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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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    • Cinders:
    • By Cinders: 10th Mar 17, 7:56 PM
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    Cinders:
    I agree Jox, I can't see that it is currently a bad time to buy - no more volatile than any other market!

    LoopyLoops, I have my fingers firmly crossed that you get loads of great viewings

    Happy selling vibes to everyone x
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    • millie84
    • By millie84 11th Mar 17, 7:11 AM
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    I finally got a buyer 2 weeks ago, it took 6 months and lots of low offers, but I got 2 offers in one day for the asking price! Even got a mini bidding war going which pushed it up another £2k. It doesn't sound like a lot, but it has made the difference between a deficit and breaking even, which is brilliant. I'm really chuffed, it still doesn't seem real, and won't until I hand in the keys.
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 11th Mar 17, 7:12 AM
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    Our estate agent says things are picking up here so hoping everyone makes some progress soon.
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 11th Mar 17, 1:29 PM
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    Good news Millie!
    • ProDave
    • By ProDave 11th Mar 17, 2:17 PM
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    I'm late to this thread. 2 years and 4 months, only 10 viewings, no buyer, no offers. Second agent after year one made very little difference. house, like most up here, on offer below home report valuation. Things are VERY different up here in the Highlands.

    I am about to put plan B into action, take the house off the market and rent it, and become a "reluctant landlord" (yes really am reluctant to do that but have to do something) I have someone who wants to rent it.

    Will try again in a couple of years to sell again. Been a thoroughly demoralising experience.
    Last edited by ProDave; 11-03-2017 at 2:19 PM.
    • smallholdingsister
    • By smallholdingsister 11th Mar 17, 2:30 PM
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    Feeling your pain here, Dave.
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    • By Cinders: 11th Mar 17, 6:18 PM
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    That's fantastic news Millie

    Dave - wow, that's such a long time waiting to sell your house. At least you have someone wanting to rent the property.
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    • happytails
    • By happytails 12th Mar 17, 9:59 AM
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    happytails
    I did another full house clean yesterday but no viewings yet.

    Today is looking dry so I'm going to see if I can do a bit more weeding etc at the front. Hoping for some interest this week.
    Sarah,

    Trying to move up the house ladder in 2017, running a business with 3 kids in tow & slowly going crazy!
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    • chrissie83
    • By chrissie83 12th Mar 17, 12:32 PM
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    Hi, can I join you in here please?

    We put our house up for sale 3 weeks ago this coming Tuesday. It's a 2 bed ( with loft space which is a bedroom too) mid terrace in Manchester priced at £99,995.

    We had 3 viewers last week. First was a really nice lad who brought his nan & grandad with him, he loved it but after going to the mortgage advisor he could only get a £90k mortgage
    2nd was a BTL he said was too big & too expensive & he wanted a more 'standard' terrace
    3rd viewer loved it, asked if he could bring his mum one evening around 8pm & he would contact the EA on Thursday night but they've heard nothing off him.

    We have nothing booked in for next week but going to do a big clean today ( again!!) & hope we get some viewings this week
    • Wewanttosell
    • By Wewanttosell 12th Mar 17, 11:42 PM
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    Hi folks, joining the group as a non-seller We had sold,twice, but chain collapsed, incredibly frustrating! Been selling since last May (when this thread started I see) and am now thinking we will never sell, it's ridiculous really. We are getting regular viewings, people like the house and say things like 'wanted a dining room' or 'gardens too big' but no more offers. I took advice and decided to drop the price, since the start we have dropped £15k and hope that entices people to offer. But even then I would be sleeping on tenderhooks given what happened before with the chain collapsing. The next step will be to take it off the market altogether and think of a different plan. I feel we have been living in a bubble since last year. It's a horrible process and one I never ever want to repeat. Good luck everyone, I feel your pain!!
    • iantojones40
    • By iantojones40 13th Mar 17, 5:47 AM
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    So much stress, anxiety and misery from people failing miserably to achieve a successful sale on this thread... and all of it self inflicted because they're too greedy, stubborn and deluded to accept that their houses aren't worth as much as they'd like to think they're worth.

    2.4 years on the market! Hilarious.
    • ProDave
    • By ProDave 13th Mar 17, 8:11 AM
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    So much stress, anxiety and misery from people failing miserably to achieve a successful sale on this thread... and all of it self inflicted because they're too greedy, stubborn and deluded to accept that their houses aren't worth as much as they'd like to think they're worth.

    2.4 years on the market! Hilarious.
    Originally posted by iantojones40
    I don't have much time to type the full reply this deserves so here is the quick version

    House is not over priced. We still have home reports so a professional surveyor did the valuation. My 5 bedroom house with double garage is on the market now for the same money that a 4 bedroom one with no garage 100 metres away sold for 3 years ago (that took over 3 years to sell by the way)

    I can't simply drop the price because I am in an unusual situation. I am part way through building a new smaller house. If I drop the price much I could be in the silly situation that I sell the 5 bedrom house for less than the cost of building the new 3 bedroom one. Cost of building materials and labour is not going to go down in response to being "too expensive" Prices here are already low due to lack of demand in certain sectors of the market to the point if you bought some land and build a house you really would be doing very well to sell it just to cover your costs.
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    • By Cinders: 13th Mar 17, 11:43 AM
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    Cinders:
    Morning all, hope you've all had a fantastic weekend.

