But what are the tricks of the trade that lie behind the sharp suits and commission charges?Property insiders – typically former estate agents who have moved on to become buying consultants – say there are three areas where estate agents sail as close to the wind as legally possible.A decidedly odd couple with ulterior motives convince Dr.Alan Grant to go to Isla Sorna (the second In Gen dinosaur lab.), resulting in an unexpected landing..unexpected new inhabitants on the island.
Their offices reinforce the belief that even in recessionary times, estate agents see themselves as Masters of the Universe, hitting the phones and scanning emails in pursuit of a quick sale.
The first is with property descriptions, the second is the photography of a home and the third is in the handling of viewings with potential buyers.
When it comes to property brochures and websites, Stephen King would be proud of the creativity exercised by some estate agents.
Stacks Property Search, a buying agency, has compiled a list of euphemisms found in details.
"It's worth understanding agents' jargon so that you can identify potential problems and question agents more closely rather than waste time on a viewing" says Stacks' Jo Aldridge.