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    Venmore Auctions are the oldest property auction house in Merseyside and have been going for well over a century. We are the leading property auction experts in the region and offer 6 auction sales every year selling a mixture of residential, commercial, development, ground rents and land.

    Over the last 18 months our auction sales rate is the best in Merseyside and one of the best in the whole UK, selling on average over 90% of all properties offered. The best sales rates since 2007, prior to the downturn in the market & economy. Having built up a strong reputation over the years we now have one of the largest investor & landlord databases for the region, with regular communication to over 20,000 people. This helps to not only provide a large mixture of properties every auction for the buyers, but also makes sure that we achieve the best possible prices for our sellers.

    Our auctions are held every 6-8 weeks in the Iconic Liverpool Town Hall council chambers and attract over 300 people per auction providing one of the most frenzied and electrifying atmospheres around. Our auctioneer is Adam Partridge, famous from TV's bargain Hunt & cash in the attic amongst others, who provides the perfect balance of professionalism, enthusiasm and humour to get the buyers, and their wallets/purses relaxed. Venmores as a group not only offer a dedicated auction house, but also 11 estate agent branches spread throughout Merseyside and North Wales.

    We are known as Venmores in Liverpool, Bradshaw Farnham & Lea on The Wirral, Ball & Percival in Southport and Ainsdale, and William Gleave in Buckley. The Venmores group offer services in residential & commercial property sales, lettings and management - we manage over 2000 properties for landlords. We also have a dedicated survey & valuation department.

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    FREE ENTRY TO OUR 14TH DECEMBER AUCTION SALE

    As an early Christmas Present we're offering all clients a free entry to our last auction of the year, on the 14th of December - Usually £300 per lot.

    If you're interested in getting a free auction valuation please call now on 0151 236 6746

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Selling at Auction
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    When to Sell?
    Venmores hold 6 auctions per year which are usually between 6 & 8 weeks apart. To find out the dates visit our website www.venmoreauctions.co.uk or call our office on 0151 236 6746.
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    Book your Auction Appraisal

    Venmores offer a 100% free auction appraisal. One of our experienced auction surveyors will visit your property and discuss with you a price they feel confident in achieving at our next auction. Not every property is perfect for auction and if this is the case our surveyors will advise you on the best alternative method of selling.