    Chrissie - Good luck with getting some viewings this week, and hopefully that viewer from last week comes back for a second look.

    ProDave - I wouldn't bother trying to justify your situation to the sad and lonely troll that commented on your house sale, his opinion counts for less than nothing. He sounds bitter and twisted, and probably best left to moan away to himself!

    I had a phone call from the EA this morning to say that there's a viewing on her property this afternoon. I'm hoping it stays sunny as the views are beautiful from my mum's house, and will be a great selling point.
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    • Crashy Time
    • By Crashy Time 13th Mar 17, 12:00 PM
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    I don't have much time to type the full reply this deserves so here is the quick version

    House is not over priced. We still have home reports so a professional surveyor did the valuation. My 5 bedroom house with double garage is on the market now for the same money that a 4 bedroom one with no garage 100 metres away sold for 3 years ago (that took over 3 years to sell by the way)

    I can't simply drop the price because I am in an unusual situation. I am part way through building a new smaller house. If I drop the price much I could be in the silly situation that I sell the 5 bedrom house for less than the cost of building the new 3 bedroom one. Cost of building materials and labour is not going to go down in response to being "too expensive" Prices here are already low due to lack of demand in certain sectors of the market to the point if you bought some land and build a house you really would be doing very well to sell it just to cover your costs.
    Originally posted by ProDave

    Your individual situation doesn`t affect the overall market much though, the price is decided by what people are willing to pay (or what the bank will let them borrow to pay) Surely no sale would be worse than a price drop?
    • hazyjo
    • By hazyjo 13th Mar 17, 12:05 PM
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    I'm in your club now too. House went on the market a week ago with an open day this coming Saturday.


    Only a couple of people booked in so far - was hoping for a queue LOL.


    Fingers crossed.


    Good luck everyone else!


    Jx
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    • Mickygg
    • By Mickygg 13th Mar 17, 12:24 PM
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    Prodave most people on here know to ignore iantojones and Crashytime as they type utter nonsense and are very bitter towards the house market increasing. Put them on your ignore list then you don't need to read their tripe.
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    • By Cinders: 14th Mar 17, 11:54 AM
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    Hazyjo, any more potential buyers booked up for your open day yet? I know what you mean about expecting a queue of people lining up for the house - I expected that for my mum's house as it's absolutely stunning!
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    • hazyjo
    • By hazyjo 14th Mar 17, 12:02 PM
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    Hazyjo, any more potential buyers booked up for your open day yet? I know what you mean about expecting a queue of people lining up for the house - I expected that for my mum's house as it's absolutely stunning!
    Originally posted by Cinders:
    Not yet. We are prob priced a tad high, but only so we can drop a few grand. You can't put the price back up(!) so I would rather price on the high side of realistic lol.


    Not heard anything yet and am prob driving the EA mad already. Did suggest he put something on the corner of the listing in the window saying 'open day - 18 March' but he said they only have 'sold inserts' and said 'But it is on Rightmove, Zoopla and our own website in capital letters advertising the open day.'


    Hmm. I think they should add new inserts for open days but hey ho.


    I swear I could do a far better job than most of the local agents. Bloody useless most of 'em.


    I feel like I'm hosting a party and am scared nobody will turn up LOL.


    Plus the EA has suggested we go out - so we won't even get to nose at the viewers!


    Jx
    2017 wins: Opera tickets; film preview; lipstick; Ideal Home Show tickets + afternoon tea & bottle of Champagne; 2 cases of NKD; notebook; bath rack; books; film Premiere; Broadchurch DVDs; lipbalms; hamper (food/wine/Echo Dot/Jo Malone goodies); Avon lippies; cowhide rug; Windsor luxury break, foundation; Flybe flight
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    • By Cinders: 14th Mar 17, 12:51 PM
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    I feel like I'm hosting a party and am scared nobody will turn up LOL.


    Plus the EA has suggested we go out - so we won't even get to nose at the viewers!
    Jx
    Originally posted by hazyjo
    That's a shame to not get to nose at the viewers. I love 'people watching', and seeing all the different characters that come to view our house.

    Had a phone call a little while ago saying that the viewing on my mum's house yesterday went really well, but that the person is going on holiday for a week from today. He wants the EA to keep him informed of other viewings etc, ......no offer as of yet though
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    • LoopyLoops
    • By LoopyLoops 14th Mar 17, 1:04 PM
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    Have chased the agent today, after having to listening through all his sales talk I asked how many hits we are getting on Rightmove and if a good number why they aren't coming to view. He tried to tell me (again) that open plan isn't for everyone. Yes, I agree, but 2 others in the same street have come on and sold since we have been on the market. They where slightly cheaper as no off road parking, but not by a lot. We know ours needs work doing, but so did the others that have sold. EA reckons that the lower end is selling and the half million are selling, but not so much in our price range. Anyway will wait to see what our figures are on Rightmove. So frustrating. Sorry think I just needed a bit of a rant.....
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