Who WINS when a home is sold because of a Divorce?

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

Who knew writing about a couple listing their home due to divorce would be harder than working with two angry spouses. Yesterday I wrote about listing a home due to divorce in the Covid 19 era.  The husband called me and demanded a meeting with his parents. He had second thoughts and no one was getting the best of him. He said he was winning this war.

 

After including the spouse in the email, i emailed them we could meet at the house in the afternoon. The husband with evil smirk waited outside with his parents. But, what happened next was not what he thought. I sold his parents a home. The parents welcomed me while the son watched on in horror.

 

He soon started his assault on his ex and me. The mom stopped him. It was her turn to talk, She then asked me my plan for selling the home and why. In brief for the safety of all, listing a vacant home would make more sense. That they each had a new home, and staying here was causing more tension then they all needed. To think of the kids and start the next chapter of their lives. The kids should not have to see buyers walking through their home. It was hard enough giving up the only home they knew. Lastly would be easier to show a vacant home. The the sale would be quicker and no doubt get them a better price than a buyer trying to question why blue tape is down the middle of nearly every room.

 

The mom looked at the son who was starting to act up. The mom said "It was time to grow up. He caused this and now has to face the consequences." That my plan was fair and certainly not one sided. That they would like to be added to emails. The wife who has said nothing agreed. 

 

IN SUMMARY, the parents thanked me. They said there was not many agents who would put up with this. Never mind there was not many agents who could make this work. They said they would certainly refer me to anyone they know getting a divorce and needs to sell. I wasn't sure whether to thank them or were they punsihing me? Then the mom says of course she woudl refer anyone not getting a divorce too. I knew what she meant and we all had a good laugh. 

 

  

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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Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Scott - is this an example of "Mothers Know Best" or is there another lesson that can be learned?  Having the right real estate representation matters - and that is simple when people choose you for your Manchester area New Hampshire real estate knowledge.  

May 04, 2020 06:20 AM #1
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Kat Palmiotti
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Excellent job yet again. It's a good thing they called you!

May 04, 2020 06:20 AM #2
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

It's easy to understand WHO was the problem in that marriage that was ending in divorce.  I'm glad his mother was there to help you bring a little wisdom to the selling of the home!

May 04, 2020 06:40 AM #3
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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Although divorce is not a thing to laugh about, Scott Godzyk, this story took an amusing twist. BTW, your plan explanation to the Mom was great and Mom set son straight...lol 

May 04, 2020 07:23 AM #4
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

And the story rolls on, it is not easy. I got asked to sell a house for the longest running divorce in the county. I met with everyone and realized after a few days of nonesense, I was Realtor #4, to list, that it was not going to work. I gave them an ultimatum, they missed it so I fired them. Suddenly, the troublemaker wanted me to list and get it sold. I held firm, and the house never went on the market. Not sure of they reached a deal between themselves, but i had a feeling I was being set up and would never earn my commission. Glad your story looks as if it will work out differently. Is there anyone in NH you haven't sold a house to?

May 04, 2020 09:20 AM #5
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Scott Godzyk - No doubt about it, there was nothing fun about this listing right from the start. Challenges were many. Emotions were high. The moral of the story? It really does pay to play fairly. Always do the right thing. In tough situations like this, put on a Poker Face. Be fair. State fairly. Do not judge. Do the right thing. There are times in situations like this when having a Mediator pays off. In your case, his mom played that role well! But I feel even if she wasn't involved, you would have made it work successfully because that's the type of person you are! 

May 04, 2020 11:27 AM #6
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Scott- you gave them excellent advice!  The children must come first and the last thing either parent should want is for their children to see them fighting and as you said, strangers walking through their home. 

May 04, 2020 01:13 PM #7
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Both those lessons are important Michael Jacobs , thank you for the comment and kind words.

May 04, 2020 04:07 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Thank you Kat Palmiotti 

May 04, 2020 04:07 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It was easy Myrl Jeffcoat and the mom lay-ed down the law. She had us all listening

May 04, 2020 04:08 PM #10
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I try to pick the best even out of the worst things Doug Dawes and divorce is sad. I work with a lot of divorce sales and it takes extra patience, extra know how and a referee like existence. 

May 04, 2020 04:10 PM #11
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have been in that postition too Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 . Each sale always has something. They are not easy, but they can end one chapter and let them start a new. 

May 04, 2020 04:11 PM #12
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

You said it very well Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP to list a divorce sale it takes all of that and then some. I like to tell them right up front what to expect ad what not to. keeping it equal, fair and never judge, just sell the home like i am hired for

May 04, 2020 04:12 PM #13
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The kids are the toughest thing in any divorce sale Kathy Streib. It takes extra strength for some of these.

May 04, 2020 04:13 PM #14
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Scott Divorce Listings can be a challenge, I love it when the two who separate tell me to talk with their attorneys... than things go smooth otherwise my alcohol consumption increases:)Endre

May 04, 2020 11:58 PM #15
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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success comes in many shapes and sizes - and this is a shape and size that you might not want on a regular basis! 

May 06, 2020 06:02 AM #16
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Lise Howe
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Endre Barath, Jr.  makes a great point - I have to explain to my husband sometimes that it is the real estate that makes me drink! LOL 

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