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Ahahahaha!

"2pc are even borrowing a more expensive car to park in front of their home".

You laugh but I bet it works in some cases.

The human brain is clever but it is far from foolproof, because it works by association. A nice car on the drive says "This is the house of someone successful" in the same way as having celebrities in adverts - Tiger Woods is using this razor, he's really successful and famous.

We all should know that buying a house or a razor won't make us successful and rich, but the brain will make that association.

Hiring a car for a day might cost what, £40? 0.02% of the asking price of a typical 180k house? A small price to pay if it adds anything to the money you get or speed you sell. And it only has to fool a single viewer.

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The article could truthfully be re-titled 'The Vast Majority of Sellers (66%) Will Reduce Price to Sell Home'

Why stress those in denial, when most will accept lower prices?

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Unwilling or Unable?

Mortgage & other secured loans outstanding etc

+1

I read that survey as "1/3 of mortgage holders underwater".

Fvck them. Let them be happy sitting in their over priced sh1tboxes, eating cold beans over candlelight.

Meh.

Caveat Emptor.

Edited by cashinmattress

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Unwilling or Unable?

Mortgage & other secured loans outstanding etc

A buyer has to be...Ready, willing and able also....all three or no purchase. ;)

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Ahahahaha!

"2pc are even borrowing a more expensive car to park in front of their home".

I tried this tactic, with my EA using the picture below, but had surprisingly few viewers...

Edited by juvenal

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Onepoll.com questioned 3,000 people during August.

http://www.onepoll.com/services/

OnePoll.com - Survey-led news specialists

OnePoll.com continues to create robust, newsworthy stats which feature DAILY within the UK press. For as little as £1,150 - we can poll up to 5,000 consumers with specific demographics and our 24 hour survey service means you can poll 1,000 respondents overnight.

To find out why we are the newspapers preferred source of survey-led news and why over 150 PR agencies in the UK choose us for their research - or to get a quote - call Harriet on 0845 638 4190 or fill in the contact form.

You ring them up, give 'em £1,150 and some loaded questions......... and you get.

Around 35pc of people with a property on the market said they would not accept an offer of less than the full asking price, according to the Co-operative Bank. But these sellers may struggle to find a buyer, as just 12pc of house-hunters say they would be prepared to offer the full asking price on a home they liked.

Not

Around 65pc of people with a property on the market said they would accept an offer of less than the full asking price, according to the Co-operative Bank. But these sellers may not struggle to find a buyer, as just 88pc of house-hunters say they would not be prepared to offer the full asking price on a home they liked.

You then write your advert as a thinly written news story complete with you artificial statistics. In a survey paid for by a bank and the results vetted by said bank, we find out that we all need banks and they are great! :lol:

http://www.badscience.net/2009/08/pr-reviewed-data/

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"Around 8% of people said they were looking to downsize, while 7% admitted they were struggling to afford where they currently lived"

So that leaves 85% that require a bigger mortgage so that they can move: Oh you silly deluded greedy baby boomers - when are you going to realise that the world has moved on and you havent? Where are you going to get the extra income from to fund the huge mortgage you will need to move up one rung?

Edited by Neil B

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I tried this tactic, with my EA using the picture below, but had surprisingly few viewers...

Hmm, can't think why, it looks like the most fun those people had had for years.

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+1

I read that survey as "1/3 of mortgage holders underwater".

Fvck them. Let them be happy sitting in their over priced sh1tboxes, eating cold beans over candlelight.

Meh.

Caveat Emptor.

agreed, been saying this for ages now.

a lot of greenshootist's think this is market recovery because the seller's are holding firm :lol::lol:

they just don't understand what's actually going on & what will happen. :ph34r:

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Unwilling or Unable?

Mortgage & other secured loans outstanding etc

Bit of both i suspect, the Unable will have to stayput if they cannot sell,while unwilling will be at the mercy of the market whichever way it goes.

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here's another statistic -

100% of potential buyers would refuse to do business with anyone insistent on the full asking price.

true or not?

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You laugh but I bet it works in some cases.

The human brain is clever but it is far from foolproof, because it works by association. A nice car on the drive says "This is the house of someone successful" in the same way as having celebrities in adverts - Tiger Woods is using this razor, he's really successful and famous.

We all should know that buying a house or a razor won't make us successful and rich, but the brain will make that association.

Hiring a car for a day might cost what, £40? 0.02% of the asking price of a typical 180k house? A small price to pay if it adds anything to the money you get or speed you sell. And it only has to fool a single viewer.

When I was marketing my house back in the last crash, I asked the EA to park HIS car on the drive whe he took the photo for the details. I was not really thinking that the little semi would look better with a big Audi on the drive... just to hide the huge black stain from the oil that has leaked from my old Ford Escort .. !

It was a really big oil stain - A Foxtons MINI would never have hidden it all !

Edited by Clocker

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