Is anyone moving now?

Is anyone moving now?

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parakitaMol.

11,614 posts

216 months

Thursday 25th February
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Biggus thingus said:
Got mine on the market, been on for a few months now and wanting an offer to get moving

Had a viewing booked for last couple of days for 12.30 today

Opened door, sorry, not gonna waste your time, don't like the area, drive off!

Who books a viewing via an estate agent without making sure the property is in the area you want rather than waiting for satnav to drive you there to confirm you don't want to live there?
That's frustrating, but honestly, I've poured over Satellite/Street View before visiting (an area I don't know) and then arrived and didn't like something about it. Sometimes it is hard to put your finger on an emotion you feel when you are there. At least they didn't pretend to be interested in the house and look round.

I had one cancelled last week because even though they said it was 'perfect' the wife decided it was 'right under the flight path' (it really isn't) and that's frustrating as well.

Good luck smile

01WE01

1,017 posts

38 months

Thursday 25th February
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At least they were honest, I suppose and not just stringing you along. That feels worse.

It surprisingly common people have to move across the country at pretty short notice and they book a day of viewings 'within x miles of y'.

AJB88

7,575 posts

136 months

Thursday 25th February
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Got to the bottom our our panic. the chain is;

House 1 being bought by first time buyer
House 2 (my house) being bought buy house 1
House 3 being bought by me
House 4 being bought by house 3, current owner is in house 5 already
House 5 already bought by house 4

The confusion has come from the seller of house number 4 already living in house 5, saying he is doing building works on house 5 which wont be ready till July. He's living in it already though.

normalbloke

4,596 posts

184 months

Thursday 25th February
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Biggus thingus said:
Got mine on the market, been on for a few months now and wanting an offer to get moving

Had a viewing booked for last couple of days for 12.30 today

Opened door, sorry, not gonna waste your time, don't like the area, drive off!

Who books a viewing via an estate agent without making sure the property is in the area you want rather than waiting for satnav to drive you there to confirm you don't want to live there?
Ouch! I guess’ Yeah, me too’ would have been the only quick comeback to that..

edc

8,291 posts

216 months

Thursday 25th February
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Biggus thingus said:
Got mine on the market, been on for a few months now and wanting an offer to get moving

Had a viewing booked for last couple of days for 12.30 today

Opened door, sorry, not gonna waste your time, don't like the area, drive off!

Who books a viewing via an estate agent without making sure the property is in the area you want rather than waiting for satnav to drive you there to confirm you don't want to live there?
The estate agent probably just slotted them in as they were seeing something else in the area or they actually wanted to see something else but it just sold etc. I saw a few houses I didn't ask to see but we're "recommended" to view by estate agents.

75Black

290 posts

47 months

Thursday 25th February
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Biggus thingus said:
Got mine on the market, been on for a few months now and wanting an offer to get moving

Had a viewing booked for last couple of days for 12.30 today

Opened door, sorry, not gonna waste your time, don't like the area, drive off!

Who books a viewing via an estate agent without making sure the property is in the area you want rather than waiting for satnav to drive you there to confirm you don't want to live there?
That's what we done before we arranged any viewings, took a list of the houses we'd shortlisted on Rightmove, drove up to Aylesbury one Saturday and scoped out the areas, then on Monday arranged a viewing for the properties that did catch our eye and were in a desirable area.

talksthetorque

8,930 posts

100 months

Thursday 25th February
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Similarly, we accepted a viewing booked through the agent's online portal, the day before it gets cancelled as "we didn't realise how remote it is"
a day later they message us telling us that they're going to do a drive-by to "view the remoteness and the house in context so not to worry if we see a car doing a drive by"

He must be aware of all the panic about peoples dogs getting nicked or something.

Dreading him turning up liking the house if this is what he's like for a viewing...

Biggus thingus

206 posts

9 months

Thursday 25th February
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normalbloke said:
Ouch! I guess’ Yeah, me too’ would have been the only quick comeback to that..
LOL you're right

We love our house and it's taken some serious effort to get to point of putting it on the market, would love to be able to pick it up and drop it in the place we to move to.

Just can't stand our area any more. Local/walkable pub closed and turned in to a house by some a-hole local architect. shop 25min hike up heart attack hill, fallen out with daughters school over the absolute crap work she's been getting during home school

Aaagghh

ooid

2,479 posts

65 months

Thursday 25th February
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AJB88 said:
The confusion has come from the seller of house number 4 already living in house 5, saying he is doing building works on house 5 which wont be ready till July. He's living in it already though.
This is why many, mostly young buyers chose new build or developer vendors. It’s a simple direct commercial transaction, they would not mess around with buyers. It is vacant, ready to get in.

fesuvious

6,265 posts

206 months

Thursday 25th February
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No, that's because Help2Buy is a developer&gov stitch-up with it only being avail on new builds.

Help2Buy, otherwise known as 'sift hundreds of millions of state funds into the big four developers profits....'

LetsTryAgain

2,878 posts

38 months

Thursday 25th February
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Wasn't the Cameron-era Conservatives pretty much funded by big builders and hedge funds...?
Then all of a sudden planning rules are changed to suit builders.

tuffer

8,739 posts

232 months

Friday 26th February
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And we are in......Happy Days.


BurtonLazars

579 posts

9 months

Friday 26th February
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Congrats that looks great! Is it good to go or can we look forward to a DIY thread??? smile

tuffer

8,739 posts

232 months

Friday 26th February
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BurtonLazars said:
Congrats that looks great! Is it good to go or can we look forward to a DIY thread??? smile
DIY will be involved, lots and lots and lots.

ooid

2,479 posts

65 months

Friday 26th February
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Fantastic house, garden big congrats!

beer

AlmostUseful

3,027 posts

165 months

Friday 26th February
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Congratulations!

We’ve had some marginally positive news today, the file of our buyers buyer has been passed to a more proactive person in the “call centre” firm of solicitors being used, this may or may not mean that something actually happens. Still not counting chickens and sort of wondering if I should just buy an M3 with our slush fund given that if we don’t move we won’t need it laugh

MrVert

Original Poster:

3,691 posts

204 months

Friday 26th February
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tuffer said:
And we are in......Happy Days.

Congrats! The sense of relief is immense I bet!

Lovely place cool

littlebasher

3,209 posts

136 months

Friday 26th February
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tuffer said:
And we are in......Happy Days.

Couldn't you have found one with a bigger garden !

Fast Bug

9,335 posts

126 months

Friday 26th February
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Looks lovely Tuffer!

tuffer

8,739 posts

232 months

Saturday 27th February
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Cheers everyone, this morning I am mostly shopping for .......... Lawnmowers.