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 Post subject: Agents And Le Bon Coin.
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:35 am 
Plus other similar sites.

Had my house on Le Bon Coin along with one of the agents I am using. I am cheaper and a couple of days ago took the house off there so as to alter the price and be even cheaper (it is cheaper to do that, to change details costs). Another agent I know say's she won't use Le Bon Coin because regardless of what price she puts the owners can put a lesser price. She stick to 'professional' sites, sites that agetns will use and not house owners.

So, a bit of a moral thing almost but would you undercut the agent trying to sell your house significantly in order to sell? I will end up being about €5,700 cheaper and as the house is cheap already, that is quite a bit.


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 Post subject: Re: Agents And Le Bon Coin.
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:14 pm 
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Why not? I don't see anything immoral about it - selling privately is your right and usually results in a better deal for all concerned.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:08 pm 
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I'd have thought it's your house, to dispose of as you wish.

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 Post subject: Re: Agents And Le Bon Coin.
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:24 pm 
The deed is done. The price I have my house on at with my ads is less than the price net me with the agents. I take the view that they are professional, they should have the contacts. Plus, being only me I can react more quickly to price changes, I can wake up one morning and thing "oooh, knock five grand off today" and I can without these avenant things.

Ah, yes Baywindowgirl but French property agents . . . . hmmmmmmmm.


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 Post subject: Re: Agents And Le Bon Coin.
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:45 pm 
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we bought direct from the owners, win win for the buyer, cheaper price and no agent fees :)


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 Post subject: Re: Agents And Le Bon Coin.
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:21 am 
Already had two enquiries by e-mail since the ad went back on at the new price.


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 Post subject: Re: Agents And Le Bon Coin.
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:-bd Good Luck x


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 Post subject: Re: Agents And Le Bon Coin.
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:01 pm 
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Just put ours back on Le Boncoin, couple of thousand cheaper than the agents..fingers crossed!


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 Post subject: Re: Agents And Le Bon Coin.
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:54 pm 
minikmummy wrote:
Just put ours back on Le Boncoin, couple of thousand cheaper than the agents..fingers crossed!

Good luck to you and Balham


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 Post subject: Re: Agents And Le Bon Coin.
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MAD87 wrote:
Why not? I don't see anything immoral about it - selling privately is your right and usually results in a better deal for all concerned.


Couldn't agree more :ymapplause:


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 Post subject: Re: Agents And Le Bon Coin.
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:43 pm 
MAD87 wrote:
Why not? I don't see anything immoral about it - selling privately is your right and usually results in a better deal for all concerned.

But even on the net seller price I am undercutting the agents. My house, I can put the price up, down, sideways. Got a little fed up with each time I wanted to change the price I had to signed a form, send it back, then a copy would get sent back to me :-w . . . all this before the price change on the websites or in the window sometimes i-) .


Another two visits this afternoon (off the cuff).


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Figers crossed Balham!!!

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fingers and toes all crossed.


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 Post subject: Re: Agents And Le Bon Coin.
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:31 pm 
The visit for today happened yesterday.

One comment from people is that agents are just too pricey (some might use notaires at a push).

Catch 22; agents charge a lot because they don't sell much but they don't sell much because they charge a lot.

I think the ultimate work experience for an agent from here would be a week, no a month with Foxtons . . . . . . . at their new Brixton branch Image :lol: .


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:28 pm 
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I think the ultimate work experience for an agent from here would be a week, no a month with Foxtons . . . . . . . at their new Brixton branch Image :lol: .


Flash website! But I'd rather do business with qualified people who are members of the National Association of Estate Agents - which they are not, and they've got some bad history.
http://www.propertydrum.com/articles/20090326_23

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 Post subject: Re: Agents And Le Bon Coin.
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:01 pm 
The idea Fourtrax was a tongue in cheek suggestion for a punishment for agents here. You probably don't know the half of it (re Foxtons) unless you dwell in the same places as me and there's always more to learn.


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 Post subject: Re: Agents And Le Bon Coin.
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:10 pm 
I have to say Balham, I thought it pretty obvious you were just having a crack at French Immos but there you go. The :lol: was a huge clue to that ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Agents And Le Bon Coin.
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Balham wrote:
The idea Fourtrax was a tongue in cheek suggestion for a punishment for agents here. You probably don't know the half of it (re Foxtons) unless you dwell in the same places as me and there's always more to learn.

Yes, tongue in cheek Balham, but the thought of a French agent spending a week or a month with Foxtons as punishment, they'd probably leave poorer than if they'd remained in France! :)

As for me knowing the half of it (re Foxtons), well I certainly know someone who does! ;)

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