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03/04/2013 at 20:49
Hi All I'm normally over on the TTC threads so hope you don't mind me popping over with a quick question.
When viewing a house do you prefer to be shown around by the estate agent or owner?
03/04/2013 at 20:52
Owner - they can answer more questions about the house I think.
03/04/2013 at 20:53
You are exceptionally welcome here
Oooo good one for me the owner has far more personal details about the home which I like. I've been shown round by estate agents and it wasn't brilliant. When my last house was for sale the EA did the first show and he told so many inaccuracies about my home I was really shoked!
I would say the owner.
03/04/2013 at 20:55
Estate agent for first viewing, owner for second. On a 1st viewing I find it really awkward if the owner/s are there. I usually want to discuss things with H while we're there and don't want to offend them. However on a 2nd viewing we've decided we like it and then it's good to be able to get answers to questions the EA might not know about.
03/04/2013 at 21:01
Owner. When we sold our last house the agent said it was better they showed people round. After 2 weeks of them doing a few with no joy I said I wanted to do it, and did, with the kids age 1 and 3, and got 2 offers that day! Maybe our agent was crap though - I also re-wrote the descriptions and took my own photos and made them use mine as theirs were useless. Not exactly sure what we paid them for!
03/04/2013 at 21:25
Owner. In my experience most estate agents know nothing and really don't put in much effort to sell the house or even to suggest alternatives on their books to you.
03/04/2013 at 21:30
Estate agent for a first viewing, owner for a 2nd viewing.
04/04/2013 at 08:03
We bought our house on an open day viewing, so we wondered around on our own, and really loved the house, we also talked loud between ourselves to point out all the bad things we could see (which weren't really an issue for us) for other people viewing at the same time to put them off.
04/04/2013 at 08:20
1st viewing EA, second owner.
04/04/2013 at 09:17
Thanks all, so far we've had 5 viewings, 1 I did myself and the rest the estate agent did. I was present at one of the viewings the estate agent did and my concern was they sent round a young girl who'd never even been to our house before and knew nothing about it and didn't point anything out to the viewers.
I think I may do the viewing this weekend myself as at least I can answer questions for people!!
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