Your Local Property Auctions Specialist
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    About us

    Auction House Birmingham and Black Country, is part of Auction House UK, The Country's No 1 Residential Auctioneer, with over 25 years experience of the Midlands property market.

    With a success rate of over 90% over the last 3 years, we offer professional guidance to sellers of all sorts of property, from family homes, probate cases, land with or without planning permission and all sorts of commercial property. We are noted for consistently exceeding our client's expectations.

    Covering Greater Birmingham and South Staffordshire as well as the Black Country Towns of Wolverhampton, West Bromwich and Dudley, we are particularly strong in Walsall, Pelsall, Rushall, Aldridge, Brownhills and Great Barr.

    Our traditional Auctions, conveniently held in the evening, take place six times a year at Walsall's Banks's Stadium and put motivated sellers and buyers together in one room and result in contracts being exchanged on the night.

    Our tie up with Auction House UK, as well as many local estate agents, including our sister companies Edwards Moore, The Estate Agency and Edwards Moore Residential Lettings, gives us extensive coverage for your property, both locally, regionally and nationally, often bringing buyers in from well outside our Midland base.

    As members of the Guild of Professional Estate Agents as well as the NAEA, ARLA and the Ombudsman Scheme, we strive to offer the highest levels of customer service and professional advice.

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    Auction House Birmingham

    Consistently Delivering Quality Service and

    Exceptional Results, For People Just Like You

    For a free no obligation valuation call us on 0121 289 3838 or email us at birmingham@auctionhouse.co.uk

    Please take time to visit our web site to check out our results and testimonials.


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Why choose Auction House?
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    There are so many reasons why Auction House Birmingham & Black Country has become the popular choice for selling and buying at Auction. 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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    We are local, well known, trusted and respected in the area

    Edwards Moore, The Estate Agency was established in 1991 and have been conducting successful auctions for over 20 years. Our auction team lives locally, knows the area, has a wealth of knowledge and numerous contacts. We joined the Auction House network in 2011 and you can therefore 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 Birmingham & Black Country also has an extensive register of active buyers'

    Our auctioneer knows your area and will visit your property to provide an on-site appraisal

    Sellers need to be very wary of auctioneers who don't attend and inspect their property before giving advice on Guide Prices and Reserves. Auction House Birmingham & Black Country 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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    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 auctions. Auction House Birmingham & Black Country are the acknowledged experts in the field and a logical first choice.

    'Property sells for more money close 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'

    Strong local, regional and national presence

    Auction House Birmingham & Black Country is geared up to sell local property to local, regional and national buyers. We operate 6 auctions per year, putting motivated sellers and buyers together.

    'Local property should always be sold in regions 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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    We are consistently more successful than other regional and national auctioneers

    Auction House Birmingham & Black Country outperforms other auctioneers, our 2011 success rate of over 90% (January - December) is almost 20% ahead of the national auctions average.

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

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    Heavyweight well targeted marketing and open house viewings are part of a proven success formula

    Auction House Birmingham & Black Country delivers success using a powerful package of local, regional and national marketing and promotion. We combine our specialist local knowledge with regional promotion and extensive national brand publicity to generate competitive bidding in our auction room. We encourage telephone and proxy bids, and wherever possible website viewing of our auctions.

    'We like their marketing approach their newsletters and the easy access they provide to legal packs and planning information. I think they are very professional and helpful to buyers'

    So why are we first choice for selling by Auction?

    Respected •Trusted • Well Known • Local Knowledge • National Strength • Regular Auctions • Superb Venue • Heavyweight Advertising Campaigns • Open House Viewings • Two Town Centre Offices • 90% plus Success Rate • Above Average Prices Achieved • Immediate Exchange of Contracts • Completion in 28 Days

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Buyers 10 Steps to Auction Success
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    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.


    View a Catalogue
    • View the electronic catalogue on our website or ask for the printed version; we can mail it to you or you can pick one up from our office.
    • 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 Day Viewing
    • Try to visit the property on it's first open day. 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 Day to Talk 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.


    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.


    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 remainder of the purchase price and fees 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.


    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.
    • 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 either your hand or a catalogue.
    • 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 and sign a memorandum of sale.
    • Make sure you have forms of ID with you:
      • either a passport or driving license and
      • a utility bill
    • 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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    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      All staff were courteous and approachable
      Chris Edwards and Matthew Moore provided sound advice concerning the sale and we opted for auction, which was a first for us. Throughout the whole process the service provided was professional and went without any complications. All staff were courteous and approachable. The sale went to plan and we were pleased with the outcome. I would use this firm again and recommend them to any prospective vendor.  Mr Craig - Stonnall Road
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      ended up with a few thousand more in my pocket
      Dilemma - private sale or auction? Sound advice received all through the process and ended up with a few thousand more in my pocket as a result. Smooth process, all viewings handled and a great outcome - thanks.  Richard - Lonsdale Road
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      professional and efficient
      Sale by public auction was recommended and the property was successfully sold within the guide price. Throughout the whole process the service provided was professional and efficient. All staff were courteous and approachable. There was no complications, everything went through smoothly. I would certainly use this firm again and recommend them to any prospective vendor.  Pam - Thames Road
    • Seller Testimonial

      I would not hesitate to use them again
      I recently appointed Edwards Moore estate agents to sell my property via their auction. Everything prior to the auction, and up to the point of completion went without any complications. Their staff were friendly, helpful and professional at all times, I would not hesitate to use them again in the future and would certainly recommend them.  Angela - Butts Road
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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 Birmingham & Black Country, Aldridge., Aldridge on 0121 289 3838.