House has just gone up on Rightmove!

(53 Posts)
Movingtimes Sat 16-Mar-13 10:10:10

Namechanged for this because it would out me obviously, but would anyone like to see my house? The agent came round and took the photos on Thursday and there it is in all its glory on Rightmove this morning. Would appreciate any ideas on how to best present for viewers. We are relocating to the south-east so need to sell fast.
Here it is! my house

MrsJREwing Sat 16-Mar-13 10:13:19

lovely kitchen.

your house is gorgeous, why are you moving?

Slainte Sat 16-Mar-13 10:14:46

Your home is gorgeous, I am very envy.

Also, I can't believe the house prices there, where I live (Channel Islands) that house would be about £900k!

Movingtimes Sat 16-Mar-13 10:16:06

Thanks MrsJR. We've been in the house 10 years and completely redecorated, but we only just did the kitchen extension a year ago. I will miss it so much, but I know it is what will sell the house for us. The garden is on the small side though.

Movingtimes Sat 16-Mar-13 10:17:42

Dita -we have to relocate. We have spent 10 years making the house what we wanted and I am gutted to be leaving it especially as we will not be able to afford anything so nice where we are going.
Slainte - I know sad

Glittertwins Sat 16-Mar-13 10:18:09

What a fantastic kitchen. Almost tempted to ask if I can relocate to the local plant there although I know it wouldn't be permitted.

DelGirl Sat 16-Mar-13 10:19:35


LIZS Sat 16-Mar-13 10:22:01

love the hall floor and kitchen

MrsDimples Sat 16-Mar-13 10:26:21

The house is stunning and a gorgeous part of the country.

I'm gutted for you sad

ClaimedByMe Sat 16-Mar-13 10:26:42

Its a lovely house, how do you keep it so tidy and clutter free? Why is there no pics of the bathrooms?

fatnfrumpy Sat 16-Mar-13 10:34:08

Do you want to swop!
Your house is perfect!
If it was here it would be around the 1mill mark.
Where are you moving to?
When my DH worked in the NW he was offered redundancy or move to London.
The company subsidised our mortgage for ten years because of the price difference. otherwise we could never have afforded the move.
good luck, will sell quickly I'm sure.

dothraki Sat 16-Mar-13 10:37:45

I could live in that kitchen envy

Movingtimes Sat 16-Mar-13 10:38:13

Claimed - we have rented a storage unit and did a big declutter last week. There are no pix of the bathrooms because the agent said as they are not particularly large they wouldn't be able to get a good angle. I was concerned people would think they weren't nice enough to show! Especially as the shower room in particular has been recently created from what was the box room and though small is rather lovely.

OneHundredSecondsofSolitude Sat 16-Mar-13 10:46:14

It's lovy

What happens to the ceiling above the table? Is it a glass lantern thing?

And in your hall, below the dado is that anagypta (sp?)

Sorry, no stalking hints just nicking decorating ideas!

longjane Sat 16-Mar-13 10:46:14

lovely house

huge rooms

i would get the outside photo redone and tidy up the wall fence

the wall looks like it has weed growing out it
now if they are plants get photos with them in flower if not tidy them up
curbside appeal

lovely house
shame about the garden but if you sell to family with older/teenages brillant house

good luck and hope you find some as nice down south

OneHundredSecondsofSolitude Sat 16-Mar-13 10:47:01

SELLLING! Not stalking blush

Wishfulmakeupping Sat 16-Mar-13 10:49:42

Lovely house kitchen and hallway wow. Would suggest smaller bed/furniture in the smaller rooms the bed with the yellow throw looks too big for the room IYSWIM

Movingtimes Sat 16-Mar-13 10:54:02

One hundred - yes it is a roof lantern above the table. Could have got a better picture. The hallway wallcovering under the dado is the original Victorian lincrusta like this stuff.

Jane - I see what you mean about the outside wall. I'll sort it out, I think we could get a better outside picture anyway.

