Selling at auction

Sell today, complete in 28 days

Not only does auction offer speed and security but this method of sale holds numerous benefits over that of traditional estate agency sales. Clients turn to auction for a number of reasons whether job relocation, emigration, matrimonial issues, probate, outgrowing the property, or simple frustration with the open market. Often the sale achieves a higher price via this method due to the competitive bidding of the room.

 Residential property
 Properties for improvement
 Tenanted properties
 Probate properties
 Repossessed properties
 Development propositions
 Building land
 Commercial investments
 Mixed use properties
 Amenity land & other property
 Large residential and commercial portfolios

Why do people sell at auction?

You are in full control at all times. From the reserve price to the guide price, we are here only to advise. Setting an attractive guide price instills the engagement of potential buyers. The competitive atmosphere and the variety of bidders from different sources will push up the price organically. If a property is suitable for auction – expect the sale price to reflect that.
Property and land auctions are best known for selling with speed. On the fall of the gavel contracts are exchanged and completion usually 28 days after. By following our advice and pricing the property at an attractive level, you can be sure of a quick sale and sometimes even a pre-auction sale. This timescale is legal and binding. Clients are attracted to the promptness of a swift completion of a sale.
Imagine a sale with no possible fall-throughs, gazumping or gazundering. Once the gavel falls the buyer and seller are legally bound to the sale and contracts are exchanged. Neither party can pull out. Not only this, this method of sale eliminates any long negotiation processes and seller chains. This gives you, as a seller, total security, full control and peace of mind that your sale is guaranteed.
Once the gavel falls, your buyer is legally committed to purchasing and cannot change their mind without the penalty of losing their deposit as well as ongoing legal expenses.
Competition is good; gathering all potential purchasers together in the same place at the same time creates a sense of urgency and wanting, so you can be rest assured the price achieved is the best you could possibly obtain.
Once a pre-auction offer is accepted or by the fall of the gavel, the paperwork is then signed and exchange of contracts will take place at the agreed price, so there is no renegotiating or gazundering. (A legal pack is required for all potential purchasers to review prior to committing to purchasing a property).

Properties are marketed both locally and nationally to create the greatest amount of interest. Included in the marketing campaign is the following:

  • Regional newspaper advertising
  • National internet and website portal advertising inc Rightmove and EIG
  • An erected ‘Auction For Sale Board’
  • Personal property listing within the Connect UK Auctions brochure and website
  • Postings to Company social media accounts including FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and Instagram
  • Individual property mailouts to thousands of active and ready-made buyers
  • Maximised exposure, with thousands of potential buyers logging in to watch the auction