It is an estate agent's job to work for the seller of a property, lining up lots of prospective buyers and getting the best price for the property, whether it's an immaculate family home in a most-wanted catchment area or a fixer-upper in need of some serious DIY. As such, the agent's fees are met by the seller.
But a new trend is emerging where buyers are also being asked to stump up some cash – and when they've already had to go through a process of outbidding rivals. With the property market
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