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when ever i need a laugh, i have a look at Foxtons listings

here's a few crackers in Guildford

enjoy

check out this beauty....making sure to use propertybee. the vendor must be insane to stay with them. 40% reduction

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-30545066.html

and another 'gorgeous' house.......20% off and still insanely priced

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-19859657.html

3.5 years on the market...with a kitchen from hell....and only a 1% drop in price.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-19859657.html

16 months on the market...20% off and still no takers

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-29093999.html

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when ever i need a laugh, i have a look at Foxtons listings

here's a few crackers in Guildford

enjoy

check out this beauty....making sure to use propertybee. the vendor must be insane to stay with them. 40% reduction

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-30545066.html

and another 'gorgeous' house.......20% off and still insanely priced

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-19859657.html

3.5 years on the market...with a kitchen from hell....and only a 1% drop in price.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-19859657.html

16 months on the market...20% off and still no takers

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-29093999.html

I've seen a few on the market for years where i live. And at least one has exhausted all the Estate Agents, to the point I think 5 maybe more listed at any one time

Oops sorry, Ive just checked and Ive found 7.....

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-31130723.html?premiumA=true

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-31083521.html

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-31149572.html

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-27918463.html

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-26204491.html

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-27663715.html

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-31141562.html

7 Agents trying for one house, can anyone beat that?

You used to be able to send the Estate Agent a message via Right Move, cant seem to do that anymore :/

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I've seen a few on the market for years where i live. And at least one has exhausted all the Estate Agents, to the point I think 5 maybe more listed at any one time

Oops sorry, Ive just checked and Ive found 7.....

http://www.rightmove...l?premiumA=true

http://www.rightmove...y-31083521.html

http://www.rightmove...y-31149572.html

http://www.rightmove...y-27918463.html

http://www.rightmove...y-26204491.html

http://www.rightmove...y-27663715.html

http://www.rightmove...y-31141562.html

7 Agents trying for one house, can anyone beat that?

You used to be able to send the Estate Agent a message via Right Move, cant seem to do that anymore :/

They need to get rid of that scabby looking jeep thing at the front and possibly the huge union jack in one of the pictures.

For maximum lulz, you could arrange a viewing with all 7 agents at the same time. Or 7 different people with one agent each.

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Say what you like about Foxton's pricing (and whether that is driven by them or the seller) but if I was selling I would rather use them (and have done in the past) than other agents to sell through.

They take decent (staged) photos, every property gets a floorplan, and (most importantly) they do late and weekend (ie Sunday) viewings so prospective buyers don't have to take a day off work to view. They are also very good at staying on top of the various parties from offer stage to completion. Every single offer, including the chancers, was passed onto me verbally immediately and in writing the following day and the staff were always courteous and professional.

I hold estate agents in general in very low regard but I would actually give Foxtons the time of day.

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Say what you like about Foxton's pricing (and whether that is driven by them or the seller) but if I was selling I would rather use them (and have done in the past) than other agents to sell through.

They take decent (staged) photos, every property gets a floorplan, and (most importantly) they do late and weekend (ie Sunday) viewings so prospective buyers don't have to take a day off work to view. They are also very good at staying on top of the various parties from offer stage to completion. Every single offer, including the chancers, was passed onto me verbally immediately and in writing the following day and the staff were always courteous and professional.

I hold estate agents in general in very low regard but I would actually give Foxtons the time of day.

As a Vendor I would agree with you.

As a buyer I would use them only if I had to.

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They need to get rid of that scabby looking jeep thing at the front and possibly the huge union jack in one of the pictures.

For maximum lulz, you could arrange a viewing with all 7 agents at the same time. Or 7 different people with one agent each.

Looks like the headquarters of the BNP! :lol:

But seriously. Its down to the Bank(rupt) of England. A hike in interest rates would sure start concentrating the minds of some sellers.

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I lived in Guildford from 1990 - 1996, it was expensive now but that selection in OP still made me say WTF!

That one with the kitchen and the bathroom looked like the one our departmental secretary lived in, she would have been on about £18k then, maybe £25k now - where would she live now?

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I lived in Guildford from 1990 - 1996, it was expensive now but that selection in OP still made me say WTF!

That one with the kitchen and the bathroom looked like the one our departmental secretary lived in, she would have been on about £18k then, maybe £25k now - where would she live now?

God knows. That's one thing that makes me realise how insane the bubble is. So many people just couldn't afford to buy at todays prices.

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Also, how much is the 40 acres of agricultural land worth? And is it worth more than up North, because rich Surreyites want some land to ride their horses around, or is it still cheapish? I thought agricultural land went for 60K an acre. That'd make the land worth 2.4 million. What's wrong with my figures?

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A factor of 10, I'd start nearer 6k per acre.

Also, how much is the 40 acres of agricultural land worth? And is it worth more than up North, because rich Surreyites want some land to ride their horses around, or is it still cheapish? I thought agricultural land went for 60K an acre. That'd make the land worth 2.4 million. What's wrong with my figures?

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As a Vendor I would agree with you.

It might be unwise if you wanted to merely let a property. They have been alleged to have a massive list of unfair terms in their contract (e.g. you need to pay commission if you later sell the property to a tenant they found). There was also a slight hiccup when it became known they demanded tradespeople paid a "commission" for being allowed to do maintenance work on properties they managed for their "clients". Now why would anyone think they would not behave in a similarly ethical way when arranging a sale? Maybe you think that somehow they will only screw the buyer?

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Say what you like about Foxton's pricing (and whether that is driven by them or the seller) but if I was selling I would rather use them (and have done in the past) than other agents to sell through.

They take decent (staged) photos, every property gets a floorplan, and (most importantly) they do late and weekend (ie Sunday) viewings so prospective buyers don't have to take a day off work to view. They are also very good at staying on top of the various parties from offer stage to completion. Every single offer, including the chancers, was passed onto me verbally immediately and in writing the following day and the staff were always courteous and professional.

I hold estate agents in general in very low regard but I would actually give Foxtons the time of day.

Have to agree that their website and property details are the best. Besides v good floorplans/photos they nearly always give length of lease/CT etc. as standard. So many don't, and don't even have a clue if you phone to ask. Often act as if lease etc. were a minor detail, like colour of the front door.

Some quite big EAs still don't give a floorplan as standard. Can't understand why anyone would use them. Floor plan/room sizes are first thing I look at, after price and shot of the exterior.

Trouble with Foxtons is, if you see a truly delusional price, it's nearly always one of theirs.

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I lived in Guildford from 1990 - 1996, it was expensive now but that selection in OP still made me say WTF!

That one with the kitchen and the bathroom looked like the one our departmental secretary lived in, she would have been on about £18k then, maybe £25k now - where would she live now?

I know an office junior who lives and works in Guilford on that kind of money. She lives with her parents.

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