A hot property listed for sale at £240,000 is proving to be so popular among house hunters that the estate agent is receiving abuse.
Adam Sutton, 28, told of the abuse he has faced since listing the four bedroom Victorian terrace for sale two weeks ago.
In less than one hour, the Merseyside property had attracted a long queue of hopefuls wanting to book a viewing.
Estate agents were bowled over to find 25 viewings were booked online within 45 minutes of the property details being published online, reports Liverpool Echo.
Adam, of Adam Sutton Estates, said he has never known a house to be so popular in the decade he has spent working in the property industry.
However the Liverpool agent claims he and his staff members received abuse from prospective buyers who had to be turned down for viewings due to the unprecedented demand.
The house, in Waterloo, was listed for £240,000 and its stunning interior design scheme, desirable location and plush finishes meant it was highly sought after.
Adam said: “In all my ten years of doing this job, I have never had a house gather that much attention in such a short space of time.
“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.”
Adam said the property had to be pulled from listings early when the property became so ‘hot’ that his team members started to receive abuse.
He added: “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.
“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 property boasts a large modern kitchen and an ‘immaculately presented’ interior.
Photos show a blend of modern design and charming period features, including high ceilings, original fireplaces, large Victorian windows and ornate details.
Adam plans to open a second office in Crosby this year after a successful first few years in business in Merseyside.
He said: “We know our marketing is on another level compared to other agents with our Video Tours alone attracting more buyers but this was a shock even for us.”