Friday, August 21, 2009

Amateur speculators

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A blog that claims to be an insider's description of the estate agent's trade comments about future house price trends.

Posted by quiet guy @ 08:46 PM (1060 views)
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3 thoughts on “Amateur speculators

  • god what an annoying load of drivel that was.

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  • ‘I’ve got Mr Wilkie on line two,’ interjects negotiator S gently. ‘Wants to know if he should put his price back up after something he just heard on the radio. Says he thinks his flat is too cheap now. What should I tell him?’

    The options are endless; sadly most of them ultimately involve the Job Centre. Against my better judgement, I tell Mr Wilkie whatever he wants to hear.

    That’s your problem, right there. Agents being lapdogs to their clients – instead of offering advice that sellers need to hear, he tells them only what they want to hear.

    The outcome will be that the seller won’t sell their property at the higher unrealistic price (unless of course, he rings back again to lower his price when he hears something negative on the radio – which I doubt).

    Consequently, I’d say the option this estate agent currently chooses – to tell sellers whatever they want to hear about the market improving is the fastest route to exercising his job centre options.

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