Have you ever heard of a HELICOPTER Home Seller?

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

No not a person who sells Helicopters, but a Home seller who HOVERS over your every move. They want to re-write your MLS description. They want to take their own pictures. They want to be there for every showing. AKA a helicopter seller.


Take a recent Manchester NH area FSBO Home Seller. They may have been used to doing everything themselves. Their home though, did not sell. They were referred to me to assist them. I had sold their neighbors house and a co workers house.


I met the seller. Went through the home. Asked lots of questions. Took lots of notes and took lots of pictures. They agreed to hire me. As with any new listing I put together a terrific marketing plan loaded with pictures. The listing went live and calls started coming in. The seller was not happy though. They wanted to re-write the MLS description. They took all new pictures and wanted them replaced. 


The first issue was the write up was long. It was emotional and may scare more buyers than attract any. The pictures were up and down from a cell phone and not horizontal. They were all close ups and not wide view. They did not show the home in a manner a buyer would want to see. After 40 something pictures later, 18 or so texts of wording, it was time for a talk. 


The seller was emotional and it was hard, but it was important to go over the correct way to sell a home. That is to use professional pictures which a well trained agent can take. To write a description to attract buyer. To state what makes the home special while including upgrades, renovations and amenities. 



As if a FLASHLIGHT went off, the seller started to understand. Seeing the loads of showings they understood the marketing was working, and that perhaps the home did not sell as they invested too much emotion in doing it themselves. They scared buyers from even loking at the home. Those that did they drove away making it all about the seller when selling a home should be all about the buyer falling in love with that home.





The moral of the story is that a Buyer or Seller should not choose just any agent, choose the BEST agent for the job. Having an agent that works for you is a must. 


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 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. 





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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

You need the seller to be engaged in what you need specifically more than just involved and personal service is always best’

Jan 11, 2019 06:45 AM #1
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning,  Scott - "not seen nor heard". Wishful thinking or merely effectvie real estate protocol?  Expectations and communication are important and need to be discussed prior to showing.  

Jan 11, 2019 06:49 AM #2
Doug Rogers
Bayou Properties - Alexandria, LA
Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent

Helicopter seller transactions have a way of never leaving the ground.

Jan 11, 2019 07:15 AM #3
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Scott Godzyk  this occurs when sellers think they know more then we do . I never understand why they insist on trying to do out job . The only answer I have is that they want to be in control . It does become a very frustrating situation . 

Jan 11, 2019 07:36 AM #4
Mike Baltierra
Rise Realty - Corona, CA
Full Service at Your Service Realtor-Corona CA

What a nightmare. I had a seller wanting me to do the same when it came to the pictures. They sent me a lot and I used the ones that were somewhat good but come on let me do my job please. Only professional pictures from now on.

Jan 11, 2019 08:23 AM #5
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I've known of them, and I've had a few.  I didn't have the "helicopter" label to attach to them. . .It's a good one!

Jan 11, 2019 01:45 PM #6
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Scott, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Jan 11, 2019 01:46 PM #7
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Sc0tt- even this stager had a helicopter client who wanted to direct or rather redirect everything that we suggested. 

Jan 11, 2019 06:54 PM #8
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Scott loved the terminology and the parallel, there are times we just have to educate and if we cannot then we part ways, Endre

Jan 11, 2019 11:23 PM #9
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I do know this type of seller/buyer. We actually canceled a listing contract with a gentleman a couple of years ago. His wife would get so exasperated with him when he'd try to second guess our decisions. Frankly, he was a blowhard and a bully - don't want to even try to change him or his behavior. Much better to walk away at times. 

Jan 12, 2019 07:56 AM #10
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Sellers who can't seem to relinquish control to the pros are hard to work with.  You have a way of getting them to understand.

Jan 12, 2019 08:55 AM #11
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