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    At Richard Greener we have always been aware that "the buyers of today are the sellers of tomorrow" and as a consequence you will always be treated with courtesy and respect. This may be your first purchase or your fifth, whatever the case you will be accompanied to the viewing by an experienced professional who will answer all your questions with honestly and sincerity and if we don't know the answer we will find out for you.

    One day you too will be a seller and we want you to remember what it was like when you bought your home through Richard Greener.

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    There is no faster way to sell your residential property, mixed use, commercial property or land. The whole process from instruction to completion can take as little as eight weeks.


    Auction gives you a better chance of selling your property than by estate agent alone. In recent years, Auction House has sold on average 75%-80% of all lots offered, which gives you a much greater chance of a sale.

    Legal and Binding

    Once the hammer has fallen, you have exchanged contracts with your buyer and they are legally committed to the purchase. On average, one third of sales through estate agents fall through after they have been agreed, so selling by auction is a far more secure way to sell.


    We have developed a targeted database of local, regional and national buyers, so your property can be proactively sent out to these people. Your property will also be featured in online property portals such as Rightmove and Zoopla, our high quality catalogues which are mailed to prospective buyers, sent via email to our database of contacts, as well as shared with thousands of interested people via our website and on social media.

    Open House

    To help develop the potential for competitive bidding, we organise Open House viewing days. These are short time slots which allow any prospective buyers to come and look around the property, guided by a member of the auctions team who is on hand to answer any questions they may have, as well as being able to assess their interest. By doing this, the team can help to guide you in setting the right reserve price.

    Competitive Bidding

    The aim of an auction is to generate interest from two or more prospective buyers, which will lead them to bid against each other in the auction room, and will help your property to achieve the best price on the day. Sometimes those buyers are so keen to acquire the property that they put in a pre-auction offer, and if this figure is higher than we would expect to reach in the auction room, we may recommend accepting the offer under standard auction rules, with contracts needing to be exchanged prior to the auction day.

    Best Price

    Properties for sale at auction will often achieve a final sale price in excess of the original guide price set, and regularly the result is in the region of what might have been acceptable for sale through an estate agent (Private Treaty sale). What you can guarantee is that it has achieved the best price on the day. This is a key point for properties coming to auction via probate, as the executors of the estate have a duty to achieve the best price possible.

    Set Price

    With private treaty sales through an estate agent, the offer price agreed is not necessarily the price you will finally receive, with discounting due to any survey findings or last minute gazundering. With auction, there is no room for negotiation after the hammer falls; it is the buyers' responsibility to fully research the property before bidding.


    If you are looking to sell your home or property quickly, then auction is probably the best option for you. From the time you instruct the auctions team to list your property, you will know the date that is will be up for auction, and legal completion is usually set for 28 days afterwards. This is a fixed timescale and is legally binding for both parties. This means auction is the best option for anyone with time constraints, such as those relocating, under financial pressure, or wanting to dispose of an investment property.

    Continued Income

    If you are looking to sell an investment property, there is no need to sell with vacant possession, as we have a large number of buy to let investors looking to buy. By retaining your tenant, you will continue to receive rent until the completion date, and the purchaser will receive income from that date onwards. Auction House sells a variety of occupied properties with tenancy agreements in place, including assured shorthold tenancy (ASTs), regulated tenancy, assured tenancy and commercial lettings.

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  • Introduction

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    The experience of our dedicated sales and property management teams is second to none. Their knowledge of the local market is key to the success of the company and for Richard Greener's unrivalled reputation in Northampton with the most experienced property team in the town.

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    Maria Greener  Director
    Maria Greener was born in Italy and moved with her parents to Northampton in 1960. Her family are the owners of a well known local company and on leaving school Maria worked initially in the travel industry and gained invaluable experience working in London, in Italy and North America. In 1994 Maria joined her Husband, Richard, bringing her considerable experience in customer service to the Estate Agency company. Maria has headed the company sales league for many years and numerous clients have benefitted from her extensive knowledge of the industry and her ability to achieve the seemingly impossible. If a house is unsaleable she will relish the challenge!Maria, who is fluent in Italian, maintains close links with her friends and family in Italy and outside of work she is a keen gardener, busy mother and, when the opportunity presents itself, world traveller.
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    Nick Pattison MNAEA Director
    Californian born Nick was educated at Bedford and started his career in Estate Agency in 1980 having spent time in the United States selling Real Estate. In 1986 he joined Richard Greener at the Northampton branch of Berry Bros and went on to manage an Area as a Director of Bairstow Eves with 14 branches throughout the County. In 1998 he started his own successful business in East Northants which he sold in 2006 and in 2008 he renewed his partnership with Richard being appointed a Director shortly after. His 32 years plus experience within the industry has given him unrivalled local knowledge and a true understanding of the market. A great believer in sales by Auction has helped many clients achieve sale prices well in excess of their expectations.Nick is a resident of Weston Favell where he lives with his wife Vanessa and their four children. Nick does not have time for hobbies!
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    Matthew Brack
    Northampton born Matthew was educated at Weston Favell and started his estate agency career at the age of eighteen. Having obtained a solid grounding in the profession he then left the town and worked for five years for Foxtons in London spending most of his time there at the North London office in St Johns Wood. In 2007 Matthew returned to Northampton and joined Richard Greener in the position of Senior Valuer. Matt, a happily married father of two and a resident of Weston Favell is a keen and successful angler (or so he tells us) and when he can escape the hustle and bustle of Estate Agency he can usually be found up to his waist in water on the banks of Pitsford Reservoir.
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    Nicholas Greener
    Nicholas Greener was born in Northampton and educated at Great Houghton Prep School and Uppingham School in Rutland. On leaving school in 2003 he spent a winter season working for Intrawest as a Ski Instructor at the Whistler Ski resort in Canada and then resumed his studies at Nottingham Trent University.In July 2009 Nick graduated with an Honours Degree in Estate Management having spent his placement year in London working for a firm of Chartered Surveyors in Mayfair. In August 2009 Nick joined the family firm as a Residential Sales Negotiator.Outside of work Nick is a keen sportsman having played first team and Varsity Hockey at school and University and as well as golf and snow skiing he has recently taken up wake boarding. Nick is a keen supporter of Northampton Saints although his work commitments on Saturdays make it hard for him to attend as many games as he would like.
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    Helen Dunn
    Helen has lived in Northampton since her childhood, having been brought up in Duston, although is now a resident of Kettering. Helen started her career in the leather industry however moved into the property world in 1998 and joined Richard Greener in 2001 in the role of Branch Secretary. Helen is the "hub" of the office without whose presence things can go wrong! Helen however has been with the company now for fourteen years and is a familiar voice to many clients and customers who appreciate her efficiency and calmness under pressure.In her spare time Helen, who is married to Shaun, enjoys walking in the country parks of Northamptonshire but frequently travels further afield touring the beauty spots of England. Her favourite beauty spot? Appledore in Devon.
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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 Richard Greener, Northampton on 01604 230222.