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Listings, viewings and offers thread 2!

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drspouse Wed 15-Mar-17 10:19:27

We've filled up the old one! (maybe someone on a mobile device could add a post with this link though?)

drspouse Wed 15-Mar-17 10:22:16

And our news - our sellers do have to be in the country to complete and they will be here on 10th April.... when we will be abroad on holiday!

But it's OK because although we can't pick up the keys, we are going to get the EA to keep them and they can let in the damp proofing man so if he's free (fingers crossed he still is) he can start work that week. He's going to take 2 weeks so then we're looking at moving in just before or after the first May BH.

drspouse Wed 15-Mar-17 10:35:27

Hmm I wonder if I can tag a few of the usual suspects

Has that worked?

startingblocks Wed 15-Mar-17 12:29:24

Hello, a newbie here please can I join? We put our house on the market this week, 7 viewings lined up so far but EA informed me that none of them are from Rightmove. In fact no one has enquired from Rightmove yet and wondering if we should be worried about that!
It's all rather nail biting.
Also I feel compelled to keep pestering the estate agent but only spoke to them yesterday afternoon. I wonder if it's overkill to ring every day for updates?

drspouse Wed 15-Mar-17 12:52:50

Seven! Wow! I'd stay busy tidying up if I were you! And welcome.

Notanotherpawpatrol Wed 15-Mar-17 12:52:56

I just went to post on the old thread and couldn't work out why I couldn't! blush
That's amazing drspouce. Just have to sell your property now!!
I'm eating lunch before our viewers come, i really really need it to sell now, i am desperate to get all the baby stuff down. 3.5 weeks to go!!! I need to be prepared 🙈

Notanotherpawpatrol Wed 15-Mar-17 12:54:44

Seven! Wow!! That's amazing, don't worry about rightmove and I'd leave the ea for now, 7 viewings not from rightmove mean they are clearly working smile it's when the viewings dry up and they stop working you need to get onto them more.
Welcome to the stress

Lilmisskittykat Wed 15-Mar-17 12:58:02

'welcome to the stress' made me laugh 😂

PartyintheKitchen Wed 15-Mar-17 13:05:10

Can I join too? We put our house on the market last week and I've had a knot in my stomach thinking about it since.

The house is in London. To be fair it looks amazing as we've had a huge refurb on it and it's now looking like a show home (that's only my opinion). It's empty as we moved abroad just before the refurb. So now we're waiting for news from the EA from across the seas, My nerves are in bits, I think my DH will be sick of me as I keep worrying about it. Fingers crossed we get some viewings soon. gin

drspouse Wed 15-Mar-17 13:20:00

I know nota, just to sell ours (ha!)

Anyone else sold with viewings after they have moved out (or selling now under those circumstances)?
DH says he's reluctant to leave furniture as he's worried it won't be insured. We do have spare furniture which could stay, or we could beg/borrow/steal/or even buy some cheap stuff (but it wouldn't be as nice as ours).

SchnitzelvonKrummsverylowtum Wed 15-Mar-17 13:24:42

Can I join please? Our house is going to be advertised in the next day or so. We already have a viewing lined up for later today and one for Saturday.

Problem is we have two houses to sell - my parents are selling their house and coming to live with us.

It also seems impossible to keep a house tidy enough for viewings with a messy husband, a toddler and a 4 month old, so I hope it sells quickly!

Lilmisskittykat Wed 15-Mar-17 14:20:06

Drspouse I wish I was in your position where you've been able to just go ahead a buy without having to sell. Though I imagine that's quite a unique position to be in

drspouse Wed 15-Mar-17 14:31:54

It is related (though not that directly) to both I and DH having bought flats in 1986 for £26K each (we didn't know each other then, were at different stages of our lives, and in different cities/countries - total coincidence).
But having been property owners for ever and a day we have amassed a lot of equity.

Schintzel completely agree. We have reduced the amount of stuff to tidy up by putting loads in a storage facility. I highly recommend it. Are your parents mobile/able enough to help with childcare? If so I would dump the kids on them for a day, rent a van and do a total blitz.

Also if you don't have one at the moment, a temporary cleaner once a week helps a lot. Make it clear they MUST be prepared to tidy up.

And lots of nice baskets/handy see through boxes that can go in cupboards filled with clutter e.g. all our bathroom shelf stuff stays in that on the shelf, then into the cupboard for viewings.

TK Maxx in our area has quite a lot of medium to large storage baskets at the moment - ours were from the kids area but are pale blue/beige so OK in our room for now but will go into DD's room when we move.

SchnitzelvonKrummsverylowtum Wed 15-Mar-17 15:28:30

Drspouse - great idea re crates/baskets - will definitely be doing that. My parents have the DC quite a lot, and we already have a cleaner, the main issue is volume of stuff! I'm going to try to have a clear out this weekend - will have to be done when we move anyway!

Notanotherpawpatrol Wed 15-Mar-17 17:48:33

Our viewing went really well. I'm really hoping they come and do a second viewing over the weekend. (They said they wanted to!) Fingers are firmly crossed here!

Blackfellpony Wed 15-Mar-17 20:24:25

Found you grin

Our viewers were really interested yesterday. Heard nothing today...similar story to usual hmmgrin

The people we were competing against for the house we wanted have STC so that's dream house officially sold. Never mind there will be others!

It's got to happen for one of us soon!

Glitterpony51 Thu 16-Mar-17 11:23:55

Can I join in too??
Ours has been on the market about 7 weeks now, 3 viewings, reduced price already and nothing for a few weeks.
EA says market is extremely slow...
Not what he said when getting our business... anyway glad it's not just us although disheartening when so many of you seem to be in desirable areas and it's quiet not much hope for us here in the really rural countryside.

mamaslatts Thu 16-Mar-17 12:45:56

Hi all
We've had one more viewing, so total of 5 in just under a month. The EA has advised us to 'adjust the price' as we aren't getting enough viewings at this 'price point'. I have asked twice what the reduction should be but they are ignoring that question... what do people think about when you go for a reduction?

The house DH loved has officially sold but we are doing some more viewings Monday. Just need to get someone to view this before DS decapitates any more flowers we bought for the garden..

Notanotherpawpatrol Thu 16-Mar-17 13:22:11

Mamas, the EA should be helping you with this. If they're not then I'd be questioning why!

Beckyb1 Thu 16-Mar-17 13:51:08

Found you all!!! 😂

HalleLouja Thu 16-Mar-17 14:12:13

Hello everyone.

jazzmin Thu 16-Mar-17 18:20:16

Hello again. 3 weeks, 2 viewings, house back to normal 'lived in' look!

Glitterpony51 Thu 16-Mar-17 18:39:52

Where are the buyers???
EA has just suggested we reduce the price again
It's all very sad

AndersArms Thu 16-Mar-17 18:42:25

Can I join you? Put house on market today, 2 viewings booked already! From what the agent has said we should sell quite quickly but as we want to buy within walking distance if the DC's school it may be harder to find something.

AndersArms Thu 16-Mar-17 18:53:03

Although reading everyone else's posts again I wonder if actually this is strictly accurate from the agent...

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