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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 2
We have had some warm sunny November days, perfect for Buying and Selling Real Estate. We saw a sharp increase in home sales. It also showed us that there is a shortage of homes for sale. The Auburn NH area Real Estate market is on fire. Values are way up. Now is the time to sell for sure. Do you want to know what your home is worth? Contact me today for a FREE MARKET ANALYSIS.  Despite the strong market, people point out homes that are not selling. Over priced homes or those poorly marketed are the only homes seemingly not selling. Let me show you there is a difference from one Realtor to another and your choice of who you hire does make a difference.    Lets take a look at what the Auburn NH market is doing. The market continues to be strong. Home sellers continue to list with us now,...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 7
We are proud to announce that this great home was under contract in only 4 days is now SOLD and CLOSED. Located on Rattlesnake Hill road in desirable Auburn NH 03032, there was multiple offers above asking price. With 1752 SF of living space, every aspect of the home was recently updated.  We promise great service and  to be there through each step of the selling process. At the closing, the seller looks over and says "you made that look easy." The seller was very happy with the sales price, the timing of the sale and reducing, if not eliminating many stresses of selling a home. As the seller retires South to warmer climates, a young family moves into their dream home.  One of the best parts of the job is seeing happy buyers and sellers. The seller asked what the secret of success was. ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 8
JUST LISTED this 2256SF home in the desired town of Auburn NH 03032, was put under contract in only 4 days. With nearly 20 showings and a hand full of offers, the seller is very happy to have their home under contract. Our marketing gets our listings exposures, reaches out to the most potential buyers and gets results.  Scott Godzyk of the Godzyk Real Estate Services the Exclusive Listing Agent on this sale. Please email sctprop@aol.com or call 603.661.2121 with questions if you would like to buy or sell a home.   WE CAN SELL YOUR HOME TOO  CALL TODAY FOR A FREE MARKET ANALYSISTO SEE WHAT YOUR HOME IS WORTH Search the MLS Multiple Listing Service by Clicking Here   Price: $399,900 8 Rooms, 3 BR and 2 baths Built in 1973 - remodeled recently Size 2256 SF LOT SIZE: 1.01 acres Subject to e...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 11
What can go wrong with a new home, it is new after all. There is a sharp rise in buyers wanting new homes. Many buyers though do not know how new construction works. It can be complicated and can be stress full. Doing it right over wrong can mean tens of thousands of dollars. Doing it right can also mean a happy ending in ones dream home.   Lets start this story with a buyer who thought they did not need a buyer agent for a Manchester NH area NEW HOME. They went to an open house, told the agent the highest amount they want to spend. They end up with a home for that price. They then were asked if they wanted upgrades and extras. You name it, they added it. They gave a large deposit which turned out to be non refundable. They went home and waited for the home to be built.   Fast forward ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 46
Can you imagine someone telling you that you have to list with them or else? What happens if I do not? What is the "or else" mean? Well, we are going to find out. Let me tell you a story how I traveled just East of Manchester NH to the town of Auburn.   We sold about a dozen new construction homes there some years back. The would be home seller was referred to me by a co-worker who i sold their home and helped them buy a new home. She said that she remembered my name from way back. I was invited to view the home and let her know what the value is. She was very comfortable with me and said she appreciated all my advice. She wants to list but needs to close mid summer as she is relocating South.    That was not a problem. We could time the sale exactly how she needed. After I left one of...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 5
Every story is not a happy one and hearing a home under contract will not be closing is sad for all involved. A local restaurant manager was buying a FSBO home. The shame was I did not get a call until his deal was squashed. The mortgage company pulled the mortgage just days before closing because of the managers decreased hours with his restaurant limited to take out. That was only a day into the stay at home order.   I was not sure I could help. But the manager told me he knew if anyone could fix this, it would be me. The seller still wants to sell. The buyer still wants to buy. The key would be to sit with all parties and see what the options are. We met on the sellers large deck. Sitting under the spring sun a good 6 feet apart, we went over the details.   The seller is moving into...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 11
I do not know the percentages, but lets talk about being safe versus being scared to death. I have been speaking to many would be sellers. Some who were on the market and pulled their listings. Some who had planned to list this spring who are now waiting. Then those who need to sell but are not sure if they should.   Being safe is a must. Taking pre-cautions are a must. For this conversation based here in NH, Real Estate is essential. People are urged to stay at home but it is not a lock down. If home owners want or need to sell. We can do that. There are buyers out there. Actually, a great deal of buyers still looking and waiting for new listings. NH is not hit as hard as some areas and or states where you should stay inside no matter what.   What am I finding? First off a majority of...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 15
