Manchester, NH Real Estate News

By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Wishing you all a very special MERRY CHRISTMAS from all of us to all of you. I am hoping all of your wishes and dreams come true. I thank you all for the support and inspiration in 2020 and look forward to a happy and healthy 2021.     I want to share with you my favorite ornaments on my Christmas tree this year.       Above is an ornament my daughter made for me when she was only 2 years old. (that was 18 years ago).        Many agents ask why all my blogs have a common theme. I think it is important to share the Real Estate stories whether good or bad so future Buyers and Sellers can learn and have a GREAT Home buying or Selling Experience.   The common lesson is that as a Buyer OR Seller in this market you need every advantage you can to get your home sold. It starts with choosing t...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
It is that time of year again and although this year our Christmas spirit may have been tried,  I am bringing back a favorite to share with you all.   It was the Night before Christmas and all I could see, is a Manchester NH Home Seller kneeling by his tree.   The Seller looked up, at the stars so bright, they wished for Santa to bring them a Listing agent, that would try... with all their might.    They had it for sale before, without even a bite. No one came and and no one could see, this beautiful house with this magnificent tree.   Stockings were hung on the fireplace so nice, a completely redone inside and all, at such a good price.     A new kitchen, a new roof, but did it matter? Would they ever hear the clatter... of buyers walking through their home? I think not as they sit he...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
When you are out an about, do watch and listen what is going on around you? Let me share a story from when I was sitting at Lunch in the Manchester NH area. There was 2 women having a loud conversation as one of them discussed that another home on her street that just came on the market already went agreement. Hew voice got heated when she spoke about the lack of service she is receiving from her Real Estate 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 ...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
We made it to  Christmas week. The Manchester NH area looks like a winter wonderland with fresh new snow. My favorite type of call came in yesterday. The caller asked if I could help them get a new home for Christmas. They need to sell their home and want to purchase a new one. I sure can and I did. Their home will be coming on the market and we went out looking for their dream home. No matter where I go peope are asking how pandemic is affecting the real estate market? With interest rates actually down again, we have had many new buyers inquire about buying a home this year. YES we are open and YES we can help. The Manchester NH area Real Estate Market saw a busy week last week. Many of the calls were from Home Owners looking for answers when is the best time to list their homes for a ...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
What is Santa bringing you for Christmas? Many Home Sellers are asking Santa for "A BUYER'. Here in the Manchester NH area though, some Home Sellers might be getting coal. "What can I do to avoid getting coal for Christmas?" many Home Sellers are asking. The recipe for success is simple. 1. Do NOT over price your home? Many home sellers believe they can ask any price for their home and someone will pay it. That is not true. The amount of buyers has declined greatly. There are buyers out there, and they are not over paying for homes.  2. Learn "You get what you pay for". Many sellers think homes are selling themselves, so why pay a listing agent. They are soon finding out that discount brokers can mean discount services. A great listing aims to get more for your home that more than cover...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Does anyone want a new home for Christmas? With interest rates actually down again, we have had many new buyers inquire about buying a home this year. YES we are open and YES we can help. The Manchester NH area Real Estate Market saw a busy week last week. Many of the calls were from Home Owners looking for answers when is the best time to list their homes for a January sale. Please support Locally Owned and operated businesses. ARE YOU AFFECTED BY COVID LAYOFFS OR SLOW DOWNS? We may be able to help.The protections for people who are behind will becoming to an end. You have options, but the time to wait to hear them is running out. We can help... There is options to save your home. There are options to being you current again. For those with no ability to begin making monthly payment ag...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
There is change in the air. Many are asking "What is going on with the Real Estate Market?" As the sun rises over NH, I am already hard at work getting my new Manchester NH area home listing under contract.  First, lets talk about the Real Estate Market. It is slowing, but before you panic, lets look deeper. Typically the average market slows from Thanksgiving to New Years. This year add in a resurgence of the pandemic to drive people back inside. Just because it is slowing, does not mean homes are not selling. It means many sellers are choosing to wait to sell. Less homes on the market means less sales. There is a "however" though, as many have noticed many new listings are staying on the market longer. WHY? many of you may be asking. The main reason is they are over priced. The days o...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
