Other than Realtors, not many people see what goes on behind the scenes in Real Estate. There was a thought provoking feature blog that wrote about not looking at a real estate transaction as a war. I really enjoyed teh blog and the responses. My however though, was that depending on what side you are on, it can sure look like people are waging war in real estate some days.
Sellers thing buyers are at war when the write a "Low ball" offer in this market. Buyers think sellers are waging war when they refuse to fix their 3 page list of home inspection items. In reality though, this is not war, it is the daily life a Realtor. The key to avoiding either side looking at this as a war, is communication. Simply letting the client, whether a buyer or a seller know what to expect during the buying or selling process. By being there through each one of those steps is my business model.
You can though have a battle without waging war. The general thought on a battle is you have to pick and choose which ones to fight. In real estate, the battles i tend to fight are against those things I can not control. Most often Home Inspections. Such as an "alarmist" inspector who scares the buyer right out of the house. Their job is to identify hidden defects. When found recomend they get a professional in that field to estimate a cost to repair. It is when there is minor things, inexpensive repairs to even wear and tear they stress that a buyer does not understand, but are made to think the home is falling down.
The other battle is APPRAISALS, such as an out of town appriaser who uses comps no where near similar the home and the appraisal comes in too low. You can also look at the other agent as a battle, not getting things signed, not updating their buyer, their seller or you. Not answering their phone or returning emails or messages.
In the end, the word BATTLE is not used in the sense of waging war. A GREAT agent knows that the battle is to identify the problem. Then identify how to solve the problem. Lastly and most important is to solve that problem where it does not stress or worry the client. Communication is key. It can eliminate most problems and therefore eliminate a future battle.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing in real estate for me, is to provide great service. To stand out from the crowd by being there through each step of the buying or selling process. My message that I want 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.