Short cuts, schemes and Internet dreams - The new Real Estate world

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

Some times it has to be said. Lets set the scene. There is no shortage of entertaining real estate shows. There is no shortage of Internet advice. There is no shortage of "new experts" who see these shows and or read the advice, and well... they think they can do it better than you. Here in the Manchester NH area I have been seeing it more and more. 


I am "hands on - tell it like it is" kind of person. I believe in doing it right the first time.  


So when future home buyers and home sellers take these real estate shows for real. Issues are not far behind. Many do not what is or what is not scripted, staged or made for better TV. When consumers can search online with a few clicks of the keyboard, advice is not far away. However just because it is on the Internet, does not mean it is true. 


We live in age of "we want it now." That means an increase in short cuts, schemes and Internet dreams. It means some really believe they can put any price on a home. That they can put it online and buyers will just flock to them. That there will be bidding wars that bring riches beyond imagination. In realty it means over priced homes that no one will come say never mind make an offer on.


A Home Seller asked me yesterday, "Why did I think I knew more than the Internet?" Basically, having done this job of listing and selling homes in this area for 33 years, I am doing something right. I know the area, the values, what is for sale, what has sold and what they sold for. I listen to what buyers want, what they like and what they don't. I have a natural ability to attract buyers to my listings through exclusive marketing, networking and advertising. Being hands on, I get the advantage of seeing, hearing, living and being able to communicate real time market information to my sellers. 


Over pricing a home can kill a sale faster than it can begin. 


The moral of the story is that short cuts, schemes and Internet dreams do NOT work. I do not wait for a buyer to come to my listings, I go out an find them. 


That every 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: .


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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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Yes, a skilled agent who has their finger on the pulse of the local and current market knows how to get homes sold/purchased. There is a lot of misinformation on the Internet/TV, so using a real estate professional is key in getting the home sold. 

Feb 11, 2019 02:46 AM #45
Gordon Crawford
Gordon Crawford Home Selling Team - Morristown, NJ
Your Morris County Specialist!

Scott, couldn't agree with you more!  I'd like to think that my clients get the same kind of service.

Feb 11, 2019 06:00 AM #46
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good evening Scott Godzyk ,

Well done! Congratulations on the well deserved featured post. There is nothing like utilizing a local, knowledgeable, well respected agent that cares about their community and how real estate is done.

Feb 11, 2019 06:42 AM #47
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Scott... you said a mouthful here! And unfortunately, too many real estate buyers and sellers don't find out until it's too late that they made a mistake thinking they could rely on the internet and tv shows for advice.

Feb 11, 2019 08:23 AM #48
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Great title if only we all could get along . There are so many agents who scheme and dream out there it is not even funny Scott Godzyk they have no clue what the meaning of cooperation means

Feb 11, 2019 08:59 AM #49
Toby Barnett
KW North Sound - Marysville, WA
Toby Barnett

Great advice, Scott and rules which I subscribe to as well. Now that the real estate industry has turned around there are many new agents entering. I've been seeing sketh practices by some and its worrisome though not unexpected.

Feb 11, 2019 10:17 AM #50
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Scott Godzyk, many think they're experts after watching a few reality shows and get advice from the internet. Unfortunately, they find out the hard way.

Feb 11, 2019 11:22 AM #51
Michael Eisenberg
eXp Realty - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham Real Estate Guy

The internet has great advise for free, so does Uncle Charlie who never sold a home, so why listen to a professional. Oh that word professional. 

Feb 11, 2019 12:39 PM #52
MaryKay Shumway
The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948) - Sister Bay, WI
Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert

Oh, that is a classic  -- "Why do you think you know more than the internet?"?

Because you've been doing this live, hands on, and are a local expert of many, many years.

Great post, congrats on the feature.

Feb 11, 2019 12:52 PM #53
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

The all knowing internet!  Ha.  That poor tractor needs to come in out of the cold.

Feb 11, 2019 02:38 PM #54
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

The scams are so frequent that it’s crazy to even think about and the deeper I go, the crazier it gets when I think about it. Wow!

Feb 11, 2019 11:30 PM #55
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 You always seem to have a good handle on things and how to balance all of this out, Georgie’ :)

Feb 11, 2019 11:31 PM #56
Peter Mohylsky. Beach Expert
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL

All agents are not created equal.  Experience does matter.

Feb 12, 2019 03:28 AM #57
Keith McMullin
Port Aransas Realty - Port Aransas, TX
Port Aransas Real Estate

Your human insight cannot be duplicated.  The wealth of information online is a double edged sword.  No doubt that your clients are benefiting from the valuable information that you provide.

Feb 12, 2019 06:48 AM #58
Marney Kirk
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Towson, MD
Towson, Maryland Real Estate

Scott, you as a skilled professional clearly bring more to the table than a few google searches! Buying or selling a home is such a huge investment - of time, energy, and money. I truly don't understand not trusting that large investment to a local professional who can handle the details that much of the general public truly doesn't understand!

Feb 12, 2019 07:50 AM #59
Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
"It's Wendy... It's Sold!"

Scott - My favorite quote from your article is the following, and it is the "key":  " I do not wait for a buyer to come to my listings, I go out and find them."  

Feb 12, 2019 11:26 AM #60
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Scott, you chose your title well. It might even make a good movie.

I saw a poll the other day regarding information garnered from the Internet.

The majority believe that most information is true. If someone declares it to be false they have done so because they did not read it right.

We have so much educating to do.

Thanks for a great post.

Feb 12, 2019 12:09 PM #61
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

If you've been an agent for 33 you have many loyal clients and a well deserved reputation!

Feb 12, 2019 01:05 PM #62
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

With your knowledge, why would anyone question an expected list or sale price?  You go!

Feb 16, 2019 05:56 PM #64
Stephen Turner
Burkentine Realty Group (Burkentien Builders) - York, PA

some great point. The internet is just an algorithm, it doesn't have the unique perspective that makes each property one-of-a-kind such as an agent with the experience you have, does. 

Mar 11, 2019 10:39 AM #65
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