The Co-operative bank has carried out a survey to find out the 10 most distrusted professions in the UK. Why are you telling us this I here you cry? Well I’m sorry to say that Estate Agents placed 5th in the list!
It’s old news that Estate Agents are viewed by some as untrustworthy and I do feel that they get a bit of a raw deal and the distrust seems to stem from the stereo-typical view of the “1980′s” agents.
However I’m sure you will be pleased to hear that you are more trusted than car salesmen, Journalists, Bankers & Politicians but you are less trusted than Car mechanics, builders, plumbers, electricians and footballers.
Yes that’s correct you are less trust worthy than a professional footballer! Although, in their defence I doubt many members of the public actually had any personal dealings with a footballer.
The article from LoveMoney.com doesn’t actually give a reason as to why you shouldn’t trust an Estate Agent but does tell people they should have a go at selling their own house.
I am not naive enough to think that there isn’t a dishonest estate agent out there, of course there are but then these people are in all professions around the globe.
It would be interesting to see what you estate agents think of this sweeping generalisation the public have of you? Do you think it’s really a hang up from the 80′s or is the industry so over run with ”ne’er-do-well’s” that you may actually think it’s justified?
As always your comments are more than welcome.