Pet Peeves in Real Estate - Do they bug you or make you stronger?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Godzyk Real Estate Services NH License 033394
https://activerain.com/droplet/547y

What comes to mind when someone asks you what is your pet peeve is? What annoys or bugs you about or in Real Estate? Working on Listing and Selling homes here in the Manchester NH Area, I get to see the good, bad and ugly. This is my entry into the Active Rain "No fooling around 2017, lets get real contest". 

 

 

People would be surprised to hear me say I do not let much bug me. When I am hired to list and sell a home or find a dream home for a client, It is my job to make it easier for my client. Do you know the saying? "Never let them see you sweat" comes to mind. If i made it it look easy, i have done my job. My pet peeves are often with those things i can not control. Inspections, appraisals, other agents behaviors and closing companies.

 

 

Having thought about this for the last couple of weeks, there is not one, but a series of pet peeves i have that are all about equal.

 

1. Agents who do not return calls or emails about homes for sale. It affects buyers both directly and indirectly.

2. Home Inspectors who are alarmists. They scream "fire" for anything found rather than just those hidden issues that affect health, value or safety.

3. Appraisers, some who come from out of state and do not use sales comps that are actually similar to the subject killing a sale.

4. Closing/Title companies who do not update the agents. We were delayed 3 weeks waiting for a signature on a paper. The title company withheld that. When i found out, got the signature in 10 minutes with 1 call and we closed the next day. 

5. Buyers who do not get at minimum, pre qualified from a local and trusted bank to purchase a home before starting their search.

6. Home Sellers who hire just anyone and wonder why their home does not sell. Many times i speak to sellers when their home expires with their old agent. Reasons such a the home is over priced, their are no descriptions in MLS, the home was not advertised, they hired an out of state agent or the pictures were very poor, all can keep buyers away from a home for sale. 

 

THE SECRET OF SUCCESS and the key to having a successful purchase of sale, can increase simply by 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.

 

The important lesson starts with my infamous words that all Agents are not created equal and every buyer or seller should take the time to hire the BEST agent, 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. Your agent can stand behind you and assist with obstacles such as this.

 

    

                                 

 

 

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 Hillsborough, 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 the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Sadly true Barbara Todaro. Thanks for the comment

Apr 22, 2017 08:14 AM #5
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

That is my plan every day Nina Hollander . Rather than get aggravated i spend my energy solving the issues and preventing new ones 

Apr 22, 2017 08:17 AM #6
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I'm just glad to see that Lenders aren't on your list, Scott Godzyk ... I'm not fooling myself .. but I may celebrate a bit anyway!  

Gene

 

Apr 22, 2017 08:48 AM #7
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Scott,  I believe that anyone who has been in the business for at least one day might experience at least one of those peeves.  As others have mentioned, it seems to be the way of the world and those peeves are problems in other areas as well. 

Thank you for participating in the contest. 

Apr 22, 2017 10:06 AM #8
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Yes Scott all of the above have probably happened to all of us in this business, and that's why we have to stay professional... 

Apr 22, 2017 11:26 AM #9
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Debbie Reynolds
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That is part of doing business and we just have to learn to deal with it. Have a fantastic weekend, Scott.

Apr 22, 2017 11:53 AM #10
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, GRI, WLS
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Scott actually I'm not surprised that you roll with the punches in good stride I might add!  All the thing you mentioned we have to deal with from time to time and we always find a solution - just like you do!

Apr 22, 2017 12:02 PM #11
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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They happen more often than nt Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS. My first plan is always to try to prevent them and plan b is solve them. I learned long ago not to let things bother me in order to last in this biz

Apr 22, 2017 12:16 PM #12
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Thank you Debbie Reynolds. It was a crazy week, calling it a day now and taking it easy the rest of the day

Apr 22, 2017 12:17 PM #13
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Scott Godzyk
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Exactly Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 and the only way to approach it

Apr 22, 2017 12:17 PM #14
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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They seem to happen mor eoften these days Kathleen Daniels and trying to prevent them and solve them are two tasks needed daily 

Apr 22, 2017 12:18 PM #15
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Lenders is an easy thing to solve Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi , use the good ones and stay away from the bad ones and good experiences there will be

Apr 22, 2017 12:19 PM #16
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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Scott - I used to get really worked up about the kind of things you mention, but the years pass, nothing changes, and it's just a waste of good energy.

Apr 22, 2017 04:01 PM #17
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
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You covered a lot of my own pet peeves here.  Not much to add at all.

Apr 22, 2017 04:14 PM #18
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Scott Godzyk - Great pet peeves! I remember a home inspector that was called the "Deal Breaker".  Read into that what you will.....!!

Apr 22, 2017 06:26 PM #19
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Ed Silva
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Your second item is one that really gets into my bridgework.  An alarmist inspector can cause that list of repairs to go crazy

Apr 22, 2017 06:37 PM #20
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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All six of your listed pet peeves mirror my own peeves.  Number one, especially!

Apr 23, 2017 03:32 AM #21
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Many of your readers will agree with your list of pet peeves.

Apr 23, 2017 08:48 AM #22
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Elva Branson-Lee
Solid Source Realty GA - Atlanta, GA
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Do all that you can to move your transaction along, and take the peeves in stride, Scott. This seems to be your m. o., as it is mine. 

Apr 25, 2017 04:25 AM #23
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We all play a part, good or bad, help or hurt the transaction. -Kasey

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