Cuddymum- yes we have some viewings lined up for this week! I bought a flowering plant so it should flower for a few weeks and I won't have to keep buying fresh flowers. Made up a hanging basket too for a bit of kerb appeal. We are in Reading. Looking at a few houses that have been on the market for a while and need work doing- which is a bit scary but could mean we could afford a house that we could live in for longer.
I am amazing at killing houseplants! I have an orchid that my mum adopts for half a year at a time to revive and then gives it back to me so I nearly kill it again! Here's hoping its a good week for "local couple", cuddymum
A step forward then and an escape from death row for the bad chicken! All fairly quiet here - had no viewings for a couple of weeks now. The local couple who want to buy still say they want to buy. The EA is trying to persuade them to go on with them as they are selling a bungalow that will appeal to old people and they have old people who have registered in the old fashioned way who may not know their house is for sale. They say they will but are going to repaint the whole house in cream first! No! Stop dilly-dallying! The family with lots of children are still trying to persuade the man of the house to buy too! Has anyone else had viewings recently?
Blimey what a huge house. But yes they could have had a clear up. Some of the houses are in a such a mess when they have their photos done- its so surprising that people don't think its important to declutter.
We have two viewings this morning- one wants a third viewing tomorrow so it looks like they should make an offer- just hope it's not a ridiculously cheeky one. There's a house we would like to put an offer in on this week so we're really hopeful!
I am exhausted!! Cleaning and decluttering. House just going on the market but had a viewing this morning already. Thankfully the sun was shining which makes everything look so much brighter. exceptthewindows
Sailorsgal I hope you get an offer quickly. I have to say that preparing for viewings has been completely physically shattering - especially at short notice and when you don't even get feedback (or no shows!). I agree, the house looks much brighter when the sun is shining but the windows and mirrors are so unforgiving
We had 3 viewings today- one with 10 mins notice and I had to usher the children out with half eaten snacks in hand! Need to be accommodating however inconvenient but I hope it doesn't go on for months! I do feel like it is teaching me to be tidier though- it does not come naturally!
I looked at the photos the estate agent took and my house looked pretty good. I wondered why we were moving. So many pluses to where we live but we want a bigger garden. I will miss little Waitrose on the corner.
As expected my prospective purchaser if refusing to negotiate on price - it's take it or leave it! My husband is wearing what I call "the face" and is putting obstacles in the way when I try to make sensible suggestions. At the moment, I'm emailing all the agents to see if they know of anything suitable for us to buy or even rent.