Originally Posted by Babyboy09
We have our house on the market the last couple of weeks. We had some viewings a fortnight ago, and according to the estate agent a couple of people were interested, although to date there have been no offers.
However, one of our friends called us on Friday evening to say that their work colleague (a cash buyer fwiw) is very interested in buying the house and had a viewing scheduled for Friday (news to us but we would have been keen to accommodate this) but that the estate agent called them on Thursday to cancel it - telling them that it didn’t suit the clients (us).
I bought very recently through a local EA. I just happened into his office as it was across the road from my bank, where I had to do some business, and I had to pass it to get back to where I had parked my car.
Went into the shop. Had a look at his property list. Told him what I wanted and what area. I found one I was interested in and told him I wanted to view. We agreed a suitable time for the following Saturday Morning.
Prior to going to look at the house, I had a look on DAFT and the house was now listed as an open viewing for 1/2 an hour, at the time I had arranged to view. I arrived and looked at the house. Nobody else showed up.
After the viewing, I went off and looked at the other houses with open viewings in the area.
I thought the estate agent I was dealing with acted in a very professional manner. Ended up putting in an offer and buying the house.