Have you heard about these TOP 10 ways FSBO Sellers killed their own sales?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Godzyk Real Estate Services NH License 033394

During this Summer I have blogged quite a lot about FSBO Sellers. We have heard wild stories about how trying to save money in selling one's home have led to sad and sometimes crazy situation. Here in the Manchester NH area home, FSBO sellers can be their own worst enemy.

 

In no particular order... THE TOP 10 WAYS FSBO SELLERS HAVE KILLED THEIR SALES:

 

1. The FSBO Seller who would not take 1 cent less than their over inflated asking price.

 

2. The FSBO Seller who refused to prepare the home for buyers to see it.

 

3. The FSBO Seller who lost his job taking too much time off to show his home and now can not buy a new home.

 

4. The FSBO Seller who refused to fix anything the buyer requested on the home inspection.

 

5. The FSBO Seller who had no showings because no one knew the home was for sale.

 

6 The FSBO Seller who had many different things stolen because he let people walk freely through his home that were not real buyers.

 

7. The FSBO Seller who sold their home for a good $40,000 less than could have and should have sold it for.

 

8. The FSBO Seller whose home stunk so bad, the buyers literally ran out of their home.

 

9. The FSBO Seller whose husband scared every buyer out of their home with his over bearing and untrusting ways. 

 

10. The FSBO Seller whose home has been for sale for 6 months and they sit and wonder why it has not sold. They took all the free advice they could find online and none of it has worked. 

 

The MOST IMPORTANT message to share in Real Estate, is that my philosophy is simple, to provide more personal and professional service to guide 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.

 

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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Scott Godzyk
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Thank you for the comment Roy Kelley , it is raining all the way to NH. We have a steady stream of tropical moisture and it is suppose to be around all week. No flooding here yet, it has been a dry summer. 

Jul 23, 2018 12:06 PM #21
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Scott Godzyk
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That is a great point Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543 

Jul 23, 2018 12:08 PM #22
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Scott Godzyk
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I have one doing the oppositte. I gve her the value, how much i could sell it for and do it in less than a month, that was 6 months ago, her home is still a fsbo listed less than what it is worth and still can not sell it but still insists on saving the listing fee Debbie Reynolds 

Jul 23, 2018 12:10 PM #23
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They do Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

Jul 23, 2018 12:10 PM #24
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They sure do not Chris Ann Cleland but many soon do learn the hard way

Jul 23, 2018 12:11 PM #25
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I think you are right although i did have 1 angry lady, was not happy with anything and her husband begged to list with me. She is holding off so we will ee Patricia Feager 

Jul 23, 2018 12:15 PM #26
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Hi Scott- and I'm sure that there are many former FSBO sellers who are shaking their heads in agreement...wishing they had better protected their investment by contacting you first. 

Jul 23, 2018 01:54 PM #27
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Scott Godzyk
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Yes indeed Kathy Streib and why I hope to reach would be sellers before they make these same mistakes

Jul 23, 2018 03:01 PM #28
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What a great list of 10 ways FSBO sellers kill their own sales, Scott!

Jul 23, 2018 03:58 PM #29
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CONGRATULATIONS Scott, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Jul 23, 2018 03:59 PM #30
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Morning Scott.

If memory serves me correct, you've written about all of them.  Carol Williams here you go

Jul 24, 2018 02:13 AM #31
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#3 - OUCH!

I agree with Chris Ann - they have no clue who they are up against.

Aug 04, 2018 06:57 AM #32
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Kat Palmiotti
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Selling a home looks so easy. Put a sign in the yard, and buyers will come! And every once in a great while, that might work. But in general, all those things you mentioned above will happen. Especially #5. 

Aug 05, 2018 06:31 AM #33
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Hi Scott

These are great examples to help unrepresented sellers understand the harsh truths about trying to sell on their own, and the many reasons for lack of success.

Jeff

Aug 05, 2018 04:41 PM #34
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I think I met #9. He just bought one of my listings. What an experience! 

Aug 06, 2018 06:16 PM #35
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Love this post!  Great way to NOT sell your home :)

Aug 06, 2018 09:49 PM #36
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#3 is really sad. Hope he finds a new job so he can at least hang on to the home he couldn't sell.

Sep 08, 2018 07:34 PM #37
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Tom Bailey
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Great post! You didn’t mention the most dangerous thing about FSBO! Homeowners can cause themselves big headaches and financial loss with lack of knowledge of state disclosure laws. A real mine field 

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Good stuff... had not thought of #3.

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The saddest one is #3 - what a shame that happened JUST to save paying an experienced, licensed person to do the job, Scott!

Glad I found this one - I missed it when you posted it!

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