Waterloo property so ‘hot’ that estate agents received ‘abuse’

A Liverpool estate agent has described the ‘abuse’ he received after listing a house for sale in Merseyside.

Adam Sutton, who has an estate agency in the Baltic Triangle, listed a four bedroom Victorian terrace on Ashdale Road in Waterloo for sale two weeks ago.

In less than an hour, the property had attracted a long queue of house hunters wanting to book a viewing.

Adam said in the decade he has spent working in property he has ‘never known’ a house to be so popular.

The house was listed for £240,000 and the stunning interior design scheme, desirable location and plush finishes meant it was highly sought after.

Adam claims he and his staff members received abuse from prospective buyers who had to be turned down for viewings due to the unprecedented demand.

Adam told the ECHO : “In all my 10 years of doing this job, I have never had a house gather that much attention in such a short space of time.

Three bed terrace on Ashdale Road, Waterloo, described as being one of the 'hottest houses' in the area
Three bed terrace on Ashdale Road, Waterloo, described as being one of the ‘hottest houses’ in the area
(Image: Adam Sutton)

“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.”

Three bed terrace on Ashdale Road, Waterloo, described as being one of the 'hottest houses' in the area
Three bed terrace on Ashdale Road, Waterloo, described as being one of the ‘hottest houses’ in the area
(Image: Adam Sutton)

The 28-year-old Liverpool estate agent said the property became so ‘hot’ that his staff members started to receive abuse.

This led to the property being pulled from listings early.

He claims it was the ‘hottest property in Waterloo’, adding: “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.”

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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.

Three bed terrace on Ashdale Road, Waterloo, described as being one of the 'hottest houses' in the area
Three bed terrace on Ashdale Road, Waterloo, described as being one of the ‘hottest houses’ in the area
(Image: Adam Sutton)

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.”

You can also find some of Adam’s latest listing on Rightmove here.

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