Aussies 'unimpressed with estate agent gifts'

Mortgage customers have come to expect some form of gift from their estate agent when they move into their new home, but it seems many people are left disappointed by their house warming present.

According to gift website operator Elizabeth Ball, the majority of Aussies get nothing at all, the Herald Sun reports.

Of those who did receive a gesture of goodwill, 32 per cent said wine was the most common gift, while 17 per cent were treated to a food hamper.

Home loan uptake has been largely disappointing in 2012 and the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed a modest 0.9 per cent rise in demand in September.

Despite this, estate agents still make a lot of commission on property sales and plenty of Aussies feel they should be getting more than a packet of biscuits or salt and pepper shakers.

Ms Ball told the news provider that some house hunters have struck lucky and have received some quite impressive gifts, such as a chocolate house or a photo of their new home with an inscribed plaque.

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