WHO can help me sell my home?

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Real Estate Agent with Godzyk Real Estate Services NH License 033394

How can you help with a home that is difficult to sell? Is it possible for a home to be doomed to never sell? These were questions from a sobbing Manchester NH area home owner. She had ended a near 1 year battle to sell her home.  She had listed with a national company and waited and waited for a buyer, one that never came. When asked what buyer feedback was, she did not know. When asked what buyers thought about the price, she did n=know. When asked why buyers said they did not buy, she did know.

 

"Should I know theses answers?" she asked. I replied with a yes, it s part of the feedback your listing agent should have given you. It can be used to fix what is wrong so the next buyer is not scared off by what ever kept the other buyer from buying.

 

She said she never heard from her agent again after she listed. That the only call was to renew 4 more months after the 6 months she has already been through.

 

In general the 2 most common reasons a home does not sell is it is priced too high or a lack of attention from the listing agent.

 

The problem I can see is not the price, but a poor mls listing without proper pictures or description. As well as a lack of effort to market and reach the most potential buyers to get a sale. She invited me over. I walked through the hoe, made a list of notes, took lots of pictures and sat down for a hard talk. As I made notes, the seller asked me how I knew so many people? I asked what do you mean? She said that when her listing expired, she started asking around who could sell her home. She asked the ladies at the hair stylist, at they said me. She asked the people down at the drive in restaurant where she gets lunch and they said me. She asked her neighbor and he said me.

 

Simply put, I told her That I sold their homes, I did a great job and they remembered me. I was ready to give her my findings. I told her what price we should ask, what price offers may come in at and what price the home should sell for. I gave her a small list of things we can do to make the home show better. I let her know how showings work and encouraged her to call me, email me or even come see me anytime she had a question.

 

 

The next morning I get to work and she is there waiting for me. She brought me a coffee and wanted to ask if I reached any buyers yet. The good news was I had. The day before, I not only placed the home in MLS, I placed it on nearly all online real estate sites and contacted my list of buyers who had been waiting for new listings in their search criteria.

 

She said I could bring them anytime. With in the first 2 days I brought 4 buyers through, 2 couples, a family of 4 and a single guy being relocated to NH. They all loved the home. Within 3 days I had 4 offers all from my list of buyers. I sat with the seller who was overwhelmed. She cried, but tears of happiness she said. She never thought her home would sell. We looked at each offer and she loved the family who made the offer. She raised her family there and wanted the home to be loved. They also had the best offer being pre approved, 20% down and flexible on closing to accommodate the seller. What took the other company 10 months with no results, i got done in 3 days. 

 

 

The HARD TRUTH  is the BEST way to go about any home sale or purchase is to know that the consumer should not choose just any agent, choose the BEST agent for the job. 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.

 

 

                                 

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.

 

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

 

 

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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Scott. Attention to detail makes a big difference. Enjoy your day!

Jan 17, 2017 05:59 AM #1
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Scott Godzyk ,

It's amazing how many sellers never hear from their agent after listing. It is a shame because they deserve so much more. Unfortunately there are many sellers who don't know what to expect and don't ask the right questions in the beginning (because they don't know what to ask). Sellers need to research more and find our what to expect and ask those important questions..often the second time around they see what happened and why their home didn't sell!

Jan 17, 2017 06:10 AM #2
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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Obviously, as a home stager, I concentrate on condition as a reason for a home not selling. I agree with you that a lot of the blame can fall on the agent. If the agent isn't addressing the condition and visual appeal of the home and isn't marketing it with quality photos, the home is doomed.

Jan 17, 2017 06:53 AM #3
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Nathan Gesner
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I can't imagine going six months without an update! It's amazing how so many people put up with such bad service.

Jan 17, 2017 07:27 AM #4
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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It sure does Wayne Martin and it is always a pleasure to offer top notch service

Jan 17, 2017 07:31 AM #5
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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I can never figure out why a seller would just hire anyone and not reserach or ask questions Dorie Dillard , i was happy i could help this seller and she was happy she found and chose me. 

Jan 17, 2017 07:32 AM #6
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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It takes a combination of everything, condition, price and marketing and some sellers are not told what to do or what not to do Sharon Tara 

Jan 17, 2017 07:33 AM #7
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

It amazes me Nathan Gesner and happy when i can help. Now jut to let home owners know before they are ready to sell so they do not make the same problem. 

Jan 17, 2017 07:33 AM #8
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Roy Kelley
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Thanks, Scott, for sharing this success story. This is good reading for prospective home sellers in your area.

Jan 17, 2017 08:15 AM #9
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
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Definitely, she had hired the wrong agent. The first and last to hire in Manchester would be Scott Godzyk!

Jan 17, 2017 08:37 AM #10
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Debbie Reynolds
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She clearly had the wrong agent at the beginning and suffered a lot of distress and worry. I am glad that you came along and got the job done the right way.

Jan 17, 2017 10:26 AM #11
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Wow that is amazing.  Nicely done.  Sometimes we just need to take the other path to realize our dreams.

Jan 17, 2017 11:24 AM #12
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Doug Dawes
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Hi Scott Godzyk 

Many times agents are not diligent in their responsibilities to their buyers or sellers which causes our industry to get blackeyes,

Jan 17, 2017 12:52 PM #13
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Debbie Laity
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You are the man to list homes in the Manchester, NH area. I wouldn't hesitate to list my house with you. 

Jan 17, 2017 04:08 PM #14
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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I agree that the right price is important in selling homes.  I also believe that condition of property is important.

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A sad story Scott. This seller should have contacted you in the first place. I know you will get the job done

Jan 17, 2017 07:15 PM #16
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