Movingtimes Sat 16-Mar-13 10:55:35

Wishful - it is the spare room, hence the double bed, but doesn't leave much extra space in the room, I agree.

OneHundredSecondsofSolitude Sat 16-Mar-13 11:05:08

The lincrusta (new word ofvthe day smile ) is REALLY lovely. I'd buy it for that alone

MrsJamin Sat 16-Mar-13 11:22:37

Gorgeous, you should get viewings on the kitchen alone, it's just the kind of thing I would like!

Magimedi Sat 16-Mar-13 11:30:48

Lovely, lovely house. Agree about the room in pic 15 with the double bed - frankly it looks awful & I'd move the bed out & just have it as a study if I couldn't put a single in there.

harryhausen Sat 16-Mar-13 13:43:30

My gosh, what a gorgeous house. I'm so jealous.

For me, it's the kitchen but also the side 'verandas'. Gives it a lovely New England feel. Oh if only I could...

Nancy66 Sat 16-Mar-13 13:48:55

That's a fabulous house....hope it goes quickly.

ILikeBirds Sat 16-Mar-13 14:09:06

I'd get a a bathroom photo up, I think the absence of them might make people wonder what you were hiding.

Does the flooring go under the island unit in the kitchen?

brainonastick Sat 16-Mar-13 14:13:24

Nice, I like it - where did you get your kitchen, it's gorgeous?!

Only thing - I might have missed it - but are there no room dimensions on there? Also the outside space looks very small for a 5 bedder, but if that's all there is, then there's not much you can do about it!

ivykaty44 Sat 16-Mar-13 14:20:48

see I disagree about photo15 - it shows although the room is small you can get a double bed in there... which to me would be better than just seeing a single bed in the room

[hall envy]

bran Sat 16-Mar-13 14:28:56

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Follyfoot Sat 16-Mar-13 14:31:03

Its a lovely house, I am envy

In terms of presentation, it would be good if the photos were in some sort of order - a bit like walking through the house. And I hope you dont mind me saying this, but I'd ask the agent to redo the bedroom photos from a slightly different angle to give more of a sense of the room size, and make sure that the bedding is smoothed out. Sorry I probably sound really fussy but it comes from moving so many times.

Hope you sell quickly smile

Sillyoldbagpus Sat 16-Mar-13 15:41:12

Wow gorgeous home! I'm sure it will go quickly. Seems like an incredible price compared to Essex

DuchessFanny Sat 16-Mar-13 15:47:29

I love your house ... just one thing i would change ... the wine rack is empty in the gorgeous kitchen, looks unfinished grin

GemmaTeller Sat 16-Mar-13 15:53:46

Wow, stunning kitchen.

Is there no back garden?

BlingBubbles Sat 16-Mar-13 15:57:46

Your kitchen is amazing!!! That house would cost well over £750 000 around here.

DizzyHoneyBee Sat 16-Mar-13 15:58:56

It's lovely. I would be put off by what looks like a small garden and I'd wonder what the bathroom was like. As for the bedroom with the double bed, I'd assume it was not a box room if you could get a double bed in there?
I'd go and view if I was lucky enough to have your budget.

Potterer Sat 16-Mar-13 16:02:09

Oh my god your house is stunning, I love it and the price is amazing. The lounge and the kitchen especially. It presents really well. Good luck with the move and I hope you find something as nice.

ShowOfHands Sat 16-Mar-13 16:03:46

Ohhhhh. Lovely.

You live in the sort of house I look at on rightmove when I'm imagining I've won the lottery. grin

The smaller rooms do have too big furniture in them but I don't think it will stop people buying. Just shows you can get a double in there if you wanted to.

I'm sorry you have to leave your beautiful house.

Levantine Sat 16-Mar-13 16:07:54

envy I dream of a kitchen like that grin

80sMum Sat 16-Mar-13 16:15:45

That's a lot of house for the price! You've obviously put a lot of work into it and it looks lovely. I shouldn't think you'll have any difficulties selling it.

