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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 7
Winter has it's grip on NH and most of the nation. But home selling does not stop. I got an interesting call from a Manchester New Hampshire area Home Seller.   She asked me if I was working today? Over night it snowed and wrapped up with some freezing rain. It is Tuesday, of course I am working.   The caller told me they came up from Florida. They need to sell their Luxury home and have one day to do it. They got my attention and soon told me that they called another Big town agency. They said, "it was too cold to list a home today, that they could come the end of the week."   "Too cold", it is actually 31 degrees out, not too bad for February. The roads were plowed and salted, just right to head out. I told her I sure could help her sell her home and could come this morning to help t...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 6
Is now the time to sell your LUXURY home here in NH? The short answer is yes. Not only is it yes, it could be : the best time ever to sell a home". I am seeing a great deal of relocation buyers who actually find NH affordable when looking in the Manchester NH area as well as Southern and Seacoast NH. Including the luxury towns of Bedford, Amherst, Windham, Exeter, Portsmouth, Hampton, Rye, Meredith and all in between. Many coming from MA, CT, NY and CA where prices are much higher. Whether you are looking to Buy or Sell there are many myths when it comes to the process. The luxury market can entail additional steps that many do not think about. Lets take a look at SELLING a luxury a home.  Explore our AreaBefore choosing the home itself is important, you must also consider the community...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 9
We have a wonderful LUXURY market here in NH. One that many relocation buyers find affordable when looking in the Manchester NH area. as well as Southern and Seacoast NH. Including the luxury towns of Bedford, Amherst, Windham, Exeter, Portsmouth, Hampton, Rye, Meredith and all in between.  Whether you are looking to Buy or Sell there are many myths when it comes to the process. The luxury market can entail additional steps that many do not think about. Lets take a look at Buying a luxury a home.  Explore our AreaBefore choosing the home itself is important, you must also consider the community and or location of the house as well. What do you desire in your ideal community or neighborhood. Location? Schools? City, Suburban or rural area? NH is broken into area's such as Southern NH. Th...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 9
You ever wonder why some people act like they do? Let me share an experience, a out fo state buyer was referred to me looking to buy a Manchester NH area home. They are coming to NH on Saturday and narrowed a dozen homes to 3. My first call to an out of town listing agent to see it went like this. Can I see xxx main street at 9am Saturday? The answer was "Why can't the come now?" My answer was, because they are coming in from out of state to buy a home on Saturday.  Then he asks, "if they can make an offer sight unseen?" That also is a no, they will be here tomorrow.  This morning he told me there would be "tons" of showings today and most likely wont be around on Saturday. Just now he called and asked if we were still coming at 9am? That would be a no. .  In summary why would a seller ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 6
I went on a listing appointment where the seller was interviewing 3 agents. A big franchise, A discount agent and a local agent. The home located here in the Manchester NH area was newer and well kept. The seller did not ask a lot of questions. They seemed uncomfortable with the process. So i took the lead and asked them about the home as we walked through. I complemented them on how well kept it was. A couple of days later I see the home in the MLS. They chose the discount agent. As I read through the MLS comments, it said "Pottery Barn home". Now my initial thought was always anyone who used this description was stating it was decorated with Pottery barn furniture which leaves with the seller anyway? Having been in this home, I see no relation to Pottery Barn in this home. Do they thi...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 1
Is now the time to List my Bedford NH home? What is the Real Estate market like? Are prices still going up? WHO is the best Realtor to list with? Will they listen to me? Will they update me? Can I reach them when i need them? Do you have questions? Well, we have some answers. Selling a home can be stress full. Where to start? Where to turn and how can I get the best price in the quickest amount of time? The answer is fairly straight forward. Hire a local full time and full service company to list and sell your home. A search on the Internet can flood you with names. BUT WAIT... Not all agents are created equal. Not all agents are the same. Bigger is not better. Let me introduce you to myself and how we sell homes. My name is Scott Godzyk and I am the Owner/Broker of the Godzyk Real Esta...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 14
