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Why Use Auction House East Anglia?
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    Market position

    Auction House East Anglia are firmly established as East Anglia's no.1 property auctioneers (based on lots sold) and we sell over 80% of lot entries in our local auctions. We hold regular auctions in Norfolk and Suffolk and Cambridgeshire and have offices in Norwich, Kings Lynn, Peterborough and Ipswich.

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    Trusted Brand
    Auction House East Anglia is part of the Auction House UK group of 40 regional auction rooms covering England, Scotland and Wales; the network sells more properties 'under-the-hammer' that any other auctioneer and are multi award winners.
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    More auctions
    Auction House East Anglia hold 7 regional auctions per year, providing sellers short sale lead in times and more opportunity to sell, as well as weekly national auctions.
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    Expert property auctioneers
    Auction House East Anglia is directed by Bryan Baxter as its resident auctioneer. Bryan's team is highly skilled and knowledgeable, ensuring that accurate advice is provided to sellers around Reserve and Guide Price setting. Bryan is also a regular 'celebrity' auctioneer featuring on the TV program Homes Under The Hammer.
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    Types of property we sell
    We sell residential and commercial property and land, including land and tenanted investments.
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    Help & advice
    Friendly free advice without obligation and that includes auction valuations. We visit all properties when providing advice this ensures accuracy
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    Open House Viewings
    We organise attend three to four viewing sessions at each property lot entered into auction. This approach ensures we meet prospective buyers and creates the multiple viewing system creates prospective purchaser competition
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    Areas covered
    Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, North Essex and South Lincolnshire
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    Powerful marketing
    In order to get the best price each property needs effective promotion on the market, so we use the major UK property portals and our own auctionhouse.co.uk/estanglia website. Properties are also marketed via local and regional press such as the Eastern Daily Press, the Peterborough Telegraph, Your Local Paper and the East Anglian Daily Times
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    Choice of auction method

    Auction House East Anglia provides non-conditional (immediate exchange) local and online auctions and conditional (flexible exchange) online auctions. The auction team will provide advice on the most suitable method of auction for your property or land.

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Reasons to SELL by auction
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    Speed
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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 is on average eight weeks (can take as little as four weeks).

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    Success
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    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.

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    Legal and Binding
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    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.

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    Marketing
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    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 and 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.

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    Open House Viewings
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    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.

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    Competitive Bidding
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    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 immediately.

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    Best Price
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    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.

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    Set Price
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    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.

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    Timescale
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    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.

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    Continued Income
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    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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Reasons to BUY at auction
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    Bargains
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    Everyone likes the chance of a bargain, and property auctions are an ideal place to bag a cheap deal. TV programmes, such as Homes under the Hammer, demonstrate why the public is attracted to the auction process.

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    Success
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    Once that hammer lands, the property is yours. There won't be anyone backing out of the deal, no risk of gazumping, or the deal falling through due to a chain collapsing. You will avoid the uncertainty that you would get through an estate agent purchase, and the property will normally be yours within 28 days of the auction.

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    Speed
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    There is no quicker way to buy a house. With a fixed timescale known from the beginning, you will normally be completing on your purchase within 28 days of the auction. You will know how long you have to carry out any inspections or paperwork enquired, with no risk of missing out of the purchase.

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    Opportunity
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    Often, lots up for auction offer the prospect of adding value to the property through improvements, change of use (subject to planning permission), or conversion to suit your needs and requirements. This can help to generate higher resale profits, and for buyers looking for these types of property, auction is the best option.

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    No Surprises
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    Auction House, along with sellers' solicitors, aim to provide all relevant documentation prior to auction. This includes information such as searches, title deeds, leases for tenanted property, as well as any relevant planning permissions. Legal packs are published online and are made available to download free of charge.

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    Fair Chance
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    There is a level playing field when buying at auction, everyone has their opportunity to place their bids, rather than a first come first served environment which is common with estate agents. However, if you are very keen on a particular lot, you can put in a pre-auction bid, which would need to be very strong and at a level that might not be reached with competitive bidding in the auction room.

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    Competitive Bidding
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    With auction, you only need to stay one bid ahead of your competitors and reach the reserve price to be successful. When bidding against other interested parties, you can gain the reassurance that others share the same opinion of the property's value, and you can also be in with the chance of having the winning bid at a far lower price than you anticipated, and lower than you would have paid by other means such as buying through an estate agent.

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    Immediate Income
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    If you are a property investor looking for buy to let houses, we sell a large number of tenanted stock, which mean you will start to receive rental income right from the day of legal completion. All the legal benefits of the tenancy agreement will pass over to you along with the responsibilities.
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Meet Our Team
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    Auction House East Anglia

    Auction House East Anglia draws entries from a wide geographical area and is supported by a number of city, market and coastal town Partner Agents who provide entries and assist with viewings.

    Auction House East Anglia operates from offices in Norwich, Kings Lynn, Peterborough and Ipswich and sells a wide variety of property types covering 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 Formal or Informal Tender, Invited Offer, Private Treaty or Auction (Immediate of Flexible Exchange).

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    Bryan Baxter
    Director/Auctioneer

    Bryan is the most experienced and best known auctioneer in the region. He also travels widely to preside over auctions in other parts of the country. He has over 40 years estate agency experience with small firms, multi-branch independents and corporate agencies. Bryan is a co-founder of Auction House UK and at the forefront of its growth and development.
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    Robert Hurst
    Auction Surveyor

    Robert is a graduate of the University of Reading and a qualified Chartered Surveyor. He spent a number of years working for a well-known firm of international property consultants, before returning to his roots in Norfolk
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    Chris Bailey
    Office Manager/Auctioneer
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    Mark Willett
    Regional Manager (Suffolk & North Essex)

    Born and educated in Ipswich, Mark has well over 35 years property sales experience with corporate and independent estate agents. Since 2009 he has worked in the Auctions arena valuing and selling residential, commercial, land and investment Lots for public authorities, institutions, plc's, solicitors and many private individuals. A committed professional, Mark provides an effective and efficient service always aiming to achieve maximum value for his clients. Mark is a former rugby player who represented Ipswich, Suffolk and Eastern Counties (although in his somewhat younger days!) and is now a keen golfer and member at Hintlesham GC. Also on occasion he can be found on the terraces at Portman Road, although best only approached if the result has gone the right way!
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    Gary Davison
    Regional Manager (Peterborough & Kings Lynn)

    Gary joined Auction House in June 2015, he brings with him 38 years experience in the property market in East Anglia. Gary has been managing branches since 1989. He is married with two children.
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    Mark Upston
    Area Manager (Kings Lynn & West Norfolk)
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    Jenny Austen
    Business Development Manager
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    Elaine Barnes
    Auction Co-Ordinator

    Following a wide and varied secretarial career including estate agency, Elaine joined Auction House in 2003 as Auction Secretary/Administrator. Since then she has assisted in the growth of Auction House in a variety of roles. Elaine is well respected by the buyers, sellers and solicitors who attend the auctions.
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    Tess Webb
    Auction Co-Ordinator
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    Amanda Kemp
    Auction Co-Ordinator
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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, East Anglia on 01603 505100.