What part of NO open houses did you not get?

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

Here in NH Real Estate is open, however open houses are not allowed. When i scheduled a showing for a new listing, little to know what I was walking into. The agent set up showings every 15 minutes for the day. Fifteen minutes is not always enough time to see a home. AND what if the showing before you runs late?


There was strict instructions not to enter the property until the previous showing was complete. The house sits WAY back off the road with a long single car curvy driveway. A long way in and even longer to back out. Getting there for a 11am showing we arrived at 1045am and waited in the street to pull in. The 1045am appointment pulled up after us. The 1030am appointment was still there talking holding us all up. Finally they left and the 1045am went in. We were next. 


They did the same thing, talking in the driveway as the finished up holding us up. As they leave we pull in for our turn. As we were there the 11:15am pulled in. The 10am who was really late pulled in and the 11:30am pulled in all entering the home. No regard for instructions or safety. We went out the back door quickly but our car were blocked. Not to mention the house was wide open, door propped open and bugs going in when we got there. Two ladies talking said they were told to just stop by the home is open.



IN SUMMARY, a listing agent needs to think if the seller, the buyer and safety. Not just setting up a zoo. Appointments n a big rural home need 30 minutes. The agents also need to be told be on time or re-schedule. That once their, they shouldhead back onto the street to allow the next group onto the property. A listing agent should have more planning, more control and more thought of their seller when listing a home.



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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Comments (13)

Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Wow, Scott Godzyk , you would think that common sense would prevail among the agents. I guess not...

May 06, 2020 05:54 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

this sounds like a nightmare!  I am so sorry that you had to go through that with your clients  - Did you say anything to the listing agent? 

May 06, 2020 05:57 AM
Dee Toohey
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Longwood, FL
Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro

We can host open houses safely in Florida.  Limit access, gloves, wipes, sanitizer, etc.   I like virtual open houses, personally.  When there are showing conflicts, I've not ran into rude agents at all.  

May 06, 2020 06:04 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I agree. 15 minutes is too short. And standing in the driveway chatting when people are waiting is rude.

May 06, 2020 06:36 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Scott, I feel for you with this one.  15 minutes,  that is unreal and would not work for most.


May 06, 2020 07:39 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Scott Godzyk 

15 minutes IS too short. People do need time to look and digest. Things, as you described, are very frustrating.

May 06, 2020 08:36 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I am amazed at how many open house violations we have had in the past month. Those come along with a hefty fine to both the agent and the brokerage...

Happy Wednesday Scott Godzyk 

May 06, 2020 11:24 AM
Debb Janes
Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
Put My Love of Nature At Work for You

And those are the folks that prolong this for the rest of us. Grrr. What the heck? Is it that difficult to do things a bit different for a while? 

May 06, 2020 11:28 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Scott and I agree with Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD these are the ones who will cause flare-ups or delay an area from opening. 15 minutes is barely time to view the primary rooms. 

May 06, 2020 12:26 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Morning Scott.

What a mess you walked into.  The listing agent needs to get their head out of, their backside.

May 07, 2020 12:24 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

There is no question these are challenging times for selling real estate.  I think we will all be grateful for a time in the future when it becomes less fraught with obstacles.

May 07, 2020 01:55 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Scott - these are changing times but real estate has always been about change.  Of course, being mindful of the changes along with common courtesy and paying attention to "instructions" remain important.  Always.  

May 07, 2020 05:41 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

There is going to be a change to how we do real estate in the months ahead, and everyone, buyers, sellers and agents need to make the change now in preparation.

May 07, 2020 07:13 AM
W. Cavin Weber
Dream Key Team - Austin, TX
Making Dreams Come True One Key At A Time!

So much wrong with the listing agent and showing agents process. Even though in Austin there is little regulation, my team will allow only Virtual Tours and Open Houses as the first option. Then and only then do we allow qualified and very interested buyers visit the home. This helps eliminate the "noise" and each showing is purposeful!

Jun 05, 2020 07:39 AM