What should HOME SELLERS ask Santa for this Christmas 2021?

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

If you are thinking of Selling your home in 2022, What should you ask Santa for? Let me share with you a story of a Manchester NH area Home Seller. As I sat at my favorite local lunch spot, there were two woman at the next table having a loud conversation of how her house is not selling. That another home on her street was listed and went under agreement quickly. She complained about her agent not having any experience. She did not feel she was getting any service and not being able to ever reach her agent. Then I heard my name. How could that #$%^& Godzyk sell that home that fast?"



Then the friend bursts out with "Maybe you should ask for him to be your agent for Christmas?" as she laughs. Now before you think I was listening in on their conversation, it is a small dining room and they were really really loud. You could not help to hear.


My friend I was having lunch with turns around and says "here he is, take him." I do not know who was redder, me or them. When they were leaving she came up and asked for my card. She said she needs to know how I could sell my listing so quick yet her agent has not even showed her home and they were the same price.


If you are trying to sell or looking to sell, these are my top tips you should ask for this Christmas.


A Home Owner selling their home should be guided through each step of the Selling process.  



1. CHOOSE THE RIGHT LISTING AGENT: As a home owner in this market you need every advantage you can to get your home sold. It starts with choosing the right agent.

a. Ask for a Full time agent whose sole job is to sell homes.

b. Ask for a Full service agent who will guide you through each step of the selling process. Discount brokers often equal discount services.

c. Ask for a Local agent who knows your neighborhood and is readily available when you need them is a must. Out of town agents can leave you high and dry in your time of need.

d. Ask for a well experienced Listing Agent can give you the advantages you need when selling your home. Not all agents are created equal. Choose only the best.

2. Ask to PRICE THE HOME CORRECTLY: One of the most important things that can help you sell your home is pricing it right. . List prices need to be priced at or near market value. The simple truth is over priced listings are one of the only segments of the market that are not selling. A great agent will study the recent sales, study what is on the market and use trends and comparables to place a value on your property.

3. Ask for an agent with a great marketing program - GETTING A BUYER TO SEE YOUR LISTING: Before anyone can view your home, they have to know it is for sale. Using an agent with an extensive marketing and advertising program is the best start to get your home the exposure it needs and deserves. Some agents whose sole marketing plan is placing a sign in your yard and placing the home in MLS is not a sound marketing plan.

4. Ask for help to GET YOUR HOME READY FOR A BUYER TO SEE IT: A listing agent can guide a buyer to your front door, but the can not make them go inside. You need to prepare your house for sale.

a. THE EXTERIOR: Your lawn should be mowed, bushes trimmed, debris, toys or belongings picked up and removed from the yard. In the winter shovel your walk and driveway, sand and or salt and knock those icicles off your roof. Make sure your screen/storm door is in working order, it is the first thing they will touch and a storm door with a missing handle or off it's hinges will drive buyers away.

b. THE INTERIOR: Remove anything from your house you are not using, often called "decluttering". Clear off the counters, bureaus and floors. Make sure walls are free of marks or holes. Freshly painted walls in a neutral color are always a plus. Make sure all faucets and toilets run properly, no drips, no leaks and the toilets should not always run. Clean your carpets, remove pet items and during showings your pets should be taken out of the housel

IN CONCLUSION: There is a lot of behind the scenes work going on to get a house on the market, marketed, get an offer, go through the buyers mortgage process, appraisal, inspections and get to the closing of the home. If you did not notice most of these steps, I did a great job. With the decrease in Listings, there is pressure on Listing Agents to provide more service. For agents who have been providing a great service to their clients, they are being rewarded as home sellers and buyers talk, they let each other know who did the great job or who dropped the ball. As you see it is no accident a home sells. It is through the hard work of the agent.



My philosophy is simple, provide more personal and professional service to guide my clients through each step of the buying or selling process. 



THE MORAL OF THE STORY is that for you to know that all agents are not created equal and every consumer should take the time to hire the BEST not just the biggest agent. Let me show you there is a difference. Please Support locally owned and operated business. Locally owned and operated since 1985.


One of the most important thing in Real Estate for me is provide GREAT SERVICE. I want to stand out from the crowd. My philosophy is simple. To provide more personal and professional service to guide my clients through each step of the selling and buying process. Experience matters.




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 35 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 (10)

Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Santa was very good to sellers in 21, more of the same?

Dec 23, 2021 01:05 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

In this market a house that gets no interest can have any number of things not in its favor.  Maybe you will get the listing next year

Dec 23, 2021 02:13 PM
Trish Cole
Veterans United Home Loans of Puget Sound - Puyallup, WA

Nice story and great advice.  Good luck to the seller and hopefully all turns out well.  There is nothing to equal excellent service and years of experience.

Dec 23, 2021 02:31 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Now that is a funny story. There is a lot that goes on behind the scene and most sellers have no idea what a true professional does to get their home sold.  

Dec 23, 2021 05:24 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

That would be a fun thing to have happen.  It's like you are a local celebrity.  Hopefully she will hire smarter and  hire you if she fires her do-nothing agent.

Dec 23, 2021 05:52 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

You make excellent points about what home sellers should ask Santa for this Christmas.

Dec 23, 2021 06:51 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Scott. What should home sellers in your area ask Santa for Christmas? I got it! To be listed with you and know they will be closed soon! Enjoy your day.

Dec 24, 2021 04:59 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Home sellers need an experienced, knowledgeable and excellent agent on their side - sellers in Manchester NH should call Scott Godzyk!

Dec 24, 2021 05:20 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Enjoy the magic of this evening, Scott.  Peace and joy to you and your family!

Dec 24, 2021 05:32 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Scott Godzyk it would be interesting to see if she dumps her present agent and gives you a call.

Dec 24, 2021 11:17 AM