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« on: October 17, 2020, 12:33:46 PM »

Hello all,

Newbie landlady here. Look for some help. Listed my property 2 weeks ago (far too early, I'm making mistakes left, right and center!)

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/85484947#/

Have had 7 inquiries, some wanted unfurnished, others were con artists, other just downright BatShitCrazy. Excuse the term.
Where are all the normal tenants!?

Nothing for 3 days now. What am I doing wrong?

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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2020, 06:22:26 PM »

Have had 7 inquiries, some wanted unfurnished, others were con artists, other just downright BatShitCrazy. Excuse the term.
Where are all the normal tenants!?

You're more likely to attract normal tenants with an unfurnished property. I'm not familiar with that part of the world but a quick look at other properties suggests furnished lets don't attract much of a premium. I take you're letting it furnished because it's full of your stuff and you've got nowhere else to put it? It looks cosy, but cluttered. Whom do you regard as your target tenant?
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2020, 10:03:39 PM »

The chance to partake of Chili, Cheese and Chips over at The Swan could be something worth adding, in more normal times... but, seriously, is that the price of a 2 bedroom house in Farnborough now? I'm stunned. Seems massively overpriced. I mean... muHASSIVELY! Every room is like a box or cell... there's no room to move, letting unfurnished will benefit you in the long run and make it look more appealing. Get all your tat out and start again. That's my recommendation #1. Consider lowering your price would be recommendation #2, but maybe I'm out of touch... all power to you if you get over 1,000 a month for that.
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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2020, 08:55:47 AM »

Agree with all that Simon and Hippogriff have said, plus...

I'd advise you to close the bathroom door when you retake photo 6. Nobody wants to view the toilet from the kitchen, even if it is across the hallway.
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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2020, 10:52:02 AM »

You get a different type of tenant for even a small house.I would leave the white goods,and let unfurnished.I was taken aback by the rent.Is this the market average down there? I would lower the rent a bit if you can.Having the place empty costs much more in the long run. 
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2020, 08:02:29 AM »

Many people will filter their online searches to their budget... it's why this price is a challenge on various levels.
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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2020, 11:11:33 AM »

Ah, I shall remember the time that I spent in Farnborough with a certain fondness.

Often I think back to the continual event that is the Farnborough Mardi Gras. Admittedly, my first impressions of the place, upon arriving in the ASDA car park, may have been a little harsh and somewhat blinkered... but, with an open mind and time, I learned. I mean, I had immediately thought that Farnborough must be a terrible place for a person to live, as it was full of weirdos and freaks of nature - a collection of mad lunatics, driven insane by their surroundings. Then, as time gradually went by, I began to realise the truth, that there was some kind of perpetual festive parade going on; after all, normal people don't look and act like that, do they?

Now, 1,095 for a 2 bedroom house without any real stairs... that would've broken me.
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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2020, 12:28:43 PM »

I am wondering what took you there.Were you in the forces perhaps,or had you acquired a job at Asda? Then again,maybe you were preparing the meals at the gastro pub.You should visit Hull,it is full of freaks and lunatics with no festivals to explain it. Someone from Grimsby told me it is some mutant gene thingy going on there.
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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2020, 10:32:38 AM »

Advanced Electronic Warfare took me there, believe it or not. Not so advanced nowadays... unless chaff and flares still count as valid countermeasures? Don't ask me, I never understood it...
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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2020, 10:35:27 AM »

Checking on Google, someone asked:

Is chaff or flare better?

And the answer is:

Chaff is used to prevent lock ons. Flares are used to lose a missile after it's been fired. Chaff is definitely better but I prefer flares on some of my planes for the aesthetic. ... chaff for helicopters and opressor mk 2.

But I suspect that was probably written by a 12 year old boy talking about his imaginary planes... not an Air Marshal.
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« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2020, 12:15:28 PM »

Aha,I get it.I have met a few men who were in the SAS,and I know you guys are not allowed to talk about it.Mum's the word.
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