I called Sears Estate Agent for a house that has HMO potential in Bracknell area. I clearly informed the agent that my budget is £300k to £310K. The house was sold previously but buyer couldn't obtain HMO as the house need 2 bathrooms and size of rooms are too small to comply to the HMO so I leaned later on.
Sears not just wasted my time ( forgot my appointment to view) , but mislead to believe that the house is HMO while clearly is not when i start investigation through the council , mislead me to also believe the vendor would accept my budget etc
I think Sears are very dishonest, uses potential buyer to secure deals for others!. set people up. I think they want just anyone to get through the door so they show vendors that they are actively searching for buyers, they believe its quantities rather than quality and comparability etc, they Never listen to your needs and requirements.
Their valuation of properties are 10-15% more than market value.
I would stay away from Sears estate agents.
1792 days ago