What is it like to work in Real Estate during the Coronavirus era?

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

So much conflicting information.. so, I asked myself can I safely still List, show and sell Real Estate? It is day by day. Client by client. Staying 6 feet away. Taking seperate cars. But would this work in real life?

 

Saturday's during the Spring Real Estate market would normally have me listing 1-2 homes, showing 8-10 homes and writing at least a few offers. Yesterday saw no new listings, no offers but did include some inquiries about should a couple of sellers list now or wait. Then came the call to show a big listing near the Ocean. They were in NH for the afternoon so there was no tomorrow. Asking the "new" standard questions if anyone sick or had traveled to an affected area, gave me a little comfort, but kept me cautious.

 

On a warm Saturday afternoon, Hampton Beach was packed with people happy to get out of their homes. The ride there I beat myself up worrying how to keep them 6 feet away. How to not touch anything and how to still sell the home... I arrived a little early and they were not far behind. The greeting was short and at a distance without the normal hand shake introduction. I lead the way and without asking, they stayed 6 feet behind. They were as nervous as i was. 

 

OH NO, cats. I am allergic. What if I sneeze? Will they run? We made our way through the home. Wrapping up in the dining room we each took up a spot standing on separate sides of the table. They asked questions and i answered them. They did not bring the kids as it was the right thing to do. I did not have to ask. They asked to facetime them and be able to walk through the home showing them. It was fine and preferred. They seem very interested. They want to talk Monday about making an offer but was not prepared to make one today. 

 

This is not a new normal. It is temporary, but for how long? Best case 4-6 weeks. Most likely June. 

 

IN THE END, it went well. No one was at risk. We all balanced up and down the stairs without touching the hand rails.  The buyer brought their own small towel to open doors and cabinets. I had mine ready in my pocket and the nervousness of how to ask them to use it, was wiped out by them knowing to do it. 

 

 

THE BOTTOM LINE is to know how important it is 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. Support your local businesses. 

 

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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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good morning Scott. I hope you make asale. Meanwhile are you fostering a dog yet? I surely hope you do.

Mar 22, 2020 06:55 AM #1
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Doug Dawes
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Good Morning and there are some very nice homes along the shore in Hampton Scott Godzyk Much of this hub-bub requires common sense and responsibility. Business must go on. We make the needed adjustments. Hope you are able to write an accepted offer.

Mar 22, 2020 07:04 AM #2
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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I'm glad you got a call, Scott, and here's to writing up an offer on Monday. D

Mar 22, 2020 07:55 AM #3
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Kat Palmiotti
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I hope the offer gets written up on Monday. This is a weird time and we need to assess what we're doing on a case by case basis.

Mar 22, 2020 08:16 AM #4
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Carol Williams
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Hi Scott,
I'm sure there will be many stories come out of this crazy time. 

Mar 22, 2020 08:20 AM #5
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Scott we are all at home for the next 14 days or so in my state. We were asked to do our part and that's what we're doing to help out.

Mar 22, 2020 09:14 AM #6
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Not yet Sheila Anderson. My daughter is awaiting to see if she goes back to college, which i doubt, but they only postponed 2 weeks, they havent canceled yet. Then she will help me out she said 

Mar 22, 2020 11:38 AM #7
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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It is a beautiful home Doug Dawes , i would love to have it myself. No offer yet, but talking Monday at noon

Mar 22, 2020 11:38 AM #8
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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Interesting times indeed, and we are very adaptable people realtors, so many of us will find ways to do what needs to be done. Best thing is to stay positive and stay healthy. Hope the offer they make is strong enought to persuade the sellers to sday yes. Good luck.

Mar 22, 2020 11:39 AM #9
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Thank you Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD , it was nice to get a real call and not a sales person. Fingers are crossed for an offer for sure

Mar 22, 2020 11:40 AM #10
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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She had Monday off, so i am hoping for good news come Monday Kat Palmiotti 

Mar 22, 2020 11:42 AM #11
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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It went from a million miles an hour to stop over night Carol Williams 

Mar 22, 2020 11:44 AM #12
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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I think the conflicting information is contributing heavily to anxiety folks are feeling right now.  I listen to all the White House news conferences in an attempt to become informed.  I've learned that listening to Dr. Fauci is likely the best source of information.

Mar 22, 2020 12:37 PM #13
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Hi Scott- we're all adapting to what is going on and thank goodness for Skype and Facetime. 

Mar 22, 2020 12:45 PM #14
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Michael J. Perry
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We have been totally shut down functionality. We are now on the phones touching our SOI and saying ‘“we should be fine by Summer 

Mar 22, 2020 01:59 PM #15
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I'm getting lots of cancellations from both Buyers and Sellers right now...

I hope you had a happy Sunday Scott Godzyk 

Mar 22, 2020 08:41 PM #16
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Scott, for sharing your experience. Everybody need to take great care.

Dolores and I will be staying at home this week. We have cancelled appointments.

Mar 23, 2020 03:53 AM #17
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Scott it is a mind set if you are paralyzed you will let the sellers and buyers cancel if you know what is needed to do you will convey to them that this is not the end of the world and you will stay in Escrow and the Buyers will buy... I have 16 listings and working on getting 3 more no one is canceling, it is all in the leadership or the there lack of, Endre

Mar 23, 2020 10:27 PM #18
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