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sunoco69

3,105 posts

50 months

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Saturday 4th August 2012 quote quote all
Dms86 said:
I work in motorsport. Mainly f1, gp2 and gp3. Love it! Travelling, good pay, fast cars oh and grid girls smile
Same here but lower end, F3, Historics, Britcar etc. Got to love those pit bunnies!

Papa Hotel

12,753 posts

67 months

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Saturday 4th August 2012 quote quote all
fking love it, today was brilliant, a great reminder of why I do my job. Finished 3 hours ago and still buzzing!

gerradiuk

1,669 posts

80 months

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Sunday 5th August 2012 quote quote all
I let houses & a few flats, I am fed up to the back teeth with it all, from tenants disappearing, finding out they have been claiming benefits from my properties in false names/bank accounts etc to builders who mess up it used to be "challenging" now its a bloody nightmare!

Cannot sell as i would lose a fortune of what is "supposed" to be our pension? Sounded a good idea in 2005 not ended up that wayrolleyes

I would love to be "Employed" no hassle etc just turn up & do the job go home forget about it ,sounds like heaven to me!

sunoco69

3,105 posts

50 months

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Sunday 5th August 2012 quote quote all
gerradiuk said:
I let houses & a few flats, I am fed up to the back teeth with it all, from tenants disappearing, finding out they have been claiming benefits from my properties in false names/bank accounts etc to builders who mess up it used to be "challenging" now its a bloody nightmare!

Cannot sell as i would lose a fortune of what is "supposed" to be our pension? Sounded a good idea in 2005 not ended up that wayrolleyes

I would love to be "Employed" no hassle etc just turn up & do the job go home forget about it ,sounds like heaven to me!
Swap you?

Pommygranite

5,582 posts

101 months

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Sunday 5th August 2012 quote quote all
Ade07 said:
Justayellowbadge said:
Ade07 said:
Justayellowbadge said:
Ade07 said:
Absolutely love my job, I'd have to really as some working days are 14 hours long. I'm self employed and I source residential properties for private investors. Running around sourcing properties, project managing the refurbishments and then renting them out, busy times!
Sorry, Ade. You're an Estate Agent.
Estate Agent! Ha, couldn't be further from the truth! Part of the company is managing & letting yes, but not estate agency.
Really?

So if I said you were the Dark Lord of the Sith, currently orbiting the forest moon of Endor, that would be closer to the truth?

If I suggested that you were serving with special forces in Afghanistan? Or serving Burgers at Newport Pagnell services?

Bus driver? Porn star? IT support bod? High court judge? Venezualean trauma surgeon? Unicorn trainer to the Pixie King?

Just about every convceivable occupation with the exception of yours is further from the truth.
Richard, you made the assumption that I'm an estate agent, I put you right that I'm not an estate agent. Simples.
From wiki:

An estate agent is a person or business that arranges the selling, renting or management of properties, and other buildings, in the United Kingdom and Ireland.


Mate, you're a fking estate agent.
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Mr Happy

4,473 posts

105 months

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Sunday 5th August 2012 quote quote all
I started my job, thinking woohoo but now, with the loss of most of my friends coupled with the lack of any form of social life means that I pretty much can't face getting up in the mornings.

I'm a rep, most people (on here anyway) would probably love a driving job - the freedom of the open road etc, but the flip side is that it is soul destroying, you're on your own for 8-9 hours a day, you have to be on top form all the time while driving because you could kill someone if you made a mistake, you see so much fktardery from the general public that you become desensitised to it and it can just suck the very life from your veins.

Edited by Mr Happy on Sunday 5th August 14:13

Ade07

440 posts

52 months

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Sunday 5th August 2012 quote quote all
Pommygranite said:
Ade07 said:
Justayellowbadge said:
Ade07 said:
Justayellowbadge said:
Ade07 said:
Absolutely love my job, I'd have to really as some working days are 14 hours long. I'm self employed and I source residential properties for private investors. Running around sourcing properties, project managing the refurbishments and then renting them out, busy times!
Sorry, Ade. You're an Estate Agent.
Estate Agent! Ha, couldn't be further from the truth! Part of the company is managing & letting yes, but not estate agency.
Really?

