WHOSE TO BLAME?

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

Not all Listing appointments go so well.  Some times you can't see the light so clearly through the trees. I had an interesting appointment to say the least. He blamed not just I, but all NH Realtors for the politcial climate here in NH.

 

Oh yes, I am going there.... politics. But not my politics, I am just telling this strange but true story. We just had our election for mayor here in Manchester NH. Obviously this would be home sellers candidate did not win. He was not taking it sitting down, this life long resident is moving out of state. He said "he had enough".

 

SO... How am I and all other area Realtors to blame? He said "if we did not sell so many homes to MA buyers, then NH politics would still be desired." To paraphrase and edit out the bleeps, the basic message is that people left their states due to high taxes, high crime, traffic congestion and too many government regulations. They moved to NH which has been always known as a desired place to relocate. Live free or die, No Income tax, no sales tax and traffic no where near what MA drivers face. Larger homes for much lower prices. Bigger lots and great schools.

 

He kept going "that they then move here and vote for the candidates that want to change NH to MA." He could not get over why people would not vote to keep the NH advanatage and the NH way of life.

 

He asked what I have to say about this? Well I can tell you I was not going to argue with him. I wanted to speak up for myself but also bring him down a notch. If he was moving of course I wanted to sell his house. I turned to him and said I sort of agreed. I love my town, my state and the way of life. I also do not get why anyone would want to change it like the high tax states of MA, CT, NY or CA. But business and politics do not mix and i keep it seperate.

 

He was surprised by my answer but he liked it. I thhink he really want to fight. He asked me to walk through his home. I told him what it is worth. What we should ask. Wat he may get. What things he should do to help the sale. He signed the listing but wants some time to get the house ready. He through a curve ball in asking if he does not hire me would i discuss politics with him. I said no. He nodded. He then said he had to confess he asked his friends who to invite over, and more than not my name was given. He said I lived up to everything he was told. Then I nodded and thanked him. 

 

The MOST IMPORTANT thing in real estate for me, is to provide great service. To stand out from the crowd by being there through each step of the buying or selling process. My message that I want to share in Real Estate, is that my philosophy is simple, to provide more personal and professional service to guide 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.

 

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 33 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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Carol Williams
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Hi Scott,
I know more than a few people fleeing their home states to take refuge in more politically and economic friendly environments.

Nov 09, 2019 08:29 AM #1
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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much, Scott, for sharing your experience and your advice.

Have a very special weekend.

Nov 09, 2019 08:43 AM #2
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Scott Godzyk
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That is the thing Carol Williams we hav a great amount of relocations to NH and it has changed our states political climate. 

Nov 09, 2019 09:21 AM #3
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Thank you for the comment Roy 

Nov 09, 2019 09:21 AM #4
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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The ole policical hot potato. Sounds as if you did the spud dance perfectly. 

Nov 09, 2019 10:07 AM #5
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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I had a similar conversation while in the checkout line at my local grocery store yesterday.  Here in California, rents are going through the roof.  There is a ballot measure to control rents.  But, the California Association of Realtors has traditionally been against controls.  I can see both sides of the argument!

Nov 09, 2019 01:27 PM #6
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, GRI, WLS
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Just for fun you could have suggested moving to CA maybe LA or SanFran.  NH would be looking pretty good at that point. Sorry Californians.....nothing against you, just the crazy stuff happening there.  Glad you  handled him well Scott. You're a good NH guy!!

Nov 09, 2019 02:17 PM #7
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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I hear you...I "caught it" today from a lady who couldn't sell her lot that was in wetlands....and of course that was my fault...uh huh

Nov 09, 2019 05:05 PM #8
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Hi Scott- I do my best to stay out of politics and you handled it well. 

Nov 09, 2019 05:35 PM #9
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Candice A. Donofrio
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Lordy. I just posted a Q about this. LOL
Sadly, your client to be may find that very few places in the country will be an improvement. 

Even our glorious AZ is becoming overrun with those wanting us to become more like the states they left. Doh! 

We say no. Click click boom. LOL

Nov 10, 2019 04:20 AM #10
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It is a learned talent to be able to do that Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD 

Nov 10, 2019 02:38 PM #11
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