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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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    • Cheery Daff
    • By Cheery Daff 9th Jul 17, 7:58 AM
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    Fingers crossed for you dancing star!

    We've got decisions to make. Our offer is from someone in the same position as we were last weekend - found dream house, theirs ready to go but not on market yet... they want us to take our off (and as I say have offered a hefty chunk over asking price if we will).

    So, do we:

    (1) reject and keep it on the market (it's been on less than 3 days). One 2nd viewing already booked, 3 other viewings scheduled this week and at least 5 others agent is arranging a time for so seems very likely we'll get another offer, and possibly go to best and final bids.

    (2) accept but put our own conditions on that they must have a PROCEEDABLE buyer themselves within say 3 weeks. They live in similar area to us so are probably likely to be able to do that -as we just did (although we'rebin better school catchment which is why they want to move). They've booked appointment for our estate agent to value theirs on Monday and said they'll get it on the market as soon as they hear from us.

    We offered on our new house before we were on the market - vendors 'accepted' but refused to take theirs off before we'd accepted offer on ours. Contacted vendor's estate agent yesterday to ask if they'd take it off if we accepted this, despite incomplete chain (they're still looking for somewhere themselves anyway). No reply from them, and agent is doing another viewing there this morning (the only one since our offer last week).

    Trying to decide what I'd do if I hadn't met everyone yesterday

    My agent not open til tomorrow anyway and who knows, they may have had several more offers by email over the weekend

    I'm aware this is a nice "problem" to have!
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    • sheff6107
    • By sheff6107 9th Jul 17, 8:54 AM
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    Reject it.

    As far as I'm concerned a non-proceedable offer is the equivalent of me walking into a Ferrari dealership and trying to reserve one. You shouldn't even be viewing houses until you have an offer and you're a couple of weeks into the process in my book.
    • Mickygg
    • By Mickygg 9th Jul 17, 9:14 AM
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    Cheery daft I would too reject it. What if it takes them months to find their property?
    I only ever accept offers from proceedable people and will never change that stance.
    • Pumpkim
    • By Pumpkim 9th Jul 17, 12:17 PM
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    I would reject it too Cheery. You can't proceed on your dream home until they find a buyer, you could end up losing it. Sounds like with all the interest you'll have a buyer good to go within the week. There doesn't seem to be any reason to wait for them, you're not actually getting 8.5% above if they can't buy it.
    This is from someone in your position, who did wait and lost their dream home, only difference being we didn't have nearly as much interest as you!
    • Pumpkim
    • By Pumpkim 9th Jul 17, 12:21 PM
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    Oh and just to add, the original buyer still haven't sold their home 2 months later despite them "living in a very desirable area that will sell in no time". Lesson Learned the hard way!
    • Cheery Daff
    • By Cheery Daff 9th Jul 17, 1:57 PM
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    Thanks all. Got a bit giddy yesterday with all the excitement and they were very nice

    But I think you're right. Our vendors wouldnt wait for us to sell and we just pulled our fingers out and got on with it so hopefully they'll do the same.

    Spoke to vendors agents today - they've had a THIRD viewing from a cash buyer today but vendors are going on holiday tomorrow for a week so hopefully thatll give other people a chance to view/offer on ours...
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    • dancing_star
    • By dancing_star 9th Jul 17, 2:46 PM
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    Fingers crossed for you Daff!

    Well, I have sale agreed for what I paid for my flat. I'd have liked a bit more, but I'm relieved. Was getting stressed waiting, and at least this way it's off my mind.

    Cheers!!
    • Cheery Daff
    • By Cheery Daff 9th Jul 17, 3:37 PM
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    Excellent news dancing star, well done you!
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    • Cheery Daff
    • By Cheery Daff 11th Jul 17, 11:16 AM
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    Well we've rejected the ludicrous offer, and now have an offer from a first time buyer who's met us half way between his original offer and the ludicrous one

    Tempting to snatch his hand off right now, but weve decided to leave it on the market for a full week, and let the four viewers booked in for tomorrow have a chance to view.

    Estate agent is going to ring them all, tell them.about existing offer, and check their status - if they're not immediately procedable or able to offer more than existing offer, then he'll cancel the viewing. Couple of other viewing requests came in last night so he'll say the same to them.

    We've committed to making a final decision on Thursday afternoon, when we'll have been on for a full week.

    Absolutely NO intention of entertaining a higher offer once we've accepted this one, so we just want to make sure we give it enough of a chance so we're not kicking ourselves for waiting.

    No other offers on the house we want to buy (and vendors are now on holiday) so fingers crossed...
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    • happytails
    • By happytails 12th Jul 17, 7:31 PM
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    Thats great cheerydaff! Sadly we dont have the same amount of viewers here - where are you based?
    We are North West England, we've had 7 viewings in 5 months

    Its been a week since new estate agents and new pics. We had 1 viewer today, 2 blokes, they came in, spent 2 mins looking around, went outside, I heard one of them mutter it was too small and then they said thanks and left. We have a family of 5 and a large dog in this house (3 bed semi) so not sure what was small particularly. More peeved i spent a really sunny afternoon cleaning.

    Considering reducing house again, Im now at the point where i just need to sell. Its on for £114.950 and thinking of taking it down to £108,000 (we can afford to sell it at £105k or more) hoping it will produce a buyer as i'm seriously fed up.

