Leanne and her team at Hunters Beverley are an extremely professional outfit. They don't just put your property on the market, they actually sell it for you. You don't have to do a thing, other than preparation for viewings. They follow the sale through right up until the keys are handed over. We bought from them also and the same applies. Leanne even kept in contact during lockdown to let us know that all parties still wanted to move as soon as possible.
344 days ago
House sale pulled out by Seller within 4 days of verbal agreement
We were after a house purchase in Middleton, handled by Hunters, when we ended up losing the house twice. The first time, we viewed the property, really enjoyed what we saw - but when wanting to come back to view the property again (note: this property was on the market for over 2 months with no offers accepted) - it had been taken off the market as an offer was accepted.
Fortunately for us, the property then got listed on the market again as the buyers pulled out within a week of making the offer. We got our second viewing and made the offer the next day - which was accepted ahead of a bank holiday weekend in August.
Suddenly, on a Thursday we get a call saying the house is off the market and being sold to a cash buyer. The offer was pulled away from us with no consideration.
Unfortunately this is the way the housing market still operates that gives both parties no repercussions after behaving in an ill-mannered fashion. Whilst verbal agreements are not binding - it is not the best practice that agencies managing sales do not reimburse the buyers they bring in to a verbal agreement whilst letting the seller (at best - charging the management fee which never sees all affected parties!) walk off.
658 days ago