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Any Reason That Ea Would Say It's Under Offer If It's Not?

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Probably just coincidence, but this 2 bed flat in Wimbledon was on the market about a month ago. I called for a viewing and was immediately told it was under offer since today, so no viewings.

I have been tracking the area on Globrix quite thoroughly since, fast forward to today and I see it again. I immediately call for a viewing and the EA says it went under offer today. I explained that the same thing happened a month ago, and all he conceded was that he was doing some viewings tomorrow, but didn't asound interested in booking any more.

I just wonder if there is any reason for me to think this is fishy? It's a good price for a well presented 2 bed in that area - almost too good to be true from my POV. Would there be any benefit to the agent to list properties that are not for sale?

Obviously if he tried to cross sell me I would understand, but on both times they didn't try in the least to extract more details from me about what I'm looking for.

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it could be a friend/family/himself putting adds on to make it look like he has lots of instructions when they dont, to try and get more instructions.

but not trying to cross sell is a bit bemusing

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Probably just coincidence, but this 2 bed flat in Wimbledon was on the market about a month ago. I called for a viewing and was immediately told it was under offer since today, so no viewings.

I have been tracking the area on Globrix quite thoroughly since, fast forward to today and I see it again. I immediately call for a viewing and the EA says it went under offer today. I explained that the same thing happened a month ago, and all he conceded was that he was doing some viewings tomorrow, but didn't asound interested in booking any more.

I just wonder if there is any reason for me to think this is fishy? It's a good price for a well presented 2 bed in that area - almost too good to be true from my POV. Would there be any benefit to the agent to list properties that are not for sale?

Obviously if he tried to cross sell me I would understand, but on both times they didn't try in the least to extract more details from me about what I'm looking for.

Probably got a "mate" who wants it for a knock-down price when the seller gets desperate enough. Drop a note through the letter box if you're interested. Soon find out if he's telling the truth ;)

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Thanks for replies. I would like to drop a letter round if I'm in the area.

Since I first looked a month ago I have installed Property Bee, so just found the property on Rightmove and it turns out the 'mortgagee' or agent was actively encoraging gazumping. I guess it's legal :unsure: but I am even more confused.

PUBLIC NOTICE We are acting for the mortgagees and have received an offer of £186,000 on the above property. Any interested parties must submit any higher offers in writing to the selling agent before an exchange of contracts takes place.

Source Rightmove with Property Bee

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PUBLIC NOTICE We are acting for the mortgagees and have received an offer of £186,000 on the above property. Any interested parties must submit any higher offers in writing to the selling agent before an exchange of contracts takes place.

That means it's a repo.

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