Who are move-makers.co.uk?

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A brochure came through my door today from a company called Movemakers Ltd, offering to buy our house. So I did a bit of research to try and find out more about them.

Move-makers on the web

On the move-makers.co.uk site they describe themselves as:

...a property investment company, who offer a government recognised service to help people who are trying to move home do so, without the risk of their sale falling through.

I'm not too sure what this phrase "government recognised service" means. Movemakers claim to work with local agents to carry out swift valuations and offer local knowledge. They offer to buy homes for cash to help people in various scenarios:

  • When a chain breaks down - this is their specialism
  • When they need to sell quickly
  • When they need to free up equity in their home
  • If they would be better to sell their home and then rent it back

The web site offer just an email address and 0800 phone number.

A google search returned very little apart from repeated mentions of their services on estate agent sites. I found one thread on moneysavingespert.com where somebody posed a question about them but there was hardly any response in the 9 months since.

The Movemakers brochure

The brochure I received gives a bit more information, specifically an office in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. It is the same street address (although maybe not the same office) as Hurst Estate Agents.

They provide a fairly complex example of a broken house chain solved by Movemakers intervention. They basically explain how their reduced offer in cash at the bottom of the chain is less painful as they help to negotiate lower prices all the way up.

However, their example describes a house on the market for £150k, the sale for which has fallen through. Movemakers then show how their offer of £130k saves the chain from collapse.

So even in their sales brochure which will be as positive as they dare, they are presenting a 13% reduction in price. In reality, you could perhaps expect this to be quite a bit lower.

They appear to liase with estate agents to intercept broken chains, and hence can jump on sellers at their most sensitive time. From what I can see, unless you are very desperate indeed, it may be wise to avoid using this type of service.

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author avatar AlPrice80
22nd Apr 2010 (#)

I'm trying to sell my house after a seperation. I had the move-makers letter through my door, needless to say I am always a little concerned when you recieve letters like this offering an 'easy' sell service. Should I be worried or am I being to precautious??

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author avatar Andrew Worrell
22nd Apr 2010 (#)

Hello. As a Regional Director, I would be delighted to discuss what Movemakers does as a company and allay any concerns you may have. Please call the number on our brochure and refer to this blog. I will then contact you personally. Thank you.

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author avatar Julie
30th Jan 2011 (#)

Move Makers bought my property in early 2008 as I was desperate to sell as I had moved to South Africa. However, I have still not received my 500 pounds deposit from them. On completion of the sale, I was told that I would get the deposit back in full. Despite many emails, I have had no reply.

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author avatar Andrew Worrell
7th Apr 2011 (#)

Hello. having just looked at this comment thread again I would ask that Julie contact me at apw@move-makers.co.uk and let me know the property address and contact details, I can deal with this immediately.

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author avatar Parker
12th Aug 2011 (#)

hi ive just read your e mail ,i had a letter through my door ,ive been in touch they will only offer me 25%less than the asking price ,they said there is no charge at all for searches ect ,has any body any information out there please

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author avatar Aleem
18th Feb 2013 (#)

I was in a similar situation and came across Box MX and cheated me with £315 and now either does not refund nor returns the call. Please stay clear of these guys. Cheats. They also own 247 parking. Guy I was dealing with is called Mark. One of the directors.

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author avatar Ron
27th May 2010 (#)

I phoned the no. at 10 ish this morning, all I got was answerphone message asking me to leave my details, which I did, its now 12hrs later and heard nothing. does't seem very efficient to me. I wont be calling them again.

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author avatar Richard
10th Nov 2010 (#)

I run an estate agency in the South West and several of our vendors are currently being 'touted' by this company. They have even rung us to try and find out specific house numbers. One of our vendors gave their brochure to us and I feel it is misleading as they appear to incinuate that the vendors will not have to pay fee's to their current estate agents as this will be a 'private sale'. A letter addressed to 'Dear Homeowner' does not constitute a private sale as they have clearly just been scouring area's/websites for property and only have this information as it is on the market with an estate agent! Be aware!!

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author avatar RandomSeller
2nd Jun 2010 (#)

Also got a brochure, done some research, Move-Makers (Company No. 05636918) changed name from CHAIN-SAVERS II LIMITED (Company No. 03915809) in 2006, which changed it's name from HOMESMART LIMITED in 2001

Can't seam to find any good or bad reviews of any of the companies which I find strange to say the least.

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author avatar Colin
17th Jun 2010 (#)

Interesting concept, but it does appear that they won't want to pay the valuation price, as there's no profit in that. Also they sent me a brochure because I had a For Sale sign up, so someone must be doing the rounds (or the agent is giving them lists!).

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author avatar G.Crabtree
20th Jan 2011 (#)

In answer to 'where do they get their info' I think its from large house selling websites they seem to watch which house is on the market for a long time. We have just received their brochure and I managed to speak to someone who seemed to be above board and honest in his replies to my queries. I will be doing more research on them though to see if they are what they seem to be.

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author avatar Chief Nut
25th Jun 2010 (#)

Thanks for all the comments - we've just sold our house so looks like we won't be needing this kind of service anytime soon!

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author avatar Jacky
28th Jul 2010 (#)

phoned them today on two seperate occasions for a veiwing and to ask if they were fsa registered but just got answer machine saying office open from 8am till 5.30pm mon til sat please leave your name address and phone number somthing is not right with that company something dodgy i say

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author avatar Tim Buxton
10th Sep 2010 (#)

I phoned them and spoke to a person and asked if they are regualted by any FS authority or Estate Agent Ombudsman and the person said he did not know

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author avatar Diva
2nd Aug 2010 (#)

Have just got through to this firm but person dealing with it on phone so going to ring me back - will keep you posted on whether or not they do

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author avatar S Ward
21st Aug 2010 (#)

Did you get any joy? I have had a brochure today and am just trying to find out if its worth a shot.

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author avatar Ralph
5th Aug 2010 (#)

We were verbally offered 75% of asking price. Not ideal, but if others in chain also prepared to accept that prices are over inflated anyway this makes a move possible.