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...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 18
You never know where your next client will come from. I had just placed a  Manchester NH area home Under Contract. The Seller met me at our local Dunkin Donuts to sign the contracts on her lunch. Sitting in the warm fall sun talking real estate, a woman sitting across the patio comes over. She said, "I heard you talking Real Estate, do you know a Great Realtor that can help me?" Before I could reply, my client was already introducing me as "the best Realtor in Manchester." She told the lady how I sold her home in one day. She told her when she needs to reach me, that i actually answer my own phone.  The lady burst into tears, we were not sure why. She soon sat at the table across from us facing us and told us how she lost her job. Her husband passed away last year and how she used her s...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 22
You may be asking , "What is a  drive by Listing appointment?" The caller asked me to come by to let them know how much their home was worth and what I could do to help them sell their home. I arrived to a large home with a U shaped driveway. There was two cars in front of me. I pondered what was going on as I wanted to park.   Soon, the home owner walked up to the car. She stayed 6 feet away and all masked up with gloves, I was not sure what to think. Soon she told me she was interviewing 3 agents, but from their cars. She was finishing up with the first two and would come back to talk to me soon. She said while I waited to please look around the home from my car to let her know what her house was worth.   Without seeing the inside of the home, it is really hard to put an exact value ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 14
An interesting thing happened. I met with a home owner looking to sell their luxury home in an upscale town in the suburbs of Manchester NH. The owner said they were meeting with "a bunch" of agents and would then choose one.     I was referred to the seller by one of their good friends. I came in at the end of the interviews. Usually a good spot to be. I got the grand tour of the home. I asked lots of questions and took lots of notes. So many that the seller asked what I was doing. I let her know that I write down features that make the home special. I like to promote what the home has in my marketing. She seemed pleased and baffled at the same time. She made a comment to her husband that no other agent asked this many questions, did they make the right decision? (At this point I was ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 19
 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. Howeve...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 30
The MLS remains a great tool to market our listings. While some use it correctly, many do not. Would you believe some agents actually leave the comment sections blank? How does that help sell a home? What is equally worse, is what you may read in the comments section when searching the MLS.   What is the best way to utilize the comments section? How can the comment section help you sell a home? There seems to be three distinct camps. The first I like to call "just the facts". They place all the data we can already find in the MLS listing. Lets take a look, "10 year old colonial style home. 8 rooms, 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. 0.5 acre lot. 2 car garage. gas heat with central air." Just the facts and nothing descriptive or inviting.   The next camp believes that they should tell a story...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 17
Some times the easiest answers are not so easy when the home seller really does not know something is wrong. Despite a shortage of homes for sale in many markets, there are some homes that are not selling. Often it comes down to their choice of who they listed with.   Some choose a friend or relative. Others choose what they perceive as the biggest agent in the area. Then there are those who spin the Google wheel and choose based on an Internet search.   It is time for some straight talk for those whose homes are not selling and perhaps for those who are thinking of selling. Your choice of agent does matter. Lets look at this seller who called me over the weekend. His home has not sold. He has had few showings and the only two offers were really low. It took me as long as looking at th...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 30
  I was asked a pointed question, if I would assist a buyer in buying a luxury home without them even see it?   They want to buy it by viewing online tours and having me decide what home is best for them.   The buyer was from CT. They have had it with high taxes and restrictions they said. They chose NH for no sales tax, no income tax, more home for their money and the need for a safe spacious area. They chose me from an online search.   Sure, I can assist them finding a home. BUT, should they be deciding on a home without even seeing it? They said they saw the idea on TV. They then said they researched it online. We set up a plan for me to first find them the best selection of homes that suit their wants and needs. They will view all of them online and narrow them down.   The next day ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 6
