Unless you are a developer beware the repossessions that Rosedale seem to specialise in. There are faceless intermediaries between them and the vendors (the mortgage company). Over a couple of days we put in three offers, eventually bidding the asking price and this was accepted.
They then have to publish this offer in the newspaper.
The house needed a lot of reparitive work and we were busy measuring up and getting quotes when they asked us to increase our offer as new offers, over ours, had come in. They do not have to publish these later bids. You cannot get conventional mortgages on these properties because they are not habitable, even if you are buying them outright with cash for the asking price. There is no flexibility in allowing access for works between exchange and completion even if you recognise that this is at your own risk.
Rosedale were not sympathetic nor helpful in suggesting ways to overcome the hurdles. All they do is blame the 'system' or the vendors, or the vendors' agents.
It seems that Rosedale's most important customer is the one paying their fees; this might be a legitimate point of view but, at the end of the day, estate agents sell houses to customers and the fee they get is a small percentage of that sale. I know which customer I would focus on if I were selling houses. It would be the one parting with the greatest amount of money. No sale = no fee.
There is the possibility that a small number of customers understand how this part of the market works and that Rosedale do offer them a better customer experience. Personally I would neither buy nor sell through them again, ever.
Excellent throughout, particularly impressed with Richard. Communication from start to finish was excellent, we were first time buyers and they made the whole process so simple for us. Thank you
The worst letting agent i have ever dealt with. Not only do they introduce you to terrible landlords but they lie and try and rip you off.
I let a house off them, and when i complained that the shower was not working i was told that i am moving out in 3 months so to just have a bath!
When i complained i was told it is one of the directors mums and that as i complained i will now be served a section 21 notice to leave.
The worst letting agent ever, the worst experience i have ever had with a letting agent. Be very careful letting off these people, if you can use a more respected letting agent in the bourne area.
Daniel, Matt and Adam have been fantastic! With the daunting prospect of selling our home I soon began looking on the net for frank reviews and I can honestly say these guys are faultless. They kept me fully updated at all times and show professionalism throughout. The photos of our property were also very high quality and looked great.If you are wishing to sell your property in and around the area then you will not be disappointed with the guys at Winkworth Bourne.
We were very pleased that we instructed Winkworth to sell our house. The sale proved to quite arduous and stressful at times due to the eventual purchaser dropping out and then returning to eventually complete the sale. However Adam and Daniel guided the sale through keeping us up to date at all times in a most professional manner from beginning to end. We would wholeheartedly recommend using the Bourne Office.
Absolutely terrible, they do not answer the phone, how do they do any business?
Called 4 times during their working hours and was put on hold straight away, each time I waited over half an hour and still no answer.