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    Your Property Expert
    We're a fast moving, technologically savvy auction company that get results. Formed in 2007 we are now the UK's largest residential auctioneer in terms of lots sold. With 37 auction rooms across Scotland, England & Wales we have access to a huge bank of potential buyers (nationwide) and as a result, we have an impressive selling success rate of over 80% of the lots offered.
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    The Auction House advantage
    We offer the same service as an estate agency in terms of guiding buyers and sellers through the process but without the price tag. The beauty of using Auction House is that our sales are final at the fall of the hammer (typically 30% of sales through the traditional method of sale fall through).
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    We're also fast
    Our systems are streamlined to ensure the fastest possible sale. There is no faster way of selling or buying. The process can take as little as 14 days although the average time is 4 weeks from instructing us.
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    We shout loudly
    Properties are heavily advertising on Rightmove, Zoopla and S1 Homes - achieving millions of web visitors. In addition, properties are promoted on our website, sent to our database of thousands of active buyers keeping them up to date as soon as a property hits the market, printed in our auction catalogue, and promoted through our active social media platforms. Our technological focus allows us to easily and quickly match buyers with the right sellers. This technology focussed process is now envied by other property companies who struggle to adapt to the ever changing property market place.
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    Safe pair of hands
    Our experienced team are a mix of developers, estate agents and surveyors who know the property market inside out and will work tirelessly to create a good outcome whether you are buying or selling with us. We use our knowledge and experience to avoid any slip ups and to ensure a smooth process. We give expert advice, carry out the viewings, help with solicitors, help with surveyors, basically we manage the entire process and keep you fully informed.
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    Transparent
    All our documentation is transparent and available to all interested parties. Our bidding is open so you know what others are bidding. We are also members of the Essential Information Group, the respected industry body.
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    Varied

    We know the types of properties buyers snap up and we can source specific properties when requested. We cover all of Scotland for residential, commercial, land and continuing tenanted properties and come across unusual property gems that are only available through us.

    Thousands of people are switching on to the benefits of buying and selling through auction in Scotland, why not give one of our team a call or visit our website to find out more. Better still, come along to our next auction and experience it for yourself.

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Benefits of Selling at Auction
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    There are major reasons for choosing Sale by Auction and it is by understanding these that sellers can decide that Auction is right for their property.

    Speed

    There is no faster way of selling. The process can take as little as fourteen days although the average time is four weeks from instructing Auction House Scotland. You will likely bank the proceeds of your sale within four weeks from the hammer falling.

    Chance of Success

    Choosing Auction House Scotland gives you a greater likelihood of selling your property than by traditional methods. In recent years Auction House has sold around 80% of the lots offered. If you need a certain sale you really should consider the auction route.

    Final

    When the hammer comes down the sale is binding; the buyer is legally committed and can't change his/her mind. This finality is a great benefit of the auction process since over one third of sales through the traditional method fall through even after they have been agreed.

    Higher Profile Marketing Your property will be advertised intensively and proactively sent out to a targeted database of local, regional and national buyers. Your property will be promoted through all the main property portals, on social media platforms and in our high quality catalogues which are mailed and emailed to thousands of interested buyers and extensively promoted on the web.

    Viewings

    We set up viewings for your property. Each is hosted by a member of our auctions team who talk knowledgably about the potential that your property offers, and answer all manner of questions from prospective buyers. It is by talking with these viewers that we judge and develop their interest, and help guide you in setting the right Reserve Price.

    Competitive Bidding

    Our aim is to generate interest from prospective buyers and to encourage them to bid against each other in the auction room. The process of competitive bidding helps your property to achieve 'best price' on the day. Sometimes buyers are so anxious to acquire a property that they will put in a very strong pre-auction offer - if in our view that figure is unlikely to be reached or surpassed in the Auction Room, we will recommend its acceptance under auction rules and that missives are concluded in advance of Auction Day.

    Best Price

    Often properties achieve a sale price at auction in excess of the Guide Price. Regularly the result is ahead of what might have been acceptable by the traditional sales method, but you can always be sure that it has achieved its best price on the day. This is especially important on Executry properties where Executors have a duty to achieve 'best price'; when sale by auction is chosen this is guaranteed and it's also open to public scrutiny.

    No Renegotiation

    With traditional sales methods, the price agreed often isn't the price that you finally receive. With Auction there is no renegotiation, no discounting to take account of survey findings or any last minute changes. With Auction, your buyer will have fully researched the property's condition prior to bidding and cannot reduce the sale price after the hammer falls.

    Timescale

    If you are in a hurry or have a deadline to meet, then Auction could well be right for you. From the outset you will know the date of the Auction and legal completion will usually be set for 28 days thereafter. This timescale is fixed and legally binding to the two parties. Financial pressures and the need to relocate or dispose of a property within a specific time frame can be accommodated and are almost always met with a sale by auction.