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author avatar Tim
10th Sep 2010 (#)

They say that vendors do not have to pay agents fee but they obviusly find properties by looking at agents marketing so the vendor would still be lialbe for the agents fee

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author avatar Brian
5th Oct 2010 (#)

I received a brochure today, mine is up for sale chain free and I just want shot of it as it's empty, as I'm not stuck in a chain 75% seems a bit steep, anyone used the for a straight off sale if so what offer did they make, xx

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author avatar Russ
8th Oct 2010 (#)

Avoid these kind of companies they will rip you off

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author avatar Russ
8th Oct 2010 (#)

They approached a friend and offered them a very low price and because they were desperate they accepted and at the eleventh hour they wanted another 10,000 off,

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author avatar J
12th Oct 2010 (#)

Recieved a brochure last week...not sure hw legit or reliable these people are or if there are hidden agendas...would love some feedback, whether positive or negative!!

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author avatar Me
16th Oct 2010 (#)

Sale and rent back companies have to be authorised by the financial services authority (FSA). Cannot find Move Makers on the FSA register. http://www.fsa.gov.uk/register/firmSearchForm.do

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author avatar H
30th Jan 2011 (#)

Don't think they are regulated but may be registered with fsa... Very different. Caught something on Watchdog/ one show can't remember which the other day where such a company went bust and a couple had already signed over their house and not received a penny...

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author avatar Steve
16th Dec 2010 (#)

Had a glossy Movemakers brochure dropped through my vacant property`s letterbox(Dec 2010).Researched your website comments (and looked at other similar competitor) .When I contacted Movemakers-offered only 75% of valuation price...without even seeing the property! Also asked them if they were based at Hurst Estate Agents(same address)and the guy said they were the next floor up!! (yeah right!)My advice...there are enough sharks in this world!

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author avatar Ray
21st Jan 2011 (#)

Preying (to make a profit at someone else's expense) on the vulnerable, shred the brochure and bin it! I did.

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author avatar Michelle
27th Jan 2011 (#)

I also received a brochure not soon after we put our house up for sale in October. Glad I found this site as I will not be calling them. However, also received a letter from Home Buyer Bureau and Essex Homebuyers, has anyone got any feedback on either of these companies please?

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author avatar Andrew Worrell
7th Apr 2011 (#)

As a Regional Director of the company and having read the comments within the site, I would welcome the opportunity to discuss the services we offer with any of the contributors. 0800 068 4647. Thank you. Andrew Worrell.

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author avatar Not a mug
11th Apr 2011 (#)

Andrew mate, your be hard pushed to find any takers on here son

FSA worker

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author avatar Essexboy
13th Apr 2011 (#)

Hear, hear! Thanks for this useful thread. I just received a brochure this morning and am putting it straight in the recycling bin right now. All kinds of companies have been writing to us since our agents put a for sale sign outside our home. Worrying that some people might be so desperate that they may contact this 'company' and get ripped off. I rang my estate agent to warn him in case other vendors in our area receive them and aren't aware it's a con. The market is tough so people may be tempted. We've spent years doing up our home & aren't about to sell it to scam artists. I'd sooner take it off the market than do that.

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author avatar Steve
27th Apr 2011 (#)

Just had their brochure, decided to do a little research and found this thread. I must say I wouldnt ever bother with any company that writes "The Homeowner", Unsolicited correspondence should always be binned. I have notified my estate agent regarding this and to warn their other clients....

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author avatar Gary
14th May 2011 (#)

God bless this forum. I almost called these guys. I don't like having my pants pulled down unless it's by the wife. Send em down with Osama to the cold crushing black depths.! Soldier on.

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author avatar Gill
14th May 2011 (#)

Thanks to all you guys - as a divorced person desperate to sell up and 'start again' I almost called Movemakers. I won't be doing so now.....

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author avatar Brian Worthing
19th May 2011 (#)

I called Movemakers as me and the wife had found our dream home and didnt want to lose it. We spoke to the advisor and he was straight up said roughly 75% of value gave me an example off my asking price but said it might be lower depending on their valuation. So we had the valuation, yes it was a bit lower than they had quoted but only marginally. They then negotiated with the chain and got us an exeptional deal on what we wanted to buy. (30k off!) So we accepted and completed within 28 days and we didnt have to pay any fees or even our agents fees (as they are private buyers).They did offer a discount if you wanted to use there solicitors but we declined that as we wanted our solicitor to check to see if there was any fine print but there wasnt. Probably not for everyone but really helped us get where we wanted to be.

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author avatar Rosalind Mercer
20th May 2011 (#)

If it sounds too good to be true invariably it is. In order to make a profit of course they will offer a derisory figure.They are like wolves who prey on the vulnerable lambs who cannot sell their houses. Leave alone!!

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author avatar George Shaw
21st May 2011 (#)

I heard from them even though my property is not bein.
IiI

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author avatar Norman Giller
24th May 2011 (#)

I notice an Andrew Worrell bravely putting his head above the parapet as a spokesman for Movemakers. Please give us background facts on you and your company Andrew to win/earn our trust. At the moment this thread is working five to one against you. As an 'old git' widower trying to sell I cannot afford to be ripped off, so please convince me that Movemakers are straight. Where are your genuine recommendations?

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author avatar Andrew Worrell
14th Jun 2011 (#)

Hello. I am happy to talk to anyone about what we do, both in order to put minds at rest and to correct various inaccuracies detailed in this blog. Please call me on the FREEPHONE number on the brochure or via this thread.

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author avatar Nxxx Mxxxxxx
10th Nov 2011 (#)

Andrew instead of people having to ring you why not put on how much you offer, i am an estate agent whom you have contacted and will be putting you to the test? as i know the value of my property in the current market i will be intersted in the offer made

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author avatar Sceptical
25th May 2011 (#)

My brochure arrived today my house is on the market and I really want to sell and have already dropped my price. Thanks for having this thread . I think I will cope with the commute and hang on.

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author avatar Wary of Blackpool
30th May 2011 (#)

Very much appreciate all these comments as I also have received MoveMakers brochure and was tempted to call. Now less inclined to do so. Seems to me all us eager house vendors should get together and help each other out. I have 3-bed semi with garden in Blackpool, and seeking similar in Morecambe. Just want to relocate.

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author avatar Al
6th Oct 2011 (#)

has anyone out there been contacted by a company called BeSold property buyers. Have tried to find out about them but keep hitting a brick wall. thanks.

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author avatar RichardG
2nd Jun 2011 (#)

Movemakers (and similar companies) make their money by a commission deal when they "arrange a survey valuation" paid for by the vendor. They can't lose - if the sale falls through they keep the surveyor's commission and if it goes ahead the survey will find many faults to devalue the property. At that stage the vendor will have accrued solicitor and other expenses.

