Stress

Moving house.  Stress .

Estate Agent shenanigans. Stress. Frustration.

Potentially selling to a friend's daughter.  Double stress.

Pass me the Valium.


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  1. I feel your pain ..... I don't envy you but it has to be gone through to move on ..... onwards and upwards ..... it will all come good in the end. XXXX

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    1. Why does it have to be so darned complicated?? We are now in an embarassing situation with our friend's daughter over the interpretation of some of the agents' advice and I feel really bad about it all.

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  2. We found out today that we had lost our buyer.We put the move on hold because of the pandemic but she knew the house was hers when it was safe to move.We found a house we wanted today but had to make an offer this afternoon so we asked our agent to check the deal was still on.No.She had agreed somewhere else weeks ago but did not have the decency to tell us or the agent.I do put some of the blame on the agent not keeping tabs on her.So we are back to square one.
    Good luck with your move but I have every sympathy!!

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    1. Oh no. That's awful. She could at least have told the agent if she didn't want to tell you herself. So rude.

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  3. It can be awkward trying to deal with friends and their family. Sorry for your troubles. Hope it all smooths out soon.

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    1. I was trying to do the best for all of us and it has been taken the wrong way. I don't want to fall out with my friend over this. So embarrassing.

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  4. I hope that you have had two valuations from reputable estate agents. It would be silly to present your friend's daughter with a real bargain.You need a fair price that is in line with the current market.

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    1. Yes, we have had three valuations and set upon a fair price. I made a suggestion, in good faith, based on something the agent told me and this has caused some anger it seems.

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    2. The agent should not have told you to squeeze 'em till the pips squeak.

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  5. Oh boy. I hope the situation is sorted out. I can imagine how awful you feel. You don't need the extra stress at this time.
    How is Your house hunting going

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    1. I feel quite ill today because of this. I wish it had never started.
      We are going to look at a house later today. We shall see.

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  6. I'm now worried that my future house move has started far too easily - waiting for a hitch!

    Hope you get through this bit soon

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    1. Yours will go swimmingly I am sure. Don't sell to friends!

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  7. My first thought when I saw the bit about a friends daughter was 'no, don't do it!!' We sold our first house to someone we knew and they kept coming back to us for ages after they moved in to tell us about 'all the stuff needing done!' Houses look different once all the furniture is removed and of course there will always be stuff that needs/wants doing but I regretted selling to someone we knew - never again!! Not that we plan to move again anyway, but I wish you good luck and if it all goes too badly, just tell them you've changed your mind, your not moving just now after all and wait a few months, hopefully by then they'll have found somewhere else!! Good luck and remember to breathe!!x

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    2. I should know by now not to comment when stressed and a couple of glasses of wine inside me!

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  8. We tend to avoid doing business with family. It almost invariably turns into some unhappy situation. It just seems that people have unreasonable expectations when they are working with someone they know. Good luck.

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    1. Thanks Debby. We shall be getting together with them at the weekend yo talk through everything and I am going to do my best to make sure everything is as open and up-front as possible!

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