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    • henrypootle
    • By henrypootle 8th Jun 17, 12:41 PM
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    Missed out again...
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    • 8th Jun 17, 12:41 PM
    Missed out again... 8th Jun 17 at 12:41 PM
    Just need a rant really. Just missed out on another property and it's frustrating as I think it's down to the EA not doing their job. There's nothing we can do about it.
    Went to view a property last Saturday which really liked. Woman showing us round (from EA as prop empty) said 2 offers on the table with further viewings early in the week. We wanted a bit of time to re-look at finances but said we were definitely interested and would want to put an offer in. She suggested second viewing to give us a bit more time. Phoned their office and made appointment for a second viewing on Friday (tomorrow) and said we would definitely be putting in our best offer at that stage.
    Phoned mortgage provider on Monday to see if we could have any more (hubbie just got letter to say pay rise) and spent early this week sorting everything out so we were in a position to vput the offer in on Friday (was absolute maximum we could go to)

    Yesterday we get a phone call to say viewing on Friday is cancelled as the property is sold. Asked if we could put our offer in as we had finances sorted now and she said she is legally obliged to put it in. Heard this morning that even tho our offer is higher, they are going to honour the other one which I guess is fair enough.

    Surely they should have let us know that the vendor was making their decision seeing how interested we were. Maybe the vendor didn't realise our level of interest as EA didn't tell them?

    Feels really unfair and frustrating that there is nothing we can do about it.

    Missed out on another a couple of months back - went to sealed bids and we were outbid. Fair enough - there were only 2 bids that went in (rather than the half dozen they were expecting)
    It a stressful business isn't it!
    Henry Pootle (aka Piglet)

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    • ess0two
    • By ess0two 10th Jun 17, 10:26 PM
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    Snooze you lose..
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    • ScorpiondeRooftrouser
    • By ScorpiondeRooftrouser 11th Jun 17, 4:24 PM
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    If you want to be in a good position, get your finances sorted before viewing. Even if very recent changes mean a revised mortgage, I personally would only view what I could afford and have finances in place for. Simply because I would hate to see the perfect house (not that that exists) and not be able to move quick enough to secure it.

    I don't blame the EA on this occasion OP because the EA just wants it sold and doesn't care about an extra few £££.


    I wouldn't wait on someone to sort their finances out if I have a good offer on the table.
    Originally posted by Mickygg
    What the Estate Agent wants is neither here nor there; it's not their house. They have passed the offers on to the vendor and the vendor has made a decision. That's precisely and exactly what they are supposed to do and what they are being paid by the vendor to do. I can't imagine how they could have acted any better.
    • hutman
    • By hutman 11th Jun 17, 5:59 PM
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    is this a joke thread? buyers have all the power now..

    wouldnt be surprised if this was posted by an EA now all his viewings have dried up
    • ACG
    • By ACG 11th Jun 17, 6:54 PM
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    ACG
    is this a joke thread? buyers have all the power now..
    Originally posted by hutman
    It probably depends on the area you are in. We are still getting a lot of demand for Mortgages and have seen people miss out on properties due to higher offers.
    I am a Mortgage Adviser
    You should note that this site doesn't check my status as a mortgage adviser, so you need to take my word for it. This signature is here as I follow MSE's Mortgage Adviser Code of Conduct. Any posts on here are for information and discussion purposes only and shouldn't be seen as financial advice.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 11th Jun 17, 8:28 PM
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    Davesnave
    is this a joke thread? buyers have all the power now..

    wouldnt be surprised if this was posted by an EA now all his viewings have dried up
    Originally posted by hutman

    I expect the OP joined-up in 2011 and made loads of fake posts so that they could start this thread in 2017.

    Or there again, does that make sense?

    Accusing an OP of fake posting is not a nice thing to do, even if you are probably the only person reading this who thinks your 'evidence' is good enough.

    You should apologise.
    Working subliminally.
    • mysterymurdoch
    • By mysterymurdoch 12th Jun 17, 10:26 AM
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    is this a joke thread? buyers have all the power now..

    wouldnt be surprised if this was posted by an EA now all his viewings have dried up
    Originally posted by hutman
    Hi crashy time.

    And you're rather wrong too. I'm watching houses hit closing dates, selling over home report value within 3 days all the time in my area.
    • Crashy Time
    • By Crashy Time 13th Jun 17, 1:27 PM
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    Crashy Time
    Hi crashy time.

    And you're rather wrong too. I'm watching houses hit closing dates, selling over home report value within 3 days all the time in my area.
    Originally posted by mysterymurdoch



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