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Matthew09
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edited 5 February at 2:48PM in House buying, renting & selling
Afternoon,

Have had our house on the market for almost a week now with no viewings, but over 2000 advert views. It is priced fairly high for a 3 bed detached in our area however is 500sqft bigger than other similar properties. Wondering if it's just a bit of a niche being larger than others and therefore buyers are initially put off by the higher price and don't look any further so may be a while to get viewings.

Wonder if anyone would have any feedback on the listing?  

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Matthew.
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  • Brie
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    The first page says there's no floor plan but I can see one in the photos - might not be obvious enough for viewers?

    Maybe people are put off by the walls they will need to paint?  I like the bright green but it might not be to everyone's taste.  And the dark walls are something I would need to factor a cost for changing.  

    The write up is better than many I've read and is wonderfully enthusiastic.  I then looked at the "beautifully landscaped gardens" and frankly expected something more than a lawn and a border.  It looks nice and tidy and an easy space to move in to but maybe would be more accurately be described as "simple, family friendly" or some such?  A great place to have a bbq of course and some al fresco dining.  
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  • Matthew09
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    Thanks Brie. Yeah i've asked the estate agent to put this into the floor plan part of the advert. Get where you're coming from on the painting, I suppose it's likely that any house you buy you'd want to paint / put your own stamp on it anyway. Yeah the description is definitely a bit 'more' than I would have put, but that's estate agents for you. As you say, it's more an open space to do what you want with than a beautifully landscaped garden. Thanks again 
  • Flugelhorn
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    Has it had a garage conversion which makes it larger - perhaps not everyone wants that ? 

    advert looks OK (get them to change the spelling of orangery) - guess market just very slow
  • Matthew09
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    It has had a garage conversion Flugelhorn. It wouldn't put me off it as it's a nice space, but personally i'd rather the garage. Yep spotted that, maybe you're right on the market being slow and plenty of houses in the area currently for sale. 
  • FreeBear
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    Conservatory open to the rest of the house is going to put some off...
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  • Section62
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    Matthew09 said:

    ...It is priced fairly high for a 3 bed detached in our area however is 500sqft bigger than other similar properties. Wondering if it's just a bit of a niche being larger than others and therefore buyers are initially put off by the higher price and don't look any further so may be a while to get viewings.

    Any building regs approval for the conservatory/kitchen knock through?

    Personally I'd note the extra floor area, but then be weighing up whether it made sense to spend more money on a property that may come with problems, vs buying an unextended property and having a proper extension added.
  • Matthew09
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    Yeah there is as far as i'm aware - was done a few owners previously.

    Cheers Section62
  • vacheron
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    edited 5 February at 2:00PM
    FreeBear said:
    Conservatory open to the rest of the house is going to put some off...
    I can agree with that.

    My brother did the same in a house with an almost identical style and layout, and built 2 side walls and a conservatory style rear and glass roof open to the kitchen.

    It cost an absolute fortune to heat and was always cold... and this was well before gas prices went through the roof (pardon the pun).

    I beleive him realising this was also one of the reasons he sold it (in the summer, obviously!)  :smile:
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  • housebuyer143
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    FreeBear said:
    Conservatory open to the rest of the house is going to put some off...
    Was about to say, that I wouldn't consider it for this reason. I hate conservatories after past experiences dying of heat in the summer and freezing to death in the winter. No way to close those extremes off.
  • Silvertabby
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    edited 5 February at 2:10PM
    Price seems to be on a par with similar properties.  The dark walls may put some people off, but as the house looks to be immaculate I wouldn't have thought that would be a major problem - I could certainly live with that until I got round to re-decorating.  

    Probably the market is still a bit slow - give it time.  And don't take too much notice of the number of website views. The vast majority of these won't be house hunters, but just people having a good old nose.  My late mum would have been thrilled with the idea of nebbing round people's houses - I doubt we'd have  been able to pry her away from the screen!
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