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to think this agent doesn't actually want to sell this property?!

(38 Posts)
aforestgrewandgrew Sat 05-Nov-16 09:17:30

This property is beautiful from the outside (and the price reflects that).

So why the feck would anyone choose that as a first picture?!


StealthPolarBear Sat 05-Nov-16 09:20:38

grin it looks like the sea

Bailey101 Sat 05-Nov-16 09:20:38

I can't imagine the sellers being too impressed with that shock

Hoppinggreen Sat 05-Nov-16 09:23:05

Is it a flat?
And what's a ""public room" ? If you live there do you have to let random strangers use it?

MargotsDevil Sat 05-Nov-16 09:26:56

Public rooms are how "living areas" are described; so you may see an advert for 3 bed 2 public. Can describe rooms used as living room, dining room, playroom, office etc. Doesn't include kitchen, utility, bathroom or hall. I think the idea is to offer flexibility to the buyer.

Jojobythesea Sat 05-Nov-16 09:40:32

TBH I'm for sale at the moment and I don't even think they think about it.I'm getting my brother round tomorrow to take some pics with his professional gear as the ones they took i replaced with my basic Canon and they were better! Don't know what goes through their mind sometimes as as you say it's stunnning from the outsidehmm

TaterTots Sat 05-Nov-16 09:42:01

There's a baffling number of close-ups of that horrendous carpet too shock

aforestgrewandgrew Sat 05-Nov-16 10:12:09

I'd be hopping mad if I was the seller!

aforestgrewandgrew Sat 05-Nov-16 10:15:27

TaterTots you're right that truly is a baffling number of pictures of such a horrendous carpet!

flipsahoy Sat 05-Nov-16 10:22:08

The placement of the dining table in the kitchen is making me feel claustrophobic...

Silvercatowner Sat 05-Nov-16 10:28:49

But..... the price...... my goodness. Beautiful property.

Kissesgingers Sat 05-Nov-16 10:31:58

I'm on my phone so that might be it, but where's the kitchen on the floor plan? I can see it exists from the pictures

MrsReiver Sat 05-Nov-16 10:33:39

I used to pass that house once a week when we lived in the area, it really is stunning.

FrancisCrawford Sat 05-Nov-16 10:49:52

Those are stunningly bad photos!

House looks lovely from front, but the back extension is horrid. It looks tacked on and cheaply built.

It's the norm in Scotland to refer to living spaces as public rooms.

JessShouldHaveBeenAPiranha Sat 05-Nov-16 10:50:16

Wow, that carpet is making me feel queasy! It's And swirly.

listsandbudgets Sat 05-Nov-16 10:51:37

Is it only for the ground floor? It describes it as a "ground floor villa" and floor plan only shows one level. Its a rather confusing description to be honest.

The price though is so low it makes me wonder what's wrong with it shock

Cherrysoup Sat 05-Nov-16 10:54:11

Am I reading the price right? £175 000? I'll have two! Lovely looking, needs major updating. And a new carpet! grin

TaterTots Sat 05-Nov-16 10:55:53

The price though is so low it makes me wonder what's wrong with it

It depends on where it is in Scotland. Also they have the 'offers over' system there - it could easily go for £200k plus.

FrancisCrawford Sat 05-Nov-16 11:00:10

Ground floor villa is a common description in Scotland. Means it's a house split into two.

aforestgrewandgrew Sat 05-Nov-16 11:01:03

MrsReiver that's interesting. What did you think of the area? Did you like living there?

We're relocating to Scotland, hopefully next year, to be closer to DP's family.

I'd like to live in Edinburgh, but DP wants somewhere out of the cities while the DC are still young (left to his own devices he'd have us moving to the wilds!) but we can't afford Edinburgh so looks like I've lost that debate!

So I'm researching places not ridiculously far from Edinburgh, for work, and ideally easy to get to Glasgow to visit family also. So far I like the look of Stirling and understand Falkirk and Musselburgh would make a lot of practical sense.

I'd love to hear your thoughts.

aforestgrewandgrew Sat 05-Nov-16 11:04:26

South of the border this would be a "ground floor flat" or possibly "garden flat" in estate agent speak!

juls1888 Sat 05-Nov-16 11:28:08

Denny and Bonnybridge areas are a good compromise for relocating. In the middle of the central belt betweenGlasgow and Edinburgh and super near Stirling. House prices are unbelievably cheap there too. We live in Falkirk and the house prices there are amazing compared to Edinburgh and even the suburbs like South Queensferry or Kirkliston and only 10 minutes down the motorway.

juls1888 Sat 05-Nov-16 11:31:37

Oh to answer your original question, that agents pictures are always awful. I can't see why anyone would use them unless they are cheap! When looking for property here, most agents are fine if a little slow. Paul Rolfe agency are hard work, super pushy and full of shit! McEwan Fraser are huge but very slow and unorganised. All of this is just my opinion by the way!

CalmItKermitt Sat 05-Nov-16 11:42:56

So it's like a ground floor maisonette? You'd have people upstairs? Is part of the garden theirs then?

TheHiphopopotamus Sat 05-Nov-16 11:52:20

Look like whoever took those pics got seasickness from the carpet because they're all wonky as well.

Estate agents photos are always shit though.

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