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    Guide and Reserve Price
    The guide price is the price that we market your property at. It is the price that the general public will see and gives them an indication of the level of price that we have valued the property at. The reserve price is known only to Venmores and you. We will not sell your property below this price without express permission from you first, but once someone bids over this amount the auctioneer will sell under the hammer.
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    Entry Fee
    Venmores offer a standard entry fee of £200 + VAT. This is payable at the time of instruction and includes a ½ page in our full colour catalogue, auction board at your property, accompanied viewings, marketing through our database and local media, amongst other things.
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    Legal Pack
    To sell your property by auction you will need for a solicitor to produce a legal pack prior to the day of the auction - we cannot legally sell without this. This is a cost that you will have to cover as the seller. You can use any solicitors that you wish, but if you use a Venmore recommended solicitor we can get you a discounted price.
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    Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
    To sell a property in the UK you need to have a current EPC in place. They are valid for; 10 years and are a Government requirement whether your property is residential or commercial. We can carry out a residential EPC for you at a discounted rate. For commercial premises this price will be higher and dependant on the size of the property.
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    Commission
    Venmores charge a commission fee once we have sold your property. This can be before, during or after the auction, but from any point after you have fully instructed us. The rate varies depending on the type of property to be sold.
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    What Next?
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    Information we Require
    We will need photographic ID & Proof of address for each person who is a named vendor on the property. If the property is being sold under a Company name we will need your Company registration information as well as identification of the authorised Director/s.
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    Auction Period
    Once you have fully instructed Venmores we will begin to market your property immediately. We will handle all enquiries and sale related matters from this day through to the day of the auction, and should your property not sell, for a minimum of 4 weeks after the auction.
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    Viewings
    If the property is vacant you can supply Venmores with a set of keys and we will carry out all viewings on demand at no extra charge. If the property is tenanted we will organise with yourself and the tenant 2 x 30 minute block viewings prior to the auction that will cause as little disruption as possible. These viewings will be accompanied by a member of staff from Venmores. It is extremely important that potential buyers can get access to your property as it can affect the price achieved or even result in the property not selling.
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    Surveys
    You do not need to carry out a survey on your property, but it will help the chances of selling. It is up to any potential buyers to carry out their own due diligence. We offer surveying services which are fast, efficient and value for money if you would like to provide one.
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    Selling Your Property
    The auction market has evolved over the last few years and now we sell on average only 50% of our properties on the day of the auction itself, with 25% selling before the auction and 25% selling after. So it is not the end of the world should your property remain unsold after the day of the auction as many people will still show interest and may purchase in the days/weeks following the auction. We will try and sell your property for a minimum 4 weeks after the auction.
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    When your Property Sells
    Venmores take a 10% deposit from the buyer at the moment of sale. The buyer at this point also exchanges contracts and must complete within the agreed completion period (28 days is the standard), or risk losing their deposit, which you are legally entitled to retain minus our fees. For exact details you will have to discuss with your solicitor what conditions they are putting into your legal pack.
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    The Fall of The Hammer
    On the fall of the auctioneer's gavel a binding contract is formed between the highest bidder and the seller. At this point the buyer is legally bound by all the terms and conditions laid out in the auction contract. They must pay their 10% deposit immediately, provide Identification and solicitors details. They then have until the end of the completion period specified in the contract or risk losing their deposit.
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    Speed of Sale
    From the day we have been formally instructed we will be actively trying to sell your property at the highest possible price for you. For this reason we can, and have, sold properties from instruction to completion in less than 4 weeks. As most of our buyers are financed by cash they can complete much quicker than the 28 day period in most cases, giving you your funds in the quickest possible time. As they commit at exchange with a 10% deposit very few sales actually fall through, and even if they do you have the security of the 10% deposit which you are legally entitled to retain, less our fees.
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    Further Questions
    If you would like to discuss any aspect of the selling process you can call our auction department direct on 0151 236 6746 and speak with one of our dedicated auction team, or alternatively you can call into our city centre offices at: 9 Dale Street, Liverpool, L2 2SH.
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Buying at Auction
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    First and foremost you need to know what we currently have for sale by auction. We have 6 auctions per year and generally only begin advertising the properties we have for the next auction 6 weeks prior to the sale, so you have to be constantly looking for what's new because as quickly as they appear they are sold.

    When it comes to buying at auction the early bird certainly catches the worm! The best way to keep up to date is to sign up to our auction database directly through our auction website www.venmoreauctions.co.uk once on that you will receive all updates and notifications regarding our current and future auctions. Every auction has a closing date and we release a full colour catalogue in PDF form and printed book. However, once we are instructed on any property we put them onto our auction website immediately, so to give yourself enough time to carry out all your due diligence, check our site on a regular basis.

    We would advise that all prospective purchasers find out as much information as possible before bidding on a property. All properties for auction will be advertised with a guide price, this is an indication of the price the vendor is expecting to achieve and not necessarily the figure at which a property will sell. We would advise that all prospective purchasers arrange to view any lots they are interested in and viewings can be arranged by contacting the auction team via email at auctions@venmores.co.uk or on 0151 236 6746.

    Please note that we may not gain access to certain properties and viewings will be external only, but we generally have access to over 90% of properties offered. All properties will be sold subject to the RICS Common Auction Conditions and any Special Conditions of Sale contained within the Legal Documentation which will be provided for each Lot to be sold at auction and this can be viewed online or at the auctioneer's offices in the run up to the auction, subject to it being received from the Sellers solicitors.Please contact 0151 236 6746 for further information. If you require a survey to be carried out on a lot, we would ask that you arrange for your surveyor to contact us direct to make arrangements for access. If you are arranging finance to purchase a property, we would advise this is done in advance of the auction date as many lenders will require a survey to be carried out.

    Once a property is purchased completion is usually within 28 days and you should discuss this with your lender to make sure it will not cause a problem. Offers can be made on all lots prior to the auction date, you can make offers via email, in writing or over the telephone, you are not tied into any offer placed prior to auction unless it is accepted and exchange of contracts occurs. All offers will be submitted to the sellers for their consideration. If an offer is accepted prior to auction you will be expected to exchange contracts immediately with a 10% deposit.

