Who can you call when you really need Real Estate Advice?

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

It is early Saturday morning. The phone rings and it is a friend i have not seen in a while. They ask if I have any homes in "the best school districts of Manchester" they can look at today. He and his wife took today off to look at, find their dream home and make an offer today. 

 

Of course I know of a couple of homes coming on the market. This is the area I live, grew up in and work in. I started the conversation asking if they were pre-approved. "Not yet, but they are sure they can get a mortgage" was their reply.  So I let them know that nearly every seller will want a pre qual letter at minimum to even look at their offer. 

 

The would be buyers fast forwarded the conversation to asking what time I can get them in the new listings. I let them know they should reach out to one of my favorite lenders to get pre qualified and I could set up the showings. THEN  the couple states that they just need me to get inside today. 
"Then their buyer agent will write the offer and worry about the pre qual letter." 

 

WAIT - WHAT? Your agent???

 

WHY ARE YOU CALLING ME? The wife answers that they are using her friend. She is new to real estate and works her full time job today. They want to help her get her first sale as she has been doing this a while and has not sold anything yet. She works real estate part time. They thought seeing i sell a great deal of homes in the area, i would know where the good ones were to see. Then they told me how they love my online page and asked if they could ask me questions if anything came up.

 

I paused before I answered. With some patience, I answered that is not how it works. That by all means I could help them if they hired me as their buyer agent. However if they had an agent, they need to have her set up her own showings, show the homes, get you pre qualified and answer your questions throughout the buying process. "BUT they said she is not available full time AND she is new so does not know much about real estate yet."  Then the answer should not be "
BREAKING NEWS" , that if they want full service, full attention and great advice, they should hire a full time well experienced agent.

 

IN SUMMARY, this example should show you why your choice in agents is SO IMPORTANT. Your choice on who you hire matters. I am a big stickler to details and outlining each step of the buying or selling process before we start the journey.

 

IN THE END choosing me to assist you whether buying or selling gives you the assurance you will be taken care of through the whole buying and selling process.

  

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 37 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 (8)

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Scott, 

A "friend" you have not seen in a while".  Sounds like that is a good thing! 

I will not comment on all that I am thinking.  I am sure you may be thinking some if not all of the same thoughts. 

It is one thing to want to help people. That is just a crappy strategy. 

I have experienced similar calls from a "friend" and like you, explained that is not how it works. 

Please keep us updated on the status - if they came to their senses and hired you. 

 

Apr 30, 2022 09:24 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

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Apr 30, 2022 09:25 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Thank you for sharing the information.

Buyers and sellers in your area will benefit from your expertise.

Wishing you continued success. Have a wonderful day and sell a house.  bill

Apr 30, 2022 12:06 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Scott that is an easy answer for New Hampshire.  My first call would be to Scott Godzyk.

Apr 30, 2022 01:39 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Scott... amazing how often a variation of this story occurs. I'm always amazed that people have the nerve to call another agent looking for help.

May 01, 2022 04:45 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I'm hoping once you explained how it worked they felt bad and decided to call "their" agent (the unavailable one who hasn't even described the pre-approval process.. there's probably a reason that agent hasn't had any deals yet).

If they didn't feel bad and apologize, they don't seem like friends.

May 01, 2022 06:05 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I think what you experienced is something that makes any agent who has had a similar experience want to pull their hair out!

May 01, 2022 06:40 PM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.  Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

May 02, 2022 07:01 AM