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Permission to scream!!!! Estate agents!!!!!!! Arggggghhhhh

(10 Posts)
claricebeansmum Thu 10-Jul-08 17:45:54

We want to buy a house.
We need to buy it by mid-August.

We are led to believe that estate agents are all about to be culled because there is nothing to do so you would have thought they would be able to chase up one phone call wouldn't you?

Apparently not. angrysadsad

Fimbo Thu 10-Jul-08 17:49:31

Ours were hopeless when we moved last year.

Sympathies. Do you have a buyer?

If you do, get their phone number and deal with problems as they arise directly with them. We did this last year and I think it prevented our chain from collapsing. At one point dh (a solicitor!) was even drafting emails for our buyer to copy and then send to their solicitor as she was crap too.

giddykipper Thu 10-Jul-08 17:50:50

You can buy mine

claricebeansmum Thu 10-Jul-08 17:55:23

We are renting ours out so no chain at my end.

We have not even got to the friggin solicitors yet...

Just need a simple yes/no from the vendor but the estate agents had not managed to contact him today...they must be run off their feet --looking for new jobs-- being so busy with all the sales they must have.

claricebeansmum Thu 10-Jul-08 17:55:42

Giddy - where are you?

Fimbo Thu 10-Jul-08 17:59:27

We used to get that line all the time from them too Clarice especially after viewings when you wanted feedback.

Err mobile phones??

I don't think they like large phone bills tbh. My friend was selling in Norfolk her buyer was in London, she needed a few questions answered by the buyer and the estate agent told her they couldn't keep phoning London all the time, as it was too expensive!

claricebeansmum Thu 10-Jul-08 18:04:43

Gone 6 so they are not going to call me back.

One day nearer end of August and one more day lost.

Our estate agents here when we were trying to sell worked really hard but I did need to call them to get feedback sometimes.

It is just the market is bonkers at the moment and I would have thought they would have been chomping at the bit for their %

annh Thu 10-Jul-08 19:46:10

Maybe they have gone out of business?! Three estate agents round us have closed up shop overnight (not all on the same night!).

claricebeansmum Thu 10-Jul-08 19:49:47

Had not thought of that...

I have found vendors phone number in phone book so if I do not hear from agent tomorrow shall call them direct, perhaps prefacing with "Well seeing as XX had not got back to me I assume they have gone under so perhaps I can deal with you directly?" grin

claricebeansmum Thu 10-Jul-08 19:50:12

Where are you annh?

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