Can you GUARANTEE how many offers you will bring to a new Listing?

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

A Home Owner wanted to list their Manchester NH are home, but DEMANDED I let them know how many offers i could bring them the first week. They were interviewing Realtors and had some demands.

 

The most important part of listing and selling a home was first seeing the home. They agreed and set up a time. Once there the next important step was obtaining the homes value in today's market. Mr. Seller though was bent on how many offers I could bring. I let him know, more important than a stack offers, is one good offer is at or above the value of the home.  He did not want to hear that, he wanted stacks of offers.

 

Before I could ask why, he told me that the last agent said they would list the home lower than it was worth. That way they could guarantee a mountain offers. 

 

DO you want offers or do you want to sell the home?

 

Mrs. Seller got it, she wants to sell the home and head South before winter. Mr Seller wants to count offers.

 

There was only one way to get this to work. That would be to show him. I asked him what price he wanted for his home. He gave me a number. Having comps in hand of what other neighborhood homes sold for this year, i showed him what the value was. It was actually higher than his value. The next point of contention was time. The Mrs. wants a quick sale, why would he want to delay the sale playing games with offers that were not as much as or more than he wanted to sell for?

 

Offers are worthless if they are not for enough. I could under price the home and bring him two stacks of offers. But how would that put more money in his pocket? How would that sell his home faster? It would not said the Mrs. She put her foot down and said "to list at market value and go get us a buyer.

 

 

 

In Summary, a hard lesson to learn is by trial by error. Discounts and short cuts do not work well in real estate. You have one shot to do it right, so list with a great agent, not just any agent. You only need one agent at or above market value to sell the home.

 

 

Perhaps the MOST IMPORTANT message is to share with every consumer that 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 32 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. 

 

    

Comments (14)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Scott - I am not a fan(not at all) of demands or people who see demands as their "right".  Not in real estate or in real life.  

Oct 18, 2020 06:57 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist

AMEN Brother Michael Jacobs - I am right there with you on this. 

Oct 18, 2020 08:23 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

Ditto.  Not a smart idea to start out demanding.

Oct 18, 2020 11:19 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

You sure do work hard for your clients and they are lucky to have you!

Oct 18, 2020 07:14 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Prospective home sellers are in very good hands when they seek your professional real estate advice and assistance.

Oct 18, 2020 08:04 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
CRS

This hot sellers market has casused the sellers to over expect the activity and offers immediately after listing.

More important than a stack offers, is one good offer is at or above the value of the home.

Oct 18, 2020 08:15 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Scott, 

You lost me at DEMANDED. 

Unreasonable and demanding people and I do not mix well ... or at all. 

Oct 18, 2020 08:22 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Quality over quantity, right Scott? 

Oct 18, 2020 09:57 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

"DO you want offers or do you want to sell the home?"  I love that response, Scott!

Oct 18, 2020 10:35 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Oct 18, 2020 10:37 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Scott you are so right.  So many people let their ego get in the way and cost themselves much more money than they realize.

Oct 18, 2020 10:57 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

DEMANDED?  well ok then...good luck and have a nice day.

Oct 18, 2020 11:18 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

that's a smart "mrs."..... fair market value and a reasonable time period to close....

Oct 18, 2020 12:41 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

You do have to wonder about what goes through some people's minds.

Oct 18, 2020 03:49 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Scott- when speaking with friends who want to sell, I tell them that this is not a game. You have a major investment at stake so hire the best agent you can and listen to them. No games!

Oct 18, 2020 04:43 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I only have mortal powers so I can not guarantee any showings or price predictions Scott Godzyk 

Oct 18, 2020 05:48 PM