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    • fudge7000
    • By fudge7000 1st May 16, 7:23 PM
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    Waiting for a buyer... Anyone want to join me?
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    • 1st May 16, 7:23 PM
    Waiting for a buyer... Anyone want to join me? 1st May 16 at 7:23 PM
    Anyone else out there selling and going through trying to keep the house tidy 24/7 so it doesn't take hours to sort out when there's a viewing?!
    Along with trying to second guess what the people viewing will do/offer/not offer...?

    Only been for sale a week, I assume it just gets worse from here on in?

    Not really done this before so thought I'd see if anyone else is in the same boat!
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    • GaggingOrder
    • By GaggingOrder 4th May 16, 7:55 AM
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    Smallholdingsister, if you're reliant on incomers you will probably be affected by any slowdowns where they're coming from. Lots of evidence that things have slowed down in London especially.
    • fudge7000
    • By fudge7000 4th May 16, 8:46 AM
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    We're in the suburbs currently, but house is at top of the market for the area, so we're in a similar boat really, going for people moving out of Nottingham wanting more space. Am sure there'll be someone out there for all of us hopefully!
    First win (October) - Apple Ipod off a radio competition
    November - new nokia mobile phone, £250 electrical voucher (both radio comptitions)
    March - 2 cinema tickets to see 27 dresses (radio again!)

    • GaggingOrder
    • By GaggingOrder 4th May 16, 8:52 AM
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    I hope so. We have had a couple of offers since lowering the price to reflect the changing market. Unfortunately in both cases the offers were the bad combination of too low and not immediately proceedable. Just need someone to come along who both wants it and is in a position to buy it!
    • CraftySaver2689
    • By CraftySaver2689 4th May 16, 9:17 AM
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    My house is now on the market, exciting times
    the house is in a popular area with not alot coming onto the market so hopefully it sells quickly - we are chain free as we previously rented this house out after moving in with my soon to be husband.

    Renting out didnt work for it - so time to sell
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 4th May 16, 6:08 PM
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    Fingers crossed Crafty Saver.

    Why do people offer when they are not in a position to proceed?
    • Thatsthespirit
    • By Thatsthespirit 4th May 16, 6:24 PM
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    Over 2 months here and ever so slowly reducing the price I haven't had a single viewing.
    • GaggingOrder
    • By GaggingOrder 4th May 16, 7:02 PM
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    Over 2 months here and ever so slowly reducing the price I haven't had a single viewing.
    Originally posted by Thatsthespirit
    That's a bit rough, especially not to get any initially. What sort of property, and where, if you don't mind me asking?
    Last edited by GaggingOrder; 04-05-2016 at 7:03 PM. Reason: Removal of accidental multi quote
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 4th May 16, 7:57 PM
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    Oh Spirit. B u m m e r.
    • fudge7000
    • By fudge7000 4th May 16, 8:04 PM
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    Thatsthespirit - that's really unfortunate, any idea why?
    First win (October) - Apple Ipod off a radio competition
    November - new nokia mobile phone, £250 electrical voucher (both radio comptitions)
    March - 2 cinema tickets to see 27 dresses (radio again!)

    • Thatsthespirit
    • By Thatsthespirit 4th May 16, 8:17 PM
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    That's a bit rough, especially not to get any initially. What sort of property, and where, if you don't mind me asking?
    Originally posted by GaggingOrder
    Thatsthespirit - that's really unfortunate, any idea why?
    Originally posted by fudge7000
    It's on too high basically, where there are near enough identical flats to mine on the market for £5k cheaper! My EA is trying to convince me that because mine is ground floor we should stick it out and wait for the interest. I can't believe we started at £115k!
    • Dan-Dan
    • By Dan-Dan 4th May 16, 8:36 PM
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    I thought ground floor was less desirable in a block of flats?
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    • GaggingOrder
    • By GaggingOrder 4th May 16, 9:08 PM
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    It's on too high basically, where there are near enough identical flats to mine on the market for £5k cheaper! My EA is trying to convince me that because mine is ground floor we should stick it out and wait for the interest. I can't believe we started at £115k!
    Originally posted by Thatsthespirit
    It is difficult to know how to price it, even if you do your research and know what's reasonable. We priced ours under some more or less identical properties thinking it would bring people in. We actually went with the lowest of the four valuations we had done. It worked initially but unfortunately didn't bring any offers. Then the market dropped and it made us look overpriced as lots of other properties started discounting. I would say, if you're going to drop the price, do it once rather than in increments.
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 5th May 16, 6:45 PM
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    Maybe go for a re launch with another agent?
    • fudge7000
    • By fudge7000 6th May 16, 2:42 PM
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    Waiting for today's viewer and just had a call that there's another one on Monday... Hope everyone else is having some luck as well?
    First win (October) - Apple Ipod off a radio competition
    November - new nokia mobile phone, £250 electrical voucher (both radio comptitions)
    March - 2 cinema tickets to see 27 dresses (radio again!)

    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 6th May 16, 5:32 PM
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    Oh fudge! Fingers crossed.
    • GaggingOrder
    • By GaggingOrder 6th May 16, 6:30 PM
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    Just tumbleweed here!
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 7th May 16, 6:27 AM
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    Also here.
    • Clutterfree
    • By Clutterfree 7th May 16, 1:39 PM
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    Well I am happy to say we accepted an offer on our house this morning and have had our offer accepted on the house we want this afternoon!

    Now comes the stress of the chain...
    Ageing is a privilege not everyone gets
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 7th May 16, 3:02 PM
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    Congratulations! Fingers crossed for a smooth and sweatless process.
    • anotheruser
    • By anotheruser 7th May 16, 3:32 PM
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    I didn't resurrect the thread that's over a year old, thought it was better to just start a new one...
    Originally posted by fudge7000
    Oh the problems of today's people.
    Why continue using something that is perfectly fine when starting a new one is a "better" idea. Not getting at you OP but it's okay to carry on threads.

    If nobody replies to this thread within a month, someone else might just make a new one, then everyone will miss stuff from this thread that may be useful, albeit (in the case of the year old thread) a little outdated.
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