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Selling a House without an agent

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by John Marwood, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. That-Crazy-Rat-Lady

    That-Crazy-Rat-Lady Well-Known Forumite

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    I had the same CaptainPish -

    I made an offer on a house and was instantly told - oh no they won't accept that, they have already refused a higher offer this morning!

    Knowing full well I had been the first and only viewer!

    There is an estate agents ombudsman you can complain to if shit really hits the fan!

    I found it hilarious that there is not actually a complaints department / number / contact for Bridgefords - they simply just don't care!

    Anyway I'll leave now, I am bitterly ranting again...
     
  2. shoes

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    We did our due diligence and shopped about and couldn't even get close to what we have now via Reeds Rains. Not everyone is out to get you!
     
  3. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    I guess if you are selling a property and you know your neighbours sold their house in a week you might wonder why you should pay three grand

    If you have a less des res then you probably need more effort

    Have the Army moved in yet?
     
  4. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    I haven't noticed any obvious extra squaddiness, they may be waiting until their own new-builds become available.
     
  5. proactive

    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    Dunno, but last time I drove through Doxey it looked like a war-zone, so they might have.
     
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  6. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Jealousy is such an ugly thing
     
  7. 1JKz

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    Anyone wanna buy an 'ouse?
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    I know, but I just can't help it :D
     
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    Can you advertise on zoopla? theya re always advertising onthe radio station I listen to, or do you need to be with an agent for these too?
     
  10. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Bringing this thread back from the dead..... is anyone selling now or has done so recently? I'm getting close to putting mine on the market and can't decide between the traditional EA's and the online options.
     
  12. kyoto49

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    I have Purple Bricks coming to value a family house tonight, I'll let you know how it goes...........
     
  13. My Name is URL

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    Cheers @kyoto49 - I have looked at them and the various other online agents so will be interested on your feedback.

    Most of me thinks that as long as the property is on RightMove and PrimeLocation then its not worth extra for newspaper ads and the like. What worries me about the online only, pay up-front types are once you pay then the cash is gone and there is no incentive for them to do anything extra or push to get you a sale.....

    Have you had any quotes from other agents too?
     
  14. kyoto49

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    TBH, my brother is sorting the details, I'm just having to show the valuer round, but no, no other agents have been involved. We have a rough idea of the value so will know how close Purple Bricks are to what we are expecting!
     
  15. My Name is URL

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    Thanks, look forward to hearing how you get on.

    I've also just seen this one recommended: https://www.housesimple.com/selling/signup

    A lot cheaper than all the other online options and still get floorplan, professional photos and listed on RM and PL....
     
  16. kyoto49

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    Well so far Purple Bricks seems like any other estate agent! Chap turned up on time, took some pics or outside and advised on price, although I think he based this on a house that sold nearby as he had the zoopla report for the street with him. Not much more to say so far!!
     
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  17. My Name is URL

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    Cheers. Whats your plan now, get some other agents round for comparison?
     
  18. kyoto49

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    No, I think we're just going with Purple Bricks, we aren't expecting any issues selling the house - good nick, great area, no chain etc, so don;t see how normal estate agents would earn the outragous fees they charge!!
     
  19. PeterD

    PeterD ST16 Represent.

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    We've sold our house twice through DB Roberts been really happy with them, shame about the buyers, both have pulled out. We found a lovely house which we were going to move to.

    Third time lucky maybe.
     

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