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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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    • hmd1987
    • By hmd1987 18th Oct 16, 12:25 PM
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    hmd1987
    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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    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 18th Oct 16, 1:36 PM
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    Thanks copperjar and fudge, I took a deep breath and called the agent to say that unless they increased their offer to what we needed, we would be declining and continuing with other viewings.
    I was very aware that we've done quite well in terms of number of viewings but this is our first proper nibble and offer and we are buying a new build so need to get cracking!

    They called back to say the buyer would increase to meet what we needed provided we cancelled the viewings we already had booked. Done and accepted. Fingers crossed it all goes smoothly!
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    • copperjar
    • By copperjar 18th Oct 16, 1:41 PM
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    Great result! Well done - fingers crossed for a quick and smooth sale!
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    • chickenmama
    • By chickenmama 18th Oct 16, 1:51 PM
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    Hi all!

    Congrats kirtsy brilliant news!!!

    Hope those of you who have had viewings recently get some good feedback and offer(s)! (Hannah and Elfbert - wow loads of viewings please do keep us updated)

    Well I feel like I can give a bit of a more confident update now. Turns out our original buyers had been trying to get a mortgage since they pulled out and they eventually got a DIP with Nationwide and that is why they made the reoffer. We accepted but I said we would need something concrete quickly this time to make us feel like its actually going to happen - well we had their surveyor visit today who said he would have no problem valuing the house at the price they offered - phew!

    We had our offer accepted today on the house we want and mortgage application went back through for us so just waiting for the outcome on that. In the meantime we are decluttering in earnest, I am thoroughly enjoying googling furniture and decor whilst OH is happy googling things like tips, skips and vans!

    I suppose I can go back to the 'waiting to exchange' thread now...
    Last edited by chickenmama; 18-10-2016 at 1:52 PM. Reason: didnt read last page oops
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 18th Oct 16, 6:48 PM
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    Well done Chickenmama.xxx
    • Gru14
    • By Gru14 18th Oct 16, 7:01 PM
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    I'm so depressed tonight.
    We reduced again last week and still nothing. Few viewings last week, one on Saturday was apparently very positive but heard nothing since.
    Not moving is really holding up everything else in our life, I can't get out of my miserable job and been on market 10 months now .. feel like it's never going to end.
    Sigh
    Need a light at the end of the tunnel but currently see nothing.
    • darkvader
    • By darkvader 18th Oct 16, 9:06 PM
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    Nothing's picked up for us since we reduced it by a further £10k 2 weeks back. One viewing on Sat, really interested and happy with the asking price BUT (as there always is) they have to put their house on the market, get a buyer and only then in a position to make an offer!!!!

    Not sure what more to do but wait for some XMas shopping, take our house off the market by Nov end and start fresh in Feb 2017......delays all our plans of course so not really a great ending to 2016

    DV
    • hannahbond37
    • By hannahbond37 19th Oct 16, 10:43 AM
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    10 year old electrics?! People are trying to knock us down on price because they are concerned about the electrics after asking how old they are. The house is a warehouse conversion done in 2007 - does this sound concerning to you? The boiler was also fitted around that time, which does make it a bit old HOWEVER it is priced to reflect needing a bit of work ie. adding double glazing if necessary. Am I being too stubborn to not budge on price due to 10 year old electrics
    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 19th Oct 16, 11:11 AM
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    I hope that's not a valid reason for negotiation as our electrics were done 12 years ago and the boiler 11 years! I would be stubborn about that too Hannah, you're not alone!
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    • hannahbond37
    • By hannahbond37 19th Oct 16, 11:20 AM
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    Thank goodness - made me feel like I was really unreasonable for saying I thought that was fine. if you bought a 10 year old house you wouldnt start ripping things about - surely?!
    • sheff6107
    • By sheff6107 19th Oct 16, 1:53 PM
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    10 year old electrics? That's practically brand new.

    What planet is this berk on?
    • hannahbond37
    • By hannahbond37 19th Oct 16, 2:21 PM
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    2 FTBs and the way they think you negotiate is to find fault and then knock price down based on that - ironically I probably would take an offer, but not under such ridiculous pretenses
    • thegirlintheattic
    • By thegirlintheattic 19th Oct 16, 6:57 PM
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    Playing devil's advocate, if they are FTB they may have been scared by the survey which always seems to suggest electrics are on their last legs.

    Our survey was very doom and gloom (although there is in reality only 1 serious issue) including a paragraph basically saying the boiler would require regular servicing but it was written in such a way it sounded like the boiler was a dud and would always need £££ spent. The boiler in fact is in GWC and less than 10 years old.
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    • Elfbert
    • By Elfbert 19th Oct 16, 7:41 PM
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    Well... we had an open evening style viewing between 5:30 and 7pm today, so me and the OH cleared off to the local coffee house (and I forgot to ask for decaff and am now climbing the walls!!).

    Got back to the flat at 7pm to find the agent had shown 8 people/couples around, and one had put in an offer there and then.

    It's SO, so we have to sell at the price which has been set, so no worrying about haggling Others have until 7pm Friday to apply, and the agent thinks we'll get at least 4 people applying for it.

    Am now more worried about finding somewhere to buy! Increasingly looking like we might go to rented for 6 months, which I don't want to, but would put us in a good position for buying again...hmmmmm.

    Glad your hopes are looking up, Chickenmama! Sorry to everyone who is still struggling hope things pick up for you soon.

    xx
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    • Gru14
    • By Gru14 20th Oct 16, 7:43 AM
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    Nothing's picked up for us since we reduced it by a further £10k 2 weeks back. One viewing on Sat, really interested and happy with the asking price BUT (as there always is) they have to put their house on the market, get a buyer and only then in a position to make an offer!!!!

    Not sure what more to do but wait for some XMas shopping, take our house off the market by Nov end and start fresh in Feb 2017......delays all our plans of course so not really a great ending to 2016

    DV
    Originally posted by darkvader
    This is exactly same position as us. Reduced by a chunk but still nothing so we're coming off the market in next few weeks and re-listing before next Spring.
    No point being on over xmas I don't think, just makes you feel really blue as not where we wanted to be this time last year but that's life I guess.
    Debating what changes we can make to get a sale, considering new kitchen- really wanted to avoid doing that but it looks like we'll have to as seems to be putting people off. hey ho.. more time to save I suppose and think might be a relief to be off the market and not living in limbo!
    • fudge7000
    • By fudge7000 20th Oct 16, 11:31 AM
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    Well the people that we accepted their offer, then there chain fell through, have now sold, but my estate agent can't get hold of them... So looks like they may have changed their plans.

    Another couple that have made 2 low offers cane again yesterday, all very positive, talking about where their furniture would go etc, however I think they're happy to wait for us to become more desperate and accept their offer (22k below the previous offer we accepted!)...

    Back to waiting around!

    Congrats to kirsty!

    And those electrics etc seem rather new to be knocking the price down... Maybe those people should be looking at a new build!
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    • Mickygg
    • By Mickygg 20th Oct 16, 2:17 PM
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    I was reading about the electrics and thought exactly the same as fudge. Sounds like they need a new build. Querying electrics and boiler that are less than 10 years old to me is very odd behaviour and shows inexperience. i couldn't be bothered with that, and tell them offer on what you've seen or look elsewhere.
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