What is that asked the Home Buyer?

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

What may be funny to rural New Hampshire Home Sellers, really had the buyer holding their nose asking, "what is that smell?"The buyers were a big city. They are retiring and wants lot of land. They chose a couple of rural NH towns to look in.


SO what was the smell? The neighbors have a small farm, horses, cows and i saw some goats. The wind was blowing in the right direction to bring the odor our way. The buyer loved the home, but that smell, was it a deal breaker?


We were there quite a while. The current sellers had come home and we all sat talking about the smell. The unfortunate part was it over shadowed how nice the home was. The buyer could not take it and was ready to both leave and rule it out. 


The chore now is finding a rural home where there are no smells, no farms and no animals. It was good this happened on the first showing so we could have a reality check with the buyer. There are lots of different towns, different rural settings and knowing what they like and what they do not is a great start to finding their dream home. 



We re-grouped. Before going into any more homes, driving by them was a must. Also driving by the neighbors. There are areas known for farms and those known for wooded settings. Most likely a wooded setting is what they sought. The next question was how rural was too rural for them. We can go outside the City of Manchester and be rural in less than 20-30 minutes. In an hour we can be in no mans land. They did not want no mans land. 


After a day of driving we so a couple of potential homes. We had to go back by the one they liked the most. I called and they said we could get in. Only 25 minutes from the city, it had it all. A newer home on a very large parcel of land. Set off the road. You could not see neighbors and no farms in site. They loved it and made an offer on the spot. They appreciate the time i took with them as their honesty spilled out that 2 other agents refused to hep them before they found me.  




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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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Scott... even here in Charlotte we've had to deal with "farm smells." Just across the street from my neighborhood there used to be a cow farm. When they developed new homes right next to it, the homes adjacent to the cow farm property had a hard time selling.

May 15, 2019 05:17 AM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Scott. Patience is a virtue, but knowledge seals the deal. Enjoy our day!

May 15, 2019 05:52 AM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Scott Godzyk some agents just want the quick deal... not with a buyer who doesn't really want what they're asking for...

May 15, 2019 06:05 AM #3
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Scott. This is so funny but very meaningful. You can't help if you don't know.

May 15, 2019 06:06 AM #4
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Scott Godzyk You targeted the 'pet peeve' of your clients and succeeded is a big win. Congratulations to you!

May 15, 2019 06:31 AM #5
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Scott - I agree it is good to know the reality sooner than later.  More time effectively spent finding their ideal match.  

May 15, 2019 09:56 AM #6
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Scott- this reminds me of our first house hunting trip in Northern VA. Larry "thought" he wanted a lot of acreage. We saw a beautiful home and it had a creek behind it plus it wasn't too far from town, However, once he saw the equipment needed for the upkeep, he quickly changed his mind. 

May 15, 2019 12:51 PM #7
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I had a similar experience with a buyer several years ago, who thought they wanted to move the country.  However, there were too many dairy farms in the area they originally chose.

May 15, 2019 06:00 PM #8
M.C. Dwyer
Century 21 Showcase REALTORs - Felton, CA
Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist

If you can smell it, it's hard to sell it.      Funny how we become acclimated to smells but a new nose knows and says "no."

May 16, 2019 08:07 AM #9
John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Who said, "Selling Real Estate is easy?" Too many agents think that is the case.

But, a great professional agent, like, Scott Godzyk puts in the work to get the consumer what they are looking for.

Thanks for sharing and Congratulations.

May 16, 2019 04:06 PM #10
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

Selling rural property is a specialty area...I feel the agent does need to know about smells, planned factory farms nearby, or commercial development--agent must be very very informed and current with what's happening or about to happen in the area

May 17, 2019 09:30 AM #11
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