, 601-278-4513

I know someone who hired a co-worker's wife who was newly licensed (#1 on your list). Another item I picked from your list? Our MLS will actually FINE a Realtor if they don't add at least ONE photo. It's that important. And every listing should have multiple, good-quality photos!!

Jan 29, 2017 07:38 PM #42
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Specializing in Brookside, Waldo, Prairie Village

#6 is m y favorite--and so important!  I don't think sellers even look at their listings online--if they did, they would be screaming about the bad hotos!

Jan 30, 2017 11:15 AM #43
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Excellent list of what a seller needs to do to get their home sold.  Especially like the last point about not being there.  I lost a very large sale because a builder/seller had to be there and turned down an offer without talking to me. Argh!

Feb 05, 2017 09:58 AM #44
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