Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Agent’s Diary turns its attention to the RICS report
"â€˜So what do you think?â€™ Asks the surveyor, handing me the details of a house heâ€™s valuing, one being sold by a rival firm. I begin to subtly undermine the price achieved but heâ€™s already decided on that one. His question is more general. â€˜I think price are unsustainable if Iâ€™m honest.â€™ He whispers. Iâ€™ve thought that for years, I think privately, but itâ€™s not in my best interests to admit it. â€˜Thereâ€™s a glut of properties coming to the market and a dearth of buyers from what I can see.â€™ Continues the man, reading my mind unnervingly, before adding. â€˜Iâ€™m beginning to feel nostalgic about Home Information Packs.â€™"