Radio Two DJ and One Show star Chris Evans has run in with Lymington estate agent when he tried to buy house on Beaulieu River

Daily Echo: Expensive blunder when Chris Evans tried to buy luxury Hampshire home Expensive blunder when Chris Evans tried to buy luxury Hampshire home

HE is one of Britain’s best-known broadcasters.

But the fame and fortune enjoyed by legendary DJ Chris Evans counted for nothing when he thought about buying a luxury multi-million-pound house in the Hampshire countryside.

The 47-year-old presenter promptly fell foul of a Lymington estate agent he has branded Dummkopf and Co.

In a scene straight out of Fawlty Towers he was told to hand back the brochure by a Mr Angry – only to be chased down the road by the same man, who had realised his mistake and was shouting apologies.

Relating the experience Chris said: “Don’t even think about trying to buy your dream house on the Beaulieu River via a certain estate agent.

“You remember that scene in Pretty Woman where Julia Roberts goes to a store on Rodeo Drive after Richard Gere gives her carte blanche to buy whatever she wants, only for a snooty old battleaxe of a shop assistant to give her short shrift.

“Well, that couldn’t happen in real life, could it. Oh yes...”

Radio Two presenter Chris was on one of his regular visits to Lymington when he saw the house advertised “in the window of Dummkopf and Co”.

He said: “I’ve changed the name to protect the innocent, including the lovely lady who engaged me in a friendly discussion while furnishing me with further details.

“‘Oh that house is as good as I’ve ever seen,’ she enthused.

“As I perused the pages of the glossy brochure I could see exactly what she meant; a huge river frontage, its own private jetty and – get this – not only a wine cellar but a walk-in wine room.

“I liked it immediately and considered requesting a viewing.

So what could go wrong in the next ten seconds? A flustered man stopped me in the road and barked ‘can I help you?’.

“What to cross over? No thanks. I’m 47 years old. Should be fine.

“‘No,’ he said, gesturing towards the brochure. ‘About the house’.

“‘Oh that’s all right,’” I said.

‘The lady’s sorted me out’.

“‘Well can I have your home address then?’ he added, his tone instantly becoming confrontational.

“‘Actually no you can’t,’ I replied.

“‘Well in that case I need my brochure back.’ “Was this guy for real?

“‘OK,’ I said, ‘but that’s the strangest way I’ve ever come across of trying to sell a house.’ “Unperturbed Mr Angry grabbed the brochure back and flounced off.

Cut to 30 seconds later.

“‘Chris, Chris – I’m so sorry. There’s been a misunderstanding. I apologise unreservedly’.

“He was chasing me down the street.

“‘Please go away!’ I whispered. It was all very embarrassing.”

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10:22am Fri 13 Dec 13

Sebastian Rutter says...

Sounds typical of Lymington.
Sounds typical of Lymington. Sebastian Rutter

10:25am Fri 13 Dec 13

Ash_69 says...

Lucky escape for Lymington? Or bet the seller is over the moon perhaps?
Lucky escape for Lymington? Or bet the seller is over the moon perhaps? Ash_69

10:36am Fri 13 Dec 13

deepheat says...

There are two sides to every story Mr Evans.
We really should hear from the flustered man .........and thank him.
There are two sides to every story Mr Evans. We really should hear from the flustered man .........and thank him. deepheat

10:59am Fri 13 Dec 13

jankirkcaldy says...

When will these numpties learn that you don't have to look like a millionaire to be one......
When will these numpties learn that you don't have to look like a millionaire to be one...... jankirkcaldy

11:07am Fri 13 Dec 13

S Pance says...

The man who snatched the brochure was a senior colleague at the estate agent who didn't realise who Chris was.

If it's the house I'm thinking of it's up for over £15 million!!

Wonder if the "brochure snatcher" still works there??
The man who snatched the brochure was a senior colleague at the estate agent who didn't realise who Chris was. If it's the house I'm thinking of it's up for over £15 million!! Wonder if the "brochure snatcher" still works there?? S Pance

11:08am Fri 13 Dec 13

S Pance says...

