My word of the week is linked again to our hunt for somewhere to move. On Monday evening I Googled estate agents in the area we are looking to move to. I trawled through them, looking at their own websites to see if they had any houses that weren't on RightMove yet. I found one that was in our budget and looked lovely. The garden was huge, I imagined Eliot enjoying the outdoor space and our cats getting some outdoor life. We even talked about knocking through the kitchen wall (ridiculous I know!). In my mind it was the one and I couldn't wait to view it.
Tuesday morning I phoned the estate agents, the sales team were in a meeting so one of them would call me back (yeah right! I don't know about your experiences but estate agents rarely seem to call us back). After an hour or so I rang them back, only to be told there were only six available slots to view and they'd all been taken. I could have cried with disappointment. I explained our situation, we'd sold our house and I asked if there was any way a viewing could be booked for another time. But no was the answer, how could I have missed one of those slots?! I felt utterly defeated and feel like we'll never find what we're looking for without a battle! If you have any tips to share on being successful and dealing with estate agents I will be very grateful!
UPDATE- After posting this earlier I received a phone call from the estate agent about the property above. He mentioned something along the lines of ''they were having a viewing day Saturday' but things have obviously changed. We have an appointment to view next Friday, to say I'm excited is an understatement! But I'm now thinking if they have viewings during the week it could be taken off the market. So please keep your fingers crossed that we at least get to view it, we already know we would make an offer!