my friend recently sold his house at auction went for 780k. i put the value at 720-740k the RE agent quoted high 700's to low 800's through the month while it was open for inspection all the feedback via email was etc 620k-700k offers over the 3-4 weeks was on the market. anyone else think this is strange or is this a general re agent trick? my question is did the RE agent deliberately write those emails with low numbers / offers so that when the auction came my friend (the vendor) would feel good about the outcome? it just seems strange that the RE agent quotes high 700s to low 800s then for 3-4 weeks all of the offers are 620-700 range and then on auction it goes for 780k anyone else think this is strange?