    Sarah
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    • happytails
    • By happytails 13th Jul 17, 4:13 PM
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    Thats great cheerydaff! Sadly we dont have the same amount of viewers here - where are you based?
    We are North West England, we've had 7 viewings in 5 months

    Its been a week since new estate agents and new pics. We had 1 viewer today, 2 blokes, they came in, spent 2 mins looking around, went outside, I heard one of them mutter it was too small and then they said thanks and left. We have a family of 5 and a large dog in this house (3 bed semi) so not sure what was small particularly. More peeved i spent a really sunny afternoon cleaning.

    Considering reducing house again, Im now at the point where i just need to sell. Its on for £114.950 and thinking of taking it down to £108,000 (we can afford to sell it at £105k or more) hoping it will produce a buyer as i'm seriously fed up.

    Sarah
    Originally posted by happytails
    After much discussion we decided to go with offers over £107,000 this morning. (Reduced from starting price of £125,000 which was too high to start with IMO)
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    • Cheery Daff
    • By Cheery Daff 13th Jul 17, 4:44 PM
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    Fingers crossed for you Happytails...

    We're in south Yorkshire, partner bought this place nearly 30 years ago and it's a lovely area to live in, and we're near outstanding schools and thigs sell pretty quickly round here.

    We were planning a final decision today but we've another four viewings today/tomorrow so we've decided to let them go ahead, then that's the end of it so we'll get something accepted over the weekend. Cash buyer viewing tonight - fingers crossed...
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    • kazd
    • By kazd 13th Jul 17, 11:05 PM
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    Why do we always attempt to sell in a flat market..........
    Our house has been on the market nearly two weeks now, we live in an area that two months ago was touted in the news as having the fast selling property in the country. We are in a race to sell as buying a new build that someone (albeit only one) else is interested in, they haven't viewed yet but are in a position to proceed.

    I am on absolute tenterhooks, have reduced the price but can't really afford to accept much less than our reduced price now. Only two other houses for sale in our area in the same price brackets both a fair bit more but nothing is moving.

    Had 4 viewings in the first week but nothing since and those viewing s were people who were on the EA's books. No interest coming in from RM.

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    • happytails
    • By happytails 14th Jul 17, 8:49 PM
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    Its hard isnt it Kazd.

    Well our house was reduced at 11am yesterday and already have 2 viewings booked already - one for sunday, her house sale is due to be completed end of July according to EA. Second on Monday, she isnt from this area so is travelling about 40 mins, she doesnt have anything to sell so unsure if she is a FTB or buying a property to let perhaps?

    I touched up some paintwork today and tomorrow will be a tidy up and a tip run Really hope one of these viewings goes well enough for a good offer x
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    • scottishgirl87
    • By scottishgirl87 14th Jul 17, 9:37 PM
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    Well we have accepted an offer after 2 weeks on the market! Eek! Looks like I need to move onto the thread for people looking for a house to buy...
    • Cheery Daff
    • By Cheery Daff 14th Jul 17, 9:48 PM
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    Eek, congratulations Scottishgirl!

    Fingers crossed for you HappyTails xx

    Good luck kazd, so difficult knowing what to do and trying to second guess everyone

    Were in a fortunate position - two offers currently on the table (one non-disclosable so that other doesn't know how much it is). Going to hopefully agree tomorrow.

    However we are having slight doubts about the place we've put an offer in on going to drive over tonight to check pub noise etc - if we can hear music from the pub itight be a deal breaker for us hate messing people round, but fortunately while thy acvepted our offer, they havent actually taken theirs off the market. I feel awful if we had to say no but at least nobody's committed to anything yet and it's best to pull out now but hopefully we won't need to...
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    • kazd
    • By kazd 14th Jul 17, 11:02 PM
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    Well best of luck with your sales. Can I ask how much you reduced yours by. We reduced ours by£10k which is not massive but we still expect someone to offer less. Tbh we need every penny we can get as we are going from being more or less mortgage free to a mortgage until we retire.

    This will be our third Saturday on sale but the second without any viewings booked in. I hate this it is so emotional.
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    • Cheery Daff
    • By Cheery Daff 15th Jul 17, 12:36 AM
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    Oh that is depressing kazd so sorry I hope the perfect buyer comes along soon x

    Well we've driven out to our new place, surprised how quiet it was actualy so we may be fine to go ahead after all Will go and spend a few hours hanging around tomorrow too (in the local area, not just round the outside of the house )

    Quite bored of keeping everything clean and tidy now house doesn't feel like ours any more
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    • happytails
    • By happytails 15th Jul 17, 7:56 PM
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    Kazd ours was marketed at £125,000 then reduced to £120k, then £114k then now offers over £107k - Its so disheartening really!

    We have another viewer tomorrow - so 3 in 2 days!

    My friend messaged me today, it turns out her sister is wanting to view and is the one booked in on Monday. She asked if we were in a position to move quickly and if we had found somewhere (we have) as her sisters kids start at the local school in September! Lets hope she likes it!

    Sarah x
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    • Pumpkim
    • By Pumpkim 15th Jul 17, 9:12 PM
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    Kazd ours was marketed at £125,000 then reduced to £120k, then £114k then now offers over £107k - Its so disheartening really!

    We have another viewer tomorrow - so 3 in 2 days!

    My friend messaged me today, it turns out her sister is wanting to view and is the one booked in on Monday. She asked if we were in a position to move quickly and if we had found somewhere (we have) as her sisters kids start at the local school in September! Lets hope she likes it!

    Sarah x
    Originally posted by happytails
    Good luck! The way I see it, she really likes it on paper otherwise she wouldn't have bothered getting her sister to message you. That's someone who is already thinking about moving in
    Fingers are crossed for you.
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