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      Without doubt Auction House is the country's fastest growing auctioneer and the last year's performance underlines this emphatically. Auction House Manchester celebrated success in 2015, as part of the UK's No.1 Residential Auctioneers they held seven highly successful Auction sales with an average success rate of 71%. In February, the success rate was a staggering 85%! Proving that a sale by Auction can really work.

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    Auction House was crowned 'Residential Auction House of the Year' and Director of Auction House Manchester, Ian Hill said, "We have become a market leader in this region thanks to a team which has doggedly pursued excellent customer service and achieved an impressive sales success with a high standard of professionalism."
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    We have nearly at 3,250 lots sold for the year, at the same point last year our total was 3,058. Auction House has won three Gold awards and a Bronze from our four entries into the Negotiator and Estate Agency of the Year Awards.

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Sellers 10 Steps to Auction Success
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    Selling a property by auction is easier than many people think, and the prices that we achieve are usually higher than expected too. You can follow our easy ten step guide below and if you are considering the possibility of selling by auction then call us on 0161 925 3254 for further details.

    Seeking Advice
    • It all starts with an email enquiry or a phone call to Auction House. We will ask you about your property, your situation and your requirements.
    • An Auctioneer or an Auction House Valuer will visit and inspect your property, then advise you on the best method of sale.
    • If it is 'Sale by Auction,' we will give Guide Price recommendations, talk you through the process and help you decide on the appropriate way forward.

     

    Instruction to Sell
    • We will confirm our terms of appointment, get in contact with your solicitor, gather together the necessary paperwork, liaise with others to get Searches, Planning Permissions, Specialist Reports, an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), Tenancy Agreements, Architectural Plans and get Special Conditions of Sale prepared for your property.
    • We will work with you and your solicitor to help get a legal pack prepared as quickly as possible. We will then make it available online to all interested parties, and hold an 'office copy' for buyers to inspect.
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    Property Details Approved
    • We will submit the property details and marketing material we have prepared for your property for you to approve.
    • Once agreed we will convert them into a format suitable for viewing on our website, create press advertising and your catalogue entry.
    • Amendments will be discussed as necessary and late revisions notified via an Addendum prior to the auction.

     

    Effective marketing campaign
    • All Auction lots are advertised extensively in the local papers where the Auctions take place.
    • When appropriate we promote auctions nationally in the Estate Gazette and other specialist publications.
    • We also pitch your property to our extensive mailing list of buyers, using email newsletters and other electronic marketing.
    • Added to this you benefit from multi office marketing through our Residential offices, and when appropriate our Joint Agents, plus extensive website promotion through major portals, auction sites and our own www.auctionhouse.uk.net.
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    Open Viewings
    • We organise special Open Viewings at all properties that require access and have an experienced, well briefed member of the Auction House team present to provide guidance and ascertain interest from the many viewers.
    • Open Viewings are well advertised, highly effective and much valued by prospective Auction buyers.

     

    Catalogue distributed
    • Your property will be allocated a running order 'Lot number' and, after approval, will be added to our Auction Catalogue. These will be sent to a considerable number of buyers on our mailing list as well as those who have made specific enquiries for 'Lots' in a current Auction.
    • The Catalogue is also uploaded to the website in pdf and turning pages format and made accessible through subscription to other interested parties.
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    Reserves Set
    • We gauge interest and likely bid levels at the Open Viewings and by discussion with prospective buyers. Pre-auction offers may also be received which are taken into account.
    • We agree a Reserve Price with every seller approximately 48 hours prior to the Auction and this remains confidential between you and Auction House.
    • Occasionally a pre-auction offer may be so attractive and unlikely to be surpassed in the Auction Room that we recommend its acceptance, conditional upon exchange at least five days prior to Auction Day.

     

    Auction day
    • Time is allocated prior to the start of the Auction for prospective buyers to ask any last minute questions.
    • Final amendments to the Catalogue are given out to those attending the auction.
    • Each Lot is described prior to being offered, and, hopefully after competitive bidding, sold on the fall of the hammer, with contracts being effectively exchanged at that point.
    • Sale documentation is signed in the room and a 10% deposit paid.
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    Completion
    • Your Solicitors will handle the process thereafter. We will supply them with a Notification of Sale and hand over deposit monies after deducting sale costs. You will need to :
      • provide vacant possession on completion, unless the property has been sold tenanted .
      • make arrangements for key release and
      • cancel your service supplies, insurance etc.

     

    Can Auction House help you further?
    • Whether you need help with other disposals, valuation advice on other properties or want to use the sale proceeds to purchase another property please call us - we are here to help you.
    • If you have been pleased with our service and the result of your sale, then please recommend us to others and help us promote the benefits of the 'Sale by Auction' alternative.
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Buyers 10 Steps to Auction Success
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    Buying at Auction is easier than you think.  We have broken the process down into ten easy steps below. If you have any further  questions then call us on 0161 925 3254 for further advice.

    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.

     

    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. For a small subscription we can mail the printed version to you.
    • 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.

     

    Open Viewings
    • Try to visit the property on it's first open viewing. 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 viewings 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.

     

    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 Buyers admin fee which is usually 0.5% of the purchase price (subject to a minimum of £500) This does vary from lot to lot and you should check the catalogue and legal pack before bidding. 
      • The remainder of the purchase price 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.

