Recently, a reporter from the times weekly visited a number of second-hand housing intermediaries in Shanghai. The same house was marked with two prices openly and secretly in response to the listing price verification policy. This has gradually become the “hidden rule” of the industry.
Shanghai officially implemented the new policy of listing price verification on July 19, and the temperature of the second-hand housing market decreased significantly. After the introduction of the new policy, the external listing price of houses can only be hung out after being verified by the government; The intermediary shall not release the houses that fail to pass the verification and offer falsely high prices.
Sellers hold up the price and replace customers to wait-and-see. The market game directly affects the trading volume of second-hand houses. According to the latest data of Dr. rabbit app, in July, the turnover of Shanghai second-hand housing market fell back to the level three months ago, with a total turnover of only 21475 units, down close to the trading boom and bust line of 20000 units per month.
“In the last week of July, the queuing phenomenon in almost all regional trading centers in Shanghai disappeared, and the verification price also lengthened the trading cycle.” Liu Yu, founder of Dr. rabbit app, told the times that the impact of the new deal is obvious, but due to the delayed effect of the second-hand housing transaction cycle itself, the transaction price in July has not fully reflected the “lethality” of the policy.
Two prices for a house?
“If the listing price is higher than the verification price, it cannot be publicly displayed in stores or online. However, in the actual operation process, the verification price does not affect the actual online signing price. ” On August 6, Xu Yi (a pseudonym), a broker of an intermediary store in Shanghai, introduced it to the reporter of the times weekly.
He has some houses on hand. In the process of actual transaction, the buyer still needs to pay the psychological price to the seller, not just according to the verification price.
Xu Yi revealed that shortly after the introduction of the new deal, landlords and some intermediaries were more or less resistant, but supervision was strengthened“ An intermediary near me was fined 200000 yuan for illegally listing houses without verified prices. ” Xu Yi said.
“The psychological price of the landlord must be higher than the verification price.” On August 10, Liu Wen (a pseudonym), a broker of an intermediary store in Fengxian District, told the times weekly that the difference between the landlord’s psychological price and the actual verification price is generally a supplementary agreement signed privately by both parties to the transaction, or another contract signed in the name of decoration money. The difference shall be paid by the buyer on the day of transfer, and then go to the trading center with the landlord to complete the transfer.
On August 13, Zhang Yun (a pseudonym), an insider who has long paid attention to the Shanghai second-hand housing market, told the times weekly that under the influence of the verification price policy, the houses that have been listed at high prices have been listed in the “file drawer” of the intermediary organization. “This part is really difficult to be fully supervised.”
Zhang Yun also pointed out that the practice of signing supplementary agreements is not uncommon in the second-hand housing market. In the past, there was a “Yin-Yang contract” in second-hand housing transactions. Buyers and sellers signed two purchase contracts with different prices to achieve the purpose of more loans or less taxes by reducing or increasing house prices. However, there are still risks in this trading method, and the most secure is real price trading.
Reprint indicated source：Spark Global Limited information