The market has changed completely - 20 years ago a high street agent certainly had a winning business model because buyers had to contact them to learn of new properties on the market. The internet has changed the property industry - instead of calling up a local agent, buyers simply search on one of the main portals, particularly on rightmove.co.uk. This is the shop window for all estate agents, and we take advantage of this by creating fantastic property adverts. So to answer the question, even if a high street agent claimed to have a buyer, if they are serious about purchasing a property they will be searching on rightmove 3/4 times a day so will find your home anyway. In addition, most motivated buyers are members of the email alert systems on the property portals, and as soon as we upload your home, your details will be emailed instantly to matched buyers.