Pics of the house here: http://www.rightmove
.co.uk/property-for-
sale/property-434803
13.html
Pics of the house here: http://www.rightmove .co.uk/property-for- sale/property-434803 13.html S Pance

11:14am Fri 13 Dec 13

Mousetrap says...

I can only assume that if you are selling a very expensive home; with presumably very expensive items in it, you would wish to know something about the people coming to look around. If I was wishing to look at it (which I am not as it is far out of my league) I assume they would ask me some details about myself. Why would Chris Evans think he should be different just because he is famous.

Time wasters are a nuisance. Not everyone would know who he is.
I can only assume that if you are selling a very expensive home; with presumably very expensive items in it, you would wish to know something about the people coming to look around. If I was wishing to look at it (which I am not as it is far out of my league) I assume they would ask me some details about myself. Why would Chris Evans think he should be different just because he is famous. Time wasters are a nuisance. Not everyone would know who he is. Mousetrap

11:24am Fri 13 Dec 13

southamptonadi says...

brilliant comeback though,

A flustered man stopped me in the road and barked ‘can I help you?’.

“What to cross over? No thanks. I’m 47 years old. Should be fine.

Still laughing.

Easily done though I go to a lot of saints games and on the pitch I can tell who they are but put them in civvie street and I aint got a clue, I would walk straight past 90% of them
brilliant comeback though, A flustered man stopped me in the road and barked ‘can I help you?’. “What to cross over? No thanks. I’m 47 years old. Should be fine. Still laughing. Easily done though I go to a lot of saints games and on the pitch I can tell who they are but put them in civvie street and I aint got a clue, I would walk straight past 90% of them southamptonadi

11:31am Fri 13 Dec 13

soobear says...

Whether or not a person is browsing or buying, there is no excuse for not showing courtesy and good manners toward everyone. All people are worthy of being treated with dignity and respect, regardless of how fat their wallet is!
Whether or not a person is browsing or buying, there is no excuse for not showing courtesy and good manners toward everyone. All people are worthy of being treated with dignity and respect, regardless of how fat their wallet is! soobear

11:42am Fri 13 Dec 13

newsknight says...

soobear wrote:
Whether or not a person is browsing or buying, there is no excuse for not showing courtesy and good manners toward everyone. All people are worthy of being treated with dignity and respect, regardless of how fat their wallet is!
Ahhh - but you are wrong there! Estate Agents are out to make maximum profit, so some want you to sign up with a mortgage through their advisor (commission £££) so you get on their 'preferential treatment' list... If you don't sign up, Fudger & Sons won't be interested in an offer from you, and as for Flamin Palmwipe, they don't even put your offer to the vendor if they have preferred contacts of their own - losing ££££s to the vendor, but you can't get the vendor details direct to tell them - hey-ho!!
[quote][p][bold]soobear[/bold] wrote: Whether or not a person is browsing or buying, there is no excuse for not showing courtesy and good manners toward everyone. All people are worthy of being treated with dignity and respect, regardless of how fat their wallet is![/p][/quote]Ahhh - but you are wrong there! Estate Agents are out to make maximum profit, so some want you to sign up with a mortgage through their advisor (commission £££) so you get on their 'preferential treatment' list... If you don't sign up, Fudger & Sons won't be interested in an offer from you, and as for Flamin Palmwipe, they don't even put your offer to the vendor if they have preferred contacts of their own - losing ££££s to the vendor, but you can't get the vendor details direct to tell them - hey-ho!! newsknight

11:46am Fri 13 Dec 13

eurogordi says...

I think I know the estate agent concerned as a former colleague of mine, who has much more money than me, told me a similar story a couple of years ago. He entered the estate agent on a hot day wearing t-shirt, jeans and trainers ... and as he went to pick up a brochure was told by a male member of staff "I don't think we have any suitable properties for you to consider". In this case he was 'only' thinking of a £750K property but decided to leave the estate agent never to return. What you wear, what you look like and celebrity status has nothing to do with the bank balance. After all, how many recognisable celebrities are on the verge of bankruptcy?
I think I know the estate agent concerned as a former colleague of mine, who has much more money than me, told me a similar story a couple of years ago. He entered the estate agent on a hot day wearing t-shirt, jeans and trainers ... and as he went to pick up a brochure was told by a male member of staff "I don't think we have any suitable properties for you to consider". In this case he was 'only' thinking of a £750K property but decided to leave the estate agent never to return. What you wear, what you look like and celebrity status has nothing to do with the bank balance. After all, how many recognisable celebrities are on the verge of bankruptcy? eurogordi

11:53am Fri 13 Dec 13

carolroads says...

