WHY are you SELLING your home now during Covid 19?

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

I had a seller call who was shaken to the core. Her voice trembled. Once she calmed down I was able to understand her better. She was just yelled at because she needs to sell her home. Why would someone yell at her? That is what i wanted to know. She said she got on the Internet and looked for the biggest agent to assist her. As she explained to the agent what her needs were, the agent berated her for not waiting until the pandemic was over. To stay home like ordered....


It appears she called the wrong agent, as a good agent helps, not hurts. I listened to her as she explained her situation. They need a bigger home. She got engaged and will be merging her family of 3 kids with his family of 3 more kids. She has a condo. He has a small single family. They need to sell both of them. They then need to find a large home within their price range. She wants to do this before they get married. She also wants all the kids to see and approve the new home.


I was getting a better picture. There was many parts of this puzzle as they need to time the two sales and the purchase. They need to sell the 2 homes before they can buy. They cant buy until they sell though. It was a lot to take in, however it was certainly doable.


She then asked about the virus. She does not want to leave the house. She does not want people coming into her home. Now i was seeing why this other agent may have yelled at her. However it is my job to work things out. To give them options and a solution. 



IN SUMMARY, there a couple of solutions i put forth. The best solution would be to start the process but wait on actually listing the homes until we get a better idea of what the virus is doing. Here in NH the infections are in decline. Better days are coming which gave her hope. We can start the process by getting pre approved for the mortgage. By seeing both homes and getting them ready to sell. By checking neighborhoods to see where they want to live. Then we can go full force when she is ready. 


IN THE END both he and she were happy with the plan. He wanted to do it now but she wants to wait. They are also planning a wedding and they have their hands full. They thanked me for my understanding and patience. They then thanked me before being nice to them. They knew they were in good hands. 


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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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I must admit I am perplexed and actually had to part ways with a past client yesterday who demanded me scrub down their house after each showing, cut my commission and supply face masks, booties and gloves to every showing attendee. The past client doesn't even live in the house but was sure this was the only way to keep her house safe.

my suggestion was to wait and see how long this situation goes on since They don't have to sell but she was insistent with no negotiation...

Happy Wednesday morning Scott Godzyk 

Apr 29, 2020 06:14 AM #1
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

You listened. You were kind. You provided options. That's really the secret, isnt' it?

Apr 29, 2020 06:19 AM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Scott Godzyk the agent who raised his voice at her must have forgotten that real estate is considered an essential profession.....  our listing presentation has a full description of what we provide for the health and safety of the homeowner, agents and potential buyers.....

Apr 29, 2020 06:30 AM #3
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Scott - listening matters.  And it matters a lot when looking towards finding the truth and the reason for anything including a planned move. Good for you and shame on that other agent.  Maybe it was just a bad day or some other unfortunate circumstance that lead to this occurrence which, of course, shouldn't happen.  

Apr 29, 2020 06:39 AM #4
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Listening seems to be a skill you have in buckets, or spades as we used to say, but i don't know why as it makes no sense. Anyway I digress. Often by listening we understand the situation better and only by listening can we develop a plan.  Maybe the big agent only has one plan and obviously he is not good at listening. Well done.

Apr 29, 2020 09:27 AM #5
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

You provided her with a workable plan, Scott!  Professionalism is finding solutions to more difficult issues.   It should not include yelling.

Apr 29, 2020 04:33 PM #6
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Scott, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Apr 29, 2020 04:34 PM #7
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Scott- what a shame that the agent raised her voice to the seller and that the seller had to go through this. What she needs is a level-headed agent who will listen to her and suggest ways they can help...just like YOU. 

Apr 29, 2020 05:12 PM #8
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Scott.

Some agents just don't get it.  Those that do are successful, like you

Apr 30, 2020 01:06 AM #9
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Sounds like you might be getting three transactions out of this - way to go!

May 02, 2020 06:23 AM #10
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

That was very good, practical advice.  So often people say "I'm ready to sell" but don't understand that it is a process!!  With many steps!! By having patience and talking her through it--she now knows the best route to take.

May 10, 2020 06:12 AM #11
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Good for you for being the voice of reason.  All too often home sellers are stressed about moving, let alone selling 2 homes and planning a wedding with 6 kids in the middle of this mess!  Yikes!

May 13, 2020 02:02 PM #12
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