Reality vs Illusion.
The hidden world of the UK property market.
The property market is not to be taken at face value. Many deals go through without the property ever being advertised (or put on the open market). Estate agents may have conflicts of interest, or other reasons for not marketing properties as widely as potential buyers might expect. Prices are often heavily influenced by hidden factors.
A good buying agent will know what is driving things behind the scenes, thereby substantially improving your prospects of finding the right home at the right price.