Heart sinks, there is an audible sigh and an under the breath ‘bugger’ when the Estate Agent utters the line “The Vendor will show you around”.
Now I can forgive the odd vendor viewing at weekends or evenings but this is a focus on those Vendors who ‘insist’ on doing them all.. Some truisms:
They regard the Estate Agent with disdain and know they can ‘sell’ their house better.
*that’s why it’s been on market 12 months at 25% too high*
They WILL follow you around with a look that says ‘you’re going to pinch something’.
*thanks luv but your Capo de Monte is safe*
If it’s a divorce you’ll no doubt get the one who doesn’t want to sell.
It is made very clear that the hot tub is NOT STAYING
*Phew bloody phew, they just don’t make Civit Bang strong enough*
We built the annexe for my Mother.
*An effort not to ask ‘Erm, did she die in hospital?’ while you scan for stains.*
The loo is now a WC, the lounge is a ‘main reception where they like to entertain’ and there is a ‘master suite’ because it has a corner shower and fitted louvred wardrobes.
You must view the eaves storage and the attic where he laid the floorboards himself – there will be a train set.
*15 go’s at pulling down a half tonne ladder and just missing the kids heads*
‘We don’t have to sell’
*Don’t tell me!.. ‘You’ll move for the right price’*
‘I’ve been on Mouseprice, the house over the road sold last year for £50k more’
*yes love but that’s twice the size, doesn’t have swirly carpets or a gummed up avocado jacuzzi*
These are the people who take the stair carpet, every shrub over a fiver and leave wires where the B & Q wall lights were.
So yes Mr and Mrs Vendor, I know your type and whilst I may be saying ‘Lovely’… I’m fibbing.