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wishfulthinking1 Tue 09-Jul-13 16:28:56

We found our dream property- it really is- needs a lot of work- but it would be the most perfect house for our children to grow up in. We put ours on the market 11 days ago- had 3 viewers , one more booked for Thursday. Second viewing tomorrow night.

But every day that goes by is a day that someone else could buy Dream House!! Went into EA today- someone, cash buyer, is having a second viewing tomorrow. WAIL!!!

Please someone slap me and tell me whatever will be will be etc, and that something even more perfect impossible might come on tomorrow?!? What if the other people make an offer on Dream House, and then the people looking around ours make an offer but it's too late? Is it first come first served? Or could we offer more? I'm driving myself nuts!!!!!!

Xxxx

pigglepaggle Tue 09-Jul-13 17:07:05

It's a nail biting situation to be in and I can't offer you any advice but you know you've just got to sit it out until an offer is made on yours. Yes it could get sold and yes another dream house could come on the market (it did for us)

I've hated the whole rigamarole of having our house up for sale - cleaning a house top to bottom everytime we've had a viewing (3 teenagers) and having strangers trooping in and out.

We've put an offer on our new house and everything is running smoothly but I'm so scared our buyers will pull out and then we have to start the whole fecking process again. Roll on exchange day!

wishfulthinking1 Tue 09-Jul-13 17:16:33

Thanks piggle and good luck! When is exchange day?

pigglepaggle Tue 09-Jul-13 17:57:26

Thanks.
Don't know yet but we're hoping to move 2nd week in August.

lalalonglegs Tue 09-Jul-13 18:00:21

I would take the estate agent's claim that there is a cash buyer about to pounce with several sacks of salt. They always seem to have these buyers up their sleeve as soon as anyone else expresses interest.

Deep breaths.

wishfulthinking1 Tue 09-Jul-13 18:37:51

Really longlegs? He knows our situation - no point in lying to us- we can't make an offer till we've sold here. Do you really think he might be making it up?--however thank you for saying it and giving me hope!!--

bdbfan Tue 09-Jul-13 18:45:12

We're in the same position as you wishful thinking. Found dream house, 3 viewings on our house but no offers.

We did make an offer on dream house, but vendors know we can't proceed so haven't accepted or declined.

lalalonglegs Tue 09-Jul-13 19:05:06

He wants you to take an offer - any offer - on your own house and then offer full asking (or above) on the one he's selling. I can't guarantee he doesn't have a cash buyer considering the place but just read the property board threads and see how often there are these other highly proceedable buyers that seem to disappear once the poster has panicked and put in an offer higher than she would have liked.

didireallysaythat Tue 09-Jul-13 19:42:12

We've lost 3-4 houses we've offered over the last 2 years to builders or cash buyers in rented. We moved into rented when we sold (but lost out on a house) to improve our odds. Glad we did because this house buying thing is a right royal pain...

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