Have you been to a BYOB Home Showing?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Godzyk Real Estate Services NH License 033394
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It was St. Patrick's Day weekend after all, and I was asked to show a home. A neighbor told my buyer about the home and that it was BYOB. My buyer was ready for some green beer and shenanigans. Except I knew the home and it is known for the sellers request to take your shoes off at the door. 

 

The problem is the home is very dirty. They have a lot of pets. There is lots of evidence of 'accidents" all over the carpets. My thought is I am not walking around this home in my socks. 

 

The answer was indeed BYOB. That would be Bring Your Own Booties. Although Mrs. Buyer joked about wanting to drink so much to forget the home. Mr. Buyer loved it. He loved the cheap price. He wanted the challenge. He could see the future he said. 

 

Right about then as we walked outside Mrs. Buyer threw her Shoe Covers at Mr. Buyer with a loud NO.

 

She was quite happy I keep a box of shoe covers in my car. She said she would not have walked in the home without them as no way was she taking off her shoes and walking on dirty carpets. In the end they chose another home, one that did not need any work. Mrs. Buyer won that battle. 

 

 

Perhaps the MOST IMPORTANT message is to share with every consumer that 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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Mar 20, 2019 06:09 PM #12
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Marte Cliff
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I wonder if the sellers walk around barefoot in that dirty house?

I like the idea of booties - wish I had some for my dogs now that spring and mud season are upon us.

Mar 20, 2019 09:31 PM #13
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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We have listings that require now shoes ot booties, savvy listing agents provide the booties to prevent unnecessary stress and discouragement for the buyers and their agents... glad it was not bring your own buyer with booze:)))Endre

Mar 20, 2019 11:41 PM #14
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Terry McCarley
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Love the title of your post!  I have had sellers here in Florida require that shoes be removed before entering but all the homes were super clean

Mar 21, 2019 05:39 AM #15
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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I find that too Sheila Anderson. Having show covers sure can help. 

Mar 21, 2019 05:42 AM #16
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

That is what i think too Doug Dawes.  

Mar 21, 2019 05:43 AM #17
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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I do it on my new constrcution listings and provide 2 chairs as well Myrl Jeffcoat . But many forget or choose not to leave booties and forget the chair part too 

Mar 21, 2019 05:44 AM #18
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Oh yes Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI I have realzied this, and when the listing agent said they needed to delay our showing an hour so they could clean up made us chuckle when we got there,

Mar 21, 2019 05:45 AM #19
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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This was a mine field for sure Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 , they picked it up, but left what stayed on the carpet, so gross

Mar 21, 2019 05:46 AM #20
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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It is one thing to preserve the floors Kathy Streib but i was happy to preserve my socks. If i had not had them, i woul dnot have taken my shoes off meaning i would not have gone inside. 

Mar 21, 2019 05:47 AM #21
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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They are a tool that helps us do our Job Roy. And not expensive at all to buy a box of 100 for under $10

Mar 21, 2019 05:48 AM #22
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Thank you for the honor Kathy

Mar 21, 2019 05:48 AM #23
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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I wondered that to Marte Cliff and yes, they live there, so they must. That would be a good invention for the pups

Mar 21, 2019 05:49 AM #24
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Scott Godzyk
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I do thatwhen my sellers request it Endre Barath, Jr. and include leaving a chair to assist, nothing worse than falling over trying to put them on

Mar 21, 2019 05:50 AM #25
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Thank you Terry McCarley , i try to catch one's eye with my titles

Mar 21, 2019 05:50 AM #26
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Anne Corbin
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I may have to put my basket of booties in the car for my own protection! LOL Thanks a bunch, Scott Godzyk 

Mar 21, 2019 06:25 AM #27
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Kat Palmiotti
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The Mrs. Buyers usually do get their way!

Mar 21, 2019 06:47 AM #28
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
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Ha! Bring your own booties--haven't heard of that!  I'm with you-would not want to walk around a home with pet debris all over. Reflects on the seller!

Mar 21, 2019 10:11 AM #29
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Scott indeed having a chair or two is wise client service.... too often I see including myself struggling on and off with the shoes, Endre

Mar 21, 2019 10:55 PM #30
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Scott, clever play on words and a reminder that being prepared with booties can save the showing.  Good post.

Mar 22, 2019 10:55 AM #31
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