After interviewing for a Bedford NH Luxury Listing, the seller called and said "he had no need for a Realtor, he sold his own house in less than 48 hours." He boasted about saving a commission, laughed and hung up. With the phone up to my ear, i wondered what had just happened.   I went on with my life listing and selling homes for happy clients when i got another call from this seller. His sale was falling apart and he needed help. He remembered something I said, "that the hardest part of real estate is getting the sale to close after accepting an offer."   "What went wrong?" he asked me. I heard him out despite his hanging up on me just 2 weeks prior. He sold his house "way under" what I told him it was worth because it was suppose to be a quick sale. The buyer had a home inspection ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 16
Yes you read that correct. A home seller wants to list as she needs to sell. But does not want any buyers coming through her house until the virus is over. It would be a pretty big trick, even for me I told her. She said she saw my "virtual tours" and heard from a couple of neighbors that I was the one to list with.   She went on and on for over an hour without me getting to say anything. I understood her fear. I had some thoughts, but she would need to listen to me if we were to get this moving. Her house is only a year old. I know this very desired area well. The value is pretty straight forward. I came up with 3 marketing plans we could use to sell the home. If she wants to list, i can relay the options and list the pros and cons.    The first plan taking into account her request fo...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 20
I bet you thought you were going to see a picture of my new bank owned listing. A dirty shower with paint peeling off the ceiling? Not this time... Maybe tomorrow. For now I have a question on this bathroom. A classic New England feel with a claw foot tub.   It looks amazing, clean, modern with a touch of history. Out of the picture is a stand up glass shower in the corner. The questions of the day is this practical? Does it add value to a home? Does it add desirability to the home?     IN SUMMARY the answer may be, "was it built for the seller to enjoy or was it built to fix and re-sell?" Did it meet the sellers needs? Well no, it actually was remodeled to re-sell. Therefore it may depend on the buyer most likely to buy this home. Most likely it will be a family. So how will it work w...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 16
There are different levels of "things not going right." But first, let me tell you that here in New Hampshire we are experiencing a tremendous amount of relocation buyers. We have some great buying jobs, expanding technology and health care industries. We also have NO income tax and NO sales tax. I recently have worked with two relos from BAE and another from Fidelity.   I am not on "their list", but am on the employees list. I helped one manager, then another manager move to NH as they expand greatly here in my area. Many high skilled workers from across the country are heading to NH. I treated them right. They were happy and refer me to everyone and anyone making the move.   SO what is the issue? Well many relocation buyers are given options of Northern Massachusetts or Southern NH. ...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 2
2019-2020 - What is the market like if I want to Buy or Sell a Condominium at Ridgewood Condominums in BEDFORD NH 03110? If you are looking for a condominium, let me introduce to you Ridgewood Condominums , One of the most requested neighborhoods by Home buyers in BEDFORD NH. 2 and 3 BR Bedroom Townhouse style units, all have basements, some finished. Situated on a very convenient area.  MARKET REPORT Jan. 1, 2019 to Dec. 31, 2019   There are 0  HOMES CURRENTLY LISTED FOR SALE:  There are 3 HOMES UNDER CONTRACT:   There are 10 HOMES SOLD 1/1/19 TO 12/31/19:  The average SALE PRICE is $276,135 The average DAYS ON MARKET is 22  WE NEED MORE CONDOS TO SELL AT RIDGEWOOD Contact SCOTT GODZYK, The Owner/Broker of the Godzyk Real Estate Services.To CONTACT Scott Godzyk please call 603.661.2121...
By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 61
Let me tell you a story about a heated conversation when a "National" reporter here to cover the New Hampshire primary was asking questions of fellow patrons at one of my favorite lunch spots. They were looking for an angle and a story. I was there to meet a buyer on their lunch break who wanted to make an offer on a house we saw the day before. As I read the contract to my buyer pointing the places to initial here, initial there and sign over here. The reporter was staring our way. The reporter came over asking pointed questions trying to beat up on the economy. As i gave the death stare, my buyer spoke up letting the national reporter know how strong the housing market is here in NH. Which was why they were moving here. The reporter made some excuse about they were told what to ask......

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