My parents REALLY need to sell their house - I have photos

(36 Posts)
Katymac Fri 05-Jun-15 20:42:07

I've uploaded all the photos onto my profile

They live is a largish Norfolk Village/smallish town (Post office, small supermarket, Fish & chip shop, 2 pubs, 2 churches, Good Junior & High School)

I think the bathroom is a bit of a problem (only a shower) & the layout is a bit odd

Any suggestions to make it more saleable?

nilbyname Fri 05-Jun-15 20:46:01

Can't see anything On your profile?

lavendersun Fri 05-Jun-15 20:46:17

Hi Katymac - I can't see them.

Katymac Fri 05-Jun-15 20:47:29

Oh Poop - I can - how disappointing sad

CMOTDibbler Fri 05-Jun-15 20:48:01

TBH, I'd declutter by removing a lot of the furniture in the sitting room/conservatory, move the dining table in the conservatory so it stops blocking the flow, and just tidy up/remove the plant on the front of the house.

Apart from that, its a nice house, so saleability is going to come down to price I'm afraid

Katymac Fri 05-Jun-15 20:48:15

Can you see the photos of DD? or is it completely empty?

Tiredemma Fri 05-Jun-15 20:48:59

I can see it- they need to get rid of all their 'bits'- especially in the lounge- it looks a bit cluttered.

lavendersun Fri 05-Jun-15 20:49:31

PM me a link. I think Norfolk is very odd tbh. Some villages (mine included) take ages to sell, wished I had realised that when we bought.

I was talking to someone else the other day - her house took 2 years, just because it did.

Did I get an e-mail from your daughter (meant to ask before if it was her) - haven't bought my tickets yet!

Katymac Fri 05-Jun-15 20:49:33

That plant is a clematis in full bloom (now)

I agree about decluttering (I think) - I'm working on it

Shakey1500 Fri 05-Jun-15 20:51:04

I guess only having a shower could be a problem but would see that as the new owners discretion to change if they wish. Rather than something your parents need to address if they need to sell quickly?

Overall, I think it's very presentable. Obviously clean and tidy smile

If I had a couple of pointers it would be that-

1. The layout of the living furniture looks odd (to me). Too angular? A bit less personal "clutter" may work also. Any way of repositioning the table in the middle of the floor? Just stops the "flow"

2. The bedroom look a little drab (sorry!). I'm sure the bedding is of a delicate lemon colour but looks stained in the pic. Perhaps just a change of bedding and a freshening of the room.

Garden looks fabulous!

lavendersun Fri 05-Jun-15 20:52:35

Well, I think it is fine Katymac - seen them now. I don't buy into too much decluttering myself wink, it is a family home and that shows.

If you could have seen the state of my house when I bought it you would be shocked. I don't expect people to live in a bare ish place at all. Most wise people would see past someone else's things.

Katymac Fri 05-Jun-15 20:52:56

I have sent it - yes it probably was DD she started work on Tuesday & Wednesday (Mon & Tues next week)

Anyone want to go to the Southburgh Festival wink

lavendersun Fri 05-Jun-15 20:56:35

Ha ha ha ha!

Honestly, I think your parents house is absolutely fine as it is. It isn't a show home full of stuff bought for the job, it is their lovely home and that shows.

Every room has a purpose, garden is lovely, looks really well taken care of - I think that it is just one of those things and that they have to wait (hard I know) for the right person to come along.

My friend has just sold her house after three years on the market - nothing wrong with it, it just took that long.

Bakeoffcake Fri 05-Jun-15 20:56:48

Are they the photos an agent has taken?

I agree that they should remove some of the furniture from the sitting room, put some pots of flowers in the gardens and have new photos taken.

Bakeoffcake Fri 05-Jun-15 20:59:11

It's a lovely house though and looks really well looked after.

Katymac Fri 05-Jun-15 20:59:55

I think new photos with the garden in bloom, maybe trim the furniture out in the lounge & swop the dresser in the conservatory for the table?

Now I just need to persuade them

They haven't taken a photo of the mini office in the hall by the downstairs loo

Icandoitbymyself Fri 05-Jun-15 21:10:29

I don't think there is too much clutter. It looks lovely how much is it wink

ChilliAndMint Fri 05-Jun-15 21:11:55

I don't think you need to do anything. The house is spotless, in good condition, nicely decorated, immaculate garden.
It should sell very easily.

Katymac Fri 05-Jun-15 21:14:06

It's been on the market since the autumn - they are on their second agent

lavendersun Fri 05-Jun-15 21:17:51

Pleased others agree on the 'it is lovely as it is front'.

It is lovely as it is KatyMac - rural Norfolk is just an odd place imo, they should enjoy their home as they want to until the right person comes along.

baaaabaaaaabaaaa Fri 05-Jun-15 21:23:07

I think it looks fine. Too much decluttering looks clincial. Its a home.

The lack of bath would be my only issue and therefore the price would have to reflect the fact I would want to rectify it.

Its a lovely house and quite saleable I would have thought.

Katymac Fri 05-Jun-15 22:01:30

Thanks Peeps

I thought the boat added to the 'lifestyle' vibe as we are minutes from the broads wink

lavendersun Fri 05-Jun-15 22:06:37

My husband wants a boat Katymac!

lavendersun Fri 05-Jun-15 22:08:18

Also, some people (my parents for instance) don't want a bath so I wouldn't do anything about that. Changing a shower for a bath doesn't cost much and shouldn't make that much difference.

Katymac Fri 05-Jun-15 22:12:06

The boat is also for sale wink

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