This is part 1 of our story. It’s all about the sale of our flat. I’ll start with a bit of history. 🙂

What happened before: –

We had sole agency with an agent who we’ll call Golds for the purposes of the post. Within 1 week e had 3 buyers and it turned into a bidding war. We took the advice of Golds and accepted the offer of Mr. N. YAY! 🙂

Golds took our flat off the market. We didn’t really know that you shouldn’t do this until a survey has carried out.
2 months later and Mr. N had finally exchanged solicitors details BUT he’d not instructed them. Thus we couldn’t progress!

Golds advised us to go with one of the other two who offered before.
We did. A survey was done and everything was proceeding. 🙂
The buyers suddenly had to relocate (work) and needed the money that they would have used to buy our flat to do so. Thus they pulled out!

Mr. N approached Golds again. He said he’d buy the flat through his brother’s business so it’d proceed quicker and his brother’d be authorised to give information, make decisions etc.
No progress again so we went multi agency.

Part 2 will be published on 11th September 2010

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Julia Torode · October 14, 2010 at 4:02 pm

Not looking forward to all this…. have had house I own rented out but now wish to sell… Silver’s did v little for 8 weeks (21/7/10 was start date) so have had to go dual… have now reduced twice , knocked £20k off starting price, which original estate agents recommended to get us through the door, but may have been unrealistic. Three month on, still no offers, need to sell soon before winter sets in and it is vacant, can only sit and wait … v frustrating.
Hope part 2 more hopeful, haven’t read it yet!

    Heena Modi · October 19, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Sorry darling.
    Very frustrating I know. 🙁

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