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Why Choose Auction House?
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    There are so many reasons why Auction House has become the popular choice for selling and buying. Here are just a few that will show you why it makes so much sense, and why our sale numbers are growing so much faster than other auctioneers and the industry norm.


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    Strong Regional and National Presence
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    Auction House sells local property to local, regional and national buyers through over 40 regional auction rooms spread across England, Scotland and Wales, including one in Central London.

    'Local property should always be sold in region by experts who understand auctions and know the area. They will always do a better job and get a higher price. I think that is why Auction House is so successful.'


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    Market Leaders in Many Areas

    Now selling over 3,000 auction lots per year Auction House is the clear market leader nationally. We operate successful regional auction rooms widespread across the country, many of which are market leaders in their own area.

    'National data shows that Auction House sells more property lots and is market leader in several counties including Cumbria, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cheshire, Northamptonshire and Norfolk.'

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    Sell in an Auction Room or  Auction House Online

    Most of our sellers and buyers choose to sell/buy using the Traditional Auction method with sales made in our auction rooms and contracts exchanged on the fall of the gavel. In addition we now operate an Online alternative with ebay style internet bidding with the successful buyer having a 28 day exclusivity period to finalise their mortgage and exchange contracts.

    'The 'modern method of Conditional Auctions' has already proved popular in the North of England, it opens up the market for better condition mortgageable property to be sold to first time buyers, families and B2L investors.'

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    Residential Auction House of the Year' Award

    We have won awards in consecutive years, voted by industry peers as 'Residential Auction House of the Year' with GOLD in 2013 and SILVER in 2014. Auction House have now won TEN INDUSTRY AWARDS in just three years.

    'Being named as Best Auctioneer is a huge accolade and a recognition that Auction House has consistently out-performed others, and is seen across the industry as one of its most impressive operators.'

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    Local, Well Known, Trusted and Respected

    Our auction rooms are run by experienced and successful local companies. These businesses are already well known and respected in the area. Our auction teams live locally, know the area, have a wealth of knowledge and numerous contacts. You can feel reassured and confident your property is in safe hands.

    'Not only do they know the area and the local property market, but Auction House also has an extensive register of active buyers. These are drawn from both their auction activities and their estate agency registers. Auction House sells more auction properties to end users, and local people who improve them for their own occupation, or as a rental investment.'
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    Selling Locally Achieves Higher Prices

    Everyone selling a property wants to achieve the best possible price for it. Evidence shows the prices achieved through professionally run regional auctions are higher than at centralised metropolitan auctions. Auction House are the acknowledged experts in the field and a logical first choice.

    'Property sells for more money closer to home, which is why everyone appoints local estate agents. The same applies to selling by auction - choosing a regional auctioneer makes sense and you will be glad that you did.'

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    More Successful than other Regional Auctioneers

    Auction House have outperformed other regional auctioneers for each of the last five years, our success rate last year was ahead of the national auctions average and the results of most regional auctioneers too.

    'Anyone thinking of selling by auction needs to look at success rates. The fact Auction House is amongst the most successful across the country makes them the obvious first choice in your area.'

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    Residential, Commercial and Investment Property

    We sell a variety of property types through a collective catalogue pitched to a wide range of buyers through a nearby auction room. We also have specialists within the Group who can advise sellers and buyers in all areas.

    'Auction House is the only national auctioneer with a network of regional auction rooms and the only company running professional auctions in widespread locations across the country. If you want to sell your property through a local auction room, give them a call.'

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    We know your area and visit your property

    Sellers need to be very wary of out-of-area auctioneers who don't attend and inspect properties before giving advice on Guide Prices and Reserves. Auction House have auctioneers and valuers in your area who can meet you at the property, inspect it thoroughly and give you proper guidance.

    'I don't see how anyone can know the value of a property without visiting it, seeing its condition and its surroundings. Not only that but how can they sell it effectively without knowing the opportunities that it offers.'

