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A work colleague of mine is currently trying to buy his first house

....i know, i know, poor misguided fool

Anyway he reports that he regularly spots property on EA sites , yet whenever he rings up to enquire they tell him that property is sold.

That property will then remain on the website for a long period of time.

Does anyone know what is happening here ?

Is this a ploy of some sort ?

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its a common trick. that and leaving up the sold boards for 3 months. the law is 14 days after completion. go figure ?

still, all this skull duggery with be their undoing. they are now skint.

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It's bait to increase the number of buyers. It's always the most desirable/reasonably priced properties that they do this with - reels in the punters and they get to balance out the buyer/vendor ratio.

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Did the EA say it had "been sold" or that it "had gone"

"sold" = it has been sold and the EA haven't changed their website

"gone" = the vendors got p1ssed off and moved the property to another EA because they blame the first EA for no sale, but they're not going say that because they want you to buy a property from them.

I've seen this done..went into one EA and asked about a property I was interested in.

answer "oh no it's gone that"

NO IT HASN'T.. it's still up for sale with the EA next door <_<

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