Monday 24 June 2002 4.10pm
Having recently done the buying/selling thing
on Borough High St
Field and Son are friendly and good
I found Oliver Jaques unprofessional and rude
Stirling Acroyd were only interested in the more expensive properties (as were Cluttons, Hamptons, Chestertons etc).
On Tower Bridge Road
Alex Neil are friendly and good
Duncan Allen struck me as old fashioned (no website!)
Felicity Lord are pushy and would probably get a good price
I don't know anything about the three agents on Bermondsey street, who should probably be your first call.
I suggest getting several round (3 minimum) and picking the firm you feel you could have a friendly relationship with. Look at how they do their details - do you get colour photos, a map of the area, a layout of the flat etc? Are they open on Saturday, when working people look in their windows. Also see if they'll bargain on what they charge. Don't necessarily go with the one who says they'll get you the highest price - this is a trick to reel you in.