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author avatar James G
8th Mar 2013 (#)

I agree with Richard, the flaw in what appears to be a good deal lies in the survey costs and as he says at that stage you are heavily committed financially and from there on it can be a case of many sleepless nights.

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author avatar Sandra skeer
5th Apr 2013 (#)

i have recently been in touch with Movemakers,offer they made too low,they appear to devalue market price,i lost confidence, after reading this forum sellers are vunerable not stupid and we are not going to give Movemakers 30 40 grand on the sale,this is a nightmare for the seller,and survey costs could devalue further,i like the concept movemakers can negotiate price on buying your next property by possibly buying at a discount but the margin of loss on the first sale is far too high,this service is not for everyone in my opinion but may work for some who are prepared to take a hit on the home they have lovingly cared for, for 23years like i have, it appears to me that the vendor looses quite a heffty chunk of money on the transaction,who benifits in the end the seller or Movemakers.

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author avatar Not to be hoodwinked York
9th Jun 2011 (#)

thank goodness for these threads i too recieved their glossy brochure today and this site comimed my initial thoughts.....rip off merchants at our expense

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author avatar Mary
16th Jun 2011 (#)

I had a brochure through from this company but fortunately my house has been sold. They are working on old information. I calculated what their offer was likely to be and I have got more (even at a reduced price) by selling through my estate agent. I also saw the programme on companies like this on the TV. I personally wouldn't go down this route, I think its too risky.

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author avatar Yoshimitsusrevenge
29th Jun 2011 (#)

Facts: they offered 75% of the current market price....which if desparate like me is acceptable.

However, my house is already reduced by 20% (from £250K to £200K)....so, 75% off £200K, means that in effect, the cash offer represents roughly 60% off the true market value.

Anyone wishing to use movemakers, should contact their current estate agent to increase their house price to the true market value- just don't overinflate your house price ;)

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author avatar Yoshimitsusrevenge
29th Jun 2011 (#)

...so i will not be taking that offer.

Have a word with Fox & Sons, as they may be able to give you better options- I was told by them that many repo'd properties are given to them to sell.

My dilema nos is how do i pull out of a single agency contract with my current estate agent to go multi agency with FOx & Sons?? I cannot wait for 2 more months for the contract to run out. Hmmm!

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author avatar Feverdiva
4th Jul 2011 (#)

I got their brochure at the weekend and was toying with the idea of contacting them. House has been up for 4 years and has been reduced considerably already so taking an offer of only 75% is out of the question. I think their service may be good for certain exceptional circumstances but, for most of us, is simply isn't worth the hit to your pocket. Government needs to do something to get banks lending sensibly again so people can stop renting and get on the property ladder!!!!!

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author avatar Simon
7th Aug 2011 (#)

A question to Andrew Worrell.

You have been asked to waylay any fears people may have about your business on this forum, but your replies has been to give you a call.
I would ask that you waylay the fears by posting your companies record and policy on this thread. By doing this you will have committed yourself on record to a large audience, who may wish to quote you, so would you be willing to voice to the masses and not on a one to one bases, where an individual may fall pray to well crafted sales patter?
You see, not only has the internet allowed your industry to find all property on the market and pitch to them; it has the adverse effect of allowing potential victims to research the hunter, we are not easy pray anymore!

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author avatar Andrew Worrell
26th Aug 2011 (#)

I am happy to post on this thread - as you rightly point out, it is an excellent medium in which to communicate to a very large audience.

Let me elaborate a little on what Movemakers does. We purchase property of any type or condition at a percentage of the market value, typically 70 - 80% of what we believe we can sell it for. A large number of people who use this service are involved in chains and where possible, we help them to spread this discount across each link of the chain. This makes it far more affordable for the customer. However, this does not work for everyone. All dealings with our company, from initial enquiry up to an exchange of contracts is entirely without cost and obligation to the customer. Movemakers takes the commercial risk that the property will not achieve what we think it will. Every offer put forward is made subject to contract and survey but there no charges or fees for this at any point and the customer is able to withdraw at any stage with no liability whatsoever.

I do not feel that the internet's ability to allow consumers to research companies and services is 'adverse' in any way - just the opposite. It allows companies to market themselves effectively and for people to make objective and informed decisions based on all available evidence and not 'sales patter.'

Thank you for the opportunity to reply to your request for information. I am happy to do so again if the need arises but I must stress that each situation is different as each property is different - that is why talking is also vital to fully explore every individual case.

Let me know, anyone, if more information is needed on any aspect of what we do. We are not an internet-only based company as many investment companies are so we are happy to speak to anyone about any specific issues out there.

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author avatar Fluffy
28th Nov 2011 (#)

Hi Andrew,

You requested responses on your comment of 26th August. I have two thoughts ... first others are correct what you are doing is simply running a business, I think what makes it feel like scam to many of the people who are commenting is the method which you are using to get our contact details, and also the random references to your background on TV as if this somehow suggests legitimacy. However your business proposal does currently seem fairly straightforward .... and anyone that doesn't think you are going to offer a lower than market value price is simply not thinking through the options.

However my concern is much more about the fact that you are going to potentially use the same agent who is pressuring the vendor to reduce the price to value the property. Surely at its best / worst this is a classic case of business related incest?

We thankfully checked out an excellent site before engaging our Estate Agent, www.theadvisory.co.uk and I would urge everyone on this site to read up on this site. This allowed us to negitotiate a contract with our agent which ensured they only got paid if they actually did some work.

Sadly the agent decided not to do any work apart from the obvious online portal advertising. The new agency we are using is an online agency with fixed price fee's and providing a better service so far than any other agency.

I am still interested in the movemakers service as I think if we don't get something moving soon I will be calling them but as I mentioned I am concerned that the same people that were pressuring me to reduce the sale price will now be deciding how much moeny my house is worth!

Andrew, I would appreciate your view on this one!

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author avatar Andrew Worrell
2nd Feb 2012 (#)

Apologies for the delay in coming back to you on this specific post.
Without knowing a little more about your situation and geographical location, it is difficult to comment specifically but in short we use Estate Agents in parallel with our own efforts and research. I personally view many properties prior to making an offer instead of an Estate Agent, as do my colleagues. Again, I would welcome the opportunity to discuss things with you - send me an email through our website and I can then contact you.
To correct the point you made regarding my background - I have never been on television - my colleague Jonathan however used to present a property show on the BBC.

