Phil Spencer comes to the aid of homeowners across the UK trapped in properties they just can't seem to sell in Phil Spencer: Secret Agent. After years of property boom, the housing market across the country has been stagnant and estate agents have seen the biggest rise in unsold houses since 2007. With deposit requirements up and mortgage approvals down, it’s harder than ever to sell a house. Enter Phil Spencer, who will take on the role of secret agent and work with sellers and buyers to help get the market moving again. In Phil Spencer: Secret Agent, Phil will be sent in to sell houses stuck on the market. But before he meets the struggling homeowners, he will don his surveyor’s hat to assess the property, looking at it through the eyes of a buyer, as well as researching the local area and housing market. Armed with all the information he needs to make a realistic judgement on why the house isn’t selling, he’ll surprise the owners as their new agent and outline his opinions – all the good and the bad – before recommending what needs to be done to get their home sold. Phil will then represent them and face the challenge of getting the property sold. He'll seek out potential buyers, create shiny new details to attract interest and arrange an open house viewing to bring all the prospective buyers together and, hopefully, finally make a sale.
Phil Spencer is in the market town of Bishop's Stortford taking on a house that's been on the market for six months with hardly a sniff of a buyer. It belongs to working mum Marsha and her teenage twins Molly and Sam, who are desperate to get it sold.
Phil goes undercover in Giffnock, where he's working with Dougie, whose 3 bed home has Scotland's best state school on the doorstep, while in Uddingston, he meets Pamela & Ian, whose 5 bed cottage is struggling to find a buyer.