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    • Cdny
    • By Cdny 10th Jul 18, 1:52 PM
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    3 Months on Market no second viewers or offers
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    • 10th Jul 18, 1:52 PM
    3 Months on Market no second viewers or offers 10th Jul 18 at 1:52 PM
    I have owned this property since January 2018 so just over 6 months. After buying the property I started a new job and wanted to move closer to my girlfriends parents due to childcare. So I put my house on the market about 3 months ago.

    I have has about 10 viewers since then and reduced the price. I have lost out on the house i had in mind but have found a development close by and have paid the deposit for the new house to be built.

    I'm not sure what else I should be doing or the estate agents I can't afford to lower the price any more than I already have and I don't really want to loose the deposit I have paid on the new build house.

    Any ideas are appreciated.

    I will provide the right move listing if you want to take a look and advise on things you would change.

    Thanks
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    • Throwaway1
    • By Throwaway1 10th Jul 18, 5:09 PM
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    When I look at a house online and the first photo isn't one of the front of the house, I usually move on to the next in the list...
    Originally posted by KittenChops

    Exactly the same here. I saw somewhere that it is something EAs do when they have something to hide. It might not be true but everytime the front hasn't been the first photo on houses I've looked at it's always ended up being because of something wrong with it.
    • westernpromise
    • By westernpromise 10th Jul 18, 5:12 PM
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    I can't think why you'd put a deposit down on another house before you've had any buying interest in your current one. Then again, as you bought a house then noticed 3* months later that you'd bought in the wrong place, forward thinking evidently isn't your thing.

    * edit: was 6 months but I see OP bought 6 months ago and has been trying to sell for 3 months of that...way to get poor really quickly
    Last edited by westernpromise; 11-07-2018 at 12:49 PM.
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    • diggingdude
    • By diggingdude 10th Jul 18, 5:13 PM
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    House seems nice, plenty for your money. Those bedrooms look small though, suppose it depends what other 3 beds are like in the area. Is it an area which attracts families or oldies (no offence to anyone) where a 3 bed is too large ?
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    • Smi1er
    • By Smi1er 10th Jul 18, 5:21 PM
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    Nice house but the one issue for me is I think immediately that's a two bedroom house with a partition! B3 is way too narrow
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 10th Jul 18, 6:07 PM
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    Do the more like this test.
    • Cakeguts
    • By Cakeguts 10th Jul 18, 7:53 PM
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    It is in a rough area. Didn't you notice when you bought it that it is on a main road and on a large council estate and it has no off street parking?



    I would imagine that viewers don't like the area or the main road or the lack of offstreet parking. It hasn't dropped in value you just paid too much for it in the first place.
    • Crashy Time
    • By Crashy Time 11th Jul 18, 12:13 AM
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    Looks good, I`m quite impressed with it actually, don`t know the area though, bad neighbours could spoil it?
    • deannatrois
    • By deannatrois 11th Jul 18, 1:37 AM
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    Please understand that these comments are meant to help.

    The bedrooms are very narrow. But their narrowness I suspect it emphasied by the decor. They are dark. One bedroom has large sized patterns on one wall, all rooms have had the short walls painted dark so they seem smaller and further away (think dark tunnel).

    I'd go for neutral colours in all the bedrooms. Lighten them up, don't make them seem any smaller. Use light plain bed linen as well so the beds don't seem quite so dominating. You can see how light the main bedroom seems in comparison to the others (although again a dark short wall which makes it seem even smaller).

    The photos seem to have been taken by a kneeling photographer which gives an odd angle? Could you try taking photos yourself and compare if they look better?

    Mow the front lawn. The rear of the building looks quite clean but the frontage looks very grimy. I'd be looking at ways of washing the grime off to make it look more appealing.

    There are good points to the building, the lounge is ok although again the dominating wall pattern might make it look smaller and put people off. The kitchen is good, the hallway pictures a bit odd.

    Basically the angle the photos are taken at don't really allow you to put yourself in there as a viewer because they all look quite strange. I suspect its a lovely house but the photos and colour scheme don't show it to the best advantage.
    Last edited by deannatrois; 11-07-2018 at 1:42 AM.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 11th Jul 18, 7:47 AM
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    Basically the angle the photos are taken at don't really allow you to put yourself in there as a viewer because they all look quite strange.
    Originally posted by deannatrois
    I thought the agent might be a midget.....