    Once exchange has occurred the property will be advertised as Sold Prior and will not be offered in the auction room. We offer proxy and telephone bidding for bidders who are unable to attend the auction venue. The proxy and telephone bidding forms can be found on the website or in the auction catalogue. We advise that potential purchasers contact the auction department on the day of the auction to establish if the lot(s) they are interested are still available as properties can be sold or withdrawn right up until the day of the auction.

    We strongly recommend that all potential purchasers check that they have read and understood all the legal documents and terms and conditions for each lot they are interested in. Upon the fall of the gavel in the auction room a binding contract is made between the Seller and buyer. The successful bidder will be approached by a member of staff to come to the front to exchange contracts and pay the 10% deposit. Completion is usually 28 days thereafter unless varied in the special conditions.

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MEET THE EXPERTS
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    Young, dynamic and most important, Hungry to sell
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    Auction Director

    Name - Ronan Connolly

    Office - Liverpool Dale St

    What does my role involve - The day to day running of the auction business mainly the 6-7 auctions we hold every year. I carry out all of the auction valuations and develop ongoing business relationships. If you want to discuss whether or not your property is suitable for auction or for a free auction valuation that I'm the right person to speak with. 

    How long have you worked for Venmores - 6 and a half years.

    What do you most enjoy about your job - That moment about 10 days after an auction when you take stock of how well the auction has done. I'll look at the stats, check all the figures, and then close the book and move onto the next auction. There's absolutely no dwelling with auctions. If we take it on we'll either sell it or move it into the next auction.

    As selling goes there are not too many better auction houses out there. On average we sell about 85% of all properties offered. Don't be sold by 'larger' auctions, they just mean that less time is spent selling your property and you're also in direct competition with so many other properties. Medium size auctions offer more time spent per property offered. They also offer lower supply for the same size client base and same high demand, therefore quite regularly we achieve better prices under the hammer.

    feel free to email or call for a chat.

    Contact details - 07849 199 849/0151 236 6746/ r.connolly@venmores.co.uk

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    Admin Manager

    Name - Helen Wilson

    Office - Liverpool Dale St

    What does my role involve - I deal with the preparation of the auction brochure and meeting of the auction deadlines together with all administration work so updating systems, creating files, all accounts and invoicing and liaising with the solicitors for the all-important legal packs. If your query involves cost of selling at auction, the process, recommending solicitors and all the legal information required then I'm the person you're best speaking to.

    How long have you worked for Venmores - 17 Years

    What do you most enjoy about your job - The more spreadsheets, invoices and paperwork the better as far as I'm concerned. 

    Contact details - 07980 894 284/0151 236 6746/ h.wilson@venmores.co.uk

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    Sales Manager

    Name - Phil Dillon

    Office - Liverpool Dale St

    What does that involve - A wide range of different responsibilities, from carrying out viewings and ascertaining feedback to handling negotiations and the exchange of contracts. If you see a property we're selling at auction and would like to discuss, arrange a viewing/survey, or even submit an offer, then I'm the man to get in touch with.

    How long have you worked for Venmores - Almost a year, but I've worked for major estate agents on Merseyside for a number of years now

    What do you most enjoy about your job - Having worked in residential sales previously and knowing that sales can fall through at any time and that nothing is guaranteed until completion, working with auctions the novelty of being able to take an offer, negotiate a sale price and exchange contracts all on the same day, with 10% deposit and 28 day completion, still amazes me!

    Contact details - 07711 495 938 / 0151 236 6746 / p.dillon@venmores.co.uk

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    Auction co-ordinator

    Name - Ruby Fletcher

    Office - Liverpool Dale St

    What does that involve - Jack of all trades... Admin more than anything, but knitting together all aspects of the auction process. From initial contact with buyers or sellers, to arranging valuations, viewings or surveys. I liaise directly with buyers, sellers, tenants and solicitors, whether they need to arrange a viewing or get details of a leasehold property. It's my job to try and make sure the auction process runs smoothly for all parties involved.

    Regardless of your enquiry I can either directly help or can make sure that you get speaking to the best person available.

    How long have you worked for Venmores - 18 months

    What do you most enjoy about your job - Interacting with auction clients.

    Contact details - 0151 236 6746 / r.fletcher@venmores.co.uk

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    9
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    Liverpool
    L2 2SH

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    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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