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Lewes Estate Agent recommendation?

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On 2 Jan 2018 at 5:08pm PicklePumpkin wrote:
Elderly relative needs to sell their property which hasn't been touched in 70 years. Needs complete renovation. Grade II listed due to general street location rather than actual property features.
Any recommendations for an estate agent who will market it properly?
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On 2 Jan 2018 at 5:10pm LewesPerson wrote:
Not Cubitt & West
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On 2 Jan 2018 at 5:14pm gisa wrote:
Rowland Gorringe?
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On 2 Jan 2018 at 5:18pm PicklePumpkin wrote:
There are plenty to choose from I just haven't heard anything good about most of them so was looking for a recommendation from someone who may have had a similar listing
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On 2 Jan 2018 at 5:18pm Gisa? wrote:
Rowland goringe are absolute muppets. Steer well clear.
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On 2 Jan 2018 at 5:41pm H wrote:
One agent has been known to service his mistress in property for sale.
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On 2 Jan 2018 at 5:50pm Bert wrote:
Oh dear, what a conundrum, recommending an estate agent, next you'll be asking for a Bank recommendation too !!
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On 2 Jan 2018 at 5:53pm Mover wrote:
Donít use Cubitts
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On 2 Jan 2018 at 5:58pm growbag wrote:
Had fantastic service from Lewes Estates
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On 2 Jan 2018 at 6:07pm Horseman7 wrote:
Perhaps auction would be better?
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On 2 Jan 2018 at 6:14pm Observer wrote:
Not touched in 70 yrs, need complete renovation? That sounds like a Wycherley special. Throw in some very fuzzy photos and youíll be laughing as the dfls queue up to gazump each other.
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On 2 Jan 2018 at 6:55pm Gazumper wrote:
Charles Wycherley knows all there is to know about Lewes property.
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On 2 Jan 2018 at 7:07pm Mavis wrote:
But Chas won't have been in this one, he's not that old !!
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On 2 Jan 2018 at 8:44pm PicklePumpkin wrote:
Wycherley (either of them) are definitely ones that we won't be using based on past personal experience!
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On 2 Jan 2018 at 11:59pm Lewesperson wrote:
Why not give purple bricks a go
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On 3 Jan 2018 at 5:15am Loadsamoney wrote:
Just remember your ABC - anyone but Cubitts - this really does sound like a Charlie Wycherley special - he has the local knowledge to put on a spin for the DFL brigade who probably are the only ones who can afford it - but get at least two agents round to give you an opinion.
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On 3 Jan 2018 at 8:07am Sue wrote:
I must say I found Charles quite charming, a proper Gentleman and competent.
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On 3 Jan 2018 at 2:28pm Jeff wrote:
I had a good experience of Gorringe's as a buyer and a seller. The house I bought from them was from a widowed old lady who was very nervous about having people round, and I thought Gorringe's handled it very well. They also took excellent photographs. This was about 12 years ago.
As a buyer, I hate dealing with Lewes Estates because they really push inflated prices and bs about who is interested. As a seller through them, they put mine on for £600K. It eventually sold for £360K - they said it was worth the punt and we wasted a bunch of time with them.
Echo previous comments about Cubitts - they will always prioritise those buyers who purchase their financial services, who are not necessarily trhe best buyer for the seller.
Charles Wycherley is one I would ask, especdially now he has set up on his own and will want a few successes under his belt.
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On 3 Jan 2018 at 3:34pm Benjy wrote:
Good grief Jeff: £600k and it sold for almost half? That is appalling - no wonder prices are stupid in this town. Also it can have the effect of lessening interest from real buyers who wouldn't touch something so clearly overpriced, so it actually probably damaged your interests.

If you look around the market at the moment you'll see several properties which make you scratch your head and think "how much????". Notably many of them have been on the market for months: there's never a surer sign of an estate agent willing to have "a punt" at your expense.
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On 3 Jan 2018 at 8:38pm Gen wrote:
Pickle pumpkin where snouts is the property as I may be interested dependant on cost and that would cut out the fees, let me know if you want to talk
Thanks
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On 4 Jan 2018 at 9:35am Yawn wrote:
Canít believe estate agents are under discussion AGAIN on here. Same old comments every time!
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On 4 Jan 2018 at 9:32pm Earl of Lewess wrote:
Has anyone been to Aqua?


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