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NotTodayMaybeTomorrow Wed 07-Oct-20 20:46:30


FTB here (hopefully), and have a quick question regarding estate agents, rightmove and everyone’s experience.
Have been house hunting for nearly 3 years now, and finally house came up last week. Rang to arrange viewing, and placed an offer (asking price).
Were told offer accepted but need to view to confirm, so after viewing on Monday that was confirmed and ball rolling with us contacting solicitor and so on.

I’m wary, because it hasn’t changed to ‘under offer’ on rightmove, so I’m assuming this means people are still able to view/put offers in?
Do the estate agents need to tell us of other offers?

Thank you

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OnlyFoolsnMothers Wed 07-Oct-20 20:48:06

You should have demanded it gets removed/ no other viewings when you offered. Call tomorrow and ask them to

bethany39 Wed 07-Oct-20 20:50:48


You should have demanded it gets removed/ no other viewings when you offered. Call tomorrow and ask them to

Yes this. You should always make the offer subject to it being removed from the market.

radioband Wed 07-Oct-20 20:57:43

They’ll put it under offer when they have received proof of funds and mortgage. They won’t remove it at the offer stage even if you demand because there is the risk you don’t have enough funds or have the mortgage approved. It’s standard practice.

OnlyFoolsnMothers Wed 07-Oct-20 21:01:37

They won’t remove it at the offer stage even if you demand because there is the risk you don’t have enough funds or have the mortgage approved every property I’ve purchased I’ve demanded comes down at offer stage, not unusual at all!

tootiredtothinkofanewname Wed 07-Oct-20 21:05:36

Ours didn't get taken down immediately but within a week. Possibly could have been once they'd seen our ID and AIP.

WoolyMammoth55 Wed 07-Oct-20 21:12:13

Hi OP, yes what PPs have said is correct. Once you offer, you should say your offer is conditional on them immediately ceasing marketing and viewings once accepted.

The EA will usually counter that they can't remove until they have proof of your ID and evidence you can afford the purchase. When I bought with a mortgage we just had to prove we had the deposit, and tell them that we'd have the agreement in principle and our solicitor info within a week - and that was enough to get it taken off the market at that point.

Best of luck with it!

mumtobabygilrl Wed 07-Oct-20 21:23:06

It's likely been removed at the estate agents- they are always SO slow to update Zoopla/right move etc. Took weeks for our rental property to show as 'let' call the agents tomorrow and get them onto it

LIZS Wed 07-Oct-20 21:27:35

Have they checked you are financially proceedable? It can take a while to remove from Rightmove but you should request they do.

Justgivemesomepeace Wed 07-Oct-20 21:29:15

It goes officially under offer once id, AIP, proof of funds etc are all in. We will hold viewings for a couple of days to give you chance to get it all in.

Justgivemesomepeace Wed 07-Oct-20 21:32:12

The estate agent will see on their system that an offer has been accepted and hold viewings.

OnlyFoolsnMothers Wed 07-Oct-20 21:48:16

In england no guarantee that an estate agent will hold viewings unless you demand it comes down etc. Their duty is to their seller and nothing is binding until exchange/ completion. Just tell them to take it down

NotTodayMaybeTomorrow Wed 07-Oct-20 23:33:57

Thank you all for the replies.
The estate agents saw proof of funds prior to viewing, they did state that they would cancel all other viewings if we were still happy once we’d viewed the property, and so I’d assumed that would mean altering the advert on rightmove.
Will give them a call tomorrow to follow up.
Thank you 😊

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KoalaRabbit Wed 07-Oct-20 23:42:38

I would chase it as some EA do still do viewings even when offer accepted. Our agent has changed Rightmove and its gone through very fast, same day possibly instant.

mumsy27 Fri 09-Oct-20 01:18:09

ours wasn't removed until our buyer could prove the funds and I waited until they instruct a solicitor and booked a survey, I wanted them to show some commitment.
Lot of knee jerkers out there.
However, I stopped accepting any viewings or even offers (gazump) by another buyer.

Dahokolomoki Sat 10-Oct-20 20:58:02

As a buyer, you got to be in the driving seat - don't be passive - this is your money and your biggest purchase (and also liability if you're taking a mortgage!)

Its all business - don't feel bad about hurting feelings of the agent. Its all business to them too. So if you want something, ask for it. Don't assume - this also applies for the rest of the process. Wondering what fixtures and fittings will come with the property? That washing machine or fridge? Ask! Seller's solicitor not getting back to yours in a timely manner? Demand from the agent. They're there to make their money and do their jobs to get this transaction complete.

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