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    • kiely27
    • By kiely27 11th Sep 17, 8:43 PM
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    How long and how many viewings did it take to sell?
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    • 11th Sep 17, 8:43 PM
    How long and how many viewings did it take to sell? 11th Sep 17 at 8:43 PM
    Just for a bit of fun...

    For those who have sold post Brexit vote;

    How long has it taken to sell?

    How many viewings?

    What part of the country are you?

    We are 6 weeks in, 14 viewings, 2 second viewings, no offers. Hertfordshire.
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    • Natbag
    • By Natbag 11th Sep 17, 9:35 PM
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    The first time, at the end of July, we sold after two days and after the first viewing.
    That sale fell through. Been back on the market ten days, had two viewings but no offers yet.
    I'm in West Yorkshire.
    • ashe
    • By ashe 11th Sep 17, 9:41 PM
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    12 weeks in, 2 reductions in price, 2 changes of photos, 2 enquiries, no views. Teesside
    • antilles
    • By antilles 11th Sep 17, 9:42 PM
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    Received an offer as soon as it went up, before any viewings - 3 viewings on the same day, all 3 put an offer in - accepted 5k over asking price. North West / St Helens
    Last edited by antilles; 11-09-2017 at 9:45 PM.
    • 3mph
    • By 3mph 11th Sep 17, 10:41 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 10:41 PM
    South Wales
    On market Friday pm, 2 viewings Saturday.
    Cash offer 2% below asking price Monday
    Accepted completed 8 weeks later.
    • ProDave
    • By ProDave 11th Sep 17, 10:57 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 10:57 PM
    Scottish Highlands. 2 1/2 years on market. Changed agent, dropped price. 10 viewings no offers. gave up in disgust now reluctant landlords letting the property.
    • Katgrit
    • By Katgrit 11th Sep 17, 11:26 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 11:26 PM
    West Midlands 2010, 5 days on market, 2 viewers, full asking price.

    North Wales 2014, 6 weeks on market, 3 viewers, £1000 less than asking price

    EDIT: Didn't read the Brexit bit.

    EDIT 2: Didn't realise Crashy had quoted my post before I did the first edit.
    Last edited by Katgrit; 11-09-2017 at 11:41 PM.
    • Crashy Time
    • By Crashy Time 11th Sep 17, 11:31 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 11:31 PM
    West Midlands 2010, 5 days on market, 2 viewers, full asking price.

    North Wales 2014, 6 weeks on market, 3 viewers, £1000 less than asking price
    Originally posted by Katgrit

    Not affected by Brexit though, and neither was the house in the Highlands?
    • kiely27
    • By kiely27 12th Sep 17, 6:57 AM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 6:57 AM
    Wow. I am surprised by the ones that have sold so quickly! Especially South Wales as that is where we are buying and the market looks very slow. Would you say it's all about being realistically priced or sheer luck that you get the right person through the door?
    • Lauralou79
    • By Lauralou79 12th Sep 17, 7:04 AM
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    Ours went on the market the Thursday they held viewings all weekend ( we viewed and offered Saturday) we secured it the Monday. North west.
    • martinsurrey
    • By martinsurrey 12th Sep 17, 8:17 AM
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    South east, Feb 2017.

    4 Agents came on the Saturday, we instructed one on Monday morning, Tuesday morning first viewing, full asking price (and more than we were expecting).
    • Linton
    • By Linton 12th Sep 17, 8:50 AM
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    Northern Midlands: 2 viewings in 2 days, 2nd viewer offered full asking price 2 days later.
    • starshapedbrick
    • By starshapedbrick 12th Sep 17, 8:59 AM
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    West Midlands, January 2017. 5 viewings, accepted offer £5k under asking price (but £10k over what we thought we would get) after 3 weeks on the market.
    • Hedgehog99
    • By Hedgehog99 12th Sep 17, 9:07 AM
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    East Anglia, just over three months, probably about eight viewers (incl some total time-wasters). Felt like an eternity.

    I learned this: don't let a viewer re-schedule more than once: I let one re-schedule twice and on the third day he was due to view, he phoned to ask if there was any point in his viewing if he was only going to offer 70k less than asking price! Total berk.
    • phoebe1989seb
    • By phoebe1989seb 12th Sep 17, 10:36 AM
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    West Midlands.

    We've been on the market a week. Six viewings so far. Edited to add - make that seven.....another booked for today!

    We're hoping to buy in SW Wales and the properties we're looking at are going sstc within days/a month at most.....and looking at sold prices, some seem to be selling in excess of asking price.
    Last edited by phoebe1989seb; 12-09-2017 at 12:09 PM.
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    • kittie
    • By kittie 12th Sep 17, 11:03 AM
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    I am waiting to view any property but I do do a drive past and look into RM/google earth/streetview detail with a magifying glass, RM for previous sold prices. I also look at the market trend. All this without stressing vendors with a time wasting viewing. I only started looking seriously a couple of week ago and will buy before I sell, cash, can do as older and with savings. Seems to be a very slow market just now
    • enthusiasticsaver
    • By enthusiasticsaver 12th Sep 17, 12:39 PM
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    We put our flat up for sale in April. We knew it could take a while as a flat, albeit with share of freehold, expensive as it is on select development with river/sea views. We had 2 different viewers over May and June who both viewed it twice with no offers. Changed agents in July and one viewing who offered over asking price but had not sold. We turned it down and he sold his house very quicly by reducing price and offered asking price which we accepted.mid July. Just exchanged today.

    So altogether 6 months by completion date and 3 viewers

    We are Cornwall
    4 weeks to go until early retirement in December . Debt free and mortgage free.

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    • Natbag
    • By Natbag 12th Sep 17, 3:10 PM
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    Wow. I am surprised by the ones that have sold so quickly! Especially South Wales as that is where we are buying and the market looks very slow. Would you say it's all about being realistically priced or sheer luck that you get the right person through the door?
    Originally posted by kiely27
    With our first buyer (we sold within two days of going to market) I think it was a case of sheer luck that the right person had been waiting for one like ours to come up. Sadly that sale fell through, and that's why it is taking much longer this time round
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 12th Sep 17, 3:25 PM
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    We listed our property in June, and accepted an offer five days later from the second person to view it (the first viewer was a time waster who offered over 20% below the asking price). Fingers crossed we hope to exchange within the next week or so.

    We're in the West Midlands and the property value is towards the lower end of the market for the area.
    • Winter Phoenix
    • By Winter Phoenix 12th Sep 17, 3:37 PM
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    Friends in the West Country recently sold their house in three days after six viewings.

    They got the full asking price - £35K more than the identical one next door sold for two months earlier.
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