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Your Local Property Auction Experts
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    SELLING PROPERTY VIA AUCTION FOR 25 YEARS!
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    As part of Bristol based MORGAN BEDDOE estate agents Auction House Bristol & Somerset North has been selling property via auction since 1991, THIS YEAR BEING OUR 25th YEAR ANNIVERSARY! 

    Established in 1991 MORGAN BEDDOE has been selling properties throughout the West Country including all the regions cities: Bath, Bristol, Gloucester & Wells. Not forgetting the likes of Cheltenham, Forest of Dean, Stroud, Cirencester, Chippenham, Wotton-Under-Edge, Dursley, Thornbury, Chipping Sodbury, Keynsham, Saltford, Weston-super-Mare, Clevedon, Portishead, Nailsea, Congresbury, Chew Magna, Shepton Mallet, Wedmore, Burnham-on-Sea, Frome, Midsomer Norton and Radstock.

    Our prominent high street position on Whiteladies Road, Clifton, provides an excellent base to service all parts of the city as well as the wider region. In addition the high profile location attracts people from all over the region generating a significant number of enquiries from properties advertised in our window displays and interactive 48'' TV screen available 24hrs a day, 7 days a week.

    We draw entries from a wide geographical area and are supported by a number of city, rural, market and coastal town Joint Auctioneers who provide entries and assist with viewings.

    Auction House Bristol & Somerset North sells a wide variety of property types from across the residential, land, commercial, investment and agricultural sectors. Many are vacant for improvement, others tenanted or for development.

    We are expert advisers and guide vendors as to the most appropriate method of sale which could be by Tender, Invited Offer, Private Treaty or Auction. We have our own estate agency, Morgan Beddoe, providing sales and lettings advice across the city as well as having a network of other estate agents across the region with whom we work.

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Benefits of Selling at Auction
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    Speed
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    There is no faster way of selling. The process can take as little as four weeks from instructing us through to an exchange of contract. You will likely bank the proceeds of your sale within 8-10 weeks from going to the market.
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    Chance of Success
    Auction gives you a greater likelihood of selling your property than by private treaty. 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.
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    Legal and Binding
    When the hammer comes down you have exchanged contracts, your buyer is legally committed and can't change his mind. You will be so much better off than with an estates agent's sale where one third or more collapse after they have been agreed.
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    Higher Profile Marketing
    Your property will be advertised intensively in the local press and proactively sent out to a targeted database of local, regional and national buyers. Your property will be featured in our high quality catalogues which are mailed and emailed to thousands of interested buyers and extensively promoted on the web.
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    Open House Viewing Days
    We set up special viewing days 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.
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    Competitive Bidding
    Our aim is to generate interest from two or more 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 with a condition that contracts are exchanged in advance of Auction Day.
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    Best Price
    Often properties achieve a sale price at auction in excess of the Guide Price. Regularly the result is ahead of that which might have been acceptable with a Private Treaty sale, but you can always be sure that it has achieved its best price on the day. This is especially important on Probate 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.
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    No Renegotiation
    With Private Treaty sales 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 gazundering. With Auction your buyer will have fully researched the properties condition prior to bidding and cannot reduce the sale price after the hammer falls.
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    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.
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    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 sells a wide variety of occupied properties - Regulated Tenancies, Houses in Multiple Occupation, Assured Shortholds and other that are let commercially.
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Buyers 10 Steps to Auction Success
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    Buying an auction property is an easy process. We have broken it down into ten steps which are easy to follow. Please take a look at below at our helpful tips. If you still have questions then call us for further advice.
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    Know what You Want
    • Auctions do not work for everyone, so make sure the process is right for you before you get in too deep.
    • It is vital you know what you want and why you want it - if you are not totally sure on this you should not attempt to buy at auction.
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    Keep Searching
    • Subscribe to newsletters to ensure you keep up to date with all available property lots.
    • Keep reading local press and visit our website regularly to ensure you are fully aware of all upcoming auctions.
    • Hear about properties that are right for you as soon as they become available, this gives you the best chance to view options and plan your next move.
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    View a 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 floorplan.
    • If a catalogue is not available, you can view draft property details on our website or they can be emailed to you on request.
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    Open Day Viewing
    • Try to visit the property on it's first open day. If possible take someone with you who's opinion you value as this will help you make a better judgement on the property.
    • Auction House Team Members will be available at the Open Day to Talk 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.
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    Surveys and Reports
    • Properties sold at auction may not always be in the best condition.
    • It is important to consider having a survey, 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.
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    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.
    • 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 or your mind.
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    Organise Finance
    • You will need:
      • 10% of the purchase price available on the day of the auction (subject to a minimum on low priced properties)
      • The remainder of the purchase price and fees in readiness for completion (usually within 28 days of the auction)
    • You can organise this with your financial adviser, bank or through the use of short-term finance; our recommended associates are Auction Finance or Bridging Finance.
    • Note: It is important to contact your insurers as after exchange you will be responsible for the insurance of the property.
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    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 administration 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.
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    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 - 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 team.
    • Ensure you make it clear when you wish to bid on a property by holding up either your hand or a catalogue.
    • If you wish to bid a different amount than is being offered by the auctioneer, you can shout this out.
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    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 must pay a 10% deposit and sign a memorandum of sale.
    • Make sure you have forms of ID with you:
      • either a passport or driving license and
      • a utility bill
    • If the property you are interested in does not reach it's reserve and is not sold in the room - speak with a member of the Auction House 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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OTHER SERVICES...
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    Probate Services
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    The death of a loved one is a traumatic experience. Even more so when a property has to be sold. At Morgan Beddoe and Auction House Bristol we not only carry out the property valuation, we can arrange for contents valuations, house clearance and much more. This is a service aimed at reducing some of the stress experienced by executors. 
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    Residential Sales
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    Buying and selling a home by private treaty can be a particularly stressful experience. With our professional, courteous and friendly service we will guide you through every step. To find out more about our sales service contact us today.
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    Financial Services
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    We understand that financial and mortgage advice is very personal and needs to be tailored to your individual needs, whether you are looking to work out how much you can afford to borrow or the best way to finance that development or auction opportunity we are happy to recommend services independent of us.
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MEET OUR FAMILY...
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    The Beddoe's have been selling property in and around Bristol for 25 years. We're sure that we haven't 'seen & heard it all' just yet so please contact us today regarding any of your auction queries....
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    David Beddoe, Director, BSc (hons), MNAEA, MNAVA
    Having graduated from UWE with a BSc in Building Surveying, David has a wide and varied knowledge of the property industry and contrary to the common perception of estate agents, will always offer straight-talking, frank advice.
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    Pete Beddoe, Managing Director, FNAEA, FNAVA
    As founding partner and sole proprietor of MORGAN BEDDOE since 1998, Peter has built up a wealth of experience and expertise rivalled by few, having spent most of his working career working in Bristol, Cheltenham and Swindon. 
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    Sue Beddoe, Company Secretary
    Having been the face of Morgan Beddoe since they opened back in 1991, there are few that have dealt with Morgan Beddoe without dealing with Sue.
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    Sean Hayward, New Business Manager
    Continually growing our network of Partner Agents there isn't a residential agent in Bristol, Bath & Somerset that Sean isn't aware of. If they haven't meet him they soon will do!
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      SELLING IN BRISTOL & SOMERSET SINCE 1991
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      Established in 1991, the Morgan Beddoe and Auction House names have since become synonymous with unrivalled expertise in the West Country property market. Our service is second to none and our philosophy simple; we offer a modern approach whilst embracing traditional values.