I may have crushed the dreams of a home buyer who was excited that the media told hin interest rates were re ducted to 0%. How much more of a home would he be able to get? He was serious and you know what? I was happy he choose me to call. He had options and his co-worker referred me.   The first thing I had to do was let him down easy that mortgage rates were not 0%. That is the fed rate that the fed charges bans to borrow. He was puzzled. But i did tell hm rates were just over 3% and that did mean he would be able to get more of a home than at higher rates. The first step was getting him pre approved.   One of my favorite local and trusted mortgage brokers uses an online page to pre qualify buyers. Within the hour the buyer was pre qualified. The loan officer reached out and the buye...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 14
It could be said that the answer to this question was life changing for this seller. A garden he has tended for near 30 years. His questions was "what happens to his Asparagus plants when he sells?"    I answered him with the question, "What does he want to happen with the asparagus plants?"    He was split. He would want to take one row of plants with him. He would nit mind leaving the rest, but only to someone who will tend to them and take care of them as they need. Some one who enjoys eating them. Otherwise he would take them all.   Looking out at his garden, the snow just melted this week. The ground is still frozen. Being the first of March though, the ground will thaw with the warming spring sun. By the time the home sells, the ground will be ready to dig.   So what are your tho...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 10
A buyer who was referred to me sent me a text shortly before our first showing. She wanted to look at every home for sale in the desired town of Auburn NH. Before I could ask why? The next text said she wants to see every home so she can compare what is for sale. The third text asked to see all the homes in the neighboring town as well. Lets go back and see how this started. Upon our fist call she said she wanted the town of Auburn. She is moving from out of state and  had a friend from her home town move there. That she loved the schools. Loved the bigger lots and the wooded setting. She wanted a newer home. To look at both new construction to homes up to 5 years year old. They had to be in good condition and ready to move in. The price range could be $400,000 to $600,000. She did not ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 8
The New Year is almost here. If you are thinking of Buying a home, there are things you need to know. There are two kinds of buyers. The first being the buyer who loses out on every house they make an offer on. They arrive a little late after that new listing already went under contract. Then there is the buyer who is getting their offer accepted quickly, making the dream of that new home reality.\WHAT IS THE TOP DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BUYERS? 1. `YOUR HOME BUYING PROCESS WILL ONLY GO AS GOOD AS THE AGENT YOU HIRE:  All agents are not created equal, so your choice in agents is one of the most important steps. You will want to hire a BUYER AGENT who is FULL TIME, FULL SERVICE and WELL EXPERIENCED with Listing, negotiating and selling homes. You will want and deserve an agent who will assist...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 35
There is a new trend in Real Estate advertising and that is the term "Mid Century home". The problem is buyers are confused as many different agents mean many different things when they use this term. Which century a buyer asked? Does that mean "fixer upper'?One home I saw was not renovated since 1950?Does that mean it has a 1950's kitchen?Is that the same as retro?  The bottom line is that any ad or marketing should be easy to understand. It should make a buyer be interested not puzzled.   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 hi...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 36
WHAT should be included in the MLS comments section of a listing? Here is your chance to sound off. It was a frustrating Saturday searching MLS for homes that meet my relocation buyers needs. I found NO rhyme nor reason why some agents write what they do in the MLS comments on new listings. Before we get into what should be in the comments and what should not, let me tell you what i found.   1. No comments at all. Yes you read that right, a listing without any comments.2. When the agent abbreviates and the average buyer asks "What the heck does this mean?" Such as 7/3/2.5 Col. on 1 ac.  fha/gas heat with fin LL. 3. When an agent writes a book. They write a description full of adjectives but no real information a buyer needs. Such as: Walk through the front door into a home filled with l...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 8
