Paul Parker

Registered with Property118.com
Thursday 31st October 2013


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 9

Paul Parker

12:14 PM, 8th February 2016
About 5 years ago

A Good Letting agent for Buy to Let Advice in Manchester?

Reply to the comment left by "Mark Alexander" at "08/02/2016 - 11:49":

LIke I said Mark, they have their place in the market, literally to get your property details on the big property portals. Then either do the actual letting and managing yourself, if possible or do a deal with a decent local agent (if you can find one) who will generally negotiate their fees. One day I'm sure online agents will be big enough and well staffed enough to offer proper local agents.... Read More

Paul Parker

11:46 AM, 8th February 2016
About 5 years ago

A Good Letting agent for Buy to Let Advice in Manchester?

Reply to the comment left by "Mark Alexander" at "04/02/2016 - 13:43":

Hi Mark

My only concern with online agents 'local agents' or property experts (Purple Bricks) is that their ground level knowledge is limited due to the large areas they tend to cover and their limited number of transactions in local areas. I absolutely belief they have a place in the marketplace but my experience is their local 'inside' knowledge is based on internet research which I can do so much better. Re Purple Bricks, my property expert who covered about three London Boroughs didn't have a clue, continually cancelled viewings (I'm guessing because she couldn't get enough applicants in her one hour slot to make it worth her while) and over three weeks got me one derisory offer. I eventually put in on Upad, paid the neighbour (who I knew) to undertake viewings and and got two decent offers within the week. Regards, Paul... Read More

Paul Parker

11:39 AM, 4th February 2016
About 5 years ago

A Good Letting agent for Buy to Let Advice in Manchester?

Hi Ozzy. I use to have a few modern flats in central Manchester but sold up a couple of years ago. My experience was finding quality tenants was always a challenge as competition was strong and capital gains were pretty ordinary so bear this in mind. Take advise from a decent local agent who has a ground level knowledge of what areas have decent yields and where quality tenants with good retention rates tend to locate. Be mindful of online agents 'local knowledge' as they tend to cover large areas and don't really know area from area. I've recently used Purple Bricks down in London - never again! Never used LettingSupermarket though so couldn't comment on them. Good luck, Paul... Read More

Paul Parker

10:58 AM, 10th March 2015
About 6 years ago

60 viewing requests, 19 viewings today - is it a record?

Ok, I didn't realise this was your website. Of course, you are well within your rights to advertise your businesses. I'm now in the know. Thanks,... Read More

Paul Parker

10:32 AM, 10th March 2015
About 6 years ago

60 viewing requests, 19 viewings today - is it a record?

This all sounds great but I think it is slightly disingenuous to suggest how great an agent or agency is (no matter how great they are) and then mention right at the end that you are a marketing consultant and director of said agency.... Read More