There are so many reasons why Auction House has become the popular choice for selling and buying. Here are just a few that will show you why it makes so much sense, and why our sale numbers are growing so much faster than other auctioneers and the industry norm.
Strong regional and national presence.
Auction House sells local property to local, regional and national buyers through over 40 regional auction rooms spread across England, Scotland and Wales, including one in Central London.
'Local property should always be sold in region by experts who understand auctions and know the area. They will always do a better job and get a higher price. I think that is why Auction House is so successful.'
Market Leaders in many areas.
Now selling over 2,750 auction lots per year Auction House is the clear market leader nationally. We operate successful regional auction rooms in all parts of the country, many of which are market leaders in their own area.
'National data shows that Auction House sells more property lots and is market leader in several counties including Cumbria, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cheshire, Northamptonshire and Norfolk.'
Sell in an Auction Room or use Auction House Online
Most of our sellers and buyers choose to sell/buy using the Traditional Auction method with sales made in our auction rooms and contracts exchanged on the fall of the gavel. In addition we now operate an Online alternative with ebay style internet bidding and the successful buyer having a 28 day exclusivity period to finalise their mortgage and exchange contracts.
'The ‘modern method of Conditional Auctions’ has already proved popular in the North of England, it opens up the market for better condition mortgageable property to be sold to first time buyers, families and B2L investors.'
‘Residential Auction House of the Year’ Award Winners
We have been won awards in consecutive years, voted by industry peers as ‘Residential Auction House of the Year’ with GOLD in 2013 and SILVER in 2014. Auction House have now won TEN INDUSTRY AWARDS in just three years.
'Being named as Best Auctioneer is a huge accolade and a recognition that Auction House has consistently out-performed others, and is seen across the industry as one of its most impressive operators.'
Local, well known, trusted and respected in the area
Our auction rooms are run by experienced and successful local companies. These businesses are already well known and respected in the area. Our auction teams live locally, know the area, have a wealth of knowledge and numerous contacts. You can feel reassured and confident your property is in safe hands.
'Not only do they know the area and the local property market, but Auction House also has an extensive register of active buyers. These are drawn from both their auction activities and their estate agency registers. Auction House sells more auction properties to end users, and local people who improve them for their own occupation, or as a rental investment.'
Selling locally achieves higher prices
Everyone selling a property wants to achieve the best possible price for it. Evidence shows the prices achieved through professionally run regional auctions is higher than at centralised metropolitan auctions. Auction House are the acknowledged experts in the field and a logical first choice.
'Property sells for more money closer to home, which is why everyone appoints local estate agents. The same applies to selling by auction – choosing a regional auctioneer makes sense and you will be glad that you did.'
Consistently more successful than other regional auctioneers
Auction House have outperformed other regional auctioneers for each of the last five years, our success rate last year was ahead of the national auctions average and the results of most regional auctioneers too.
'Anyone thinking of selling by auction needs to look at success rates. The fact Auction House is amongst the most successful across the country makes them the obvious first choice in your area.'
Selling Residential, Commercial, Land and Investment Property
We sell a variety of property types through a collective catalogue pitched to a wide range of buyers through a nearby auction room. We also have specialists within the Group who can advise sellers and buyers in all areas.
'Auction House is the only national auctioneer with a network of regional auction rooms and the only company running professional auctions in widespread locations across the country. If you want to sell your property through a local auction room, give them a call.'
We know your area and visit your property
Sellers need to be very wary of out-of-area auctioneers who don't attend and inspect properties before giving advice on Guide Prices and Reserves. Auction House have auctioneers and valuers in your area who can meet you at the property, inspect it thoroughly and give you proper guidance.
'I don't see how anyone can know the value of a property without visiting it, seeing its condition and its surroundings. Not only that but how can they sell it effectively without knowing the opportunities that it offers.'
Proven success formula of marketing and Open House viewings
Auction House delivers success using a powerful package of local, regional and national marketing and promotion. We use specialist local knowledge, regional promotion and national brand publicity to generate more interest and competitive bidding in our auction rooms. We encourage telephone and proxy bids, and wherever possible website viewing of our auctions.
'We like their marketing approach, we have been impressed by their newsletters and the easy access they provide to legal packs and other information. I think they are very professional and helpful to buyers.'