Problems & Complaints against Estate Agents
The law of averages dictates that if you’ve tangled with an estate agent to conduct business, you’ve most likely been burned (whether you realise it or not).
Unfortunately, there are very real reasons for why complaints against Estate Agents are consistently high and often record breaking year after year.
I’ve dealt with many agents over the years; some of have been pleasant and professional, while the majority have been total idiots, providing terrible services at extortionate prices. Sound familiar? Yeah, you’re definitely not in the minority, so just join the queue.
If I documented every bad experience I’ve had with an agent, this website would be consumed by my misery, and that wouldn’t be fun for anyone. However, I have documented a few, and in this section is where you’ll find them.
I’m actually an extremely positive individual, but there’s something about estate agents that get on my tits! Perhaps it’s their cheap suits, slimy persona, and their relentless habit of lying.
Fortunately, high-street estate agents are providing a service that’s slowly becoming obsolete. Or at least replaceable. That means they’ll either need to do the unimaginable and base their business acumen on morals or roll over and die while more and more vendors opt for self-service online estate agents. My money is on the latter.
If you genuinely do wish to make against an estate/letting agent, refer to the agent complaint post.
Disclaimer: This blog post isn’t going to benefit anyone but myself. The only reason i’m writing it is so my best friend reads it and becomes fully aware of his disgusting act of betrayal. Now, let me tell you a little something about my best friend- not because it’s relevant, but because I want to […]
So, check it out. I received this letter through the post the other day from Savills estate agent: I have a house in Bishop’s Stortford, and according to the letter, Bishop’s Stortford has great schools. Savills estate agent used that as an angle to entice home owners into selling their properties. I don’t get it. […]
Updated Article: 04 -03 – 2010 I was engrossed by an article I was reading on the BBC website the other day, The Secret Agent, which surfaced a few of the ill practices estate agents embraced in their day-to-day profession. The worrying part was that not all these tactics were deployed by the odd rotten […]
I know a lot of people dislike me and my blog because of the kind of crap I dispose on here, which is totally cool by me. To each their own and all that fluff. On a few occasions I’ve seen some of the haters write some funny shit about me and my beautiful cesspit […]
Right, so this is what happened today on this miserable Monday. A work colleague of mine received an alarming phone call this afternoon from his heavily pregnant wife. She had called in a panic to inform him that an estate agent had opened the front door (with keys) to take a viewing of the property, […]
Last year when I was looking for tenants I unleashed a snake-oil letting agency to assist me on the hunt. They used the usual marketing tactics- online property portals (i.e. Rightmove, Findaproperty etc.), their own shop window, the local newspaper and various other methods. Fortunately, and rather satisfyingly, I managed to find better tenants than […]
Urgh, I fucking hate rude people with a passion, especially people that are rude unnecessarily. Admittedly, rude letting/estate agents irk me just that little bit more than the average punk. They are notoriously hated by default, so they should make extra effort to be normal beings. I recently encountered a total shithead from a local […]
On many occasions I’ve been unfortunate enough to be in the line-of-fire of the notoriously slippery tongue of an letting agent. Yesterday, I was bitterly reminded of how extortionate and how ridiculous some letting agents are. So, here I am again, sitting on my soap box, throwing my toys out of the pram, highlighting how […]
Do you feel sorry for estate agents? Many do, the majority proudly don’t. The property market is officially dead; it’s reported that estate agents are shifting an average of 2 properties a week- that’s pretty pathetic, innit? I know of a legless prostitute pulling in more trade than that. If estate agents are selling 2 […]
Yesterday I received the most pathetic phone call from an estate agent EVER. I’ve had a few bogus calls from estate agents in my time, but this one was straight out of the, “Lines to use when you’re struggling to sell fuck all” guide. I was actually cringing during the conversation because it was THAT […]
Ok, perhaps “hate” is a bit strong (or is it, really?), but there is definitely something about the tale I’m about to regurgitate which won’t help the reputation of estate agents. Well, one estate agency firm in particular, Foxtons. Who else could it have been, seriously? In Foxtons defence- I’m not the type of person […]
I was randomly Google’ing the keyphrase ‘Estate Agents‘, as normal people do on an idle Sunday. I came across an article that captured my attention on the Telegraph website. The article wasn’t informative or useful in any sense, it was just an entertaining rant. Bryony Gordon, a journalist, was basically expressing herself, making it clear […]
A new year is approaching, and for many people that means their diaries are starting to get filled with scribbles that will ultimately structure the coming new year, or at least the first quarter. It’s traditional for the property market to be near dead during the Christmas and New Year period; very few sane people […]
Does anyone know the answer? I don’t. There used to be a time when saying “I’m not interested” worked. With the property market cooling down I see evident signs of estate agents starting to panic as their commission based salaries are starting to take big hits. They’ve had an easy ride for long enough; unfortunately […]
Have you guys seen this movie, “Glengarry Glen Ross”? It’s a classic. Anyone intesteresed in property sales, especially estate agents, should check it out. Actually, it’s generally a solid watch for absolutely anyone. Well, anyone that doesn’t take offense to swearing. Fuck you. The film is about four estate agents (Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Ed […]
If you’re in a position where you’ve found a house you’re willing to purchase, make sure you ask your Estate Agent some prerequisite questions before you commit; this is often a critical step to determine how smoothly your sale will go. Remember, it’s not just you who has to make the purchase run smoothly, the […]