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    Success of marketing and Open House viewings

    Auction House delivers success using a powerful package of local, regional and national marketing and promotion. We use specialist local knowledge, regional promotion and national brand publicity to generate more interest and competitive bidding in our auction rooms. We encourage telephone and proxy bids, and wherever possible website viewing of our auctions.

    'We like their marketing approach, we have been impressed by their newsletters and the easy access they provide to legal packs and other information. I think they are very professional and helpful to buyers.'

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Why Choose Auction House?
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    There are so many reasons why Auction House has become the popular choice for selling and buying. Here are just a few that will show you why it makes so much sense, and why our sale numbers are growing so much faster than other auctioneers and the industry norm.


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    Strong regional and national presence.

    Auction House sells local property to local, regional and national buyers through over 40 regional auction rooms spread across England, Scotland and Wales, including one in Central London.

    'Local property should always be sold in region by experts who understand auctions and know the area. They will always do a better job and get a higher price. I think that is why Auction House is so successful.'

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    Market Leaders in many areas.

    Now selling over 2,750 auction lots per year Auction House is the clear market leader nationally. We operate successful regional auction rooms in all parts of the country, many of which are market leaders in their own area.

    'National data shows that Auction House sells more property lots and is market leader in several counties including Cumbria, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cheshire, Northamptonshire and Norfolk.'

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    Sell in an Auction Room or Auction House Online

    Most of our sellers and buyers choose to sell/buy using the Traditional Auction method with sales made in our auction rooms and contracts exchanged on the fall of the gavel. In addition we now operate an Online alternative with ebay style internet bidding and the successful buyer having a 28 day exclusivity period to finalise their mortgage and exchange contracts.

    'The 'modern method of Conditional Auctions' has already proved popular in the North of England, it opens up the market for better condition mortgageable property to be sold to first time buyers, families and B2L investors.'

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    'Residential Auction House of the Year' Award

    We have won awards in consecutive years, voted by industry peers as 'Residential Auction House of the Year' with GOLD in 2013 and SILVER in 2014. Auction House have now won TEN INDUSTRY AWARDS in just three years.

    'Being named as Best Auctioneer is a huge accolade and a recognition that Auction House has consistently out-performed others, and is seen across the industry as one of its most impressive operators.'

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    Local, well known, trusted & respected

    Our auction rooms are run by experienced and successful local companies. These businesses are already well known and respected in the area. Our auction teams live locally, know the area, have a wealth of knowledge and numerous contacts. You can feel reassured and confident your property is in safe hands.

    'Not only do they know the area and the local property market, but Auction House also has an extensive register of active buyers. These are drawn from both their auction activities and their estate agency registers. Auction House sells more auction properties to end users, and local people who improve them for their own occupation, or as a rental investment.
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    Selling locally achieves higher prices

    Everyone selling a property wants to achieve the best possible price for it. Evidence shows the prices achieved through professionally run regional auctions is higher than at centralised metropolitan auctions. Auction House are the acknowledged experts in the field and a logical first choice.

    'Property sells for more money closer to home, which is why everyone appoints local estate agents. The same applies to selling by auction - choosing a regional auctioneer makes sense and you will be glad that you did.'

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    More successful than other regional auctioneers

    Auction House have outperformed other regional auctioneers for each of the last five years, our success rate last year was ahead of the national auctions average and the results of most regional auctioneers too.

    'Anyone thinking of selling by auction needs to look at success rates. The fact Auction House is amongst the most successful across the country makes them the obvious first choice in your area.'

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    Residential, Commercial and Investment Property

    We sell a variety of property types through a collective catalogue pitched to a wide range of buyers through a nearby auction room. We also have specialists within the Group who can advise sellers and buyers in all areas.

    'Auction House is the only national auctioneer with a network of regional auction rooms and the only company running professional auctions in widespread locations across the country. If you want to sell your property through a local auction room, give them a call.'