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author avatar Susan
25th Aug 2013 (#)

i have just been reading every ones comments i too recieved a brochure our house is currently on the market for 340.00 , only recieving 70/ 80% is a big drop and seems unfair. how exactly do you make your money if there are no charges or deposits,

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author avatar Grannie949
7th Aug 2011 (#)

Since my house has been on the market (3 years) we have been sent a brocheur several times from this company.I was being tempted to approach them, but I am so glad that I did not,We are needing to downsize due to my mobility problems.Their offer seems ideal till I have read what you ahve to say, thank you so much for this very useful forum...I love the above comment..made by simon...A question to Andrew Worrell..I wonder if it is worth waiting to see what his reply is,or should I just take my house off the market and struggle on..???

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author avatar Andrew Worrell
7th Sep 2011 (#)

Hello. I have posted a reply to the questions posed by Simon, who will no doubt respond. Call us if you do want a chat about your specific situation.

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author avatar ANGEL
12th Aug 2011 (#)

Our house has been on the market since Nov 09, sold property in july 10 house sale fell through Dec 10 due to our purchasers house sale fallen through, we were then left with hefty solic bill.just received movemakers brochure was tempted but after reading all comments thinking twice.but anyone genuinly wanting to buy e.mail . AngelSpirit53@gmail.com

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author avatar Mark Humphreys
23rd Aug 2011 (#)

Andrew Worrell wrote to me as Regional Director, inviting me to contact Head Office, in Aylesbury. I live in Yorkshire - how big is the Region that AW directs (where did you receive his letter...?)

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author avatar Julian
30th Aug 2011 (#)

Friends have asked me to investigate Movemakers after a brochure was posted through the door. I would like to thank you all for the comments above. The way I see it, is there is no sugar daddy who is going to pay you your asking price. They are serious negotiators, who are looking for maximum return on their profits. hence the offers of 70 to 80% of the asking price. My friends are going to give them a try so we shall see. But thanks to all your comments. My friends are going into this with their eyes wide open. i will keep you posted of the comments. But I have not found any thing negative on the web.

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author avatar Ron H
4th Sep 2011 (#)

My house was initially valued at £190k but after being with 2 different estate agents for a year it's now down to £165k. Can you imagine just how much Movemakers would offer me now at just 75% of its current asking price!! I'll be getting a loan from Natwest as I'll be moving into a vacant possession bungalow which has also just been reduced to only £10k below mine instead of paying over £40k to those moneygrabbers. Brochure is now in recycling bin.

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author avatar RRBM
17th Sep 2011 (#)

I really must object to some of the childish and shortsighted comments made on this thread.
It is neither illegal nor a 'scam' to make money. Movemakers are a commercial operation whos purpose is to make money. I suspect most people who have commented here go to work each morning to do the same, although your own career, I doubt, you class as a scam or 'moneygrabbing'.
Movemakers are quite clear in that they normally offer around 70-80% of the market value. This may suit some people especially if Movemakers can then negotiate up the chain and enable everyone to move house.
There service is not suited to everyone, myself included as I am only selling following a marital breakdown and therefore cannot offset my loss against any 'discount' on the property I might be buying.
I won't be contacting them as I need to achieve as higher sale price as possible to regain some of my expenditure and am only selling. It is not however a scam.

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author avatar Andrew Worrell
19th Sep 2011 (#)

Thank you, RRBM, for your comment. If anyone has anything further to add, I would welcome a reply to my posting of the 26 August.

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author avatar Mrs E
28th Sep 2011 (#)

I received a letter and brochure a few weeks ago - my property has been on the market since May. It is from the Regional Director, Jonny Benarr, and he mentions he was one of the presenters on the BBC programme To Buy or Not To Buy. I was tempted to ring and make an appointment as I felt that gave the firm a lot more credance but now I'm not so sure.

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author avatar Deanooo
29th Sep 2011 (#)

just got letter today i was tempted to be honest!!! but 75% of asking price is a rip off....Guess i will just have to play the waiting game!!!

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author avatar Al
6th Oct 2011 (#)

has anyone out there been approached by a company called BeSold property buyers.I have been trying to find out about there company but the drawn a blank. They are one of these companies that asks the vendor to pay for the survey, they choose the surveyor then suddenly there are problems all over the property, problems that dont even exist For instance the report said that our roof would need replacing during the term of a morgage, what sort of thing is that to say, it either needed repaired or it didnt. It also said that our town had a history of coal mining. and that the gas fire in the lounge needed a safety report as it did not seem in good order. In fact we didnt have a gas fire in the lounge it was a brand new electric fire straight out of the box so that there wasnt just a great big hole in the harth We think that Besold and the surveyor were working together, it certainly seemed that way. Has anyone else come accross them.

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author avatar Gadget
30th Oct 2012 (#)

Oh yes...avoid them like the plague. They are Con merchants who are going to try and rip you off. they give a decent offer, then when its time to exchange they lower it SUBSTANTIALLY so that you withdraw and they do not have to return your money...ITS A CON be aware!

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author avatar Al
6th Oct 2011 (#)

has anyone out there been approached by a company called BeSold property buyers.I have been trying to find out about there company but the drawn a blank. They are one of these companies that asks the vendor to pay for the survey, they choose the surveyor then suddenly there are problems all over the property, problems that dont even exist For instance the report said that our roof would need replacing during the term of a morgage, what sort of thing is that to say, it either needed repaired or it didnt. It also said that our town had a history of coal mining. and that the gas fire in the lounge needed a safety report as it did not seem in good order. In fact we didnt have a gas fire in the lounge it was a brand new electric fire straight out of the box so that there wasnt just a great big hole in the harth We think that Besold and the surveyor were working together, it certainly seemed that way. Has anyone else come accross them.

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author avatar Sceptical
14th Oct 2011 (#)

Like many others, our property has been on the market for some time and the brochure dropped on our mat this morning.
I too have spent time trying to find out about the company...there appears to be a number of Directors, Jonny Benarr, a well know face on TV, being one of them.
It's nice to think that you could get an answer to your problems, by going this route, but people have already dropped their prices to try and achieve sales. Our house started at £325,000 (we weren't contacted then!), then dropped to £299,950 (still no contact) and now at £289,950, we have contact!!!
Whilst, this route would be very tempting, we may do what a previous seller has done in the area...their house was on at £315,000, then dropped to £299,000 followed by £275,000...it is now on at £339,950! Wonder if they've had a brochure too?

