Delighted with the service I received from Reeds Rains in Acomb. Alex assisted me with obtaining professional photos and a description for my rental property and she went above and beyond for me. She was extremely professional, responded instantly and actioned everything very quickly. I was really pleased with the results and the description write up. Thanks Reeds Rains and Alex - I can't recommend them enough.
846 days ago
Today I accompanied my mum to a house viewing and the estate agents showing us around was awful. For the first few minutes that we were in the house she was perfectly pleasant and professional. However, after a conversation between my mum and I where we indicated that the kitchen and garden may be too small for my mum’s needs, the member of staff very quickly became rude and dismissive of everything we said, and her entire demeaner changed to one of irritation.
After seeing the downstairs, I asked my mum if she wanted to look upstairs. Before my mum could even answer, your member of staff cut her off with a very sharp “What’s the point in looking upstairs if you’ve already decided it’s wrong?”. Firstly, we hadn’t decided that it was “wrong”, we were just commenting on things as we saw them (we also made lots of positive comments). Secondly, I was addressing the question to my mum because she has mobility issues, and what I was really asking her was “are you physically comfortable enough to go upstairs today?”, which my mum knew, but didn’t get the chance to answer because she was very rudely cut-off. Thirdly, if we’ve travelled there to see the house, we’re going to want to see all of it. That should be common sense.
After seeing the rest of the house and making lots of positive comments, we were discussing it in the downstairs hallway. It was obvious that the estate agent just wanted us to leave – she had clearly decided that we were wasting her time. When discussing the garden, mum said that she ideally wanted something bigger. The estate agent asked where mum lived, and then snapped “Well, the garden you’ve got is like a postage stamp!” which was very rude and totally irrelevant. Mum had already explained that she has mobility issues, and now she explained it again, stating that the reason she wanted a bigger garden than what she has now is because she’s struggling to walk to dogs and she wants them to have a big garden to be able to run around in. My mum shouldn’t have to explain her motivations of her criteria for a house to the estate agent, especially when she had already told the member of staff that she has a disability. That is none of the estate agent’s business!
We both loved the house and mum is considering putting an offer in, but staff should be trained to a better standard than that.
127 days ago