We are proud to announce this 2 Family home has SOLD and is now CLOSED.  We put in under contract in mere days. Built in 1870 this large home featured 2466 SF. Located on  0.42 acre lot. With multiple bids, there are buyers who still may be looking to buy. Are you ready to sell? Scott Godzyk of the Godzyk Real Estate Services is 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 HOUSE TOO!!!  CALL TODAY FOR A FREE MARKET ANALYSISTO SEE WHAT YOUR HOME IS WORTH Search the MLS Multiple Listing Service by Clicking Here   Price: $ SOLD 8 Rooms, 4 BR and 2 baths Built in 1870 Size 2466 SF LOT SIZE: 0.42 acres  Subject to error, ommsion or prior sale. Subject to change without no...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Did the first big snow storm of the year affect the Manchester NH area Real Estate Market? Falling on a weekend where many look at homes, it sure slowed down weekend sales. Even in a blizzard though, homes were listed and homes were sold. The market remains active with sellers wanting to meet to put a plan together to get their home listed both now and after the Holidays.  ARE YOU BEHIND IN YOUR MORTGAGE? The protections for people who are behind will becoming to an end. You have options, but the time to wait to hear them is running out. We can help... There is options to save your home. There are options to being you current again. For those with no ability to begin making monthly payment again, you have your equity. Do not let the bank take it. You can sell now at full price and cash ...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
As the sun rises over NH, I get a phone from a caller asking me if they can "fire" their listing agent? It is not a Manchester NH area home I have listed. So, I need some more information. Where is your home and why do you want to fire your agent?  The caller tells me their address as I get busy looking it up on MLS. They then proceed to tell me they have "many reasons" such as they can not reach their agent. That their agent does not return calls or emails promptly and that "their home has not sold. What more reason did i need?" They listed early in the fall. With my listings going under contract in mere days, how can a home not sell in this market many would ask?  Before I could ask why they were calling me, they said they noticed how fast my new listings sell. They also said when the...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
How will the Holiday season affect the Manchester NH area Real Estate Market? That is a question consumers in our are want to know. We typically see a slow down in new listings during the Holidays, however that actually makes now, a great time to sell your home. We actually saw an increase in multy family listings as investors do not take a Holiday. This is no average year, where buyers are eager to purchase now with the ultra low interest rates that will start to rise in 2021.  ARE YOU BEHIND IN YOUR MORTGAGE? The protections for people who are behind will becoming to an end. You have options, but the time to wait to hear them is running out. We can help... There is options to save your home. There are options to being you current again. For those with no ability to begin making monthl...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
I got a call from a couple getting a divorce. They were given my name as a Realtor who handles divorce sales very well here in the Manchester NH area. They need to list now, but should they? Mr. Seller had a greater concern that their young children's Christmas go on with out any interuption. I stopped by the home to go through out. I sat down with both sellers to go over how this would work.  First, listing between Thanksgiving and Christmas is a great time to sell. There are even less homes on the market during this time while the amount of buyers is still strong and steady. This means less competition. Second, YES, decorate for Christmas. Put up the lights and the tree. Hang the stockings by the fireplace. Make sure though, that each room is accessible. But, keep the presents out of ...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Godzyk Real Estate Services to all of you. I am very pleased to have the opportunity to work in a field which I love. It is because of the support of all of you, that I can live my dream every day of helping others through the Listing and Sale of Real Estate.   I am thank full for my clients, present and past as well as my family, friends and Active Rain family. I am most thank full for my daughter who I work so hard for. She is in college and making my proud every day. She gets high honors and plays 2 sports.   My business thrives on referrals and I thank each and every one of you who puts your faith in me to take care of those you refer to me. There is nothing better than making the dream come true of that new home or sale of your existing one...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