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author avatar BeeJay2
18th Oct 2011 (#)

Couldn't agree more with RRBM
also AWs 26th August posting. My property is on the market & have just received the "dreaded envelope" from Movemakers, hence my interest in this forum. Why some are saying that they are glad they have not called this company & that they are a scam outfit, is a complete nonsense. The phone call is free! & to call the offer a scam needs some sort of proof from the one doing the condemning.
I may or may not call this company & listen to what is on offer, at the end of the day it will be an informed decision, also as to how "desperate" I am or otherwise, to use them. But reading forums like this can sometimes throw up interesting facts, but alas, somtimes just mindless comments based on nothing at all.
BJ

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author avatar JohnH
29th Oct 2011 (#)

No, probably not a scam, and the 'service' may suit some (probably few) people.
However, what is close to dishonest is the illustration in the brochure (paying £130 k for a £150k house). This is a discount of just over 13% - yet as even Mr Worrell admits above, their offer will typically be 70-80% of value.
Why not be totally honest in your brochure's illustration, and indicate that the £150k house actually gets an offer of typically £112k .. possibly even £105k

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author avatar Doris Day
7th Nov 2011 (#)

My one bed flat has been on the market since July. Having reduced the asking price a few weeks ago I received a Move-makers brochure last week. I concluded that there is no harm in contacting them to get a valuation so I got in touch with them today and am awaiting a call back.
However, since doing so I have visited RiskDisk which is a company credit report website search facility. I typed in Move-makers company registration number and interestingly, Jonny Benarr is not listed as a Director and their risk is stated as 'Credit Rating is Suspended' which is quite frankly alarming. Maybe this isn't a 'scam', however, there is definitely something very iffy about this lot and I will not be proceeding with a valuation.
To those of you who are looking to contact Move-makers should exercise extreme caution.

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author avatar Nxxx Mxxxxxx
10th Nov 2011 (#)

As an estate agent i am going to try the service and see how it compares

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author avatar Darrell Coe
4th Dec 2011 (#)

There are some bizarre comments on here. "I was going to ring them, I will not bother now" "Thank God I saw this website, I shall keep well away" etc etc.
There is nothing bad written about Movemakers on here, why be so defensive? People on this thread have had their houses for sale for FOUR years and they expect a company to come and buy them for the full asking price? Grow up, wake up, and smell the roses. The company has to turn a profit and if your house has not sold in four years it is too expensive. I am going to use these people, I shall report my experience.
Which will be the first experience reported on here.

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author avatar Darrell coe
3rd Jan 2012 (#)

Here is what happened with my dealings with this company,
My house was for sale for two months at £275000, as was recommended by three different estate agents. I reduced it myself to £250,000 because I honestly believed I would be missing a lot of potential buyers who use £250,000 as an upper search parameter.
Anyhoo, to cut a story short, they started down playing my home, suggesting (without ever seeing it) that it is worth some £50,000 less than the local valuers say it is.
Incidentally the house was valued two years ago by a surveyor, who are the only people allowed to give official valuations, at £375,000.

I said that they were being silly and that the house was worth far more than £225000, just take a look and it is obvious, so they sent one their valuers and it seems we were all wrong, the house WAS worth only £225,000 all along.

From this figure they offered me £160,000 for my house. So less than 60% of the value given by locally trained valuers.

I think the basic 'con' (for want of a better word) here, is that they give you 70-80% of what THEY think your house is worth.
They offered me 72%, by the way,

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author avatar Darrell coe
12th Jan 2012 (#)

Good news, I have just accepted an offer on my property of £10, 000 more than they valued it at.

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author avatar John McGuinness
8th Nov 2013 (#)

Well done Darrel you are the first person who told it the way it really, Talked the Talk and Walked the Walk. I have read every post on this site up to now and I am fed up with the "knockers" who do nothing but complain and most annoying advise others without any real information just plain narrow mindedness.

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author avatar Andrew Worrell
9th Feb 2012 (#)

I would like to add my congratulations to Darrell Coe on finding a buyer. As his experience illustrated, we cannot help everyone but strive to be transparent in the mechanism we employ to formulate offers to help people move.

I don’t want to go over ground already covered here but I would reiterate the offer I made in previous posts to speak to anyone with questions or comments regarding the service they receive whilst communicating directly with Movemakers.

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author avatar Emmilou
8th Feb 2012 (#)

hello everyone, I also don't see this as a scam, they need to make there money. My house got valued at £169,950 by 3 separate agents in june 2011, I got advised to drop it to offers over £160.000 which ive done and ive had lots of offers the last one of £157.000 I accepted but has now fallen through as they couldnt get there mortgage (agents job to check!! ) I need a quick sale so read the Advisory web site and it makes for good reading. They advised me to try the House Buyer Bureau which I shall do next week after the 2 new viewings that are booked for this saturday, ill let you know.

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author avatar Ita
25th Jun 2012 (#)

Hello has anybody used House buyers bureau? i am thinking about registering interest but not sure.

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author avatar Peetz
8th Feb 2012 (#)

I too have been contacted by BeSold Property Buyers. They offered a very good rate, but as soon as the offer was accepted started to ask for a deposit of a few hundred pounds towards the cost of the survey. This was said to be fully refundable upon completion. When I wrote back stating I would not pay a deposit as it was the role of the buyer, they started giving reasons for me to pay before eventually pulling out of the purchase. Smells of SCAM to me!!!

Also, when I have researched into the company I find that it is owner is a Mark Grantham. He also owns a number of other companies including Decision Homebuyers, 247 parking and Box MX Ltd. However, when I called BeSold I always got through to a guy called Mark Whittaker. And, all letters and emails were from a Mark Whittaker. I have never had any other correspondence from any other persons. Coincidence? Could be.

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author avatar Andrew Worrell
9th Feb 2012 (#)

In contrast to the company mentioned above, Movemakers does not levy a charge to the vendor at any point in the transaction.

I would love to hear from anyone who might wish to receive an offer from us on that basis.

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author avatar Rog
27th Oct 2012 (#)

Exactly my experience! Only I was stupid enough to pay a fee. Suddenly 4 weeks into the process the house wasn't worth the firm offer they assured me of. Absolute rogues. Besold? Be warned might be better

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author avatar George
19th Mar 2012 (#)

I can't comment on Movemakers but someone asked for advice regarding BeSold. Do not under any circumstances engage their services. This is an unscrupulous 'company' who are preying on people wanting a quick sale. This is how it works. They contact you when they see your property hasn't sold and ask for money up front for a survey to be carried out (which will be refunded if you complete in a month) They then avoid answering the phone and come up with spurious reasons why they can't proceed, even though it was them who made an offer in the first place. In the end, the month expires - they make a ridiculously low offer and you don't get your money back because they took over a month to discuss things with their 'underwriters' (hmmm I don't think so!!) and they claim that they need additional 'local intelligence' in addition to the survey you have paid for (getting the picture). You can't win, they pocket the money, end of unscrupulous exercise! Be Warned!

