Should a Home Owner get the home ready to sell before calling a Listing Agent? I was referred to a Manchester NH area Home Seller who already fired their agent before they even listed it. What started the battle? Well, the agent was not happy the couple wanted to get the home ready to sell before having anyone come in.
I was showing homes to their friends when they told me the story. The asked what should come first. An interesting question with multiple answers. The way I see it though, is that having an agent come in first, will allow myself to walk through the home and assist on pointing out what should be done before they list. The friends said dont tell them that when you meet you them. The home sellers were meeting us that afternoon to help choose a home for them to make an offer on out of the 2 favorites they narrowed it down to.
The showings were about the buyers buying a home. My was of doing business is to lesson distractions. There would be time to talk to the sellers after the home showings. We were introduced. We went to see the 2 homes and the talk was all about the homes. What they liked. What they did not and finally what to offer. We headed over to Dunkin Donuts on the colder than normal spring evening to talk and write the offer.
They choose the home they all liked. We spoke about what to offer and and i typed it up wih my laptop. It was submitted and we sat back to warm up. Talk turned to their home. They asked point blank, "If i would insist on seeing their home first, or could they have time to get it ready." Having listened to them talking, it was easy to learn they sold her parents home a couple of years back and moved all the parents things inti their home. They wanted time to get those things sorted and out. Then they could focus on selling their home. They told me the other agent demanded they see the home and the home be ready to show by mid April. That is why they fired them.
They loved the fact I was understanding. We spoke about what they should do once the belongings were moved. They agreed I should come by sooner than later to see what else they should do. Why not right now they asked. SO we all went over to their home. It was a newer home, great neighborhood and in really good condition. They already got all the parents furniture out and there was just a few boxes left.
As I walked through the home, there was some wear and tear in hallway from her mom's walker. The front screen was torn and they had not got to their spring clean up yet. We talked about price and they loved my values. They signed the listing and agreed to complete the small tasks to get the home ready for buyers. Her mom will stay with her sister until they close on their new home. Just then I get a call the friends offer is accepted. They all celebrated and I headed home with a smile, knowing these pair of clients were all so happy.
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.