Another balanced report from The Echo
Another balanced report from The Echo carolroads

11:57am Fri 13 Dec 13

CivicCentered says...

carolroads wrote:
Another balanced report from The Echo
ooh.... sounds like you've something to add to this tale...
[quote][p][bold]carolroads[/bold] wrote: Another balanced report from The Echo[/p][/quote]ooh.... sounds like you've something to add to this tale... CivicCentered

12:22pm Fri 13 Dec 13

andyk77 says...

Think Chris had a lucky escape, find the attitude of estate agents bad enough, but the ones in Lymington are too stuck up for words....unless you pull up outside in your range rover and walk in wearing your wax jacket, flat cap and some tweed they just arent interested!
Think Chris had a lucky escape, find the attitude of estate agents bad enough, but the ones in Lymington are too stuck up for words....unless you pull up outside in your range rover and walk in wearing your wax jacket, flat cap and some tweed they just arent interested! andyk77

12:42pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Andy Locks Heath says...

I am guessing that will be messrs Paul Jackson on the Quay. Anyone passing should pop in and ask for a brochure too.
I am guessing that will be messrs Paul Jackson on the Quay. Anyone passing should pop in and ask for a brochure too. Andy Locks Heath

12:52pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Lone Ranger. says...

Andy Locks Heath wrote:
I am guessing that will be messrs Paul Jackson on the Quay. Anyone passing should pop in and ask for a brochure too.
Dont need to guess ..... follow the link as posted at 11-08am and it will confirm what you guessed.
.
Looks quite nice ...... But .. not ready for downsizing just yet
[quote][p][bold]Andy Locks Heath[/bold] wrote: I am guessing that will be messrs Paul Jackson on the Quay. Anyone passing should pop in and ask for a brochure too.[/p][/quote]Dont need to guess ..... follow the link as posted at 11-08am and it will confirm what you guessed. . Looks quite nice ...... But .. not ready for downsizing just yet Lone Ranger.

1:13pm Fri 13 Dec 13

issacchunt says...

The ego met the lymington ego. FIGHT!
The ego met the lymington ego. FIGHT! issacchunt

1:19pm Fri 13 Dec 13

RedRover says...

This story was in the Daily Mail 2 or 3 weeks ago!

Slow news day, isit?
This story was in the Daily Mail 2 or 3 weeks ago! Slow news day, isit? RedRover

1:21pm Fri 13 Dec 13

RedRover says...

This story was in the Mail on Sunday 2 or 3 weeks ago!

Slow news day is it?
This story was in the Mail on Sunday 2 or 3 weeks ago! Slow news day is it? RedRover

2:15pm Fri 13 Dec 13

bigmonkeyman says...

Sounds to me like me mr Evans had a bad case of the "don't you know i am's"
Sounds to me like me mr Evans had a bad case of the "don't you know i am's" bigmonkeyman

2:18pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Scatgirl says...

wow, gorgeous house, amazing. sadly, I cant even afford to buy the staff house or guest cottage! i can dream tho...
wow, gorgeous house, amazing. sadly, I cant even afford to buy the staff house or guest cottage! i can dream tho... Scatgirl

2:23pm Fri 13 Dec 13

georgetheseventh says...

Chris Evans is from a town near me called Warrington.
I told this story to my wife and she said 'Who's Chris Evans?'.
I said that ginger nut off TV and Radio.
She said, but you called him SIR.
I said NO, the estate agent called him SIR.
I normally stay in bed on Friday the 13th.
I have relations in Lymington.
Nice place. But mostly alloy wheels, not many 'hub caps'.
Chris Evans is from a town near me called Warrington. I told this story to my wife and she said 'Who's Chris Evans?'. I said that ginger nut off TV and Radio. She said, but you called him SIR. I said NO, the estate agent called him SIR. I normally stay in bed on Friday the 13th. I have relations in Lymington. Nice place. But mostly alloy wheels, not many 'hub caps'. georgetheseventh

4:46pm Fri 13 Dec 13

saintray says...

