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Agent rating: 1.8 out of 5.0 based on 181 ratings. This website contains 179 user reviews of Connells.

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1.82 out of 5.00

  • 35 recommend
  • 146 disapprove

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One of the largest and most successful estate agency groups in the country with a network of over 150 branches throughout the Home Counties, South, West Country, Midlands and East Anglia.

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Customer Reviews  (Page 1 of 7)

Page last updated on: 25-Jul-2014 10:46:02

  1. A 5-star review by 'Laura Gornicki' 24/7/2014

    Branch:
    6 The Parade (Watford) (Hertfordshire)
    Services:
    Sales (as a Vendor)
    Staff Member
    Tony Wood, Luke Cheek
    Postcode
    Wd17
    Sold Price
    £185000
    Experience:
    Would you use the agent again? Yes
     
    Tony WoodLuke Cheek

    Tony, Luke and the whole team were extremely supportive from start to finish in our very complicated flat sale. They were always available for advice and support both on telephone and email. I honestly think I would have gone insane without them!

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  2. A 5-star review by 'Cathedral View' 23/7/2014

    Branch:
    46-50 Castle Street (Salisbury) (Aberdeen City)
    Services:
    Lettings (as a Landlord)
    Staff Member
    Laura Walters, Lisa Reid
    Postcode
    SO45
    Rent PCM
    £925
    Experience:
    Would you use the agent again? Yes
     
    Laura WaltersLisa Reid

    What can I say apart from What a Great Team. Both Laura Walters(Lettings Manager) and Lisa Reid both kept me updated throughout the whole process. My Property was let quickly and we have great tenants. Happy to pay a slightly higher fee to get the level of service I was provided with.

    Look Forward to Giving the Girls some more properties to let.

    Thank You So Much

    Comments on the Agents fees

    “SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN SOME OF THE INDEPENDENT AGENT BUT WERE STILL HAPPY TO NEGOTIATE TO AN AGREEABLE LEVEL. AND FOR THE SERVICE MORE THAN HAPPY TO PAY THE FEE.”


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  3. A 1-star review by 'Unsatisfied customer' 23/7/2014

    Branch:
    409 Shirley Road Shirley (Southampton) (Hampshire)
    Services:
    Sales (as a Buyer)
    Staff Member
    No staff selected.
    Postcode
    SO16
    Sold Price
    £185000
    Experience:
    Would you use the agent again? No
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    What a terrible experience! Connells were really aggressive and unhelpful throughout the experience. They seemed to deliberately go out of their way to be unhelpful, from giving us only 5 minutes on the phone to decide what we would have liked to keep in the house, not being available to let us inside for five minutes to review said items, not being available to open the house to let a carpet fitter in to measure for new carpets, that took all of five minutes in the end!

    We didn't even get a Sold sign! And the For Sale sign is still screwed into our wall almost two weeks after completion.

    Extremely unpleasant experience and I would not recommend them to anyone. I think they do shoot themselves in the foot as we will not even consider them as an option when the time comes to sell up.

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    A 1-star review by 'Shu' 21/7/2014

    Branch:
    1/3 Stoke Lane Westbury-On-Trym (Westbury on Trym) (Bristol) (City of Bristol)
    Services:
    Sales (Prospective customer)
    Staff Member
    , Bristol Bristol
    Postcode
    BS10
    Sold Price
    £250000
    Experience:
    Would you use the agent again? No
     
    Bristol Bristol

    I went to them believing that they can sell my property, but unfortunately they did not put any effort. When we talked for the first time, I explained ti them that the communication is really important for me, and James promised, that they will call me every week. They seemed really nice. On the past 8 weeks I was the one calling them ones a week, and if James was busy, nobody could answer my questions, and he was busy most of the times. They arranged 2 open days,but nobody came. After that they arranged 3 viewings . All of them were for Saturday. The first one they canceled on Friday, the... (read more)

    Comments on the Agents fees

    “THEY DON\'T DO WORK FOR A PENNY.”


    What could Connells do to change your mind??

    “Just to start to work.”


