Lets end the week checking out this wonderful bathtub

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

Things are getting more back to normal with a call to go view a short sale home. It was listed, but it did not sell and now they face foreclosure with the moratorium on foreclosure being lifted. Could I help them?

 

Arriving to a home with un-mowed grass, it was worse on the inside than the outside. The seller arrived and asked what i thought. I had the sad job of telling him why this home did not sell. He is still the owner and still responsible to maintain it even though they have moved out. 

 

Inside i came across this tub. It was filthy. The home was similar and it was time for a hard talk. If he wants to sell it "as is", sure i can do that. I work with a great number of cash buyers and can have it under contract in mere days. We can than help him get the short sale approved. BUT THEN I SHOCKED HIM when i told hm if he gets it cleaned up and some minor repairs, I can sell it for enough to not only pay off the mortgage, but get some money in his pocket.


IN SUMMARY, he asked why is old agent never told him that. He wasted a winter trying to sell it. It was easy to see they put zero effort in. They most likely were not experienced with short sales or quick cash sales to investors. 

 

IN THE END: The seller was incredibly happy. The work cost little in cash but required some time and elbow grease. The sellers bank gave us 90 days, which is or ethan enough to sell it and close. The seller is at ease now and happy he was referred to 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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Doug Dawes
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At least you are honest enough to tackle the hard talk with clients Scott Godzyk 

Have a great day today now that we've returned to Fall...lol

May 31, 2020 09:12 AM #6
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Will Hamm
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Hello Scott,  I always wonder about people . all it takes is a little to get it looking new again and will get a better price.

 

May 31, 2020 09:56 AM #7
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Kathleen Daniels
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Hello Scott, I am holding back saying a few thoughts that run through my mind reading this and seeing the photo of the tub.  I can imagine what the rest of the house looked like.  Congratulations on setting this homeowner straight and on securing another listing! 

I'm keeping this positive but Mr. Crappy does have something to say.

May 31, 2020 10:54 AM #8
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Kathleen Daniels
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FEATURED IN CRAP-TACULAR

 

Mr. Crappy bets the toilet matched the tub!

May 31, 2020 10:55 AM #9
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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And, in the process of being able to sell the home, pay off the mortgage, and having a little money in his pocket, he will also be doing his credit a big favor!

May 31, 2020 12:14 PM #10
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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CONGRATULATIONS Scott, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

May 31, 2020 12:15 PM #11
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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Can you believe that someone actually use that bathtub to get clean?

Happy Sunday to you Scott Godzyk 

May 31, 2020 12:51 PM #12
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Carol Williams
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Hi Scott,
I'm afraid to ask what the seller looked like, knowing that's how he took care of his house.  LOL

May 31, 2020 01:41 PM #13
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Oh the joys of short sales.......

May 31, 2020 03:35 PM #14
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Scott Godzyk - I am ready to take a bath....Ha Ha!

May 31, 2020 03:45 PM #15
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Hi Scott- I'd sooner bathe outside with a garden hose!!!   And I do like Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD 's comment. How could anyone think that this would be how you present your home??

May 31, 2020 05:07 PM #16
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good evening Scott Godzyk ,

It's amazing that this seller didn't come to this conclusion earlier but he needed someone like you to set him straight. If does what you suggest he will net a sale and have money in his pocket.

May 31, 2020 06:58 PM #17
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Thank you Kat Palmiotti , it sure will be sold quickly

Jun 01, 2020 05:49 AM #18
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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This job sure is an adventure Michael Jacobs 

Jun 01, 2020 05:49 AM #19
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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I little time and elbow grease can sure pay off Michael J. Perry 

Jun 01, 2020 05:50 AM #20
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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It is a lesson i try to teach many sellers Brian England 

Jun 01, 2020 05:51 AM #21
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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I have given this lots of thought over the years and it happens quite often. This seller is not alone, they thought they owed more than it was worth. They move out and give up. When all along they could have sold and made some money to help them start again Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD 

Jun 01, 2020 05:53 AM #22
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Scott Godzyk
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I like when i get called or emailed and someone asks for help or tells me a tail f woe. It lets me shine Doug Dawes by doing a great job, giving them some time and offering advice to get the home sold

Jun 01, 2020 05:54 AM #23
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Scott Godzyk
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A little effort goes a long way Will Hamm 

Jun 01, 2020 05:56 AM #24
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Scott Godzyk
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I could tell they had given up long ago, that includes maintenance and routine cleaning. It took less than a minute to hear what the seller mind set was. When i told him the value if he just did a little work and that he would get money at closing, the world turned and a new plan was born  Kathleen Daniels. I have seen it before and will see it again. They hate everything and everyone expecially the bank. They need to hear the real story, some hard love and a plan and many respond positvely.

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