Time to make a decision

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

Many home owners thinking of selling are all in the same boat, pondering to sell now or wait until the virus subsides. Here in NH we have been hit a lot loss harder than most of the country. Many sellers who do decide to list, see a quick sale. Many more sellers are scared, and are putting their home sale on the back burner. 


I am seeing a few trends that determine that which way a seller will go. Do they have to sell now? Then, how scared are they of these times  we are experiencing. Lastly how much correct information I can give them to assist them in their decision.


All decisions by sellers are not quick though. I have a local seller who has to sell. However he is scared to go outside. He wanted to sell, then canceled. He then was ready to sell, but then canceled. Not to out do himself, for the third time he has said he is ready to sell again. Despite needing to sell. Despite getting real time information and how pre-cautions will be taken, I am expecting him to bow out again. He is scared to go in his own yard. I just can not see him letting people in. 



IN SUMMARY, there a couple of solutions i put forth. As he is moving in with his son, perhaps he can move now and allow me to sell the home as vacant. The second option is just waiting until another month passes. Let things get better. Also, for the son to work on getting the father in the yard, on his deck or such to start feeling comfortable again.


IN THE END we wait for the son to make some time to sit with his dad. There is no need for the father to be agitated and insecure. I went over the options with the father and he thanked me for my understanding and patience.


I leave you with my infamous thoughts, 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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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Good luck with the sale Scott. Fortunately, even harder hit communities like San Diego, CA have seen fast sales and sales in general continuing at about 75% of the norm compared to last year. The military clients have to go when orders say so, so that demographic has been a blessing for business here, among others with similar reasons to "have to" vs. "want to" move. 

(FYI: you a have a couple typos above you may want to correct).

Apr 24, 2020 05:43 AM #1
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

People need us to be patient and have empathy for how they feel right now. You are a great example of that.

Apr 24, 2020 07:57 AM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Scott Godzyk agents and homeowners who need to move need to understand this is not an overnight fix....and there are methods of showing homes that are controlled..... mask, gloves and disinfect.... but showing ONE PERSON AT A TIME....

Apr 24, 2020 07:58 AM #3
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Over the years I have had a couple clients who were afraid to leave home.  It wasn't because of a pandemic. It was just part of their personality.  I have found that once they can see where they are going, or moving to, it can be a lot simpler.  In a couple of cases, we used bridge loans to procure a new home for them, so they could more comfortably make the move.

Apr 24, 2020 09:00 AM #4
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I thought I had seen the last of fence sitters who were afraid to make decisions but now I can see their concerns.

Happy Friday Scott Godzyk 

Apr 24, 2020 09:12 AM #5
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Oh that poor man, truly I cannot imagine that level of terror. 

Apr 24, 2020 11:27 AM #6
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Scott- so many people are suffering from information overload with differing opinions coming from everywhere.  If they truly don't feel comfortable, perhaps they need to decide to wait until they do. 

Apr 24, 2020 07:45 PM #7
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Scott.

Perhaps the third time will be a winner.  Time will tell

Apr 25, 2020 12:24 AM #8
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I'm sorry to hear about that level of fear. Ultimately, we have to let people decide when they want to buy or sell. The options you suggested are perfect. 

Apr 25, 2020 07:26 AM #9
Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Well that's too bad Scott.  That poor man is paralyzed with fear and I am betting he's watching a lot of media coverage.  Your state is one of the states doing quite well, right?  Ours is as well in comparison to many other states back East.  Hopefully the man's son can help him step by step to get out in the yard and feel more comfortable.....good luck.

Apr 25, 2020 01:23 PM #10
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Thank heavens for sellers who have to sell and buyers who have to buy - because it shows that the market still exists and we are open for business

Apr 26, 2020 06:57 AM #11
Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc
Benchmark Realty LLc - Nashville, TN

I can't imagine fearing a virus with a 99.7% survival rate, but the media would make you think it's the black plague.

May 24, 2020 09:32 AM #12
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