We love our house. We moved in 5 months ago and have managed (by spending quite a lot) to make it just as we want. Now the problem...........I'm absolutely certain that we could have got it for as much as £15000 less. We went in right away with an offer of the valuation in the home report (Scotland). Estate agent told us there was another very interested party. We have good reason to doubt that now. We didn't even think to go in lower and negotiate upwards if necessary. It seems we were naive in the extreme. My husband says "What's done is done" and to put it out of my mind. I can't! Has this happened to anyone else?
The market goes up and down so quickly that this is unlikely to be relevant by the time you sell. Whether it is purchase price, hot or falling location or underlying issues, there aren't many of us who get the 'best possible' value. Andd happiness matters more.