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  5. A 5-star review by 'Mark Hanson' 21/7/2014

    Branch:
    10 Hagley Road (Halesowen) (West Midlands)
    Services:
    Sales (as a Vendor)
    Staff Member
    Joanne Tallis
    Postcode
    B64
    Sold Price
    £145000
    Experience:
    Would you use the agent again? Yes
     
    Joanne Tallis

    I would like to recommend Connells in Halesowen to anyone reading this review. I have recently had my property valued by Joanne Tallis. It is refreshing to have an estate agent who is honest and down to earth. She was very approachable and professional. She spent a long time with me offering advice and going through my options. Unlike other agents there was no pressure selling.

    I will be putting my property on the market when I have finished the final touches.

    She left me with a pack to browse through which is very impressive.

    I have recommended her to all of my friends and relatives and would do the same to anyone reading this review

    Comments on the Agents fees

    “NOT THE CHEAPEST BUT WELL WORTH THE FEW EXTRA POUNDS”


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  6. A 5-star review by 'Mark Hanson' 21/7/2014

    Branch:
    10 Hagley Road (Halesowen) (West Midlands)
    Services:
    Sales (as a Vendor)
    Staff Member
    Joanne Tallis
    Postcode
    B64
    Sold Price
    £145000
    Experience:
    Would you use the agent again? Yes
     
    Joanne Tallis

    I would like to recommend Connells in Halesowen. If anyone reading this is considering selling a property call Joanne to ask her to come and see you. It was refreshing to have someone who was honest and down to earth yet very professional! She spent a long time with me offering advice and discussing my options.

    She left me with a pack to read through at my leisure and unlike other agents did not pressure me into signing a contract. I will be putting the property on the market in the next few months after I have completed the finishing touches and I have recommended Connells in Halesowen to my friends and family and would do the same to anyone reading this.

    Comments on the Agents fees

    “NOT THE CHEAPEST BUT WORTH THE EXTRA FEW POUNDS”


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  7. A 1-star review by 'Pikachu' 16/7/2014

    Branch:
    86 High Street (Watford) (Hertfordshire)
    Services:
    Lettings (Prospective customer)
    Staff Member
    Luke Cheeks
    Postcode
    Wd24
    Sold Price
    £300000
    Experience:
    Would you use the agent again? No
     
    Luke Cheeks

    Connells are absolutely shameful in the way they treat their investment buyers (or any buyers, in that case)! Avoid them like the plague if possible, there are more professional agents out there.

    We found a house we liked and although they told us there were 2 offers on the property already, we could still view it. So we sent a family member as it was a weekday as we were both working.

    We made an offer and they asked us to provide all the paperwork, once we emailed them everything they needed, we still had not heard back. My husband called them a few times but they did not have an... (read more)

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  8. A 1-star review by 'oxford' 15/7/2014

    Branch:
    1/2 Bank Court Chambers 60 Between Towns Road (Cowley) (Oxford) (Oxfordshire)
    Services:
    Lettings (as a Tenant)
    Staff Member
    Demi Reid
    Postcode
    ox4
    Rent PCM
    £1200
    Experience:
    Would you use the agent again? No
     
    Demi Reid

    I was interested in a property and was told i had to pay £120 referencing fees which i transferred into connells account without an agreement or signing anything!
    However due to unfortunate circumstances i had to pull out of the tenancy before my refrencing had even started so i requested a refund to which i was told by another agent "if i was to of read the smallprint this is non refundable" but obviously i did not sign anything so i was entitled to a full refund.
    i was told this money would be refunded into my account within 3-5 working days, this did not happen so i called... (read more)

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  9. A 1-star review by 'Capio' 14/7/2014

    Branch:
    5 Montagu Street (Kettering) (Northamptonshire)
    Services:
    Sales (Prospective customer)
    Staff Member
    Russel Store manager
    Postcode
    nn1
    Sold Price
    £155000
    Experience:
    Would you use the agent again? No
     
    Russel Store manager

    I recently visitied Connells in kettering as there was a house me and my fiancee were very interested in buying from them. We are both first time buyers, both of us are in decently payed jobs and we have worked very hard to get our deposit together.
    We went a viewed a house they had on their books that was perfect for us. We fought quite hard to get a viewing, as it seems that they do not have enough staff to show people around houses. I personally had to knock on the seller's door and introduce myself to try and get a viewing of the property. We found it more difficult to get help with... (read more)

    Comments on the Agents fees

    “FEES ARE A DISGRACE AND A CON!”


