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Connells - Blandford Forum Reviews (20)

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P Eyres

1/5 Stars
In my personal opinion very unethical and potentially breached estate agent’s code of conduct. Code of Practice 4A "When you give advice to someone selling their property, any figure you advise, either as a recommended asking price or as a possible selling price must be given in good faith and must reflect available information about the property and current market conditions and must be supported by comparable evidence. You must never deliberately misrepresent the market value of a property" Code 1E "You should provide a service to both buyers and sellers consistent with fairness, integrity and best practice; and you should not seek business by methods that are oppressive or involve dishonesty, deceit or misrepresentation. You must avoid any course of action that can be construed as aggressive behaviour (*) or harassment (*)" I was shown a property as a first-time buyer where I was informed by the agents the seller would not accept anything less than £125,000 despite being advertised as “Offers above £100,000”. Halifax came out to undertake a valuation of the property and stated it was only worth £115,000 and Natwest came back with a valuation of £110,000. My counteroffer of £112,500 was rejected and the sale subsequently fell through 2 months into the conveyancing process. Connells should have valued property and realised that the asking price by the seller was way above the valuation that any high street bank would value the property at and therefore it was entirely unethical to allow a first-time buyer unknowingly to enter the sale process knowing it was more than likely that later down the conveyancing process someone with a mortgage was never going to be successful and should have, at the very least inform the buyer of this fact. This was in my opinion incompetence at best and deception at worst. Connells in my opinion knew that the property was over valued and attempted to take advantage of a first-time buyer and were so complicit in the seller’s greed/or delusional belief of the property’s value, they were happy to take a first-time buyer all the way to the end if they could get away with it. Fortunately for myself Connells went too far and the banks refused the mortgage. Please do your homework, make sure you get a valuation as well as a survey, and do not accept estate agents at their word. In my own personal opinion I do not believe this was a genuine mistake. Connells knew the property was over-valued and were quite happy to allow me to pay for it, potentially putting me in negative equity later down the line. The property remains on Rightmove and the Connells website back on sale and advertised as previously “Offers above £100,000” despite being told this morning that they seller was likely going to let it again when just yesterday it was marked as subject to contract. It seems that Connells might be trying to do the same with another person and sell a property that they now know has been valued by two high street banks at £110,000 and £115,000. They seem to want to get themselves into trouble. I am considering taking the matter further. I very much doubt they will show people around the property and say that two high street banks have refused a mortgage based on the sellers requirement of £125,000. After Lucy's response on 04/02/24: Thank you for your comments Lucy as I might well contact you, however I am sure it would be of great reassurance to the community of Blandford if you could assure them publicly by replying to me again, that anyone viewing this property from now on will be informed: A. Halifax have valued the property at 115,000 and Natwest at 110,000. B. Anyone with a mortgage will be required as a result to put down an extra 10-15000 extra Are you able to that for us Lucy? I think you should if you are complying with the code of ethics but some how not convinced you will I will be in touch more formally at some point in the future. Edited. 19 Feb/16March. Why now advertised offers over 130,000? valued 15 - 20,000 less. R U telling buyers? Reported 2 Action Fraud.... Read more
16th Mar 2024 (5 weeks ago)

Anonymous Homeseller

5/5 Stars
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12th Feb 2024 (10 weeks ago)

M Dennett

5/5 Stars
John and Jay were fantastic and really worked hard to sell Dads house. Communication was brilliant throughout. I really can't fault anything and have no hesitation in recommending them.... Read more
12th Jan 2024 (14 weeks ago)

T jones

1/5 Stars
Totally not professional. very disappointed with non service.’had to chase Jay all the way’ very misleading wasted a lot of my time and MONEY... Read more
21st Nov 2023 (22 weeks ago)

T Jones

1/5 Stars
Deceitful and dishonest estate agent.... Read more
20th Nov 2023 (22 weeks ago)

C Harriss

5/5 Stars
I can't thank Jay and his team enough for the support they have given to us through our journey. Great people.... Read more
5th Apr 2023 (1 year ago)

A Snell

5/5 Stars
Jay Phillips was so good to take the time to come around and help me with a price on the property with my remortgage. If i look to sell my property I will defiantly be going back to Jay. I would highly recommend Connells the whole team are friendly and so professional..... Read more
1st Apr 2023 (1 year ago)

R Pearson

5/5 Stars
Nicola at this branch is fabulous. I didn’t actually buy through them, but was looking for someone else out of area, and she was absolutely fantastic with advice on areas to look in for friends. If I was ever going to buy in Blandford, Nicola would be my first point of call! Thanks Nicola!... Read more
29th Apr 2022 (1 year ago)

Anonymous Homeseller

5/5 Stars
Their valuation was the median of the 4 valuations made. The house was sold immediately at asking price by the first viewer. Support after sale was excellent.... Read more
23rd Sep 2021 (2 years ago)

C Tomlinson

5/5 Stars
I purchased a property through the Blandford office and Nicola dealt with me and was very helpful throughout the whole process.... Read more
5th Sep 2021 (2 years ago)

A Calver

5/5 Stars
Thanks very much indeed to Nicola and the team! You have been fantastically helpful and responsive during the purchase of my first property.... Read more
15th Jun 2021 (2 years ago)

Anonymous Homeseller

5/5 Stars
A very professional team who have gone the extra mile. I would highly recommend this agent and wouldn't hesitate to use them again. Thank you Kelly, John and Nikki... Read more
15th Mar 2021 (3 years ago)

N Wareham

5/5 Stars
Throughout the whole process they have gone above and beyond to help with our house sale. Can't recommend them highly enough.... Read more
3rd Dec 2020 (3 years ago)

S Wareham

5/5 Stars
Can't say enough about the service and support that I've received from the guys at connells blandford whilst selling my late fathers house, very professional and committed to making things as easy as possible. Completed yesterday and Kelly was even phoning me to check everything was going through despite it being her day off xxx top marks x... Read more
3rd Dec 2020 (3 years ago)

C Robbins

5/5 Stars
I am due to complete on a property sold by Connells Blandford (my own house was a private sale) I have not moved in 25yrs the lower chain was 'complicated' . Without Connells help knowledge and professionalism we would not be moving in to our dream home next Monday, I cannot recommend the Blandford team highly enough.... Read more
15th Nov 2020 (3 years ago)

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