A house came on the market on Thursday in the area that i have been looking at. It seemed very cheap, $360k when market price was probably over $400k. I called my wife straight away and asked her to arrange look at it, same day if possible. The agent was from out of the area and said the earliest he could show her the property was 4.30pm Friday. That was inconvenient time so my wife asked if she could come a bit earlier at 4pm? The agent agreed. My wife turned up at 4pm and there was another person their writing up an offer, The agent looked a little embarrassed and explained it was a Homeswest house and it would be sold at a fixed price to the first purchaser and we had missed out. I am a bit annoyed as we asked to get a look earlier and not given the opportunity and also were not told anything about these particular terms. Any sale where the property is sold at a fixed price to the first person is clearly something that would be important to the purchasers. I am thinking the agent may have delayed us so he could sell it to a friend or relative. I am a bit pissed off and feel like our time has been wasted and something dodgy has happened with this sale. I was going to write an email to the Licensee to let them know my thoughts. However there is not a lot to be gained by this, just need to vent a bit.