Buying a property at auction

Auctions have become a increasingly fascinating process for most of us due to the popularity of programmes such as ‘Homes under the Hammer’! At Phillips Smith & Dunn we use the phrase ‘auction means action’ and it really does as well as being extremely exciting for vendors and purchasers. Auction sales have become more and more common over the last few years with all different types of lots being offered, from investment properties to family homes.

Benefits of buying property at auction

Quick- once contracts have exchanged the transaction usually completes within 28 days, or sooner by arrangement

Transparency- all bids are made in a public auction room meaning you know the exact sold price of the property

Reduced legal fees- an auction pack containing all the information is produced prior to the auction meaning you have all the information up front and can therefore save money on your legal fees

Certainty- once the hammer falls contracts are exchanged meaning there is no risk of gazumping or the vendors pulling out of the sale


Why not attend our next auction?

If you are considering buying or selling at auction, why not attend a sale as an observer? We hold auctions approximately every 6-8 weeks which are free to attend with no obligation whatsoever. It will give you a feel for how it all works as well as being an informative and enlightening.

Selling a property at auction

Selling at auction is one of the quickest and most efficient ways to buy or sell a property, as well as being one of the most exciting! By using this method you can be assured that you are achieving the best possible price within a fixed timescale.

Benefits of selling property at auction

  • Achieve the best possible price in the shortess period of time
  • Gives the transaction certainty
  • Regular sales, approximately every 6 to 8 weeks
  • Expert advice from a dedicated auction team


Thinking of selling a property by auction?

Generally any sort of property can be sold by auction, although some are more suitable than others. If you have a property you are considering selling then contact us for a free auction appraisal and expert advice from a dedicated team.

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