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to think an estate agent should leave the parking space clear for the buyer they are about to show round the house?

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BabaandBump Wed 24-Oct-12 20:58:52

The combination of pregnancy hormones, house hunting stress and being ill is possibly making me a bit ranty so prepared to be told IABU!

Went to view a house this evening, parking in the area we are looking can be a bit of a nightmare as it's all cul de sac type roads. House we were viewing has a driveway with parking for one car.

Pull up to find EA leaning casually on the boot of her car having parked in the driveway, leaving us to play hunt the suitable parking space on the road.

To me, good customer service would be she parks on the road, leaving the parking space for us, the viewer - if nothing else, having to play hunt the parking space actually highlighted what a nightmare it could be for family and friends when they come to visit us.

So am I being entitled??

TinyDancingHoofer Wed 24-Oct-12 21:00:09

Could you have just parked in front of the drive on the road? Then no one has to play hunt the space.

McHappyPants2012 Wed 24-Oct-12 21:01:07

Parking is a nightmare in my street, if i ever bought a house parking would be top of my list.

ChaosTrulyReigns Wed 24-Oct-12 21:02:51

No, I think it would be couretous to let the customer have the space.

BabaandBump Wed 24-Oct-12 21:04:30

Tiny - we tried that, but there was a car parked diagonally opposite and no one would have been able to drive passed to get to the other houses!

Glad I'm not being BU - feel like I've lost all sense of rationality in this pregnancy grin

LemonBreeland Wed 24-Oct-12 21:05:30

I agree, apart from courteous, why show you how hard it is to find a parking space. That is likely to put you off the house.

TinyDancingHoofer Wed 24-Oct-12 21:06:36

Oh, okay then in that situation customer should definitely have got the space. YANBU.

Iodine Wed 24-Oct-12 21:59:41

YANBU- they are obviously not a very clever estate agent!

Iodine Wed 24-Oct-12 22:02:45

Forgot to say, I went to view a new build development. None of the literature had the asking prices on. We were keen on one and asked the estate agent but she didn't have a clue! Unfortunately for her by the time we'd found out (she didn't even chase it up for us) we'd found somewhere else.

auntpetunia Wed 24-Oct-12 22:04:19

YANBU I would mention it to the agency as well, we had this problem when we bought this house, parking during the day fine,every one at work of a night... pain in the ...... . We came to view day and night and the night time the agent had parked on the path. we could see that actually you can get 2 cars on the path so we bought the house, but we did mention to the agency that if they were showing more houses in the area it would be a good idea to not use the drive coz it really could put you off.

ginmakesitallok Wed 24-Oct-12 22:05:14

Really stupid of them. When we were selling our last place we always made sure that our cars were out of the way to let potential buyers park easily

YANBU. I'm currently selling my house and it drives me mad when the estate agent takes the nearest spot for themselves (then gives us the feedback that the viewer was concerned about the availability of parking. Argh!)

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