If you've got the details of the house and they CLEARLY state the number of bedrooms, and the size of said bedrooms, then WHY come and view and then say 'hmm, we really need a bigger place/fourth bedroom'????
Or - 'I don't think we could manage in a place with stairs' (one basic straight staircase)
The thing about bedroom size is a bit unfair. So much also depends no layout and light so you do sort of have to see a room rather than rely no floorplans and measurements. But yes, sympathy because it must be really irksome.
I feel your pain! We have our house for sale...description says townhouse...first line says split over 3 floors....viewer comes and decides...wait for it....it's split over too many levels!! So annoying...I think sometimes people fall in love with the pictures even though they know the house is not suitable.
I think sometimes you only realise what you want when you see a house that isn't it. I know it's a pain for vendors but looking at a lot of houses can crystallise what you want, in a way that is hard to do just via the internet.
Echt, that happens in Edinburgh too, generally Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons if memory serves me right. Can get tricky thought, I had 4 couples going round my one bed flat and two more queueing at the door the first Sunday after it went up. This was many years ago though...
I can sympathise. We had loads of timewasters when we sold our house 2 years ago. The most galling was the couple who had driven 40 miles, then within 2 minutes of coming in said, "we have no intention of buying but it looked so pretty in the pictures online we had to come and see it"!!!! Quite why I didn't just ask them to leave there and then I'm still not sure, I think I assumed no-one could possibly be that cheeky and that they were joking. Stick with it though, there is a buyer for you out there.....somewhere. Good Luck.
The Thursday evening/Sunday afternoon thing seems to be fading away a little in Edinburgh, which is a shame IMO.
I found it worked really well from both perspectives; as a buyer you could potentially zoom round quite a few properties on a Sunday afternoon, and if first impressions weren't great you didn't feel guilty about not hanging about as the sellers hadn't prepared especially for you coming IYSWIM.
Some (!) of the problem may be the agents - I often found myself looking a properties that really weren't what I wanted after agents tacked them onto the end of other viewings/suggested they might be interesting anyway/blatantly fibbed about "potential for expansion" or whatever.
Looking round properties Aussie-style could be quite stressful, too. Sometimes there'd be 25+ people coming to look in the same thirty-minute slot. Then you'd see them later on at another house because, naturally, you were interested in the same kind of house.
The other thing is Australian houses are all quite different, apart from some Federation buildings, and you have to have an eagle eye open to see if there's central heating in all the rooms you'd expect to find it. They are in denial about the cold. Very common for houses not to have it in upstairs rooms and bathrooms. On the other hand they all have laundries. Just about all have built-in wardrobes, and a walk-in one for the main bedroom.
Having just bought, I no longer have to spend my Saturdays haring round properties.