Huge estate agent Viva Estates is fighting for its life

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Postby DecorDiva » Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:24 pm

Interesting one though

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Postby WCAUSE » Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:55 pm

I would be surprised if a Rabbit Hutch sold in Andalucia at the moment, the British media are haveing a field day here with Corruption headlines and tales of thousands of properties being illegaly built, and the local prosecutor going on record as saying he wants all the illegal builds demolished. leaving lots of home owners to take civil action against corrupt councils or dodgy solicitors and agents, good luck!!

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Postby julian » Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:49 pm

do you think only the british buy in andalucia? believe it or not the spanish buy here as well !! not to mention a lot of other nationalities !!

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Postby Jool » Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:43 pm

Yes Julian we have to remember that the rules are applied evenly to everyone regardless of nationality, unless you are a politician of course...... evil:

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From an ex Viva employee on another forum - says it all

Postby Jool » Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:41 am

Admin has removed a potentially libelous account that had been re-posted from another unnamed forum.

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Postby adam08 » Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:04 pm

But honestly, you have to laugh at the greed of of it all. :lol:

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life with Viva

Postby festival » Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:05 pm

How desperately sad that the extremely well written account of life with Viva by an ex employee has been removed!! but understand the reason when Viva advertise Expo7 here with this company! only hope your get paid!!

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Postby pigs-might-fly » Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:24 pm

Could the original poster point us to a site where we may view this account?
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Postby Jool » Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:13 am

I think it was www.spanishrealestateforum.com.com forum then go to today´s posts and you will see it there....... Don´t see why listing it here is libellous as it was one ex employee´s account - ie personal experience.............seems more like censorship to me.....

There is another great one, www.juanpedroproperty.com - you need good sound for this one, a spoof real estate agent that one of the big boys is using as an example of what not to do and to go with them....guess who the agent is (no its not Viva) ??

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Huge estate agent

Postby Chrissie » Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:43 pm

Thanks for that Jools. What a fascinating insight :roll:
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Postby DecorDiva » Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:57 pm

That was well worth a read and glad I am not one of the sellers that parted with the cash :D

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Postby Alpujarra » Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:24 pm

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Postby DecorDiva » Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:37 pm

Exactly I was quite taken back when they told me I would have to part with some cash just to be listed, guess that money paid for the Hot Properties magazine.

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Postby j4mes » Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:22 pm

Alpujarra wrote:Who in their right mind would give an estate agent 1,500 Euros up front just to list a property for sale? :roll:


Not sure of the "ins & outs" but my understanding was the big sales pitch that was the reduction of fees from 7% to 2%

Essentially they did reduce thier fees by this amount, but recouped the "loss" on "listing fees" etc.....

Buyers were touted that it was well worth listing the property at that price (especially with the largest bestest agency on the costa (LOL!)) in order to benefit from the reduced rate.....


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