Further to my earlier mentions about Sarah Beeny's site, Tepilo, I thought I would have a quick look to see how she is getting on.
I was viewing a property in North London and wondered whether this was the work of a bona fide seller or the work of an agent. Well, what do you know, the same property with identical photos was for sale through Foxtons, appearing on their site and Rightmove and no doubt other portals.
This begs the question: are Foxtons feeding property to the site, uploading property under the seller's name, merely advising the seller that they ought to be listed on as many portals as possible and encouraging them to undertake the upload process or is this just the owner's actions? Somehow I doubt the latter point and if Foxtons are uploading under the sellers name, doesn't this fly in the face of the principle behind Tepilo. If true then it surely doesn't bode well for Foxtons, but maybe it is all a ploy and they are only advertising their hooker stock!
If it is the owner thinking they can possible get away with the commission they would be wise to check their Foxtons' terms and conditions.