Estate Agents. Total cocks.

(86 Posts)
KittensDoNotLikeFluffyBlankets Fri 09-Sep-16 13:46:47

Just that really. Bunch of rude, lazy, entitled motherfuckers who wouldn't know an honest day's work if it hit them in the face.

They'd screw their own grandmothers for a quick sale but can't be bothered returning a phone call/turning up on time to a viewing.

Foxyloxy1plus1 Fri 09-Sep-16 13:48:37

Some. Not all. Large nationwide chain ones are the worst.

PanGalaticGargleBlaster Fri 09-Sep-16 13:50:13

biscuit

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Fri 09-Sep-16 13:50:22

Yes, I agree.

Cuntbobbles of the highest order.

Gardenbirds123 Fri 09-Sep-16 13:51:19

Agreed

Baring the odd exception

KittensDoNotLikeFluffyBlankets Fri 09-Sep-16 13:52:07

Experience today would bear that out Foxy. Large national chain where it's not worth turning up at an arranged viewing for a £400k house.

The vendor wouldn't be too pleased to realise that I think.

KittensDoNotLikeFluffyBlankets Fri 09-Sep-16 13:52:42

You in the business Pan?

IHeartHoumous Fri 09-Sep-16 13:54:25

I had exactly the same experience earlier on this year (with a sale that eventually fell through). Countless messages left for the estate agent dealing with our purchase; emails; emails to his colleagues to try and reach him that way. Hopeless. When I eventually did make contact with him he whined like a child as the vendors weren’t returning his calls (he claimed) so “he had no updates to give me”. Thankfully we’re now on the brink of another sale about to complete and have had a totally different experience with a different estate agent. This time the person dealing with our purchase has been professional and constantly keeping the flow of communication going between us, the vendor and both solicitors – there are SOME (a minute number) good ones out there.

What annoys me most is the majority of them just unlock a front door to show you a property and that’s all. You ask questions about the property, the street etc and they have no further explanation. “Look on the local authority’s website” was a common response!

HarleyQuinzel Fri 09-Sep-16 13:55:01

biscuit

I've always fancied being an estate agent blush

Itrytoohard Fri 09-Sep-16 13:55:17

You in the business Pan?

Probably. Otherwise your post wouldn't of warranted a biscuit grin

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Fri 09-Sep-16 13:55:36

Letting agents are worse, btw.

KittensDoNotLikeFluffyBlankets Fri 09-Sep-16 13:59:08

Oh god KingJoffey that's a whole new circle of hell...

Harley take your biscuit and put it out to moulder in a show home, alongside those unused tea/coffee machines that use sachets.

CantChoose Fri 09-Sep-16 13:59:29

Ours was really helpful when we bought our first home, just for some balance!! Lovely guy, called us the day the house came on the market knowing it was just what we wanted and helped guide us through solicitor shenanigans. Nationwide chain too!
I have heard some horror stories though so maybe I was just very lucky.

Chikara Fri 09-Sep-16 14:02:30

All of them??? An entire profession?? Of course they are.!

TheWitTank Fri 09-Sep-16 14:02:35

Never met a decent one. Agree that letting agents are the spawn of satan. I'm sure decent ones must exist though!

DrDeluxe Fri 09-Sep-16 14:04:19

We sold through an internet estate agent - very cheap, they did photos and arranged appointments, we did everything else. Went like a dream.
Bought through a small local agent - staff were bossy, patronising and the whole experience was extremely stressful.

I have no idea what they do to justify the massive fees they charge.

KittensDoNotLikeFluffyBlankets Fri 09-Sep-16 14:04:35

I think the good ones hang out with the unicorns Chikara and The Wit Tank

DrDeluxe Fri 09-Sep-16 14:04:54

Just added another layer of bureaucracy to the whole process as far as I can see.

JT05 Fri 09-Sep-16 14:05:14

Ours did a reasonable job, but didn't do many of the viewings although we had arranged for them to do this. They always had good excuse. Anyway, after getting ££££ from our solicitor, on completion we heard no more! No thank you or anything. I've never spent so much money and not received an acknowledgement!

The EA dealing with our purchase sent us a lovely letter welcoming us to our new home.

I bet if we owed them money they'd have found us. We're still local, so can bad mouth them!

KittensDoNotLikeFluffyBlankets Fri 09-Sep-16 14:06:09

Agree DrDeluxeI totally see why the no frills internet agencies are making progress. Fixed fee, nice photos...not demanding a percentage to be rude and lazy.

expatinscotland Fri 09-Sep-16 14:07:00

Haven't come across a one who wasn't a total cuntweasel.

KittensDoNotLikeFluffyBlankets Fri 09-Sep-16 14:13:11

I see your cuntweasel and raise you a cockwomble Expat

toadierocks Fri 09-Sep-16 14:13:44

Sorry but cuntbobbles ...... I have literally just laughed myself silly! Genius turn of phrase!!!

Back to the thread ..... Yes ours are useless too, no follow up and no communication. So sick of them! If they cock up our open house tomorrow, they;re officially sacked!!!

Justaboy Fri 09-Sep-16 14:17:06

I think sometimes that estate agents reflect the public they serve to an extent.

Lest they seem to be able to bring out the worst in vendors and purchasers.

mouldycheesefan Fri 09-Sep-16 14:32:43

Ours was excellent, kept our sale on track when it may have fell through. We gave him wine when it was all done. Very grateful for their help!

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