    Err.....can one say 'midget' these days, or is there a new polite term this ancient old fogey isn't aware of?


    As to the house, it would make a fine two bedder and it's a shame the OP wants to move after doing all that decoration, which is rather'personal.'


    Plenty else already said, so I'll shut up and go to the Day Centre.
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    • tori.k
    • By tori.k 11th Jul 18, 8:17 AM
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    I guess its not helping that you are mid terrace and the highest priced compared to the end terraced houses in your area despite yours being better decorated as they usually have more land and better access. I would say its just a waiting game whats the feedback been from your viewers
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    • Cdny
    • By Cdny 11th Jul 18, 11:12 AM
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    That's for the honesty so far it's really helpful.

    Feedback has been a problem to be fair most people don't return calls from the estate agents after viewings. The feedback I have had is they are going to look at more propertys. But the majority are not leaving feedback which isn't helpful at all
    • Cdny
    • By Cdny 11th Jul 18, 11:27 AM
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    Obviously I can't do anything about the layout of the house. The drive was somthing I have looked into but I don't think I can justify the outlay. Would it make that much of a difference?

    While people are viewing I make them aware that any painting will be covered before they move in if they wish.

    Obviously I am aware of the area and was aware when I moved in. Since moving I have had no issues at all and have found everyone to be really friendly.
    • LucyR_
    • By LucyR_ 11th Jul 18, 11:51 AM
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    Honestly, the decor would really put me off. Itís not something that looks like it would be straightforward to cover up with such bold colours. It also does nothing for the rooms, making them look smaller than they perhaps are.
    • quantumlobster
    • By quantumlobster 11th Jul 18, 12:21 PM
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    While people are viewing I make them aware that any painting will be covered before they move in if they wish.
    Originally posted by Cdny
    Seems to me you're at the point where you need to magnolia it throughout and re-shoot the pictures.

    My 2p is that the bedrooms seem really, really small from the pictures - there's barely any space between the ends of the beds and the wall - picture 9 for example.

    As for the exterior shots (pictures 2 and 3) - there's a filter or something on them that makes them look all gritty and awful. Just take a picture on a nice day, make sure it's in focus and the sky is nice and blue (and time it so each shot has the house in sunlight, not shadow) and don't filter/sharpen/process it at all.

    Love the kitchen (apart from the kitschy platitude on the wall ) and the floors throughout really do look nice.

    I think it's the size of the bedrooms that are doing it. I know it's not something you're planning, but this would make a corking 2-bed (lose the middle one). It's seriously compromised upstairs as a 3, though.

    All IMHO, obv.
    • Crashy Time
    • By Crashy Time 12th Jul 18, 1:30 PM
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    3 months and no interest mean it is over-priced or there are just a lot of houses for sale in your area.
    • Crashy Time
    • By Crashy Time 16th Jul 18, 6:47 PM
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    Any offers?
    • muz3562
    • By muz3562 16th Jul 18, 9:11 PM
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    In terms of things that you could actually change I would look to repaint the blue bedroom and the blue wall in the main bedroom . Will make them look a bit bigger . I know some are kids bedrooms but any chances of mirrors on the walls as well ?



    In photo 4 I would be tempted to pull that rug matching the wallpaper back so its half under the couch to show off the flooring instead . Only a subtle change



    Have you been present for viewings , if so there is nothing wrong with asking for thoughts there and then .



    Id take out the "GUIDE PRICE £95,000 TO £105,000" As a buyer that would just make me want to offer below 95k . Once you have mentioned the lower number there is no way they are going to make any offers above that so it is pointless having any higher numbers on the listing .



    As others have also said you are going to struggle because of the recent purchase . Which is why for me I would clearly address it in the ad by saying something about relocation forces sale .



    Other than that , nothing glaringly obvious that is wrong . It looks like an alright property for FTB's maybe even a family with one child .
    • Crashy Time
    • By Crashy Time 18th Jul 18, 2:15 PM
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    Exactly the same here. I saw somewhere that it is something EAs do when they have something to hide. It might not be true but everytime the front hasn't been the first photo on houses I've looked at it's always ended up being because of something wrong with it.
    Originally posted by Throwaway1

    10 people have viewed this one though, so it isn`t that...
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