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albertcampionscat Mon 26-Sep-16 17:00:12

Put place up for sale last week. First time selling. AAAAARGH.

thenewaveragebear1983 Mon 26-Sep-16 20:59:55

It's soooo stressful isn't it? We put ours up on the last day of the summer term and sold on the last day of the holidays- 6 weeks, 25 viewings- I have never been so stressed trying to keep the house tidy with 3 kids off school! Did it in the end though, now just waiting for solicitors to do their magic....
Have you found somewhere you like yet?

albertcampionscat Mon 26-Sep-16 22:22:43

We've seen a few things, but I'm a bit uncomfortable looking until I know more concretely what we'll get for this one. Congratulations on getting (nearly) there.

wohmum Mon 26-Sep-16 22:29:54

Ours went on this weekend , but we've committed the school boy error of looking first and had found the ideal house , but of course they won't accept an offer until we've got a buyer lined up . Hoping to get some interest this week. It's a bit more complicated as we have tenants in ours who move out in 3 weeks, so it's not looking as good as it could be.

elfofftheshelf Tue 27-Sep-16 08:58:17

Ours has been on since end of July and we've had two offers fall through at the proof of funds stage. Thankfully, we don't have to sell to buy our new place, so we are going ahead regardless and will rent if it doesn't sell (we're in London). Such a horrible stressful process. I look at friends who buy and sell in North America with wonder at the 30 day sale & completion!

thenewaveragebear1983 Tue 27-Sep-16 10:39:35

I would definitely recommend getting a skip if you can afford it and do a massive clear out. Spend a few weekends finishing off little jobs and making all your rooms do the jobs they are supposed to. We had 20 viewings before putting a bed in dh's office. No interest. Then once the bed went in (and it was just a knackered old camp bed) we had 3 viewings and 3 offers. I didn't believe Amanda lamb , but it sees most people really are as blind as she says!
We found our dream house, we weren't even selling so our vendor was very patient to wait for us. The house we are buying is in a tight state do o think the EA encouraged her to accept our offer rather than risk losing us!

albertcampionscat Tue 27-Sep-16 11:14:34

Thanks newaveragebear - we've done a big clear out, but could still do more on diy. It's a nice flat - hopefully someone will like it soon.

darumafan Tue 27-Sep-16 12:35:06

I'm selling my mums house. I have accepted an offer, the buyers have a mortgage in place. We have all signed the contracts and now their solicitor has raised more queries! The buyers have also been told that their solicitor has archiving the documents as the searches aren't finished. My poor buyers have a weeks holiday booked starting on the 12th October and want to be in the house by then. Frustrated doesn't even begin to explain it!

Lilmisskittykat Tue 27-Sep-16 16:35:33

Up for sale here too!

Listed three days after brexit vote so awful timing. One potential buyer fell through as couldn't raise the funds to proceed (who puts in an offer they can't actually afford?!)

Viewing tonight so really hopeful though not desperate to sell once you get your mind set on moving you sort of fall out of love with your home

I agree it's stressful process doing all the DIY and clearing out, the idea of selling actually terrifies me reading about all the gazundering and the idea of getting my life into storage just stresses me out!

Although I'm looking forward to looking at new houses.

thehoundschicken Tue 27-Sep-16 17:05:25

Good luck! My house went up nearly three weeks ago. We have had 6 viewers in that time but none have come to much , 3 of those have flats to sell or are not ready to buy?!

I'm selling in Scotland and all the houses in my area are going quick ...like 1/2 weeks quick... Apart from mine confused

elfofftheshelf Wed 28-Sep-16 08:41:28

I feel your pain Lilmiss, the time wasters who put in an offer and then cross their fingers that the money will materialise are bizarre. We have another viewing this morning, and have listed with another agent from tomorrow. It's such an unsettling process and you're right, you do fall out of love with your home once you commit to selling. Hope your viewing went well.

Lilmisskittykat Wed 28-Sep-16 22:32:56

Thanks elf... she seemed to really like it but then you never can tell really can you? So I'm hopeful mixed with paranoia of she was just being polite...

He drove me bonkers... wanted a second viewing at 8.30 at night then wouldn't leave for an hour telling me his plans for when he lived in my house... then I guess reality of actually buying got in the way that it he got carried away with haggling .. who knows.

To be honest I'm a bit panicked about the idea of moving out ... I'm moving back in with my mum and dad to keep the house out of a chain and they are renovating so just all a bit of a challenge!

Hope it went well for you this morning! New agent might be a good move too... fingers crossed smile

Lilmisskittykat Wed 28-Sep-16 22:36:06

Don't worry hounds... as my oh points out you only need one buyer!

Very slow here ... I've only had two viewings so you are doing better than me! X

suewalker Thu 29-Sep-16 19:13:40

We are just setting out on this process. Had first valuation on Tues and they came back with 215k and another tonight said 229,950k !! Got third coming tomorrow then be choosing who to go with. It's all very daunting

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