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Giving Feedback to Estate Agents - Do or Don't do?
I recently placed an offer on a House. This hasn't yet been forwarded to the Vendor by the Estate Agent, as they're keen to know whether I've any more feedback to return to the vendor first.
"Thank you for your email detailing your offer this will be put forward to our vendor. I know you find the property... and..., is there anything more you wish to say about what has made you make an offer on the property so we can let the vendor know your thorough feedback."
I've since confirmed with the Estate Agent that feedback isn't obligatory.
To me it almost feels as though they're making the former contingent on the latter, which I don't like. The purchase/sale of a property is in my eyes a business matter, a dispassionate handover of money in a formal transaction between two people. The Vendor will get their money, I will never meet them, so whilst my feedback may make everything feel more homely and amicably soft for the Vendor and Estate Agent as it were, it won't alter any outcomes, bar possibly trigger efforts to make me offer more money.
If I handover a list of reasons why I like the property, why it's suitable for me, my reasons for choosing it etc, my concern is the Vendor might think along the lines of "Well, if they like the house that much, let's aim to push up what they're offering on the property"!
What are people's experiences of this? Is it commonplace for Estate Agents to request feedback as part of the offering process? Has this led to Vendors pushing for higher offers as a result?
Based on people's deliberations, I may reconsider.
Thanking you in advance for your responses,
With Kind Regards.
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