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Is this FSBO Helping or hurting their own sale?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Godzyk Real Estate Services NH License 033394
Do you ever read the comments that home owners can  add under their listing in Zillow?  As a seller you may believe in truth in adverising, however this approach may not be the best way to go about selling your house. The seller may not like their house and that is the reason they are selling it. See the ad below I came across.


xxx Green St
Somersworth, NH 03878

6 beds 3 baths 2,599 sqft


Not a thing


IN SUMMARY, selling a home is a business. Yes, it is emotional for the seller. That is why the seller should hire the best agent such as me, to list and sell their home. Therefore removing emotion from the sale and getting the seller the highest price in the quickest amount of time. 


IN THE END: Selling homes is my job. Something I love doing. Often we can sell the home at a price which mor ethan covers the fees in selling real estate getting the seller more money at closing. We support our clients. Please support your local agent like me. 


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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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Scott. Must say most FSBO's are stepping on their own toes. Only a few have the ability to navigate the transaction waters. Enjoy your day!

May 29, 2020 05:46 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Scott Godzyk that's the funniest marketing piece I've ever read....

May 29, 2020 05:49 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Hahaha, that is a funny ad. But probably not too helpful in getting their home sold. Haha.

May 29, 2020 06:17 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Scott - hmm.  Motivated?  Desperate?  Some of each?  

May 29, 2020 06:24 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Hello Scott, One has to wonder why a seller would market their FSBO in such a manner.  Maybe a poor use of humor?  Maybe the truth in advertising? It is funny yet most likely will not help the sale.  

May 29, 2020 07:45 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

One of the biggest mistakes that I think FSBOs make, is not understanding that the commission the seller is hoping to save, the buyer sees as an opportunity to save too.  In that process, dollars often are deducted from the proceeds of any sale, plus they are left without professional guidance, marketing and representation.

May 29, 2020 03:11 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

May 29, 2020 03:12 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

My last closing was a for sale by owner and it was like dragging a mule down a Street...

Happy Friday Scott Godzyk 

May 29, 2020 09:22 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

That is so true Wayne Martin 

May 30, 2020 05:27 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I knew you would like it Barbara Todaro,  they sure answer the reason they are the selling the home.  ,

May 30, 2020 05:28 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

This is so funny - but it gets people talking  and maybe someone is going to see the house because that ad is so contrarian - Sort of like the ads I see here - I buy ugly houses

May 30, 2020 06:07 AM
Jeffrey Richman
Immediate Home Solutions - Waxhaw, NC
Creative Real Estate Specialist

Hi Scott Godzyk,

That ad reminds me of the old saying "one man's trash is another's treasure."  Maybe, it's one of those things...

May 30, 2020 08:00 AM