    What could Connells do to change your mind??

    “Stop using a threatning manner to get your own way it won\'t work and stop trying to con first time buyers with you wares, that are not needed!”


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  10. A 1-star review by 'Dannypboro' 14/7/2014

    Branch:
    14 Cowgate (Peterborough) (Cambridgeshire)
    Services:
    Sales (as a Vendor)
    Staff Member
    No staff selected.
    Postcode
    pe2
    Sold Price
    £75000
    Experience:
    Would you use the agent again? No
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    I have never come across such an arrogant team of people.
    They did not market the our property properly, I got calls from my tenant at the time complaining about persistent aggressive calls from this agent.

    Their rates may not be the highest but you pay in lack of service and bad attitude from their sales team.

    Comments on the Agents fees

    “£1750”


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  1. A 2-star review by 'Sarah' 14/7/2014

    Branch:
    10 Hagley Road (Halesowen) (West Midlands)
    Services:
    Sales (Prospective customer)
    Staff Member
    No staff selected.
    Postcode
    B65
    Sold Price
    £108950
    Experience:
    Would you use the agent again? No
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    I used Connells Halesowen to try and sell my house. When the manager came round, they were the all singing all dancing company who sounded very good. However, nothing could have been further from the truth. I never received feedback, unless I rang at least twice to ask for it. They never called me to review the sales when after 7 months still no offers. When I called them to complain about this, Joanne stated that she would diary me in to call me in 3 weeks as we agreed that reducing the property may help - needless to say that I did not receive that call either. I finally withdrew my... (read more)

    What could Connells do to change your mind??

    “They should have given me feedback after each viewing. After 10 to 12 weeks they should have made contact to look at the property and assess why the property had not sold and what could be done.”


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  2. A 1-star review by 'Keiko' 14/7/2014

    Branch:
    10 Hagley Road (Halesowen) (West Midlands)
    Services:
    Sales (Prospective customer)
    Staff Member
    No staff selected.
    Postcode
    B65
    Sold Price
    £108950
    Experience:
    Would you use the agent again? No
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    I used Connells Halesowen to try and sell my house. When the manager came round, they were the all singing all dancing company who sounded very good. However, nothing could have been further from the truth. I never received feedback, unless I rang at least twice to ask for it. They never called me to review the sales when after 7 months still no offers. When I called them to complain about this, Joanne stated that she would diary me in to call me in 3 weeks as we agreed that reducing the property may help - needless to say that I did not receive that call either. I finally withdrew my... (read more)

    What could Connells do to change your mind??

    “Contacted me for feedback and review when no offers.”


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  3. A 1-star review by 'Umm Yusuf' 30/6/2014

    Branch:
    111 High Street (Slough) (Buckinghamshire)
    Services:
    Lettings (as a Landlord)
    Staff Member
    Christopher Hinds
    Postcode
    SL1
    Rent PCM
    £750
    Experience:
    Would you use the agent again? No
     
    Christopher Hinds

    What a nightmare! We bought the property through the agent, which was a turbulent enough experience, but putting it down to the fact that it was a repossession gave them the benefit of the doubt and used them for managing the property....oh dear....the most annoying thing about the agent was the lack of communication and when there was communication it was inefficient, for example I would get an email from Sue who is sitting in the managing office (up north somewhere- she has no real clue about the property) but she would ask me to ring a security office to order a new fob for the property... (read more)

    What could Connells do to change your mind??

    “Better communication, being honest and showing some respect. To back up legal claims in writing. To have managing personnel in the same city as the properties they manage as opposed to having Chris based in the slough office and then queries being sent to me from some other office.”


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    A 1-star review by 'Beardy' 22/6/2014

    Branch:
    6 Station Parade (Letchworth) (Hertfordshire)
    Services:
    Sales (Prospective customer)
    Staff Member
    Glenn (Manager), Michael (Mortgage \\"Broker\\")
    Postcode
    sg6
    Sold Price
    £206000
    Experience:
    Would you use the agent again? No
     
    Glenn (Manager)Michael (Mortgage \"Broker\"

    Con-nells - the clue should be in the first syllable right there... This is a long review, but please read it all and you WILL understand the Jokers you may be dealing with.

