Property been on the market for six weeks, only 2 viewings

(48 Posts)
katemiddletonsnudeheels Fri 08-Jul-16 08:48:23

Would you be a bit worried?

I've dropped the price a bit but still no further interest.

It's a well presented house, nothing 'obvious' wrong (that I can change anyway!) so is it just a question of waiting for it to sell? Feel as if life is on hold a little bit smile

TinyGoldfish Fri 08-Jul-16 08:53:52

How are your photos? Do you have a floor plan?

Do you want to post a link to get an outside perspective?

katemiddletonsnudeheels Fri 08-Jul-16 08:55:52

I suppose I might as well smile

link

perfecteyebrow Fri 08-Jul-16 09:02:06

The property market is very slow at the moment , it slowed and nearly ground to a halt in April after the introduction of the extra 3% for 2nd house purchases then continues to be slow with people being uncertain with the eu referendum results , it's doubtful it's your house that's the problem more market circumstances , I'm was hoping to market mine around now but will defer for a month or so , see how things are settling down , ( don't listen to estate agents who are saying it's busy , it certainly isn't but it's their business to keep pushing purchasers and buyers forwards positively ) the rumour of rising mortgage rates are not helping , either stick with it or take it off the market & hold off for a few months if that's a possible option

LadyLayLay Fri 08-Jul-16 09:03:34

Could you buy a couple of colourful potted flowers/plants and dot them around the house? It's not terrible at all but it looks a bit bland in the pics. White linen with a bright throw/cushions and a well made bed will made it look a million times better too. The bedsheets are creased which makes me grin And get rid of the noticeable clutter - the bottles in the bathroom, the plastic draining board etc.

Editing the pics so there's a bit of extra saturation and brightness will improve it too.

katemiddletonsnudeheels Fri 08-Jul-16 09:03:45

Thank you smile I can stick with it, it's just frustrating isn't it grin

Woopsiedaisy Fri 08-Jul-16 09:04:15

Unfortunately you are almost certainly being affected by Brexit fear.

My EA advised me not to go to market in the weeks leading up to the Referendum because the market was flat and now he says they are feeling the fallout. Quite a few buyers pulling out of agreed deals and new buyers making silly offers.

I think you might have to accept it will take longer to sell in this climate. People are worried, they really don't know what the future will be.

katemiddletonsnudeheels Fri 08-Jul-16 09:04:18

They are good ideas Lady, thanks smile

Piemernator Fri 08-Jul-16 09:07:36

Prices of sold similar properties in your area? first photo is obliterated by your shrub can you get that cut back, maybe paint the very bright bedroom neutral colours.

As an aside my friend used to visit near your area to collect chicken shit for his experiments in reed bed technology. I went with him once so my memories of your town involve being in a mini metro with sacks of actual shit, the smell lingers in my nostrils still. He almost blew up his lab once.

OopsThereGoMyTrousers Fri 08-Jul-16 09:08:37

Perfectly inoffensive.
To my mind you might have gone too far with decluttering, as it looks a little bland and cold.
Outside photos don't do it any favours - the front looks massively overshadowed by shrubs and trees. The back garden is an odd angle like photographer was trying to avoid something.

Photo of kitchen would look better without dish drainer and clear the stuff off fridge.
Back garden needs all plastic toys cleared

katemiddletonsnudeheels Fri 08-Jul-16 09:08:43

Possibly, Woopsie. Other friends have recently sold houses fairly quickly though.

RandomName9 Fri 08-Jul-16 09:09:45

MIL trying to sell GILs house. At the mo it's been on the market 3months & has been reduced in price by over 100k shock
I think everyone is uncertain about brexit/mortgages etc.
Ps your house looks lovely- wouldn't even get a 1 bed flat round here for that ££!!! Good luck X

katemiddletonsnudeheels Fri 08-Jul-16 09:09:54

Haha pie am moving away from the area but it doesn't smell (honest!) grin

Yeah, I agree the photos of the garden could do with redoing. It's actually a really nice garden, but there is a large bush which gets a bit out of control!

katemiddletonsnudeheels Fri 08-Jul-16 09:10:22

Thanks Random, just hope it sells soon smile

teacherwith2kids Fri 08-Jul-16 09:11:51

From a cursory look at the link,

a) The photographs are doing you no favours. It looks dark throughout - perhaps because the front garden looks as if it is covering the window. The back garden in particular looks a mess - perhaps replace it with a shot looking back down to the house, if the back of the house is attractive?

b) There is no floor plan

c) It is marketed as 3 bed but there are only photographs of 2 of the bedrooms.

d) Where do you eat? No indication on the particulars or the photographs, so it is hard to imagine how you actually live in the house IYSWIM?

e) The particulars have no blurb. They do not 'sell' the house at all. Even a short 'A well-presented 3 bedroom house with a good-sized garden' would be better than the recitation of light fixtures!

teacherwith2kids Fri 08-Jul-16 09:13:16

(Apologies for massive X-post)

katemiddletonsnudeheels Fri 08-Jul-16 09:13:28

Thanks, Teacher

Will see if they can add a floor plan.

I don't know why there isn't a photo of the third bedroom: it's small, but nice, neutral.

The kitchen is large and there is a big table in there.

Trills Fri 08-Jul-16 09:13:30

The biggest thing I can see wrong with your listing is that you don't have a floorplan.

katemiddletonsnudeheels Fri 08-Jul-16 09:14:27

I'll ring the estate agents Monday and ask them to get onto that smile

Ifailed Fri 08-Jul-16 09:14:40

Agree with others, the first photo needs re-doing as it gives the impression the front room is over-shadowed. Take one yourself and ask the EA to update their photos. Likewise the garden, re-take without the toys.

Other than that, if I was looking for a 3 bed in Rugeley, I'd be interested. Good luck.

Trills Fri 08-Jul-16 09:15:14

Cross posted!

ClaraLane Fri 08-Jul-16 09:15:41

Can you add a floor plan?

katemiddletonsnudeheels Fri 08-Jul-16 09:16:17

Thank you - I could probably do with getting a local gardener to sort out the shrubbery in the front and back garden so I'll get that organised next week.

Ifailed Fri 08-Jul-16 09:16:19

PS, while you are at it, re-take the bathroom without the bottles etc!

katemiddletonsnudeheels Fri 08-Jul-16 09:16:54

Yes - think that would be a good idea!

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