Does it really matter who I list with?

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

Last fall I went to a Listing appointment. At that time one of the questions the seller asked was, "Does it really matter who I list with? Aren't all agents the same?" This seller learned the answer the hard way. They chose an agent who gave them the highest price and was willing to list the home at the lowest cost.

 

In their eyes they would end up with so much more. They put no thought to pricing, marketing and communication. 

 

I knew there was trouble in River City when in December they called with loads of questions. They did not list with me. They were still listed... so i could not answer most of the questions. They asked how they can get their agent to call them back? Why wasn't their home selling? Are all home sellers this stressed?

 

Lets start with with Why their home was not selling. At the time i could not interfere with their listing, but knew right away the home was over priced and under marketed. It was $30,000 over the highest home ever sold in that neighborhood. The MLS only has 3 pictures. The description is 1 sentence. It was obvious no time, effort or money was going into selling their home. I felt bad for them but they made the choice. We did have a brief talk and they were learning the answer to their own questions.

 

Fast forward to this spring. Their house did not sell. They had very few showings. They certainly were not happy. SO when the phone rang, I answered and the seller says, "Yes it does matter who i list with." 

 

 

IN SUMMARY, They learned: Discount agents can equal discount services. That being over priced can hinder the sale of your home. That marketing matters. That communication relieves stress. Knowing what is going on, what they can do and what is next matters. They said to me that they called me three times. That three times i answered my own phone. The other agent never answered their phone and did nt ever call back. 

 

IN THE END: They asked if I would list their home. They were sorry they did not listen. I told them they did not have to be sorry and did not have to keep apologizing. They are going to get some work done to help their home show better. They are happy they are heading in the right direction. 

 

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 - it's understandable why some sellers(and some buyers) think this way which prompts the question of "does it really matter?".  Professional real estate brokers, like you, understand and can explain the difference(s).  

May 19, 2020 07:35 AM #9
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
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Hi Scott Godzyk - It is such a shame when the sellers do not look past the almighty buck.  It generally always costs them that buck in the end.

May 19, 2020 09:18 AM #10
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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Yes, it does matter who sellers list with, for the reasons you mention, Scott.

May 19, 2020 02:02 PM #11
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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Some real estate education is painful but I'm proud of you for standing by until it was ethical for you to put on your white knight outfit and help them...

Happy Tuesday Scott Godzyk 

May 19, 2020 04:21 PM #12
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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There are so many different agents that are out there. Some are good, some are bad. These sellers were fortunate they ended up with the King of Manchester real estate Scott Godzyk  =:o)

May 19, 2020 04:56 PM #13
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Morning Scott.

You bet it does.  We run into that situation from time to time

May 20, 2020 12:38 AM #14
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Exactly Wayne Martin , thanks for the comment

May 20, 2020 05:56 AM #15
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

A great saying and it rings true Nina Hollander 

May 20, 2020 05:57 AM #16
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It happens way too often Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR . I hope by sharing these stories i can reach sellers before they make this mistake. 

May 20, 2020 05:57 AM #17
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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 , that is the plan

May 20, 2020 05:58 AM #18
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

That is the hard truth Barbara Todaro and some sellers learn the hard way. I always hope to reach them before they make that mistake

May 20, 2020 05:59 AM #19
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Now just to spread that message Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 , thank you for the comment

May 20, 2020 06:00 AM #20
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Thank you Kathleen Daniels , it does puzzle me but still happens too often. Now just to spread the message

May 20, 2020 06:01 AM #21
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Thank you for the honor Kathleen Daniels 

May 20, 2020 06:02 AM #22
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The biggest challenge is getting in the door to be able to spread the message Michael Jacobs. Once in, i can shine 

May 20, 2020 06:03 AM #23
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Some people are blinded my money and forget if it sounds too good to be true it often is Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

May 20, 2020 06:04 AM #24
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Thank you for the comment Myrl Jeffcoat 

May 20, 2020 06:04 AM #25
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Patience is a learned trait but persistance can pay off Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 

May 20, 2020 06:05 AM #26
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Thank you for the comment Doug Dawes 

May 20, 2020 06:06 AM #27
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Thank you for the comment James Dray 

May 20, 2020 06:06 AM #28
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