OUTRIGHT CHEATING, FRAUD!
We had this terrible incident recently where we were straight away cheated out of a deal by this agent. To start with, there was literally one bidder (the second bidder stopped bidding after just one bid). We entered at this point speaking to the agent about the moving in date since we had a existing apartment that we had to sell. The agent clearly told us that the moving in date was very flexible and the seller was ready to wait until September/October (i even have a text message on this). With this condition, we entered the bid. After a few bids when we were still at the highest bid, the agent suddenly blocked our bid. I messaged her and also called her, but she neither messaged me nor returned my call for a while. Later on the same evening, at around 1930 the agent calls me and says that the first bidder spoke to her and offered a higher price (about 15K SEK more) and requested her to speak to the seller and that the seller wanted to close the deal immediately which she did! This was extremely unfair to us as she should have spoken to us also about the higher bid before speaking to the seller, and then the seller could have decided, of course. So basically, on retrospect, the realtor used us cleverly ONLY to increase the bid to a certain price so she could sell it to the first bidder who had a early moving in date (due to the fact they were first time buyers) when compared to us.
I do appreciate that it is the seller's choice on selecting the buyer, however in this case it was the agent driving this based on her target. She didn't mind or bother to think there was another party in the deal and how unjust/unfair this deal would be for them. She should have considered the active bidders before taking it to the seller otherwise WHAT IS THE POINT IN HOLDING A BID!?
In my opinion, this is literally a fraud. It is also sad that there is/would be no action taken against this agent and she proudly thinks she did the right thing, not a feeling of regret/guilt when i spoke to her the next day and complained. I hope the estate agency management takes a note of this and takes appropriate action, so at least in the future these dirty incidents don't occur.
Finally, I do want to emphasize that i am not unhappy because i lost the deal but only because this deal/bid has been totally unfair, unjust and unscrupulous!
NOTE: I am giving a star in the rating as it is mandatory to select a star, otherwise it would be negative!