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    • Heather2603
    • By Heather2603 14th Mar 17, 10:48 AM
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    Waiting..........
    • #1
    • 14th Mar 17, 10:48 AM
    Waiting.......... 14th Mar 17 at 10:48 AM
    Made an offer on a house this morning Now just waiting on the call to say yay or nay.

    So nervous! Anyone else waiting? Or how long did it take for others offers to be accepted or not?
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    • Oakdene
    • By Oakdene 14th Mar 17, 10:50 AM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 10:50 AM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 10:50 AM
    How long is a piece of string?

    Could be a call back within 5 mins or a couple of days if the vendor(s) want to think about it...
    • LKRDN_Morgan
    • By LKRDN_Morgan 14th Mar 17, 10:53 AM
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    • #3
    • 14th Mar 17, 10:53 AM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 10:53 AM
    First house we offered on we heard back the next day. Been turned down. Next house we offered at 9am and had a call by 10am to say it had been accepted.

    Good luck!
    • jansus
    • By jansus 14th Mar 17, 10:54 AM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 10:54 AM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 10:54 AM
    Hope it is accepted for you.
    We had a call back within an hour to accept the offer we made.
    Good luck.
    • G_M
    • By G_M 14th Mar 17, 10:59 AM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 10:59 AM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 10:59 AM
    It could be minutes, it could be days, it could even be weeks.

    Some sellers may be unavailable when the agent calls. Some may want to discuss together. Some may want to wait and see if other offers come in.

    There is no way to predict.
    • moneyistooshorttomention
    • By moneyistooshorttomention 14th Mar 17, 11:11 AM
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    • #6
    • 14th Mar 17, 11:11 AM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 11:11 AM
    As the others say - it's "How long is a piece of string?".

    To me - it's always been instant acceptance or rejection both ways.

    Other people take longer either way.

    Probably best to head out for a walk or something to take your mind off it - whilst making sure you take your mobile phone with you in case the EA tries to ring you.
    If there's "4 tendencies" type of people (Gretchen Rubin) = yep....Questioner type here
    - Meets an expectation only if they believe it's justified and resists anything arbitrary or ineffective
    • The_Logans
    • By The_Logans 14th Mar 17, 11:24 AM
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    • #7
    • 14th Mar 17, 11:24 AM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 11:24 AM
    Good luck! I hate waiting so I feel your pain. We offered on house A on a Monday morning, didn't hear back until the Wednesday. They rejected our first offer so we upped it a little, didn't hear back again until end of Thursday.
    • The_Logans
    • By The_Logans 14th Mar 17, 11:25 AM
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    • #8
    • 14th Mar 17, 11:25 AM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 11:25 AM
    ...on the other hand, we had offered on another house, we had several phonecalls within the day (mostly them rejecting offer after offer - eventually we gave up an bought a different house!)
    • ap1985
    • By ap1985 14th Mar 17, 11:45 AM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 11:45 AM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 11:45 AM
    As others have said it all depends on the seller, the estate agents etc.
    Last year my husband and I put an offer on an property and get an answer almost straight away.
    Finally going to be a homeowner
    • eddddy
    • By eddddy 14th Mar 17, 11:58 AM
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    FWIW, one EA told me that they don't get back to buyers with rejections for a day or so.

    The EA said that buyers work themselves up into a frenzy with the waiting, and are then more likely to offer higher.
    • LEJC
    • By LEJC 14th Mar 17, 12:05 PM
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    our 2nd offer has just been accepted this morning.
    We started negotiations last Monday.

    It's just a waiting game really
    frugal October...£45.59 of £40 food shopping spend for the 2 of us!
    Jan £41.60/£40
    Feb £54.58/£40...gave up this month 15/2
    Mar £37.02/£40...lots of help via a gift card and vouchers
    May
    2017 toiletries 131 out 101 in ...£14.92 spend
    • Heather2603
    • By Heather2603 14th Mar 17, 1:15 PM
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    We've went in at what the EA thought they would take, £5K below asking. So we shall see. It has been on for a while and needs some work but even at asking price is still £5k below valuation so we shall see. I'd be happy even if they suggested meeting in the middle. Gah! My backsides making buttons as it were.
    • Heather2603
    • By Heather2603 14th Mar 17, 3:25 PM
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    It's ours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • Oakdene
    • By Oakdene 14th Mar 17, 3:26 PM
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    Congratulations, long way to go but I'm really happy for you!! I hope the process is nice & smooth for you!!
    • LEJC
    • By LEJC 14th Mar 17, 3:37 PM
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    Wishing you every luck moving forward Heather....perhaps we can see which one of us manages to complete first considering our offers were accepted on the same day......

    There will be highs and lows along the way...but it will be worth it in the end.
    frugal October...£45.59 of £40 food shopping spend for the 2 of us!
    Jan £41.60/£40
    Feb £54.58/£40...gave up this month 15/2
    Mar £37.02/£40...lots of help via a gift card and vouchers
    May
    2017 toiletries 131 out 101 in ...£14.92 spend
    • KateySW
    • By KateySW 14th Mar 17, 4:42 PM
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    It's ours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Originally posted by Heather2603
    Huge congrats! That's great news!

    There is plenty to sort out ahead but keeping all my fingers crossed for you that it'll be worth it. Good luck!
    • hazyjo
    • By hazyjo 14th Mar 17, 4:43 PM
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    Congrats!


    Make sure the chain is complete before you spend anything...


    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
    • 3mph
    • By 3mph 14th Mar 17, 4:48 PM
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    Well done.

    Confirm your offer in an email to the EA and make sure that they confirm back and also that exactly what you offered is covered.

    I offered an increase on the basis that we would dictate the timetable and completion, wanted it quickly. EA said all agreed, but confirmation letter just had our increased amount as the offer. I didn't follow this up and for the last month have tried to get our dates unsuccessfully. I reckon the EA just told the seller our increased price and not our condition.

    So trust no one and work on the principle that if its not in writing then it doesn't exist.
    • Heather2603
    • By Heather2603 14th Mar 17, 4:50 PM
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    No chain thankfully, we're FTB and the house we're buying is empty because the owners are deceased. We're working on a completion date of April 28th!!! I'm utterly petrified and excited all at once.
    • ancientofdays
    • By ancientofdays 14th Mar 17, 6:32 PM
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    Well done, how exciting!
    I was jumping to conclusions and one of them jumped back
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