I've not explained this properly - we've already moved out (in Jan) so the house is empty so it's a bit obvious we aren't putting it in for own benefit and really just to sell it. Usually the agents show them round but tonight it's me and I'm not sure how to explain it other than being honest - but are we going to look desperate!? Mind you, that might go without saying considering how slow the market is..
I think people are pretty comfortable with the idea that people paint/decorate/install new things to sell their homes these days. To me it looks like you are serious about selling your home and so I would be more inclined to buy from you.
Thanks for that Beansprout - I think it's pretty clear we are serious as well because we've already moved out!! The viewer has also sold so it would be fantastic if they made an offer...any offer...pleeeeease!