IM SURE MR EVANS WILL FIND SOMEWHERE ELSE MORE SUITABLE BUT HE MAY NEED TO GIVE SOME PERSONAL DETAILS ABOUT HIMSELF BEFOR LOOKING OVER OTHER PEOPLES PROPERTY,SORRY ABOUT THIS CHRIS BUT THATS THE WAY BUSINESS IS DONE IN ESTATE WORK IN ENGLAND.
IM SURE MR EVANS WILL FIND SOMEWHERE ELSE MORE SUITABLE BUT HE MAY NEED TO GIVE SOME PERSONAL DETAILS ABOUT HIMSELF BEFOR LOOKING OVER OTHER PEOPLES PROPERTY,SORRY ABOUT THIS CHRIS BUT THATS THE WAY BUSINESS IS DONE IN ESTATE WORK IN ENGLAND. saintray

5:45pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Torchie1 says...

andyk77 wrote:
Think Chris had a lucky escape, find the attitude of estate agents bad enough, but the ones in Lymington are too stuck up for words....unless you pull up outside in your range rover and walk in wearing your wax jacket, flat cap and some tweed they just arent interested!
Would it make you feel more at home if they pulled up in a rusty old Vauxhall Vagina wearing a shell suit and a baseball cap on backwards?
[quote][p][bold]andyk77[/bold] wrote: Think Chris had a lucky escape, find the attitude of estate agents bad enough, but the ones in Lymington are too stuck up for words....unless you pull up outside in your range rover and walk in wearing your wax jacket, flat cap and some tweed they just arent interested![/p][/quote]Would it make you feel more at home if they pulled up in a rusty old Vauxhall Vagina wearing a shell suit and a baseball cap on backwards? Torchie1

5:48pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Romsey Constituent says...

So, who IS Chris Evans???
So, who IS Chris Evans??? Romsey Constituent

6:51pm Fri 13 Dec 13

warrens 76 says...

Wife and I looked at a property on Beaulieu river 2 years ago and even the housekeeper was arrogant…it is a wonderful place to live position wise but many people there are truly dreadful and above themselves…all in he probably had a lucky escape and Beaulieu estates management are a nightmare.
Wife and I looked at a property on Beaulieu river 2 years ago and even the housekeeper was arrogant…it is a wonderful place to live position wise but many people there are truly dreadful and above themselves…all in he probably had a lucky escape and Beaulieu estates management are a nightmare. warrens 76

7:18pm Fri 13 Dec 13

phil maccavity says...

The gentleman who led the campaign against the development of Dibden Bay, now a NFDC local councillor, lives in the exclusive area of Beaulieu and I am sure he would not be keen to see hoi polloi types such as Disc Jockeys ruining the selectivity of this waterside area.
The gentleman who led the campaign against the development of Dibden Bay, now a NFDC local councillor, lives in the exclusive area of Beaulieu and I am sure he would not be keen to see hoi polloi types such as Disc Jockeys ruining the selectivity of this waterside area. phil maccavity

8:16pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Sir Ad E Noid says...

Sebastian Rutter wrote:
Sounds typical of Lymington.
Oh dear, life not been good to you then? Jealousy is a cruel mistress.
[quote][p][bold]Sebastian Rutter[/bold] wrote: Sounds typical of Lymington.[/p][/quote]Oh dear, life not been good to you then? Jealousy is a cruel mistress. Sir Ad E Noid

8:24pm Fri 13 Dec 13

LoyalSaint says...

