We tried selling our house through the Basingstoke branch of Romans. They begged for us to give them a chance and claimed that they could sell our house within a month, that was in Oct '07. We have just given them notice to come off their books Jan'08.
Be careful, they misinform you, 5 weeks into their trap they tell you that you have to reduce your asking price. They say that they accompany all viewings, but they don't infact it is policy for the vendor to do the viewings. The staff are rude and care only about the NVQ's that they have because this makes them fantastic.
I would NEVER recommend them nor would I purchase a property through them.
They are not estate agents but useless, lazy and rude individuals who expect to do nothing for thei commission but sitting on their backsides.