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We are interested in a house that is not on the market.

Is there a right or wrong way of approaching someone to see if they would be willing to sell their house? The house we are interested in buying has previously been on the market but it was withdrawn some time ago so we are unsure of how much to offer, if they are open to an offer that is. Is there any way of finding out what the value of the house would be now. Thank you in advance for any help or guidance.

Asked on Oct 12 2010, House Prices in Preston | Report content

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  • The best way would be to knock on the door, quite simply ask if they are interested in selling to you, privately.

    Answered on Oct 13 2010, Report content
  • You are right to have some concerns, but if it is done politely it may come off. I would recommend writing a short note first explaining your thoughts to establish if in principle they are likely to entertain the idea of selling. Put your contact details on it and see what happens. Price can be estimated using home values above, or you could always ask an agent there opinion.

    Answered on Oct 14 2010, Report content
  • The best way to do this is how I sold my house, I was getting married and I was going to put my house on the market but before I could do this a note came through the door asking if I was interested in selling would I contact the person, she came looked around and walla my house was sold. No agents fees straight forward fantastic. So this is a definate must if this is the house you want it may be just what they are waiting for you never know until you try.

    Answered on Nov 22 2010, Report content

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