newsknight wrote:
soobear wrote:
Whether or not a person is browsing or buying, there is no excuse for not showing courtesy and good manners toward everyone. All people are worthy of being treated with dignity and respect, regardless of how fat their wallet is!
Ahhh - but you are wrong there! Estate Agents are out to make maximum profit, so some want you to sign up with a mortgage through their advisor (commission £££) so you get on their 'preferential treatment' list... If you don't sign up, Fudger & Sons won't be interested in an offer from you, and as for Flamin Palmwipe, they don't even put your offer to the vendor if they have preferred contacts of their own - losing ££££s to the vendor, but you can't get the vendor details direct to tell them - hey-ho!!
Two points :
Point 1
If you knew anything regarding the facts regarding estate agency you will know by law the agent has to put EVERY offer forward within 24 hrs of the offer being made and no agent withholds offers as you describe for "preferred contacts" as you call them.
Point 2
Agents should always show due diligence to financially qualify buyers as they are acting on behalf of the seller who is in fact paying the fee to them and not the buyer, and under law again all offers have be placed to the seller regardless if they are or not using that companies financial advisor.
Just wanted to clear a few of your misinformed facts up........Hey-Ho!!!!
!
[quote][p][bold]newsknight[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]soobear[/bold] wrote: Whether or not a person is browsing or buying, there is no excuse for not showing courtesy and good manners toward everyone. All people are worthy of being treated with dignity and respect, regardless of how fat their wallet is![/p][/quote]Ahhh - but you are wrong there! Estate Agents are out to make maximum profit, so some want you to sign up with a mortgage through their advisor (commission £££) so you get on their 'preferential treatment' list... If you don't sign up, Fudger & Sons won't be interested in an offer from you, and as for Flamin Palmwipe, they don't even put your offer to the vendor if they have preferred contacts of their own - losing ££££s to the vendor, but you can't get the vendor details direct to tell them - hey-ho!![/p][/quote]Two points : Point 1 If you knew anything regarding the facts regarding estate agency you will know by law the agent has to put EVERY offer forward within 24 hrs of the offer being made and no agent withholds offers as you describe for "preferred contacts" as you call them. Point 2 Agents should always show due diligence to financially qualify buyers as they are acting on behalf of the seller who is in fact paying the fee to them and not the buyer, and under law again all offers have be placed to the seller regardless if they are or not using that companies financial advisor. Just wanted to clear a few of your misinformed facts up........Hey-Ho!!!! ! LoyalSaint

8:47pm Fri 13 Dec 13

sotonboy84 says...

Romsey Constituent wrote:
So, who IS Chris Evans???
I think he's that irritating man from the Big Breakfast. The one that loves the sound of his own irritating voice.
[quote][p][bold]Romsey Constituent[/bold] wrote: So, who IS Chris Evans???[/p][/quote]I think he's that irritating man from the Big Breakfast. The one that loves the sound of his own irritating voice. sotonboy84

9:21pm Fri 13 Dec 13

owiseone says...

sotonboy84 wrote:
Romsey Constituent wrote:
So, who IS Chris Evans???
I think he's that irritating man from the Big Breakfast. The one that loves the sound of his own irritating voice.
bit like you then !!!
[quote][p][bold]sotonboy84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Romsey Constituent[/bold] wrote: So, who IS Chris Evans???[/p][/quote]I think he's that irritating man from the Big Breakfast. The one that loves the sound of his own irritating voice.[/p][/quote]bit like you then !!! owiseone

9:24pm Fri 13 Dec 13

owiseone says...

bigmonkeyman wrote:
Sounds to me like me mr Evans had a bad case of the "don't you know i am's"
Thought the report said he was only looking .. he was not handing over a cheque that day . was he ? such a fuss .
[quote][p][bold]bigmonkeyman[/bold] wrote: Sounds to me like me mr Evans had a bad case of the "don't you know i am's"[/p][/quote]Thought the report said he was only looking .. he was not handing over a cheque that day . was he ? such a fuss . owiseone

10:01pm Fri 13 Dec 13

ItchenBridger says...

