FLEAS 1 - Scott 0

Reblogger Brian England
Real Estate Agent with Arizona Focus Realty SA634540000

If I had written a post like this about my own experience the title would have been Fridge 1 - Brian 0, haha.  Unfortunately, I had to learn Scott Godzyk's number 1 rule the hard way, haha.

Original content by Scott Godzyk NH License 033394

You will not want to miss this story. So the bank calls asking me to list a home they took back at auction last week. The thing is they need me to go within 2 hours to make sure it is secured. A rural home in a nice town.


Not knowing if it is vacant or occupied, I pull up the tax card and look for any old or current MLS listings for this home. I head out to check. I was enjoying the beautiful fall colors as i made my way to this rural town. I locate the street and drive by slow to see what i can see.


The home sits back off the road and can be barely seen from the road. The lawn has not been mowed since at least spring. No cars and no neighbors to ask. I pull in and walk to the door. There is no answer. I can see inside the door things thrown about. I cant see in any windows as the bushes are blocking them grown to bout roof level. 


With my maintenance guy arriving we make entry. It is vacant. It is also very dark. We have to quickly assess is it vacant. SO how do you do that? You look if the electric is on. NO. Are there beds? No. Are there clothes in the closets? No. The conclusion is the home is vacant. The next two tasks are to quickly change the locks and post it with the official notice. 


But something is different this time. As I make my was downstairs and to the light of the side door. I am itchy. But then my maintenance guy screams. "Look at my pants." My tan pants were black from knees down, covered in fleas. Running outside like my pants were on fire, trying to get the fleas off with everything i had. No luck. Too many. They are biting. Shoes off. Pants off. Socks off. Use a leather glove to swat them. Hand sanitizer kills them but kills me getting into every one of the 100,000 plus bites.


Yes it was a seen. No it was not funny. Ok, yes it was funny. and... good thing we are in the deep woods that no one saw. My worker was too buy getting his own fleas off to watch me. Just another day in the life or a real estate broker.



The lesson and my infamous message is do not hire just anyone to list you home. Do not just hire the biggest company or agent. Take time to hire the BEST agent. The way I do business is to offer some of the best possible personal and professional service. To stand by them through each step of the buying and selling process. Let me show you the right agent CAN make a difference. 



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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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Brian, for sharing this reblog. 

I have gone through the same experience.

Oct 13, 2019 12:46 PM #1
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

During the Great Recession many of us got bitten by the hungary flees. Often the most visited REO homes fleas do not bite much.  The estates with high price tag rarely visited fleas were so pleased to greet us. 

That being said about fleas.  A realtor called me recently showed me her thighs. Sam, don't look at my underwear just look at these bites. You want digital images of my thigh bites I will send them to you.  She said the worst is over after spraying.  I had short pants on and saw a black dot on my leg. I said here is another one. Sam, you can keep that one. This is in Palo Alto, CA. The fleas are from the animals. 

Oct 13, 2019 01:45 PM #4
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Oh my reading this makes me itch .  Never experienced this and hopefully never will.

Oct 13, 2019 05:31 PM #5
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

I have experienced this in more than one foreclosure.  No it is not funny when all you can do is scratch and worry that you now have them in your car and finally your home.  Hope you got an exterminator out there.

Oct 13, 2019 07:16 PM #6
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Brian.

It took me a minute to stop LMAO.  Now, I won't be able to get that picture of Scott in his undies dancing around with a hoard of fleas.  Sorry, I' still laughing

Oct 14, 2019 02:28 AM #7
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

I missed that post, he does know how to tell a story. Thanks for the repost and glad it was not happening to you. Have encountered fleas once at a bank owned property as well funnily enough, but not to that extent.

Oct 14, 2019 05:21 AM #8
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow Brian, this is one for the books and should make a great chapter in Scott book he should write.


Oct 14, 2019 08:38 AM #9
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