Is the word STARTER HOME Offensive to some Buyers?

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Original content by Scott Godzyk NH License 033394

Are STARTER HOMES good for the market? The Home itself, yes. The word Starter? Maybe not so much and I will tell you why. There was this a  Home in the Manchester NH area. who had been for sale for 9 months without selling. It is in an established area, many neighbors who have lived there for 30 to 40 years. A Ranch style home, updated and in good condition. The price seemingly right where it should be in the low 200's. They came to me fuming that their home had not sold with their big national agent.

 

They handed me a print out of a couple of ads. I looked up the former MLS listing. What caught my eye was everywhere on the page, on the mls and in the description was the words "STARTER HOME".

 

I flashed back to Summer when i gave this listing sheet to an older buyer looking for a home on 1 story who refused to look at it because it stated it was a STARTER HOME. They were older, they wanted a home loaded with amenities, extras and top quality, not starter quality. SO how many other buyers thought this of this mint condition home loaded with extras? Maybe all because it did not sell.

 

The problem was the marketing was focused narrowly on those looking for a starter home. This home is great for the older couple looking for living all on one floor. With a new kitchen, new baths, gleaming hardwood floors, new roof, new windows and new furnace. Who would not love to live here? The Sellers got the picture pretty quick. After hearing they saw their agent once in 9 months sealed my deal of why their home did not sell. I gave them a brief view of how I would market the home. Told them why I thought it was special and how i would market it. They loved the idea and want me to meet their grown children to tell them.

 

 

YOU deserve the BEST service when Buying or Selling a home. Real Estate is not a time for trial and error or short cuts. Hard work is what it takes to sell a home.  LEARN THIS ONE FACT: One should know that All Agents are not created equal and every buyer or seller should take the time to hire the BEST not just the biggest Agent or Company. It is important to Hire the BEST Agent. In NH that could be me.  

 

 

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

 

 All Agents are not created equal and every buyer or seller should take the time to hire the BEST, not This seller learned a hard lesson who you hire to list your home does matter. just the biggest Real Estate Agent or Broker. How well your purchase or sale goes will depend on it.

 

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 . 

 

 

THE TOP TIPS TO FIND A "GREAT" REAL ESTATE AGENT

 

 1. LEARN THIS ONE FACT: One should know that All Agents are not created equal and every buyer or seller should take the time to hire the BEST not just the biggest Agent or Company. It is important to Hire the BEST Agent. In NH that could be me.   

2. CHOOSE THE RIGHT AGENT: As a Buyer OR Seller 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.  

 3. HOME BUYERS SHOULD START BY:  Getting a FREE PRE-QUALIFICATION with a local and trusted lender. They will look at your credit and financial picture and let you know what type of mortgage you may qualify for and what your interest rate and monthly payment may be.   

4. HOME SELLERS SHOULD START BYGetting a FREE MARKET ANALYSIS. Learn what your property is worth in today's market along with how ling it may take to sell. If you are ready to sell now, learn what you should ask for it. How much offers may come in at and what the approximate selling price should be. NH Home owners should contact me now.   

 

 

IN SUMMARY the key to having a successful purchase or sale can increase simply choosing a better agent. The secret is that All Agents are not created equal and every buyer or seller should take the time to hire the BEST not just the biggest. 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.

 

WE STRIVE TO PROVIDE THE BEST POSSIBLE SERVICE THROUGH OUT EACH STEP OF THE LISTING AND SELLING PROCESS!!!

If you are thinking of buying a Home please contact us. We offer you assistance to get a free pre-qualification for a mortgage,along with some of the BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE through each step of the Buying 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.

Please call for a FREE MARKET ANALYSIS to know what the value of your home is.

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We stand by you through every step in selling your home..

 

About the Author: Scott Godzyk is the Owner/Broker of the Godzyk Real Estate Services in Manchester NH. With 30 years of experience, Scott is a leading Agent for Listing and Selling Homes in this area.

 

 

To CONTACT Scott Godzyk please call 603.661.2121 or EMAIL: Sctprop@aol.com . We are Full Time Agents ready to serve all of your Real Estate needs through each step of the Buying process.

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Comments (2)

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Trisha P Realty Group Thank you for an easy read and informative post - we are now "following" you!

 

Apr 12, 2016 06:37 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Start home means climb out of the rent rut... begin the climb to the best real estate fit to match the budget. Start owning something and stop making your landlord's rental house payments.

Feb 05, 2017 05:39 AM