Barkers came and estimated the house I was selling. She asked me how much I wanted, I said the house over the road was for sale for £135k and I though mine was worth at least that or more, as I had a bigger garden and better location. She said yes put it up for £135k and she’s certain it would fly off the shelf! The thing is, I wasn’t desperate to sell quickly and I was expecting that she would value the house, not just ask me how much I wanted to sell it for, surely that’s their job to advise on? Anyway I put it up for £145k with a different agent and sold at £143.5k to the first person who viewed it! Long story short, using Barkers would have lost me £8.5k (agent fees were the same between both agents).
Due to my new job, the move from south to west yorkshire was stressful enough and trying to find somewhere was put off for as long as possible because of previous estate agents. I had missed countless flats by being mismanaged. However, Whitegates in Dewsbury is quite an exception!
Upon hearing about my circumstances they picked two suitable properties to be viewed within the week - back to back. I viewed them both and picked. I sent an email and left a message showing interest which was picked up the following day (during the week) and I was invited in as soon as possible to start the paperwork.
With each stage explained, paperwork was provided as the staff explained the stages and what to be expected. Other companies who oversee your references and credit checks where also great. If you get the requested information and do so quickly Whitegates, Dewsbury can work their magic! They don't drag their feet and if external companies do they will tell you in daily/weekly updates. They even chase up those companies.
The staff are always pleasant and happy to explain the complicated world of property.
I was lucky enough to move in just before Christmas and concentrate on my new job knowing I had a home to go too.
I can't thank Sarah and Nicola enough!
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This is an example of a letting agent that couldn't care less about tenants.
Extremely rude and doesn't know the meaning of empathy. If you have the option I would recommend looking for a different letting agency especially if you are a potential tenant.