As we approach Thanksgiving, it is typical for the Manchester NH area Real Estate Market to slow. However this is no typical year as you know. We have seen a steady amount inquiries from those looking to buy while the interest rates are still ultra low.  If you want to guarantee you will be in your new home by Christmas, this is the week to buy. Please reach out today and we can get you started. We assist with FREE Mortgage Pre Qualification with our favorite local lenders.  ARE YOU BEHIND IN YOUR MORTGAGE? The protections for people who are behind will becoming to an end. You have options, but the time to wait to hear them is running out. We can help... There is options to save your home. There are options to being you current again. For those with no ability to begin making monthly pa...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Does anyone buy a home between Thanksgiving and Christmas? I am getting several inquiries asking if they should sell now or wait until after New Years here in the Manchester NH area. Many are surprised to hear that NOW is a great time to sell. These are not normal or even average times. We have a great deal of buyers looking to buy now to take advantage of the ultra low interest rates. We also have a great deal of relocation buyers coming to me to buy home sin NH.  The best answer I can then give a seller is the the BEST time to sell is when they are ready. Whether you need to sell, must sell, ready to get a bigger home or even down size to a smaller home, now is the time. Buyers looking to buy take less time to decide.  Some sellers do not want to put up or take down Christmas decorati...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Like a boomerang, they are back. Bank Owned homes. Check out this wonderful home I listed yesterday in the Manchester NH area. Now you may think this is the end of the story. List a hoarder home, clean it, sell it quickly, the investor cleans and fixes and re-lists with me to sell when done. That is the normal recipe for these homes, the however is how we got here. The home is reported vacant. The front door over grown with no access. Two junk cars sitting in the yard. I walk up to the side door and notice it is ajar. The door lock broken off. I can smell it already.... I push the door open as yes, I have to go inside. My camera in one hand and my "spider stick" in the other hand. Everything covered in webs and dust except a new case of Gatorade sitting by the door. I stand on that to k...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Yesterday I wrote about a young couple looking to sell their Manchester NH area home. They were fixated on "how much they could save" when listing the home. The only thing that mattered was how low of a commission they would pay. In their haste they listed with an out of area discount broker. They spent zero time thinking of service, guidance and what happens next. They were left to fend for themselves.  The question was asked "what should a home seller be focused on then?" There are 2 parts to the answer. First off would be how much money they end with at closing. Take the sales price and deduct Realtor fees.  Lets break it down in writing so you can see. I would list it at $399,900 and get that or more easily for the home. They listed it at $360,000.  They had 1 offer of $350,000. If ...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
We have reached the half way mark into November. Here in the Manchester NH area there is a hard truth i must share, DO YOU WANT TO BUY A HOME AND BE IN BEFORE CHRISTMAS? We are reaching that time of year when you have 1-2 weeks left to purchase a home if you want to guarantee you will be in your new home by Christmas. Please reach out today and we can get you started. We assist with FREE Mortgage Pre Qualification with our favorite local lenders.  DO YOU WANT TO AVOID THE THREATENED INCREASE IN CAPITAL GAINS TAX? The investment market along with multi families has seen an increased amount of properties being listed. Many investors are selling to avoid a threatened sharp increase in capital gains tax that comes with a Biden presidency. It is not too late to get your multi or investment p...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
There are certain phrases or words that may make you want to run when you see them in a MLS Listings comments. When reviewing homes that have not sold, many home Sellers here in the Manchester NH area often ask why their home did not sell. Some times the answer as easy as looking up their listing in the MLS.  You may wonder if they really thought about what they were writing or did they think too much?  Please check them out and leave a comment what your vote is. THE TOP COMMENTS IN A MLS LISTING YOU NEVER WANT TO SEE 1. WILL NOT LAST, but has been on the market for 6 months. 2. SELLER SAYS SELL, but home is still on the market at it's original price 6 months later. 3. PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP, but the pictures in MLS show a messy room in the photos. 4. NEEDS TLC. Usually means run, it needs ...
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By Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Under contract in only 1 hour, We are proud to announce this NORTHEND ESTATES CONDOMINIUM located at 31 Andrew Street in Manchester NH Has SOLD and is CLOSED. This desired condo has 924 SF of living space. Sliders to a nice deck.  Scott Godzyk of the Godzyk Real Estate Services is the Exclusive 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 HOUSE TOO!!!  CALL TODAY FOR A FREE MARKET ANALYSISTO SEE WHAT YOUR HOME IS WORTH Search the MLS Multiple Listing Service by Clicking Here   Price: $142,000 4 Rooms, 2 BR and 1 bath Built in 1974  Size 924 SF LOT SIZE: condo Subject to error, ommsion or prior sale. Subject to change without notice.   If you are thinking of buying a Home please contact us...
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