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The only people that matter in terms of valuations in the house market really are RICS surveyors. They are not accustomed usually to any one area but are accustomed to the price per sq foot of areas and this is ultimately how houses are valued for banks. Of course there are lots of other factors such as schools, snobbery, women getting what they want, silly…

I've said on here before but anyone who thinks estate agents add any value is off their rocker! The market decides what a house is worth and they're value is based on price per sq ft. It's not something these people make up. In a rising or buoyant market you push the ceiling prices per sq ft. In a slow market you decrease it pretty…

Not sure but remember apart from London where the savings can be thousands then fixed fee wouldn't be too different to a percentage based route anyway. I don't think ea have the high overheads people think. Another three have opened on my high street this year alone which I think makes over 10 in a reasonably smallish town. I know of only one closing in…

Quick one with regard to Purplebricks. One of my local agents has just gone fixed fee and I'm seeing a lot more 'traditional' estate agents doing the same. Especially new ones on the block. A friend owns a letting business and is starting sales within the next year. He'll be doing fixed fee. i think local estate agents are finally twigging and wonder how this…

Pretty sure I saw something with him saying he's looking for sites where they can charge £8-10 for a cocktail. That seems remarkably simplistic and cocky. Can't find it now but it did strike a cord. Found this now :

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