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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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    • Elfbert
    • By Elfbert 12th Oct 16, 8:56 PM
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    Well, after about a week on the market we have 11 viewers waiting to see the place, so I guess we'll be having an open day! I just hope someone out of those 11 likes it enough to buy it. Got everything crossed. Eeeep!
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    • GBR78
    • By GBR78 12th Oct 16, 10:26 PM
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    GBR78 that seems like a long time to get everything sorted - I would be getting fed up at that timescale! We had the EA visit and take photos etc, we were live on Rightmove the next morning! What do the other houses on RM look like under the same agent - are the listings any good?
    Originally posted by chickenmama
    We finally went live this afternoon! It was starting to drag a little, that's for sure, but the listing on RM doesn't look too bad. Their other listings look good so I'm hoping a quick photo refresh by the boss will bring ours to the same level. Just need to see if we can get some viewings now!
    • chickenmama
    • By chickenmama 13th Oct 16, 8:27 AM
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    Fingers crossed for your viewings Elfbert thats amazing! Hope you get some now your advert is live GBR - you've got a few days now to get some booked in for the weekend.

    In a weird turn of events I got a call from EA last night (which I missed) and then an email with the title 'An offer on your property!' - weird I thought as we've had no new viewings yet... I opened it and it was the original 'pulled out after two weeks of messing around' buyer making the same offer as before whats all that about then?? Do they really expect us to take them seriously now?
    • Elfbert
    • By Elfbert 13th Oct 16, 8:09 PM
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    In a weird turn of events I got a call from EA last night (which I missed) and then an email with the title 'An offer on your property!' - weird I thought as we've had no new viewings yet... I opened it and it was the original 'pulled out after two weeks of messing around' buyer making the same offer as before whats all that about then?? Do they really expect us to take them seriously now?
    Originally posted by chickenmama
    Thanks Chickenmama!

    I suppose you could tell the EA that you these messing-around buyers can start buying your place but you won't stop marketing it until there's some concrete evidence of movement on their part...like exchange Good luck, anyway!
    Mortgage - £68,000 may 2014 45,680.
    • 3 kids 2 jobs 1 dog
    • By 3 kids 2 jobs 1 dog 14th Oct 16, 1:27 PM
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    Oh Chickenmama, how do people have the nerve?? Our original buyer is still avoiding phone calls, so glad we didn't accept her revised offer.

    Got our MoS today and we are officially SSTC on RM so all heading the right way, lots of hurdles to get over yet though! Fingers crossed.

    Good luck to everyone who has viewings this weekend, hope they all go well.

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    • hmd1987
    • By hmd1987 14th Oct 16, 6:37 PM
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    finally had a viewing tonight, a week after price drop and new pics. young couple, ftb and cash. spent no longer than 10mins and didn't have any questions - reckon it will be a no go

    got someone else coming to view tomorrow. got AIP for mortgage and nothing to sell. Really hoping for some good luck but reckon we won't get any offers
    • GBR78
    • By GBR78 16th Oct 16, 10:34 PM
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    Had our first viewing yesterday. Left it to the EA to show around as it's not something we enjoy. Apparently a couple looking to relocate to the area. Feedback due tomorrow so we will see, but I'm realistic enough not to hold out too much hope in the first week.
    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 16th Oct 16, 11:14 PM
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    We had a viewing on Friday from a FTB who then came back that evening for a second viewing. Hoping she liked it and we get a call tomorrow
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    • GBR78
    • By GBR78 17th Oct 16, 4:23 PM
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    Saturday's viewing confirmed as a 'no' Liked the house, the benefits of the parking situation and garage, but couldn't see past the main road it's situated on. Apparently they are currently in a similar position and would prefer to be located on a quieter street.

    A shame, but we knew the road would be a barrier for some, so onwards to the next......
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 17th Oct 16, 6:46 PM
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    Fingers crossed Kirstypoos.
    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 17th Oct 16, 7:09 PM
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    So we got an offer!! £7k under asking, which doesn't sound too bad but the house is only on for a lowish amount, so we've asked if the buyer could offer another 1.5k so they would be getting a deal, and we would be happy to proceed on the next property. Fingers crossed!!
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    • Elfbert
    • By Elfbert 17th Oct 16, 8:15 PM
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    Good luck, Kirstypoos!

    Onwards and upwards, GBR78

    Doing some last tidying and polishing before our viewers come around on Weds...and waiting for the estate agent to tell me which of them is coming around to conduct the viewings! I don't know what to do, either...we can go and sit in our local coffee shop for a bit, but it's quite a long viewing appointment - 5.15-7.30! Don't know what to do for the best!
    Mortgage - £68,000 may 2014 45,680.
    • Cath_Ster
    • By Cath_Ster 17th Oct 16, 9:03 PM
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    Hello, mind if I join in?

    We have been on the market for about a month now. Had maybe 6 viewings, one has resulted in an offer but they have not yet sold theirs so no go there for now!

    We've seen a property we love so really hoping that we get an offer before that sells but it wouldn't be the first one we've seen, loved and watched it get sold!

    Fingers crossed for your open day Elfbert.
    • tinkerbelle12
    • By tinkerbelle12 17th Oct 16, 10:22 PM
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    Hi all,

    What do people think about doing an open house, has anyone done it?
    • hannahbond37
    • By hannahbond37 18th Oct 16, 11:33 AM
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    14 viewings
    House went online on Wednesday, between then and now have had 14 viewings, absolutely no feedback from estate agents and no offers. Starting to panic as we need to sell for asking really to afford our next mortgage (this is in Bristol which is highly competitive).

    Anyone else feel like the estate agents completely hype you up and then let you down, she was like 'if we don't get offers I should loose my job' 'we should have a bidding war' etc and so far nothing!

    Loosing my mind....don't want to tidy anymore :'(
    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 18th Oct 16, 12:12 PM
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    Have you asked the estate agent to chase feedback for you hannah? We had to specifically request calls with feedback

    We've had another offer, the buyer has increased by just under £1k so I think we will probably accept. Just a bit frustrating as we could do with the extra to proceed but we don't want to lose a buyer for the sake of £600.... time to think long and hard.
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    • hmd1987
    • By hmd1987 18th Oct 16, 12:25 PM
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    saturdays viewing seemed to go well and the chap said he wanted to bring his wife back for a second viewing....he was a "talk the talk" kind of person...

    had a call from EA on sunday afternoon - they haven't been able to make contact with either of the viewers, surprise surprise
    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 18th Oct 16, 12:50 PM
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    ARGH! I'm torn! We were about to accept the offer of just under 6K under asking but have had 3 calls for viewings in the last 30 minutes, why is this so difficult?!
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    • copperjar
    • By copperjar 18th Oct 16, 12:53 PM
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    ARGH! I'm torn! We were about to accept the offer of just under 6K under asking but have had 3 calls for viewings in the last 30 minutes, why is this so difficult?!
    Originally posted by kirtsypoos
    You don't need to feel rushed. I panicked and accepted an offer because i was scared my buyers would walk away. But in hindsight, saying I needed to wait until after the weekend or even just not replying for a few days would have been more sensible. It might also push your buyers to up their offer a bit??

    3 more viewers lined up would suggest to me you could wait. Just need to decide how you want to do that!
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    • fudge7000
    • By fudge7000 18th Oct 16, 1:09 PM
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    Bear in mind that they obviously want to buy your house as well and are probably scared of losing it... Waiting is probably your friend!
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