    Where to begin?

    We wanted to buy a property in SG6 through Connells and were told that there are "six or so other people who are going for this property" and that "to improve our chances of our offer being accepted we should come onto the market with Connells" alongside our current estate agent. They did not ask if we had a sole agency agreement - such trivial details seem not to bother Connells.... (read more)

    What could Connells do to change your mind??

    “To understand that their customer has a voice, a mind and an opinion. They can do what they wish with regards to their purchase - Connells have to learn that they do not have ANY right to sway (either themselves or under the guise of \"the vendor\") MY CHOICE of mortgage provider. Also, Connells should have a good (that is - non-generic) statement for Anne Robinson - I may have been in touch with a certain BBC Consumer Advice show.”


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    A 1-star review by 'farrar' 19/6/2014

    Branch:
    13 Corn Street (Witney) (Oxfordshire)
    Services:
    Conveyancing
    Staff Member
    No staff selected.
    Postcode
    ox29
    Experience:
    Would you use the agent again? No
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    they were remiss in checking the first buyer in the chain was in a fully preceedable position which subsequently after 5 months has now resulted in a non sale for the 3 houses involved when the owner wanted to move with in 6 weeks

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    A 1-star review by 'Michaela' 6/6/2014

    Branch:
    85 Granby Street (Leicester) (Leicestershire)
    Services:
    Sales (Prospective customer)
    Staff Member
    No staff selected.
    Postcode
    Le3
    Experience:
    Would you use the agent again? No
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    We put an offer in on a property which got accepted, everything was going smoothly although they rushed us into paying a lot of the fees like having the home buys report done, paying for connells to
    Sort everything, then the solicitors fees. Hardly ever heard anything from Connells after that... Took us nearly two weeks to be able to go and see the house again! Gave us lies about not being able to get hold of the vendors! To then find out that the vendors actually hadn't got a Mortgage in place! And actually can't get a mortgage! And the vendors had actually told Connells to not let us pay anything until they new for def they could sell! Now being told that we can't have any of the £1600 that they already took off us!! And they also told the vendors that we new about there situation before we went forward with paying! Who in there right mind would pay that amount of money if they knew that we might just be giving them money for nothing? Absolute rubbish! Nothing but liars! Will never use these again!!!

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  7. A 5-star review by 'KD' 5/6/2014

    Branch:
    135 South Road (Haywards Heath) (West Sussex)
    Services:
    Sales (as a Buyer)
    Staff Member
    No staff selected.
    Postcode
    RH16
    Sold Price
    £260000
    Experience:
    Would you use the agent again? Yes
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    I would like to say that I had a really good experience of Connells, yes they can be a bit pushy trying to sell mortgages etc. but the staff are just doing what the company are telling them to do. I found all the staff very friendly very knowledgeable and professional. The vendor who we bought our flat off said that they were an excellent agents who have never given them any problems.
    I think that you have to realise that these guys are under such a lot of pressure to sell and the amount of people that they come into contact with you cant please all the people all the time only some of the people some of the time!
    I think we should give them a break. Well done and thank you Connells

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    A 1-star review by 'Google user' 2/6/2014

    Branch:
    38 New Union Street (Coventry) (West Midlands)
    Services:
    Lettings (as a Tenant)
    Staff Member
    No staff selected.
    Postcode
    Cv1
    Experience:
    Would you use the agent again? No
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    If you don't want your house sold then I highly recommend these bunch of monkey's who know as much about selling property as my 2 year old. Never calling back- never any updates- conflicting information from 1 person to the next. My husband called in pretending he was a cash buyer and really interested in putting an offer in on my property- he was told "that's great- ill call you back to get details"..... The call never came in! Shocking! You'd sell your house quicker advertising it on gum tree!
    When you Pay peanuts, what do you get...... MONKEYS!!

    What could Connells do to change your mind??

    “If they did their job!!”


