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Concerns about estate agent

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footswold Tue 28-Feb-17 10:48:07

So we decided on an estate agent to sell our house over the weekend, although I always had a niggly feeling they weren't quite right tbh.

He came to take photos but didn't produce a contract and seemed hurried and a little agitated with my questions, which has compounded my concern that I don't want to use them. If this is a sign of what it'll be like throughout the process.
He also backtracked a bit on promises he made before.

He says he'll get the contract over today and i now definitely don't feel happy about putting this in their hands. I might be wrong but it's how I feel.
AIBU and completely out of order to pull out at this stage and go with another agent?
Considering photos have been taken? Although nothing has been signed. Is that normal procedure? Am new to all this!
Thanks in advance for any advice/opinions.

LeBoob Tue 28-Feb-17 10:56:44

I'm not sure, but I'd be honest. Say you felt it was rushed & that you didn't have faith in them sticking to their promises. If you haven't signed anything then now is the best time

iamapixiebutnotaniceone Tue 28-Feb-17 10:58:41

I would look elsewhere, you need to be able to trust them.

wowfudge Tue 28-Feb-17 11:43:53

Can you speak to the branch manager if the guy who came round wasn't him? Ime they want to know if a member of their staff is potentially losing your business.

TheCrowFromBelow Tue 28-Feb-17 11:49:50

I would think that if you haven't signed a contract agreeing price, fee and terms then you are under no obligation to use them.
If you are not happy and feel he is backtracking now then tell them that you do not want to go ahead.
It's their lookout if they take photos etc before contracts are signed.

SasBel Tue 28-Feb-17 11:53:50

Back out now, not a problem. No idea where you are based but if you are anywhere near South Cambridgeshire I heartily recommend Bee moving soon.

footswold Tue 28-Feb-17 11:55:25

I know I haven't even signed the contract yet but I wonder if the 'cooling off' period would still apply if photos had already been taken.

footswold Tue 28-Feb-17 11:56:46

Sorry crossed post thanks for your replies already smile

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