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Prospect Estate Agents [Mar. 25th, 2010|04:28 pm]
Douglas Spencer
Week and a half ago...
    Me: "Please come and value my house."
    Prospect: "When would you like?"
    Me: "How about Thursday?"
    Prospect: "Great. Now, are you looking to buy?"
    Me: "No, not at all, nothing like that, I have no intention to buy another property at this time."

Last Thursday...
    Prospect: "Good afternoon, how are things?"
    Me: "Things are great. This is my house -- what do you think?"
    Prospect: "We think it's worth about £X."

Last Friday...
    Prospect: *snail mail* "Further to our visit, we think your house is worth about £X."

    Prospect: *email* "Buy this completely different house here, it's lovely, only three times £X"

Now, see if you can guess which estate agent I won't be instructing when I come to sell.

[User Picture]From: drplokta
2010-03-25 04:40 pm (UTC)
If something like this will stop you from using an estate agent, you're going to have to go for a private sale.
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2010-03-25 04:45 pm (UTC)
I've talked to three estate agents, and the other two were quite clear about whether or not I was buying.
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[User Picture]From: bopeepsheep
2010-03-25 04:53 pm (UTC)
Yes, this. I went with the first estate agent who grasped the idea that totally empty property to sell at £x*0.5 [shared ownership] & heavily pregnant vendor obviously commuting from elsewhere = not buying. But it did take three goes to get that one.
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[User Picture]From: drplokta
2010-03-25 05:11 pm (UTC)
They will find other ways to annoy you.
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[User Picture]From: whotheheckami
2010-03-25 06:07 pm (UTC)
You speak wisely
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[User Picture]From: alextiefling
2010-03-26 01:13 am (UTC)
Even so. We ruled out Mann Countrywide for employing racist dicks, and Felicity J Lord for overpricing a wide variety of rabbit-hutch-sized properties.
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