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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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    • Crashy Time
    • By Crashy Time 16th May 17, 3:08 PM
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    You can ask, don't see any harm. If they don't want to answer or are evasive you can draw your own conclusions. I have no problem telling viewers why ours fell through, I almost want to, to make it clear it isn't the house that is the issue.
    Originally posted by LoopyLoops

    Was it the price?
    • hazyjo
    • By hazyjo 16th May 17, 3:24 PM
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    Would you ask the vendor why the sale has fallen through or is that none of our business?
    Originally posted by toc25
    Always ask. Last place I asked about (one we'd viewed) they said 'Japanese Knotweed' adjacent to it! Eek
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    • LoopyLoops
    • By LoopyLoops 16th May 17, 4:34 PM
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    Was it the price?
    Originally posted by Crashy Time
    No. Person tried to port their mortgage, but didn't pass the credit check.
    • Pumpkim
    • By Pumpkim 16th May 17, 7:02 PM
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    Good luck Toc, hope you get the price you're after!
    We rejected the offer made yesterday and they've upped it to an amount we're happy with, but they still have a place to sell so no further forward really. Fingers crossed they get a buyer soon because we have no viewings on the horizon here...
    • happytails
    • By happytails 16th May 17, 7:11 PM
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    Rang the vendors EA and put in an offer of interest, they called back and said the vendor will accept my offer, as soon as we get a buyer to contact them.

    Then i called my EA and told them we want to move quickly, reasked about the viewer last week, the feedback is that they liked it and might want a second viewing. EA is giving them til friday to contact her and if no contact made then shes going to call them and see if theyd like a second viewing.

    Ive also got another EA coming on tuesday to value and maybe sign up with for when the contract with my EA ends.

    House been on 9 weeks now.
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    • toc25
    • By toc25 16th May 17, 7:58 PM
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    Well our house is sold, we ended up getting more than we originally wanted for it. Still expecting that to drop when they do the survey but we are happy. Also we love the house we viewed today and we are going to put an offer in in the morning. Fingers crossed we get it. As soon as we walked through the door we knew we wanted to buy it.
    • kelpie35
    • By kelpie35 16th May 17, 8:39 PM
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    Well done Toc 25 hope all goes well for you.
    • Clutterfree
    • By Clutterfree 16th May 17, 8:41 PM
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    Well our house is sold, we ended up getting more than we originally wanted for it. Still expecting that to drop when they do the survey but we are happy. Also we love the house we viewed today and we are going to put an offer in in the morning. Fingers crossed we get it. As soon as we walked through the door we knew we wanted to buy it.
    Originally posted by toc25
    Exciting times!
    Good luck with your offer.
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    • Pumpkim
    • By Pumpkim 16th May 17, 9:06 PM
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    Well our house is sold, we ended up getting more than we originally wanted for it. Still expecting that to drop when they do the survey but we are happy. Also we love the house we viewed today and we are going to put an offer in in the morning. Fingers crossed we get it. As soon as we walked through the door we knew we wanted to buy it.
    Originally posted by toc25
    Fab news
    Hope your offer gets accepted x
    • houndour
    • By houndour 16th May 17, 9:16 PM
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    Great news Toc and Pumpkim.

    We've also sold. But we were rejected on the house we wanted . So back to the drawing board on that. Saw a house tonight that ticked pretty much every box, but I didn't like it and can't understand why. I want to walk into a house and love it if I'm spending that much. Surely that's not too much to ask?! Now we're very conscious we have a buyer and they will only wait so long. Just need some new houses to go up for sale now.
    • happytails
    • By happytails 16th May 17, 9:50 PM
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    Fab news Toc Fingers crossed.

    Houndour - Hopefully you'll find something soon!

    Im so impatient, I keep willing the phone to ring and it be the EA saying someone wants to view!
    Sarah,

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    • LoopyLoops
    • By LoopyLoops 16th May 17, 10:30 PM
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    Congratulations Toc25!!
    • toc25
    • By toc25 17th May 17, 3:58 AM
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    Thank you every one, I daren't get my hopes up. I just am trying to remind myself that if it's meant to be it will work out.

    Good luck to you all hope you get sold and find your houses soon.
    • hazyjo
    • By hazyjo 17th May 17, 12:44 PM
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    Viewer on Sat. She has got a flat to sell though. Ho hum.
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    • LoopyLoops
    • By LoopyLoops 17th May 17, 1:00 PM
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    Well, we have accepted an offer. Not quite what we wanted, but they are fully aware of the things that need doing on the house and need to budget for it. They love the house overall and they have sold to FTB's in rented and we are going into rented. Nice short chain. Fingers crossed this sale sticks!
    • hazyjo
    • By hazyjo 17th May 17, 1:03 PM
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    Well, we have accepted an offer. Not quite what we wanted, but they are fully aware of the things that need doing on the house and need to budget for it. They love the house overall and they have sold to FTB's in rented and we are going into rented. Nice short chain. Fingers crossed this sale sticks!
    Originally posted by LoopyLoops
    Fabulous! Will keep fingers crossed for you! x
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    • toc25
    • By toc25 17th May 17, 3:01 PM
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    Good luck hazyjo you never know they could sell quickly

    Loopyloops congratulations, and good luck

    Our offer has been accepted on the house we want to buy so it's all happening now
    Scary
    • nightsky224
    • By nightsky224 17th May 17, 3:07 PM
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    I hate this process. I'm a wreck. Just had people round for a 2nd viewing. They made an offer after the 1st viewing but We have asked them to go a little higher. They have just left and will let me know by the end of the day but they were worried about the size of the 2nd bedroom so I'm worried they will pull out. I don't have the nerves for this!!
    Recently married and loving it x
    • LoopyLoops
    • By LoopyLoops 17th May 17, 3:15 PM
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    I hate this process. I'm a wreck. Just had people round for a 2nd viewing. They made an offer after the 1st viewing but We have asked them to go a little higher. They have just left and will let me know by the end of the day but they were worried about the size of the 2nd bedroom so I'm worried they will pull out. I don't have the nerves for this!!
    Originally posted by nightsky224
    Totally feel your pain! It is horrible isn't it. The viewings / poking about, then the waiting! Fingers crossed for you!
    • nightsky224
    • By nightsky224 17th May 17, 3:21 PM
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    Thanks Loopyloops fingers and toes crossed!
    Recently married and loving it x
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