The honesty and integrity of estate agents has long been a topic of contentious debate, and as a result estate agency is one of the most distrusted professions along with politicians, journalists and car salesmen! Common issues reported are:
- Not relaying offers and enquiries to property vendors
- Under-valuing your property to entice a faster sale and hence a quicker commission fee
- Under-valuing your property so that the estate agent buys it themselves! Or through a ‘proxy buyer’!
- Over-valuing your property to win your business!
- The promise of a ready-made database of buyers that doesn’t actually exist!
- Lying about other buyer interest
- Asking property vendors to do their own viewings because they are understaffed
- Force-feeding buyers and sellers with their own financial services (conveyancing, mortgaging, insurance etc) to earn hefty commissions
The list goes on….
What’s of more concern is that an estate agent acts as the sole proxy between the seller and the buyer, and so both parties rely heavily on optimal transparency and efficiency in communications.
So how do you avoid the aforementioned issues when selling your home?
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