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    A 1-star review by 'Adz' 28/5/2014

    Branch:
    57 High Street ( ) (Crawley) (West Sussex)
    Services:
    Sales (as a Buyer)
    Staff Member
    Emma Langford, John Manager
    Postcode
    Rh11
    Experience:
    Would you use the agent again? No
     
    Emma LangfordJohn Manager

    Where do I start.
    Me and my girlfriend are first time buyers. We found a property in Crawley that we really loved, went to view and the agent (Emma) did not enter to show us around because "It smells terrible" so we viewed it on our own, she was really unhelpful and couldn't answer any of our questions regarding property or its vendor with anything but " I'm not sure" or " I don't know".

    They (Connells) informed us that it would go to best and finals which we understood to be everyone puts in their best and final offers and then a decision would be made... (read more)

    What could Connells do to change your mind??

    “obeyed the laws and regulations.”


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  10. View All Comments (1)by James Gordon  16/06/2014

    "Dear Adam I was present at Connells throughout the whole process of this sale and whilst both staff members are no longer in this branch I believe this needs addressing publicly as your review is utterly misleading. You state we should have “obeyed the laws and regulations”. It is those very laws and regulations that seem to have caused your anger. We followed them stringently and were audited on this sale internally and externally. I’m unsure why you’re playing ignorant about what the laws are and distorting the issue for effect, they were conveyed to you numerous times... (read more)
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    A 1-star review by 'Paddy' 26/5/2014

    Branch:
    500 Silbury Boulevard (Milton Keynes) (Buckinghamshire)
    Services:
    Sales (Prospective customer)
    Staff Member
    No staff selected.
    Postcode
    KT6
    Experience:
    Would you use the agent again? No
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    Very poor - no response to offers put in on a property. I had to call to get an answer. Attempts made to force me though their mortgage brokers. I will avoid if at all possible.

    What could Connells do to change your mind??

    “Actually respond to our offers formally.”


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    A 1-star review by 'CJ' 12/5/2014

    Branch:
    Unit B11 North Swindon District Centre, Thamesdown Drive (Swindon) (Gloucestershire)
    Services:
    Sales (Prospective customer)
    Staff Member
    No staff selected.
    Postcode
    sn25
    Experience:
    Would you use the agent again? No
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    I am Really annoyed.

    I spoke to one of their agents on Thursday to arrange a viewing of a property that they are "marketing" (apparently) in the SN25 area of Swindon.
    I booked a 2.00pm appointment for today (Saturday) with Connells and travelled from Newbury in Berkshire in order to attend the viewing. On knocking at the door I was greeted by the confused tenant of the property, who informed me she was unaware of any appointment being made, and that she was on her way out for the afternoon. I called Connells immediately, and spoke to one of their blasé agents who confirmed that their was no appointment in their diary for this viewing; I could tell by the tone of his voice that he really couldn't care less..
    Just how exactly is it possible to mess up something as simple as making an appointment for a viewing? This is their bread and butter at the end of the day. I only wish I could inform the owner of the property of just how badly they are "marketing" his property for him.

    I will never buy a house, or have any dealings with this cowboy agency again.

    What could Connells do to change your mind??

    “Do the simple things right. i.e if you make an appointment, actually attend it.”


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    A 1-star review by 'Chrisbaxtercoyle' 29/4/2014

    Branch:
    115 Union Street (Torquay) (Devon)
    Services:
    Sales (as a Vendor)
    Staff Member
    No staff selected.
    No postcode selected.
    Experience:
    Would you use the agent again? No
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    Absolutely horrific, apparently the service stops when the offer has been made on your house, we sold our house in torquay through Connells torquay branch hoping for a good, quick, clean sale especially the the large fee they were charging, unfortunately none of which were the case, 16 weeks for no chain just a simple transaction you would think. I have never encountered a business that lies thought their teeth and then denies that they said anything. This would be not so frustrating but when we asked if we could move before christmas we were told yes, and then when this didn't happen due... (read more)

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    A 1-star review by 'Bea' 28/4/2014