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author avatar Dave
27th Apr 2012 (#)

Wish I had read seen your page earlier. I have always been suspicious of any home buyer company but when approached by BeSold was assured that the fee of £245 would be paid for a local survey by Countrywide.
I met with the surveyor at my house and thought it was all ok. Mark Whittaker always answered the phone or called back the same day however there were always problems with the ‘underwriters’ or delay in getting the ‘valuation report’.
Two days before completion we get a letter from a Martin Evans to say that they were unable to proceed on the original offer as it was too high. They then kindly offered to make another offer if I wanted one.
Surprisingly I got a copy of the report which was very brief but compared my 3 bed property to a few 2 bed properties in the same road, and another 3 bed in cheaper area. This valuation was £20 to £30K less than the local estate agents. With their 75 to 85% offer this would be another £20 to £30K reduction.
In the end I would be only getting half what the house was originally valued at by local agents.
Needless to say I have not proceeded!

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author avatar Rog
27th Oct 2012 (#)

My lord. Exactly the same experience I had. Absolute sharks! Total scum. Why does the law not legislate against these unscrupulous companies???

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author avatar Rog
27th Oct 2012 (#)

Oh my lord. I wish I had seen this a month ago! Yeah this company has done exactly the same to me! Down to the last detail.

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author avatar JanF
3rd Jun 2012 (#)

I notice that their company registration gives a different telephone contact number. Extract from the page:
Company Information

Registration Date: 27/11/2005
Registration Number: 05636918
Type: Private Limited with share capital

Accounts filed on: 05/08/2011
For period to: 31/03/2011
Category: Small

Registered Address
FIRST FLOOR OFFICES,
7-9 KINGSBURY SQUARE
AYLESBURY
HP20 2JA


Advertise on this website
Activities
SIC classification code: 7012
SIC classification: BUYING & SELLING OF OWN REAL ESTATE

Telephone
08452468088

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author avatar Darrell Coe
15th Jun 2012 (#)

Well I am all paid up and moved out. I am so glad I did not let them or their agents talk down the price of my lovely house.

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author avatar Paul Rushforth
20th Jun 2012 (#)

Movemakers sent me a brochure with the illustration that shows around about 13% discount. I then rang the company only to be told the offer was likely to be around 75% (25% lower than valuation). I call upon Andrew Worrell to be honest. The company appears to be pretty straight but then lets itself down by nearly doubling the discounted offer.

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author avatar Andrew Worrell
22nd Jun 2012 (#)

To be absolutely clear, the illustration in the brochure is designed to explain the process by which the discount we require can be spread along a chain.

We have, over the last few years, had to adapt to market changes and an evolving business model and that has meant the percentage discount we require has changed too. To be clear, we purchase property at between 70% and 80% of its market value but try to look at each situation on its own merits and can, on occasion pay more.

I am pleased that we are perceived to be honest in our dealings with the public – we are currently redesigning our marketing material to reflect the services we offer, including acting in partnership with a growing number of national corporate organisations.

If anyone has further questions, please feel free to contact me through our Head Office.

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author avatar Darrell Coe
23rd Jun 2012 (#)

That is simply not true Andrew, you offer 70% of YOUR value, not market value. Come on, please be straight. You offered a trifling amount for our house and we sold it weeks later for a lot lot more. Market value?

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author avatar Jeremy Davis
5th Jul 2012 (#)

'Proof of concept' is what you need to give Mr Worrell.
I get this all the time when I get contacted by someone offering something that sounds too good to be true.
The answer is always 'Oh uh, data protection rules mean we cant give you any references or actual case studies'. (or in fact ANY evidence that the scheme works).
Try it next time someone tries to sell you something that sounds too good to be true.....

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author avatar Billy Williams
26th Jun 2012 (#)

My daughter's little house is locally valued at £105K. MoveMakers reduced this to £95K, reasons not stated, then offered £60K. Nowhere near 75 -80% even of their valuation!

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author avatar Barry
28th Jun 2012 (#)

I enquired with a few companies about the sale of my house in Bristol after having no success with a local estate agent and an online (so called) estate agent for nearly a year. Having been in the property industry for more than 20 years I was interested to see what service was like from quick sale companies.

All of the quotes I received were pretty much the same but I ended up going ahead with BeSold property buyers, they seem like one of very few that actually buy properties themselves rather than trying to sell the property using an option agreement, not something I know too much about.

Overall I was pleased with everything. I notice that some posters have commented on the comparables on the survey report. My survey report also included properties that were quite different to mine, but from experience I know this is just what surveyors do to 'weigh up' sales in the local area. My property is very different from others in the local area and there have been very few sales anyway, so finding a direct comparable would be difficult!

If it wasn't for some complications with the purchase of my new house the sale would have gone through very quickly. All in all I was very pleased with the service from BeSold. i sold for below market value but I suppose the alternative was no sale at all - I could have carried on waiting another year for my estate agent to find me a buyer, I just chose a quick sale for a lower offer.

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author avatar Jeremy Davis
5th Jul 2012 (#)

This is a handy forum for Mr Worrell. Well then Mr Worrell, please now let us have some actual examples, real case studies instead of 'the illustration in the brochure designed to explain the process'.... I too could design a mathematical model to illustrate some amazing results... all dependant on the 'input' figures which of course I make up and cant actually substantiate. You know, it would not be too hard to do what is being done here without even actually buying a property. What you do is contact the local agent and ask him if he knows of any buyers interested at 75% of the asking price, you do a deal between the three of you, taking a fat commision, and laugh all the way to the bank. The only one who loses is the seller.
Is it 'buyer beware' or is it 'seller beware'!

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author avatar Wonder woman
8th Jul 2012 (#)

I've just been on the Advisory?co.uk site, and having gone thru their query process have been recommended to contact Home Buyer Bureau. Does anyone have experience of this company? And it maybe that they have recently set up or changed their name from another agency (perhaps because of insolvency) but would welcome any informed response.

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author avatar Stephen
18th Jul 2012 (#)

I have just had a phone conversation with Home Buyer Bureau (HBB) and wanted to update this thread, which I read with interest beforehand but was disappointed by the lack of real feedback.