So if I said you were the Dark Lord of the Sith, currently orbiting the forest moon of Endor, that would be closer to the truth?

If I suggested that you were serving with special forces in Afghanistan? Or serving Burgers at Newport Pagnell services?

Bus driver? Porn star? IT support bod? High court judge? Venezualean trauma surgeon? Unicorn trainer to the Pixie King?

Just about every convceivable occupation with the exception of yours is further from the truth.
Richard, you made the assumption that I'm an estate agent, I put you right that I'm not an estate agent. Simples.
From wiki:

An estate agent is a person or business that arranges the selling, renting or management of properties, and other buildings, in the United Kingdom and Ireland.


Mate, you're a fking estate agent.
From wiki:
Buying agents (also known as relocation agents or property search agents) is a term used in the UK to describe people acting as agents on behalf of a buyer and not the seller, as do traditional Estate agents whose job is to obtain the maximum price for a property for the seller. Buying agents represent the buyer's interests and normally undertake negotiations on their behalf to acquire a property for the best possible price and terms. A buying agent should provide the following services. They should be finding property from the whole of the Market and making sure that the properties they show their clients are not only suitable but are good examples of both quality and value.

Hope this helps you understand the difference between a sourcing/buying agent and an estate agent. Cheers

crazy about cars

3,601 posts

54 months

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Sunday 5th August 2012 quote quote all
Ade07 said:
From wiki:
Buying agents (also known as relocation agents or property search agents) is a term used in the UK to describe people acting as agents on behalf of a buyer and not the seller, as do traditional Estate agents whose job is to obtain the maximum price for a property for the seller. Buying agents represent the buyer's interests and normally undertake negotiations on their behalf to acquire a property for the best possible price and terms. A buying agent should provide the following services. They should be finding property from the whole of the Market and making sure that the properties they show their clients are not only suitable but are good examples of both quality and value.

Hope this helps you understand the difference between a sourcing/buying agent and an estate agent. Cheers
No offence intended but that just sounds like another way of describing estate agents. It's like how car salesmen calls themselves "Automotive Consultant Executives" (A.C.E).


Mr Happy

4,473 posts

105 months

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Sunday 5th August 2012 quote quote all
crazy about cars said:
Ade07 said:
From wiki:
Buying agents (also known as relocation agents or property search agents) is a term used in the UK to describe people acting as agents on behalf of a buyer and not the seller, as do traditional Estate agents whose job is to obtain the maximum price for a property for the seller. Buying agents represent the buyer's interests and normally undertake negotiations on their behalf to acquire a property for the best possible price and terms. A buying agent should provide the following services. They should be finding property from the whole of the Market and making sure that the properties they show their clients are not only suitable but are good examples of both quality and value.

Hope this helps you understand the difference between a sourcing/buying agent and an estate agent. Cheers
No offence intended but that just sounds like another way of describing estate agents. It's like how car salesmen calls themselves "Automotive Consultant Executives" (A.C.E).
For what it's worth, it looks to me like an estate agent works on behalf of the person who owns the property, trying to secure as high a price for the property as they can, whereas a buying agent works on behalf of the prospective buyer of the property, trying to secure as low a price for the property as they can.

The only similarities there are the use of the word "agent".

Ade07

440 posts

52 months

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Sunday 5th August 2012 quote quote all
Mr Happy said:
crazy about cars said:
Ade07 said:
From wiki:
Buying agents (also known as relocation agents or property search agents) is a term used in the UK to describe people acting as agents on behalf of a buyer and not the seller, as do traditional Estate agents whose job is to obtain the maximum price for a property for the seller. Buying agents represent the buyer's interests and normally undertake negotiations on their behalf to acquire a property for the best possible price and terms. A buying agent should provide the following services. They should be finding property from the whole of the Market and making sure that the properties they show their clients are not only suitable but are good examples of both quality and value.

