House still on the market

Well, its been an interesting week since we were blobbed on by the buyers who decided to retract their offer due to marital issues.

We instructed the Halifax to drop the price by a couple of grand and offer a £2000 cash back as an incentive for buyers to complete within 28 days. As a result the weekend was a very busy one with 6 couples coming to view the property between Friday and Saturday (Sunday was kept for our sons 4th Birthday – a big boy now) :)

We had one offer £1000 short of the minimum we’d always agreed to never go below so this one was declined although I’m quietly optimistic that they may come back with a slightly larger offer as the buyers sister lives on the same estate and seemed to give our house the thumbs up when she brought her for a ‘walk by’ later on in the day.

We’ve also had an Asian chap come to look at the house who also made us a verbal offer although he didn’t want to go via the agent.

You’ve probably gathered by now that the Halifax are not at the top of my Christmas card list right now, however if we were going to be dealing with a sale whilst in Australia we were mindful that it would help if they had been involved from the start.

The chap was told that he needed to proceed via the agent. He said that he would, he also came to show his wife around on Saturday ‘before he made an offer’.

Has he made an offer. Nope!

Its amazing how many people say they are going to do something and then proceed to do nothing. Still its early days yet and we continue to get quite a few viewings through the door. The asian chap also worked during the day which doesn’t make a perfect match for the Halifax’s opening times. Especially as his wife doesn’t speak any English.

More news to follow..

Written by Mark

As the founder of Getting Down Under, Mark is passionate about demystifying the process associated with a move to Australia.
Having launched Getting Down Under in early January 2006 and made the move to Australia from the UK in the same year, Mark continues to share resources and support for those looking for assitance, Getting Down Under.

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Lots of interest and still no buyer