UK estate agents at it too

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  • #54397
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    I heard one yesterday that will take some beating!

    On a local radio news show they were discussing the Bank of England rate cut by 0.5% (fairly good news, too little, too late for some)
    They then spoke to an estate agent who moaned,

    ” the govenor has’nt done enough to help us”

    “US”, i thought the base rate cut was to help the millions who are struggling every week to pay household bills not a couple of thousand greedy estate agents, who have helped push up the house prices with their dodgy valuations over the last 5-10 years, after all, the more a property is worth, the more commission

  • #86820
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    THis has nothing to do with Spain.

  • #86821
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    Shakeel, you seem to have a problem with me over the last few weeks!
    if i have done something, just send me a pm and get over it

    True this has nothing to do with Spain, but did you add the same coment to posts about:

    Wall street
    Bradford and Bingley
    Halifax ( i know they have Spanish branches)

    and various other topics that have nothing to do with Spain

  • #86822
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    Shakeel, I think it affects Spain to a great extent because many Brits sell UK property to buy in Spain, whilst others remortgage their UK homes to buy in Spain too, so not such a bad post from chilly after all.

    All these markets are interlinked through Banks and Finance, whilst estate agents everywhere are not favorites with most people for hyping property prices and distorting the truth. Many agents have played a large part in the absurd levels that property rose to, realism needs to come back. 😉

  • #86823
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    Hi Chilly.
    I have NOTHING against you and I am happy to say this to the whole forum.

  • #86825
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    ” the govenor has’nt done enough to help us”

    The rate cut is meant to help bankls and businesses, not estate agents and mortgage holders.

    The estate agents are lunatics if they think that in the current desperate situation anybody from the government cares about their well-being.

  • #86829
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    I agree with the estate agent. No-one is doing much to help them, I THINK THE GOVERNENT SHOULD CONSIDER A BAIL OUT FUND TO KEEP THE AGENTS GOING. If they don’t do that then there may be no estate agents (an important strategic part of the economy) left in a couple of years. If the agents are allowed to go out of business all their skills die with them. So I think they should get a special protection status, and money

  • #86833
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    Kingy, personally, I’m just as worried about all these poor Nigerian businessmen who must be hit so hard during this ‘crunch’. They must have lost loads with all these banks folding.

    I think there should be a direct helpline just for them straight to the UK council office of their choice, where they can claim a special ‘hardship’ benefit.

  • #86836
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    charlie/kingy

    i can’t believe you are really saying this?

    …….without a mention for all the developers in Spain who owe lots of us money. What stress they must be under with the current crisis. I wonder how they sleep at night? Surely we could consider something for them to?

    We call it SAS (save a shark)……or sink!

  • #86854
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    Shakeel,
    i’m glad we don t have a problem as i have always found you to be one of the more level headed people on here.

  • #86856
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    Chilly, I am so pleased that we have our truce. Life is to short. Having negative or ill thoughts about others in my opinion, burdens my soul.

    To be perfectly honest with you. I have never built a profile of any one on the forum. I speak my mind some times its a hit other times its not.

    Besides, the above I find it very difficult to digest that grown ups can come down to a level of slagging, bitching etc and take their frustration out on other forum users. When in reality they should be taking solace & strength from each other experience, irrespective of the nature of their experience.

  • #86860
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    Kingy:

    I agree with the estate agent. No-one is doing much to help them, I THINK THE GOVERNENT SHOULD CONSIDER A BAIL OUT FUND TO KEEP THE AGENTS GOING.

    I wasn’t aware that Estate Agents were such highly qualified people. I thought you just put some pictures in the window, told a few porkies and then collected a big fat cheque.

    If they die out and take such precious knowledge with them to the grave, then, yes, we must protect them at all cost and give them some of our taxation. 😯

  • #86862
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    Chilly:

    Shakeel,
    i’m glad we don t have a problem as i have always found you to be one of the more level headed people on here.

    Sahkeel:

    Chilly, I am so pleased that we have our truce.

    I feel we’re heading for a ‘virtual group hug’ ❗

  • #86863
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    Maximus – what are you doing up so early? My excuse is I’ve just taken someone to the airport. Hope the stress of the current crunch is not affecting your sleep!

  • #86865
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    @shakeel wrote:

    I speak my mind some times its a hit other times its not.

    So do other members Shakeel.
    This is why there will always be the odd ding-dong over differences of opinions, it’s human nature. Some are just more polite while voicing it than others.

  • #86866
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    Charlie:

    Maximus – what are you doing up so early? My excuse is I’ve just taken someone to the airport. Hope the stress of the current crunch is not affecting your sleep!

    A bit early for a crunch – normally folllows a cup of tea at about 8.30pm. ❗

    (Opps – am I allowed to say this on such a respectable family forum ❓ )

  • #86867
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    This thread is called UK estate agents at it too so I gather it’s ok. 😉

  • #86869
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    Maximus:

    Why not !!!! are you joining to Join us ???

    Charlie:
    I have no problems with the ding-dong. I have always tried to keep it & intend to keep future ones polite too.

  • #86881
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    I’m so glad everyone is getting on so well now 😉

    I really hope that prisoners aren’t too affect by the credit crunch too, will they have to move their money from woodland sites to safe Banks?

    But seriously folks, I won’t shed too many tears for many of the UK agents whose overpricing has now come back to bite them resulting in few sales. 🙄

  • #87110
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    Foxtons are at it again saying now is the time to buy UK property because stocks are reducing.

    They’ll say anything to get a sale, ring their bell, beat their punchbag and crack open the bubbly to celebrate another high commission at the expense of a purchaser overpaying for some property.

    Believe Foxtons at your peril.

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