Hope this helps you understand the difference between a sourcing/buying agent and an estate agent. Cheers
No offence intended but that just sounds like another way of describing estate agents. It's like how car salesmen calls themselves "Automotive Consultant Executives" (A.C.E).
For what it's worth, it looks to me like an estate agent works on behalf of the person who owns the property, trying to secure as high a price for the property as they can, whereas a buying agent works on behalf of the prospective buyer of the property, trying to secure as low a price for the property as they can.

The only similarities there are the use of the word "agent".
^^^^ At last, well said! Exactly this, an estate agent works on behalf of the seller, a sourcing agent works on behalf of the buyer.

V8mate

36,985 posts

74 months

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Sunday 5th August 2012 quote quote all
Mr Happy said:
crazy about cars said:
Ade07 said:
From wiki:
Buying agents (also known as relocation agents or property search agents) is a term used in the UK to describe people acting as agents on behalf of a buyer and not the seller, as do traditional Estate agents whose job is to obtain the maximum price for a property for the seller. Buying agents represent the buyer's interests and normally undertake negotiations on their behalf to acquire a property for the best possible price and terms. A buying agent should provide the following services. They should be finding property from the whole of the Market and making sure that the properties they show their clients are not only suitable but are good examples of both quality and value.

Hope this helps you understand the difference between a sourcing/buying agent and an estate agent. Cheers
No offence intended but that just sounds like another way of describing estate agents. It's like how car salesmen calls themselves "Automotive Consultant Executives" (A.C.E).
For what it's worth, it looks to me like an estate agent works on behalf of the person who owns the property, trying to secure as high a price for the property as they can, whereas a buying agent works on behalf of the prospective buyer of the property, trying to secure as low a price for the property as they can.

The only similarities there are the use of the word "agent".
Apart from when your buying agent charges a percentage of the purchase price. In which case they are simply known as 'shyster'.

sunoco69

3,105 posts

50 months

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Sunday 5th August 2012 quote quote all
V8mate said:
Apart from when your buying agent charges a percentage of the purchase price. In which case they are simply known as 'shyster'.
woohoo

Ade07

440 posts

52 months

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Sunday 5th August 2012 quote quote all
V8mate said:
Mr Happy said:
crazy about cars said:
Ade07 said:
From wiki:
Buying agents (also known as relocation agents or property search agents) is a term used in the UK to describe people acting as agents on behalf of a buyer and not the seller, as do traditional Estate agents whose job is to obtain the maximum price for a property for the seller. Buying agents represent the buyer's interests and normally undertake negotiations on their behalf to acquire a property for the best possible price and terms. A buying agent should provide the following services. They should be finding property from the whole of the Market and making sure that the properties they show their clients are not only suitable but are good examples of both quality and value.

Hope this helps you understand the difference between a sourcing/buying agent and an estate agent. Cheers
No offence intended but that just sounds like another way of describing estate agents. It's like how car salesmen calls themselves "Automotive Consultant Executives" (A.C.E).
For what it's worth, it looks to me like an estate agent works on behalf of the person who owns the property, trying to secure as high a price for the property as they can, whereas a buying agent works on behalf of the prospective buyer of the property, trying to secure as low a price for the property as they can.

The only similarities there are the use of the word "agent".
Apart from when your buying agent charges a percentage of the purchase price. In which case they are simply known as 'shyster'.
That has to be the funniest comment ever. So, I'll just work for the fun of it then, why on earth would I expect to be paid? After that comment I presume you also work full time totally free of charge? Well done you!

V8mate

36,985 posts

74 months

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Sunday 5th August 2012 quote quote all
Ade07 said:
That has to be the funniest comment ever. So, I'll just work for the fun of it then, why on earth would I expect to be paid? After that comment I presume you also work full time totally free of charge? Well done you!
confused

Ade07

440 posts

52 months

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Sunday 5th August 2012 quote quote all
V8mate said:
Ade07 said:
That has to be the funniest comment ever. So, I'll just work for the fun of it then, why on earth would I expect to be paid? After that comment I presume you also work full time totally free of charge? Well done you!
confused
Just trying to explain that of course I charge a percentage of the purchase price, that's how I get paid for the service provided.

