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13th June 2005, 17:28
What a bunch of spivs these people are.

I'm thinking of selling up and so I've had a few of these people round for a valuation. Why are they all scousers who look like they just go out of prison? Eh, I think we can shift this one for ya, you ready to do a deal?

Anyway, 1.5% sole agency fees. That's about £3,500 (plus VAT) to take a few photos, write a bit of blurb and field a few calls. One even said, they pretty much get all their business through the internet these days and stick the properties on rightmove and then take a few emails.

I think I'll cut out the middleman and try and shift it meself like. Calm down calm down!

13th June 2005, 19:04
www.houseweb.co.uk/prop/sell.html (http://www.houseweb.co.uk/prop/sell.html)

I sold mine through these chaps for £50, some of their packages include rightmove, assetahome etc.

Mr UK Bean
13th June 2005, 19:06

www.housepricecrash.co.uk...owforum=22 (http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/index.php?s=4fb4c8c6084c636c444a180f00c5b963&showforum=22)

Houses are crashing big time make no mistake about it

13th June 2005, 19:09
Hardly a an unbiased source of information wouldn't you say?

13th June 2005, 19:12
Cheers peeps.

These guys (estate agents) truly take the piss when it comes to cost.

Mr UK Bean
13th June 2005, 19:16
See this one then if ytou think thats a bit biased

www.citywire.co.uk/News/N...onID=74965 (http://www.citywire.co.uk/News/NewsArticle.aspx?VersionID=74965)

Comes from the goverment and shows a 0.8% drop or about £2k off the average house price for the past month

13th June 2005, 21:36
would you call 0.8 of one percent a crash?

13th June 2005, 22:23
Ask me again in 6 months time.

14th June 2005, 08:48
what's wrong with scousers. I know quite a few nice ones :eek

14th June 2005, 09:07
That 0.8% drop last month still sees a 5.7% increase over the year.
Other reporters in this field ie Halifax say that this was not unexpected due to easter falling early.

14th June 2005, 09:46
After the Easter price drop comes, the summer doldrums, followed by the Autumn blues, and then it gets quiet over Critsmas.... but that's normal for the early part of the century and should perk-up towards the middle of the century.

Even a 50% price drop will look like a small blip by 2050.

14th June 2005, 09:55
The government, seasonally adjusted house price index, shows the -0.8% fall was infact a 37.2% increase.

14th June 2005, 10:05
And don't forget there's nothing safer than bricks and mortar.

Unless it's falling from a great height towards you. :(

14th June 2005, 10:14
"It hung in the air the way a brick doesn't."

Douglas Adam.

14th June 2005, 11:29
"It hung in the air the way a brick doesn't."

Douglas Adam.

"The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't."

Douglas Adams

Apologies for pedantry, but I felt your misquote completely obliterated the comic essence of that line.

14th June 2005, 11:48
Nearly all common phrases and sayings are the result of misquotes.

I hummmbbbbbly apologise, I was simply too lazy to check.

14th June 2005, 12:27
I think we recruitment agents could teach them a thing or two about profeshunlysm :) :hat

14th June 2005, 12:43
Unless it's falling from a great height towards you.

Cue for a song...

Why Paddy's Not At Work Today... (http://www.bloomington.in.us/~mitch/iww/paddy.html)

14th June 2005, 15:05
ere, that "paddys not at work today" thing was disproved on that Mythbusters program on Discovery the other night......ahhh synchronicity!......They also proved that you can safely wee on an electrified rail track without yer todger bursting into flames too.