Last week I wrote a post on how we were putting our house on the market this week and this week I’m writing a post to tell you that we’ve sold! On Monday of this week the estate agent paid us a vist to take the measurements of our rooms so they could put together a floor plan. I don’t know about you but when I’m looking for a house I like to see a floor plan. I think it gives a potential buyer an idea of how the rooms are laid out and if the house flows. I also like to look at it and see if there’s any room for potential extensions or walls that we could knock out to make it suitable for us.
Once those were done, we knew a photographer would be coming round on Tuesday to take the ‘official’ photos for the website and sites like Rightmove and that all happened very quickly. It also just goes to show that your house can look like a show home if you spend two hours on it when the kids aren’t here!
Wednesday rolls around and we’re waiting for a call to tell us that we were ‘live’ on the market. That call came on Wednesday afternoon and in the same conversation we were told that we had already bagged our first viewing. I couldn’t believe someone would want to view our house so quickly. Unfortunately it wasn’t for him but we got a second phone call around 4pm asking if we could accommodate a viewing at 5.30pm which we were happy to do.
We had a phone call the next morning saying the potential buyers who came for the second viewing were very interested. We received an ‘informal offer’ of £10,000 less than our asking price but we decided that, actually, we’d only been on the market for one day and it might be nice to see how it went for a little while. Only a few hours later we had a second phone call from the estate agent saying that they’d made a formal offer only £5,000 less than what we were asking. I think it’s worth telling you here that we decided to put it on for a top end price, slightly above valuation just to see what interest we would attract. If it wasn’t working out we could always drop the price after a few weeks but it has absolutely paid off. We have accepted their offer.
Our house was on the market for little over 24 hours and I genuinely can’t believe it’s happening this quickly. But that’s the easy bit, right? The hardest bit is getting an offer accepted on a property that we have seen and can see ourselves living in. We had an offer rejected yesterday along with some other choice words that’s made us reconsider what we’re going to do.
I hate this part of the game but it’s got to be done. Fingers crossed we find somewhere soon!