    Branch:
    81-83 Darlington Street (Wolverhampton) (West Midlands)
    Services:
    Sales (as a Vendor)
    Staff Member
    No staff selected.
    Postcode
    WV10
    Experience:
    Would you use the agent again? No
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    Connells pass you around to different employees so you never have consistent contact with anyone. The solicitors they advised to use were ABYSMAL - never passed on any information and we FOUND OUT OUR COMPLETION DATE BY TEXT FROM THE BUYER less than 24 hours before we had to be out. The solicitor then made excuses to us and contacted the buyer telling them it was us. Luckily due to a text from the buyer we were able to complete that day but no thanks to the solicitor.
    It took 2 months to sell the property and then 6 MONTHS for the sale to go through using the solicitors they advised. There was NO CHAIN just one property sold.
    Connells promised free legal fees so we would take £1k lower sale price but when the sale came through we paid the legal fees too and they reneged on that offer too. There £3000 fees do not include VAT either.
    Awful company! DO NOT USE IF YOU WANT YOU SALE DEALT WITH PROFESSIONALLY BY HONEST AND DECENT PEOPLE!

    What could Connells do to change your mind??

    “Everything is described already.”


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    A 2-star review by 'Tomasz' 24/4/2014

    Branch:
    85 Granby Street (Leicester) (Leicestershire)
    Services:
    Lettings (Prospective customer)
    Staff Member
    No staff selected.
    Postcode
    Le3
    Experience:
    Would you use the agent again? No
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    I tried to view properties and found the service here fall well below poor compared to others. Are they even bothered to fill a vacant property? I feel sorry for those who trust this company to give them an 'efficient' and transparent service. As a prospective customer I would have expected more oomph for the property they were representing, especially as I was already interested. What exactly did they want, I'm not sure. Not surprised to find so many negative comments.

    What could Connells do to change your mind??

    “Need to work FOR your clients and prospectives, not against.”


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    A 1-star review by 'redsurfbus' 24/4/2014

    Branch:
    84 St Thomas Street (Weymouth) (Dorset)
    Services:
    Sales (Prospective customer)
    Staff Member
    No staff selected.
    Postcode
    dt4
    Experience:
    Would you use the agent again? No
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    I was due to buy a property, offer accepted. 3 Months down the line nothing had moved on, neither of us in a chain. There were restrictions on the property, and the vendor was in negative equity. Connells did nothing at all to move this on without a lot of pushing by me. They then claimed that they were not getting paid any more for the property, yet I finally found out from the vendors solicitor that they were claiming £4000 from the vendor on top of the £10,000 negative equity and another substantial debt that had to be paid off as well.
    They made no effort at all to apologise, and blamed the customer. They should have chased this information up quicker, they should have helped the customer with forms she needed to fill in. Only at the end of 4 months did they start to offer some help, by which time it was clear it was too late due to the vendors finances. They should have found out information like this before I had to pay solicitor fees, mortgage fees etc. Now I am unpacking cardboard boxes and have no where to live.

    What could Connells do to change your mind??

    “They need to check vendors situation at the start of the process, not expect the buyer to find it all out after forking out a lot of money and time.”


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  6. A 1-star review by 'Derek' 3/4/2014

    Branch:
    3 Moatfield Farm, (Kingsnorth) (Ashford) (Kent)
    Services:
    Sales (as a Buyer)
    Staff Member
    No staff selected.
    Postcode
    TN23
    Experience:
    Would you use the agent again? No
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    Connells Ashford, Kent – Avoid!

    I’ll try to make this as brief as possible.

    1) Sellers

    If you are selling your house you are forced through their preferred solicitor to get your valuation. This solicitor is based somewhere up north. This solicitor is also extremely incompetent. Shoosmiths. You will not be able to push anything through, you will struggle to get answers, you will end up paying more than if you went to a local solicitor who you can walk your ID and paperwork to free of charge.

    The estate agent is also incapable of filling in standard documents correctly first... (read more)

    What could Connells do to change your mind??

    “Explain the terms and conditions before having you see their \"advisor\" numerous times, including which banks they do and don\'t use for mortgages. Don\'t try and force a solicitor upon people. Don\'t force you to use their advisor for a mortgage and charge for a lifetime membership which we don\'t want.”