Movingtimes Sat 16-Mar-13 16:17:33

Thanks everyone, so much useful feedback here, I will go through and make a list. I guess if I can take some bathroom shots myself (though not today as it is really grey and dull out) I can get the agent to add them and reorder the photos. I will also ask them to put dimensions up, that is really important, it is one of the first things I always check and I know he took them all. To be fair he got the property up really quickly so perhaps is planning to add them later.

We had a viewing today and just got the feedback: loved the house but the garden is too small for them. Oh well.

Cosmosim Sat 16-Mar-13 16:36:29

Beautiful house but horrible photography. Photos with a wide angle lens aren't suppose to look that tilted - looks like you're falling backward in every interior shot!!! Rubbish about the bathroom being too small - that's precisely why estate agents always use a wide angle lens. Insist your EA get a more qualifies photographer. Compare to others (better) in area. It's what you're paying for after all.

LemonBreeland Sat 16-Mar-13 16:42:24

The only negative is the first picture of the outside, the rest is just lovely. I would be tempted to have the one of your front door as the main outside pic.

Movingtimes Sat 16-Mar-13 22:21:10

OK, if fine tomorrow I will take pix of the outside of the house from a better angle and of the bathrooms and post them on my profile if I can.

Jaynebxl Sun 17-Mar-13 09:13:51

Looks great but I agree about the pics making the bedrooms look really small. Lovely house though, and I'm another one who can't believe the price! It would be heaps more here. I hope you are relocating somewhere you can still get lots for your money.

specialsubject Sun 17-Mar-13 09:58:17

lovely house, clearly tiny garden but there's nothing to be done about that. Two of the bedrooms don't look like doubles to me - you can't move round the bed, just crawl across it. I would suggest that you either arrange the rooms so that the beds are accessible or tell the agent not to market them as doubles. As you have five bedrooms this shouldn't be an issue.

also where is the bathroom?

I adore that house, it would definately be my dream house. And as for the small garden, for us with now pre-teen and teenage dc that is not an issue as the days of sandpits and swing sets are long gone and dh and I are not great at gardening smile

Sadly it is nowhere near us, if it was I would be viewing today!!

impecuniousmarmoset Sun 17-Mar-13 11:52:29

I love love love it. I'll buy it then teleport it to the SE, where round our area it'd go for well over a million quid. Only I wouldn't ever sell it because it's too lovely.

Just off to find a teleporter on ebay...

Movingtimes Sun 17-Mar-13 11:53:28

Special - one of the bedrooms is very small, the other isn't but the photo wasn't taken from a great angle. I really need him to put room dimensions up so people can judge for themselves. It always annoys me when I look at a house on Rightmove and they don't have dimensions on.
He didn't take photos of the bathrooms. It is nice and sunny today so I am going to take some and send them to him to add.
Jayne - we are relocating to Portsmouth, and it doesn't look like we will get as much for our money at all. sad
BLNN - we are non-gardeners too, let's hope there are a few more around! Actually the house is at the top of a cul-de-sac that leads into a huge park with a really nice playground so we are hoping that will offset the lack of garden a little. All the local kids go to the park with their friends once they are 8 or so anyway.

Movingtimes Sun 17-Mar-13 11:54:32

Impecunious - I have first dibs on the teleporter. DD1 is a big Dr Who fan, should I get her to try and make one?

ReluctantBeing Sun 17-Mar-13 11:58:22

Wow! My whole house would fit in the kitchen. Ah, how the other half live!

kilmuir Sun 17-Mar-13 12:04:55

Love the hallway flooring

impecuniousmarmoset Sun 17-Mar-13 12:12:06

I'd be a bit worried a child-made teleporter might not be quite reliable enough. Imagine if the house got accidentally teleported to the bottom of the atlantic? Not a risk worth taking imo.

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