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OK, this is anecdotal but it is so bizarre that it deserves an hour or so in the main forum.

I was in an EA office today looking at a house that has just come on the market - it is on for 40K more than the EA told me, a few weeks back, it was worth if it came to market. The seller will accept 10K above what the EA told me it should go for.

Anyhow... whilst chatting with the EA a woman who is interested in above house comes in, looks at said house on the agent's PC and basically offers the full asking price there and then. My heart sunk.

Of course, she has to sell her own house first of all which is on for 35K less than the above.

At which point another bloke comes in, says he is interested in her house - the same EA is selling both houses - and after a brief chat he offers full asking there and then. Alas, he is divorcing and, wait for this, his offer is all dependent upon someone offering him and his soon to be ex full asking on their house for sale.

So I am standing there listening to all this thinking how barking it is.

Worse, because of numpties like this - if I can see 2 in about 5 minutes just how many others are out there - then no wonder I am having trouble in my part of the world.

Prior to these numpties turning up the EAs were going through a list of their houses telling me "That one is one for 100K more than it is worth, no viewings" and "That one the seller demanded it go on for 550K, even though he paid 260K for it 6 years ago, and then he shouted at us for not selling it within a month".

If you come to Swansea, don't drink the water.

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OK, this is anecdotal but it is so bizarre that it deserves an hour or so in the main forum.

I was in an EA office today looking at a house that has just come on the market - it is on for 40K more than the EA told me, a few weeks back, it was worth if it came to market. The seller will accept 10K above what the EA told me it should go for.

Anyhow... whilst chatting with the EA a woman who is interested in above house comes in, looks at said house on the agent's PC and basically offers the full asking price there and then. My heart sunk.

Of course, she has to sell her own house first of all which is on for 35K less than the above.

At which point another bloke comes in, says he is interested in her house - the same EA is selling both houses - and after a brief chat he offers full asking there and then. Alas, he is divorcing and, wait for this, his offer is all dependent upon someone offering him and his soon to be ex full asking on their house for sale.

So I am standing there listening to all this thinking how barking it is.

Worse, because of numpties like this - if I can see 2 in about 5 minutes just how many others are out there - then no wonder I am having trouble in my part of the world.

Prior to these numpties turning up the EAs were going through a list of their houses telling me "That one is one for 100K more than it is worth, no viewings" and "That one the seller demanded it go on for 550K, even though he paid 260K for it 6 years ago, and then he shouted at us for not selling it within a month".

If you come to Swansea, don't drink the water.

You couldnt make that up :lol::lol::lol:

Did you make that up ? :huh:

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You couldnt make that up :lol::lol::lol:

Did you make that up ? :huh:

I wish I had. I felt like coming home, pouring a glass of malt and loading a revolver. I have neither in my house alas.

Edit:

I have arranged to view the first house on Saturday but 'full asking price' woman is having another look after me.

What is the point of me even turning up for the viewing.

I am going to offer 80% of asking cash if I like it in the flesh after viewing. Numpty woman has already offered 100% of asking after just viewing it on a PC screen and has not even sold her own house.

You know what is going to happen, the seller will accept her offer and twiddle their thumbs until she sells. It will now be ingrained into that first seller that full asking price is what to expect.

Interestingly, the same EA had a different manager in there a few weeks back and she was refusing to accept offers from people who had not sold their own home.

Edited by The Masked Tulip

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OK, this is anecdotal but it is so bizarre that it deserves an hour or so in the main forum.

I was in an EA office today looking at a house that has just come on the market - it is on for 40K more than the EA told me, a few weeks back, it was worth if it came to market. The seller will accept 10K above what the EA told me it should go for.

Anyhow... whilst chatting with the EA a woman who is interested in above house comes in, looks at said house on the agent's PC and basically offers the full asking price there and then. My heart sunk.

Of course, she has to sell her own house first of all which is on for 35K less than the above.

At which point another bloke comes in, says he is interested in her house - the same EA is selling both houses - and after a brief chat he offers full asking there and then. Alas, he is divorcing and, wait for this, his offer is all dependent upon someone offering him and his soon to be ex full asking on their house for sale.

So I am standing there listening to all this thinking how barking it is.

Worse, because of numpties like this - if I can see 2 in about 5 minutes just how many others are out there - then no wonder I am having trouble in my part of the world.

Prior to these numpties turning up the EAs were going through a list of their houses telling me "That one is one for 100K more than it is worth, no viewings" and "That one the seller demanded it go on for 550K, even though he paid 260K for it 6 years ago, and then he shouted at us for not selling it within a month".

