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Why do estate agents display sold/under offer properties on their websites?

I can't understand the logic of displaying property you have already sold when all people want to see is property they might want to buy or place an offer on. Pages and pages of sold properties is not what I'm looking for and simply makes me want to look elsewhere.

Asked on Feb 7 2012, General in Pinner | Report content

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  • It can be a nuisance. But if you are looking on Zoopla, you can leave the box unticked for SSTC/UnderOffer. I see properties still advertised where we live that were sold a year ago? It is a bit strange and at times annoying, I agree.

    Answered on Feb 7 2012, Report content
  • To show just how successful that particular agent is. What other reason could there be?

    Answered on Feb 8 2012, Report content
  • We bought a house a year ago and the agent is still showing it at SSTC. We asked them to remove the property, but they ignored our request. Agents who advertise sold properties longer than a month or two are nothing but desperate, and quite frankly it should be considered deception. If selling a few properties needs to advertised for that long, that agent is NOT successful!

    Answered on Feb 10 2012, Report content
  • 'We bought a house a year ago and the agent is still showing it at SSTC. We asked them to remove the property, but they ignored our request. Agents who advertise sold properties longer than a month or two are nothing but desperate, and quite frankly it should be considered deception.' - How disappointing. I realise there's rogue traders in every business, but this form of deception actually seems to be acceptable - how else would they be able to get away with it for so long if it wasn't deemed to be fair by the OFT? Personally, I think its crying out for investigation.

    Answered on Feb 10 2012, Report content

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