    Continuing Tenancy Income

    Many investment properties are now being sold by Auction without vacant possession being obtained in advance. By retaining the tenant the vendor will continue to receive rent until completion date and the purchaser will start receiving an income from that date onwards. Auction House Scotland sells a wide variety of occupied properties - Houses in Multiple Occupation, Short Assured Tenancies and others that are let commercially.

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Buyers 10 Steps to Auction Success
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    Know What You Want

    • · It is vital you know what you want and why you want it - you can chat this through with the Auction House Scotland team.

     

    Keep Searching

    • Subscribe to the Auction House Scotland email alerts to ensure you keep up to date with all available property lots.
    • Visit our website regularly to ensure you are fully aware of all upcoming auctions. We have a range of properties so you can select the one that is right for you as soon as it becomes available, this gives you the best chance to view options and plan your next move. ·
    • Let us know what type of property you are searching for and we'll help with the search.

     

    View our Catalogue

    • View the electronic catalogue on our website or ask for the printed version; we can mail it to you or you can pick one up from our office.
    • This will contain finalised details of all properties in an upcoming auction - including photos, guide prices and usually a floor plan.
    • If a catalogue is not available, you can view draft property details on our website or they can be emailed to you on request.

     

    Viewings

    • Visit the property. If possible take someone with you whose opinion you value as this will help you make a better judgement on the property.
    • Auction House Team Members will be available at the viewings and afterwards to answer any questions you have about the property.
    • Visit the property again - this will allow you to gauge whether the thoughts you had during your initial viewing were accurate.

     

    Surveys and Reports

    • Properties sold at auction may not always be in the best condition. It is important to consider having quotes or reports from builders and specialist tradesmen before you decide to bid on a property.
    • Make sure you receive all of these prior to the auction and you have all the information you require before bidding on a property.

     

    Legal Process

    • It is important to involve your solicitors in this process at the earliest possible point.
    • They will inspect the legal packs and other information, such as searches and planning permission - these can be accessed online before you bid.
    • Their advice and expertise could prove invaluable before committing to bid.
    • Remember once the hammer comes down it's too late to change any terms.

     

    Organise Finance

    You will need:

    • A deposit of 10% of the purchase price available on the day of the auction (or £3,000, whichever is the greater).
    • The remainder of the purchase price and fees in readiness for completion (usually within 28 days of the auction but check the legal pack for any special conditions/timescales).You can organise this with your financial adviser, bank or through the use of short-term finance.
    • An Auction fee to be paid on the day of the auction. We accept credit or debit cards, cheque or company cheque (conditions apply) and cash. Any method of payment other than cash needs to be in the same name as the registered bidder. Note: It is important to contact your insurers as after exchange you will be responsible for the insurance of the property.

     

    Determine Your Bid

    • Be organised - ensure you determine your budget before the auction and include all costs that will occur after a successful bid, such as professional fees and stamp duty.
    • There will be an Auction fee to be paid to the auctioneers for their services.
    • Set a maximum bid level before the auction and make sure you stick to it to ensure you do not get carried away and exceed your means.

     

    Auction Day Tips

    • Always check before the auction that the property you are interested in has not been withdrawn prior.
    • Arrive at the auction in plenty of time. Those wishing to bid need to register before the auction starts. This involves you completing a registration form and showing your proof of identification and proof of residence e.g. passport and council tax bill or driving licence and bank statement.
    • Auctions can often be very busy with limited space and you should make sure you are in clear view of the auctioneer's rostrum.
    • Last minute changes to catalogue entries will be handed out on an 'addendum' at the auction.
    • If you have any queries prior to the start of the auction, please speak to either our auctioneer or a member of the Auction House Scotland team.
    • Ensure you make it clear when you wish to bid on a property by holding up your hand, a catalogue or your unique bidding number (which will have been given to you when you registered).
    • If you wish to bid a different amount than is being offered by the auctioneer, you can shout this out.
    • If you can't make the auction you can still bid by phone or have someone bid on your behalf i.e. proxy bidding. Please contact us on 0141 339 4466 if you would like to organise this.

