Do you like getting favors in Real Estate?


Well actually I'm not wild about getting 'this' type favor!  And here's why.  I am hired by clients to sell a home or to help them buy a home. These folks are serious clients because they hired me.  I am going to spend all of my time, energy and money working for them. Why on earth would I take my eye off my clients wants and needs to try and find a buyer for another home owners home of which he or she has no intention of hiring me?  That has never made any sense to me - ever.  The odds of me having a buyer for a specific neighborhood or type of home is low, very low - especially in a huge city and market like the metro Phoenix area.


Just keeping it real here folks. And as always I'm a straight shooter and will let you know where I stand. My clients know that about me and this is why they hire me, for my experience, knowledge and I will be honest and upfront with them - always.

A home seller came by to "do me a favor". They said I could "feel free to bring one of my buyers to his house," You see his wife wanted to list it with one of her friends, who is a brand new part time real estate agent. You should have seen the look on his face when I told him that is not how things work.


He looked at me and asked "Don't you sell a lot of home sin my area?" YES, I said.


"Don't you have lots of buyers?" he asked. YES, I said.


"Then just bring one of them by my house" was his reply.....



You see, when I list a home. I put together a marketing plan for that home. It includes pricing it right, tips in getting the house ready to sell and of course, marketing to attract the most potential buyers for that listing.


"So you will not bring me a buyer?" he asked. Again I said chances are, no. He has a unique home, larger than average, rural and by all means attractive. But not a home every buyer will want. I told him "You have to attract the most potential buyers to your home."


He sighed and with head in his hands, he knew he may have made a mistake in listing his home how he did. He said "new agent - not the best choice then maybe part time was not the best way to go either." He really thought i would rescue him. I sure would have been more able to with a sale at the best obtainable price had he just listed with me in the first place. Selling home is my full time jb which I have proudly done for 31 years. 



The lesson is that this is why a Buyer or Seller should not choose just any agent, choose the BEST agent for the job. 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.





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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 30 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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Nice reblog of one of my favorite east coast agents Scott Godzyk. Thank you Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Professionals.) 12 months ago

Good reblog, Anna. And yes, why in the world would any agent do that. Loved Scott Godzyk post. h 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 12 months ago

I'm with you on this, Anna. I operate the same way. Off to read Scott's post which looks like a good one.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) 12 months ago

OH MY GOSH, Anna!  This reminds me of a call I got at 9PM from one of my sellers about this very thing!  Their neighbor said that they needed to contact their relative agent to bring them a buyer - 'She specializes in abc (buyers) in _____ (style of homes) in _____ (neighborhood). AND, she's sold a ton in our neighborhood lately!'  

Well, I have a broker program that shows exactly what every agent in our MLS has sold - she hasn't sold JACK in the community and sold 8 houses (TOTAL) last year! It drives me NUTS when people do this - I don't know if it's the agents feeding them the line or the homeowners!

As though they don't have MLS access... It's amazing how little John Q really knows about our business, isn't it?! They still want me to contact her tomorrow! Go figure! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 12 months ago


To use your words customer want  stories or excuses  . . . . They want a straight shooter to get the job done.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) 12 months ago

Great re-blog and I'm with you Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS . Why would you? Why would anyone? And kind of on that note, I never really understood the benefit of having or going to a brokers open. I've never brought a buyer to a home because I saw it at a brokers open. And the only Realtors I want to see in my listings are ones that have a buyer with them. I don't go to them and haven't done one in years. 

Posted by Stavrula "Sam" Crafa, RNC,GRI, CDPE, PSA, Providing the integrity and service you deserve. (Future Home Realty) 12 months ago

These are the bottom feeder clients, sorry, I do not do favors like that... either you list with me or if things do not work our feel free co reach out to me after it... do not feel embarrassed I will not throw it in your face that you could have save 90 days in this market....Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 12 months ago

Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS I had already read and commented on Scott Godzyk 's post. This one brought back many not-so-fond memories.

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (Realty National) 12 months ago

Great choice for a re-blog.  Scott Godzyk always comes across the strangest scenarios when he is out being Super Realtor!

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) 12 months ago

Good afternoon Anna. Like you and Scott this is not the type of favor I would ever do either.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 12 months ago

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