Just keep the pr*** out of Dorset. Thank you!
Just keep the pr*** out of Dorset. Thank you! ItchenBridger

10:11pm Fri 13 Dec 13

sparkster says...

whether you like Chris Evans or not (i do) there was no excuse for the estate agent to be so rude, serve him right if his firm has lost Chris's business, i don't find him as irritating as wogan
whether you like Chris Evans or not (i do) there was no excuse for the estate agent to be so rude, serve him right if his firm has lost Chris's business, i don't find him as irritating as wogan sparkster

12:37am Sat 14 Dec 13

Sir Ad E Noid says...

warrens 76 wrote:
Wife and I looked at a property on Beaulieu river 2 years ago and even the housekeeper was arrogant…it is a wonderful place to live position wise but many people there are truly dreadful and above themselves…all in he probably had a lucky escape and Beaulieu estates management are a nightmare.
Yes, OK. Very boring, a dreamer.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Wife and I looked at a property on Beaulieu river 2 years ago and even the housekeeper was arrogant…it is a wonderful place to live position wise but many people there are truly dreadful and above themselves…all in he probably had a lucky escape and Beaulieu estates management are a nightmare.[/p][/quote]Yes, OK. Very boring, a dreamer. Sir Ad E Noid

6:33pm Sat 14 Dec 13

lowe esteem says...

C Evans Daily Mail and Estate Agents in one article...sick bucket!
C Evans Daily Mail and Estate Agents in one article...sick bucket! lowe esteem

8:59pm Sat 14 Dec 13

revdmichael says...

Love the headline 'tried to buy a house'....err no.....he asked and picked up a brochure...that's all.....and someone at the Estate Agent thought he was a time waster. I would imagine, of course, said estate agent is kicking themselves as it may well have been a sale. All Mr Evans suggested that he might want to have had a viewing.....as many know, that's a long way off trying 'to buy a house'. Stretching that one a bit!
Love the headline 'tried to buy a house'....err no.....he asked and picked up a brochure...that's all.....and someone at the Estate Agent thought he was a time waster. I would imagine, of course, said estate agent is kicking themselves as it may well have been a sale. All Mr Evans suggested that he might want to have had a viewing.....as many know, that's a long way off trying 'to buy a house'. Stretching that one a bit! revdmichael

1:37pm Sun 15 Dec 13

andysaints007 says...

RedRover wrote:
This story was in the Daily Mail 2 or 3 weeks ago!

Slow news day, isit?
Does it really matter you plank
[quote][p][bold]RedRover[/bold] wrote: This story was in the Daily Mail 2 or 3 weeks ago! Slow news day, isit?[/p][/quote]Does it really matter you plank andysaints007

10:06pm Sun 15 Dec 13

Bruce100 says...

Lymington is a great town and the quay is stunning in summer. it is a real shame this has happened, the town needs high profile people like Chris Evans to boost the local economy, if he liked it here then it could have lead to his friends moving to the area and in my mind that would be a very good thing.
Chris is the best DJ on radio, seems that some estate agents have not changed much since the 80's when they were less popular than todays bankers..
Lymington is a great town and the quay is stunning in summer. it is a real shame this has happened, the town needs high profile people like Chris Evans to boost the local economy, if he liked it here then it could have lead to his friends moving to the area and in my mind that would be a very good thing. Chris is the best DJ on radio, seems that some estate agents have not changed much since the 80's when they were less popular than todays bankers.. Bruce100

1:28am Mon 16 Dec 13

Babsbaby says...

It seems like the lady at the Estate Agents knew who Chris Evans was and was happy to give him the brochure. It was the senior partner who rushed in and interfered before finding out the facts. So the agents HAD ascertained that Mr Evans was a potential bona fide customer.
It seems like the lady at the Estate Agents knew who Chris Evans was and was happy to give him the brochure. It was the senior partner who rushed in and interfered before finding out the facts. So the agents HAD ascertained that Mr Evans was a potential bona fide customer. Babsbaby

7:48pm Tue 17 Dec 13

georgetheseventh says...

Its not a bad place but when the tide is out it does stink a bit during mainly summer months, doesn't one think ?.
Its not a bad place but when the tide is out it does stink a bit during mainly summer months, doesn't one think ?. georgetheseventh

4:40pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Baz234 says...

I expect it's under water now.
I expect it's under water now. Baz234

4:45pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Baz234 says...