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    We know your area and visit your property

    Sellers need to be very wary of out-of-area auctioneers who don't attend and inspect properties before giving advice on Guide Prices and Reserves. Auction House have auctioneers and valuers in your area who can meet you at the property, inspect it thoroughly and give you proper guidance.

    'I don't see how anyone can know the value of a property without visiting it, seeing its condition and its surroundings. Not only that but how can they sell it effectively without knowing the opportunities that it offers.'

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    Proven success of Marketing

    Auction House delivers success using a powerful package of local, regional and national marketing and promotion. We use specialist local knowledge, regional promotion and national brand publicity to generate more interest and competitive bidding in our auction rooms. We encourage telephone and proxy bids, and wherever possible website viewing of our auctions.


    'We like their marketing approach, we have been impressed by their newsletters and the easy access they provide to legal packs and other information. I think they are very professional and helpful to buyers.'

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Benefits of Buying At Auction
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    There are many benefits of buying at Auction many of which will appeal and apply to you. It is by understanding them that the attraction of the Auction process will become clear.


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    Chances of a Bargain

    Auctions really do offer the chance of a bargain. It is just as true of property auctions as it is in furniture and antiques salerooms. There is an abundance of TV programmes that will confirm this and they clearly demonstrate the public's attraction to the auction process.

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    Certainty of Success

    If your hand is up when the hammer comes down then you will have exchanged contracts and the property will be yours. No one will be able to step in and take it away from you; there will be no chance of the seller changing his mind, someone gazumping you or a break occurring somewhere in the chain of transactions. You will have bypassed that anxious, uncertain, often lengthy period which private treaty buyers experience between agreeing a purchase and getting to an exchange of contracts.

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    Speed
    If you want to buy an auction property the process is quick and easy. There is a fixed, known timescale at the very beginning - the Auction date is set and the period from then to completion, which is usually 28 days, is stated in the Special Conditions of Sale. You know how long you have got to evaluate the property, obtain advice and expert opinions, and determine your maximum bid price.
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    Opportunities

    Auction properties often offer opportunities for improvement and value enhancement. Many require work that can be tailored to your own personal requirements. Some lots include development potential, others offer change of use options (subject to planning) and can be converted to suit your future needs. Buyers are often looking for properties that will add value and generate resale profits - auction regularly provides these opportunities.

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    No Hidden Surprises

    Auction House in conjunction with sellers' solicitors aim to make available all relevant documentation including Searches, Title, Leases on tenanted property, relevant Planning Permissions and Scheme Layouts for development plans. These will be published online and made available for download free of charge. We will be happy to provide an explanation and give general guidance too, should this be required.

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    Level Playing Field

    Everyone has a fair chance at auction; it isn't a first come first served arrangement. Most properties entered into auction are sold under the hammer. That shouldn't stop you putting in a pre-auction bid if you are very keen on a particular Lot. For it to be accepted, it would need to be a very strong bid and at a level that might not be reached by competitive bidding in the Room.

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    Competitive Bidding

    Often buyers get a property knocked down to them at a lower price than they were willing to bid up to, and by doing so will purchase at less than would have been the case by Private Treaty, Tender or Invited Offer. What is more, buyers will have the reassurance that other bidders share the same opinion of a property's value as they do and you should only have to be one bid ahead of your competitor or get to the reserve price to be successful.

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    Immediate Tenancy Income

    If you buy a tenanted property you will start receiving rental income from the day of legal completion. Your investment starts delivering from the moment you take ownership and you can factor this into your evaluation of its return. The legal benefits of the Tenancy Agreement will pass over to you along with the responsibilities that it contains.

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    Right Property and Right Purpose

    You will be interested in a specific auction property because it is right for you and you will want it for a specific purpose. Sometimes for your occupation or use, other times as a project or an investment. You will already know why you want it - your purchase will likely be part of a bigger plan, either financial, family or business related. Auction often offers the opportunity that you have been thinking about and the urgency it brings could persuade you to commit to that plan.

