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Only 1 Viewing in 3 Weeks

Please can someone tell me why i have only had 1 viewing in 3 weeks?i am in-patient (i know this) but the estate agent had 3 "hot picks" to send round and they havent materialised. Please can someone tell me how long can it take to sell a house, we have seen a couple of houses we want to put an offer on but cannot until we sell ours?also is there something we are doing wrong?price?pics? i am open to suggestions and will not be offended.. thanks in advance

Asked on Oct 16 2014, General in Preston | Report content

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  • I think it's just the market at the moment, and the time of the year - usually it's better to put the property on the market around april.

    Answered on Oct 17 2014, Report content
  • Price is the first thing to consider. Set up a Zoopla search for properties in your neighbourhood. Sort by 'most popular'. Are there any that look like yours? Go to the bottom of that list (ie least popular) recognise anything like yours? Compare prices. What does the thumbnail image look like. 'Kerb appeal' starts with that first pic. If you are selling a house I expect to see a pic of how it looks from the street at the front. It doesn't matter how attractive, if that pic is of the garden or a room inside I will be suspicious. Don't block that view with a car, caravans are no no. Check what the place looks like on street view Are all the inside pics showing a place neat and tidy.

    Answered on Oct 18 2014, Report content
  • There are many factors involved with getting a property sold. Without seeing your property, the location, the agent you are on the market with etc. it is hard to give an accurate answer. It only takes one person to fall in love with and buy a property, and it takes longer for some properties to locate this buyer than others - there is no written rule to how long it takes. However, if you are sure your property is presented to it's full potential and you are on the market with a pro-active, independent, local agent - it may well be the price that is putting people off - but your agent should be advising you on this. If you have seen a property you are interested in, it might be worth reducing the price - get the agent to ramp up the marketing to drum up some interest and find a buyer. Then you will be in a better position to negotiate on the properties that you are interested in. What you will often find is when you aren't able to achieve what you want for your own property, you can usually make up for on the property you purchase. Hope this helps and best of luck.

    Answered on Oct 20 2014, Report content
  • Having not seen the details of your property, knowing who your selling agent is or where the property is located, this will be a hard question to answer accurately. However, if your property is being presented to it's full potential (fantastic photos, engaging description, floor plans etc.) and you are on the market with a reputable and pro-active estate agent (enthusiastic staff, knowledgeable, professional etc.) then it most probably is the price although there could be a variety of factors involved. If you have seen a property you like, it may be worth adjusting your price to generate some interest and locate a buyer (agree with your agent to increase the exposure to maximise interest from the new price - open house, newspaper editorial, re-matched to potential applicants, online etc.). This then puts you in a much better position to offer on the properties you like. People often don't realise that although you may not get what you had originally hoped for on your own property, you may be able to make up for on the property you buy, but you have to be in a position to buy to make it happen. Hope this helps and best of luck.

    Answered on Oct 21 2014, Report content
  • As a buyer I'd say it's on for too much. Realistically priced houses will ALWAYS sell.

    Answered on Oct 21 2014, Report content
  • Hi, Although we would not be able to comment on the property with it being a different location to ourselves, we would advise to hold on as 3 weeks is just a short time, particularly at this time of the year. The first thing to look at when struggling to sell your home is the price in terms of the overall condition of the property. It may be best to ask your agent for any comparable properties within the area that have sold to see what they have went for. We hope this helps.

    Answered on Oct 27 2014, Report content
  • Thank you everyone... i hope we get some interest soon i really do, i just dont want to lose the house i really want! i do have at least 3 houses' i like - i am realistic in the fact that they may sell but i do have my favourite favourite! My house is selling for the average price of houses in the area. Am i allowed to put a link on so people can see?

    Answered on Oct 27 2014, Report content
  • Quip seems to make a lot of sense on this board. You need to look at the price. Price is the magic ingredient in selling. Your agent has in all likeliness overvalued your property, they all try to do this and make false promises etc... It is the name of the game. Look at what a property like yours sells for. Look at whether other similar properties have a higher spec/more money spent on them. Ask your agent to ask prospective buyers for their opinion on price when they view or even enquire but decide not to view. It is always worth lowering the price to be in with a higher chance of selling. Despite the fact we all wish to get a fair price for our property, moving on and getting your dream home is far more important that making an extra few thousand pounds and losing out.

    Answered on Nov 13 2014, Report content

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