Monday, July 21, 2008

Well, it keeps the mileage down before you sell them….

It’s a Mini crisis... estate agents’ runarounds lay idle

It is either the starting grid for the inaugural estate agents’ championship rally or a very sorry comment on the state of the housing market.....A spokeswoman for Foxtons {read as Doris who bothered to answer the phone...} denied business was slow and said the cars were parked while estate agents were in the office preparing for viewings.

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21 thoughts on “Well, it keeps the mileage down before you sell them….

  • Ha, that made me laugh!

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  • walked past several estate agents at the weekend, girls sitting texting friends, chatting, drinking coffee, we went into one agents and nearly had 4 staff jump us and pin us down… it was awful.. it is clear they are very quiet…lol

    solution to this.. ask your clients to drop prices.. DOH

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  • montesquieu says:

    Deep joy. what a picture. Couldn’t happen to a nicer company. How long before Poxton’s go bust altogether?

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  • beartil2010 says:

    Please let Foxtons go bust Please let Foxtons go bust Please let Foxtons go bust Please let Foxtons go bust

    crosses fingers

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  • crash bandicoot says:

    The collective noun for a group of estate agents’ cars is obviously a crash!

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  • Q. What is the diference between an estate agent in the U/K and one in australia, A. about 13.000, miles

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  • Landedgentry says:

    Prepared for viewings, Ha Ha thats a good one. More like flicking rubber bands at each other.

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  • Crash bandicoot – what are training for – being a Zen Master? You have created a dictionary definition dude!

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  • ………… and a Greenbay of optimistic estate agents?

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  • A Crash – perfect!!!

    WV, I believe a ‘Greenbay’ is the collective noun for a large development of MDF “luxury apartments” in Cardiff Bay!

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  • I’ve seen their main headquarters. Every week there are less people in the building. They wont last much longer. One of the people I work with was overlooking their building the other week, they had a big meeting in the center of the room just as he was leaving for lunch. Turns out they were making a bunch of people redundant.

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  • So who will be the first big EA to go bust…. If things are as bad as they seem then it should be soon

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  • It amazes me how many EAs still seem prepared to let vendors set the pace re asking prices…many on this site predicted that EAs wouldn’t let themselves go under and would force lower prices on stubborn/greedy sellers….well plenty (I forget the exact amount) have gone out of business already and yet still in my local EA’s crummy little 2 bedroom flats in Croydon are ‘asking’ close to 200 grand. I guess the penny will drop eventually but it’s a slog..

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  • Landedgentry says:

    The congestion charge is probably too much to pay to hear “We got a few more to see on with other agents, so we’ll get back to you”.

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  • I work in Acton and nearby there’s a lockup garage with 100s of Foxton’s minis. They’re removing the branding and I guess selling them on. Not only have they crashed the property market but they’re also putting a dent in the market for minis

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  • it also tells a lot about the calibre of “reporters” in this rag….”estate agents’ runaround LAY idle”

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  • Routemaster says:

    The picture of the long row Foxton cars parked up, sporting their latest fleet livery, looks like the circus is in town. What a bunch of clowns.

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  • Mytimeisnigh says:

    Great, two to three years from now, I’d like an affordable mini to go with my affordable house.

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  • down here in the southwest, falmouth to be exact, i have noticed 2 estate agents have closed down.

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  • it_is_going_with_a_bang says:

    “A spokeswoman for Foxtons denied business was slow.”

    Lol. Yeah right.

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  • I was c0ck a hoop about a few closing down on Northcote road in the heart of middle class over-paying capital of Wandsworth.

    However, unfortunately one has been replaced by a Cath Kidson.

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