I EXPECT IT'S UNDER WATER NOW. LUCKY ESCAPE CHRIS !!
I EXPECT IT'S UNDER WATER NOW. LUCKY ESCAPE CHRIS !! Baz234

2:46pm Fri 3 Jan 14

S1-Gary says...

sotonboy84 wrote:
Romsey Constituent wrote:
So, who IS Chris Evans???
I think he's that irritating man from the Big Breakfast. The one that loves the sound of his own irritating voice.
Richard.
[quote][p][bold]sotonboy84[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Romsey Constituent[/bold] wrote: So, who IS Chris Evans???[/p][/quote]I think he's that irritating man from the Big Breakfast. The one that loves the sound of his own irritating voice.[/p][/quote]Richard. S1-Gary

12:00pm Sat 11 Jan 14

huckit P says...

LoyalSaint wrote:
newsknight wrote:
soobear wrote:
Whether or not a person is browsing or buying, there is no excuse for not showing courtesy and good manners toward everyone. All people are worthy of being treated with dignity and respect, regardless of how fat their wallet is!
Ahhh - but you are wrong there! Estate Agents are out to make maximum profit, so some want you to sign up with a mortgage through their advisor (commission £££) so you get on their 'preferential treatment' list... If you don't sign up, Fudger & Sons won't be interested in an offer from you, and as for Flamin Palmwipe, they don't even put your offer to the vendor if they have preferred contacts of their own - losing ££££s to the vendor, but you can't get the vendor details direct to tell them - hey-ho!!
Two points :
Point 1
If you knew anything regarding the facts regarding estate agency you will know by law the agent has to put EVERY offer forward within 24 hrs of the offer being made and no agent withholds offers as you describe for "preferred contacts" as you call them.
Point 2
Agents should always show due diligence to financially qualify buyers as they are acting on behalf of the seller who is in fact paying the fee to them and not the buyer, and under law again all offers have be placed to the seller regardless if they are or not using that companies financial advisor.
Just wanted to clear a few of your misinformed facts up........Hey-Ho!!!!

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Ah! What they should do and what they actually do can be two different things. I viewed a house in Fair Oak and put an offer in - which was accepted - and I had a full survey done. The surveyor was recommended by the estate agent. After receiving the report which showed nothing unexpected I naturally assumed everything was progressing. When I contacted the estate agent to find out what was going on they said the house had been sold. Not Under Offer or SSTC but Sold. Enquiries discovered the surveyor had purchased it, and he was a relative of the estate agent. My offer was higher than the price it sold for. I complained through the respective associations - estate agents and surveyors - but got absolutely nowhere. So much for the law!
[quote][p][bold]LoyalSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]newsknight[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]soobear[/bold] wrote: Whether or not a person is browsing or buying, there is no excuse for not showing courtesy and good manners toward everyone. All people are worthy of being treated with dignity and respect, regardless of how fat their wallet is![/p][/quote]Ahhh - but you are wrong there! Estate Agents are out to make maximum profit, so some want you to sign up with a mortgage through their advisor (commission £££) so you get on their 'preferential treatment' list... If you don't sign up, Fudger & Sons won't be interested in an offer from you, and as for Flamin Palmwipe, they don't even put your offer to the vendor if they have preferred contacts of their own - losing ££££s to the vendor, but you can't get the vendor details direct to tell them - hey-ho!![/p][/quote]Two points : Point 1 If you knew anything regarding the facts regarding estate agency you will know by law the agent has to put EVERY offer forward within 24 hrs of the offer being made and no agent withholds offers as you describe for "preferred contacts" as you call them. Point 2 Agents should always show due diligence to financially qualify buyers as they are acting on behalf of the seller who is in fact paying the fee to them and not the buyer, and under law again all offers have be placed to the seller regardless if they are or not using that companies financial advisor. Just wanted to clear a few of your misinformed facts up........Hey-Ho!!!! ![/p][/quote]Ah! What they should do and what they actually do can be two different things. I viewed a house in Fair Oak and put an offer in - which was accepted - and I had a full survey done. The surveyor was recommended by the estate agent. After receiving the report which showed nothing unexpected I naturally assumed everything was progressing. When I contacted the estate agent to find out what was going on they said the house had been sold. Not Under Offer or SSTC but Sold. Enquiries discovered the surveyor had purchased it, and he was a relative of the estate agent. My offer was higher than the price it sold for. I complained through the respective associations - estate agents and surveyors - but got absolutely nowhere. So much for the law! huckit P

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