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    Temporary Financing
    Nowadays there are specialist short-term lending options available that will enable you to complete your purchase with temporary funds, prior to your preferred long-term mortgage being put in place. Auction House can introduce you to specialists who work in this field, or to their own in-house Financial Advisor who can set up a conventional mortgage to support your bid.
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    Financial Services

    Mortgage Advice Bureau works with Auction House to provide independent mortgage advice in the Carlisle and surrounding areas across Cumbria, from one of the UK's largest award winning mortgage brokers.

    We can search over 8,000 different mortgages from a selection of 80 different lenders to find the right deal for you.

    Our advice is independent and will be specifically tailored to your needs and circumstances which could be for your first home, moving home, investing in property or remortgaging.

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    Online Auction Services

    Auction House are firmly established as Cumbia's no.1 property auctioneer, based on lots sold and enjoy a market lead +60% market share within the Cumbria region. In addition to its regular traditional non-conditional auction events in Cumbria via its auction rooms in both Carlisle and Ulverston, Auction House also provides an 'eBay style' conditional auction option via its Online auction brand.


    Auction House Cumbria Online provides a tailored lot based auction service. No need to wait for an auction event as auctions are programed around individual seller requirements.


    Properties will typically have a 4-6 week marketing period followed by one week online bidding period. All properties are sold subject to a Reserve Price. The winning bidder generally has 28 days to exchange contracts and completion is typically 28 days thereafter.

    Types of property we sell via Online Auction are Residential housing that is in good condition. Freehold or Leasehold properties and properties can be owner occupied, vacant or tenanted.
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  • Team Member

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    Colin West MNAEA - Director & Auctioneer
    Having 30 years' experience within the property sector, starting in Financial Services and working across the county. Colin now divides his time between Cumbria & the Northeast being wholly involved in auctions. He is in great demand from other Auction House licensees as their man on the rostrum, and is instantly recognisable as a regular on BBC's 'Homes under the Hammer'.
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    John Forsyth FNAEA - Director
    After 38 years within the property industry, Auctions were the next natural step for John. He finds a mixture of dealing with other agents across the county and the excitement of Auction Day as thrilling now as when he started!
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    Tracey Pagin- Auction Co-ordinator
    Tracey started her career as a valuer for a local Estate Agent gaining experience and knowledge of the property market across Cumbria, before joining Auction House Cumbria 2 years ago. Traceys primary objective is to prepare the legal packs for the auctions, working closely with solicitors across the country and gathering land registry documents and local searches independently.
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    Sara Fawkes - Development Co-Ordinator
    Sara has worked for Auction House for the past 5 years and through this time has gained a wealth of knowledge. Sara is one of the first points of contact and is eager to help with all aspects of buying or selling enquiries. Also she works closely with local estate agents keeping lines of communication open should any vendors wish to sell via auction.
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    Tracy Wilson- Auction Valuer
    Tracy joined Auction House organisation as an auction valuer in 2007 and has worked closely with Colin and the team since August 2013. Tracy has a vast amount of local knowledge of the area in the Northeast and she gets great satisfaction from going over and above to help both vendors and auction buyers.
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    Sarah Brown- Auction Assistant
    Sarah has been with the company since January 2015, based in the Gateshead office. Sarah deals with negotiating sales, carrying out auction viewings and communicating with joint agents throughout the auction cycle. Sarah is generally the customers first point of contact.
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    The Axis Building,
    Maingate,
    Team Valley, Gateshead,
    Tyne and Wear, NE11 0NQ

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    Buying: 0191 687 0796  Local call rate

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    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      'Surprised and Delighted'

      Dear Colin and the team, We just want to thank you for all your help during the auction sale of our property. We were surprised and delighted that the house sold for almost 25% over the reserve price and in fact was only £6000 under the price at which the estate agents were previously advertising the property.

      Yours

      Mr C and Mrs S

      Vendor - February 2016

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