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An Estate Agent....

Been waiting for a little time to pass before posting this... so it's less likely to ever trace back to me.

Recently sold my old car, 12-13 years old, German, mid-size engine - FSH, excellent runner. Priced it very competitively; phone began ringing at 7:45am on the first full day after advert was live on AutoTrader, and didn't stop ringing, including when I was taking the first viewing.

That first viewer did quite a few checks, and gave me £100 cash deposit (which I mislaid... just found it to my relief now in a drawer, after I checked that drawer 3 times.. it had slipped below something else - I thought I'd accidentally thrown it away, or the EA had pulled some devilish trick on me to somehow disappear it back into his own wallet)..

He was a middle-age Estate Agent buying it for his 20 year old son; (he'd travelled circa 50 miles to view it).

He said it was a nice area and asked what houses on the street sold for; I said "They're too expensive. One just sold for £200K." (Car is registered to my mother's address, who downsized a few years ago, and it was there we were doing the viewing and transaction.)

Anyway the VC5 thingy, when he came a few days later with the balance in cash (which I paid into my bank account on that day) he wrote his details/address on my part, for me to send back, and took his part of the VC5.

So I looked up the postcode on Rightmove to get a general idea of where he lives, and to see if anything else on the market, and to check other houses on RM Sold Prices. On RM Sold Prices for his house number said 'currently on market'.

Clicked on to it. Asking quite a lot more than they paid for it in 2001... I don't want to give exact asking price... in range of £300K-£400K. Then I checked Zoopla, where they had an archived listing from 2011; looks like they were trying to sell it for £40K more than they're asking now. Back in 2011-12 they probably removed it from market for these past few years in expectation market would eventually rise to meet their toppy asking price, but now asking a good chunk less... but still needing HPC imo.

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An Estate Agent....

Been waiting for a little time to pass before posting this... so it's less likely to ever trace back to me.

Recently sold my old car, 12-13 years old, German, mid-size engine - FSH, excellent runner. Priced it very competitively; phone began ringing at 7:45am on the first full day after advert was live on AutoTrader, and didn't stop ringing, including when I was taking the first viewing.

That first viewer did quite a few checks, and gave me £100 cash deposit (which I mislaid... just found it to my relief now in a drawer, after I checked that drawer 3 times.. it had slipped below something else - I thought I'd accidentally thrown it away, or the EA had pulled some devilish trick on me to somehow disappear it back into his own wallet)..

He was a middle-age Estate Agent buying it for his 20 year old son; (he'd travelled circa 50 miles to view it).

He said it was a nice area and asked what houses on the street sold for; I said "They're too expensive. One just sold for £200K." (Car is registered to my mother's address, who downsized a few years ago, and it was there we were doing the viewing and transaction.)

Anyway the VC5 thingy, when he came a few days later with the balance in cash (which I paid into my bank account on that day) he wrote his details/address on my part, for me to send back, and took his part of the VC5.

So I looked up the postcode on Rightmove to get a general idea of where he lives, and to see if anything else on the market, and to check other houses on RM Sold Prices. On RM Sold Prices for his house number said 'currently on market'.

Clicked on to it. Asking quite a lot more than they paid for it in 2001... I don't want to give exact asking price... in range of £300K-£400K. Then I checked Zoopla, where they had an archived listing from 2011; looks like they were trying to sell it for £40K more than they're asking now. Back in 2011-12 they probably removed it from market for these past few years in expectation market would eventually rise to meet their toppy asking price, but now asking a good chunk less... but still needing HPC imo.

And to think all those clever idiots are paying to go to university to get qualification.

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