Can you believe they offered a FREE BOAT for listing this home

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

 I HIT THE JACKPOT. I was referred to this seller to list and sell an Estate Sale. They said if I was willing to list the home, I could keep everything in it. It would be mine to bring home and get rid of as i saw fit. What a great gift some may think. As I walked around the home there it was, my NEW BOAT.


Looking across the green in-ground pool I wondered how much FLEX TAPE I would need to get this boat sea worthy again. The commercials on TV said it can make anything waterproof again right. I have used Flex tape on leaking hoses, PVC and even on a dripping gutter spout. But a boat? The tv says yes.



When I was done dreaming of sailing the ocean in this 90 degree heat wave, I came back to reality and my job of selling this home. The home may need as much work as this boat. However, if anyone can get this home sold, it is me. That is why I was referred to the Probate lawyer who referred me to the family.


I put together a marketing plan. I priced the house "as is", with everything as it sits. As well I gave the sellers an estimate to repair the home and what it would cost and what it would be worth. The estate does not want to pay a penny to do anything. So AS IS it was. It actually makes it easier for me.


I gathered up my list of cash buyers, I brought them all in spaced out of course. They were told to make their best cash offers "as is" with no contingencies. 


One of the buyers asked if he could buy the boat. $100 and he would remove it. I called the Estate lawyer and he said it was mine to do what i wanted. I had him make the check out to the estate lawyer. When i brought the contracts i left the check in the envelope. The next day I went to pick up the contract and in the envelope was a $100 Gift Card to The Outback.  and a note that "thank you, you earned it."


IN SUMMARY, The home sold. The family was very happy that I got a good price and that they did not have to go through the physical pain and the emotional pain of cleaning it out. 


I am thank full for the opportunityand trust they put in me. 


IN THE END: They have already referred 2 clients to me. Offering options and letting the client choose is always best. The lawyer could not get over me taking the time to do that. He too was please. The botton line is let me show you there is a difference in who you hire to buy or sell real estate, 


To CONTACT Scott Godzyk please call 603.661.2121 or EMAIL: .


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 (19)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Scott - dare I say, a shipload of good fortune.  For you and your clients.  Congratulations on a job well-done and adding to your list of satisfied sellers.  

Jul 16, 2020 06:27 AM
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

I have the Gilligan's Island song playing in my head now...A Three Hour Tour!

Jul 16, 2020 06:46 AM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Wow I am impressed.  Sometimes you never know what you are going to stumble upon in our line of business.  Hope that you have a wonderful day!

Jul 16, 2020 06:48 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

It is amazing what we see and deal with regarding estate sales. It's nice to be appreciated for managing aspects if a sale that goes above and beyond the call of duty.

Jul 16, 2020 07:44 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Scott Godzyk - Now that is probably one of the best stories you have shared with us.  I have dealt with many estate sales. It is heart-breaking to see relatives having to relive the loss again.  I have had one relative take a low offer just to be done with the sale. Of course, I advised against it, but could hear the pain in her voice ..."I just want to be done with this."  

Jul 16, 2020 08:55 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Great story, Scott!  There have been a couple of times when I was offered interesting things left behind.  One was a palate of stones that were originally going to be used for a patio floor, that the seller never got around to.  I gladly took them off their hands, and they are in my yard as stepping stones, and a little stone wall, to this day!

Jul 16, 2020 09:24 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Jul 16, 2020 09:25 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Another amazing story, love them, and your cash buyers also trust you as well knowing you will bring them opportunties of one sort or another. Well done. 

Jul 16, 2020 11:33 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

there is a huge difference in who you hire to buy and/or sell.... you've shown that post after post....and it's so true..... you do a great job and deserve all of the referrals that keep flowing your way..... 

Jul 16, 2020 12:12 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate


Mr. Crappy Says

No to Keeping all the Crap!



Congratulations on Your New Listing!


Jul 16, 2020 02:54 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Scott- you offer what some agents don't exhibit...honesty and ethics. 

Jul 16, 2020 06:21 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

That's a boatload of smarts and goodwill you built in this sale, Scott. Well done. 

Jul 18, 2020 07:20 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I love this story. Great job, (of course). Whatta boat!

Jul 25, 2020 05:12 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Way to go!  You always go above and beyond in every transaction!~

Aug 09, 2020 06:15 AM
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

Ahhh man...I thought we were going to get to call you "Skipper" great story!!  Glad you got it sold....

Aug 14, 2020 07:54 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

A few years ago friends of mine were hired to sell an estate house. The heirs were out of state and wanted nothing from the house, so told the listing agents that the contents were theirs to dispose of as they pleased. As it turned out, the man had been a master wood worker and the property was full of beautiful hand-crafted furniture.

You just never know what you'll run into in your business!


Aug 14, 2020 09:30 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

You really earned your commission on this one...

Happy Saturday morning, Scott Godzyk 

Aug 15, 2020 03:27 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Aye Captian! Well, almost!  Great job on getting that one sold, boat and all! Working on an estate sale now, too.  This one will be a doozy!

Aug 15, 2020 04:46 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

That's a great story, Scott, with a not-surprisingly successful outcome and a few happy people!


Aug 16, 2020 01:15 PM