V8mate

36,985 posts

74 months

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Sunday 5th August 2012 quote quote all
Ade07 said:
V8mate said:
Ade07 said:
That has to be the funniest comment ever. So, I'll just work for the fun of it then, why on earth would I expect to be paid? After that comment I presume you also work full time totally free of charge? Well done you!
confused
Just trying to explain that of course I charge a percentage of the purchase price, that's how I get paid for the service provided.
And I'm saying that there's a massive conflict of interest in employing someone to get me the lowest possible price, when that agent's personal remuneration is predicated on the highest purchase price.

Ade07

440 posts

52 months

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Sunday 5th August 2012 quote quote all
V8mate said:
Ade07 said:
V8mate said:
Ade07 said:
That has to be the funniest comment ever. So, I'll just work for the fun of it then, why on earth would I expect to be paid? After that comment I presume you also work full time totally free of charge? Well done you!
confused
Just trying to explain that of course I charge a percentage of the purchase price, that's how I get paid for the service provided.
And I'm saying that there's a massive conflict of interest in employing someone to get me the lowest possible price, when that agent's personal remuneration is predicated on the highest purchase price.
Ah yes, but you really need to understand the process before making comments about the remuneration payable.

I mainly buy repossessed properties from auction on behalf of clients. A maximum bid price is agreed with the client but I receive a commission based on the ACTUAL purchase price, not the maximum bid agreed.
A recent example; maximum bid price agreed on a 2 bed terrace property 56k, managed to purchase the property for 41k, I receive a percentage based on the 41k not the 56k.

NobleGuy

7,046 posts

100 months

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Monday 6th August 2012 quote quote all
Ade07 said:
V8mate said:
Ade07 said:
V8mate said:
Ade07 said:
That has to be the funniest comment ever. So, I'll just work for the fun of it then, why on earth would I expect to be paid? After that comment I presume you also work full time totally free of charge? Well done you!
confused
Just trying to explain that of course I charge a percentage of the purchase price, that's how I get paid for the service provided.
And I'm saying that there's a massive conflict of interest in employing someone to get me the lowest possible price, when that agent's personal remuneration is predicated on the highest purchase price.
Ah yes, but you really need to understand the process before making comments about the remuneration payable.

I mainly buy repossessed properties from auction on behalf of clients. A maximum bid price is agreed with the client but I receive a commission based on the ACTUAL purchase price, not the maximum bid agreed.
A recent example; maximum bid price agreed on a 2 bed terrace property 56k, managed to purchase the property for 41k, I receive a percentage based on the 41k not the 56k.
Oh my..."No, I'm better than an estate agent. I am! I'm not even one. Look, the way I get paid proves it."
OK, get over it. Would you be happy with "Glorified Estate Agent" hehe

Landlord

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12,345 posts

142 months

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Monday 6th August 2012 quote quote all
NobleGuy said:
Ade07 said:
V8mate said:
Ade07 said:
V8mate said:
Ade07 said:
That has to be the funniest comment ever. So, I'll just work for the fun of it then, why on earth would I expect to be paid? After that comment I presume you also work full time totally free of charge? Well done you!
confused
Just trying to explain that of course I charge a percentage of the purchase price, that's how I get paid for the service provided.
And I'm saying that there's a massive conflict of interest in employing someone to get me the lowest possible price, when that agent's personal remuneration is predicated on the highest purchase price.
Ah yes, but you really need to understand the process before making comments about the remuneration payable.

I mainly buy repossessed properties from auction on behalf of clients. A maximum bid price is agreed with the client but I receive a commission based on the ACTUAL purchase price, not the maximum bid agreed.
A recent example; maximum bid price agreed on a 2 bed terrace property 56k, managed to purchase the property for 41k, I receive a percentage based on the 41k not the 56k.
Oh my..."No, I'm better than an estate agent. I am! I'm not even one. Look, the way I get paid proves it."
OK, get over it. Would you be happy with "Glorified Estate Agent" hehe
Exactly. Does it really fking matter?

Can we just get back on topic.

V8mate

36,985 posts

74 months

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Monday 6th August 2012 quote quote all
Landlord said:
Can we just get back on topic.
Shhh! We'd found someone to attack.

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