Yesterday we had our first new viewers after our original buyers pulled out on Thursday so it feels good now to find that the first ones, (again!), have made an offer to the agent this morning.
We were a bit fed-up on Thursday but looking at the market I thought we should try again straight away and suggested we go back up to the original valuation and these buyers have offered near enough that amount without batting an eyelid so that was a good move as it’s £7000 more than the first buyers!
We have another viewing today and we have told the agent that we will probably accept this offer if today’s viewers do not seem impressed as the first couple are in no hurry and really want this house, which for us is great.
We can also up our budget now and maybe get that illusive 2-bed house! stevmk2
The very best of luck to you Steve, but it’s a long rocky road this house selling business, we’ve been trying to sell a very nice four bedroomed semi since February. We are now on our third buyers for one reason or another and are once again due to exchange contracts this coming week, which is usually the time when the buyers to decide to divorce instead… :shock:
We live in one of the original towns swallowed up by Milton Keynes Development Corporation, long before Milton Keynes became a “city” and now a Unitary Council Malcolm.
We have houses around here that are far older than ours too.
Lots of misconceptions abound about Milton Keynes but we’ve lived here since the early 70s and I lived in Stevenage a short while before that.
More developments today; the first potential buyer some how found out we had more viewings today and upped her offer.
We feel a bit guilty now 'cos we had decided that she was the best for our house - yes, daft I know but we felt she belonged here and this is her second attempt as she missed out before by ten minutes on an offer as the first buyers had snapped our house up.
There are one or two things we were going to leave but now, as I have the materials I’m going to do those jobs as soon as I can for her - only fair in my mind. stevmk2
Where we are now is our 5th move and don’t intend to do it again. it is a load of hassle to be sure. What with purchasers -removers-solicitors- estate agents it makes one wonder if the effort is worth it. Only good thing about all of this is with each move we have made money on them.
Good luck Steve you have my best wishes on finding your new house and that everything runs smoothly in your sale I have had my 3 bed semi up for sale since the 14th July. Tomorrow we have our 4th and 5th viewers calling at 6pm and 6.30pm we haven’t had any offers as yet, as the market up north seems to be very slow at the moment. I wish some southerners would come up here and buy our houses as they sell very cheap compared to yours…
People will think we are mad but today we’ve spent much of the morning doing a bit of decorating in this house, despite the fact it is actually sold.
The reason is that the lady that’s buying our house seems really nice and there were a few things that we were going to do before we ever put the house on the market so, as we had the paint and the time, why not?!
It only took us a few hours and hasn’t cost us anything but the results are quite pleasing.
Quite surprised that the newly-painted parts in the hallway where the plaster “skim” had hairline cracks are very difficult to spot 5 hours after we did them and the badly stained wall behind the cooker is gone now too!
Our neighbours think it’s nice of us but it hasn’t cost us anymore and we are still living in the house!
No potential new homes out there though - well, not at what we can afford.
Never mind - we are still hopeful. stevmk2