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Property Proves So 'Hot' That Estate Agent Receives Abuse

Property Proves So 'Hot' That Estate Agent Receives Abuse

Adam Sutton, who owns an estate agency in Liverpool, listed a four-bedroom Victorian terrace in Waterloo two weeks ago

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman

An estate agent has said a house he was selling proved to be such a 'hot' property that he started to receive abuse online.

Adam Sutton, who owns an estate agency in Liverpool, listed a four-bedroom Victorian terrace in Waterloo two weeks ago.

The property - which was being sold for £240,000 - proved to be an instant hit with house hunters, with a long queue of people booking viewings within an hour.

Adam Sutton Estates

Sutton, 28, said he knew the home would be popular because of its attractive interiors and desirable location, but hadn't anticipated just how high demand would be - or how nasty it would get.

Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Sutton said he ended up having to remove the property's listing early after his staff members began to receive abuse, referring to the house as the 'hottest property in Waterloo'.

He said: "It actually got to the point that myself and staff members did start to get abuse due to people getting in to see the house, so we had to make the decision to remove the house from the internet to stop the abuse we were all getting.

Adam Sutton Estates

"Which in all my years of doing this job I have never had to do before. It was just a shock as to how much attraction it got."

The house features a variety of period features including original fireplaces, large Victorian windows and high ceilings.

The 'immaculately presented' interior also boasts a large modern kitchen and stylish décor.

Sutton continued: "In all my 10 years of doing this job, I have never had a house gather that much attention in such a short space of time.

Adam Sutton Estates

"We knew it would be popular because it is so well designed inside but to have 25 viewings booked within 45 minutes of the property going live we just weren't expecting it at all.

"We decided that there was no point booking more than 25 as we were worried about disappointing too many people. However, our phones did not stop, to the point of us not even being able to dial out or make any calls ourselves, due to the demand for this house.

"A few hours later, we had a backup list of about 50 people all desperate to get a viewing and over 100 emails of viewing requests and within 24 hours it was viewed more than 4,000 times online."

Featured Image Credit: Adam Sutton Estates

Topics: UK News, News, Property