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  7. A 5-star review by 'Caroline' 11/3/2014

    Branch:
    81-83 Darlington Street (Wolverhampton) (West Midlands)
    Services:
    Sales (as a Vendor)
    Staff Member
    Sue Brotheridge
    Postcode
    WV6
    Experience:
    Would you use the agent again? Yes
     
    Sue Brotheridge

    When the private sale of my house fell through and I faced losing the house I was buying, Connells stepped in and got my house on the market and sold subject to contract, within about ten days. I cannot remember the name of the girl who came out to sell the house, but she was brilliant at reassuring me at a time when I was extremely upset that may lose my house purchase. She told me she'd sell my house and I believed her. All my subsequent communication with staff in the branch, was professional and friendly from there on in, and I felt absolute faith in the team throughout the process. A hiccup at the end that threatened the entire chain, was quickly resolved by Connells, and they saved the day for a second time.

    After the poor service I received from an estate agent last time I bought and sold a house, I vowed to do it privately next time, but I would recommend Connells to anyone wishing to sell a property.

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  8. View All Comments (1)by Leecooke  11/03/2014

    Thank you so much for your comments,selling houses can be very stressful that's why I have a full time customer care manager in Sue,my team and I really do care about our customers and we are so glad your another happy customer THANK YOU.
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    A 1-star review by 'Con-ners' 5/3/2014

    Branch:
    5 Montagu Street (Kettering) (Northamptonshire)
    Services:
    Lettings (as a Tenant)
    Staff Member
    No staff selected.
    Postcode
    nn15
    Experience:
    Would you use the agent again? No
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    I cannot emphasise enough how absolutley disgustingly we have been treated by this "company". We are now seeking compensation through the courts and are expected to win hands down.
    We have been subjected to - Lies, bullying, extortion, and just about anything else you can imagine.

    We moved into a large house (our rent is just shy of £1000pcm) and we only had a rushed first visit due to the existing tenants being unaware we were coming. We repeatedly asked for a 2nd viewing, denied. The excuse was that the exiting tenants were uncontactable. To cut a very long, and sad story... (read more)

    What could Connells do to change your mind??

    “Been honest, Known the laws, Known their job, Learned some respect, Had proper training,”


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    A 1-star review by 'Con-ners' 5/3/2014

    Branch:
    5 Montagu Street (Kettering) (Northamptonshire)
    Services:
    Lettings (as a Tenant)
    Staff Member
    No staff selected.
    Postcode
    nn15
    Experience:
    Would you use the agent again? No
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    I cannot emphasise enough how absolutley disgustingly we have been treated by this "company". We are now seeking compensation through the courts and are expected to win hands down.
    We have been subjected to - Lies, bullying, extortion, and just about anything else you can imagine.

    We moved into a large house (our rent is just shy of £1000pcm) and we only had a rushed first visit due to the existing tenants being unaware we were coming. We repeatedly asked for a 2nd viewing, denied. The excuse was that the exiting tenants were uncontactable. To cut a very long, and sad story... (read more)

    What could Connells do to change your mind??

    “Been honest, Known the laws, Known their job, Learned some respect, Had proper training,”


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    A 1-star review by 'Michael' 25/2/2014

    Branch:
    86 High Street (Watford) (Hertfordshire)
    Services:
    They arranged our mortgage
    Staff Member
    Krishan Khatri
    Postcode
    wd23
    Experience:
    Would you use the agent again? No
     
    Krishan Khatri

    I was browsing Rightmove one day and saw a property I liked in Bushey, after viewing the property I subsequently made an offer.

    Several hours later I got a call from Krishan Khatri (mortgage advisor), telling me that they have had several offers on the property and that the vendor wanted to keep all applications in house (lies).

    I was then pressured because I wanted the property to drop my personal mortgage broker and use Krishan Khatri Connells mortgage advisor.

    After meeting Krishan Khatri he was an extremely inexperienced young chap who had no idea what he was doing (beware). I ended up practically running the whole application myself, they are a bunch of cowboys. I run a success business and would never employ Krishan as he is simply in capable of doing the simplest of tasks. Frankly I am disgusted by the service I have received and will taking this further with the FSA.

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