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What does 'POA' mean on Rightmove sales ?
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Old 27-06-2008, 1:39 PM
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Default What does 'POA' mean on Rightmove sales ?

just always wanted to know - is it price on application or something similar? - and what are the implications of this??? thanks!!
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Old 27-06-2008, 1:42 PM
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Yep, it's Price on Application - but I don't know what the implications would be, possibly that the seller hasn't actually decided yet?
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Old 27-06-2008, 1:42 PM
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POA is price on application, yes. Often for very expensive places. Or repossessions.
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Old 27-06-2008, 1:42 PM
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Yeah, price on application. I usually take that to mean more than I can afford!
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For example, this one's a repossession:

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetai...a_n=1&tr_t=buy

This is land with planning permission:

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/viewdetai...a_n=2&tr_t=buy
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Old 27-06-2008, 2:17 PM
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It's easy to guess the price of them on rightmove anyway because they sit exactly where they would if they had the price showing - eg. if it's £250,000 then there it is sat with all the £250,000 houses.

Just look at the price of the houses above and below
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Old 27-06-2008, 2:59 PM
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there are many properties in the north west though where they are set at POA

but their price on right move is set at about £10, so they always show at the front of listings when sorting by lowest
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Old 27-06-2008, 7:24 PM
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When like now house prices are dropping very quickly they can't figure out what price to put on it for so POA is the default option
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It basically means that the property is so overpriced you wouldn't even bother looking at it if you knew what the price was.
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Old 27-06-2008, 8:46 PM
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The ones I've seen usually have the price in the details somewhere - I suspect this is to make it look a bit exclusive or to hide drops from property bee.
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The ones I've seen usually have the price in the details somewhere - I suspect this is to make it look a bit exclusive or to hide drops from property bee.
Agreed,

also they seem to slot in between properties advertised at consecutive prices so I have always assumed that they sit in the relevant section.
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Old 27-06-2008, 11:24 PM
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Bad advertising...cos if if I see POA I move on...dunno just me!!
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Old 27-06-2008, 11:29 PM
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POA means you have to ask how much is it now? Like this:



Tenants, Do you think you'll be given two months notice? Well maybe it's already served! Often a section 21 notice requiring possession is served shortly after the tenancy starts. You may have the impression it doesn't matter - but it does, so check the paperwork for an S21. For more information search this forum for Sword of Damocles.
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in my search - an estate agent has put every single house on its books at POA. its changed all those that were on to 10k above and below its previous price. I too wondered why this is.

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Franklee..i like your explaination.......chuckle chuckle
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Bad advertising...cos if if I see POA I move on...dunno just me!!
I personally see it as a sign of dishonesty.

I buy everything online and often come accross sites that wont give prices or (sigh) won't tell you what the postage charge is until after you "register" with them.

I don't want to f**king give you my name and address I want to know how much the f***ing postage is.

I've come to the conclusion that if they conceal the price, you probably wont like it. Even with stuff that is custom made companies can give rough guide prices online.
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