Firstly I will start with quotes from the advert on rightmove for the property we wanted to view:
"The Express Estate Agency offers this ATTRACTIVELY PRICED PROPERTY to buyers who are in a position to buy relatively swiftly. This property has been PRICED to encourage a quicker than normal sale. "
"Early viewing is highly recommended due to the property being priced to encourage a quick sale. For further information please call our 24/7 Buyer Enquiry line."
The property was on for Offers In Excess Of £154,950.
We saw the property online and thought is was perfect. It was in our budget and being first time buyers with a mortgage in place etc it seemed this property was meant for us.
We rang the Express Estate Agency who where more than happy to book us a viewing a week later.
We viewed the house and fell in love with it. Got outside into the car and my fiance rang the Express Estate Agency and made an offer of £155,000.
An hour later and the phone rings. The vendor had declined our offer and was looking more at the £170,000 mark.
We where gutted, why put the property on at £154,950 when you want £170,000. We found this very misleading and quite embarrassing as well if we had offended the vendor with a bid miles away from what they want.
The advert clearly says the house is priced for a quick sale.
There is another house in the area we like priced the same but unfortunately it is on with the Express Estate Agency so we are not bothering as the situation will probably be the same with that one.
If these property\'s where priced at what they wanted we wouldn\'t have gone looking in the first place.
Obviously under hand estate agent games to lure people in to view houses.
Unethical and dishonest.