The Beanbag chair that almost KILLED A SALE

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Real Estate Agent with Godzyk Real Estate Services NH License 033394
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Who is the decision maker when buying a home? The Mr.? The Mrs.? How about the kids? Do they get a vote. I had a young couple with 3 cute kids. We were on a journey to find their dream home in only 2 days. We looked high, we looked low and we looked all around. At the end of the first day, the Mr. was yawning, The Mrs. Wrote notes feverishly and kids were asleep. She narrowed it down to 3 homes.

 

On day 2 we set out to see all 3 homes and write an offer on the spot for the one they loved. Oh no, house #2 went under contract. We went to #1 and #3. The kids loved # 1, it had 3 Giant 3 FOOT BEAN BAG CHAIRS. The kids asked politely if the could sit in them. They wanted to buy this home. 

 

We went to house #3 and Mrs. Buyer fell in love with that home. It had everything she wanted. Mr. Buyer was not really as excited until we hit the basement where there was the best finished basement i have ever seen. Large family room, surround sound that stayed, room for a wide screen and a mans type bathroom with a little TV built in the wall. 

 

When they told the kids they wanted to make an offer on #3, the kids cried, then screamed, then cried some more. What was wrong. The kids said they wanted house #1 because it comes with those bean bag chairs. But it does not come with the chairs they said. They are buying a house, not the furniture in it. The kids did not under stand. When we got back to sign the offer, they were still crying. The seller accepted the offer instantly as we were still together.

 

I had the solution, the kids can not see past those GREAT BEAN BAG CHAIRS. I looked them up online, gathered the family and let them know, if the kids were good, there would be 3 new bean bags at their new home. They cheered. Mr. Buyer winked and Mrs. Buyer cried thanking me saying I was the best agent ever.

 

 

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. 

 

    

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Lise Howe
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Obviously the perfect solution! I am glad that these buyers found you - and you saved the day! 

Feb 08, 2018 05:56 AM #5
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Scott Godzyk
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It made the kids happy, it made the parents happy and a wonderful closing gift Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent 

Feb 08, 2018 06:05 AM #6
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Thank you Sheila Anderson , after seeing them, i think i want one too. My daughter was all over asking for one when i told her about them. 

Feb 08, 2018 06:06 AM #7
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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much. Scott, for sharing this story.

I love happy endings.

Feb 08, 2018 06:06 AM #8
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Scott Godzyk
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They were such nice people and the kids so well behaved, it had been a long 2 dasy for adults, so i can only imagine for the young kids Lise Howe 

Feb 08, 2018 06:07 AM #9
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Scott Godzyk
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Thank you for the comment Roy, it is always nice to share happy stories

Feb 08, 2018 06:07 AM #10
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Scott Godzyk there's not an objection that you and Amazon Prime can't overcome....well done!!

Feb 08, 2018 06:35 AM #11
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Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert
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I love this!  Well done!

Feb 08, 2018 06:37 AM #12
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Susan Haughton
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I absolutely love this post!  Good for you in making everyone happy!!

Feb 08, 2018 07:19 AM #13
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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
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Do what is necessary to make all the clients happy...including the kids. Well done!

Feb 08, 2018 07:36 AM #14
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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It can be pretty amazing to learn what will turn a buyer (or their children) onto a house.  I remember a little decorative windmill that stood about 6 feet tall, that stood in the landscape.  However, when it disappeared near close of escrow, it almost cost the sale.  

Feb 08, 2018 07:38 AM #15
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Nina Hollander
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Cute story, Scott. I just had that happen where the 5 year old daughter of my clients was picking out her new bedroom in the home they contracted for based on the furniture in the home... she had a hard time grasping that the home wasn't coming with furniture and that her bedroom would move with her.

Feb 08, 2018 08:47 AM #16
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Scott,

What a great story, and I love how you were so gracious in the way you handled the bean bag problem...Nothing gets past you!

Feb 08, 2018 11:50 AM #17
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker
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Scott I knew you were going to get those kids bean bag chairs - cause you know how to make your clients happy - even the kiddo's!

Feb 08, 2018 12:42 PM #18
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JL Boney, III
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It can sometimes be a challenge getting young ones to understand the process, but they did let you know what you could do for a great closing gift.

Feb 08, 2018 01:01 PM #19
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I think putting a pretty girl in a beanbag chair is unfair. Now I want the chair.

Feb 08, 2018 03:59 PM #20
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
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I would have done the same thing Scott. I like that you told the family the good news in advance too!

Feb 08, 2018 04:04 PM #21
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Great story Scott. It just shows we do what we have to do to find solutions for our clients. 

Feb 08, 2018 04:09 PM #22
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Morning Scott.

Good for you sir.  It didn't cost that much and you have a buyer who will sing your praises to others, hence referrals

Feb 09, 2018 02:42 AM #23
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Glad I came over to read this one. It makes me happy. Good way of handling the bean bag/children issue. Kids are so funny - once they get something in their head - look out!  Ha. 

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