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Is this slightly fishy, or am I paranoid with disappointment?

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StainlessSteelBegonia Sat 29-Mar-14 15:37:18

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Rumplestiltskinismyname Sat 29-Mar-14 15:39:37

Is it in an area where property is moving quickly? If so, then it is likely that they may have shown it to someone who has a property on the market with them- in order to compete a chain. Remember- agents look after their clients first!

Rumplestiltskinismyname Sat 29-Mar-14 15:40:45

And what more did you expect the agent to tell you. They will not usually tell you the price as this is outside most agents code of conduct.

lalamumto3 Sat 29-Mar-14 15:44:47

I would put a note through the door explaining that it is exactly the house you are looking for and ask to be allowed to view. Good luck

Bowlersarm Sat 29-Mar-14 15:44:59

You need to up your game. Make sure you go into the estate agents offices and get to know them, and them to know you so you are the first person they contact when a suitable property comes up.

Bowlersarm Sat 29-Mar-14 15:47:58

It's probably not dodgey at all. Just a quick moving market.

NorbertDentressangle Sat 29-Mar-14 15:55:03

All it probably means is that by the time the email went out to you and everyone else on the mailing list there had already been someone who had called in at the estate agents, been told about it and viewed it immediately.

They then put in an offer just after the email went out to you.

i would ask the estate agent to tell the seller that I was interested anyway, regardless of whether or not an offer had already been put in by someone else.

After all, they may see the possibility of 2 interested parties trying to outbid each other and be swayed by £££s before their eyes. On the other hand they may be happy to deal with the one offer they've got for a quick and easy sale especially if that buyer is a straightforward one eg. no chain, mortgage offer in place or cash buyer

StainlessSteelBegonia Sat 29-Mar-14 16:10:47

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Monkeymummy1 Sat 29-Mar-14 17:54:35

I agree with what someone else said, put a note through the door. Or better yet, knock and speak to them. It does seem odd to go from marketing to sold and not taking any more viewings so fast. Or, if you made an offer they are required to pass it on to the seller. Might not be something you could consider without having viewed it but it could at least get some attention. You would think they would be pleased to have lots of interest!

Monkeymummy1 Sat 29-Mar-14 18:00:42

Or the other think could be of they are just re-marketing to try and kick their chain into action but they already had a buyer. We've been caught out 3 times with that!

Bowlersarm Sat 29-Mar-14 18:02:13

Maybe they have got lots of interest. Maybe they've got a buyer with several back up offers, and the vendor isn't interested in having anyone else view.

You could either speak to the agent again and register your interest in that particular property to be put on the file. You could put a note through their door, but I don't honestly think that will lead to anything. If I were the vendor, I would just refer you back to my estate agent.

StainlessSteelBegonia Sat 29-Mar-14 18:34:12

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