Great service all round from the Countrywide, Dennistoun branch. Would highly recommend , kept up to date throughout my sale.
693 days ago
I tried to sell my house with Countrywide Dennistoun. It was my first house and I was not completely aware of all the ins and outs of the process.
I mean they are friendly. So there's that.
Never will I ever use their services again. Not even to buy one of their houses. I picked them because they made me believe that I would easily be able to get at least my money back if not more.
And maybe I was expecting too much from them, but for the commission they've asked, you'd expect a bit more.
4 months in, not one offer. Many people visited even though they clearly had no interest in the house (or no mortgage secured to buy it). Made me waste my time and money by missing work to do the visits as the real estate agents never offered to do the visit themselves which I found odd ( I'm from France, back home, owner would never do the visits).
My house is in a dead end street, putting a sign "for sale" in front of it was pointless as nobody apart from my neighbours were able to see it.
After being told the market was slow and making me drop the price twice, they proceeded to give me vague updates every 2/3 weeks assuring me they were doing their best by sending my property advert by email to their list of potential buyers. Which I very much assumed would be directly redirected to those people's junk mail box.
After 3 months and almost a half, I made the decision to leave them, to which they gracefully charged me almost £600. £400 for the Home Report which is fair. But £200 for absolutely nothing, otherwise known as "Marketing costs".
If I hire a plumber, and the plumber is incompetent, I don't pay him.
If the price of entry was too high, it was for them to tell me so and drop it when the house was first put on the market.
For the little amount of work that has been done, you may as well hire one of those online companies. They might be able to do more for you at a much cheaper price.
924 days ago