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Old Dec 13th, 2016, 14:54 PM   21
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Apparently there was another offer and they offered asking price so they have the house. I think the asking price is too much so good luck to them in a way. I just feel like we were soooo close to getting it at the price we wanted. It's really annoying.



 
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Old Dec 13th, 2016, 15:28 PM   22
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It wasn't meant to be. You'll find another house (perhaps avoid that agent!)



 
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Old Dec 14th, 2016, 00:42 AM   23
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I hope you find another house that you love



 
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Old Dec 16th, 2016, 04:43 AM   24
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I hope you find another house soon we're currently in the process of buying, two previous houses fell through for various reasons so I know it's an annoying stressful road. Estate agents love to lie and exaggerate! I would say though keep in mind a house is only worth what people are willing to pay for it, don't pay over the odds for a house if you don't think it's worth it and you'll also have less risk of problems with the valuation down the road.



 
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Old Dec 30th, 2016, 07:37 AM   25
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The estate agent for a house we're interested in pretty much tried to tell us we had to go see their broker before we could make an offer, they need to see what our financial situation is like before we are allowed to put an offer forward and so we can have their 1000 buyer incentive which on research is no incentive at all. I knew we didn't *have* to, but felt very much pressured to, we know which lender is most likely to take us on (limited number ha) so booked in to see them directly first, if that goes well we plan to cancel the agent's broker appointment (for the 3rd time :/) and accept that they probably won't put our offers forward with the same enthusiasm, but what can we do? Estate agents aren't held highly in my view at the moment! Feeling quite vulnerable as a first time buyer especially when we know they have overpriced the house quite significantly.



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Old Dec 30th, 2016, 11:20 AM   26
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The estate agent for a house we're interested in pretty much tried to tell us we had to go see their broker before we could make an offer, they need to see what our financial situation is like before we are allowed to put an offer forward and so we can have their 1000 buyer incentive which on research is no incentive at all. I knew we didn't *have* to, but felt very much pressured to, we know which lender is most likely to take us on (limited number ha) so booked in to see them directly first, if that goes well we plan to cancel the agent's broker appointment (for the 3rd time :/) and accept that they probably won't put our offers forward with the same enthusiasm, but what can we do? Estate agents aren't held highly in my view at the moment! Feeling quite vulnerable as a first time buyer especially when we know they have overpriced the house quite significantly.
That's not right at all!

Where I work, anyone can put an offer forward. We ask how you are buying it (mortgage, cash etc) & position (FTB, house under offer) then we put the offer to the Vendor. If the offer is accepted then we ask for proof of funds (Decision in Principal, copy of Bank Statement) before the property is marked "under offer". We don't get these details before an offer is put forward!

We have a broker that we would recommend if someone hasn't been to see one but we wouldn't look unfavourable on anyone if they had sought their own.



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2017, 07:53 AM   27
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I am an Estate Agent in Ireland and I don't know about the UK but here it is illegal to lie about an offer. We need to have proof that an offer was submitted.



 
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The estate agent for a house we're interested in pretty much tried to tell us we had to go see their broker before we could make an offer, they need to see what our financial situation is like before we are allowed to put an offer forward and so we can have their 1000 buyer incentive which on research is no incentive at all. I knew we didn't *have* to, but felt very much pressured to, we know which lender is most likely to take us on (limited number ha) so booked in to see them directly first, if that goes well we plan to cancel the agent's broker appointment (for the 3rd time :/) and accept that they probably won't put our offers forward with the same enthusiasm, but what can we do? Estate agents aren't held highly in my view at the moment! Feeling quite vulnerable as a first time buyer especially when we know they have overpriced the house quite significantly.
That's not right at all!

Where I work, anyone can put an offer forward. We ask how you are buying it (mortgage, cash etc) & position (FTB, house under offer) then we put the offer to the Vendor. If the offer is accepted then we ask for proof of funds (Decision in Principal, copy of Bank Statement) before the property is marked "under offer". We don't get these details before an offer is put forward!

We have a broker that we would recommend if someone hasn't been to see one but we wouldn't look unfavourable on anyone if they had sought their own.
this is exactly how we do it too



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2017, 14:49 PM   29
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Hopefully you'll find a better house. I am very wary of agents of any kind, they all work for a commission and targets (worked in the industry myself)

When we were buying, we put in and offer and it was accepted then the owner changed their mind....we were gutted but eventually found a much bigger house and better area. Four months later I noticed the house back on the market for less than our offer. I'm sooo glad we didn't buy it!



 
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