The basic answer to when is TOO LATE when it comes to a showing is "It depends your seller." If the home is vacant, then it depends how late the agent wants to work and is this the only time they can see the home? When I list a home. A series of questions are asked before the first buyer even inquires about the home. I have a brief discussion about showings with my seller. A buyer can not buy unless they see the home. The seller still has to live there though. Balance is key. A seller with small kids or babies may need to say no showings after 7pm. Some earlier even. Those with older kids or no kids may not have limits. I find it is best to ask up front and put showing rules on my listing so agents and potential buyers know when they can and can not see the home.  The MOST IMPORTANT thi...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 5
I am not sure what the answer may be, but i do know and agent who was trying to find out. Let me set the scenario for you. They scheduled an open house for a 90 minute time frame on a Saturday. Great raffle prizes and lots of food. The kicker was no showings were permitted the week before as they marketed it as coming soon. I bet there was at least 50 people there waiting to go in. I was not there for the raffles or the free food, i had a buyer who wants to live in this neighborhood. Let me tell you it was a zoo. There was so many people in that home, we could not see anything my buyer wanted to see.  Now they did a great job at packing their open house. But not many if any others where there to actually buy a home. Therefore those who wanted to buy were hindered in their attempt to do ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 12
When Listing a home, it is a simple premise of: list the home, find a buyer, get it closed and move on. Many sellers are usually looking for a quick sale at a high price. Some sellers want the most money no matter what. Others focus on paying the least commission as possible. While others focus on doing it themselves.   Many sellers do not look at the bottom line. That is how much they will end up with at closing. Others do not realize in many sales, it is easier to find a buyer than it is to close the sale.  The most important fact is over pricing a home can lead your house from selling at all. You can scare away more buyers than you attract. Nearly all would be sellers ask me where they should start. My advice is when they start thinking about selling, that is when they should contact...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 30
You have a buyer who wants to see a home. What should you do first? The answer for me, is check to see if the home is available. Most often looking it up on the MLS. The next step is often setting up a showing for my buyer. The next step though, is often SKIPPED by some buyer agents and or showing agents. I ALWAYS call and ask if there is any offers on the home. I do this for many reasons. IS there any offers submitted? Are there any coming in? If there is any in, has the seller countered them?  Each answer from the listing agent leads me to get information for my client. Does it mean if they like they have to put in an offer right then and there? If there are offers they should also put their highest and best offer up front. If no offers they may want to try a lower offer if the home h...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 32
There seems to be a trend of bad behavior at home showings. Lets just high light the list of things home buyers and their agents should NOT be doing.  1. You should not be bringing your dog to view homes.2. You should not be vaping inside any home you are looking at.3. You should not be using the bathroom at the home you are seeing.4. Please watch your kids, they should not be touching the sellers things5. You should not be eating  or drinking anything as you walk through the home.6. You should not walk into a home without wiping your feet on rainy days.7. You should not sit on the sellers bed.8. You should not touch the thermostat in the home.9. You should not stand n a kitchen chair to get a better look over the cabinets.10. You should watch what you say, you never know who is listeni...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 15
Can you predict the future? I was called to meet with a seller who wanted to sell their home. I spent a great deal of time walking through the home and asking questions. Then it was their turn to ask questions. The wife is ready to sell now. What is the home worth today? That was an easy question. I let them know what the home was worth, what they should ask and what it may sell for.  Then came the husband, he asked what the home would be worth in 2021 if they wait? He did want to hear anything else but a number. My answer of course was it depends. It depends on what the interest rates are. It depends if we stay on track for a strong economy or if the economy slips back depending on which direction politics takes.  He was not having any of it, he wanted my guess. So based on facts of th...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 11
Some times you have to see it to believe it. While looking at a home in a nice family neighborhood, we got to meet the neighbors. Except now we perhaps knew why the seller was selling. After falling in love with the home the buyer was walking around checking out the yard. The neighbors wife and kids were outside and came over to talk. Here comes the neighbors husband. Driving over the curb, over the lawn and eventually in the driveway. What the??? The kids reply was "Daddy has been drinking summer juice again." One buyer looked at the other buyer who looked at me. I am not sure which one beat the other to the car first. "On to the next home." However after seeing the next home, the buyer could not help but think about the other home. Could not stop thinking about how they could help tha...

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