My scenario is this: we were about to exchange on our purchase when our buyer pulled out due to a late-stage failed mortgage application. Obviously we were gutted and very upset. We spoke to our agents and asked them to drop our asking price by £10,000 out of panic. We then decided to give the quick sale option a go and settled on Home Buyer Bureau. I filled out the web application and got a "rough quote" of 75% to 85% of value. We were OK with the concept of taking this huge price drop as we are well aware of how these companies make money, although 75% would've seriously compromised our plans.

3 hours later I got a phone call for more details, the purpose of which is to give you a formal offer. Originally our house was valued by 2 estate agents at 190,000 and we accepted an offer at 189,000 (the sale that fell through). This was the value I gave to HBB because I believe this is the market value of our house, since more than one person has been prepared to pay this. However, because we dropped our price to 180,000 out of panic, this was what HBB now considered the market value. There was a slight insinuation that I was trying to mislead them, even though we only dropped our price 2 days previously as I explained to them. Anyway, to cut this long story short they begrudgingly offered me 75% of 190,000, I refused and the woman said "that's what I thought you'd say". No negotiation. I wasn't expecting full value and we are feeling desperate, but when push came to shove I wasn't prepared to give away 25% of my hard earned money. It's funny how you convince yourself that you would take 75%, but when it comes to actually being offered that you will realise that you're just not that desperate after all. In my opinion I believe HBB only ever offers a flat 75% regardless of your house, location etc. I hope this helps someone.

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author avatar Spanners
26th Jul 2012 (#)

we are currently dealing with ,movemakers having accepted an offer from them ,involving taking a cheaper and smaller property in part exchange (were downsizing ) we were due to move on the 6th of july but that got delayed by solicitors ,, so are moving dat all singed and agreed was friday the 27th ,,tommorow morning,, but due to some one in there haed office who hasnt done ther paperwork meens we wont be moving ,, IT WAS NICE TO FIND OUT AT 4.30PM, THIS AFTERNOON ,,,NOT,!!!!! also the said paperwork wont be done untill atleast next wednesday as the said person isnt in work monday or tuesday,,, so after losing time off work and having to cancle removal trucks ,etc,,etc we now feel like tell ,,johny, boy, and the two bit outfit where to stick it,,
21 to 28 days he said ,,its nearly 3 months in total,,
one dissatisfied customer,,,,

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author avatar Spanners
27th Jul 2012 (#)

right please let me clear this up as i am now no longer involved with the above deal with ,movemakers, it is and saw actually my partner who is dealing with movemakers and it seems i was very much misinformed and was/is her solicitors that had held things up by not doing something my partner was very upset and i got the wrong end of the stick and after all the stress i over reacted i am now out of all her dealings and wont be having any more to do with them. basically after what i said we have split up and i have moved away ..
so this is an apology to ,movemakers, and who else this may concern
sorry if i,v caused anybody any inconveniance ,
,,,,,,spanners,,

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author avatar John McGuinness
8th Nov 2013 (#)

Nice to see some honesty spanners well done mate its always a lot easier in times of stress to lash out and blame some one or some thing; than it is to get our facts straight. It also takes a true and honest "Man" to admit his or her mistakes.

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author avatar Ash
3rd Aug 2012 (#)

I recently put an offer in to buy a property from move makers and part exchange mine the deal was confirmed by Jonathan on the 31 July I was asked to complete quickly as it was the end of month and the sales coordinator Kate needed to get the sale in I was assured I could have the keys the next day so I arranged for the removals van booked time of work and insured the new property I was going to buy of them then came the next day and my conveyncer could not get in touch with anyone I left numerous messages for Kate to contact me but their was no response so I did a bit of research into this company and came across this website where it's regional director has asked people to get in touch with him regarding any issues so I did I explained the situation to him and he assured me Kate the sakes cordinator would call me straightaway and apologised about the inconvineance this was a bit of relief to hear but it gets better Kate the sales coordinator did call me and instead of apologising she notified me that my house was £10,000 less in market value the one I was part exchanging of course this was after I had signed my exchange contract and paid my mortgatge fees valuation fees search fees and I also have over a £1000 conveyancing fees to pay as I took no insurance I am hardworking individual who works very hard for his money with three kids and my financial situation is very difficult at the moment so I can't afford anything extra to pay them so i have tried to contact the regional director again mr Andrew warrel but I'm waiting to hear of them the whole experience has been very very stressfull for me and upsetting this statement I have made is not a personnel vandeta

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author avatar Ash
3rd Aug 2012 (#)

I recently put an offer in to buy a property from move makers and part exchange mine the deal was confirmed by Jonathan on the 31 July I was asked to complete quickly as it was the end of month and the sales coordinator Kate needed to get the sale in I was assured I could have the keys the next day so I arranged for the removals van booked time of work and insured the new property I was going to buy of them then came the next day and my conveyncer could not get in touch with anyone I left numerous messages for Kate to contact me but their was no response so I did a bit of research into this company and came across this website where it's regional director has asked people to get in touch with him regarding any issues so I did I explained the situation to him and he assured me Kate the sakes cordinator would call me straightaway and apologised about the inconvineance this was a bit of relief to hear but it gets better Kate the sales coordinator did call me and instead of apologising she notified me that my house was £10,000 less in market value the one I was part exchanging of course this was after I had signed my exchange contract and paid my mortgatge fees valuation fees search fees and I also have over a £1000 conveyancing fees to pay as I took no insurance I am hardworking individual who works very hard for his money with three kids and my financial situation is very difficult at the moment so I can't afford anything extra to pay them so i have tried to contact the regional director again mr Andrew warrel but I'm waiting to hear of them the whole experience has been very very stressfull for me and upsetting this statement I have made is not a personnel vandeta

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author avatar Ash
3rd Aug 2012 (#)

Against the company but a true account of my experience maybe their had been some error in communication within the company but I won't know untill I hear of mr Andrew warrel who was probably the most pleasant person to deal with in this company I would appreciate it if you could look in to this matter urgently mr Andrew warrel

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author avatar Ash
3rd Aug 2012 (#)

Against the company but a true account of my experience maybe their had been some error in communication within the company but I won't know untill I hear of mr Andrew warrel who was probably the most pleasant person to deal with in this company I would appreciate it if you could look in to this matter urgently mr Andrew warrel

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author avatar Mohammedashfaq
7th Aug 2012 (#)

