There is not always a happy ending

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

There are different levels of "things not going right." But first, let me tell you that here in New Hampshire we are experiencing a tremendous amount of relocation buyers. We have some great buying jobs, expanding technology and health care industries. We also have NO income tax and NO sales tax. I recently have worked with two relos from BAE and another from Fidelity.

 

I am not on "their list", but am on the employees list. I helped one manager, then another manager move to NH as they expand greatly here in my area. Many high skilled workers from across the country are heading to NH. I treated them right. They were happy and refer me to everyone and anyone making the move.

 

SO what is the issue? Well many relocation buyers are given options of Northern Massachusetts or Southern NH. The lure of BOSTON is great as many have never heard of NH. I am about 20 minutes from the state line down the newly expanded I93. For a 20 minute ride, many buyers can get twice the size home, 5-10 times size lot and again, no income or sales tax. Also an important fact is homes can cost from 1/4 to 1/2 as less.

 

In the last two months, I got calls from two different relocation's from CA. They wanted Northern MA or NH. The first interviewed me but chose their "companies agent". They were the company agent "so they had to be better" is what she told me.

 

The second buyer really liked me and came well referred by her new manger. She though was told by her company relo company that they should choose "their" relo agent who has agents licensed in both MA and NH. But the buyer pleaded they don't want to be in MA. Only NH and I would be just fine. She stopped her buying process waiting to be released from said company agent who was non responsive to her request to see NH homes.

 

 

The sad part is out there in the world is a relo company giving advice based on them accepting a 20% referral fee for these employees moving cross country. The fact may be the relo company may not be needed. The employees are getting first hand experience from follow workers who made the move cross country to NH already. They share their experiences and who the fellow employees should use. It is sadder they charge the employees additional fees for choosing their agents where the employee could choose me at no additional cost and get the personal service they seek.

 

It is the life of an independent Real Estate agent. Then came the call, that first buyer who purchased close to Boston, they want to move. They hate it. The homes are too close together. The traffic is horrible. It is not the New England feel they hoped for. Then came the other reason, when they visited a co-workers home here in NH that i assisted them in buying. They paid less than they did for the Boston area home. The home is almost new, 3200 sf on 2 acres complete with 2 car garage and privacy. They paid less than the 1400 sf home with no garage and postage stamp lot near Boston. The kids raved how they loved their new NH school and how nice everyone was.

 

That buyer had to squash their ego and call me. I did not hold a grudge. I welcomed their call. They want to sell the Boston area home and move to the area of their co worker. They are going to take a loss as they paid top dollar for that Boston home on 2 months ago. But their quality of life will improve they said by making another move.

 

In the end, there is both happy news and not so happy news. There is a lesson to be learned. As a buyer or seller you have a choice. EVEN when relocating you have a choice. Listen to those around you how well or not so well their experiences were. 

 

It is important that every Buyer or Seller should not just choose any agent, choose the BEST agent for the job. Having an agent that works for you is a must. 

 

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 34 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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Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

In the 1990’s , I was heavy involved with Corporate RELO . You were often only as good as you last deal ( mess up one and you can cost your office the whole account)

Feb 28, 2020 06:09 AM #1
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Scott. Relo companies exist not to help anyone but to make money. They do.

Feb 28, 2020 06:48 AM #2
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Scott - I know personally how complicated  a move to a place across the country can be and that would have been much more difficult without the assistance of people like you.  

Feb 28, 2020 07:24 AM #3
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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Things get complicated when humans are introduced to the equation Scott Godzyk . Much of Eastern MA is not the mental picture many have about historic MA, anymore. 

Feb 28, 2020 08:39 AM #4
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Relo companies can certainly complicate things unnecessarily - and you have to pay them too. Lol.  And yes, they do have their recommended agents they prefer to use. I'm happy you get a second chance with the buyers - and I'm sure you will find them the perfect home. 

Feb 28, 2020 10:39 AM #5
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

A state without income tax and sales tax is an amazing thing, Scott.  How do you finance your state government there?

Feb 28, 2020 01:00 PM #6
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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CONGRATULATIONS Scott, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Feb 28, 2020 01:07 PM #7
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Kathy Streib
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Scott- It's so important to get the most qualified agent in the area and there are times when that may not be the case. I worked with a client whose RELO agent did not consider her client, just getting a sale. She put him in an area that was far from his friends, really far from the water and would have been ok had he had a family. He was a single man and did not need to be there. 

Feb 28, 2020 01:34 PM #8
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I do hear you on only as good as your last deal Michael J. Perry , they often forget the dozen that came before that the last year that were perfect 

Feb 29, 2020 05:14 AM #9
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

That is exactly what i think Sheila Anderson , that is all they seem to care about

Feb 29, 2020 05:15 AM #10
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Thank you Michael Jacobs  , i think being personable and assisting with the things that go beyond just finding a home are all part of it that few think about until they face it.  Where is the grocery store? Where is the best gas station? What is the school really like? is there a parent grooup? How will i meet people? What about youth sports? church? bingo and where are the short cuts to get to the highwy so i can avoid traffic. 

Feb 29, 2020 05:18 AM #11
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

That is for sure Doug Dawes . All the relatives on my mothers side are from Eastern MA and between what i have seen the last 10, 20, 30 years is not what it was. 

Feb 29, 2020 05:19 AM #12
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

They make things harder than they have to be Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD 

Feb 29, 2020 05:20 AM #13
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Great question Myrl Jeffcoat and number 1 is having a great governor who is cutting waste in government. Then revenue is obtianed in a mix of ways. The state runs all liquor stores and even with some of the lowest liquor prices, a great profit for the state. Then is the tolls. Running through I95 to those heading from MA to maine and on 93 north heading to the lakes and mountains. Few complain as the $2 toll lets us have some of the best highways in the country.  We have a real estate tax on transfers. The local property taxes are higher than some states but the level of services is top notch. The only tax is a 9% tax on prepared meals and lodging. Being a huge tourist state, it raises a great revenue. A portion of that tax is also returned to the town/cities. We run a surplus year to year. 

Feb 29, 2020 05:29 AM #14
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I hear that so often Kathy Streib from the buyers who took the corporate agent. 2 of my current buyers opted out to go with me based on their fellow employees referral

Feb 29, 2020 05:30 AM #15
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Roy Kelley
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This is very good information to share with prospective home buyers.

Feb 29, 2020 07:24 AM #16
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