If you come to Swansea, don't drink the water.

How well known are you in this EA's office?

Perhaps you were set up - its the sort of thing I would do for a laugh.

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I wish I had. I felt like coming home, pouring a glass of malt and loading a revolver. I have neither in my house alas.

Edit:

I have arranged to view the first house on Saturday but 'full asking price' woman is having another look after me.

What is the point of me even turning up for the viewing.

I am going to offer 80% of asking cash if I like it in the flesh after viewing. Numpty woman has already offered 100% of asking after just viewing it on a PC screen and has not even sold her own house.

You know what is going to happen, the seller will accept her offer and twiddle their thumbs until she sells. It will now be ingrained into that first seller that full asking price is what to expect.

Interestingly, the same EA had a different manager in there a few weeks back and she was refusing to accept offers from people who had not sold their own home.

Premier League Footballers?

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I bought mine for £5k below asking and asking was £25k below what it was a couple of months ago and close to £80k below what it was at the peak.

No sign of price rises in Sussex despite the SE being a "hot" market in the EA's eyes.

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How well known are you in this EA's office?

Perhaps you were set up - its the sort of thing I would do for a laugh.

:blink:

I am well known but have not gone near that particular branch in a month because I knew this property was due to come to the market.

It is possible that they hired a troupe of actors who specialise in playing manic house buyers... and that they had spent the past month hanging around outside the said branch all day everyday, with a photo of myself in their hands, awaiting my arrival.

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Premier League Footballers?

I kid you not, when I walked into one EA office today an EA said to me "House prices are going to go up now that Swansea is in the premiership."

I almost said "Bullsh*t bingo!" to her.

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I was in an EA office today looking at a house that has just come on the market

If you come to Swansea, don't drink the water.

I have told you about that haven't I it only upsets you! ;) and I dont!

Edited by Greg Bowman

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I kid you not, when I walked into one EA office today an EA said to me "House prices are going to go up now that Swansea is in the premiership."

I almost said "Bullsh*t bingo!" to her.

That is the funniest reason for HP inflation ever. BUt either way, congrats to the Swans!

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I felt like coming home, pouring a glass of malt and loading a revolver. I have neither in my house alas.

Sorry to rub it in, TMT, but it isn't YOUR house either, is it? :P

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A long shot MT, sure you weren't being grifted? Does sound unusual otherwise.

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I kid you not, when I walked into one EA office today an EA said to me "House prices are going to go up now that Swansea is in the premiership."

I almost said "Bullsh*t bingo!" to her.

Prices in Stoke have hardly been going through the roof...

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Anyhow... whilst chatting with the EA a woman who is interested in above house comes in, looks at said house on the agent's PC and basically offers the full asking price there and then. My heart sunk.

Of course, she has to sell her own house first of all which is on for 35K less than the above.

At which point another bloke comes in, says he is interested in her house - the same EA is selling both houses - and after a brief chat he offers full asking there and then. Alas, he is divorcing and, wait for this, his offer is all dependent upon someone offering him and his soon to be ex full asking on their house for sale.

:blink: So you are in there talking to the agent about this special house and some lady interupts you and says she wants that house and is prepared to offer full asking without even looking at it? Then another chap comes in and interupts all of you and says he wants to buy her house for full asking.

Is he the only agent in the building? Do they not have chairs or manners. Sounds more like an auction house. What ever happened to "Please take a seat and i`ll be with you shortly"...

Sounds like a set up TMT.

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That's what I was thinking

Probably members of staff or family who nip out of the back in their coats

then come in the front and put on a show for unsuspecting punters

Desperate times - desperate measures

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That's what I was thinking

Probably members of staff or family who nip out of the back in their coats

then come in the front and put on a show for unsuspecting punters

Desperate times - desperate measures

:blink:

Just sounds nuts. Maybe they know TMT is a HPCrasher and want to portray a healthy vibrant market. Reminds me of those chaps selling meat from the back of trucks at market places. Getting mates to bid the amount they want to sell if for.

Pop in next week and you might see the same woman brewing up in the back.

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Sorry, but don't believe a word of it.....

the fact there were 3 people in the EA's gave it away

Like when you are watching the Harry Potter films and you first realise that its all made up.

For me it was early in the second film when I spotted a ginger kid with two mates, and I was like "hang on a minute. None of this ever happened did it!"

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