First of all I would like to clear up some facts regarding movemakers I have made some unnessary statements without looking in to all the facts and would like to apologise sincerely to Kate the sales coordinator who has worked really hard to make things work I would also like to thank all the directors especially mr Andrew Worrel who has dealt with me in a very professional and human manor sometimes as humans we take the wrong end of the stick and make comments without thinking about them we are always eager to criticise but forget to thank pepole on this occasion I would like to thank everybody at move makers for their help especially the sales coordinator thanks guys I would definitely recommend you to friends and family and wish u the best in business

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author avatar Sarah Morgan
8th Jan 2013 (#)

i am seriously considering selling my £92k house to Home Buyers Bureau for £65k as needs must, has anyone actually done a deal with them?
Would welcome good and bad reviews as I know I'm not getting the full clue but will welcome 65k so long as there are no hidden fee's or scams.
thanks

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author avatar David
14th Mar 2013 (#)

I have received this brochure today. Having read all your comments I will be binning this waste of nice paper. And as for the lady that has been offered 65k for a 92k property if you really need to sell reduce the price to 80k you might attract other interest without being ripped off. Don't let them kick you when your down!!

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author avatar Jenny
23rd Mar 2013 (#)

just to say that we were offered 75% market value for our house several months ago. We were able to negotiate a reduction in the price of the house we were buying and decided to accept. We moved last month - delays due to legal stuff, and were very pleased with Movemakers - they were completely upfornt about offering less for a quick sale; that's their business. I was worried, having heard of a Leeds based company, that they would suddenly reduce their offer at the last minute - but I asked them about this and they assured me they didn't do this - and they didn't. Everybody was helpful and they were assertive in challenging a report which said our old property needed a new roof - it didn't and they commissioned another builder to give a second opinion. So if you need to sell quickly and accept the fact that means you get less - I would certainly recommend them!

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author avatar Rob D
6th Jun 2013 (#)

Whilst it seems their service is upfront and straight forward I was given great cause for alarm. I rent my house and received a letter from Movemakers telling me that they noticed my house is currently on the market. My wife nearly collapsed with panic. Is this an admin error or an unscrupulous marketing tactic?

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author avatar Garry
25th Oct 2013 (#)

I would certainly not trust a firm who illegally sent me marketing material addressed to "home owner" and lied about my house being for sale! It is not and I bought it many years ago, and am on the mailing preference service, and have had no dealings with this firm before.

Also I see that it contains the same example of someone offered 87% of market value, that Andrew Worrell promised was being updated 16 months ago! I suggest people report this firm to the information commissioner and the advertising standards authority and local trading standards for their illegal and misleading marketing.

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author avatar Colin
28th Oct 2013 (#)

A great forum, thanks to all the contributors both against and for.

The company is still sending out their brochures and it's great that blogs like this can put the whole thing in perspective.

75% of the asking price is a big hit for us on a high value property, even though some of it can be clawed back.

But I guess, if you are desperate to move, it has to be considered.

Personally, I will put this in the last ditch folder for when we really are desperate to sell.

Am using the online estate agency The House Network which certainly seem to be trying their best, and don't come with a hefty fee at the end.

It's a great way to get on Rightmove.co.uk at any rate.

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author avatar John McGuinness
8th Nov 2013 (#)

Having had our House on the market, with HouseNetWork an online website, since August 2013 and having only achieved one viewing, my wife and I are obviously looking to move things on. A very professional broacher marked for the attention of the Home Owner, that should have been Home Owners but never mind, arrived today. I decided as we all do to Google Movemakers and came upon this site amongst others. I have read a great many posts, more than 100 and to be honest I have no idea why most people bother. The VAST majority expressed no more than narrow minded opinion of the form “Rip Off Merchants” “Would never Trust unsolicited mail” ect ect. All this without contacting movemaker. Very few were at all helpful. Of the 2 or 3 that were helpful because they had bothered to contact movemakers or had used their services, them seemed to be split about 2 to 1 in favour of movemaker. Yes they admit that movemaker only offer 75% of the Market value, whatever that is, you would be hard pressed to get two “experts” to agree on what market value is. Perhaps market value is only what someone is prepared to pay for your pride and joy and is a bit like “character” a matter of the buyer’s not sellers opinion. So as someone said and it weren’t me, I you ask the RIGHT price you will sell, so perhaps I will just reduce the price and see what happens. Lets face it we are all greedy and we all think our property is worth more than it probably is and at the end of the day it don’t matter what you think your property is worth as you aren’t the buyer.

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author avatar Ellen
5th Mar 2014 (#)

We recently applied for a Home Exchange scheme to enable us to purchase a newly built home.The builders advised us that this would be arranged through Movemakers so we started the process optimistically.
2 local estate agents visited and reported back to the builders.We were told that an offer would be made within one week.Six weeks later, we called the builders to be informed that Movemakers had suggested an offer £98K less than a smaller house next door to ours.
We have now received 2 brochures from Movemakers, which I find annoying and frustrating.
The first sentence in the brochure states that the company is aware that a house is more than just 'bricks and mortar'.Perhaps they should inform their 'local experts' of this, as I was informed that the offer made would only be on the basis of bricks and mortar.Their other 'local expert' recommended advertising our house at almost £85k more than their offer.
We were realistic and expected to pay for the convenience of an easy sale but not such an excessive amount.
Have they become aware of our house being on the open market or are they behaving in a predatory manner, thinking that we are open to a 'distressed sale' because of the position they have placed us in?
I feel very strongly that associating with this company reflects badly on a reputable house builder.
I would also like to draw attention to the logo of a snail on the front of the brochure.Whilst I can appreciate the concept of the snail with it's house on it's back, I would like to point out that it also has connotations of something slow moving and slimy.I leave it to you to draw your own conclusions!!

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author avatar Alan Slater
10th Jun 2014 (#)

I am sorry that you have been disappointed with the valuation and offer Movemakers has been able to make. There may be some confusion as it is our policy to retain the services of only one local agent and so it may be that the builder had instructed another company in addition to us who required two valuations – which could have caused the I would welcome the opportunity to clarify our position as we work very successfully with a number of national house builders and vendors buying new property. Please call our Head Office at any time. Alan Slater, Regional Director.

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author avatar Peter
21st Nov 2013 (#)

Received a brochure today & our house is not even on the market. Where did they get the info from? Another item for the recycling.

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author avatar Colin
16th Feb 2015 (#)

I am so glad that I received a letter from move makers , I have runout of toilet paper and the letter came just in time !!!

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