     

    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.
    • You will need to register to bid at the Registration desk on arrival. You will need to provide:
      • either a passport or driving licence
      • a recent utility bill (within 90 days)
      • solicitor details
      • finance (as stated above)
    • 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 the paddle you will have been handed at Registration.
    • If you wish to bid a different amount than is being offered by the auctioneer, you can shout this out.

     

    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, the buyers fee and sign a memorandum of sale.
    • Make sure you have 2 forms of ID with you:
      • either a passport or driving license
      • a recent utility bill (within 90 days)
    • 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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Meet the Auction House team...
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    Ian Hill BSc (Est Man) FRICS, Director
    Ian is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has over 35 years experience working in the Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire property market. Ian can advise on all aspects of residential property but has a particular speciality in Commercial and Industrial property, Investments and Land having advised Banks and other lending institutions for the majority of his working life. This breadth of knowledge and experience, rarely found in other Auctioneering Companies, ensures potential clients are always provided with the best advice
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    Amanda Lamont MNAVA, Auction Manager
    Amanda has over 5 years experience in the local property market with a background in both commercial negotiating and the valuation of both residential and commercial property for auction. She has recently become qualified as a member of The National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers, achieving a Technical Award in 'Real Property Auctioneering'.
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    Darran Joseph, Auction Valuer
    Living in Halifax, with many years experience in the property market, Darran is the newest addition to the Auction House team. Having come from a residential sales role, he has joined to head up the team covering the Kirklees and Calderdale areas of West Yorkshire. Darran's background in different property markets and experience selling the complete range of property types gives him a strong foundation on which to assess your property and devise the best course of action.
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    Sarah Lynn, Auction Administrator
    Sarah has now been with the Auction team for almost 3 years. Her role includes preparing contracts, conducting open viewings, invoicing and producing the catalogues. Sarah thrives on challenges and always endeavours to exceed expectations.
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    Yvette Taylor, Auction Administrator
    Yvette is highly motivated, enthusiastic and has gained 2 years experience within the Auction department, fulfilling various roles including liaising with solicitors, conducting open viewings, dealing with enquiries and post sale negotiations. Yvette has a great reputation for building and maintaining good relationships with both vendors and purchasers.
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    Where we're active

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    Edge View House Salmon Fields Business Village,
    Royton,
    Oldham,
    OL2 6HT

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    Buying: 0161 468 0819  Local call rate

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    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      I would without doubt recommend you

      I would like to take this opportunity to thank you so kindly for helping me to sell my property as I am so incredibly grateful for the help and work that went into getting it sold at auction. I would without doubt recommend you to anyone else should they need to sell their property at auction and would also come to yourselves for future advice if I choose to buy a property again. Thank you to Ian Hill, I really appreciate the work he put into helping me sell my house.

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      Ian and Amanda have gone that extra mile
      I have been most impressed at every stage whilst going through the difficult process of selling my step-mum's bungalow. I have been kept informed at each stage. Whenever I have telephoned with an enquiry I have been able to speak to someone quickly , or have had a very early phone call back. I have been extremely impressed by the friendly, personal, yet professional response I have received at every stage. To receive an immediate telephone call from Ian with the result of the auction, when there were about 50 lots, was most gratifying. Ian and Amanda have gone that extra mile.
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      AH Manchester provided a fantastic service
      Auction House Manchester provided a fantastic service in selling the property at auction. Amanda Lamont provided excellent customer service, was knowledgable in her field and provided excellent, honest advice. It was a pleasure dealing with Amanda who made it a stress free experience from start to finish. 10/10. I would highly recommend anyone who wants to sell a property at auction to use Auction House Manchester.
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      we would have no hesitation in recommending you
      We found the service provided by Auction House excellent and our sales agent Amanda certainly put 100% into selling our property we would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      ...an absolute joy to deal with...
      I would like to thank your company for the professional and excellent service we received during the first of many purchases through Auction House. In particular we were very impressed with the services we received from Amanda. She was an absolute joy to deal with and she fulfilled everything we asked of her. We wouldn't look anywhere else to purchase our future properties.
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      ...truly pleasant experience...
      We purchased the property at auction,  Amanda and Yvette couldn't have been more helpful on the day. B oth girls was absolutely amazing and kept us updated at all stages and gave us advice and were very accommodating. They are a credit to your company and we would definitely use you for any sales of our properties.  Truly pleasant experience and would definitely recommend both girls for their professionalism"
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      ...best service I have ever had...
      I rang Auction House (Manchester) about a property I had seen and spoke to Yvette Taylor. She arranged a viewing the same day at the time I asked for and conducted the viewing as agreed. She also concluded fairly extensive negotiations, agreed a deal, had the contract signed and completed, checked ID and had solicitors in place for completion with in 24 hours of my initial phone call to make a viewing! Best service I have ever had from an estate agent/auction house. Service was fast and efficient with almost instant responses to e-mails. Will definitely contact Yvette next time I am in the property market and highly recommend the service that she provided
    • Buyer Testimonial

      ...great customer service...
      Yvette Taylor was excellent exceptional efficient and quick at responding to emails and phone calls. Great customer service and will recommend this service to others
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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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