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    94E Whiteladies Road,
    Clifton,
    Bristol,
    BS8 2QX

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    Buying: 0117 407 2273  Local call rate

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    WHAT DO THEY SAY ABOUT US...
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      Testimonial from Partner Agents
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      I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say a huge thank you for your assistance in securing a sale on Knightstone Court, as you know Westcoast Properties had been marketing this property for a number of months and at the point we spoke initially we have had two sales abort due to the issues with its short lease. On both occasions sales had been agreed at £70,000. Once the owners agreed to the auction route the process was very straight forward. As you know the property generated a good deal of interest and on the evening achieved £77,000, £7,000 more than we had previously achieved and a whole lot quicker with the property exchanging on the night.

      David we as a company will certainly be recommending Auction House - Bristol & Somerset to more of our clients in the future and would once again like to thank you and your team for their support and professionalism over recent weeks.

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      Professional and well considered advice

      We would to like say how pleased we have been with the help you gave us during the two property transactions. The advice we received was professional and always well considered. The extent of interest that you generated lead to us having a very satisfactory outcome at the auction. We would like to recommend this very well run family business to anyone considering auctioning their property in the future.

      Jane and Nigel Lloyd vendors in April  auction

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      personal and attentive customer service
      I have known Peter and David Beddoe for a long time and have used them very successfully in the past with a number of auction sales.. Each sale was successful in achieving an outcome greater than expected - in one case considerably more than was expected. I have also bought through their auction room and made a number of private treaty purchases through their office. The most recent sale was of a rank of 23 lock up garages in Staple Hill and Peter gave me good advice in splitting the lot to achieve a better result. The national coverage of Auction House brought a wide range of interest to the two lots and the result was better than forecast - so very pleasing. Most importantly I have always had personal and attentive customer service from both Peter and David which has been greatly appreciated.
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      Auction is second nature
      Many thanks once again Peter for the excellent job in the sale of my Mum's property! Thank you for the professional way in which you carried out the formalities that are obviously second nature to you! The fact that a very above average settlement was achieved for the property is obviously very pleasing for myself and my Mum, and indeed yourself! Once again, many thanks (A huge weight off of my mind!)
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      Fast and effective sale
      Having bought this property as an investment with a long term tenant I decided I wanted to sell it quickly when the tenant decided to leave. Auction meant the property was sold quickly and easily meaning that I was left with no void period. Excellent service 10/10.

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      Fantastic Venue and Quality Sevice
      Having attended many auctions across the country the new venue at Bristol Pavilion together with the service offered by Auction House Bristol and Somerset North  made this one of the best auctions I have attended.
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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.”

    Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Auction House, Bristol & Somerset North on 0117 946 4949.


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