Category: Estate Agents to avoid

Gobble, Gulp & Go – Estate Agency For Our Times.

Gobble, Gulp & Go – Estate Agency For Our Times.

Gobble, gulp & go because we live in a frenetic, sometimes crazy world of speed. Never enough hours in the day to catch your breath.  Not enough ‘me time’. Pushed & pulled in all directions. I was re-reading the brilliant book by Carl Honoré:  In Praise of Slow.  The essence of which was that it’s…

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Spare a Thought for your Neighbours – Not Your Fee.

Spare a Thought for your Neighbours – Not Your Fee.

Spare a thought for your neighbours.  Not your fee. There are a few.  Well, a few thousand, in fact. Homeowners, up and down the U.K who show little regard for anything.  Other than getting their home ‘sold’. Nothing intrinsically wrong with wanting to move.  But it’s how you move that should be of concern. Seems…

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Side Effects May Include……

Side Effects May Include……

Side effects may include….. …..a feeling of loss.  Both financial and emotional. …..a feeling of being ignored. …..feeling frustrated by others inability to communicate. …..temporary or permanent delusion. Believing it was a good decision. Despite evidence to the contrary. ….feeling annoyed that you hadn’t thought his through. Apparently. They’ve found a cure.  A remedy. For…

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On-line Estate Agency offers bait pricing.

On-line Estate Agency offers bait pricing.

If you managed to download our FREE 15 Biggest Mistakes made by Home Sellers from our web site, one of those mistakes described in detail is that of BAIT PRICING. The Advertising Standards Agency has recently found against on-line estate agency, Express Estate Agency (endorsed by Sir Ian Botham) in regard to their advertising property…

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Estate Agency encouraged mortgage fraud

Estate Agency encouraged mortgage fraud

No,,not a small independent estate agency but Abbotts Estate Agency in Essex, part of the 1300 branch Countrywide chain of estate agencies. Documented on tonight’s Channel 4 Dispatches programme – The Property Market Undercover, it reveals how the estate agency branch was recommending buy-to-let mortgages for applicants that could not prove their income and had…

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Not all estate agents are bad.

Not all estate agents are bad.

In 2012, the Property Ombudsman received a total of 15,782 complaints, a 12% increase from 2011. The overwhelming cause of complaints related to service (68%), whilst 22% were about unfair business practice and 16% were about fees. Here’s a few examples: The Foundations Estate Agency in Ilford, Essex has been expelled from the Property Ombudsman…

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