Such harsh language you must be thinking? No, not from me. I had an appointment to list a Manchester NH area home For Sale over the weekend. I was the last agent of many to interview with the seller. After touring the home, the seller got right down to business asking why agents "hate" other agents?
First off that is not true, but before i could offer my opinion. Mrs. Seller told me who they interviewed and that the first agent on her list, spent their appointment time bashing everyone she told her was also coming to interview. She rambled off the negatives she had been told. The Seller then stated "we had you come even though you are an independent agent, how can you match xxxx "I will not name their franchise". Mr. Seller spoke up saying every agent before me had a sales pitch of how their franchise was the greatest.
I knew my time may be brief and I wanted to tell them what i could do to sell their home. I started by telling them what sets agents apart is service. I offer full service which simply means i am there for them through out every step of the selling process. I went right into what i liked about their home, and how i would feature it in my marketing.
I saw a frown go to a smile as I went over pricing. I went over who the most potential buyers may be and how i will attract them to see their home. I did not say one bad thing about that agent and their company. Then Mr. Seller asked what i had to say about the other companies. I had nothing to say. I let my service speak for me. I could sense Mr. Seller had already been swayed by the negative talk. He started drilling me on the differences between myself and big national companies. Mrs. Seller tried to stay on topic of listing the home, but he was off the tracks.
I answered each and every question. I did not need a national team. I was born and raised in this area. I have listed and sold homes here since I was 18, that is 32 years. I know the neighborhoods, schools, sports, music, cheer, churches and shopping areas. I do not need to knock down others, I go out and get the job done. I even added that I have a great relationship with many of the local buyer brokers because i treat them with respect. In addition that buyer agents love bringing buyers to my listings because they know they can reach me if needed. They know i will return their call or email. They know I make their job easier by having my listings ready to sell limiting surprises.
Mrs. Seller wanted to list with me, Mr. Seller was a mix of angry, sad and sarcastic. He wants to wait.
I thanked them for having me over and Mr. Seller whispers to Mrs. Seller that he could not even rattle me.
I leave you with my infamous saying. There is a difference from agent to agent. That a Buyer or Seller should not choose just any agent, choose the BEST agent for the job. Choose a better agent for better results.
My philosophy is simple, provide more personal and professional service to guide my clients through each step of the buying or selling process. All Agents are not created equal and every buyer or seller should take the time to hire the BEST not just the biggest. Those that hire me, find a dedication like no other.
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 32 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 Hillsborough, Rockingham, Merrimack and Belknap counties.