Welcome to WikiWirral, sharing is what we do best.
Forum Statistics
Posts1,009,199
Topics74,590
Members12,770
Forums66
Posts in last 24hrs72
Most Online7,831
Apr 8th, 2013
Who's Online Now
54 registered members (alan128, 11 invisible), 1,403 guests, and312 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
New General Forums
10yr old Reprimanded
by fish5133. 19th Oct 2018 7:57pm
Wirral War Gaming Club Opening Night .. FREE Entry
by WargamerNik. 17th Oct 2018 9:41am
New Brighton Sunset
by buddy. 15th Oct 2018 11:37am
Auntie Beeb Goes Gay
by fish5133. 13th Oct 2018 12:34am
New Wirral History
757 Rocks Wallasey Road Liscard
by derekdwc. 16th Oct 2018 8:04pm
756 Scrap Yard Wallasey Road Liscard
by derekdwc. 16th Oct 2018 8:00pm
755 Beer Keg Wallasey Road Liscard
by derekdwc. 16th Oct 2018 7:55pm
Mersey Tunnel tolls, 1934
by yoller. 21st Sep 2018 9:32am
1970's Murder in Central Park, Wallasey
by cutespam. 4th Aug 2018 11:28am
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
No more bridge, never be the same
Over Exposed Crash Site
Topic Replies
Bus Birkenhead to Llangollen
by diggingdeeper. 20th Oct 2018 12:52pm
Dumb and dumber
by ShySusie. 20th Oct 2018 11:41am
Processed Meat
by ShySusie. 20th Oct 2018 10:59am
756 Scrap Yard Wallasey Road Liscard
by ShySusie. 20th Oct 2018 8:37am
1970's Murder in Central Park, Wallasey
by ShySusie. 20th Oct 2018 6:53am
More threats to Wirral's Green Belt
by stato. 19th Oct 2018 9:30pm
What song are you listening to?
by Dilly. 19th Oct 2018 8:45pm
Panther on the Loose!
by ShySusie. 19th Oct 2018 3:54pm
The Budget of ... when?
by Norton. 19th Oct 2018 1:29pm
October
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
1950's Museum Denbigh
by cools. 13th Oct 2018 10:13am
Giant Puppets Wirral
by ShySusie. 9th Oct 2018 8:14am
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rate Topic
Half a % #1029481
24th Jan 2017 10:34pm
24th Jan 2017 10:34pm
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,423
Wirral
V
venice Offline OP

Forum Guardian
venice  Offline OP

Forum Guardian
V
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,423
Wirral
Wow, just noticed local estate agents are now offering sales services for half a per cent! People digging in rather than risking moving it would seem.

Google Ads
Re: Half a % [Re: venice] #1029486
25th Jan 2017 12:56am
25th Jan 2017 12:56am
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 12,004
Birkenhead
diggingdeeper Offline

Wiki Master
diggingdeeper  Offline

Wiki Master
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 12,004
Birkenhead
Probably 0.5% on limited conditions but never forget that estate agents fees are negotiable, I've knocked them down substantially sometimes.

I'm not a fan of estate agents, they are representing buyers, sellers and themselves at the same time. How can they guarantee impartiality between their three interests?

The world would be a better place if all properties were auctioned instead of being price manipulated.


In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell

We should judge our economy by the absence of poverty, not the number of billionaires - Jeremy Corbyn
Re: Half a % [Re: venice] #1029490
25th Jan 2017 9:41am
25th Jan 2017 9:41am
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,423
Wirral
V
venice Offline OP

Forum Guardian
venice  Offline OP

Forum Guardian
V
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,423
Wirral
Agreed, they must find it a challenge to act impartially . How would auctions get round all the bits and bobs that crop up along the normal sales process such as buyers wanting extra things like extending lease, or searches turn up problems, guarantees are missing, permissions havent been given for add ons, buyers want a reduction after getting bad news via extra survey etc or their mortgage company reduces offer ? So much stuff to cause problems.

Re: Half a % [Re: venice] #1029497
25th Jan 2017 11:40am
25th Jan 2017 11:40am
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,766
Heswallish
F
fish5133 Online content
Forum Guardian
fish5133  Online Content
Forum Guardian
F
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,766
Heswallish
you can pretty much do it all with just a solicitor and bank these days. Estate agents just glorified house advertising--fine when ebay , rightmove and other sites never existed.

