Kept in touch with us all the way through this sale...
Recently pulled out of a purchase through Moving places and swapped to a different agent. The purchase was initially going quite smoothly, but after a general chit chat with the kind gentleman I was purchasing from, it became apparent that my wife and I had been played.
Our offer on a property for £250K (FULL asking price) was rejected, as a higher offer had already been submitted. My wife was devastated so we had increased our offer to £260K which was accepted... Later on in the day I get a call to say that we had been gazumped by a considerably higher offer... After discussing with my wife and having some time to think over the weekend, we increased our offer to £275K which was substantially over what is was worth but I could see in my wife's eyes how much she wanted it, this was accepted and the wheels were in motion.
We had increased our initial offer from £250K to £275K - exchanged telephone numbers with the seller, which Moving places strongly advised against! But I am so glad that we did...
In conversation with the seller, I mentioned how gutted my wife was after the gazumping episode and how scared we were about losing our dream home. The seller seemed a bit baffled and didn't really know what I was talking about, but insisted on inviting us over for a coffee to discuss timelines, also he wanted to sell us his dishwasher, washing machine etc as he was planning on buying new.
I feel I'm waffling on here a bit, but long story short my wife and I were one of two viewings, the other viewing did NOT make an offer... Therefore it became apparent that in order to maximize the price from the sale, Moving places have some very dirty methods, which nearly ended up costing me £25K.
Subsequently the seller was disgusted with this, I was livid and so was my wife. The seller suggested we find a new agent and he would accept my original offer price of £250K... I am glad there are some honest people in the world, but at moving places you certainly won't find any.
Please do not make the same mistake, it's all a big scam - you will get played, use a high street name like Heart which you can trust...
Omega property services are by far the best agent I have ever used (and I have moved a lot) they always keep you in the loop to what’s going on, the negotiators are very professional and the valuation team are absolutely fantastic, Dave G worked extremely hard on our sale and we would recommend Omega and the team to anyone. That’s so much guys. :-)
Their rental side is so unprofessional team you will ever find. Do not trust them with your property.
The tenant trashed my house and omega did nothing about it. They even managed to loose the deposit back to the tenant who they found a new lease for her.
Some poor landlord now been dumped with a tenant from hell. Omega just count the money they make and don't look after your interest.
I have just purchased my first investment property using Bairstows Eves Frinton on Sea office. The initial viewing was handled by Gemma in a very professional and friendly manner. The office manager Jo ensured the buying process was smooth and efficient and I was kept well informed throughout the process. Highly recommended!
Excellent Customer service by all at Bairstow Eves Frinton on Sea
My wife and I had the pleasure of using Paveys Estate Agents, with our recent sale and purchase. Headed by Matthew and Lawrence nothing was too much trouble.Their offices are welcoming and their house prospectus details were extremely well put together.I found them to be a personable and friendly and helpful agents. Thank you
Bryan and Denise Chitticks
Matt and his team made what was already a very difficult time so much easier. We have no hesitation in recommending Paveys - they were excellent.