There seems to be loads of posts dealing with these issues and a lot are repeititive. Would somenoe like to write a Key Post summarising the issues. You don't need to be an expert. Someone else will correct you or offer an alternative opinion. Here are the posts from September to get the ball rolling: Ghost bidders More Ghost Bidders Chat Tips on dealing with estate agents when buying How to deal with auctioneers What offer to make Offer on a site How much to offer on a new build in Ashbourne When do I up my offer? Sale agreed – does that mean that no one else can view it? What offer should I make? Do I withdraw my offer?