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Selling house - no viewings

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in House Buying, Renting & Selling
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  • antwilsonantwilson Forumite
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    Yes... we knocked down wall to right of our driveway to make bigger when gateposts were there, and next door have knocked down there gateposts.
  • getmore4lessgetmore4less Forumite
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    Who owns the brick part between the houses?

    The gate(s)/drives look like you do with the boundary being inline with the door/brick and the right side of pedestrian gate
  • Crashy_TimeCrashy_Time Forumite
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    Crashy wouldn't buy it at minus £15k (i.e. the seller pays him to take it) because even at that price, he'd still be out of pocket.


    Doesn`t help the seller much :) How would YOU sell this house?
  • antwilsonantwilson Forumite
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    Who owns the brick part between the houses?

    The gate(s)/drives look like you do with the boundary being inline with the door/brick and the right side of pedestrian gate

    Yes that's what we always believed, but the brick part between the houses is actually half/half (we both have outhouses in this section). The boundary runs straight down the middle.
  • Crashy_TimeCrashy_Time Forumite
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    You need outside photos done on a sunny day.
  • hb2hb2 Forumite
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    If the boundary runs down the middle of the drive, I would have thought parking anything other than the smallest car would be difficult?
  • antwilsonantwilson Forumite
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    hb2 wrote: »
    If the boundary runs down the middle of the drive, I would have thought parking anything other than the smallest car would be difficult?

    There's no physical boundary so its not a problem anyway, but if there was a physical boundary - the width I added onto one side is technically taken away from me on the other, so still a full width drive.
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    letitbe90letitbe90 Forumite
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    antwilson wrote: »
    Thanks everyone,

    Retook photos myself yesterday taking into account everything that's being mentioned. Had to wait for the right sun angle so couldn't arrange for them to take the right ones anyway.

    Did move trampoline in the garden, but the recent weather means the grass looks quite scorched, plus the trampoline was covering up the dead bits (which I've got grass seed down trying to fill) so looked worse without it.

    Will get EA to update and hopefully might see some improvement.

    It amazes me how some people can be convinced that better pictures and a little bit of tidying is what determines viewers and purchases.

    Think it through yourself. I know myself, if it came to a property, no matter how untidy or poorly the pictures are taken, with a financial investment of that magnitude, what will sell it to me is various factors (value, location, condition etc) but I fathom to think of the situation where a trampoline in the garden was what made me go from "not viewing that" to "I think I'll go view that property".

    But I guess, desperation is a funny thing, can make people do all sorts of things.
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    letitbe90 wrote: »
    It amazes me how some people can be convinced that better pictures and a little bit of tidying is what determines viewers and purchases.

    Think it through yourself. I know myself, if it came to a property, no matter how untidy or poorly the pictures are taken, with a financial investment of that magnitude, what will sell it to me is various factors (value, location etc) but I fathom to think of the situation where a trampoline in the garden was what made me go from "not viewing that" to "I think I'll go view that property".

    But I guess, desperation is a funny thing, can make people do all sorts of things.


    The worst part is that a lot of posters who are supposedly "expert" and "experienced" are encouraging this nonsense :)
  • CakegutsCakeguts Forumite
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    What is the reasoning behind it being advertised as in Scawthorpe when it is actually in Bentley? I looked at Scawthorpe on google maps and it seems to be a much nicer area with privately owned nice housing. Bentley on the other hand is just one huge council estate and not nearly so nice.



    I think your pricing is based on a 2 bed house in Scawthorpe not a 2 bed house in Bentley. Bentley is going to be £10 to £20k cheaper than Scawthorpe for a similarly sized house. In areas where there isn't a shortage of housing people will only buy on a big council estate like this if they can't afford anything better.



    People are not going to choose to live in Bentley if they can afford to live anywhere else. You can buy a 3 bed in Bentley for £80 to £90k so a two bed is going to be less than this. From the price comparisons it looks as if you paid too much for it when you bought it.



    In an area where there isn't a shortage of housing 2 beds are difficult to sell unless they are much cheaper than a 3 bed house.



    Will you be in negative equity if you have to market it at around £80k?
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