You never know what you will find

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

You never know what you will find in bank owned homes. Some times it is treasures and other times surprises. I do not really like surprises. Being called on a Saturday, "could I list a local bank owned home" was a good surprise. 

 

The catch was I had to head out to the home right away. Get the locks changed and home secured. Pulling up there was tell tale signs it was vacant. We gained entry, posted possession of the property and got the locks changed. Then was time to explore the home. You never know what people leave. Some rooms empty and some rooms with some furniture left behind. Going upstairs into the dark, two eyes shined in the dark from the flash light hitting them.

 

Scream, run, spray the pepper spray... were options. Peaking back around the corner on the old bed was a tiger. Lucky for me not real, but stuffed. 

 

 

Another exciting day in real estate. With estimates in place to clean out the home. The appraisal already complete. Soon another home left behind will be made like new. Ready for a first time buyer to purchase and make back into a home. 

 

 

 

In the end, the lesson here was this home was first assigned to a big franchise agent. They did not have time to go check the home. Change the locks and report back to the asset manager. This asset manager asked her fellow asset managers who could get the job done and my name was given. I answered my phone. I went to the home without haste and completed all the tasks same day required.

 

 

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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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Good morning, Scott... on the whole that was a "nice" surprise as compared with what you might often find in a distressed property sale.

Mar 15, 2020 06:48 AM #1
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Don't you wonder about the people who left - the child who couldn't bring his stuffed tiger? 

Mar 15, 2020 07:19 AM #2
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
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Good for you Scott Godzyk . A stuffed tiger was left behind, wondering about the child too? Always be ready to act, answer your phone and take action, it will pay off!

Mar 15, 2020 08:27 AM #3
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Every day is an opportunity for new experiences, isn't it Scott?  Glad you didn't pepper spray the innocent creature.

Mar 15, 2020 08:51 AM #4
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

LOL Scott- that would have made me jump, especially when going into a vacant (at least you think it it) house. 

Mar 15, 2020 11:12 AM #5
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I hope some child didn't need to leave it behind!  I still remember the great housing recession that hit in 2008.  So, many children were uprooted, and also many real animals abandoned!

Mar 15, 2020 11:16 AM #6
Rainmaker
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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 Nina Hollander and why i never ever open the fridge

Mar 15, 2020 03:08 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I do Lise Howe and all the time. I wonder why they take some but dont take all. I can see with this one they did not pay their mortgage in 3 years.  The neighbors tell me it was a divorce and they also left the country. It might be why a lot left behind was the husbands. They walked away from the home last August and it sat empty since, just not being foreclosed, assigned to me and found to be empty. A couple of lucky things were it has a well, so water was off when power turned off, so no flooding, no mold and still too cold for bugs.  The other good thing is it was not broken into. 

Mar 15, 2020 03:12 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Yes Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson it is always sad to see a child affected by divorce and losing a home. I was happy to get the call to help and show her i work quick and well. 

Mar 15, 2020 03:14 PM #9
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

This job is an adventure Carol Williams and with a shortage of listings, working bank owned fills a void. 

Mar 15, 2020 03:14 PM #10
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

That is true Kathy Streib you mever know when it is or is not. Which is why i do not go alone and have various protection devices with me just in case it is not. 

Mar 15, 2020 03:15 PM #11
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Talking to the neighbors Myrl Jeffcoat it was a divorce, obviously who ever was in charge of paying did not for the last 3 years. It wasnt a surprise for one of them an dmaybe a big surprise for the other hence the divorce. . 

Mar 15, 2020 03:16 PM #12
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