Following the ‘Watchdog Live’ programme on the BBC on 2 August 2017, a well-known Internet Selling Agent has been discredited on several issues, including their sales representatives still not informing sellers that they will enter into a credit agreement if they have a deferred payment, incorrect information as to the potential saving compared to Estate Agents, which they have been warned about on several occasions by the Advertising Standards Authority. For information this is a clip from the programme
Andrew Perrin comments “there were other interesting items on this Watchdog programme, which include several of the “valuers” who it was indicated were local and were actually travelling 20/30 miles to the subject property, were over exaggerating the number of properties that were either on the market or were actually sold and this was proved by the BBC Watchdog programme.
It also confirmed what we have been indicating on numerous times, that here at Fraser Wood there are no upfront fees for selling a property, so we only get paid for results, i.e. when the property is sold. Do not be duped by the very slick advertising on the t.v., as the Watchdog programme confirmed, you will not be guided through the house selling/buying process and there have been numerous complaints.”
He continued “It is best to use an Estate Agent who knows how to sell property, is in the area and knows the value of property et cetera and is able to guide you through the whole process, from the beginning of the expert valuation, all the way through to handing over the keys to the new buyer.”