2nd offer was put forward and then the agent Rita did not respond as promised and when we called she had left the office. Eventually we went to asking price and offer was accepted. Property was left on the market despite our request for it to be withdrawn. Agent still failed to withdraw after providing requested details. Agent also failed to issue memorandum of sales and actively pursued a 2nd purchaser behind our backs and used initial date request as an excuse and distraction and means to delay. Mr J Sellick then influenced his client to change their mind and we were dropped for the higher bidder. I would be very wary in buying a property for this agent as even when offering full asking price and we had no chain we were guzumped. They were very rude, arrogant and very aggressive with total disregard for anyone other than their client. They did not want us to buy this house. I would question the integrity and morals of this agent. The house is now marked as SSTC with higher purchaser. Driven by greed and profilt. This is what gives estate agents a bad reputation. They cannot be trusted.
What agent could do to change your mind?
They could have acted with integrity and respect to all members in the chain. They should have issued formal sales memorandum. They should not operate with hidden agendas. Buying a home is stressful but dealing with these agents caused undue anxiety and worry and could have cost us thousands on route to exchange. A lucky escape.