Re: Half a % [Re: venice] #1029522
25th Jan 2017 7:10pm
25th Jan 2017 7:10pm
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,423
Wirral
V
venice Offline OP

Forum Guardian
venice  Offline OP

Forum Guardian
V
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 3,423
Wirral
To be fair, when you get a really messy Sale and you want to know whats going on in the buyers head etc but dont want to talk to them , and when theres middle ground to negotiate, EA's do come into their own , as you dont want to have to use the solicitor to 'to and fro communications' as your bill would be horrendous. However , its true fish, theyre superfluous in many sales. Id prefer too when house hunting, to speak to the owner if they are there and guage their reaction to my innocent sounding but searching questions!

Re: Half a % [Re: venice] #1029564
26th Jan 2017 1:47pm
26th Jan 2017 1:47pm
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,766
Heswallish
F
fish5133 Online content
Forum Guardian
fish5133  Online Content
Forum Guardian
F
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,766
Heswallish
Your right about the "messy" bits. My current home purchase got a bit nasty with the seller accusing me of lying when the Sale didn't happen as quickly as he wanted. I told him I had 2 properties (mine and late fathers) to sell and had only sold one at the time. My solicitor was good though and delayed it further because of work the owner had done not having proper paperwork. For first year I dropped his mail off at his new home but 6 years on I take great pleasure in not dropping his mail off except the stuff that comes with porn in.

Re: Half a % [Re: venice] #1029647
28th Jan 2017 8:27am
28th Jan 2017 8:27am
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 15,712
Wirral
granny Offline
Wiki Master
granny  Offline
Wiki Master
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 15,712
Wirral

There are some agents that advertise online at only a fraction of the previous prices of the High Street Estate Agents. As DD says, High Street E.S's are mainly only looking after their own business interests.

It does concern me when the interest rates begin to rise again, and the rentals begin to increase. I definitely think there should be some sort of sealing on rental prices, at a certain level. It's simply not possible for the rents to be found in the private sector for much longer. Of course the estate agents are responsible for creating that problem too. I think they eventually got a bit too greedy and tried to make up for the shortfall in housing sales at one particular time,but unfortunately it was the beginning of another slippery slope for many.

There'll be even more people on the streets in the not too distant future.


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~Chief Seattle

Moderated by  Mod 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Bus Birkenhead to Llangollen
by ShySusie. 20th Oct 2018 10:11am
Dumb and dumber
by cools. 19th Oct 2018 6:01pm
Panther on the Loose!
by ShySusie. 19th Oct 2018 2:54pm
The Budget of ... when?
by Norton. 17th Oct 2018 10:11pm
Why has Wiki
by Dilly. 17th Oct 2018 9:38am
For Sale & Free
two bar stools & 1 Computer chair Free
by gerry1. 10th Oct 2018 12:50pm
Ariston hifi amplifier £40, speakers £20
by montyz. 10th Oct 2018 10:44am
Selection of boys trainers size 12 and 13
by lauren_lfc89. 24th Sep 2018 5:30pm
Old adult bikes wanted cheap or free?
by mike1965. 24th Sep 2018 9:24am
Electric Bass Guitar / and amp
by gerrymoore. 22nd Sep 2018 8:54am
Member Spotlight
eggandchips
eggandchips
wallasey
Posts: 2,508
Joined: November 2011
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
JMaclean, Csones, jonesh, DavidDaniels, Paulc76
12770 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
steviebyday (68)
New Wirral Info
Bus Birkenhead to Llangollen
by ShySusie. 20th Oct 2018 10:11am
Why has Wiki
by Dilly. 17th Oct 2018 9:38am
Bromborough
by venice. 16th Oct 2018 3:14pm
Handyperson
by lincle. 12th Oct 2018 9:58am
Capital and Innovation
by bliplandy. 8th Oct 2018 7:14am
News : New Topics
Dumb and dumber
by cools. 19th Oct 2018 7:01pm
Panther on the Loose!
by ShySusie. 19th Oct 2018 3:54pm
The Budget of ... when?
by Norton. 17th Oct 2018 11:11pm
Bulldog Bites Scotsman
by ShySusie. 11th Oct 2018 2:08pm
New Thames Tunnel
by Norton. 10th Oct 2018 6:35pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Buy and Sell car?
by fish5133. 16th Oct 2018 8:31pm
Flu Vaccine 2018
by Moonstar. 9th Oct 2018 1:06pm
Ghost In The Bedroom!
by ShySusie. 6th Oct 2018 1:27pm
Processed Meat
by granny. 3rd Oct 2018 9:41am
Black Dog Hauntings!!!
by ShySusie. 1st Oct 2018 4:17pm
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sat 7:49am
Sunset Sat 6:04pm
Local Time Sat 12:52pm
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1