I am Thankful for Zestimates

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Real Estate Agent with Godzyk Real Estate Services NH License 033394
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Have you lost your mind? I can hear it from here. Most often THE INFAMOUS Zestimate is much higher than reality and shocks many home owners who think their homes are worth more than they are. Just the other day though, a MANCHESTER NH area home owner called to interview me to list their home. One of my questions is what do you think your home is worth Their estimate of value was low and as always, I asked how they came up with that amount. When they said the Zestimate i pulled it up, sure enough it was much lower.

 

The seller asked how I came up with my number as the 2 previous agents agreed to list it at the low amount. As always I brought my comps with me. I showed them 4 homes that have sold in this very neighborhood. I also showed them the 2 other homes that are for sale. I pulled out my form with how i adjust for finished basements and other factors and showed them my values. They sat in awe, mouth open staring at each other. They were very happy the value was higher as they thought they would have to bring money in to close. "BUT can you sell it?" they asked.

 

Mrs. Seller answered for me as she looked at her husband and said "This is why 'Jane' at the beauty salon told me to call Mr. Godzyk. Being the jokesters they are, when I replied "well I am glad you called me instead of my father." they burst out laughing and said you are hired Scott.

 

 

In Summary a home owner deserves the best agent. A GOOD Listing Agent's job is to work with their Seller through each step of the Selling process. It is not time for trial and error or short cuts.  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.  

 

 

  

The most critical part of Buying or Selling a home is the Agent/Broker you choose. You have a choice of agents. Use your choice to hire the BEST agent in your area.

 

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 .

 

                                 

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. 

 

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Scott Godzyk
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That is the plan Debbie Reynolds , thank you for the comment

Nov 23, 2016 06:43 AM #11
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Great point Jeff Dowler as some buyers to look at the online estimates as the bible. I also showed them how to dispute their estimate to get it up where it should be as they did ask how they could do it. I was happy to have the answer

Nov 23, 2016 06:44 AM #12
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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much for sharing this story.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Nov 23, 2016 07:15 AM #13
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Patricia Feager
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Scott Godzyk - I think Zestimates was a wake-up-call to the Real Estate industry. So many love to compete and it made us all better at what we do! The AVM is only one factor. An Agent who is the best at what they do, such as you, doesn't see it as a threat but knows how to sell like a true professional. 

Nov 23, 2016 07:33 AM #14
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Bill Roberts
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Hey Scott Godzyk What a switcheroo. A Zestimate BELOW actual market value. Good for you that you weren't willing to take the easy path like the other agents who were willing to list the property below market.

Bill Roberts

Nov 23, 2016 07:37 AM #15
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 I always like to hear happy endings to what most of the time is a battle set to begin. Happy Thanksgiving Scott Godzyk 

Nov 23, 2016 10:05 AM #16
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Debbie Laity
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What a great story, and it's nice the zestimate worked in your favor. Congratulations on this new listing, Scott. 

Nov 23, 2016 10:27 AM #17
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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Scott - You're right that zestimates give us an opportunity to show our expertise in a positive way, even when it's completely out there either way. Have a great Thanksgiving!

Nov 23, 2016 12:49 PM #18
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Thank you for the comments Roy Kelley 

Nov 23, 2016 03:21 PM #19
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Well said Patricia Feager it is just one of the tools out there and where it is mostly wrong, a great conversation starter with consumers to make them clients

Nov 23, 2016 03:22 PM #20
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Thank you  Bill Roberts , it was very apparant and at market value stlil a great deal in a market that has a shortage of homes in good and desired neighborhood 

Nov 23, 2016 03:24 PM #21
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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So do I Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington,  It is always nice to see such happy clients ,

Nov 23, 2016 03:25 PM #22
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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That does not always happen Debbie Laity , usually it makes our job harder

Nov 23, 2016 03:42 PM #23
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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It can make our job harder Dick Greenberg  but also opens opportunity

Nov 23, 2016 03:43 PM #24
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
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They're talking about you all over Manchester Scott, so you know what your doing!

Nov 23, 2016 03:52 PM #25
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Scott- Zestimates certainly keeps you on your toes.  But since you are, then it gives you the opportunity to show them that YOU are the professional in the area.

Nov 23, 2016 06:17 PM #26
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Hi Scott Godzyk - As your image states "There is always something to be thanful for". Today you are thankful for securing the listing but it should be no surprise to you because you did your homework and your sellers were able to see that through your presentation. Well done and Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 24, 2016 05:11 AM #27
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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That is a good thing Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c) word of mouth is my best advertising

Nov 24, 2016 08:59 AM #28
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Scott Godzyk
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It sure gets them talking Kathy Streib 

Nov 24, 2016 09:00 AM #29
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Every day Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

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