Originally Posted by Senature
The EA is insisting that a house I put an offer on is worth the asking price based on other house sales in the same estate. However, those houses had conservatories, decking, landscaping, newly paved driveways etc that the house I am offering on does not have.
I had similar with the EA, who then demanded to know exactly how much I had been approved for and wouldn't accept a redacted version of my approval letter. Insisted on knowing the exact amount and wouldn't accept my bid until I provided this exact figure. There were no other bidders on the property at all. I contacted my solicitor over it and they were less than impressed. they provided a strongly worded letter to the EA, proving I had funds, which the EA reluctantly accepted. I genuinely felt the EA was trying to use that letter against me to push up the price.
I walked away. House needed a lot of work and would have been ok if I had got it at around my offer price.
It did sell a few months later after the asking price was greatly reduced, but from the online bidding site used, it looks like the bidder was bidding against themselves on it.