     

    After the Hammer Falls

    • The fall of the hammer signifies the sale which is legally binding sale.
    • At this point, if you have been successful, you should identify an Auction House team member to organise payment of your deposit and sign a Minute of Preference and Enactment.
    • If the property you are interested in does not reach its reserve and is not sold in the room - speak with a member of the Auction House Scotland team and inform them you are still interested. It may be possible for a sale to be completed quickly under auction rules.
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    Our experienced team are a mix of developers, estate agents and surveyors who know the property market inside out and will work tirelessly to create a good outcome whether you are buying or selling with us. We use our knowledge and experience to avoid any slip ups and to ensure a smooth process. We give expert advice, carry out the viewings, help with solicitors, help with surveyors, basically we manage the entire process and keep you fully informed
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    18 Woodside Place
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    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      I would highly recommend Auction House Scotland.
      22 Low Shore, Whitehills, Banff AB45 2NN 
      Myself & my husband would like to thank you and the team for all your hard work in selling our house and for the great photos David took, I will be highly recommending Auction House Scotland to others. It is such a relief to be free of the house and to let others enjoy it as much as we did. A big thank you! Mr & Mrs Boyd
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      The service levels throughout were first class.
      33 Greenlaw Avenue, Wishaw ML2 8QN 
      We sold at auction for the first time with Auction House Scotland. The service levels throughout were first class and the personal touch and progress updates leading up to the sale were well above anything we had expected. Mandi and the team were so professional I'd use them again. Peter and Annette
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      They guided and kept us informed.
      87 North Street, Forfar DD8 3BL 
      We appointed Auction House Scotland to market and ultimately auction our premises. They guided us and kept us informed all the way resulting in a very successful sale. All the staff are friendly and extremely helpful. Excellent service. Thank you. Rom Ramsay (Director - Paul Thomson Potatoes Scotland Ltd)
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      It's a big weight of my shoulders.
      6 McGill Terrace, Gourdon, Montrose DD10 9LU
      I would like to thank you for all your help in selling my house, it's a big weight of my shoulders and has given me the opportunity of a fresh start. Thanks again, it's been a pleasure dealing with you. Murray Lindsay
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      The team were efficient and professional.
      2 x Flats, 32 High Street, Kirkcaldy EH49 7AE 
      Superb service from Auction House Scotland! The sale was a bit different in that we were two separate owners that wanted to sell both flats together as a development opportunity. We had explored a variety of options but never considered placing the flats for auction. We signed up to Auction House Scotland (AHS) on 29th January 2014. They produced a fantastic turn around and the flats were sold at the next auction two months later. We were surprised and delighted at the speed at which the marketing campaign took off and the number of viewings arranged with groups of prospective buyers. Even on the day of the auction itself, we were grateful for the attention to detail and advice given to us on the options available on the way the flats could be sold. As a result of AHS's work, we achieved our objective in getting both flats sold together. But not only were the team efficient and professional, they were also friendly and supportive. Following our experience with Auction House Scotland we would have no reservations in recommending them to others. Thanks again to Mandi, Daniel and the rest of the team! Laurence Di Stefano & Shirley Henderson
    • Seller Testimonial

      It was sold within the month!
      Lower Heights, Station Road, Buchlyvie, Stirling FK8 3NB 
      I'm very happy with the sale of my property. I'm pleased with the very quick turnaround- it was sold within the month! Mrs Glymond
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      The sale price achieved was above my expectations.
      Park Terrace Lane, Glasgow G3 6BQ 
      Before I contacted Auction House Scotland I had already marketed the property formally through two different agents. They were only able to attract small scale developers who were not my target buyers. After that I had an introductory agreement with a third agent. I got the impression that he was not particularly keen on my property and only brought in one interested party. Another small scale developer. Then, last December I contacted the fourth agent and I got the same impression again. Not really enthusiastic about my property. Then I googled estate agents, scrolled down the page and put my finger on your advert. Phoned in and talked to Scott. He turned up and after viewing the property the first thing he said was he was ''desperate to sell my property''. I knew you were the right people. To be frank I could have bargained with him on your fee but I did not. I take great pleasure in saying that you have earned every single penny of your fee. You provided me with a first class service and the sale price achieved was way above my expectations. Cemal Ozturk
    • Seller Testimonial

      I really appreciate all you did.
      Langise Road, Glasgow, G42 8XX 
      I just wanted to express my sincere gratitude to the whole Auction House Scotland team for selling the flat which, as you know, was a huge milestone around my neck this year. I really appreciate all you did and will of course recommend you and the team to anyone I know needing to sell a property. Thanks again. David Black
    • Seller Testimonial

      Within one month my property was sold.
      Rannoch Drive, Wishaw, ML2 0PN 
      I had my house on the market with a local estate agent for one year. My sister suggested I use Auction House Scotland and I'm delighted she did because within one month the property was sold. Some people said that I would lose money going to auction but I couldn't have got any more than I did. Selling by auction encourages people to come and see your property and I had three seriously interested buyers. Mandi kept me informed throughout the process. I had stayed in the house for 50 years so it was quite a sentimental time for me but I'm delighted that it won't be lying empty through another winter. Thomas Bourhill
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    *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

    Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

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