TOP 5 of the SCARIEST Reasons your home may NEVER sell !

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

Have you ever wondered WHY a home has not Sold? You may see it, homes selling in days in some areas and then the one home that seems to be on the market for ever. Some times it is beyond ones control and for others, there is some one to blame. There are "one of a kind" homes and factors that affect selling.  Some may sound harsh, some may sound like common sense. In the mean time please enjoy my blog based on my experiences here in the Manchester NH area.

 

 

 TOP 5 SCARIEST Reasons your home will NEVER sell

 

 

1. YOUR HOME IS OVER PRICED:Nothing can keep a home from selling more than it being priced to high.

 

2. THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR HOME IS NOT APPEALING: Many Buyers may drive up to and then right by a home that is not appealing. Exterior paint, landscaping and the way your yard looks all matter.

 

3. YOUR HOME SMELLS:We work hard to get a buyer to see your home for sale, make sure they are pre qualified and get them to come inside. When the walk in, the last thing we want is for them to run back outside because of a bad odor. It does happen, litter boxes, pets who have used the carpets as their litter box, smoke, mold/mildew and cooking odors should all be eliminated.

 

4. NO ONE KNOWS YOUR HOME IS FOR SALE:You listed it, how could no one know it is for sale? Putting a home in mls and placing a for sale sign is not a recipe for a quick sale. Marketing the home to the most potential buyers through a variety of medias gets your home in front of buyers.

 

5. NO ONE CAN GET IN TO SEE YOUR HOME:Nothing is worse for a listing agent who can not get a buyer in to see the home for sale. You are too busy, it is dinner, the kids are tired, you didn't have time to clean, you have visitors, your favorite TV show is on are all excuses we have heard. The bottom line is if a buyer can not get in to see your home when they want to see it, they can not buy it.

 

IN SUMMARY many home owners just did not know the right or wrong way for things to work when a home is put up for sale. The difference is SERVICE. Many find out what bad service is when they get left alone during the selling process. GOOD SERVICE is a mix of communication, knowledge, experience and standing by you through each step of the selling process. There is many steps in selling a home. Finding a buyer is some times the easy part. Getting the sale to close is the hard part. Knowing what comes next and what is the right way to do it can make your home selling experience a better one.

 

 

There is a difference from agent to agent.  That a Buyer or Seller should not choose just any agent, choose the BEST agent for the job. 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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Rose Mary Justice
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A well deserved feature.  All top reasons why a home doesn't sell.  Fix these things up front for a quick sale.

Oct 31, 2019 06:51 AM #28
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John Henry, Florida Architect
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Great seasonal tie in!  Good reasons too!

Oct 31, 2019 08:57 AM #29
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
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It's funny how some sellers want to over price their house, thinking 'we can always go down'...yet if it was priced right from the beginning, it usually sells fast!  Catchy headline for today!

Oct 31, 2019 09:17 AM #30
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
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The list of why properties linger, mold and haunt the MLS carousel like unclaimed luggage. Location Location Location and what is going on around the sticks and bricks. That is right up there with price is nose bleed high.... which I blame the agent or broker for taking the listing. Not just vilifying the seller who's numbers are off. Access if like getting into a bank vault locked up tighter than a drum difficult. That keeps the place on and on and on the market from missed opportunities. Timing is everything in life Scott Godzyk. Trick or treat.. hope the rain holds off on the loot seekers out front your home tonight. 

Oct 31, 2019 09:43 AM #31
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Made you look Alan May . The title did its job

Oct 31, 2019 02:43 PM #32
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Scott Godzyk
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Thank you Bill Carroll 

Oct 31, 2019 02:44 PM #33
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That does take some caution faye schubert 

Oct 31, 2019 02:44 PM #34
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Scott Godzyk
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That listing sounds like trouble Sharon Miller 

Oct 31, 2019 02:45 PM #35
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Thank you Shirley Coomer 

Oct 31, 2019 02:46 PM #36
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Thank you for the comment Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® 

Oct 31, 2019 02:46 PM #37
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Thank you for the comment Rose Mary Justice 

Oct 31, 2019 02:46 PM #38
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Thank you John Henry, Florida Architect , I like to use the seasonal holidays to garner some added attention and eyes

Oct 31, 2019 02:47 PM #39
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Thank you Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR , yes pricing it right is a must. I do like to come up with catchy titles

Oct 31, 2019 02:48 PM #40
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It has been pouring here Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 and they moved trick or treat to Sunday afternoon. It is a shame really cause it is really warm out right now

Oct 31, 2019 02:50 PM #41
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Kat Palmiotti
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When I was selling my own home, there were definitely days I did not feel like getting the house show-ready and leaving. But my goal was to get that thing sold, so I straightened it up, turned on the lights, and went to do something for an hour or so. If I had done any of the above 5 things, I probably would not be in Montana yet.

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So true. Sadly all five of these reasons may be in play when a house isn’t selling.

Oct 31, 2019 06:25 PM #43
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Richie Alan Naggar
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If a home smells the challenge to get the seller to change it requires tact/action easier said than done. Real Estate has its own wants & needs. We must rise to it

Nov 02, 2019 05:57 AM #44
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One agent I worked with fired her listing client because she refused to clean the cat's litter box. How dumb was she??

As for the exterior - that's always been a problem around here. I recall feeling embarrassed when I had to call listing agents and tell them I did NOT show their listing because when we pulled up in front the potential buyer refused to get out of the car.

 

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Diana Dahlberg
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There are many reasons a house does not sell ... and your blog hit the most important ones!  Well deserved FEATURE!

Nov 03, 2019 12:20 PM #46
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Those homes that stay on the market for a while can really be humbling.  Thank you for your thoughts.

Nov 28, 2019 04:59 PM #47
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