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I considered most of those things for about thirty seconds @Woohoo ... then I did two loads of washing and some serious house hunting. I’ve even arranged a viewing ... it’s a long trek from here, but if it’s any good and I can buy it ... that will be a start on the next stage.You can come down here for lunch and coffee, but a little too far to come for a few hours.
Well at least you had a productive day. Hmm yes aren’t they but then seeing the state of some of the places they sell they have to be a bit creative and inspiringI considered most of those things for about thirty seconds @Woohoo ... then I did two loads of washing and some serious house hunting. I’ve even arranged a viewing ... it’s a long trek from here, but if it’s any good and I can buy it ... that will be a start on the next stage.
Why are estate agents so “over enthusiastic“. It’s a very run down house, a major project and is not a cosmetic touch up as she was trying to tell me.
Set the table ....
I once saw a “translation” for estate agent speak ... it was pretty accurate, @Woohoo....“ wow it’s so clean and tidy and well looked after “, really is that not the norm .
I am shocked, it's basic stuff surely. The toddler well I can't think of anything to say just what on earth ? . I would agree with the translation. So glad I am not house hunting. Rubber gloves and disinfectant by the bucket load by the sounds of it .I once saw a “translation” for estate agent speak ... it was pretty accurate, @Woohoo
A room with a view (of a wall).
Requires modernisation (rip it all out)
Some cosmetic changes ( colour scheme clashes)
Easy maintenance garden (gravel)
I’ve viewed a house where a toddler was walking around naked and squatting on the carpet. Another had partly laid laminate flooring ..none ofthe edging was done. Overgrown gardens complete with plates, clothing and a rotting mattress at one. No ... they are not well looked after and few are clean
I’m fairly good at interpreting online photos, so I took a good hard look at the house, I’ve since showed it to a builder friend and he agrees with my repair estimates (although he thinks I can do it for less). They have taken down the worst photo, the one showing no ceiling due to water damage!!! So how she could say “it really just is cosmetic Sam” is beyond me. Yes ... I agree estate agents must go to a specialty course in creative descriptions @BikerbethHope the meal with friend was good and the book absorbing. Back to the glossing for me
I hated house hunting the last time. I got to the point I wouId have made a “no way” decision within minutes of walking in the door (sometimes as I parked up). I was appalled at the dirt and mess, with no reason for it. I understand a Probate sale being less than brilliant, but not a family sitting around watching TV surrounded by dirty mugs and plates on the floor. The toddler made me gag @Bikerbeth...Rubber gloves and disinfectant by the bucket load by the sounds of it .